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Matt Wietbrock // Associate

Matt Wietbrock

Matt Wietbrock currently serves as a Commander of Patrol Services for the Evanston campus of the Northwestern University Police Department, within the Department of Safety and Security. This agency is a fully certified, professional law enforcement agency located in Evanston, Illinois.  Prior to Northwestern, Matt worked at Purdue University for 17 years, leaving as Captain of patrol operations for the University’s Police Department. In that role, he supervised the Patrol Division, the Training Unit, and the Communications Unit. These branches had a combined staff of 28 police officers and 12 dispatchers. Matt served both agencies with key leadership of Clery Act compliance. While with the Purdue University Police Department, he was responsible for proper classification of police reports to ensure the accuracy of the institution’s Annual Security Report, and Clery Act required daily crime log. He participated in evaluating crime reports for issuance of timely warnings and emergency notifications. He also served on the agency’s Hate Crime Review Committee. At Northwestern, Matt serves as a police representative at the monthly Clery Act statistics reconciliation meeting.

As an associate with Margolis Healy, he participated in several Clery Act services including data audits, Annual Security Report reviews, and general Clery Act compliance reviews. Data Reviews and Audits to a wide range of clients. In addition to extensive Clery Act experience, Matt served as the Purdue University Police Department’s accreditation manager, responsible for the continued compliance of CALEA (The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.) accreditation standards, and policy development. He was the Lead Firearms Instructor, Active Threats Response Instructor, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Specialist.  He also served as Deputy Security Coordinator for the 10 Purdue University Polytechnic Institutes, overseeing active threat training, and environmental assessments.

He spent 11 years as a Detective, rising to the rank of Sergeant.  While in the Investigations Unit, he served as lead crime scene investigator, and coordinated the agency’s Dignitary Protection Team. He is a certified Medicolegal Death Investigator, Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Science, and a 2003 Honor Graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Matt graduated from Purdue University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree (BS) Aviation Flight Technology.

He spent 11 years as a Detective, rising to the rank of Sergeant.  While in the Investigations Unit, he served as lead crime scene investigator, and coordinated the agency’s Dignitary Protection Team. He is a certified Medicolegal Death Investigator, Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Science, and a 2003 Honor Graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Matt graduated from Purdue University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree (BS) Aviation Flight Technology.

Kyle Norton // Associate

Kyle Norton

Kyle Norton joins Margolis Healy with an extensive higher education and auditing background. He served as a consultant for large banking corporations, through which he developed process mapping, identified gaps, analyzed risk, audited and re-wrote policies and procedures, and worked with internal stakeholders to re-train employees on best practices. In higher education, Kyle has served as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment through which he led university-wide recruitment initiatives, developed student leadership programs, spearheaded summer camp programs for high school students, and served as a student conduct board hearing member. Kyle also served as a Managing Director and full-time clinical professor, and oversaw the academic advising team, teaching faculty, curriculum development, and strategic growth for his division. Additionally, Kyle aided Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group as the Chief of Staff and Institutional Response Coordinator, focusing on Title IX, VAWA, and Clery-related policy work and investigations, data audits, national trainings, client relationship development, and overall project management.

The various roles in Kyle’s career thus far have allowed him to develop a unique, holistic understanding of the inner-workings and connectivity within higher education and the nuances that exist throughout institutions nation-wide.

Kyle is a Philadelphia native and graduated from Drexel University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, and again in 2017 with a Master’s in Higher Education Administration & Leadership.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Project Coordinator

Dawn Lyon

Dawn Lyon is a Project Coordinator at Margolis Healy working in the Williston, Vermont office. She comes to Margolis Healy after being self-employed for a number of years working in property management and hospitality.  For over a decade, she was a dedicated volunteer in the Essex town schools as her kids progressed through the system.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford, where she concentrated in Human Resource Management.

Dawn lives with her husband and four daughters in Essex, Vermont. She finds great enjoyment in spending time with her family & friends, watching her kids participate in sports, and gardening in the spring.

Eric Chin // Senior Associate

Eric Chin

With Margolis Healy since 2015, Eric has worked with both Organizational Assessment and Regulatory Compliance clients. His Clery Act work has addressed compliance generally, and especially Annual Security Report requirements, data review, and audit work. Eric’s clients have represented the spectrum of higher education institutions. Eric has also presented on the importance of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and its Clery Act related requirements.

Eric is the Deputy Chief of Police for the Northwestern University, overseeing daily police and security operations on both the Chicago and Evanston Campuses, contract security, special events management, professional standards and threat assessment. Prior to joining Northwestern University, Eric was the Captain of Special Services for the Purdue University Police Department serving his alma mater for 21 years. Among his duties, he oversaw Clery Act compliance for all eight separate campuses.

