Mitch Stripling is the director of the Pandemic Response Institute, PRI. Stripling comes to ICAP with a long history of leadership roles in emergency management, disaster response and planning, coordination, and response to public health crises. Prior to joining PRI, Stripling served as the national director for Emergency Preparedness and Response at Planned Parenthood (PPFA). Before PPFA, Stripling served in leadership positions at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), first as a director of the Emergency Planning Unit and later as assistant commissioner for Agency Preparedness and Response. Prior to his roles in New York City, Stripling worked for the Florida Department of Health, where he helped plan and implement the responses to six federally declared disasters. Stripling holds an MPA in Emergency Management from Florida State University and a BA from Williams College.