Terry Anderson, Ph.D, Institute for Credible Leadership Development

Dr. Terry Anderson serves as the Chief Leadership Officer at the International Academy of Public Safety and the President of Anderson Corporate and Executive Coaching, Inc.  He serves both the corporate and public safety sectors mainly on the West Coast of the US and Canada. He is also the founder, and past President and CEO and Board Director of a publishing and consulting firm, Consulting Resource Group International, Inc., which he sold to a partner in 2002.  He now provides strategic change consulting and leadership coaching services for business and police executives and has done so for over 30 years.  He is result-oriented and seeks always to move authenticated best practices into practice.  He is the coauthor of the renown book (now in its Third Edition) Every Officer is a Leader: Coaching Leadership, Learning and Performance in Justice, Public Safety, and Security Organizations,” (2017) www.CommandCollege.org/eoil/.  Dr. Anderson earned his B.A. (1967) in Psychology and his M.A. in Education (1973) from California State University, Chico, and his Ph.D. in Administration and Management (supervised by Faculty at the University of Massachusetts School of Management, and School of Counseling and Consulting), through Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California, (1991). 

He has been trusted by executives at Folsom Police, New Westminster Police Service, Vancouver Police, San Diego Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the California State University, Fullerton Police Department, the LA County Sheriff’s Department and LAPD.  For letters of reference go to:  www.ConsultingCoach.com/testimonials/.   In the business sector he has done  imilar consulting and coaching/mentoring work with small businesses, and executives in Fortune 500 firms such as General Telephone and Electric (GTE) and The TORO Company. 

Dr. Anderson is certified by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to facilitate the Executive Team Building Workshop; is Green Belt Certified in Lean Six Sigma; Certified as an Executive Coach by the International Association of Business Coaches; and is Certified in Strategic Management by the Haines Centre for Strategic Management and The University of San Diego.  

Terry has served as a professor to over 8,000 students who took his field practice, leadership, interpersonal relations and problem-solving courses for over 38 years.  He has delivered useful plenary and keynote speeches, workshops and seminars to over 50,000 leaders in 9 countries where he has presented at conferences for the International Academy of Public Safety, BC Probational Officers; California Peace Officers’ Standards and Training; California Command College; the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia; the British Columbia Association of Police Chiefs; Court/Sheriffs Services Branch of the BC Government; Swedish Business Development Association; Meeting Professionals International; The Economist Entrepreneurial Conference in Budapest; Canadian Entrepreneurial Conference in Quebec City; El Centro Police Department; Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department; Los Angeles Police Department; Western Society of Criminology Conferences; and the First International Leadership Forum (1999) in the UK.

Ian Hesketh, Ph.D, United Kingdom Police Services

Dr. Ian Hesketh is an Organisational Psychologist. He is a 30yr veteran of the UK police service. Dr Hesketh is the Wellbeing Lead for the UK College of Policing and also supports the National Health and Wellbeing forum, established by Prof Sir Cary Cooper with Alliance Business School, University of Manchester in the UK.

He is an Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University Management School and a Visiting Fellow at the Open University Business School. He is also a visiting lecturer at several other Universities. He holds a PhD in Management and Social Psychology and an MBA from Lancaster University. He is a Chartered Manager (CMgr), and holds Qualified Teaching, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status with the Society for Education and Training.

His research interests are centered on Wellbeing and has written two books on the subject. Ian introduced and labelled the concept of Leaveism to explain human behaviours associated with workplace workload and stress. In 2011 his article on Transformational Leadership During Change was voted one of the Top 5 Management Articles by the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. He is the author of numerous academic and trade papers on workplace wellbeing, change and public value. His current work is centered on trauma exposure and roles within policing that involve increased psychological risks; and responses thereto.

He is a Member of the Society for Education and Training, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

James   F.   Albrecht – Police Chief (ret.) EULEX Police – Kosovo & NYPD

James Albrecht is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security at Pace University in New York. James Albrecht received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship in 1998 and worked as a Professor at the National Police College of Finland, and is considered an authority in: Police Use of Force; Community/Zero Tolerance Policing initiatives; Police Response to Terrorism; Emergency Incident Planning and Management; Democratic Policing; Law Enforcement Leadership Practices; Corruption Control; Instituting Police Volunteer Programs; and other International Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement issues. Professor Albrecht has lectured at police facilities and universities in China, Taiwan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Dubai, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Ukraine, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa, the UK, and throughout the USA; and serves as a consultant to the United Nations, the US Department of Homeland Security, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs Association, and the National Institute of Justice on terrorism and policing matters.

James Albrecht possesses two Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and German Language; and separate Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice; Human Physiology; and History. Jimmy   received his PhD in Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven in 2018. James Albrecht is the recipient of a 2013 Embassy Policy Specialist Fellowship (USDOS/IREX) and was tasked with conducting research and making recommendations to improve law enforcement effectiveness and legitimacy in Ukraine.  James F. Albrecht served in the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo (former Yugoslavia) as the Police Chief of the EULEX Police Executive Department, in charge of criminal investigations and tasked with coordinating international law enforcement cooperation and intelligence analysis from 2008 through 2010. Jim is also a 20-year veteran of the NYPD who retired as the Commanding Officer of NYPD Transit Bureau District 20, responsible for the supervision and deployment of over 300 police officers tasked with the prevention of crime and terrorism in the subway and rapid transit system in the borough of Queens, New York City. Captain Albrecht was a first responder and incident command staff member at the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the incident commander at the November 12, 2001 commercial airliner accident in Queens, NYC. Captain Albrecht has extensive law enforcement experience in the NYPD, having served as an auxiliary police officer, patrol officer, community policing beat officer, Police Academy criminal law instructor, firearms investigator, sergeant patrol supervisor, press information officer, community policing unit commander, supervisory research analyst for the Police Commissioner, lieutenant platoon commander, special operations lieutenant, lieutenant detective commander of internal civil rights violation investigations, executive officer (deputy precinct commander), and duty captain (designated critical and emergency incident commander).  Captain Albrecht served on Police Commissioner Bratton’s NYPD Reengineering Committees from 1994 through 1995 and from 2014 through 2015.

James Albrecht is the author, editor and co-author of four books: “Effective Crime Reduction Strategies: International Perspectives;” “Policing Major Events: Perspective from Across the World;” “Police Reserves and Volunteers: Enhancing Police Effectiveness and Public Trust,” and “Police Brutality, Misconduct and Corruption: Criminological Explanations and Policy Implications.”  Professor Albrecht has many published works dealing with law enforcement, community policing, legal history, corruption control, crime reduction strategies, justice-related gender issues, criminology, and international terrorism/counter-terrorism.

Robert Almonte, US Marshal (Ret.) ~ President, Almonte Consulting & Training

Robert Almonte was appointed by President Barack Obama as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas in 2010 where he served for six years until 2016.  Under his leadership, the Western District of Texas was one of the top Districts in the United States Marshals Service in arrests of dangerous fugitives. He also implemented the first U.S. Marshals Citizens Academy in the history of the U.S. Marshals Service.  He had previously retired from the El Paso, Texas Police Department after 25 years of service. He spent most of his career in narcotics investigations and retired as a Deputy Chief in 2003.  As the Narcotics Commander with the EPPD, he championed innovative programs like the Hotel/Motel Narcotics Interdiction Unit and the West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Stash House Task Force, both of which yielded successful apprehensions through community-policing initiatives.  The West Texas HIDTA Stash House Task Force earned the prestigious Task Force 2000 White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) award for “Outstanding HIDTA Interdiction Unit”.  Robert Almonte has received numerous awards, including the 1999 White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) award for National “Outstanding HIDTA Task Force Commander”, a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in 2003 as well as an Award Citation from the United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico regarding his testimony on two major drug cases.

Throughout his career, he has collaborated with his colleagues across the nation on narcotics issues, holding leadership positions such as the Executive director of the Texas Narcotic Officers’ Association, where he once served three terms as President for the association and as Vice-President for the National Narcotic Officers’ Association Coalition. He is the author of two published books: “The Evolution of Narcotics Investigations” and “Managing Covert Operations”, as well as the creator and producer for the law enforcement training video: “Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld”.  He has traveled extensively throughout the United States training law enforcement officers on narcotics investigations.  Robert Almonte has been qualified as an expert witness in federal and state court and has testified regarding Santa Muerte and other “patron saints” related to criminal activities.

He attended El Paso Community College and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University.

Inspector Cathy Bawden
Inspector Durham Regional Police Service
National Command & Staff College

Cathy Bawden is an accomplished police officer and leader. Now in her 28th year, Cathy has broad experience in uniform, investigative and administrative roles and is currently an Inspector for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Unit; Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS).

Cathy is committed to on-going education and development.  In 2010, she completed her Bachelor in Policing degree with Charles Sturt University while working 12 hour shifts and raising a family. She considers herself a “Student of Leadership” and her determination to balance both aspects of her life demonstrates that; “This journey is not about the destination.”  

Cathy has faced many personal and professional obstacles, including cultural and gender barriers. Rather than allowing these challenges to thwart her ambitions, she has used each experience as a source of learning and inspiration and to champion diversity, inclusion and equity efforts. Her willingness to share these experiences and her lessons learned with others has earned her national and international recognition as a leader.

Cathy continues to actively mentor and coach many women and men within the policing profession and maintains a strong professional network to support her both internal and external to the DRPS. In addition to her work within the DRPS, Cathy supports the development of police leaders internationally through fellowship programs provincially and internationally. Her Authentic Leadership style is truly infectious; she has a unique ability to ignite the mind and heart simultaneously.   

Sheriff Matt Bostrom

Matt Bostrom has more than 34 years of law enforcement experience including service as Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Senior Commander, Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief of Operations, Assistant Chief of Support Services with the Saint Paul Police Department, and most recently as Ramsey County Sheriff.