In addition to postgraduate work at the University of Virginia, he attended the FBI National Academy, completed coursework at the Southern Police Institute, and has received commendations from both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Secret Service. In 2014 he served on the subcommittee focusing on statistical disclosure for the Department of Education, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, which developed implementing regulations for VAWA amendments.

Gabe Gates // Associate

Gabe Gates

Gabe Gates currently serves as the first Assistant Vice President for Clery Compliance at the University of Virginia. In his current role, Gabe works closely with staff across the University, particularly with colleagues in Compliance, Student Affairs, Title IX, the University Police Department, Athletics, Environmental Health and Safety, and in the General Counsel’s Office. Gabe coordinates compliance efforts across the University to ensure a collaborative and deliberate approach to Clery compliance. Gabe reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Virginia.

Prior to his time at the University of Virginia, Gabe was employed at Penn State University, where he served as their Compliance Manager and helped navigate the University through the most comprehensive Clery review that the Department of Education has conducted to date. In his role there, Gabe coordinated the compliance efforts for all 23 Penn State campuses to ensure that the institution complies with state and federal laws.

Gabe has also worked as a consultant with other institutions, specifically related to compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Gabe also serves as a national expert for the Clery Center for Security on Campus, recently responsible for helping to revise the organization’s training curriculum and delivering trainings to institutions across the country. Gabe is frequently requested and recognized as a national expert for Clery compliance, including audiences such as the United State Congress, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Preceding his time at Penn State, Gabe was a senior compliance analyst with Maersk Line Limited, an international logistics company, in Norfolk, Virginia. Gabe also has over five years’ experience leading an audit team for the Department of Defense where he conducted operational audits and NCIS white-collar investigations.

Dee Barbic // Associate

Dee Barbic

Dee Barbic is retired from the Vermont State Police after serving over 26 years with the department.  She served in all three divisions throughout her career including assignments as Detective Sergeant and Special Investigations Unit Commander in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Patrol Commander and Station Commander in the Field Force Division and as the Professional Standards Commander in the Support Services Division.  She was a member of the state police Crisis Negotiation Unit where she served as the assistant team leader.  In these roles Dee has led numerous large-scale events and operations to include deployment of special teams and overseeing large scale investigations and incidents.  Dee also has extensive experience in Emergency Management and served in the State Emergency Operations Center during times of natural disasters and emergencies.

As the Professional Standards Commander, Dee oversaw the department’s CALEA (Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies) Accreditation process during which the Vermont State Police successfully achieved accreditation, becoming one of two police agencies in the state of Vermont to be accredited and the tenth state police agency in the country to do so. 

Dee holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont and Master’s degree from the University of Vermont and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  She is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Champlain College where she teaches in the Criminal Justice Department.  She is also an assessor for CALEA and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Director of Organizational Assessment

Kathy Zoner

Kathy Zoner joined the Margolis Healy team as the Director of Organizational Assessment in March of 2019. She has 27 years of experience in higher education law enforcement, including nearly a decade as the chief of the Cornell University Police after ascending through the ranks therein. She has proven expertise and leadership in public safety, physical security, community engagement, cultural awareness, event and emergency management, sexual assault prevention, mental health awareness, and behavioral and threat assessments.

She was instrumental in guiding her prior agency into achieving and maintaining IACLEA accreditation, and was awarded the Michael Padula Award by the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission for her efforts in collaborations within the Cornell and Ithaca, NY, law enforcement communities. She was recognized by special legislative resolutions in both county and higher ed institutional governance for her consistent work in creating law enforcement agencies that are accessible to the communities they serve, while creating environments of safety and mutual respect. She has distinguished herself on many local boards, community committees, and campus diversity initiatives, and facilitated numerous forums on police and community relations.

In 2014, Washington D.C. she provided testimony before the senate subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism about the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement regarding campus sexual assault investigations. She has presented on issues pertinent to law enforcement at conferences, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

She is a founding member (2001) of her former institution’s committee on student behavioral assessment, and served over ten years on their Threat Assessment Team. She presented for the New York State Committee on Counter Terrorism and remains active with her zone counter terrorism subcommittee.

She is a graduate of the Ohio State University and the FBI National Academy. She is certified in multiple FEMA incident command courses, including several on Incident Command for Executives and Senior Officials. She is a current member of the FBI National Academy Associates, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACLEA), the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), and several New York state and local law enforcement associations. She chairs the Tompkins Cortland Law Enforcement Administrators Group, serves as an IACLEA Accreditation Commissioner since 2010, and as chair of the IACLEA Communications Committee since 2016.

Linda Langford, Sc.D. // Senior Associate

Linda Langford, Sc.D.

