Tiana is an Emergency Management Coordinator for the City and County of Denver’s Office of Emergency Management. She leads the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process and multi-discipline regional strategy effort for Denver’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). The UASI Program provides financial assistance to address the unique multi-discipline planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise (POETE) needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas, and to assist these areas in building and sustaining capabilities to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats or acts of terrorism using the Whole Community approach.
Prior to joining Denver OEM, Tiana was a Hazard Mitigation Planner and federal contractor to FEMA, and a Community Planner for the U.S. Department of Transportation. While earning her Master of City Planning degree, she completed work experiences with the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the University of Boston. Prior to graduate school, Tiana was the Boston District Service Department Manager for SimplexGrinnell – a commercial provider of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, security, and other life safety/emergency services. She also served four years on active duty in the U.S. Army as an Air and Missile Defense Officer.
Tiana holds a M.C.P. in Urban and Regional Planning from Boston University, a B.S. in Geospatial Information Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability from Boston University, and an Executive Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.