Leadership & Staff

NTI's board of directors and advisors are influential figures in international security, business, science, diplomacy and international policymaking. The staff includes a range of experts with extensive experience in government and policy.

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Board of Directors

Ambassador Hamad Alkaabi

Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA and UAE Special Representative for International Nuclear Cooperation

Ambassador Hamad Alkaabi is the Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the International Atomic Energy Agency and Special Representative for International Nuclear Cooperation.

Alexey Arbatov

Head, Center for International Security at Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences

Alexey Arbatov, head of the Center for International Security of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is one of Russia's most important intellectual leaders in the fields of international relations and international security.

Des Browne

Vice Chairman, NTI

Lord Browne is a Member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom and a former British Secretary of State for Defense. He is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees and Directors of the European Leadership Network.

Liru Cui

Former President of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

Professor Liru Cui is Senior Advisor of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) and a distinguished veteran in international relations and security issues.

Charles B. Curtis

NTI President Emeritus and Emeritus Board Member

Charles B. Curtis served for nine years as president and CEO of NTI. Earlier, he served as executive vice president and COO of the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and was a partner in Hogan & Hartson, a Washington-based law firm.

Pete V. Domenici

Emeritus Board Member

Senator Domenici has been a strong proponent for creating and sustaining programs focused on reducing the threats from weapons of mass destruction. While serving in the U.S. Senate, he consistently promoted legislation to bolster the U.S. efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Michael Douglas

Actor, Producer

Michael Douglas is a two-time Academy Award-winning actor/producer and long-time advocate for nuclear disarmament and arms control. He is also a UN Messenger of Peace; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; serves on the board of Ploughshares Fund; narrated NTI's film "Nuclear Tipping Point" and spearheads Global Zero's current video campaign to reduce nuclear weapons worldwide.

Susan Eisenhower

Emeritus Board Member

Ms. Eisenhower is President of the Eisenhower Group, Inc. and is best known for her work on U.S.-Russian relations and international security issues.

Rolf Ekéus

Chairman Emeritus of the Board, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Rolf Ekéus has spent the last two decades working on international nonproliferation issues. He has filled a number of diplomatic posts, including Swedish Ambassador to the United States and Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq from 1991-1997.

Gideon Frank

Former Director General of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission

Gideon Frank is former Director General of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission.

Eugene E. Habiger, USAF (Ret.)

Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Strategic Command

General Habiger has more that 35 years of experience in national security and nuclear operations. In his role as commander in chief of the U.S. Strategic Command, General Habiger was responsible for all U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy strategic nuclear forces.

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan

Emeritus Board Member

His Royal Highness has initiated, founded and is actively involved in a number of Jordanian and international institutes and committees.

Igor S. Ivanov

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russia

Igor S. Ivanov is a Professor at Moscow State Institute for International Relations. Previously, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 1998 to 2004, and Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, from 2004 to 2007.

Riaz Mohammad Khan

Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

Ambassador Riaz Mohammad Khan is a former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and former Ambassador to China, the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg and to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Jeong H. Kim

Former President, Bell Labs

Dr. Jeong Kim is currently chairman of Kiswe Mobile Inc., a start up focusing on mobile interactive video and a former President of Bell Labs.

Pierre Lellouche

Deputy of Paris, Former Minister of State for Foreign Trade, France

Pierre Lellouche is currently Deputy of Paris. He has been Member of French Parliament since 1993. Representing the center of the French capital since 1997, he is currently member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the French National Assembly and member of Paris city Council.

Richard G. Lugar

Former U.S. Senator

Former Senator Lugar (R-Indiana) served as Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is a well-known leader in international security issues.

Jessica T. Mathews

Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Jessica Tuchman Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.

Sam Nunn

Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NTI

Former US Senator Nunn represented Georgia for 24 years (1972-1996), where he served as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and on the Intelligence and Small Business Committees.

Ronald L. Olson

Partner, Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Ronald L. Olson is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Mr. Olson has practiced law with the firm since 1968. Mr. Olson also is a director of Berkshire Hathaway, Edison International, City National Corporation, The Washington Post Company, and Western Asset Trusts.

Paul S. Otellini

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation

Paul S. Otellini is former president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, where he retired following a 39-year career with the company. He currently serves on the board of directors of Google Inc.

Hisashi Owada

Judge, International Court of Justice

Judge Hisashi Owada was appointed to the International Court of Justice in The Hague in early 2003. Before being appointed to this post, he served as President of the Japan Institute of International Affairs.

William J. Perry

Emeritus Board Member

Dr. Perry is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and the Institute for International Studies.

Michael A. Peterson

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Michael A. Peterson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and serves as CEO of Peterson Management, LLC. Peterson is also Co-Founder of GPX Enterprises, LP, a private investment firm.

Malcolm Rifkind

Former Member of Parliament

Malcolm Rifkind is a former Member of Parliament for Kensington in the United Kingdom and has served as the United Kingdom’s Defense Secretary and Foreign Minister.

