Dr. Alex Altshuler (PhD, MSW, MA) joined Selah as a volunteer in 1998 during his college studies, and joined its Board of Directors in 2012. In 2014 he joined the Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow. His research focused on various aspects of emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction. His most recent study proposes a new framework for analyzing human perceptions of emergency and more effectively incorporating them into risk and disaster management public policy. Alex now serves as the Director of Research and Development for the Israel National Emergency Management Authority.