As sheriff for six years, Matt’s daily operations were guided by core values of “Providing safety through community policing”, “Collaborating with public safety, community and justice partners”, “Preserving trust through fiscal responsibility”, “Encouraging diversity to reflect the community”, “Improving service through technology” and “Connecting with youth to build for the future”.

Matt was twice nominated as National Sheriff of the Year and both times he was awarded the Medal of Merit from the National Sheriffs’ Association. Some of his accomplishments include: reorganizing the department to improve effectiveness and efficiency by focusing on the vision, mission, values, and beliefs; co-founding the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council; launching professional standards, comprehensive training, and diverse hiring initiatives; and engaging with the community to build relationships and prevent crime.  The hallmark of his service as sheriff was a focus on increasing the level of trust between the community and police officers. Through listening to the community, he learned of their desire for police departments to hire for character and train for competence. In response, he launched a recruitment and hiring initiative that centered on selecting women and men who possessed four observable character traits: trustworthy, truthful, responsible, and respectful. This initiative has increased community trust and improved police officer work habits including sick time usage, discipline, and commendations.

The Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford is interested the developing a replicable model for increasing police trust and they invited Matt to complete a second doctoral degree and to lead research in this area. The objective of the research is to increase community trust in police officers by transforming the type of personnel who are recruited into the field of policing and reinforcing excellent character within police agencies.  Matt received his formal education at the University of Northwestern (Bachelor of Science), University of Saint Thomas (Master of Arts), Hamline University (Doctor of Public Administration), and will complete his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Oxford University in 2018. Matt is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and certified State of Minnesota Emergency Manager.  Matt authored “The Influence of Education on Police Officer Work Habits” which was published in Police Chief, and he co-authored “Character-Based Police Officer Selection” for the United States Department of Justice. Additionally, he has been an adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s University, the University of Northwestern, and Hamline University.

A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Matt grew up near Lake Phalen and graduated from Johnson High School. He is a member of the leadership team at CrossCultural Church. He currently lives in Saint Paul, with Cheryl, his wife of more than 35 years. Together they have three adult children.  

Specialties: Government Administration, Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Higher Education, Non-Profit Boards, and Athletic Coaching

Peter C. Bishop, Ph.D, University of Houston

Dr. Peter C. Bishop is President of Strategic Foresight and Development, a firm that offers training and facilitation in strategic foresight (long-term forecasting and planning). Dr. Bishop retired as an Associate Professor of Strategic Foresight and Director of the graduate program in Foresight at the University of Houston. He has published two books on the subject: Thinking about the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight (2007) and Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education (2012), both with co-author Andy Hines. He delivers keynote addresses and conducts seminars on the future for business, government and not for-profit organizations. He also facilitates groups in developing scenarios, visions and strategic plans for the future. Dr. Bishop’s clients include IBM, the NASA Johnson Space Center, Nestle USA, Tetra Pak, the Shell Pipeline Corporation, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Texas Department of Transportation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for Houston’s Future. Dr. Bishop is a founding Board member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Dr. Bishop came to the University of Houston in 2005, having taught futures studies at the Clear Lake campus since 1982. Dr. Bishop started teaching at Georgia Southern College in 1973 where he specialized in social problems and political sociology. He received his doctoral degree in sociology from Michigan State University in 1974. Dr. Bishop received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Louis University where he also studied mathematics and physics. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for seven years. Dr. Bishop is married with two children and two grandchildren.

George F. Breedy, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Captain, Executive Assistant to Sheriff Greg Champagne

Captain George Breedy’s professional law enforcement career spans 34 years. He has served as a police officer, deputy sheriff, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force officer. 
In 1983, Captain Breedy joined the Harahan Police Department where he graduated first in his class at the basic training academy. Captain Breedy served for just over five years with the Harahan Police Department in the capacity of Police Officer. In 1988, Captain Breedy was hired as a Patrol Deputy with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. In 1990, Captain Breedy was promoted to Detective in the Special Investigations Division where he worked narcotics and vice cases. He was then promoted to Sergeant in the Special Investigations Division in 1991. In 1995 Captain Breedy was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division. Captain Breedy was promoted to Lieutenant and detailed to the DEA as a task force officer in 1996, and remained there for over 18 years. During that time he worked drug cases on a local, national, and international level; at times operating as a translator and in an undercover capacity in foreign countries. In November of 2014, Captain Breedy was transferred to the Executive Department of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office as the Assistant to Chief Joseph Cardella and Sheriff Greg Champagne. He was promoted to his present rank of Captain in October of 2015. 
In August of 2017, Captain Breedy retired from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office after 34 years of fulltime service to law enforcement. Captain Breedy remains employed with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office as an advisor to Sheriff Greg Champagne and an adjunct instructor of the training division. 

Education & Training
Graduated with honors from the College of Santa Fe and the University of Albuquerque in 1983, where he earned a BA degree in History and an AS degree in Police Science, respectively. Captain Breedy is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command, the IAPC Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DRE) School, and the IPTM and DEA Drug Unit Commander Schools. He is certified as a level III crisis negotiator. 

In 2002, Captain Breedy was awarded the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #15 Officer of the Year award and was awarded the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year award in 2010. He has received several other commendations from both the Harahan Police Department and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office over the span of his career. 

Captain Breedy is a DRE Instructor and Class Manager. He is an adjunct instructor of the Intoxilyzer 5000 and Intoxilyzer 9000. Captain Breedy is an instructor at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office where he also teaches standardized field sobriety test (SFST), interview and interrogation, and drug identification. He was also a firearms instructor until his retirement from fulltime service.

Chief Bill Cooper, Northwest University

Bill Cooper is a retired Chief of Police, who also brings senior management experience from the private sector.  Bill is recognized as a management expert in leadership and high performance organizations, and the depth and breadth of his background has been described as being in the top 5% of the most diverse and comprehensive qualifications relevant to management.  Bill is the creator of the highly successful Cooper Management Model and the Cooper Management Institute; he brings training, coaching, and mentoring in leadership development, organizational development, budget development, and the hugely successful Lean Six Sigma methodology.  Using his model, Bill successfully changed public and private sector organizations, resulting in large-scale political, financial, and cultural benefits.

Bill has been featured on radio and his model has been the subject of several graduate theses.  He created the Cooper Management Model and has been featured on radio and television, and the Cooper Model has been the subject of several graduate school theses.

Bill holds an MBA and a second Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Washington State Law Enforcement Executive Command College.  He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. And recently launched his online Green Belt certification program.  He is an Assistant Professor of Public Safety Administration, a degree he wrote to deliver an education based on proven business skills.  He is also the creator of an MBA in Public Safety Administration.  He is the author of several books and published articles.  Bill was recently added to the Command College as its Provost.  Bill provides training seminars, lectures, coaching and mentoring, and keynote speaking.

Andrew Bringuel, II, FBI & FBI Academy

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Andrew Bringuel, II, (Ret.) MA.Ed. , an Agent Supervisor Instructor at the FBI Academy, has over 27 years investigative, management, research, and academic instructor experience. Mr. Bringuel’s investigative accomplishments include finding a key piece of evidence used in a bomb that killed Federal Judge William Vance. He was the case agent in a five year organized crime investigation involving a landfill and associates of the Genovese crime family. The landfill was closed with the largest environmental fine in the history of Alabama, and Mr. Bringuel received the Attorney General’s Award for environmental crimes investigation. Mr. Bringuel worked as an undercover agent for a year operating a cover company investigating intellectual property theft. Mr. Bringuel was a crisis negotiator during the Montana Freemen barricade, and a first responder to the Eric Rudolph abortion clinic bombing as well as the attack on the Pentagon 09/11/2001.

Mr. Bringuel was Weapons of Mass Destruction supervisor and program manager at the National Domestic Preparedness Office where he created, edited and co-wrote the Beacon newsletter as well as the On-Scene Commanders Guide for Responding to Chemical and Biological Threats. The NDPO published 25,000 copies of the job aid and a .pdf can still be found online.

Mr. Bringuel is considered a subject matter expert regarding combating violent extremism, relational policing processes, emerging technologies, and conflict and crisis management practices. From 2005 to 2012 Mr. Bringuel was the principle FBI instructor at the National Academy for countering terrorism and violent extremism. He taught 3 graduate level courses as an adjunct instructor for the University of Virginia as well as an undergraduate class for Catholic University. He has instructed at the National Fire Academy on interagency cooperation and crisis response. He instructs around the world for the DoS at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) on terrorism, functions of policing, intelligence analysis, conflict and crisis management, stress management and resiliency, relational leadership, developing human intelligence, and understanding criminal enterprise structures and effective government response. Mr. Bringuel has a long working history with the U.S military participating in red cell exercises, collaborative writing, and training military personnel from the Pentagon to Ft. Bragg, Quantico, Camp LeJeune, and Camp Pendleton.

Mr. Bringuel has published articles and books on the topics of terrorism and policing. He has been awarded the Thomas Jefferson award for research by the University of Virginia. He was the program manager for the Terrorism Research and Analysis Program (TRAP) and Behavioral Informatics and Technology Studies (BITS) program. The programs developed two evidence-based structured professional judgment (SPJ) tools, the Terrorism Threat Assessment Source Evaluation Report (TTASER) and the Group Analysis Protocol (GAP), the first is intended to improve the threat assessment process during an initial CT investigation and the second to improve potential confidential human source (PCHS) targeting, development, and recruitment. Mr. Bringuel is also working on a bio-optic sensor that is intended to improve a police officer/ war fighter’s emotional intelligence. Mr. Bringuel has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from St. Leo University, and a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Virginia.

