Our Team

Patricia de la Sota

Operations Manager

Patricia de la Sota brings expertise both in the clandestine HUMINT operational tradecraft arena and the instructional design and delivery fields. Patricia served for over 30 years in the Central Intelligence Agency as a Senior Operations Officer and Trainer. Her background includes extensive experience solving intelligence collection challenges within the realms of counterterrorism, covert action, counterintelligence and both foreign and domestic liaison operations, blended with strong instruction, facilitation and briefing skills.

Our Team
Former Commissioners
Senator Joe Lieberman

All of us at the Commission are in shock and are heartbroken at news that Senator Lieberman has died suddenly and unexpectedly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Hadassah, their children, and extended family.

We all were the beneficiaries of Joe’s many years of selfless public service, his kindness, and civility. Joe was the definition of a Mensch – a person of great integrity and honor. He always put others first and always worked to better our nation, to which he tirelessly devoted so much of his energy. He had an indefatigable spirit that always pushed our work forward.

For nearly ten years, Joe was my co-chair here at the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense. He cared deeply about the mission, for sure. Even more, he cared about each of our fellow Commissioners and the staff, all of whom I know are personally grieving at this tremendous loss. May his memory be a blessing.

Tom Ridge
March 27, 2024

Former Ex Officio Member