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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Alex Amparo

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters Board Member

Mr. Alex Amparo’s public service career spans over 18 years at the Federal and State levels. Mr. Amparo assumed his current position as Deputy Assistant Administrator for FEMA’s Recovery Directorate in September, 2011. As such, he oversees the implementation of federally mandated programs designed to assist both individual disaster survivors and community recovery efforts for the United States and its territories.

These programs constitute the majority of Federal funding (through FEMA) directly addressing impacts of disasters on individuals and communities. Further, Mr. Amparo plays a critical role in ongoing efforts to strengthen disaster recovery resiliency and develop partnerships across the Federal, State/Tribal, community, non- governmental, faith-based and voluntary agency levels.

From March, 2010 through September 2011, Mr. Amparo served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Response and Recovery. In this role, he was instrumental
Photograph of Alex Amparo
in negotiating national partnerships, integrating activities and improving efficiency by supporting the realignment of responsibilities among FEMA directorates as part of the Strategic Integration Group.

From 1999 through 2010, Mr. Amparo served as the Director of Emergency Management for the Florida Commission on Community Service. As a member of the State Emergency Response Team, he held leadership positions in over 60 State Emergencies including the response and recovery efforts of 22 major presidentially declared disasters. During this time, Mr. Amparo led the expansion of Florida’s State Emergency Response Team through formalized agreements and creative partnerships with voluntary, faith-based and non- government organizations. Mr. Amparo was also deployed to disaster activations in six other states and territories through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

Prior to his position as Director of Emergency Management for the Florida Commission on Community Service, Mr. Amparo worked as a senior staff member of the late Governor Lawton Chiles, and for the Florida Division of Emergency Management in the Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs.

Mr. Amparo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Multinational Business from Florida State University and a Masters in Business Administration from California State University.

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD)

  • This page last reviewed: September 23, 2014