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…

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…

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…

Juliette Kayyem

Belfer Lecturer
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, International Security

Juliette Kayyem has spent over 15 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. She is the founder of Kayyem Solutions, LLC, providing strategic advice in technology, risk management, mega-event planning and more. Currently, Kayyem serves as the Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is an on-air security analyst for CNN and hosts a…

Eric J. McNulty, MA 

Associate Director
HSPH, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

Mr. McNulty 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. He holds and appointment with…

Peter V. Neffenger 

Distinguished Senior Fellow
HSPH, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

Mr. 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

Chris Robichaud

Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Dr. Chris Robichaud is Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He received his doctorate in philosophy from MIT. His work focuses on areas in ethics, political philosophy, and social epistemology. Dr. Robichaud has been a member of the faculty since 2006. He also teaches at the Harvard Extension School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Previously, he has taught philosophy courses at…