Samantha Brann

Branch Chief, Nation Preparedness Program, Individual & Community Preparedness Division, FEMA

Samantha Brann

Samantha Brann is the Branch Chief for the National Preparedness Program in the Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In her role, she oversees the development and implementation of programs that partner at all levels of government, the private sector, and community organizations to increase preparedness and encourage the development of disaster resilience across the nation.


Brann joined FEMA in 2021 after nearly 15 years of emergency management and public health emergency preparedness and response experience at the local government and non-governmental organization level. In her previous role as the Community Engagement Manager with Arlington County Emergency Management, Arlington, Va., Brann paired innovation with community-based engagement projects focused on the most underserved community members.


Brann earned a BA from Keene State College, N.H., and a Master of Science, Law focused on Homeland Security and Crisis Management from the University of Baltimore Francis King Carey School of Law.


Brann is an avid cyclist and can be found exploring trails, gravel roads, and nearby sights on her bicycle in her spare time. She serves on the Board of Directors for Phoenix Bikes, a nonprofit bike shop with a mission to educate youth, promote cycling, and build community.