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Distinguished Senior Fellows

An appointment as a Global Resilience Institute (GRI) Distinguished Senior Fellow (DSF) is offered to exceptional resilience practitioners from both the public and private sectors. GRI’s objective is to help advance preparedness at multiple levels to effectively respond to slowly emerging disruptions and sudden disasters, both human-made and naturally-occurring. DSFs provide strategic advice to GRI as it leads an interdisciplinary effort to advance resilience-related initiatives on a global scale. Serving as a GRI Distinguished Senior Fellow signals support for and engagement with the Institute’s efforts to develop and deploy practical and innovative tools, applications, and skills that drive social and technical changes which strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, systems and networks to adapt to an increasingly turbulent world.

Mel Bernstein

Mel Bernstein

Chief Operating Officer & Distinguished Senior Fellow
Najib Abboud

Najib Abboud

Senior Principal & Weidlinger Applied Science Practice Leader
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Donald Bliss

NFPA Vice President-Field Operations
harold brooks

Harold Brooks

Former SVP-International Operations, Red Cross
Julia Byers

Julia Byers

Professor Emerita, Lesley University
Debra Durham

Debra Durham

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Aveshka, Inc

Edward Emmet

Professor at Rice University
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Charles Jacoby, Jr.

Partner and SVC-Capitol Peak Asset Management

Gil Kerlikowske

Former Commissioner-U.S. CBP
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Warren Edwards

Distinguished Senior Fellow
Dick Lake

Dick Lake

VP, Security Services - Booz Allen Hamilton
(4x5) Michael Lehnert

Michael Lehnert

Former Commanding General USMC Installations West

Matt McGuire

Vice Chairman, CapZone Investments
Vilas Mujumdar

Vilas Mujumdar

Independent Consulting Engineer

Cecilio Ortiz Garcia

Marla D. Perez Lugo

Senior Fellow, RISE

M. John Plodinec, PhD

Fred Rosa

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Leonard Polizzotto

Former Draper Laboratory VP-New Programs
Liesel Ritchie

Liesel Ritchie

Associate Director-Center for the Study of Disasters
(4x5) Keith Stalder

Keith Stalder

Former Commanding General-USMC Forces Pacific

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Research Affiliate - MIT Sloan School of Management