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David Mazzuca

Former Assistant Director for Housing Recovery , Sandy Recovery Division , State of New Jersey

Instructor , National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) , The Earth Institute

Variable Hours Officer , National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) , The Earth Institute

National Center for Disaster Preparedness
215 West 125th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY 10027
USA

BIOGRAPHY: David Mazzuca is an instructor at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He teaches a series of courses on whole community disaster recovery designed for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) jurisdictions in order to foster, sustain, and coordinate delivery of applicable capabilities across all levels of government. From 2015 to 2019, he served as Assistant Director for Housing Recovery with New Jersey’s Sandy Recovery Division in Trenton, New Jersey. In that role, he was responsible for administering the delivery of New Jersey's post-Sandy housing restoration grant programs; $1.4 billion in federal funds serving approximately 8,000 applicants.

Preceding his tenure with the State of New Jersey, he served as an economic development fellow with the City of New York. His previous professional experience includes IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) in London, United Kingdom and BAE Systems’ U.S. government services practice in Arlington, Virginia. He was a 2018 Marshall Memorial Fellow.

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