Membership Directory (C)
CENSA has built a team of high caliber members who share a vision of and a commitment to the
organization. These members share two characteristics: growing expertise in their fields with
the potential for contributions of the highest caliber, and an interest in positively influencing
US policy on emerging national security challenges and opportunities.
Lisa Campeau is the Desk Officer on East Timor, in the East Asia and Pacific Region office at the World Bank . She served for eight years, mostly in post-conflict countries in Eastern and Southern Africa under the United Nations, the Canadian Institute for International Development, and two international NGOs. Her background includes experience in needs assessment techniques, the management and implementation of relief programs, and the design and implementation of programs in governance and democratic development. Trained in international negotiation, conflict resolution, and human resource mobilization, Ms. Campeau holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Doug Carlson is the Director of Community Planning and Development for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government under the Ira A. Jackson Public Service Fellowship.
Roger D. Carstens is an Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel serving as a Legislative Liaison for the United States Special Operations Command in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and holds a Master's Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. An Army Ranger, he participated in a combat parachute assault during the invasion of Panama and has additionally commanded three Army Special Forces Companies. A writer on national security affairs, he been published in USA Today, the Washington Times, the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings, The National Review Online, the Christian Science Monitor and has been a featured guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, Fox News Live and National Public Radio's The Connection. He is active with Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy where he co-wrote the report Ethical Dilemmas for Special Forces; and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Conflict Prevention Project, where he contributed to the recently published Preventing the Next Wave of Conflict: Understanding Non-Traditional Threats to Global Stability. He is currently serving as the Director for CENSA DC.
Joe Cerami is the former Chairman of the Department of National Security and Strategy (DNSS) at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as Director of International Security Studies and Directed and taught the core strategy course. He is currently Ph.D./ABD in the Pennsylvania State University School of Public Affairs and is researching a dissertation on policy innovation and public leadership. Colonel Cerami has published articles in Parameters, Military Review, Field Artillery, Public Administration and Management, and the Innovation Journal. Along with Colonel James F. Holcomb, Jr., he is co-editor of the Army War College Guide to Strategy.
Peter has most recently been with the Seattle offices of the Dutch investment group HAL N.V handling real estate acquisitions and development. Previous to this he worked as a principal with Landstar Inc, an East Coast real estate investment firm. After receiving his Masters in Security Policy Studies, Peter worked as an analyst with the Program on Transitions to Democracy focusing on post-cold war peace settlements and economic reform in Eastern Europe. His work has been published by the United States Institute of Peace and the World Bank.
Stanton S. Coerr graduated from Duke University in 1989 as the NROTC Honor Graduate. He flew the AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps, served as Air Officer for an infantry battalion and First Force Reconnaissance Company, and was program manager for the introduction of non-lethal weapons to deploying Marine forces worldwide. He has been published numerous times on national security topics, most recently in July 2000. He received his Master's degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government in June 1999. He is a Major in the Marine Corps Reserve and lives in San Diego.
Luke Coffey specializes in transatlantic security and European Union defense policy and is currently working as a Special Advisor to Dr Liam Fox MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence in the British House of Commons. Previously, Mr Coffey served as a Captain in the United States Army as part of the Southern European Task Force (SETAF) based in Vicenza, Italy and deployed to Afghanistan as part of OEF VI in 2005. Mr Coffey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri - St Louis, studied African politics at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa as a visiting undergraduate, and earned a Master of Science degree in European Union Politics from the London School of Economics.
Michael A. Cohen works as a freelance writer/consultant in New York. Michael previously served as the chief speechwriter for U.S. Ambassador to the U.N, Bill Richardson, U.S. Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat. He also worked as a speechwriter for NBC President and CEO Bob Wright. Michael completed work on the recently published On the Campaign Trial, a pictorial look at the history of U.S Presidential campaign. He is currently writing a book with Milan Panic, former Prime Minister of Yugoslavia and serves as an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University. Michael received his bachelor's degree from American University and his master's in international affairs from Columbia University.
Stephen Cohen has worked with the State Department's counter terrorism office. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Sam Cole is a consultant with the New York office of McKinsey & Co., a global management consulting firm. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked four years with the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis where he supported senior government, military and industry leaders in the areas of Asia-Pacific security, defense industrial base issues and weapons analysis. Mr. Cole also served with the Defense Enterprise Fund, managing a variety of defense conversion efforts in the former Soviet Union. Mr. Cole holds an AB from Harvard College, an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management, and an MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Scott Cooper is a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is currently the Operations Officer for Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1, flying the EA-6B Prowler. He has deployed overseas in support of numerous contingencies, including Operation Northern Watch, Operation Allied Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2000-2001 he served as an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Maryland.
MAJ Jim Craig is a student at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College. Previously, he served as a strategist in the directorate of Strategy, Plans and Policy at Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington DC. In this role, MAJ Craig ran the Eisenhower National Security Series and was the leader for the Army Staff's Irregular Challenges Working Group and QDR efforts concerning "Irregular Warfare." MAJ Craig is an infantryman whose operational assignments include command and staff positions in the 25th Infantry Division (light) and the 82nd Airborne Division. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of California, Berkeley, teaching courses in leadership and small unit tactics. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy and an MPA focused on international security studies from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Paul Crespo, a former member of The Miami Herald editorial board, writes regularly for numerous national and international venues. He is an adjunct professor of US and world politics at the University of Miami and a Senior Fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC. A former US Marine Corps combat arms and intelligence officer he was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and served as a Defense and Naval Attache (military diplomat) at US embassies in the Balkans, Persian Gulf and Latin America. He has also worked as an international political risk and corporate security consultant -- and kidnap & ransom (K&R) negotiator -- in Latin America. Earlier he was an investment advisor/broker with Lehman Brothers in New York City. Mr. Crespo graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and has a Masters Degrees in War Studies from the University of London and a Masters degree in International Relations from Cambridge University in the UK. www.paulcrespo.com
Bryan Cummings is an investment banker focusing on the technology and aerospace/defense sectors with broad experience across M&A advisory, financing and capital structure. Mr. Cummings was most recently with J.P.Morgan and has also worked at Bear Stearns and UBS. Prior to his finance career, Mr. Cummings served as an officer in the U.S. Army with tours in South Korea, New York, and Texas. He has lived in the Middle East, Northeast Asia, and Europe, and is a former Presidential Scholar. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Princeton Club of New York, a private members club in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Cummings received an A.B. in Politics and Near East Studies from Princeton University and a master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, with a concentration in international security and finance.