Roy has been a Senior Emergency Manager at FEMA since 2011, starting as Director of the National Disaster Housing Task Force. He advanced during his time within the agency as key adviser, directing the implementation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework, establishing the Recovery Support Function Leadership Group, and leading disaster field operations with innovative housing solutions and technology tools.
Prior to that, he served in senior leadership roles within the Florida Division of Emergency Management, including Deputy Bureau Chief of Response, Regional Coordination Team Leader, Team Leader of a deployed State Management Team, and Disaster Housing Chief for the 2004-05 hurricanes that impacted the gulf coast.
Among his extensive list of qualifications, some of the most impactful are:
16+ years in project management and public affairs leadership in multiple gulf states
Vast experience dealing with communities and survivors since 2004, in multiple areas of response, including housing, debris, damage assessment and impact analysis, as well as state and federal response
Active deployments during multiple disasters, including 2004-05 Florida hurricanes, Sandy, Irma, Katrina, as well as Deep Water Horizon and the Haiti earthquake to name a few
Development of efficiency's and cost savings in multiple areas of states’ emergency management organizations in terms of time and money
Success in collaborating with federal, state and local government agencies, public officials and diverse media contacts
Extensive coordination with NGO and private sector organizations
Innovation in developing technology solutions for disaster, response and recovery
Recognized national expert in disaster housing solutions
Proven track record in developing highly effective teams