Dr. Linda Langford is a Boston-based consultant who is passionate about helping campus and community professionals build the knowledge and skills they need to create effective prevention efforts. From 1998 to 2012, she served as an Associate Center Director at the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, initially managing the Center’s evaluation projects and in 2002 becoming the Director of Violence Prevention initiatives. During her time at the Center, Linda developed a framework for violence prevention in higher education based on a public health approach that promotes campus and community collaboration and systematic data-driven planning based on the best available prevention science. Her Center work included delivering in-person trainings, webinars, group and individual technical assistance, and consultation to hundreds of campuses. Examples of trainings she created include an online violence prevention 101 course, a one-day training for statewide consortia of campus-based sexual violence prevention professionals, and a two-day in-person institute to build knowledge and skills for developing and implementing a bystander intervention program as part of a comprehensive prevention effort. She was frequently invited to speak and train on campus violence prevention topics and served on numerous national advisory boards and expert panels.

Since the Higher Education Center’s funding was eliminated in 2012, Linda has operated a consulting practice, Langford & Associates, through which she works regularly with campuses, communities and national organizations to address an array of health and safety issues including sexual and relationship violence.  Example projects have included supporting OVW Campus Program Grantees as part of the Strategic Planning and Assessment (SPA) TA Team, conducting prevention reviews, conducting online and in-person trainings and presentations, and providing short- and long-term consultation on an array of issues related to effective prevention, including “prevention 101,” strategic planning, bystander intervention, social norms approaches, health communications and messaging, campus and community partnerships and coalitions, environmental approaches to prevention, maximizing synergy across prevention efforts, and other topics. In addition to her consulting work, she currently works part-time as an Evaluation and Communications Scientist at the SAMHSA-funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). She holds a doctorate in behavioral sciences from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Christi Hurt, M.P.A. // Associate

Christi Hurt, M.P.A.

Christi Hurt is the Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief of Staff for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, she supports pan-university efforts to foster student success, ensure campus safety, and promote equity and access for all students. Prior to serving in this role, Hurt served as the Director of the Carolina Women’s Center, where she increased the capacity of the Center to serve students, faculty, and staff who experienced interpersonal violence and abuse. Additionally, she served as the University’s first full-time Title IX Coordinator and chaired the campus-wide Task Force to revise the University’s policy on prohibited discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, which was enacted across campus in 2014.

Before beginning her tenure at the University, Hurt spent more than 20 years working on local, state, and national levels to eliminate interpersonal violence and develop responsive support systems. She in a national trainer on strategic planning, organizational capacity building, and succession planning in nonprofit organizations and frequently works with organizations during periods of significant transition to help ensure their growth and success over time. She served as the Member Services Director, Associate Director, and Interim Director of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs and worked with the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project. She started her work to end violence in 1991, when she began working as a crisis line volunteer at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She earned her Master in Public Administration and her undergraduate degree at UNC, and began work on her Doctorate in Public Health at UNC in the fall of 2018.

Hurt serves as an adjunct faculty member at UNC in the Department for Women’s and Gender Studies, where she teaches a course on leadership and violence prevention, and in the School of Government, where she teaches courses on nonprofit management and nonprofit/government relationships.

Dana Perrin // Associate

Dana Perrin

Dana Perrin has 30 years of experience in campus safety administration and operations. With an emphasis on student, faculty and community relations, he has dedicated his career to law enforcement in the higher education environment.  He has special interests in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), technology, access control and the cultivation of collaborative staff and student relationships to build a safer campus community.

At the University of Rochester, Dana has held positions in all operational areas of the Public Safety Department. He has served as an advisor to the Senior Class Council and lived on campus for a year as a Staff in Residence. Presently, he is a member of the CARE/Behavioral Intervention Team and the International Travel Assessment Group and serves as the University’s Clery Compliance Officer.

Locally, Dana serves on the Project Exile Board, the President off Board of Rochester Christian School and the Parents Council at Roberts Wesleyan College. He is a past member of the Keuka College Alumni Executive Council. Dana is a recipient of the “Teddi Award” from Camp Good Days & Special Times and in 2016 was inducted into the organization’s “Ring of Honor.” Along with his family, Dana has volunteered as a “puppy raiser” for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and for Monroe County Special Olympics.

Nationally, Dana has presented for nationally for IACLEA (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators), IACP (International Association Chiefs of Police), the National Crime Prevention Institute, NABITA (National Behavioral Intervention Team Association) and the International Parking Institute.

Dana earned both his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Keuka College.

Joseph Dooley // Associate

Joseph Dooley

Joseph M. Dooley has served in law enforcement for 37 years with a career in local law enforcement and university policing. Hired in 1981 by the Orange Connecticut Police Department, he progressed through each rank within the department and was appointed Chief of Police in 2002. In 2006, he retired from the Orange Police Department and was sworn in as the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety for the Southern Connecticut State University Police in New Haven, Connecticut and continues in that position today.

