Mona Lisa Bontty – A Comforting Smile Behind Disaster Response in SoCal

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Mona Lisa Bontty serves as the Southern Regional Administrator, which includes managing emergency management and response operations in a region that spans 11 Counties, nearly 65,000 miles and serves a population of over 21,000,000 residents.

In this episode (#11) Mona talks about the challenges of managing emergency response in a region as large and diverse as hers. She also talks candidly about her unique ability to relate to citizens with Access and Functional Needs due to her own AFN connection.

Since her appointment as Regional Administrator in August 2013, Mona has overseen response to various emergencies including fires, earthquakes, floods, drought, a terrorist attack, oil spills and wind events.
Mona has over 24 years of experience in state service including positions with various leadership roles in environmental mitigation and remediation of hazardous cleanup sites, community engagement and leading strategic planning for operational initiatives. She is a certified Emergency Manager with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and a UCLA undergraduate degree in Psychology.

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Mona Lisa Bontty in the Studio with Host Shawn Boyd

Related Links:

http://caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/regional-operations/southern-region

http://caloes.ca.gov/Cal-OES-Divisions/Regional-Operations

http://caloes.ca.gov/Cal-OES-Divisions/Warning-Center

Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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