Emergency Management Coordinator

Nickea Bradley

Emergency Management Coordinator

Nickea Bradley was named Deputy Director for the City of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management in May 2020. In her role as the city’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Bradley oversees the emergency management program for the nation’s fourth-largest city, which includes the coordination of disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery.

Prior to assuming her current role, Bradley served as the Bureau Chief of Long-Term Risk Reduction and State Hazard Mitigation Officer with DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMA). In this role, she oversaw the preparation of plans, applications, proposals and projects required to:

  • Implement the disability integration initiative with inclusive strategies,
  • Protect critical infrastructure from threats and hazards,
  • Spread emergency preparedness through community outreach,
  • Mitigate to reduce risk to the District,
  • Facilitate public-private partnerships to enhance whole community collaboration, and
  • Ensure preparation of District government to utilize continuity of operations.

At both HSEMA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), she has served in numerous emergency response roles including logistics for COVID-19. She has also supported responses for Hurricanes (Joaquin, Jonas and Mathew), Flash Flooding (West Virginia), Avian Flu (Iowa) and major National events such as a Presidential Inauguration, Democratic National Convention, Nuclear Summit, and the 2019 World Series. Additionally, she has presented both domestically and internationally at trainings, workshops and conferences.

She has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Masters’ Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. Additionally, she holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Grants Management certifications.