DSI provides personal and individualized consulting services to federal, state and local governments and private non-profit businesses in disaster recovery management for federally declared disasters.
Disaster Scope was initially founded to meet the needs of local governmental and private non-profit agencies in Southern California as they pursued disaster recovery from the Northridge Earthquake and subsequent disasters. Following the devastating hurricanes along the Gulf Coast in 2005, we provided technical and policy support to the federal government, both out of the Joint Field Office in Louisiana and offices in California.
In addition to contributing to the recovery efforts domestically, Disaster Scope assisted the Salvation Army World Service Office in its response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake by providing experienced operations personnel to manage its Transitional Housing Project in Jacmel, Haiti.
We provide assistance to local, state and federal agencies in every stage of disaster recovery from basic grant program application, project development and mitigation to federal policy consultation, negotiation and formal appeals.
Disaster Scope continues to expand its expertise to assist federal, state and local governments and private non-profit institutions. Disaster Scope currently has associates who have extensive disaster recovery expertise, as well as years of experience working in the fields of engineering, architecture, construction and project management.
Graeme Cox, the principal consultant for Disaster Scope, is a registered professional engineer. He has been in the disaster management field since 1994, when he joined the California Office of Emergency Services to help with the recovery from the Northridge Earthquake. Prior to that, Mr. Cox spent over 13 years in the engineering and construction fields, dealing with the design and construction of refineries, hydroelectric, geothermal, photovoltaic and nuclear power plants; industrial and commercial facilities; as well as residential structures.
Diane Cox, the administrative director of Disaster Scope, has a background in developmental psychology and organizational sociology. Ms. Cox has worked in the mental health and education fields and, in addition to providing vision and direction to the firm, contributes resiliency research and development for our clients.
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Diane B. Cox
Graeme R. Cox, P.E.
Registered Professional Engineer
Over 35 years experience: 22 years in disaster management, 13 years in engineering and construction
Extensive background and experience in managing federal and state disaster assistance programs
Proven ability to advocate on behalf of local agencies with federal and state agencies
Strong background and experience in design and construction of industrial, commercial and residential structures
Wide range of federal and state training in areas such as emergency preparedness and planning, Standardized Emergency Management System, disaster recovery and mitigation, public assistance operations, and disaster fraud