Galia Cohen, Ph.D, University of Texas, Dallas

Dr. Galia Cohen is the Associate Director of the Justice Administration and Leadership (JAL) Master’s Program, housed in the Department of Criminology, at The University of Texas at Dallas. She specializes in human resource management and organizational behavior and has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and consulting in the public sector. She teaches: ‘human resource management for public sector’, ‘leadership in public and nonprofit management’, and ‘negotiation and conflict resolution’ at the graduate level for executives and professionals in law enforcement agencies across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Dr. Cohen received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Organizational Sociology from Bar-­Ilan University, Israel. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas. She has published academic articles and book chapters and her research interests include Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, conflict management and public safety administration.

Dr. Cohen is a District V representative for The American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) national council and an advisory board member for the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA).

Richard Conroy, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, FBI NA#150, Dallas Baptist University

Dr. Richard Conroy’s combined law enforcement and academic experience extends over four decades. Specific to law enforcement, he has served as a Director of Police at the university level, an Assistant Chief of Police at the municipal level, and a Special Agent in Charge at the state level. Prior to executive level leadership positions, he worked through the law enforcement career ranks, including communications, uniformed patrol, canine, undercover operations, and criminal investigations. Rich is a results oriented problem-solver with experience and career long work in the specialized area of public safety crisis intervention. He has participated in numerous critical incident stress debriefings (CISD) as a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).  Rich is a graduate of the 150th session of the FBI National Academy as well as a life-member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).  He is a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and has held membership in the FBI National Academy Associates in four different states.

Dr. Conroy holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Dallas Baptist University, as well as a master of science degree in criminal justice administration from Rollins College and a bachelor‘s degree from the University of Richmond. His dissertation research interest is in the area of emotional intelligence and performance measurement in law enforcement and included using the Multifactor Measure of Performance™ instrument to predict leadership styles in sheriffs’ and chief deputies throughout the United States. This was the initial use of the MMP3™ assessment tool in a doctoral level study and included a partnership with the National Sheriffs’ Association.

Dr. Conroy has served as a law enforcement agency accreditation manager and has published in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, The Sheriff and Deputy Magazine, and The Florida Police Chief magazine on public safety topics including emotional intelligence and crisis intervention. He has taught as a local police academy faculty member and is a faculty member in the Caruth Police Institute (TX) leadership development series. Rich has also designed recruit level, role-play training as well as online training in crisis intervention across the curriculum for other certified trainers. He is a certified practitioner/consultant in emotional intelligence using the EQ-i 2.0 and the EQ360 assessments.

Dr. Conroy has held faculty or administrative positions at Weber State University, Columbia College (MO), Armstrong State University, and Dallas Baptist University. His academic responsibilities have included grant writing, online distance learning course development, campus director and leadership mentoring of adjunct faculty across disciplines—including criminal justice. He is currently an assistant professor of criminal justice and teaches classes in crisis intervention, criminal law, courts and criminal procedure, organization and administration, law enforcement ethics, and criminology. Dr. Conroy and his wife have been married for over 40 years and have two children and two grandchildren.

Chris Dreisbach, Ph.D, John Hopkins

Now in his 37th year of college teaching, Chris Dreisbach, Associate Professor, is Faculty Lead and Director of Applied Ethics and Humanities for the Division of Public Safety Leadership in Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. He has a joint courtesy appointment with JHU’s Carey Business School. He is Professor of Moral and Systematic Theology at The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University. He is a frequent lecturer on ethics for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and on moral and systematic theology for churches and other religious organizations. He also is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
Chris received his MA in 1981 and his PhD in 1988 from Johns Hopkins University. With a research focus on public philosophy, he is the author or co-author of books, articles, and software in logic, education, ethics, the philosophy of dreams, and the philosophy of R. G. Collingwood. His four most recent books are Ethics in criminal justice (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Collingwood on the moral principles of art (Susquehanna University Press, 2009), Social and criminal justice in moral perspective (Bridgepoint, 2013), and Constitutional literacy: A 21st century imperative (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). His two most recent journal articles are “Vicious Duty: The Ethics of Osama bin Laden” (Think: Philosophy for Everyone, Summer 2011) and “The challenges facing an IC epistemologist-in-residence” (International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Winter 2011-2012).

David G. Dominguez, Vice President, Police Education and Development

David G. Dominguez is a retired Chief of Police with over thirty-three years law enforcement with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Riverside and Palm Springs CA police departments.  Chief Dominguez has the unique career experience working in a major metropolitan Sheriff’s department and two major municipal police departments as a dedicated leader with a long history of progressive leadership and command experience.  Chief Dominguez has held virtually every assignment within law enforcement with recognized expertise in internal affairs, criminal intelligence, risk management, law enforcement leadership and community policing.  Chief Dominguez has significant program management experience operating as Chairman of a regional gang and narcotic task force, regional HIDTA task force and managing numerous law enforcement grant funded programs.  Chief Dominguez is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Police (SMIP) from the John F. Kennedy Government Center at Harvard University and the Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) in California. Chief Dominguez holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a Master’s degree in public administration from California State University Fullerton and a teaching credential for California colleges and universities.  Chief Dominguez is past President of the California Peace Officers’ Association, (CPOA) and the Riverside County Law Enforcement Administrators Association.    Chief Dominguez is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) and the Program Management Institute.   Chief Dominguez is an active law enforcement “Executive Fellow” with the Police Foundation.   

Throughout his career, Chief Dominguez worked very closely with the various branches of the United States Armed Forces; fundraising and supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, supporting the transition of military personnel from armed services to careers in law enforcement “Troops to COPS” program and supporting various Veteran’s programs. Chief Dominguez received the “Freedom Honor” public safety award in 2009 from the NAACP for community leadership in Riverside and the law enforcement “Public Safety Leadership Award” from the National Latino Peace Officers Association in 2010. Chief Dominguez retired in 2011 and contracts with the Federal DOJ, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) – as a senior law enforcement advisor. This has given him an opportunity to travel internationally and work with foreign governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism while providing international development assistance that supports both national security and foreign policy objectives. 

 

Dr. John P. Dentico – Founder, LeadSimm LLC

Dr. John P. Dentico is a leadership maverick.  He is the author of the forthcoming book titled: Throttle Up: How to Accelerate the Impact of 21st Century Leadership.  Throttle Up’s central theme is that leadership occurs as a practice or intended action rather than residing in the traits or behaviors of particular individuals.  For Dr. Dentico, there is a difference between being a leader and doing leadership.

Dr. Dentico is the President of LeadSimm LLC, a leadership impact and simulation-learning veteran owned small business.  His 21st-century model of leadership represents forty-eight years of study, thought, and experience in the areas of leadership and management that includes forty years in the design, development and implementation of a wide variety of simulations. For nine years, he taught strategy and tactics to senior Naval Officers in a national program and for three years, he co-directed the SEACON Wargame, the largest computer war-game held annually at the Naval War College, Newport, RI.

Dr. Dentico is an avowed “nuts and bolts’ guy whose interest in the art and practice of leadership led him to develop the LeadSimm leadership impact simulation method.  The LeadSimm simulation method is a non-computer based 21st century leadership practice field.  It has been used to instill 21st century leadership practices in those faced with such complex issues as: counter terrorism, narco terrorism, airport security, emergency response, crime reduction, gang warfare, opening day of a new baseball stadium, protection of petroleum facilities, vital ports and bridges and mass transit systems throughout the United States.

His LeadSimm program completed in the City of San Jose California was evaluated as one of nine out of 95 best leadership learning programs by the US Department of Justice.

In addition to his work at LeadSimm LLC Dr. Dentico served for ten years as a special consultant to the Division of Public Safety Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University.  He also served for twelve years as an instructor in the LEEDA program at the FBI Academy.  While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dentico presented and co-facilitated a strategic thinking session for a multi-disciplined group focused on the crime of identity theft.  Additionally, he co-wrote the National Strategy to Combat Identity Theft a grant from the USDOJ COPS office.  At the FBI Academy, he devised, developed and facilitated LeadSimm counter terrorism and narco terrorism simulations for over 1000 senior law enforcement officers from around the globe. 

Dr. Dentico holds a Doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. 

Chief Harry Dolan, Dolan Consulting Group

Harry P. Dolan is a 32-year police veteran who served as a Chief of Police since 1987. As one of the nation’s most experienced police chiefs, he brings 25 years of public safety executive experience to Dolan Consulting Group. He retired in October 2012 as Chief of Police of the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department, an agency comprised of nearly 900 employees in America’s 42nd largest city.

Chief Dolan began his law enforcement career in 1980 as a deputy sheriff in Asheville, North Carolina and served there until early 1982, when he joined the Raleigh Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer. In 1987, he was appointed Chief of Police for the N.C. Department of Human Resources Police Department, located in Black Mountain. He served as Chief of Police in Lumberton, N.C. from 1992 until 1998, when he became Chief of Police of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department. He served in that capacity for nearly ten years before becoming Chief of the Raleigh Police Department in September 2007. As Chief, he raised the bar at every organization and left each in a better position to both achieve and sustain success.

Harry Dolan has lectured throughout the United States and has trained thousands of public safety professionals in the fields of Leadership & Management, Communications Skills, and Community Policing. Past participants have consistently described Chief Dolan’s presentations as career changing, characterized by his sense of humor and unique ability to maintain participants’ interest throughout his training sessions. Chief Dolan’s demonstrated ability to connect with his clientele and deliver insightful instruction all with uncompromising principles will be of tremendous value in the private sector.

Chief Dolan’s unbridled passion to achieve service-excellence is a driving force behind Dolan Consulting Group. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Dr. Jeff Green, President/CEO, Center for Police Leadership & Ethics International

Jeff began his career in law enforcement in 1984 as a police officer in Nottoway County, Virginia. In 1986, he joined the Chesterfield County Police department serving in the positions of Patrol Officer, Vice and Narcotics Detective, and Sergeant. In 1997, Jeff joined the FBI spending the majority of his career investigating international drug cartels and serving in various training settings at the FBI Academy and in the field. Jeff spent 10 years at the FBI Academy instructing in the FBI National Academy and serving in the senior management positions of Chief of FBI Leadership Development and later as Chief of Faculty Affairs overseeing the majority of instruction in the FBI National Academy. Jeff served many years as an adjunct professor with the University of Virginia and Capella University’s Ph.D. program in Public Service Leadership. Jeff retired from the FBI in 2017 and founded the Center for Police Leadership & Ethics International, a nonprofit organization committed to the betterment of the law enforcement community.

