NPLI Faculty Visit Singapore

Barry Dorn, Eric McNulty, and Rich Serino traveled to Singapore in late January to conduct a meta-leadership training to help the nation’s military and civilian agencies better coordinate and collaborate on preparedness and response issues. A publication of the Singapore Ministry of Defence described it this way: To help senior officers from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and various Government agencies come up with swift and effective inter-agency responses to…

Leaders in Cohort XIV are Off and Running

Fifty senior professionals from across the public, private, and non-profit sectors gathered in Cambridge last week for the opening session of NPLI Cohort XIV program on crisis leadership. The week began with the naming of Alice Hill (Cohort VIII, at right with Dr. Lenny Marcus) of the White House National Security Council Resilience Policy Directorate as Meta-Leader of the Year 2015 for her work with President Obama on climate change.…

Congratulations, Cohort XIII

NPLI Cohort XIII is complete. The concluding session included sessions with NPLI founding co-director and former Presidential Advisor David Gergen, US Secret Service Director (ret,) Julia Pierson (Cohort XI), General (ret.) Charles Jacoby, and ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Richard Besser (Cohort II) A series of impressive meta-leadership team presentations included how to better incorporate accurate science into preparedness and response decision making; increasing public awareness and use…

Cohort XIII Tackles Tough Leadership Challenges

NPLI Cohort XIII returns to Cambridge this week to present the results of their team projects. Each team selected a real-world problem with leadership dimensions and worked for six months to improve the situation, increase knowledge, and boost connectivity. Cohort XIII’s projects ranged from exploring how to improve communication with the public in the face of an infectious disease outbreak to helping cities hosting major sporting events or National Special…

NPLI Alums Lead “Stop the Bleed”

On October 6, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign was launched at a White House event attended by some 200 invited participants. According to a White House press release, the purpose of the campaign is “to provide people with the tools to stop life threatening bleeding in the event of an emergency.” The Bystander: Stop the Bleed Forum was introduced by Alice Hill (NPLI Cohort VIII), Senior Director for Resilience Policy,…

Brinsfield Named Assistant Secretary at DHS

President Obama has named Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield (Cohort I) to be Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She had been serving in this role in an acting capacity since 2013. Brinsfield has served at DHS since 2008 after a career at the Boston Public Health Commission. She also served as Director of Medical Preparedness Policy as part of the National…

Cohort XII is Off and Running

Fifty leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sector gathered in Cambridge for the opening session of the NPLI’s Cohort XII. Participants explored meta-leadership through discussions, case studies, and presentations from guest speakers including US Coast Guard Commandant (ret) Thad Allen, former CBS News President Andrew Heyward, US Coast Guard Rear Admiral (ret) Mary Landry (Cohort VI), former US State Department Special Envoy to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith, and former…

Richard Serino Joins NPLI Faculty

Richard Serino (Cohort I), former Deputy Administrator of FEMA and Chief of Boston EMS, has joined the NPLI faculty as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow. In this role he will participate in the NPLI’s education and research initiatives. Serino brings more than 40 years of experience in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery as well as mass casualty incidents and leadership and innovation in government. He has received more than thirty-five local,…

NPLI and Ebola

Leadership of the response to Ebola by and in the United States has been in the spotlight in Congress, the media, and kitchen tables across the country. Alumni of the NPLI are on the front lines of the response from West Africa to Boston, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and beyond. NPLI faculty have embarked on a series of interviews with alumni at the CDC and other officials at involved agencies to…

Goralnick, Marcus speak at Summit on Hospital Shooters

On April 11 Dr. Eric Goralnick, NPLI faculty member and medical director of emergency preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, along with Dr. Leonard Marcus, NPLI founding co-director, led a panel discussion as part of the first national symposium on response to an active shooter in a hospital or health care setting. The symposium was hosted by Johns Hopkins public health and emergency preparedness experts: Symposium organizers note…