Leadership and Staff

Our Co-Directors

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

David Gergen is a Professor of Public Service and Co-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
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

Barry C. Dorn is the Associate Director for 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

Regina Jungbluth
is the Managing Director for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and the Program for Healthcare Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Prior to this position she served as the program manager. She oversees all programmatic responsibilities of the multi-million dollar sponsored award – NPLI – as well as several other sponsored initiatives and individual trainings and is responsible for business development of the program. Ms. Jungbluth also conducts the recruitment for the NPLI executive education class. She has more than 15 years experience in program management and business development.

Eric J. McNulty serves as Director of Research and Professional Programs 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.

Rich Serino is a Distinguished Visiting 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