Jeff earned BS and MS degrees in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Capella University. While his research efforts primarily focused on the relationship between personality and leadership effectiveness, Jeff has published numerous articles on topics concerning ethical leadership, leading change, human and organizational development, context and leadership, power and politics, and leading in a multicultural environment. He published his first book, Graduate Savvy: Navigating the World of Online Higher Education, in 2008, with a 2nd Edition in 2011 and 3rd Edition in 2015. Jeff also authored Decision Point: Real-life Ethical Dilemmas in Law Enforcement, which was released for publication in 2012 and a 2nd edition in 2015.

Jeff has been married for 29 years and has a son attending Regent Law School and a daughter attending Christopher Newport University’s neuroscience/pre-med program.

Thor Eells, Executive Director of the National Tactical Officers Association

Thor Eells has over 28 years of law enforcement experience with the Colorado Springs (CO) Police Department. He has served in patrol, investigations, and SWAT. The majority of his career has been in tactical operations where he has served as a SWAT operator, Team Commander and Division Commander. Until recently, Commander Eells was assigned as commander of the Specialized Enforcement Division.  He was responsible for highly specialized units such as, SWAT, K-9, EOD, Traffic Enforcement, Special Events and Air Support. While serving in this role he has obtained extensive experience in command post operations, to include both Tactical Operations and Emergency Operation Centers. He has overseen the successful law enforcement response and resolution of both man made and natural emergencies. Additionally, Commander Eells has experience as his department’s representative for WMD and Terrorist response with regard to coordination and planning with other local, county, state and federal agencies.  Commander Eells is now assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Falcon Division.  In addition to his practical experience, Commander Eells has extensive teaching experience with the NTOA.

He has taught a variety of classes to include Basic/Advanced SWAT, Hostage Rescue, High Risk Warrant Service, Active Shooter and Less Lethal Munitions. Currently he is one of the core instructors in SWAT Command and Supervision. He teaches leadership, tactical decision making and Tactical and Emergency Operations Center functions. Commander Eells has instructed hundreds of students throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Europe and the Caribbean.  Commander Eells has also represented the NTOA in the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to develop SWAT capabilities and typing. He was one of the core committee members in developing the NTOA’s National SWAT Standard and has been recognized as an expert witness in Federal Courts on Tactics, Non-Lethal weapons and Use of Force. Commander Eells is the recipient of the NTOA’s prestigious John Kolman Award of Excellence and has been awarded his department’s Distinguished Service Medal. Commander Eells is a graduate of the University of Colorado and has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Center for Creative Leadership. Commander Eells currently serves as the NTOA’s Chairman of the Board.

Lt. Brian Ellis, Sacramento Police Department

Lt. Brian Ellis is a 19-year veteran with the Sacramento Police Department. He has worked in several specialized assignments including with the Problem Oriented Policing Unit, Parole Intervention and Career Criminal Apprehension Teams, the Special Investigations Division where he was a narcotics detective, and within the Robbery/Burglary divisions.  He is currently the SWAT Commander, assigned to the Special Operations Bureau.  Brian earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from California State, Sacramento and has a MS in Organizational Leadership from National University.  He has participated in over 2,500 hours of specialized training; graduating from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the Los Angeles Police Department’s 21stCentury Leadership Program, and the Sacramento City Manager Academy.  Lieutenant Ellis has been recognized many times for performance including the Sacramento Police Department’s unit citation on two occasions; the Natomas X-factor, for outstanding community achievement; the Ben Ali crime suppression award; recognition from the California State Legislators & City of Sacramento City Attorney for his team’s work with Assembly Bill 1384, a six-city pilot program for drug and gun housing evictions; and in 2001 he and his team received an awards certificate from the National Top Cops Award, nominating them for heroism during a gun battle with a wanted murderer.  Brian is a life-long student of leadership, and passionate about helping others reach their true potential by inspiring authentic action.  He has written articles for several publications, including Law Enforcement TodayPeace Officers Research Association of California, PoliceOne, The Oxford University Press, The Journal of California Law Enforcement; and been published in two academic textbooks with IGI Global Publishing where he has contributed to chapters.  Please follow him on Twitter at @BrianEllis10.

Chief Mark A. Garcia Director Influence & Development

Mark A. Garcia served in law enforcement for 31 years.  Chief Garcia served as the Chief of Police for the City of Redlands for 6 ½ years, retiring in 2018.  Prior to becoming the Redlands Chief of Police, he served San Bernardino Police Department for 24 years ascending to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police.   Chief Garcia’s experience includes being Narcotics Bureau Commander, Tactical Commander, District Commander, Investigations Commander, Personnel and Training Commander, overseeing Internal Affairs and serving as the department’s Public Information Officer.  Chief Garcia has received numerous awards including the Medal of Valor, Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year.  Some of the highlights of Chief Garcia’s career include being the point car in President Reagan’s motorcade, being responsible for external security for President George W. Bush’s visit to San Bernardino, leading Redlands through the December 02 terrorist incident and developing future leaders.

Chief Garcia’s passion for character-based leadership development led to starting Blue Virtue Leadership and he has taught hundreds of officers how to develop their leadership capacity, how to build character, how to enhance organizational culture, how to build a Virtue Based Policing structure, how to create organizational ethics programs, Service Oriented Leadership and Strategic and Tactical Decision Making. He has made numerous presentations on leadership, ethics and culture, including the Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium, California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management, California College and University Chiefs of Police Conference, Faith and Justice Summit, University of Redlands and Cal State San Bernardino. 

Chief Garcia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and a Master’s of Science in Management.  He considers himself to be a lifelong learner having completed many certificate programs including the prestigious Leadership Decision Making Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education; Josephson’s Institute of Ethics Train the Trainer Program, Master Instructor Development Program and is a certified leadership development trainer for the John Maxwell Team. He serves on the California Police Chief’s Association Training Committee, and serves on the Police Public Safety, Image and Ethics Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Cathy Greenberg, Ph.D

It takes someone with special insights into the workings of the human mind and the human spirit to help top U.S. military become even better at their jobs. Dr. Cathy Greenberg has those insights. For the past few years, this renowned entrepreneur, educator, bestselling author and leadership expert has applied her remarkable methods about creating fearless leaders to the elite within the U.S. Army, the Navy and Special Forces. Dr. Cathy Greenberg even helps those who’ve already achieved great things in life to recognize the power and potential they don’t know that they have.

For Dr. Greenberg – who has a PhD in behavioral sciences and is an internationally recognized authority on human behavior – the keys to becoming a fearless leader include optimizing one’s emotional intelligence, stretching one’s comfort zone and developing a guiding moral courage. She has created a system to help potential leaders develop these qualities. Dr. Greenberg is one of the few coaches and thought leaders to have realized the powerful insight that mindfulness – being present in the world – and balancing all aspects of one’s life and work create truly fearless leaders.

She has worked creating and fostering leadership for much of her career. Most recently, Dr. Greenberg created the above-mentioned custom-tailored leadership and self-actualization programs for the Special Operations community including SWAT, and Navy Special Warfare (which includes SEALs and Special Warfare Combat Crews as featured in Act of Valor). She also just completed a series of training videos for flag officers at the Pentagon.   In addition, Dr. Greenberg is an educator and entrepreneur, often combining the two fields in her work on behalf of fostering leadership, workplace efficiency and happiness, and in showing how emotional intelligence ensures better performance, greater job satisfaction, higher profits and overall corporate stability. She was named one of the Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs by Executive Excellence, a journal on leadership from the renowned pioneer in leadership studies, Warren Bennis.

Kenneth D. Gisborne, MA, CPP; President, KDG Security Management Consulting Inc.
Kenneth Gisborne is a Trusted Advisor and Senior Consultant to other security businesses and to private industry, institution and government clients. This trust relationship with government includes current and past security clearances to work on sensitive project security issues. These services have been provided in sea and air port environments, as well as extensive facility and policing environments throughout Canada.

Ken has prominently worked in the background as a servant leader assisting institutions and organizations with security and policing program organizational issues. As an example, these services have been offered to communities and police departments conducting police service reviews towards the goals of better working relationships. In this line of interest, he has co-authored original and all subsequent versions of “Every Officer Is A Leader”. Ken has been a technical writer of numerous sensitive security and public safety reports and reviews. He holds a Masters Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University.

A strong proponent of mind-mapping spatial presentation and analysis, Ken has been tasked by numerous organizations in synthesizing complex issues into understandable program analyses, and conducting workshops within those organizations. This has taken form in projects such as assisting in the development of the provincial government security program for the 2010 Winter Olympics, conducting an enterprise-wide security risk assessment against terrorist threats for the regional transit system, and developing information security and port security assessments and plans for a regional Port Authority.

In recent years, Ken provided his services through 3Si Risk Strategies Inc. from 2004 to 2015; 10 of those years as President. In April 2015, Ken stepped down as President of 3Si to focus his work energy on key clients and projects, both for 3Si and for KDG Security Management Consulting Inc., a private corporation he has had since 1998. Ken has been providing overall security program and technical security consulting to private industry for 24 years. Before that, Ken was a technical investigator, security consultant and Unit Commander within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a veteran Staff Sergeant of the Technical Security Directorate. In total, he has been providing security and policing expertise for over 43 years.