Joan Rohlfing

President and Chief Operating Officer, NTI

A founding NTI staff member, Joan Rohlfing became president of NTI in January 2010, after nine years as NTI's senior vice president for programs and operations.

Nafis Sadik

Emeritus Board Member

Dr. Nafis Sadik is special advisor to the UN Secretary-General and special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia and Pacific. She has consistently called attention to the importance of addressing gender, population and development issues and, particularly, the inclusion of women in decision-making and carrying out of development policy.

Amartya Sen

Emeritus Board Member

Professor Sen, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics, is a world-renowned economist, scholar, philosopher and author.

Ellen O. Tauscher

Former U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

Under Secretary Tauscher is a former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and former seven term Member of Congress who served on Armed Services Committee and Chaired the Strategic Forces Subcommittee.

Ted Turner

Co-Chairman

A philanthropist and supporter of a number of humanitarian causes, Mr. Turner is founder of CNN, the world's first live, in-depth, around-the-clock news television network. He directs most of his philanthropic activities through the Turner Foundation, the United Nations Foundation and NTI.

Shirley Williams

Emeritus Board Member

Baroness Williams is a Member of the House of Lords and is heavily involved in the debate over how to reform the upper house. Earlier in her career, she was a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and served as a Labour Cabinet Minister of Education and Science.

Fujia Yang

Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Yang is an internationally renowned nuclear physicist who currently serves as the sixth Chancellor of the University of Nottingham.

Advisors

Warren E. Buffett

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway

Warren E. Buffett is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of diverse business activities and controlled by him since 1965.

David A. Hamburg

DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar Weill Cornell Medical College

David Hamburg is President Emeritus of Carnegie Corporation of New York, after having been President from 1983-97. He has held numerous other board positions in biological and health sciences and taught at both Stanford University and Harvard University.

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan

Emeritus Board Member

His Royal Highness has initiated, founded and is actively involved in a number of Jordanian and international institutes and committees.

Siegfried S. Hecker

Co-director, Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation

Siegfried S. Hecker is Director Emeritus of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he was Director from 1986 to 1997, and is currently Visiting Professor at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation.

David Heymann

Chair of the Health Protection Agency UK

Dr. David Heymann is currently Chair of the Health Protection Agency UK, Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Frederick Iseman

Chairman, CEO CI Capital Partners LLC

Frederick Iseman is the Chairman and Managing Partner of Caxton-Iseman Capital Inc. and a member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), as well as several other boards.

George F. Russell

Mr. Russell serves as the Co-Chairmen of the EastWest Institute and a number of other boards, and is also involved in projects to educate Americans on Islam and the critical importance of globalization.

Executive Leadership

Des Browne

Vice Chairman, NTI

Lord Browne is a Member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom and a former British Secretary of State for Defense. He is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees and Directors of the European Leadership Network.

Sam Nunn

Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NTI

Former US Senator Nunn represented Georgia for 24 years (1972-1996), where he served as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and on the Intelligence and Small Business Committees.

Joan Rohlfing

President and Chief Operating Officer, NTI

A founding NTI staff member, Joan Rohlfing became president of NTI in January 2010, after nine years as NTI's senior vice president for programs and operations.

Deborah G. Rosenblum

Executive Vice President

Deborah G. Rosenblum became executive vice president of NTI in 2010, after serving as senior director, strategic planning and operations beginning in 2009. Prior to NTI, she spent seven years as vice president of The Cohen Group, an international consulting firm.

Officers

Andrew Bieniawski

Vice President, Material Security and Minimization

Andrew Bieniawski joined NTI after 24 years of service with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Christopher F. Carr, CPA

Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Christopher F. Carr, CPA joined NTI in July 2013, bringing more than 28 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations.

Corey Hinderstein

Vice President, International Programs

Corey Hinderstein is currently on a 24-month assignment to the U.S. Department of Energy. Until her departure in February 2015, she led key initiatives at NTI, including the development and launch of the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), the IAEA fuel bank, and the project focused on innovations in verification.

Carmen MacDougall

Vice President, Communications

Carmen MacDougall joined NTI in May 2010. She had been a consultant with The Harbour Group, a public affairs firm in Washington, DC, and also headed communications for the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.

Dr. Page Stoutland, PhD

Vice President, Scientific and Technical Affairs

Page Stoutland joined NTI in 2010 from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he held a number of senior positions.

Staff

Adekunle Abodunde

Director of Development

Kunle Abodunde is a member of NTI’s Development team. His work is focused on creating and expanding philanthropic partnerships on behalf of NTI, and helping the organization raise funding in support of its annual operating needs.

Steve Andreasen

National Security Consultant

Steve Andreasen is a national security consultant to the Nuclear Threat Initiative and its Nuclear Security Project. He teaches at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

Carter B. Bates

Director of Digital Communications

As Director of Digital Communications, Carter B. Bates is responsible for the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s digital strategy, leading efforts in web development, digital and social media outreach, and content development. He joined NTI in July 2015.

