Heather Hilliard, MBA, MHA, CEM, CFM

Heather Hilliard, MBA, MHA, CEM, CFM

Director, Solutions

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Heather serves as Witt O’Brien’s Director of Business Development Solutions, bringing more than two decades of hands-on disaster response experience within government agencies as well as consulting and business development experience working across the Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Environmental Affairs, Public Health/Healthcare, and Operations sectors. She is driven by a passion for assisting clients in continuous improvement and has shown her leadership in delivering billions of dollars in recovery projects across the full range of federal funding programs. She has responded to some of the largest national catastrophes.

She supports Witt O’Brien’s emergency management and government advisory services practice leaders in growing their portfolio of preparedness, response, recovery, and risk mitigation programs, as well as the successful pursuit of large-scale grants management, program management, and staff augmentation contracts. Bringing extensive response and recovery experience, she applies great strengths in assisting Witt O’Brien’s in sustaining continued market leadership.

Heather is nationally recognized as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). She earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Health Administration (MHA) at the University of Pittsburgh, with her Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University. She serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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