Robert H. Handfield, Ph.D, North Carolina State University

Rob Handfield is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (http://scm.ncsu.edu/blog). He also serves as Faculty Lead for the Manufacturing Analytics group within the International Institute of Analytics, and is on the Faculty for Operations Research Curriculum at NC State University.

The SCRC is the first major industry-university partnership to integrate student projects into the MBA classroom in an integrative fashion, and has had 15 major Fortune 500 companies participating as industry partners since 1999. Prior to this role, Handfield was an Associate Professor and Research Associate with the Global Procurement and Supply Chain Benchmarking Initiative at Michigan State University from 1992-1999, working closely with Professor Robert Monczka.

Handfield is the Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field, and is the author of several books on supply chain management, the most recent being Biopharmaceutical Supply Chains, Supply Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Re-Design and Introduction to Supply Chain Management (Prentice Hall, 1999, 25,000 copies sold, and translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). He is also the new co-editor of the online journal, Logistics. He has co-authored textbooks for MBA and undergraduate classes including Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 6th revision (with Robert Monczka) and Operations and Supply Chain Management 3rd revision (with Cecil Bozarth). He recently led a global study on Global Logistics Trends and Strategies for BVL International in 2013, Future Buy: The Future of Procurement published by KPMG, and Procurement Cognitive Analytics published by IBM.

His current research involves work with two doctoral students on a project focused on natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to develop insights into supply chain maturity using a web-crawler. He is also working on a study of Data Readiness levels, in a grant supported by the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences at North Carolina State University, and on transportation research by the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC. He also is supported by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture to study market forecasts for bio-based products, as well as a grant to study the development of local agriculture market channels.

Handfield received the Emerald Citation of Excellence award in 2011 and again in 2013, for two articles, each cited as one of the top 50 articles from the 300 top management publications worldwide that have had a proven impact since they were published. In 2009, he was nominated as an Honorary Fellow of Contract & Commercial Management (FCCM) by the International Association of Commercial and Contract Management. This honour is bestowed on individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the field of contracting and commercial management. His blog, Supply Chain View from the Field (http://scm.ncsu.edu/blog) was listed as the #3 top business school blogs by OnlineMBA.com. Handfield is regularly quoted and has published op ed pieces, and is quoted in blogs and global news media such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Spend Matters, Microsoft Live, Ariba Live, Inc., CIO, CFO, the Supply Chain Management Review, and other media.

Handfield has consulted with over 25 Fortune 500 companies, including Biogen Idec, Caterpillar, John Deere, GlaxoSmithKline, Boston Scientific, Delphi, Chevron, British Petroleum, Chevron Phillips, Bank of America, Tennessee Valley Authority, Timken, Sensata, KPMG, Shell, Federal Express, SAP, Toshiba, and others. He has published more than 100 articles in top management journals including California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Decision Sciences.

Rosalyn D Harrington, Ph.D

Rosalyn Harrington is from Charlotte NC, where she spent 11 years with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Within that timeframe, her assignments included Patrol, Community Coordinator, Public Information Officer, ADW detective and lastly, Homicide detective.   Further, she taught criminal justice and forensic classes as an adjunct instructor at Johnson C Smith University and ITT Technical Institute.  Two years ago, Rosalyn transitioned from full-time law enforcement to part-time in order to become an Associate Professor of Criminology at Pfeiffer University.   Additionally, her education includes a pending PhD in Public Safety Leadership focusing on Emergency Management with a concentration in Forensics; a Master’s degree in Forensic Science with a focus in Investigations; a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Kinesiology with a concentration in Biology.  

David L Harvey, Deputy Director, International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training ( IADLEST)

David is the current Deputy Director of IADLEST, responsible for the supervision of staff and various grants. He is also the Director of the Madonna University Public Safety Training Institute and is also an Assistant Professor. Prior to his current positions David was Director of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards for seven years.

David is a retired police officer spending most of his career with the City of Garden City Michigan, advancing through the ranks and retiring as the Chief of Police. He was also the Police Chief of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport Authority and was the City Manager for the City of Garden City. He also began his law enforcement career as United States Army Military Police officer.

David has traveled to other countries to consult and speak on law enforcement issues and led a team to audit and consult with the Lagos Nigeria Law Enforcement Institute. He also spent most of his career as a trainer in firearms, drunk driving enforcement and crowd control. David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University in Livonia Michigan and Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan Dearborn.

Carrie Hill, National Sheriffs Association

Carrie Hill is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant.  She has dedicated her twenty-nine year career to providing professional development seminars in correctional law, along with criminal justice consulting, to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry.

Ms. Hill’s passion for and expertise of corrections law is known nationally.  She makes the law come alive and applicable regardless of rank – from report writing techniques and legal-based policy development to risk assessment and offensive approaches in the event of prisoner litigation.  

Ms. Hill’s contributions to corrections go beyond professional development to consulting for and defense of correctional facilities, management and staff.  She is also the former General Counsel to the Utah Department of Corrections, Editor of Corrections Managers’ Report and most recently, the Senior Administrative Manager to Sheriff Richard Stanek in Hennepin County, MN.  Carrie has recently accepted a new role with the NSA as the Director of the National Center for Jail Operations (NCJO).

Charles “Sid” Heal, The California Association of Tactical Officers

Charles “Sid” Heal is a retired Commander from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department with nearly 33 years of service in law enforcement, nearly half of which has been spent in units charged with handling law enforcement special and emergency operations.  At various times during his career he has served as an operations officer, watch commander, unit commander, incident commander, consultant and trainer in a myriad of law enforcement tactical operations, and is a court recognized expert in law enforcement special operations and emergency management.  As a collateral assignment, Sid was in charge of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s internationally recognized technology exploration program.  This program seeks to identify, develop, exploit and integrate new technologies for law enforcement.  The focus of effort for this program is on intervening with nonlethal options. Sid has earned three college degrees and is a graduate of the California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training, Center for Leadership Development, Command College, and the FBI National Academy.  He is the author of Sound Doctrine:  A Tactical Primer, and An Illustrated Guide to Tactical Diagramming, as well as more than 120 articles on law enforcement issues and has appeared on numerous television newscasts and documentaries and been quoted in many periodicals and newspapers.  Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences in Canada, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Brazil and Argentina, as well as throughout the United States.  In addition to his career in law enforcement, Sid recently retired from the Marine Corps Reserve after 35 years, with service in more than 20 countries and four combat tours.  As a result of both these careers, he has been personally present for the operations involving the 1992 coup d’état in Thailand, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, as well as the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in 2001 and a host of other disasters, natural and manmade.  He is the author of Sound Doctrine: A Tactical Primer and Field Command, as well as more than 165 articles on law enforcement issues.

Christopher Hoina, FBI NA # 222

Christopher Hoina, Sr. (ret. Cary PD) is an alumnus of the FBI National Academy, he received his Master’s degree from NC State University and his Bachelor’s at Shaw University.


He is the co-founder of the Institute for Credible Leadership Development and serves on the executive board for the International Academy of Public Safety.  Chris is also the co-founder of the North Carolina Public Safety Leadership Academy at Wake Tech.  Chris has served as Faculty and Director of Criminal Justice studies at Campbell University in Research Triangle Park. 


He has 25 years of law enforcement experience; from patrol officer to team commander.  During his tenure as a police officer he served as supervisor within the following commands: Training, Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Juvenile Investigations, School Resource Officers, Crisis Negotiation, Community Services, Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E., and Crisis Intervention.

Chris has an extensive teaching record in both classroom and on-line.  He has taught at the Justice Academy, Community College, and University level.  He has taught a variety of topics to include Hazardous Materials, Bias Based Profiling, Hate Crimes, Crisis Intervention, Juvenile Minority Sensitivity, Juvenile Investigations, Crisis Negotiations, Crime Scene Investigations, Crime Prevention, School Resource Officer and Implicit Bias.  For the past several years his focus has been on leadership development and self-improvement for criminal justice professionals. 

Chris is the co-author of the book the Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals, and the essay titled Virtues of Magnanimous Officers. 

Mitch Javidi, Ph.D, Founder, CEO & President

Mitch  is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, and Technology. As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, the International Academy of Public Safety, the Institute for Credible Leadership development, the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development and the MAGNUS Officers Leadership. 

He has trained at the Joint Special Operations Command “JSOC” and the US Army Special Operations Command “USASOC.” He was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999 and honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2015.  He also served as a tenured Associate Professor at NC State University for 18 years before taking an early retirement but continues to serve as an Adjunct professor without pay (by choice) at both NC State and Illinois State Universities. He is a member of the “Academy of Outstanding Teachers and Scholars” at NC State University and the Distinguished 2004 Alumni of the University of Oklahoma. Mitch was the recipient of prestigious “Person of the Year” award by the National Society of Accountants ~ Senator William Victor “Bill” Roth, Jr. “Roth IRA” received the award in the following year. 

Mitch is the co-founder of the NTOA Command College in collaborations with the National Tactical Officers Associations.  He also built the CATO’s Operator Certifications portal in collaborations with the California Association of Tactical Operators. He is currently partnering with the California Peace Officers Association to build and launch the CPOA Online with over 200 hours of CA POST approved courses, scheduled to launch Q2, 2018

Mitch is a published scholar with over 890 conference presentations worldwide.  His most recent books are entitled “Deliberate Leadership: Achieving Success Through Personal Styles,” “Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution, and “Moral Compass for the Law Enforcement Professionals” have sold over 10,000 copies. Mitch has published extensively in various journals.  His article entitled “Human Factors: Police Leaders Improving Safety While Developing Meaningful Public Trust” coauthored with Dr. Anthony Normore and Lt. Darius Bone was recently published by the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

 Colonel Craig S. Kozeniesky USMC, Retired

Craig is a native of Albuquerque, NM and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1988-2016, retiring as a Colonel and as Deputy Commander of MARSOC. Throughout his career, he served in the USMC infantry, reconnaissance and joint special operations assignments. He served as a foreign exchange officer with the British Royal Marine Commandos at 45 Commando Group in Arbroath, Scotland, as well as the Norwegian Army in Oslo, Norway. He served with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company and also at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California. He was assigned to the USMC Initial Force Contribution to U.S. Special Operations Command, Marine Corps SOCOM Detachment ONE, leading ‘Task Unit Raider’ during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.  He commanded 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, deploying with 31st MEU (SOC) and to Ar Ramadi, Iraq for OIF during the ‘Anbar Awakening’.  As Commanding Officer of Camp Fuji, Japan, he led ‘Task Force Fuji’ in disaster relief operations at the Sendai Airport as part of Operation Tomodachi from March-April 2011. He served with a joint special operations task force based in Ft. Bragg, NC, deploying to Afghanistan.  He is a recipient of the British Royal Marines Commando Medal.  He presently lives in Incline Village, NV on the north shore of Lake Tahoe and works at a consulting company.


