THE RESILIENCE LEAD TEAM
David Siburg, MPlan
Managing Principal & Organizational Agility & Resilience Lead
Dave is a highly skilled and experienced practitioner and facilitator of agile leadership and capacity building to strengthen organizational resilience and transformation. He has more than 30 years of creating agile and engaged organizations through aligned vision, collaboration, assessment, facilitation and coaching. Dave focuses on whole systems understanding coupled with strategic action to build resilient organizations that not only survive but thrive.
As a capacity builder, he utilizes a variety of collaborative tools to promote resilient organizations through resource optimization, asset based organizational development, and multi-organizational capacity leveraging.
Dave has worked with organizations serving populations from twelve million people with 7,000 employees to those serving less than twenty-five households with volunteer staff. Serving as a water and telecommunications utility general manager, he has 25+ years of radical organizational transformation experience – Culture, Strategy, Structure, Processes, Aligned Engagement, People, and use of Technology – to strengthen resilience and mission delivery.
Results delivered always provide a combination of organizational transformation, community building, thought leadership, and future oriented organizational development and resilience to facilitate organizations being more sustainable. Dave’s current practice and research focuses on agile leadership development, leading in complex contexts, organizational agility and vitality, and organizational & community resilience and sustainability. As such, as of June 2019, Dave completed the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Utility Risk & Resilience Certificate Program, certifying he can work with utility-sector organizations to apply sound risk and resilience management strategies that will facilitiate compliance with America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018.
Nick Catrantzos, MA-CHDS
Principal & Pracademic, Security & Resilience Lead
Nick is the consummate pracademic. He teaches, conducts research and always looks to apply theory in practical and useful ways. He has taught principles of homeland security and emergency management online for a business school of the University of Alaska. And in 2017 was selected for the founding cohort of an experimental think tank initiative, Hsx: Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security, Naval Postgraduate School.
Formerly head of security for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, he contributed to three post-9/11 national water security panels organized by the Environmental Protection Agency, developing many of EPA’s security guidelines (i.e. “features for an active and effective security program”), and ultimately earning the 2007 Boyd Award of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies for “extraordinary personal service in the drinking water field and in the industry’s efforts to develop tools to secure the nation’s water supplies.” During this period, he also served on the board of the California Utilities Emergency Association, a leading model of the public-private partnership (co-located with CalEMA offices in Rancho Cordova).
Nick has served as a Senior Security Consultant for Triad Consulting and Security Design Group, developing risk assessments, crafting security policies, and writing security business plans for a number of large water utilities. He has also directed operations for two international security consultancies, Control Risks and Kroll Associates, as well as for a smaller security consulting firm. Nick also led public sector vulnerability assessments under ManTech Security Technologies with diverse utilities and other critical infrastructure providers.
In 2009, he graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Homeland Security Master’s Program where he won top writing honors for his thesis on insider threats to critical infrastructure.
In May 2012, CRC Press published his textbook, Managing the Insider Threat: No Dark Corners. Prior to this work, the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) commissioned and published his research report, Tackling the Insider Threat. Additionally, Nick’s work has frequently appeared in best practices volumes (Security Business Practices Reference: Professional Practices for Security Managers Seeking to Improve their Organizations, by ASIS) in national or ANSI standards on facility physical security (2009) and workplace violence prevention and intervention (2011).
Nick earned a Lifetime Designation of Certified Protection Professional in 2011.
Earlier in his career, Nick served as an intelligence officer and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding service to two government agencies. He was later recognized by Lockheed corporate headquarters for applying his intelligence skills to locating company hostages trapped in Iraq, delivering daily threat briefings to operating companies in the build-up to the first Gulf War, and debriefing Lockheed hostages upon their safe return.
He spent many years managing adverse consequences. Now he concentrates on preventing them.
Thomas Francis-Siburg, MSW, MURP
Principal & Community Resilience Lead
Now in his 30s, Thomas Francis-Siburg has been pairing community organizing and community development in his work for almost a decade. Thomas has had the opportunity to work with domestic nonprofit, government and faith-based organizations and international nonprofit and local and regional government organizations. In this work he has been able to bring together peoples’ experiences, identities and stories to build stronger relationships and leaders while creatively imagining what can be possible within their own communities.
Thomas believes lasting change is possible through community development – altering the physical infrastructure of a place to support the needs, hopes, and goals of its neighbors – and community organizing – building relationships across differences and simultaneously developing leaders. These create powerful systemic changes and change-makers.
Thomas has had the opportunity to work with domestic faith-based, nonprofit, and government organizations and international nonprofit and local and regional government organizations. In this work he has been able to bring together peoples’ experiences, identities and stories to build stronger relationships and leaders while creatively imagining what can be possible within their own communities. Thomas focused his education to support him in this field, having earned a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota.
Director of Urban Planning and Asset Development, Redeemer Lutheran Church and Redeemer Center for Life, Minneapolis, MN; Community, social, & leadership development work (10+ years: informal settlements, Namibia; Somali refugee youth, low-income African American families, manufactured/mobile home park residents, all in MN; parish homelessness and hunger outreach, Poulsbo, WA; Social Justice Director, Pacific Lutheran University); Master of Social Work and Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota; Pacific Lutheran University