David Gergen, LL.B

Co-Principal Investigator & Co-Director, NPLI
Harvard Kennedy School, Center for Public Leadership

Mr. Gergen serves as a Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He is a professor of public service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, positions he has held for over a decade. In addition, he serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and works actively with a rising generation of new leaders. In the past, he has served as a…

Leonard J. Marcus, PhD

Founding Co-Director, NPLI
HSPH, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

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 Kennedy School (HKS), Center for Public Leadership 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…

Max Bazerman

Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School

In addition to being the Straus Professor at the Harvard Business School, Max is formally affiliated with the Kennedy School of Government, the Psychology Department, and the Program on Negotiation. Max’s research focuses on decision making, negotiation, and ethics. He is the author, co‐author, or co‐editor of nineteen books (including Blind Spots [with Ann Tenbrunsel], Princeton University Press, 2011) and over 200 research articles and chapters. He is a member…

Kellie Bentz

Affiliate Faculty
HSPH, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

Kellie joined Airbnb in May of 2015 to lead their Global Disaster Response and Relief efforts. In this role, Kellie works across the enterprise to respond to crises and disasters that impact the Airbnb community that includes over 6 million hosts in 191 cities globally. Since starting with Airbnb, Kellie has led responses ranging from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico to the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe and the…

Dana Born

Lecturer Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Dana Born is Faculty Chair, Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program; Faculty Advisor, Black Family Fellowship; Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to coming to Harvard, from 2004-2013, she served two terms as the President appointed dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy where she was also a…

Gregory Ciottone, MD, FACEP, FFSEM

Director, Medical Preparedness
HSPH, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

Dr. Ciottone is an emergency physician and the President of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine. He is the Founding Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fellowship in Disaster Medicine, as well as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). Dr. Ciottone…

Darrell Darnell

Affiliate Faculty
HSPH, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

Darrell Darnell is an affiliate faculty member of the NPLI team. He is a homeland security and emergency management subject matter expert experienced in implementing, directing and managing homeland security, emergency preparedness, business continuity, and campus safety and security programs. He has served in senior positions within the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security,  the White House National Security Staff, and was the first Director for the District of…

Barry C. Dorn, MD, MHCM 

Senior Advisor
HSPH, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

Dr. Dorn is Senior Advisor the NPLI and the Program for Health Care Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, an Instructor in Public Health Practice at HSPH, and 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.

Andrew Heyward

Guest Lecturer

Andrew Heyward is a nationally known news executive and expert on the changing media landscape. He helps media companies transform their businesses to drive growth and revenue in an age of rapid and disruptive evolution. As a principal in the boutique strategy firm MarketspaceNext LLC; in his own practice, Heyward Advisory LLC; and as a senior adviser to Monitor Group, Heyward works with blue-chip television, newspaper, magazine, marketing and institutional…

Joseph M. Henderson, BSHRM, MPA 

Distinguished Senior Fellow
HSPH, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

As a Distinguished Senior Fellow for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Mr. Henderson 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. As a member of the Senior Executive…