Leadership and Faculty

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

 

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

 

Peter V. Neffenger is a Distinguished Senior Fellow for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He was appointed in 2015 by President Obama to lead the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a position he held until January 2017. Prior to this he enjoyed a distinguished 34-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as the 29th Vice Commandant, the head of Coast Guard global operations. Read full bio on Mr. Neffenger

 

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

 

 

Brian R. Spisak, PhD is a Research Associate for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He researches the biological and cultural evolution of leadership as well as the emerging topic of machine learning and leadership. He applies his work to issues relevant in business and society, including innovation, sustainability, and the alignment of operational behavior with strategic goals. His work is published in leading outlets including Academy of Management Review and The Leadership Quarterly. Read full bio on Dr. Spisak 

 

Program Faculty

Led by full-time Harvard University faculty, practitioners, and subject matter experts our faculty combines real-world, practical expertise with current research and theory to provide participants with new ways to consider and approach workable solutions to face their leadership challenges.

Allen,Thad, Guest Speaker

Bazerman, Max, HKS faculty

Besser, Rich, Guest Speaker

Blendon, Robert, HSPH faculty

Born, Dana, HKS faculty

Goralnick, Eric, Guest Lecturer

Heyward, Andrew, Guest Speaker

Kayyem, Juliette, HKS faculty

Klain, Ron, Guest Speaker 

McKinney, Suzet, Instructor

Olsen, Matt, Guest Speaker

Pandith, Farah, Guest Speaker

Pierson, Julia, Guest Speaker

Robichaud, Christopher, HKS faculty

Salesses, Robert, Guest Speaker

Swidey, Neil, Guest Speaker