Robert E. Berls, Jr., PhD

Senior Advisor on Russia and Eurasia

Robert E. Berls, Jr. has a deep background in Soviet/Russian energy and nuclear weapons issues. During the first Clinton Administration, he was special assistant for Russia/NIS Programs to the secretary of energy.

Andrew Bieniawski

Vice President, Material Security and Minimization

Andrew Bieniawski joined NTI after 24 years of service with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Jennifer Broome, CFRE

Chief Development Officer

Jennifer N. Broome, CFRE, brings more than 14 years of development experience to NTI.

John Carlson

Counselor

Based in Australia, John Carlson counsels NTI on international nuclear security, safeguards and verification issues.

Christopher F. Carr, CPA

Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Christopher F. Carr, CPA joined NTI in July 2013, bringing more than 28 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations.

Amy Cole

Grants Manager

Amy Cole joined NTI in 2012 as grants manager and comes to NTI with significant expertise in grant and program management.

Catherine Crary

Executive Assistant & Conference Coordinator

Naomi Diehl

Special Assistant to the President and the Vice-Chairman, Board Liaison

Tatiana Ghonda

Controller

Cathy Gwin

Senior Director, Communications

Cathy Gwin is one of the founding staff members of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and has played a critical role in advancing NTI's public education and outreach mission.

Mimi Hall

Senior Director for Content

As the director of public education and outreach, Mimi Hall responsible for building awareness of the threats from weapons of mass destruction and of the solutions to address them. A former journalist, she has first-hand experience translating complex issues for a broader audience.

Kelsey Hartigan

Senior Program Officer, Material Security and Minimization

Kelsey Hartigan is currently on a 24-month assignment to the U.S. Department of Defense. Until her departure in January 2016, she served as a senior program officer for material security and minimization and the Nuclear Security Project.

Diane Hauslein

Chief Administrative Officer

Diane Hauslein joined NTI in 2002 following a 21-year career in the field of legal management -- including finance, human resources, facilities/equipment management, technology and marketing.

Corey Hinderstein

Vice President, International Programs

Corey Hinderstein is currently on a 24-month assignment to the U.S. Department of Energy. Until her departure in February 2015, she led key initiatives at NTI, including the development and launch of the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), the IAEA fuel bank, and the project focused on innovations in verification.

Ioanna M. Iliopulos

Senior Consultant

Ioanna Iliopulos joined NTI as a senior consultant in February 2015 to support NTI’s Radiological Security Program. Mrs. Iliopulos has more than 20 years of experience addressing issues and programs relating to National Security and Nonproliferation policy.

Laura Kiefer

Executive Assistant

Carmen MacDougall

Vice President, Communications

Carmen MacDougall joined NTI in May 2010. She had been a consultant with The Harbour Group, a public affairs firm in Washington, DC, and also headed communications for the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.

Valeria MacPhail

Director, Office of the Honorable Sam Nunn, Atlanta

Owen Masangkay

Finance Administrator

Michelle Nalabandian

Program Officer, Scientific and Technical Affairs

Michelle Nalabandian joined NTI in 2009 and serves as program officer for the scientific and technical affairs program. In this role, she manages operational elements of the program and focuses on the security of nuclear and radiological materials globally, cybersecurity for nuclear facilities, and biosecurity threats.

Andrew Newman, PhD

Senior Program Officer, Material Security and Minimization

Andrew Newman joined NTI in 2011. Previously, Newman was a research associate with Harvard University's Project on Managing the Atom.

Samantha Pitts-Kiefer

Senior Program Officer & Director, Global Nuclear Policy Program

Samantha Pitts-Kiefer joined NTI in June 2012 and serves as Director of the Global Nuclear Policy Program.

Charles Powell

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow

Charles Powell is a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow with the material security and minimization team at NTI, where he works primarily on issues surrounding U.S.-Russia nuclear cooperation and the nuclear legacy of the Newly Independent States.

Leon Ratz

Program Officer, Material Security and Minimization

Leon Ratz joined NTI in January 2015 and serves as a program officer with NTI’s Material Security and Minimization Program.

Manya Solos

Receptionist

Tempe Stephen

Special Assistant to the CEO, Washington, DC

Dr. Page Stoutland, PhD

Vice President, Scientific and Technical Affairs

Page Stoutland joined NTI in 2010 from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he held a number of senior positions.

Nikkie Swain

Development Associate

Alexandra Van Dine

Program Associate, Scientific and Technical Affairs

Alexandra Van Dine is a program associate with the scientific and technical affairs team at NTI, where she works on the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index and the intersection of cyber and nuclear security.

Tammy Ware

Executive Assistant & Conference Coordinator

Caressa Williams

Executive Assistant, Communications

Isabelle Williams

Senior Advisor, Global Nuclear Policy Program

Isabelle Williams came to NTI in 2007 from the Partnership for Global Security, where she managed the next generation nonproliferation program.