The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative

Corinne Bartshire

Project Manager, Resilience and Recovery

Corinne Bartshire AICP, CFM is the Resilience and Recovery Project Manager for the Bay Area UASI. Her responsibilities include oversight and direction of projects designed to improve the Bay Area’s resilience and recovery planning. She brings national experiences in all hazards planning, exercise design, and stakeholder group facilitation. Corinne has established working relationships within the Bay Area and state emergency management community.
She holds a bachelors degree in environmental resources and science from UC Davis and a masters degree in city and regional planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Corinne currently serves as the Vice President for the California Emergency Services Association Coastal Chapter, is a Certified Floodplain Manager, and member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Corinne joins the UASI from an 8 year tenure at Dewberry, a primary disaster response contractor for FEMA and esteemed emergency management consulting firm which has served FEMA programs for more than 50 years. As an emergency management consultant, she managed the development of local and state hazard mitigation plans, HSEEP compliant exercises, and conducted comprehensive strategic planning processes. She worked with the State of South Dakota to develop an All Hazards Risk Assessment prior to the issuance of the Department of Homeland Security requirement for Threats and Hazards Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs). She has followed and actively worked with the THIRA requirements since their inception, including the recent development of a local THIRA for the City of Palo Alto. At Dewberry, Corinne was selected among her colleagues to participate in Dewberry’s internal Emerging Leaders Program and was awarded the CEO Award for her leadership.