Joseph earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of New Haven. He is a graduate of the 148th session of the FBI National Academy, and member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement, Ct. Police Chiefs Association, New England Police Chiefs Association, FBI National Academy Associates and National Law Enforcement Associates to name a few.

Joseph has significant experience in patrol and investigative services and management of police personnel. His work at Southern Connecticut State University has helped him expand his knowledge of emergency management, threat assessment, access control, intrusion detection, security camera systems and crime prevention strategies. He is adept at community policing initiatives, systems analysis and personnel issues including conflict resolution. He has a passion for professional standards and training.

Joseph has been married to his wife Valerie for 35 years and they have two daughters.

Roger Stearns // Associate

Roger Stearns

Roger Lee Stearns has more than 25 years of service in campus public safety and law enforcement, with more than 10 years of administrative and command staff experience. Roger was the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police at Kennesaw State University where he led a full service public safety agency comprised of Police Services, Office of Emergency Management, Office of Public Safety Systems and the Office of Victim Services.  Under his leadership the Department received national recognition as Clery Compliance Program of the Year by the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals; and Department of the Year by the National Campus Safety Summit. Roger previously served as Chief of Police at the University of Texas-Pan American and as Police Major for Field Operations at Vanderbilt University.

Roger is actively involved in the advancement of Campus Public Safety and has served on numerous committees with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Roger was awarded with the 2014 IACLEA Administrative Excellence Award. Roger is an Eagle Scout and has actively volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and Law Enforcement Exploring for the past 40 years, including serving on the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee from 2009-2017.

Roger is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communications and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session #235. As a public safety professional he has served in a public safety leadership capacity at numerous higher education institutions including the University of Arkansas, Vanderbilt University, University System of Georgia, University of Texas System, and Texas A&M University System.

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Julie Bromage

Julie Bromage is the Client Relations Manager for Margolis Healy. She coordinates the planning and logistics for Margolis Healy projects, working closely with clients and internal staff.

Prior to joining Margolis Healy, Julie worked at Harvard University in the Office of the Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development, and then the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. In addition to her experience in higher education administration, Julie has worked in event management in Boston and New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond.

Ronnell A. Higgins // Senior Associate

Ronnell A. Higgins

Ronnell A. Higgins is the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at Yale University. Chief Higgins has been instrumental in designing and implementing strategies to reduce crime and build community trust at Yale since being named Chief in 2011. Chief Higgins was promoted to Director of Public Safety in 2015 and his duties expanded to include security operations and security systems.

With an emphasis on community policing, public safety, and crime reduction, Chief Higgins’ reputation for leadership, experience, and exemplary achievement, reflects his ability to drive change, broker exceptional intercommunity relationships, optimize operations, and ensure overall public safety. Chief Higgins’ broad background and understanding of the unique issues of an urban campus have earned him a reputation for delivering solutions which produce outstanding results and for leveraging relationships for mutual benefit.

An Executive Fellow on the Police Foundation he served on a team of subject matter experts selected to review the Saint Luis County Police Department following their request to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Collaborative Reform and Technical Assistance project (2014-2015). Chief Higgins recently served alongside nationally renowned police chiefs, academics and researchers on the Crime Indicators Working Group (CIWG), assembled during 2014 and 2015 to provide guidance to the Bureau of Justice Statistics in its effort to identify the preferred national indicators of crime. Chief Higgins serves on the Police Officers Standards and Training Council (POSTC) and was appointed to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Committee in 2013.  Chief Higgins is past president of the South Central Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association and serves on the executive board for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives for Connecticut (NOBLE). Named one of the state’s Top 100 influential African Americans by the Connecticut NAACP for 2014 and 2015, Chief Higgins was appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System. Chief Higgins is the recipient of the Elm-Ivy Award honoring Yale and New Haven community members whose service strengthens the ties of the university and its hometown.

Chief Higgins is a Master’s Degree Candidate at the Naval Post Graduate School for Homeland Security and Defense. Chief Higgins has a BS in Law Enforcement Administration from the University of New Haven and is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy. He holds a certificate in Law Enforcement Education from the University of Virginia and successfully completed the Crisis Leadership in Higher Education Seminar at the Harvard Kennedy Graduate School of Education.

Elizabeth Donegan // Associate

Elizabeth Donegan

Sergeant Elizabeth Donegan is a 25-year veteran of the Austin Police Department.  She has extensive experience in investigating child abuse and sexual assault (stranger and non-stranger). For the past six years, she has led the Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (SOAR). For over nine years she led the APD Sex Crimes Unit, which was widely recognized for its progressive approach toward investigating sexual assault, providing better service to victims, and changing the culture surrounding the investigation of non-stranger sexual assault.