Mark Lewis ~ Director of Security at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA

 

Completing a four year tour of active duty with the USAF Security Police and earning an honorable discharge, Mark joined the Bellevue, WA, police department in 1981.  During Mark’s 33 years of service to the citizens of Bellevue he succeeded in several assignments including as an FTO, SWAT operator, originating member of a proactive bicycle patrol unit, honor guard member and supervisor, white collar detective, and supervisor of patrol squads, SRO’s and the crime analysis section.

In 2003-04 Mark took a leave of absence from the PD to serve as an International Police Advisor through the US State Department CivPol program in Kosovo where he was assigned as the Deputy Station Commander of a police precinct of over 225 officers and civilians.  Mark retired from Bellevue PD as a Lieutenant in 2014 and served as an interim Commander with the Duval Police Department nearby.  Mark is an editorial writer and is currently working on a book on police culture and leadership.  He is also currently the Director of Security at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.  Mark has a bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration, Summa Cum Laude, also from Northwest University. 

Larry W. Long, Ph.D, Institute for Credible Leadership Development

Dr. Long served as Professor and Executive Director of the School of Communication at Illinois State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Speech, Education, Mathematics) from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science (Communication, Educational & Psychological Research) from the University of North Texas, and a PhD (Organizational Communication, Management, Research Methods, Computer Science) from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, he received the honor of being named as the 1998-99 “Person of the Year” by the National Society of Accountants for his work in developing their strategic plan and process decision making systems.

Dr. Long has been qualified as an expert witness in product liability litigation, particularly in the areas of warning label efficacy and research methodology. He is a retired artillery and infantry officer who completed 21 years of honorable service with the Army National Guard and is an honorary member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Kimberly Miller, Ph.D

Dr. Kimberly Miller is a sought-after law enforcement speaker, consultant and trainer who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 13 years.

Dr. Miller has worked with agencies of all sizes at the city, county and state level around the US and Canada and is a highlighted speaker at national, regional and state law enforcement conferences.

Dr. Miller is known for her strength-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University, a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Colorado State University. In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Miller has significant experience in leadership and mentoring with over 25 years of serving in supervisory and leadership roles.

Anthony H. Normore, Ph.D, California State University Dominguez Hills

Anthony H. Normore, Ph.D is professor of educational leadership, and department chair of Graduate Education at California State University Dominguez Hills in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Normore’s research focusses on urban leadership development in the context of ethics and social justice. He is the author of 20+ books including, Leading against the grain: Lessons from visionaries for creating just and equitable schools (2018, Teachers College Press); Foundations of educational leadership: The key to developing excellent and equitable schools (2017, Routledge);The dark side of leadership: Identifying and overcoming unethical practice in organizations (2016 Emerald);  Handbook of research on communication, leadership, and conflict resolution (2016, IGI Global publishers). He has published 150+ book chapters, reviews, and peer-reviewed articles in numerous professional leadership journals, and 300+ professional conference presentations. Dr. Normore is the AERA 2013 recipient of the Bridge People Award for Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association for his partnership work in law enforcement, corrections, and education including his leadership work with incarcerated men at Men’s Central Jail at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Organization. He is also the chair of the criminal justice commission, and co-creator of the Credible Leadership Development program  with the International Academy of Public Safety. The program was piloted with Los Angeles Police Department. Dr. Normore is the 2015 recipient of the Don Willower Excellence in Research Award at Penn State University for his work on leadership, social justice, and ethics in education.

His research appears in numerous academic journals including: Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Educational Administration, Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, Journal of Authentic Leadership in Education, International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Policy, Educational Administration Quarterly, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, International Journal of Educational Management, Canadian Journal of Education Administration and Policy, International Journal of Urban Educational Leadership, Educational Policy, and Journal of Research on Leadership Education. Dr. Normore’s police articles are published in law enforcement venues including, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Police Chief, California Peace Officers Association, Peace Officers Research Association of California, California Law Enforcement Journal, Law Enforcement Today, and Policing: International Journal of Theory and Practice.

Sheriff Ray Nash, Police Dynamics

Sheriff (Retired) Ray Nash began his law enforcement career as a police dispatcher while still in high school. He has since served in law enforcement for over 36 years and brings a wide range of experience to the profession. After serving as a reserve officer with the Irmo Police Department in South Carolina, Ray joined the force full time in 1981, working through the ranks to become Chief of Police in 1983 at age 23. He served the next two years on the training staff of the Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. In 1987, Ray became Chief of the Summerville, SC Police Department where he served until 1994. Under his leadership, Summerville was recognized for its outstanding community policing initiative. Ray next served as a consultant to law enforcement agencies nationwide in the areas of community oriented policing and leadership skills. In 1997, he began serving his first of three terms as Sheriff of Dorchester County. During this time, he developed a character-based leadership program called Police Dynamics and founded the Police Dynamics Institute. Agencies throughout the U.S. and overseas have adopted the program and are reporting great success in fighting crime, building community trust, improving officer performance, and reducing ethical failures. In 2009, Ray retired as sheriff and went overseas to support the international police reform effort in Afghanistan for the next three years. He served in a number of capacities including Criminal Justice Advisor for the US Embassy in Kabul and Professional Development Director for the International Police Coordination Board.  Ray holds an A.S. in Criminal Justice, a B.S. in Adult Education (workforce development) from Southern Illinois University, and an MS in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. He continues to provide law enforcement leadership training through the Police Dynamics Institute and the International Academy of Public Safety where he serves as VP of Training  and Development.

Captain Hajir I. Nuriddin, Bakersfield California Police Department (Ret.)

Ms. Nuriddin is a 30 year veteran of the Bakersfield California Police Department.  Recently retired as Captain, she has commanded a variety of divisions
throughout her career, inclusive of Operations, Narcotics, SWAT/EOD and Violent Criminal Apprehension Teams.

Ms. Nuriddin holds a Bachelor and Master of Public Administration Degree from California State University, Bakersfield. She is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum/Harvard University Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI National Academy 242nd Session, and various other executive development courses.  Ms. Nuriddin is a nationally recognized speaker on leadership and diversity in the public and private sector and has trained thousands of law enforcement officers and executives nationally. She has also instructed internationally with the Federal Bureau of Investigations International Police Academy.

She is certified as a Cultural Diversity instructor by the Department of Justice, the California Peace Officers Standard of Training and Souder, Betances & Associates trainers. She is also certified as an instructor for Penn State Safety & Justice Institute and has served as a certified training consultant for FranklinCovey working with agencies across the country.  Her dynamic workshops allow participants the opportunity to examine personal perceptions of groups and value systems, how changing demographics impact professional services and the role of teamwork in building strong teams. Through the use of experiential learning, self-discovery tools,
and practical application, participants learn about leadership in enhancing the organization’s ability to meet its goals and achieve its mission!

Ms. Nuriddin is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Training and Educational Committee and Civil Rights Committee, the Police Executive Research Forum, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and various law enforcement professional organizations. She is also dedicated to community service as a member of the Rotary Club-Paul Harris Fellow and has served on the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic.

Dallas G. Pope
Maryland State Police / Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, MD (Ret.)
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Sheriff Pope’s background includes assignments in criminal investigation, homicide, internal affairs, and command leadership in intelligence, narcotics, and field operations.  He is well versed in policy formulation and implementation, ethics, legal guidance in best policing practice, staffing, and budgetary construction and analysis.

He concurrently served with the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Squadron Superintendent (now retired), and participated in several worldwide deployments and contingency operations.  Military skill sets included aircraft operations and readiness, deployment planning and exercises, logistics, and staff training and sustainability.

Sheriff Pope holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland in Business Administration, an Associate’s Degree in Business, and an Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science.  He has attended and supported countless leadership training events, and graduated from the National Sheriff’s Institute, later returning as a class mentor to new sheriffs.

Rosanne Richeal, Founder of the Richeal Group

Rosanne Richeal is an Executive Coach specializing in leadership development and career advancement. She retired from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as a Chief Deputy after 26 years in law enforcement.

During her 26 years, she also worked for the Sacramento Police Department, the West Sacramento Police Department, and the contract cities of Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove Police Departments. In all, she spent 32 years in public safety working assignments in Patrol, Corrections, Airport Security, Problem Oriented Policing (POP), Street Crimes, Emergency Management, K9, Traffic, and Employee Relations. Prior to entering law enforcement, she worked over 6 years as an Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) for a private ambulance service in the Sacramento area.

Rosanne was named the first female Chief of Police for the city of Rancho Cordova, a contract city wherein law enforcement services were contracted from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. In her final year of service with the sheriff’s department, she had executive oversight for not only her service area in Contracts and Regional Services, but also held the duties and responsibilities of a vacant Chief Deputy position in Support Services. Both service areas combined were comprised of over 1200 sworn and professional staff which included 26 divisions, bureaus and units. Additionally, she was responsible for the oversight of the departments’ initial Sheriff’s Leadership Program where she still actively participates as an instructor.  She is a graduate of the LAPD West Point Leadership Program, a certified coach, speaker and trainer with the John Maxwell Team, a certified Advanced Relationship Coach in Strategic Intervention with the Institute of Strategic Intervention, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from the Union Institute and University. 

