Serving as Program Manager of a variety of grant programs for clients across North America, Ms. Guessfeld has refined her experience over the past 11 years. That experience includes managing federal grants in the public sector along with with three years of experience in nonprofit electrical utility administration. Ms. Guessfeld specializes in policy interpretation, budget prioritization and program compliance.
Ms. Guessfeld’s experience in the public sector provided her with exceptional subject matter expertise and knowledge of the FEMA Public Assistance Program. Additionally, she served as an integral part of the emergency response unit at the Louisiana GOHSEP Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for many large-scale multi-billion dollar disasters impacting Louisiana.
As Assistant Section Chief of the Grants Administration section at Louisiana GOHSEP, Katie’s oversight of more than $15 Billion in federal grants helped to pave the way for Louisiana be a reliable model for other states to design, implement and refine disaster recovery grant administration and reimbursement programs.
Ms. Guessfeld was part of a national emergency management assistance compact (EMAC) mission where Louisiana GOHSEP provided New Jersey Office of Emergency Management with a team of subject matter experts following Superstorm Sandy. Their purpose was to aid in establishing and implementing comprehensive, compliant grant reimbursement review processes and procedures.
Her private sector experience included knowledge and experience with Rural Utility Services funding for electrical cooperatives, along with many other federal funding sources.
Katie, along with the rest of the Emergent team of grant administration experts, is currently providing grant application development and other grant management services for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other infrastructure bill programs available to both government and private organizations.