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Board of Advisors

The Homeland Security Management Institute's Board of Advisors boasts the most influential names in homeland security and law enforcement. Several members of the Board of Advisors are also among the Institute's distinguished Faculty of Senior Fellows, sharing their years of practical experience with students and professional colleagues.

A complete list of members of our Board of Advisors and their biographies can be found below.

Michael Balboni, J.D Founder and Managing Director of Redland Strategies Inc.; Former Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, New York State; Former Chair, New York State Senate Homeland Security Committee.
William J. Bratton Vice Chair, Homeland Security Advisory Committee; Chair, Kroll; former Chief, Los Angeles Police Department; former NYPD Police Commissioner.
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. Associate Partner and Issue Lead for Cyber, IBM Public Sector Global Business Services; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; Former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense; Retired U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel; Former Defense Attaché in Tirana, Albania and Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Vincent J. Doherty Captain, FDNY (ret.) - Senior Fellow/Practitioner, Department of Homeland Security, Preparedness Directorate; Former Executive Officer, FDNY HazMat Unit.
Dean M. Esserman, J.D. Chief of Police, Providence, RI, Police Department; former Chief, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police; former Chief, Stamford, CT Police.
Joseph Fuentes, Ph.D. Superintendent, New Jersey State Police.
Patrick J. Harnett, FBINA Former Chief of Police, Hartford, CT; Retired Chief of Transportation Bureau, NYPD. Former First Deputy Director, NY/NJ HIDTA. Management Consultant.
Jerome Hauer Commissioner, New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services; former CEO, Hauer Group; former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness; former Director, Indiana State Department of Emergency Management
Russel L. Honore, LTG (ret.) USA Retired Commanding Officer, US First Army; former Commanding Officer, Joint Task Force Katrina; former Commanding Officer, 2nd Infantry Division.
Steve Israel U.S. House of Representatives, Second Congressional District, NY; former Member, House Appropriations Committee and former Member, House Armed Services Committee.
Peter T. King, J.D. U.S. House of Representatives, Third Congressional District, NY; Chair, House Homeland Security Committee.
Randall J. Larsen, M.A. Chief Executive Officer, WMD Research Center; former Executive Director, Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (WMD Commission); noted bioterrorism expert.
John Miller Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analytic Transformation and Technology; former Assistant Director of Public Affairs, FBI; former Bureau Chief, Critical Incident Management Bureau, LAPD; former Deputy Commissioner, NYPD.
Daniel T. Mullin, J.D. Senior Director for Security, Major League Baseball.
C. David Ruvola, Lt. Col. (ret.), USANG Former Commander, 101st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pilot / Commander of rescue mission depicted in the book and film "The Perfect Storm".
Paul N. Stockton, Ph.D. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs; former Associate Provost, Naval Postgraduate School and founder of NPS’ Center or Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
Gordon J. Wasserman International Consultant on Law Enforcement Management and Technology; former Chief of Staff, Philadelphia Police Department; former Under-Secretary of State for Police Science and Technology, British Government (Home Office). Member, House of Lords.