Her passion to develop leaders and promote personal well-being and growth is driven by her own experience navigating the complexities of career advancement and the ever-changing demands in the 21st Century workplace. She recognizes organizational growth cannot occur until full personal potential has been attained through asking the difficult questions and taking intentional actions; therefore, her coaching, training, and facilitating style is predicated on the development of a trusted relationship, an open and adaptable process, guided thought, and sincere listening aimed at improving self-awareness, confidence, and a sense of purpose.


Rosanne has helped many leaders become more confident and influential in their daily interactions by using a blend of personal experience, evidence-based coaching, and cognitive and emotional competence theories in her training, speaking and coaching workshops. Knowing everyone has the ability to become influential leaders, Rosanne speaks to the Five Pillars of the Leadership C5 (Character, Competence, Compassion, Courage, and Commitment) and the Confidence Trilogy which are models of perspectives she developed. The Leadership C5 and Confidence Trilogy draw upon personal attributes and experience to explore introspective discovery and personal growth.

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Joseph A. Schafer, Ph.D, Southern Illinois University

Joseph A. Schafer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa and graduate degrees from Michigan State University. Dr. Schafer’s research focuses on policing, organizational change, leadership, communities and crime, citizen perceptions of police, and futures research in policing. He was the 2006-2007 President of Police Futurists International, was a member of the PFI/FBI Futures Working Group, and served a visiting scholar in the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI Academy (2006-2008 & 2012-2013) and the Centre of Excellence in Policing & Security at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia (2012). He completed a three-year term as Region 3 (Midwest) Trustee to the Executive Board of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and is currently a Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

His recent writings include Policing 2020: Exploring the Future of Crime, Communities and Policing (2007, project editor), The Future of Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Leaders and Managers (2012), Effective Leadership in Policing: Successful Traits & Habits (2013), and more than 50 research and policy articles appearing in various academic journals and policing periodicals. Dr. Schafer routinely conducts workshops on leadership, organizational change, and the future of policing for police executive development programs, including recent programs for the California POST Command College, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Major Cities Leadership Series, the Australian Institute of Police Management, the Danish National Police, the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Safety Canada, and the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, among others.

Kyle Snyder, Ph.D, NC State’s NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT)

Kyle Snyder, director of NC State’s NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Center on Centennial Campus, is hoping that North Carolina will be first in the future of flight. For him, the future flies with Vireo, a small unmanned aviation vehicle with enormous capabilities in the fields of agriculture, law enforcement and first responders. “North Carolina’s legacy as a leader in aviation is indisputable,” Snyder said. “To miss out on this opportunity would be crazy.”

Snyder recently purchased a prototype UAS system from UTC in Charlotte to conduct his research out in Hyde Co. airport. UTC’s Vireo includes two airplanes, high-resolution cameras and two control systems for flight management and data analysis.

Kyle believes that North Carolina is in the position to be a turnkey leader in the industry due to its high-skill workforce provided by NC State and the region’s other universities. North Carolina has a uniquely qualified workforce of analysts and operators who understand how to analyze the information from UAVs and safely integrate UAVs into commercial operations. Kyle also believes that there are additional opportunities for manufacturing and research within the state’s boarders, along with well-trained operators who are transitioning out of the military and into the civilian workforce that can make a major impact on the economy.

Lorraine Snyder, The Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development

Lorraine Snyder, Director of Certified Credible Leader (CCL) of the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development is a Law Enforcement Instructor and has been in the field of public service and law enforcement for twenty-nine years. She began her career at the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety serving as a Crime Prevention Specialist and a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT). Lorraine was recruited and selected by the NC Department of Justice to develop and implement the state’s first Hate Crime Reporting Curriculum. Recognized nationally for her work, she was chosen to be a speaker at Yale University’s Research Forum on Hate/Bias Crimes. During her time at the Department of Justice, NC Justice Academy, she has developed, revised and taught a variety of courses. Being fluent in Spanish, she has instructed numerous effective Spanish-language learning courses ranging from a Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement, to a more advanced El Curso Para Leer y Practicar Español. Two of her favorite topics have been instructed in an online format; Investigator Ethics and Interrogator Personality Dynamics. She has worked with Alzheimers NC, NC Division of Aging and Adult Services, the NC Attorneys General’s Office – Medicaid Fraud Investigations Unit in offering two courses regarding investigation and protection of North Carolina’s elder and disabled population; Understanding Dementia and Investigating Crime in Long Term Care: Voiceless Victims. For her work in this area, the Southeastern Area Agencies on Aging awarded her the “Outstanding Community Service Award” in 2007, and went on to co-present a lecture at their annual conference in 2012. Lorraine received honors in 2013 by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Strategic Alliance For Elders (S.A.F.E.) Taskforce and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. presented her with the “Potter’s Hand: Senior Advocacy Award”. She is honored to have been a requested speaker in state and nationally for the last seven years. The curriculum she co-developed has been requested internationally. She is also a Challenge Course (High and Low Ropes) instructor. Lorraine holds BA in Political Science and Spanish Language, from UNC Greensboro, NC.

Lt. Col. Wellington Scott, Institute for Credible Leadership Development

Lt. Col. Scott is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Administrative Officer’s Management Program, and an honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
He was a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for 28 years and retired as the Deputy Commander in 2013. He directed the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s First Line Supervisors School where he developed curriculum and provided instruction for newly promoted First Line Supervisors. Lieutenant Colonel Scott served as a Troop Commander, Unit Commander in Charge of Promotion and Performance Management, Director of Support Services, Director of Professional Standards, Director of Field Operations, and Deputy Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

He received Specialized Instructor Certifications in Defensive Tactics, Fitness Specialist and Biomechanics, Verbal Judo, and Performance Management Instructor Training from Developmental Dimensions International. He is a contract instructor for the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center and the Central Piedmont Community College – Public Safety Leadership Institute.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Field Training Officers, and is an Honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Lieutenant Colonel Scott now serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the International Academy of Public Safety and is a co-author of the book, Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals.

Linda Shaffer-Vanaria
President and Founder of Enterprise Coaching of Carlsbad
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College
U.S. Naval officer, Test pilot, Squadron commander, and Director of the Navy’s Pacific leader training (Ret.)

Linda Shaffer-Vanaria served as career U.S. Naval officer and was a test pilot, squadron commander, and Director of the Navy’s Pacific leader training unit responsible for training 11,000 leaders each year.  She commanded an operational logistics squadron of over 500 people operating from Southern California, Asia Pacific and embarked on all deployed Pacific Fleet Air Carriers.  Her organization was awarded its first operational excellence award in its 21 year history.   Linda’s first leadership assignment in the Navy was as the Squadron Legal Officer for which she received 6 weeks of Legal School on the Uniform Code of Military Justice, an experience she credits for enabling her to lead confidently with accountability and discipline throughout her career.  Following her military tenure Linda was invited to be amongst an elite leadership development team of 40 change agents enabling business transformation initiatives throughout a major oil company.   For the past 15 years, she has been a Global Consultant and EDGE Performance Thought Leader in her own practice working with large corporations and entrepreneurial organizations, as well as multiple federal government agencies.  She has coached one-on-one more than 1000 leaders across all levels of leadership and diverse roles which provides her a breadth of experiences and examples to help levels at every level connect the dots between strategy and action.  In her leadership development coaching with Defense Logistics Agency, she has coached many police officers, firefighters and safety professionals.  Linda is a #1 International Best Selling Author.  She has authored PERCEPTION POWER: 10 Skills to Get Your Team to Buy In, Take Action and Gain Momentum.  She also authored Piloting Your Edge, a book on leading at the EDGE.  Linda has a BSE in Systems Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and was recognized as the 9th Distinguished Graduate in 20 years by the Moore School of Electrical Engineering.  She also holds a MS in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee Space Institute and is a Naval War College Graduate.

Colonel Ted Spain

Colonel (Retired) Ted Spain is a native of Wendell, North Carolina.  He graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  He also holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Webster University and a Masters Degree in Military Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.  His military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College.  Colonel Spain entered the Army as a Private First Class in June 1978 and was commissioned from the US Army Officer Candidate School in December 1978.  He was inducted into the US Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in March 2006 and inducted into the US Army Military Police Regimental Hall of Fame in September 2009.  Before joining the Army he was a police officer in Greenville, North Carolina.  He is the co-author of a recently released book entitled, “Breaking Iraq: The Ten Mistakes That Broke Iraq”, where he reveals his first hand involvement in the planning for, and the execution of, the ground war and the first year of the occupation of Iraq in 2003-2004, while serving as the Commander of the 18th Military Police Brigade.  Some of his awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (awarded seven times), Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Iraqi Campaign Medal (with one service star), and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals.  He earned the United States Army parachutist badge, the parachutist badge from the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Military Police Silver Order of the Marechanssee.

Erik Therwanger, Think Great

Erik is the founder of Think GREAT and draws from his experiences as a U.S. Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur to help organizations achieve new levels of success. He uniquely combines leadership development, team building, sales training, and goal-setting into strategies and techniques that empower team members and leaders to exceed expectations.

Erik has inspired audiences at companies such as US Bank, Sam’s Club, Shutterfly, RE/MAX, Hubbard Broadcasting, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Foods, armed services commands ranging from the Air National Guard to the U.S. Marine Corps, charities like The American Cancer Society, law enforcement and government agencies, and organizations in the health care and education industries.

Think GREAT is a Certified Veteran-Owned Business and Erik is also author of The Think GREAT Collection. Erik shares the successful, proven concepts in his six books to give individuals and organizations the competitive edge needed for achieving new levels of success.