Liz has investigated and overseen over 10,000 sexual assault cases. Her reform efforts implemented within the unit resulted in national recognition by organizations such as the Human Rights Watch, International Association of Chiefs of Police and End Violence Against Women International.


Liz consults with and trains multi-disciplinary audiences in best practices in sexual assault, including trauma-informed response and investigations. She has trained campus police, advocates and assistant district attorneys at a number of higher education institutions including Notre Dame, University of Texas, St Edwards University and Huston Tillotson University. Liz also conducts training for the military and law enforcement agencies in the US and Canada, including the US Army and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Francis Mozgai, CPP // Manager of Security & Emergency Management Services

Francis Mozgai, CPP

Mr. Fran Mozgai, CPP, joined Margolis Healy in 2018 as the Manager of Security & Emergency Management Services. Prior to joining Margolis Healy, Fran had retired from the Hillsborough Police Department, an accredited law enforcement agency located in Central New Jersey, after serving 25 years. He most recently held the rank of Captain and oversaw the Patrol and Investigative Divisions. Fran has been in supervisory and command level positions for fourteen years and has supervised a multitude of units including community policing, training and internal affairs. He has also been a police academy in-service instructor.

Prior to the advent of school resource officers, Fran was a juvenile officer and worked closely with a large suburban school district on matters concerning school safety and security. Later, as a Detective Lieutenant he was his agency's liaison to the school district and was the primary collaborator for all matters concerning safety and security at the school district's facilities. In this role, Fran was responsible for coordinating the response to critical incidents such as bomb threats, reports of firearms on campus, K-9 searches, unidentified intruders and large-scale events.

On the emergency management side, Fran has multiple FEMA certifications including; IS-907 "Active Shooter, What You Can Do", and IC 400 "Advanced Incident Command". Fran has received twenty-one medals and commendations throughout his career, including two for his management of his agency's response to Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy. Fran is also board certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and is a member of the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council.

Fran holds a Master's Degree from Boston University and a Bachelor's from Moravian College. He is a graduate of the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the Rutgers University Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Program. Fran is a member of the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and the American Society for Industrial Security.

David Perry // Associate

David Perry

Florida State University’s Chief of Police, David L. Perry, has worked in law enforcement since 1993.  He began his career as a police officer for the Albany Police Department in Albany, Georgia where he quickly rose to the rank of investigator then transferred to the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit. At age 26, he was appointed Chief of Police at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. From 2003 to 2006 Perry served as the Deputy Chief of Police for Clemson University. In 2006, David accepted the position as Chief of Police for Florida State University (FSU).

As FSU’s Assistant Vice President for Safety and Chief of Police, his responsibilities include overseeing safety, police and security services on campuses in Panama City Florida, Sarasota Florida and the Florida State University School (K-12) in addition to his main campus responsibilities. The FSU Police Department currently has 67 sworn officers and a number of security and administrative personnel at each location. His responsibilities also include overseeing access control and CCTV systems, transportation – parking enforcement and emergency management for the university.

Chief Perry shares his extensive knowledge of the campus law enforcement profession while teaching as an adjutant professor with FSU’s College of Criminology and as a Certified Instructor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leadership Academy.   He has provided instruction related to criminal justice to hundreds of students in a traditional instruction setting and online, as well as presenting in-service training courses to campus, city, and county law enforcement agencies.

In addition to serving as the immediate Past President for the North Florida Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, David is a dedicated board member for the Florida Police Chiefs Association (1st Vice President), a member of the Red Cross of the Big Bend and is the Immediate Past President for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators representing all colleges and universities in the world.

David is a graduate of Albany State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice (1993).  He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Albany State University (2002).  He has also completed the basic police recruit training academies in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

Francisco Ortiz // Associate

Francisco Ortiz

Francisco has over 38 years of law enforcement experience in municipal and campus policing, serving communities in New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut.   Beginning with the New Haven Police Department in 1978, he was appointed Police Chief of New Haven in 2003.  He has also served as the Director of Security Operations for Yale University and Director of Campus Safety for Trinity College in Hartford.
Francisco earned a Master’s degree in Law Enforcement Administration from the University of New Haven where he also served as an adjunct professor in criminal justice. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.  Francisco is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy 170th session, the Police Executive Research Forum - Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the Management Training Institute of Yale University. Francisco is a proponent of community policing and has extensive involvement in the community as a volunteer, and has served on the Board of Directors’ of numerous community organizations.
Francisco is married to Mayra Ortiz for over 38 years and together they have three children.

