July 12, 2022
C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C. is pleased to welcome Tonia Bergeron, PMP, CFM, LEM, into the Fenstermaker fold. Tonia will add her advanced skills in hazard mitigation and grants management to the Louisiana team as Grants Manager.
Prior to joining Fenstermaker, Tonia spent ten years with GOHSEP, building an impressive career that specialized in the full hazard mitigation grants management cycle – from application development to close out, a process which can take years to complete. Tonia has also worked for FEMA as their Branch Manager for HMA at the LRO in Louisiana for Region VI, as well as a contractor for HMA projects for Puerto Rico.
Tonia has a deep understanding of the hazard mitigation process and is passionate about her work – which ultimately benefits the victims of ecological disasters and their communities. Her work in hazard mitigation, project, floodplain, and emergency management, and familiarity with EHP (Environmental and Historic Preservation) law brings a unique set of skills to the Baton Rouge team under Grants Manager, Gary O’Neal, CFM.
Gary has this to say about Tonia: “Tonia has been a fantastic addition to our Grants Team here at Fenstermaker. There are relatively few people in the Grants space that have experience at the Federal, State and Contractor levels. Tonia couples all three with an attention to detail and an ability to connect with our clients in a way that really epitomizes our Customer Obsessed core value. We are fortunate to have her skill set, and our clients have already begun to benefit from her knowledge and skill.”
It was during her years at GOHSEP that Tonia met and worked with Gary and fellow team member, Robert Leslie Jr, PE, CFM. Years later, Gary would recruit Tonia to her current position.
In addition to over 16 years of experience, Tonia holds Technical degrees from South Louisiana Community College and the Associated Builders and Contractors.
When she’s not hard at work, Tonia loves to travel with her “traveling buddy” sister – often visiting New York City once a year, along with other exciting destinations. She’s also an avid reader, swimmer, and loves to shop. She enjoys spending time with her growing family of husband, two grown children, and three young grandchildren.
Welcome to the team, Tonia!
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