Anatola Thompson

About Anatola

Anatola Thompson joined Solutient as a Senior Disaster Recovery Manager and now serves Senior Federal Program Funding Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the Solutient Corporation with over 30 years of professional-level experience in federal program management. Ms. Thompson spent over 9 years working for Jefferson Parish as Director of Community Development and Workforce Connection. In this capacity she managed Katrina/Rita Disaster Recovery Program ($50,120,337) under the State of Louisiana for Unincorporated Jefferson Parish, 6 municipalities, 3 area hospitals, and Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission which included over 30 projects involving acquisition, construction of state-of-the- art business incubator, and infrastructure improvements. She had the same responsibilities for the Gustav/Ike Disaster Recovery Program ($27,343,935) which included over 10 projects (demolition, public facilities, and infrastructure improvements).

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Ms. Thompson managed CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs ($25,000,000) including public service activities, infrastructure improvements/additions, public facilities, and housing rehabilitation programs. She also facilitated the Stimulus Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP; $1,400,000 of federal funding and $700,000 of state funding) which leveraged 3 community partners to carry out homeless prevention and rapid re-housing activities for eligible citizens. Through in-house program and partners, over 1,000 citizens received assistance.

Ms. Thompson oversees a staff of transit experts who deliver turnkey grant management, administrative, and project implementation services to local and regional transit authorities and agencies.

Additionally, she oversees a staff of housing specialists who provide day-to-day administrative and management services for the Kenner Housing Authority’s Section 8 program.

Ms. Thompson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting, graduating Cum Laude from Alcorn State University in 1991. She received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Louisiana State University at Shreveport in 2021. She is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and is active in both the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and the Louisiana Floodplain Management Association (LFMA).

Ms. Thompson serves as St. Mary Baptist Church Married Couples Ministry Co-Chairperson and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.