Megan C Farrell // Senior Consulting Associate

Megan C Farrell

Megan C. Farrell is a higher education compliance consultant focused in Title IX enforcement.  She performs compliance reviews, conducts Title IX investigations, and coaches administrators in implementing Title IX requirements.  Previously, Megan served as Of Counsel to Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP in their San Francisco office, where she provided advice to educational institutions across the country on federal laws impacting faculty, staff, and students.  Megan has been working in the higher education sector for over fifteen years and has served both private and public institutions as University Counsel, full-time Faculty, and Title IX Coordinator.  She also worked with universities and K-12 schools nationally as Claims Counsel for United Educators Risk Retention Group and as an Education Practice leader for Marsh, Inc.  Megan holds a law degree from Widener University, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University.  She is a member of the bars of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Jes Kraus // Senior Consulting Associate

Jes Kraus

Jes Kraus earned a BS in Government from the U.S. Coastguard Academy and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Vermont Law School. He is currently the Executive Director of Human Resource Services and Affirmative Action at the University of Vermont, where his responsibilities include oversight of labor and employee relations, recruitment, HR customer service, and all affirmative action and equal opportunity functions, including Title IX.

Before joining the staff at UVM in 2011, Jes worked for the Vermont State Employees’ Association for nearly ten years in a variety of positions.  He served as a Staff Attorney, Associate General Counsel,  and oversaw field services, before becoming the organization’s  Director.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jes served as a police officer for five years in Winooski, Vermont.  During his law enforcement career, he was an FTO, and an instructor and instructor/trainer in non-lethal use of force.

Johnny C. Whitehead // Associate

Johnny C. Whitehead

Johnny C. Whitehead has more than 30 years of municipal and campus policing experience, serving communities in Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas. From 2012 to 2017 Johnny served as Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at the Rice University Police Department. He was responsible for police services, emergency medical services, parking enforcement, electronic access control, identification and administration of the campus’ security camera use policy.

Johnny is credited with reforming the Rice University Police Department, improving training, upgrading technology and updating the department’s policies, procedures and operations through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) process. During his tenure with Rice University Johnny developed a reputation, on and off campus, for cultivating key stakeholder relationships and fostering trust. He engaged the Rice community in social justice issues by participating on panels and forums with faculty members and students. Johnny created and taught an accredited undergraduate course for Rice students entitled Policing & Trust.

Prior to joining the Rice University Police Department Johnny served as Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, one of the largest residential universities in the country.  Johnny led the police department through the state accreditation process achieving full accreditation by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, CALEA.

Johnny began his career with the Baltimore Police Department in 1976. After three years with the Baltimore Police Department, he joined the Baltimore County Police Department. During his tenure with Baltimore County Police, he rose through the ranks serving as a police officer, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major and colonel. 

Johnny retired from the Baltimore County Police Department in 1997 to accept the position of Director of Operations for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration; he managed the agency’s 25 branch offices and 19 vehicle emissions inspection stations. From 2001 to 2003 he served as Senior Policy Advisor on Public Safety for the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland.

Johnny holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Baltimore. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Johnny is married to Dr. Kim Whitehead, a retired area superintendent with the Baltimore County School System. Their son, Joshua, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Adriana Ovalle // Associate

Adriana Ovalle

Adriana Ovalle currently serves as a Senior Investigator with the University of Michigan. In this role, Adriana handles day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University's civil rights compliance obligations. This includes conducting investigations related to discrimination and harassment, including handling Title IX matters. She also provides training across the University on Title IX and other discrimination issues. Adriana regularly works and coordinates with other University offices to help ensure compliance on all levels. Previously, Adriana worked as an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the University of New Mexico, where she also handled discrimination and harassment matters, including conducting Title IX investigations and providing training across the campus community.

Adriana has a BA from the University of Southern California and a JD from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Seann Kalagher // Associate

Seann Kalagher

Seann Kalagher is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, where he oversees the student conduct system, serves as deputy Title IX coordinator and works with other student affairs initiatives. Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, Seann worked in the Student Conduct and Community Standards office at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island and has worked on issues related to student conduct, behavioral intervention, sexual assault response, compliance and student affairs legal issues.  He has given presentations and conducted research on areas such as the Clery Act, campus crime, Title IX, higher education legal issues, organizational due process, cyber-cheating, drug law and policy, and student conduct officer training.  Seann is an active member of ASCA and NASPA, and currently serves as the treasurer on the ASCA Board of Directors.  He recently served as the chairperson for the 2014 ASCA National Conference, as co-chair of the ASCA Public Policy and Legislative Issues Committee, and as a faculty member at the ASCA Donald D. Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration. In addition to his ASCA service, he currently serves as the NASPA Region I representative to the NASPA Public Policy Division.  He also engages in consulting work related to student conduct, Title IX and regulatory compliance.

