Who We Are 

The International Science Reserve (ISR) is a network of open scientific communities of discovery, bringing together specialized resources from across the globe to prepare for and help mitigate complex and urgent global crises.


Executive Board

The ISR Executive Board is the governance body charged with ensuring that the ISR achieves its goals by overseeing the mission, policies, and operations of the ISR.

Rick Bright, PhD
CEO, Pandemic Prevention Institute and Senior Vice President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Nicholas Dirks, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Academy of Sciences and Co-Chair, ISR Executive Board

Dario Gil, PhD
Senior Vice President and Director of Research, IBM and Co-Chair, ISR Executive Board

Aida Habtezion, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Head of Worldwide Medical & Safety, Pfizer Inc

Philip Nelson
Director, AI for Social Good, Google AI

Robert Slone, PhD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, UL Solutions

Lorna Thorpe, PhD
Professor and Director of the Division of Epidemiology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine in the Department of Population Health

Committee Members

The Executive Committee is the governance body responsible for day–to–day operations of the ISR.

Nancy Campbell
Director, External Engagement, Office of the Director of IBM Research

Christopher Davidson
Director of Applications & Workload Solutions, HPC & AI Cloud Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Erwin Gianchandani, PhD
Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships National Science Foundation, Federal Liaison to the ISR

Joe Leitmann, PhD
Founding Executive Director, University of California Disaster Resilience Network

Michael Rosenfield, PhD
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, IBM Research


Mila Rosenthal, PhD
Executive Director, International Science Reserve, New York Academy of Sciences

Benjamin Young, PhD
Senior Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, International Science Reserve, New York Academy of Sciences

Advisory Council

  • Chike Aguh, Former Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Sweta Chakraborty, CEO of North America, We Don’t Have Time 
  • Paul Dabbar, CEO, Bohr Quantum 
  • Peter Psaras, Former Global Executive, IBM Corporation
  • Toby Redshaw, CEO, Verus Advisory 
  • Stephanie Trunzo, SVP and General Manager, Oracle Health


Partners are institutions (university, government agency, foundation, consortium, corporation, etc.) or individuals that have agreed to provide financial or substantial in-kind support to build the ISR’s capacity for response.


A Collaborator is an organization working with the ISR to help enlist scientists, share knowledge or provide other types of support.

Science Community

An ISR Science Community is a self-governing group of scientific researchers, falling broadly into a single discipline, who develop research proposals in response to crises.