Leo  Flanagan PhD

Leo Flanagan PhD

Leo F. Flanagan, Jr., PhD has more than 30 years of experience in studying and developing resilience. He has deep expertise in developing resilience at the individual, team, organizational and community level. He has responded to numerous disasters including 9/11, the Sandy Hook Newtown Shooting, Hurricane Sandy, and the Moore, OK EF-5 tornado. In the aftermath of 9/11, he developed and facilitated programs for First Responders serving over 300 of those who served at Ground Zero. He led the development of a county's first psychiatric emergency service, working with numerous hospitals, the judicial system and 44 police departments to ensure those experiencing emotional, mental and family crises received the appropriate services. Leo earned his PhD at City University of New York, his M.A. at Hunter College and his B.A. at Fordham University. Leo and his wife Maureen have four daughters. They also share a passion for travel as well as skiing, tennis, and sailing. Leo is also an avid fisherman. Connect with Leo F. Flanagan, PhD on LinkedIn and visit www.centerforresilience.com. Thriving in Thin Air: Developing Resilience in Challenging Times is available May 2021.