2013 Senior Fellows

HSPI Senior Fellows are a distinguished group of homeland security leaders drawn from government, academia and the non-profit and private sectors, with expertise in areas ranging from bioterrorism to critical infrastructure protection to intelligence. Throughout the year, Fellows participate in roundtable sessions with senior government officials, and collaborate to publish policy papers, including Issue Briefs that speak to the day's most pressing homeland security challenges. Senior Fellows are selected based upon individual expertise not their professional affiliation.

Note: Senior Fellows are not Homeland Security Policy Institute employees. Please use the below hyperlinks to individual web pages for any available contact information.

June 2012 HSPI welcomes new Senior Fellows - Press Release (pdf)

See the list of 2013 Senior Fellows (pdf)


Penrose "Parney" Albright

Principal Associate Director, Global Security Principal Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

Michael Balboni

Managing Partner, Red Land Strategy
Former New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety
Former New York State Senator

Raphael Barishansky

Chief of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Prince George’s County (MD) Health Department

Chris Battle *In Memoriam

Partner, Adfero Group
Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Robert Blitzer

Former Chief, Domestic Terrorism/Counterterrorism Planning Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Marion "Spike" Bowman

Consultant and Educator
Former Deputy National Counter Intelligence Executive
Former Senior Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

James Carafano

Deputy Director, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies; and Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Sharon Caudle

Younger-Carter Distinguished Policymaker in Residence and Director, Homeland Security Certificate Program, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University
Former Assistant Director, Homeland Security, Government Accountability Office

John Cohen

Principal Deputy Counter-terrorism Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

Gus Coldebella

Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP (Washington, D.C.)
Former General Counsel (Acting) and Former Deputy General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security

Rich Cooper

Vice President, Research & Emerging Issues, U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation
Principal, Catalyst Partners, LLC

Michael Downing

Deputy Chief and Commanding Officer, Counterterrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department

Michael Edwards

Corporate Director, AF C3 & Cyber Programs, Northrop Grumman
Former Director of Operations, Air Force Combat Support Office
Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret)

Richard Esposito

Senior Executive Producer, Investigations, NBC News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Director, Center for Terrorism Research, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Scott Helfstein

Director of Research, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

Randall Larsen

CEO, WMD Center
Former Executive Director, Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

Matthew Levitt

Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of the Treasury

Ronald Marks

Battelle Memorial Institute
Former Intelligence Counsel to Former Senators Bob Dole and Trent Lott

Jean-Luc Marret

Senior Fellow, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
Senior Visiting Fellow, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Lynn Mattice

President and Founder, National Economic Security Grid

William McCants

Research Analyst, CNA Center for Strategic Studies
Former Senior Adviser to Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State

James Gordon Meek

ABC News Investigative Producer in Washington
Former Senior Counterterrorism Advisor and Investigator, Committee on Homeland Security

Jeanne Meserve

Former Homeland Security Correspondent, CNN

Alistair Millar

Director, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Nadav Morag

Faculty Member and Deputy Director for Policy Research, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School

Philip Mudd

Senior Research Fellow, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation
Former Deputy Director, National Security Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Former Deputy Director, Counterterrorist Center, Central Intelligence Agency

John Nelson

President and CEO, Zeta Associates Incorporated
Former Chief of Staff to the Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Former Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer, National Reconnaissance Office

Kirstjen Nielsen

President, Sunesis Consulting LLC
Former Special Assistant to the President, Homeland Security Council

Jon Nowick

Instructor and Course Designer, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Former Leader of Analytic Red Cell, Department of Homeland Security

John Paczkowski

Vice President, ICF International
Former Director, Emergency Management and Security, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Barbara Porter

Chief of Staff to the President, The George Washington University

Magnus Ranstorp

Research Director, Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies, Swedish National Defence College

Gregory Saathoff

Executive Director, Critical Incident Analysis Group, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Tom Sanderson

Deputy Director, Transnational Threats Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Mitchell Silber

Executive Managing Director, Intelligence and Analytic Solutions, K2 Intelligence
Former Director, Intelligence Analysis, New York Police Department Intelligence Division

Paul Smith

Chairman, Lawrenson Smith LLC
Former Officer, UK Intelligence Community and British Army
Faculty Member, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School

Seth Stodder

President & CEO, Palindrome Strategies, LLC
Former Director of Policy and Planning, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Chad Sweet

Co-founder and Managing Principal, The Chertoff Group
Former Chief of Staff, Department of Homeland Security

Tevi Troy

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

David Trulio

Director, Federal/Civil Programs, Homeland Security Programs, Raytheon Company
Former Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary, Homeland Security Council

Bert Tussing

Director, Homeland Defense and Security Issues, Center for Strategic Leadership, Army War College
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)

Michelle Van Cleave

President, NSC-Inc.
Former National Counterintelligence Executive

Clinton Watts

Senior Analyst, Navanti Group
Former Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Former Executive Officer, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

A. Aaron Weisburd

Provider of Instruction and Expert Services to the Intelligence Community

Paul Wormeli

Executive Director Emeritus, IJIS Institute

Juan Zarate

Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism, National Security Council

Allan Zenowitz

Former Executive Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.)