Teresa Morales is a senior manager at HORNE where she specializes in recovery and mitigation program design and grant compliance. She works with clients to develop need-based recovery and mitigation action plans, and she aligns funding strategy to high-impact projects that mitigate loss from future natural hazard events. Teresa has worked in grant compliance with some of the largest CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT grantees in HUD history including Texas, New York, and Puerto Rico.
Her program planning experience includes leading the development of the $8.35 billion Puerto Rico CDGB-MIT Action Plan, and she supported the Texas Direct Housing Assistance Playbook (FEMA), the $1.5 billion Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Recovery Action Plan, the $64 million South Carolina 2015 Flood Recovery Action Plan, the $66 million City of Houston 2016 Flood Recovery Action Plan and major amendments to the Colorado 2013 Floods and Wildfires Action Plan.
Teresa joined the firm in 2014 with prior experience working on CDBG-DR grant recovery for the state of Texas after Hurricanes Dolly and Ike. She began her career in Washington, DC in the U.S. House of Representatives, then as a program analyst for the U.S. Department of State supporting recovery and stabilization operations in conflict areas around the globe.
Teresa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Tech University.