Leadership and Staff

Our Co-Directors

David Gergen, LL.B
Co-Principal Investigator & Co-Director, NPLI
Professor of Public Service, Harvard Kennedy School
Faculty Director, Center for Public Leadership

 

David Gergen is a Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership. Over the past three decades, he has served as a White House advisor to four presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. In the mid-1980s, he began a career in journalism, becoming editor of U.S. News & World Report. He joined the Kennedy School faculty in January 1999, while remaining editor at large for U.S. News and a frequent television analyst. In the fall of 2000 he published a best-seller, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton.  Read full bio on Mr. Gergen

Leonard J. Marcus, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator & Co-Director, NPLI
Lecturer on Public Health Practice, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director, Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

 

Dr. Marcus is founding Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a collaborative effort of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (HKSG), developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House, and the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense. In recent years, Marcus’ research, teaching, and consultation have played a key role in national and international terrorism preparedness and emergency response. He is also founding Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and serves as Lecturer on Public Health Practice and Director, Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at HSPH. He is considered a pioneer in the field of health care negotiation and conflict resolution. Read full bio on Dr. Marcus


Our People

Gregory Ciottone is Director, Medical Preparedness for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He is also an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is the Director of the Division of Disaster Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he works clinically in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  Read full bio on Dr. Ciottone

Barry C. Dorn, M.D., M.H.C.M. is a Senior Advisor the NPLI and the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He is also an Instructor in Public Health Practice at HSPH as well as a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Dorn practiced at Excel Orthopedic Specialists, retiring from medical practice in 2007.  He is among the leaders in the development of the health care negotiation and conflict resolution field. Read full bio on Dr. Dorn

Lisa Flynn, J.D., M.P.H. is a Research Assistant at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. Ms. Flynn has worked on numerous research projects related to swarm leadership, cognitive aspects of leadership, and understanding the leadership challenges of extended civil unrest.  She is a graduate of Suffolk Law School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Ms. Flynn briefly practiced law before moving into the public health and crisis leadership arena. She  has also worked in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham.

 

Joseph M. Henderson, BSHRM, MPA is a Distinguished Senior Fellow for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. In this role he focuses on the development of crisis leadership and navigating complex systems utilizing the Meta-Leadership Framework.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Henderson served as a Senior Advisor with Deloitte Consulting advising their leadership solutions group.  In February 2018, he retired from the U.S. Government following 33 years of public service. Read full bio on Mr. Henderson

Regina Jungbluth, ALM is the Managing Director for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. She is responsible for program development, program management, serves as the finance manager, and oversees all program administration.  Ms. Jungbluth also conducts the recruitment for the residential leadership training programs. She has more than 15 years experience in program strategy and management as well as business development. She has a Masters Degree from Harvard University.

Eric J. McNulty, M.A. serves as Associate Director for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He is responsible for research and writing relating to leaders and leadership in the high stakes, high pressure situations typically faced by those charged with preparedness and response. He is a former editor at large and director of conferences at Harvard Business Publishing. He has written for Harvard Business Review and other leading publications. Read full bio on Mr. McNulty

Andrew Schwartz is the staff assistant for the NPLI and the Program for Healthcare Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

Richard Serino is a Distinguished Senior Fellow for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. The Hon. Richard Serino spent more than forty years in public service. During that time he provided extensive leadership on emergency management, emergency medical and homeland security at local, state, federal and international levels. Read full bio on Mr. Serino