Meet Our Team
ISG Headquarters shares a campus with the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
About Our Team

About Our Team

ISG is comprised of a diverse leadership, faculty, and staff team with strong professional, academic, military, and government backgrounds. Scroll below to learn a little more about us, and head to the Working With Us section of this site for information on how to get involved.

ISG Leadership

ISG LEADERSHIP

Steven (Steve) Peterson

Director

Institute for Security Governance
  • Change Management
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Organizational Development
  • Ethics & Leadership
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DSCA Leadership Team
ISG is a component of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The DSCA leadership team guides the ISG mission and sets an example for ISG personnel.
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Erik Stohlmann

Principal

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Europe
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Benjamin (Ben) Hussey

Principal

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Financial Management
  • Contracts Administration
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Thomas (Tom) Davies

Principal

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Change Management
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Transnational Threats
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Lindsay Fritz

Principal

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Change Management
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Indo-Pacific
  • Europe
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J. Matthew Vaccaro

Principal

Peace & Security Division
  • Change Management
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security Sector Reform
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Scott Woodruff Lyons

Associate Principal

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
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Asset Publisher

ISG PERSONNEL

Alan Johnson

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Change Management
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intelligence in Security
  • Indo-Pacific
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Ashley Woodson

Staff

Peace & Security Division
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
  • Emergency Preparedness
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Blaire Harms

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Disarmament, Demobilization, & Reintegration
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development
  • Indo-Pacific
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Brian Linvill

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Intelligence in Security
  • Middle East
  • Africa
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Brooke Adame

Staff

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Latin America
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Catherine (Katie) Wise

Staff

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Travel Management
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Chloe Belmont

Faculty

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Change Management
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Organizational Development
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Christine (Crissy) Gayagas

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Organizational Development
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Change Management
  • Team Building
  • Indo-Pacific
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Darryl Long

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Change Management
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Transnational Threats
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Donald (Lee) Singleton

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Logistics
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
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Eric Law

Faculty

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Disarmament, Demobilization, & Reintegration
  • Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Indo-Pacific
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Eric Leyde

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Defense Logistics
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Erik Leklem

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Change Management
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Organizational Development
  • Maritime Security
  • Indo-Pacific
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Eva Lanot

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Irregular Migration
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • UN Operational Support Activities
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Gail Johnson

Staff

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Financial Management
  • International Military Student Officer
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Gary Espinas

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Europe
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Gary Serfoss

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Logistics
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Middle East
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Ivy-Ann (Ivy) Quach

Staff

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
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Janie Maddox

Faculty

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Contracting
  • Contracts Administration
  • Integration of Women in Security and Armed Forces
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Jeanne Giraldo

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Change Management
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Democratic Control of the Armed Forces
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Jennifer Grigsby

Faculty

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Instructional Design
  • Emergency Preparedness
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Jessie Evans

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Stability Operations
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Africa
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Jimmy Antia

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Assessment, Monitoring, & Evaluation
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Stability Operations
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Jordan Chroman

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Defense Logistics
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • UN Operational Support Activities
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Kathleen Peggar

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • International Negotiations
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Europe
  • Latin America
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Keebom Kang

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Logistics
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Financial Management
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Lance Sells

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Stability Operations
  • UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • UN Operational Support Activities
  • Indo-Pacific
  • Africa
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Laurie Chavez

Staff

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Contracts Administration
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Linwood Ham

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Latin America
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Loren (Tom) Herway

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Contracting
  • Contracts Administration
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Cybersecurity
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Mark Huber

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Democratic Control of the Armed Forces
  • Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development
  • Middle East
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Mark Kalber

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Media & Information Security
  • Europe
  • Middle East
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Matthew (Matt) King

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Border Management
  • Transnational Threats
  • Ethics & Leadership
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Michael Knutson

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Intelligence in Security
  • Latin America
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Nicholas (Nick) Tomb

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Disarmament, Demobilization, & Reintegration
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
  • Interagency Coordination
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Patrick (Pat) Gambrel

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Logistics
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • International Negotiations
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Philip Archer

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Organizational Development
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Defense Management
  • Change Management
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Robert (Bob) Tomasovic

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Democratic Control of the Armed Forces
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • Financial Management
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Robert (Rob) Timm

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Change Management
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Europe
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Samantha Schwellenbach

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Contracting
  • Contracts Administration
  • International Military Student Officer
  • Europe
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Scott Moreland

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
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Thomas-Durell Young

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Europe
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Timothy (Tim) Doorey

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Maritime Security
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Transnational Threats
  • Human Resource Management
  • Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development
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Vinothini (Vino) Roy

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development
  • Indo-Pacific
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William (Bill) Chadwick

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Organizational Development
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
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