Ms. Stainsby serves as the Division Director of the National Preparedness Assessment Division (NPAD) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Ms. Stainsby provides oversight and strategic direction for the development of national-level projects including the annual National Preparedness Report; state, urban area and national risk and capability assessments; agency-wide performance management initiatives; and grant performance measures and metrics. Previously she was Branch Chief for the Assessments and Analytics Branch of the NPAD, where she established assessment methodologies, streamlined data collection and analysis efforts, and supervised the development of policies, guidance, and grant metrics. Ms. Stainsby also served as the Program Manager for FEMAs lessons learned and continuous improvement program, where lessons learned from FEMAs real-world incident activation and preparedness exercises are incorporated into plans, policies, and directives. Ms. Stainsby earned a M.Sc. in theory and history of international relations from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in political science from Millikin University.