Kalagher earned a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University, a Master’s of Science in Education from Old Dominion University and a JD from Cornell University.  While at Cornell, Kalagher served as Executive Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and as a student officer in the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic.  He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

Lauren D. Ugorji // Principal

Lauren D. Ugorji

Lauren has extensive, diverse experience in managing complex communications issues, strategies and teams within education, political, nonprofit and corporate environments. She has a demonstrated record of success in global brand management, social media, media relations, video production, digital and print publications, crisis response, Web management and staff development. Recognized for expertise in innovating, creating collaborative networks and delivering mission-aligned results, Lauren is an excellent speaker, editor and writer. She has proven ability to attract and work well with diverse audiences.

Lauren most recently served as Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Branding at NJIT and spent 14 years leading Princeton University's communications team as Assistant Vice President for Communications. Among other paths, she served as Assistant Secretary of State for the State of New Jersey, Executive Director and Press Secretary for the Boston School Committee and was an award-winning journalist who worked for the Boston Globe, Dallas Times-Herald, Newark Star-Ledger and wrote for Black Enterprise magazine. 

Lauren holds a Master of Science degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton University, where she also was pre-med and holds certificates in African American Studies and Creative Writing. She has served as a coach and mentor to numerous professionals.

Specialties: Branding, Crisis Communications, Diversity, Editing, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Management, Marketing, Media Relations, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Video, Web Management, Writing.

T. Missy Gillespie // Principal

T. Missy Gillespie

Missy is an executive communications strategist with extensive experience working in higher education, nonprofits and government. She is a founding partner and senior executive coach of Smooth Stone Consulting whose mission is to prepare people to get to the next level. SSC specializes in targeting core problems and addressing symptoms, while developing solutions that align with organizational mission and goals. This work is accomplished by utilizing a method designed by the founding members. Missy focuses on developing individuals, teams and organizations by understanding the “why” behind their work and helping leaders develop the skills necessary to leave a sterling professional and personal legacy.

Missy understands the importance of communication to an individual and an organization. Having dealt with issues such as racial profiling on the New Jersey Turnpike, teen violence, election misconduct and sharing the message of a successful campaign, she recognizes the power and impact of words. She is an active listener who understands difficult and emotional situations.

Prior to founding SSC, Missy served as a principal of the Gillespie Group, a professional services firm; she served as director of operations at Princeton University’s Office of Communications; she was appointed executive director of operations for the New Jersey Secretary of State, where she also acted as the Director of Communications; and, she served as an elections specialist at the Utah Governor’s Office. Missy has a Master of Science in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Utah.

Specialties: Communications, Discovering and Retaining Talent, Diversity, Executive Coaching, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Organizational Diagnosis, Program Management, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Writing.

Justice J. Healy // Physical Security Specialist

Justice J. Healy

Justice J. Healy is a Physical Security Specialist responsible for conducting campus-wide and facility security assessments for both higher education and K-12 institutions.  These assessments provide Margolis Healy clients with opportunities to improve and or implement reasonable, cost-effective, security-smart solutions ranging from visitor management, security cameras, electronic access control and alarm systems to lighting, way-finding signage and emergency communications.

Justice began his career with Margolis Healy as an Intern while attending High School and joined the team full time after serving in the United States Marine Corps.

Michael J. Hill // Associate

Michael J. Hill

Michael has been in the private security and public safety profession for 30 years.  He has served as Director of Public Safety at Swarthmore College since 2012.  He previously served the Public Safety Department at Bryn Mawr College, ultimately as Director and then Director of Operations, Campus Safety, at both Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.  Michael is focused on building and strengthening community partners, both on and off campus, as well as creating community training programs that focus on crime prevention and education, such as, RAD, emergency response, alcohol awareness, intimate partner violence, social media and identity threats.    

In collaboration with Montgomery County (Pa.) Victim Services, he provided training for students and officers in domestic violence hotline services. For his work in victim support, he received the Victim Services Center of Montgomery County Matty Muir Award. Michael has presented and led panel discussions on issues around diversity and dealing with protest groups on campus.  In addition, he is an assessor with IACLEA’s Loaned Executive Management Assistance Program (LEMAP).

Michael earned a B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania on a Kay Scholarship.  He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and is a Certified Protection Professional with the American Society of Industrial Security.  Michael is also a retired 25-year veteran from the United States Army Reserve. Among his assignments were Drill Sergeant, during which he taught basic soldiering skills and combat tactics. He was also selected to join the Warrant Officer Corps and served in Iraq as a Chief Warrant Officer during Operation New Dawn.  Throughout his military career, he was awarded numerous commendations, including two Meritorious Service Medals and the Adjutant General's Corps President Theodore Roosevelt Medal.  He is currently president of the Campus Security Directors Association of the Delaware Valley.