  • ELEVATE
  • The LEADERSHIP Connection
  • The GOAL Formula
  • 3-D Sales
  • The SCALE Factor
  • GPS: 90-Day Power Journal

As a speaker and coach, Erik’s training sessions provide the tools needed to achieve greater results. With a lasting message of inspiration, he also empowers audiences as he describes his life-changing experience of being his wife’s caregiver, during her four bouts with cancer. Erik’s interactive and entertaining style engages audiences as he empowers them to open new possibilities in their personal and professional lives.

The Business Elevation System (BES) is Erik’s customized strategic planning system that allows businesses to elevate to the next level by providing the tools necessary to build and develop their plan and their teams.

As a trainer and speaker for the spouses of armed services personnel, Erik is deeply aware of their challenges and sacrifices. To help support their education and career goals, Erik founded the Think GREAT Foundation, which is dedicated to awarding scholarships to military spouses.

Timothy Turner, Ph.D, Anderson University

Dr. Turner retired as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) after serving 22 years with the FBI. Dr. Turner’s last assignment was as a Program Manager for the Leadership Development Institute of the FBI Academy, at Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Turner served as Adjunct Professor at Columbia Southern University as well as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Virginia and instructed at the National Academy and the University of Virginia Northern Center. After retiring from the FBI.

Dr. Turner worked with Homeland Security at the Law Enforcement Leadership Institute located at the FLETC were he provided instruction to supervisors from Federal Agencies as well as to the International Law Enforcement Academies. Dr. Turner currently works as the Dean for the School of Public Service and Administration at Anderson University. Additionally he is the CEO for Inspirational Leadership, a leadership and personal development company working with public sector agencies and private enterprises developing multidisciplinary projects and training. This work includes the U.S. State Departments Anti-Terrorism Training Programs conducting Criminal Justice training programs throughout the
world.

Dr. Turner coordinated the development of the FBI’s Supervisors Desk Reference Guide and has facilitated numerous presentations regarding leadership, anagement and emotional intelligence topics. He has been responsible for the oversight of a variety of training and operational programs including crises coordinator, hostage negotiator and aviation coordinator.  He was a presenter at the COPS leadership roundtable, FBI Health Care Fraud Manager’s Conference, International Conference on Emotional Intelligence and provided key note addresses at the International Association of Women Police 46th Annual Training Conference and the Police Commissioners Conference Australasia and South-West Pacific Region.  Prior to his assignment at FBI Headquarters, Dr. Turner was the original case agent for Major Case 98, the primary terrorism case in the United States at the time. Dr. Turner was the administrative case agent in the case known as the Ballad of Little River, the first use of the federal hate crime statue in the United States. Dr. Turner was perationally involved with the John Gotti and Robert Hanssen cases, Talladega Prison Riot, Los Angeles Riot, was negotiator/pilot for the Waco Standoff and was an EAP counselor and Evidence Response Team member at the Pentagon for 9/11. Prior to entering the FBI, Dr. Turner served as a United States Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam, Naval Aviator and Commander of 1064th Maintenance Helicopter Detachment, Nebraska National Guard.

Dr. Turner earned a BS degree from Baylor University; M. Ed’s. from Mississippi State University and the University of Virginia, and an MS in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University. He also attended the University of Nebraska, School of Law. Dr. Turner completed his Ed.D. in Leadership from the University of Virginia. His research efforts have focused on the use of emotional intelligence for succession planning.

Captain Dan Willis, FBI # 241

Capt. Willis served nearly 30 years with the La Mesa (CA)Police Department as a crimes of violence, child molest, homicide detective and SWAT Commander, as well as his agency’s Wellness Unit Coordinator. He is a graduate in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University, as well as the FBI National Academy Associates (NA 241) where he studied Emotional Survival. He is the author of the award-winning emotional survival guidebook “Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart.” He now travels the country providing emotional survival and wellness training to first responders in order to enhance resiliency and coping ability, prevent or mitigate PTSD, suicide prevention, while providing proactive strategies to heal, protect, and enhance survivability. With suicide being the #1 cause of death annually for officers with another 1-5 suffering from PTSD – emotional survival and wellness training is essential to enable officers to sustain and enhance health, wellness, and professional service.

Angela Workman-Stark, Ph.D, Chief Superintendent (Ret.) with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Angela Workman-Stark is a recently retired Chief Superintendent from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. With more than 24 years in policing, her experience has consisted of roles in general patrol, criminal intelligence, money laundering/proceeds of crime investigations, undercover operations, human resources, terrorism prevention, and organizational development. 

For much of the past decade she has held significant leadership roles in implementing organization-wide transformation related to leadership and culture. Prior to her retirement, Angela was responsible for overseeing the implementation of an organization-wide action plan in furtherance of the RCMP goal to effect significant cultural change relative to diversity and inclusion. 

Angela is currently an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University in western Canada, where she teaches, researches and writes on the topics of organizational change, leadership and creating inclusive workplaces. She also works extensively with Police Services in Canada and internationally on these same themes. 

Angela has delivered numerous national and international conference presentations, keynotes, and workshops, and she is the author of the recently published book, Inclusive Policing from the Inside Out.

Chief Randy Watt, Ogden Police Department

Chief Randy Watt is the Chief of Ogden Police Department in Utah.   Randy holds a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College, a M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Police Science degree from Weber State College, and is a graduate of Session 191 of the F.B.I. National Academy.  Randy retired from the Ogden Police Department, Ogden, Utah, in October of 2011.  At the time of retirement he was serving as Assistant Chief of Police, with thirty-two years of service in a multitude of assignments and at all levels of supervision and leadership. 

Chief Watt is a recipient of various medals and commendations, including the department’s Medal of Valor (twice awarded).  A long-time member of the Ogden/Metro S.W.A.T. Team, Chief Watt has extensive experience in tactical operations, ranging from high-risk warrant service to hostage rescues.  Chief Watt is a nationally recognized expert in the field of law enforcement special operations and counter-terrorism.  He is involved with projects supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).  He is an expert witness on Law Enforcement use of force and counter-terrorism. 

He is a lead instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association (N.T.O.A.) in a variety of S.W.A.T. Leadership and Terrorism courses, and is a regular presenter at the N.T.O.A. Conference, as well as at various state S.W.A.T. Association conferences and training events.  He is the past author of the “On Leadership” column for the N.T.O.A’s Tactical Edge magazine.  Prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, then-Lieutenant Watt, was co-chair of the Tactical Response Sub-Committee and spent three years studying terrorism, writing the tactical response plan for protection of the Olympic Games, and conducting security assessments for Olympic venues.  Chief Watt has taught hostage rescue tactics and techniques to foreign military and police units and is a consultant to myriad local, state and federal tactical units.  He is an instructor at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, AZ.  Randy is also a Colonel in the Utah Army National Guard, currently assigned to the Joint Forces HQ.  From June, 2011, to December, 2013, he was the Commander of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), commanding 2200 Special Forces soldiers located across 9 states. 

With 32-years of active duty and reserve Special Forces experience, he is a graduate of numerous Special Operations courses and schools, and is a Master Parachutist and Military Free-Fall Parachutist.  Leadership schools include the Infantry Officer’s Basic/Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Service and Support School, Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, and the resident U.S. Army War College.    Colonel Watt’s combat service includes year-long tours of Afghanistan, 2001-2002, Iraq, 2006-2007, and Iraq again in 2010 through 2011.  All assignments were at leadership levels of counter-terrorism units.  As a result of his service, he received the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for valor in combat, three Bronze Star Medals for meritorious service in combat, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the G.W.O.T. Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three stars, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.  He was featured in the March, 2003, ABC television special Profiles From the Front Lines, and the August, 2003, issue of Men’s Health magazine.  He is the author of “One Warrior’s Creed.”

Carrie Wooten, Founder, Mindset Enterprise

Carrie Wooten is the CEO of Mindset Enterprise, Ascent to Alpha (virtual training academy) and two real estate investment companies.  She is also the author of “It Starts with Me”- a daily practice to mastering self-reflection.  Carrie has trained active duty U.S. Marines, law enforcement, high-profile entrepreneurs and corporate teams, specializing in personal development and building the foundation for a successful professional culture. 

Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from James Madison University and then began her journey in a multi-faceted work environment, gathering knowledge and experience on the struggles and triumphs of professional culture.

In Carrie’s entrepreneurial career, she completed Elite Life Academy and the Life Intended program, over 8 months of intensive training on mindset, building foundation, unleashing potential and becoming an influencer.  She combined her education and entrepreneurial experience to develop unique training that has been called the missing link in the professional environment.

Carrie’s energetic and interactive training style embraces a unique perspective that encourages students to think beyond their potential, master self-reflection as a tool for success and impact the ever-changing world around them.  By creating the ideal professional culture, students, organizations and departments will increase their morale, retention, service and mission effectiveness.

Carrie currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, Captain Chris Wooten, USMC (Ret.) and two young sons.

Chief Bradley Wentlandt
Founder & Director, Wisconsin Command College, WI
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Chief Bradley Wentlandt began his career with the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist / Explosive Detector Dog Handler and later served as a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper before his appointment to the Greenfield Police Department in 1991. Chief Wentlandt earned a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and holds the designation of Certified Public Manager (CPM) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

Chief Wentlandt is the Northcentral Region Chair of the State Associations of Chiefs of Police, a division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as a member of the IACP Guest Speakers Bureau to promote the concepts of 21st Century Policing. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, Past President of the Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association and Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Police Executive Group. In 2014 he was appointed by Governor Walker to the Wisconsin Interoperability Council.

Chief Wentlandt is the founder and director of the Wisconsin Command College, a joint venture of the Department of Justice and the University of Wisconsin. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor, lecturer and Program Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin – Madison Certified Public Manager Program.