1Concern was created to help save every possible life in a natural disaster
with the best combination of human and machine intelligence.

Our products are designed to empower emergency response teams
before, during and after a natural disaster.

This is the story

Although Stanford engineering student Ahmad Wani survived being marooned with his family during the catastrophic flood of 2014 in Kashmir, India, he spent seven days wondering whether he would live or die before they were rescued. That was when he decided to dedicate his studies to creating a next-generation disaster response platform designed to save every single life possible in a natural disaster.

Ahmad met computer scientist Nicole Hu and earthquake expert Tim Frank, and together they channeled their collective passion into figuring out how to apply data science and machine learning to aid disaster response. Their award-winning research project turned into 1Concern.

The team

Ahmad Wani

CEO & Co-Founder

Nicole Hu

CTO & Co-Founder

Timothy Frank


Craig Fugate

Chief Emergency Management Officer

Joe Paluska

Head of Marketing and Communication

Jim Featherstone

VP of Emergency Management

Ray Mueller

VP of Government Relations & Business Development

James Waterman

Senior Director of Global Engagement

Digambar Ganjre

Director of Customer Success

Samir Malviya

Chief of Staff

Richard Serino

Global Engagement Lead, Federal and Global Markets

Greg Brunelle

Global Engagement Lead, North America

Ted Allen

Global Engagement Lead, LATAM

Zivago Lee

Head of Technical Operations

Jessica Frank

Data Science

Debbie Weiser

Customer Success

Divya Konda


Gabe Alvarez


Joyce Wang Zhan

Data Science

Tammy Comb


Sicheng Lu


Yawar Aziz

Data Science

Nicholas McCarthy

Data Science

Michelle Handoyo


Meryl Hu


Seungjin Baek

Data Science

Abhineet Gupta

Data Science

Daniel Faddoul


Karine Ponce


Angela Jiang


Shankar Sankararaman

Data Science

Dara M Wilson

Digital Marketing

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Our Advisory Board

Gregory Deierlein

Professor of Civil Engineering at Stanford University

Roger Borcherdt

Research Seismologist

Bob Tinker

Co-founder of MobileIron

Nate Levine

Co-founder of OpenGov

Andrew Zolli

Resilience Researcher

Brent Beabout

EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Nordstrom