Board of Directors

Michael E. Salla, Ph.D. – President and Founder

Dr Salla at the NPCHe has held full time academic appointments at the Australian National University, and American University, Washington DC. He has a PhD in Government from the University of Queensland and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Australia. During his professional academic career, he was best known for organizing a series of citizen diplomacy initiatives for the East Timor conflict that received large financial grants from the United States Institute of Peace and the Ford Foundation. He is author of the first published book introducing the field of exopolitics Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004) and the author of four other exopolitics books, including his most recent, Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs and Extraterrestrial Alliances (2015). He is founder of the popular website: Exopolitics.Org. He is currently a resident of Hawaii. For more information click here.

Paola Harris, M.Ed. – Director

An Italo-American photojournalist and investigative reporter in the field of extraterrestrial related phenomena research. She has studied extraterrestrial related phenomena since 1979 and is on personal terms with many of the leading researchers in the field. From 1980-1986 she assisted Dr. J. Allen Hynek with his UFO investigations and has interviewed many top military witnesses concerning their involvement in the government truth embargo. In 1997, Ms. Harris met and interviewed Col. Philip Corso in Roswell, New Mexico and became a personal friend and confidante. She was instrumental in having his book The Day After Roswell, for which she wrote the preface, translated into Italian. She returned to Roswell in the summer of 2003 for the American debut of her book, Connecting the Dots…making sense of the UFO Phenomena (Granite Press). Paola has consulted with many researchers about the best avenues for planetary disclosure with emphasis on the “big picture” and stressing the historical connection. She is a close friend of Monsignore Padre Corrado Balducci and assisted in filming the Italian witnesses, including the Monsignore, for the Disclosure Project for the May 9, 2001 press conference. She was instrumental in bringing to Italy Robert Dean, Dr. Steven Greer, Linda Moulton Howe, Dr. Richard Boylan, Russell Targ, Travis Walton, Derrell Sims, Helmut Lamner, Michael Lindemann, Nick Pope, Bill Hamilton, Carlos Diaz and Dr. John Mack. Her new non-profit association, Starworks Italia, will continue to bring speakers to Italy and promote disclosure and exo-political dialogue world-wide. She has been a speaker on many radio shows and conferences in Italy, San Marino, Belgium and Germany, and has appeared many times on Italian TV. She has written for Nexus, UFO Magazine, Notizario UFO and Dossier Alieni, among others publications. Paola has a Masters degree in Education. Her principal website is: . She is the Institute’s International Director.  

Neil Gould.(Hong Kong) – Director

After Neil’s personal experiences with extraterrestrials it has become his mission to be involved with the breaking of the media truth embargo with regard to extraterrestrials and their ongoing interaction with the planet Earth. The new world will be about free energy, better health, unlimited fresh water, no dependency on oil. In time, a truth and reconciliation hearing will be held for all those who have been involved in the Military Intelligence black operations. Neil has written a true account of life with ADD/ADHD, “Close Encounters of the ADHD Kind”. Some, (not all), symptoms are misdiagnosed and are the result of implants or knowledge capsules placed there by extraterrestrial beings, some of whom are multidimensional in nature. Neil holds a Diploma in Exopolitics and is the creator and webmaster of Exopolitics Hongkong which disseminates information on extraterrestrial life to Hong Kong and elsewhere in East Asia. Main website:

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Chief Editor, and Exopolitics 

duke_profile_picDuke Brickhouse, Chief Editor –  Duke is a well-traveled business and media attorney and former trial attorney from Virginia Beach.  In the 1980’s Duke earned a B.S. Degree in Business from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with concentration in marketing and promotions, and was nationally recognized for his vision in modernizing the university’s student newspaper as the business and advertising manager.  At the George Mason University School of Law (recently renamed the Antonin Scalia Law School) he focused on business, media and intellectual property law and was elected president of the school’s leading law fraternity.  In 1988 he became a member of the Virginia State Bar and remains a member in good standing today.  For seven years Duke served as an Assistant Public Defender for the City of Virginia Beach, and then as a private defense attorney specializing in divorce, juvenile, criminal and traffic matters.  During this period he also developed a media law practice working with film and television producers and music recording studios in Southeastern Virginia.  In the late 90’s Duke accepted a position with the German film production company, UFA FilmproduktionGmbH, working in Los Angeles with UFA’s distribution partner, Warner Bros Television Distribution.  In 2000 he moved to the main office in Babelsberg (Berlin) as the Head of Legal Affairs, negotiating and drafting various feature film production and distribution agreements.  With the company’s ‘downsizing’ due to a merger involving its parent company, BMG Music, Duke returned to Virginia where he experienced a spiritual rejuvenation.  He took a position as the resident administrator for a prominent New Age church in Virginia Beach where he served as vice president, legal counsel, event coordinator, musical director, and project manager for the extensive renovation of the building and grounds.  Having long-been a student of history and political science, Duke embarked on an intensive study of so-called ‘conspiracies’ from Roswell to JFK, scouring YouTube and other websites, reading books and attending conferences.  Over the past five years he has gained a comprehensive knowledge of this subject matter culminating with the revelation of a secret space program and breakaway civilization controlled by a powerful hierarchy of selfish and greedy beings.  Duke has become very familiar with the researchers, whistleblowers, and celebrity personalities in the disclosure community.  Duke is now ready to combine his experience in marketing and media production with his knowledge of the disclosure community and our true reality to aid in the public disclosure of the existence of advanced technologies and other civilizations, to begin to heal our badly deceived and abused species, and to help bring forth a heightened spiritual consciousness.