Thea V. Credle // Manager of Emergency Management Services

Thea V. Credle

Thea Credle MPH, MEP provides services in emergency management and security operations. Her areas of expertise include campus emergency management initiatives, including the development of all-hazard emergency operations plans, hazard and vulnerability assessments, discussion and operations-based exercises, and emergency management training. Prior to joining Margolis Healy, Thea was the Director of Emergency Response and Environmental Health and Safety at Fayetteville State University within the UNC System in North Carolina. She is a National Board and Advisory Member for Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA) with responsibilities in Emergency Management, Exercise Analysis, and Public Health, as well as a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). Thea has a proven track record of leadership experience in public health, emergency management, homeland security, and public safety.  She offers extensive experience in developing collaborative partnerships with the public and private sector organizations.

Prior to joining Fayetteville State University, her varied work in Emergency Management has been in positions where she led the development and implementation of Emergency Response Plans and Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) for Witt Associates, The Malloy Group, The City of Boston, Massachusetts and both Boston University and George Washington University. Her versatility throughout the past decade in program management, homeland security, emergency management, and public health is evident. These distinct characteristics have propelled her to achieve outstanding results, exposing her talents to the ever changing world of emergency management and BEMA. She has held speaking engagements as an Independent Consultant in Kuwait as well as within the United States.   

Thea received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Master of Public Health (MPH) in Behavioral Health from Boston University and recently graduated from the Executive Leadership program at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her certifications include: Certified Mediator recognized by the National Association of Certified Mediators, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program practitioner (HSEEP), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP) Series 21.

Eric M. Heath // Associate

Eric M. Heath

Eric M. Heath serves as the Associate Vice President for Safety and Security at the University of Chicago.  The University of Chicago’s Department of Safety and Security is a full-scale public safety entity that includes the University of Chicago Police Department (an accredited law enforcement agency), Environmental Health and Safety, Transportation and Parking, Emergency Management and several other public safety units.  Prior to returning to the University of Chicago, Eric was the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police at George Mason University where he led a fully accredited public safety entity.

Eric is actively involved in the advancement of Campus Public Safety and works extensively with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).  Most notably, Eric serves on the Board of Directors for IACLEA as the current Vice President for Finance and was recently elected as IACLEA’s next President-Elect.  As a Board of Director and the previous Co-Chair of IACLEA’s Government Relations Committee, Eric has represented IACLEA on numerous public safety initiatives over the past several years in Washington D.C.  For his work with the association, Eric was awarded with the 2015 IACLEA President’s Award.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Sociology and has attended the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.  A Veteran who has served overseas in the Middle East, Eric has served in a public safety leadership capacity at several prominent institutions including the University of Arkansas, Vanderbilt University, and George Mason University.

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Joan Wheeler-Felts is a 24-year veteran with the Baltimore County Police Department located in Maryland, who joined Margolis Healy as an Associate in February 2015. She has spent the last 16 years as a Criminal Investigations Division detective and previously served 15 years as a detective in the Special Victims Unit. While assigned to SVU, she was the primary investigator in over 450 sexual assault investigations and secondary in hundreds more. A number of these investigations were suspected “drug facilitated” sexual assaults that involved college students or college-aged victims. Joan has also been the primary investigator in numerous high-profile cases involving political figures, professional and college athletes, as well as fellow law enforcement officers, which required the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality due to the nature of the investigations. Based on the number of cases she investigated and the training that she received, Joan has been qualified in court as an “expert” in sexual assault investigations.

Baltimore County has a large number of colleges and universities in its jurisdiction. Although the majority of the universities have their own police departments, Baltimore County holds MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding) with the universities agreeing to her department being the primary investigator in their reported sexual assault investigations. Joan is highly skilled in dealing with reluctant victims and their families. She has a clear understanding of Rape Trauma Syndrome, aka Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the psychological and physiological effect on victims. She has attended Title IX investigators trainings and is familiar with these investigations. In addition, Joan was a guest instructor for sexual assault investigations at local colleges and schools and for the Forensic Nurse Examiners Course at GBMC (Greater Baltimore Medical Center).

As a senior detective in the Special Victims Unit, she held the responsibility of conducting departmental and outside trainings, as well as reviewing legislative updates and any changes to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She also assisted in establishing the departmental protocol with the 2005 reauthorization of VAWA by the State of Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP), which required forensic exams to be afforded to all sexual assault victims regardless of their decision to cooperate with law enforcement. This change established the Baltimore County Police Department’s Delayed Reporting (Jane Doe) policy/procedure.

In addition to active investigations, Joan had the opportunity to re-open multiple cold case investigations. Some of the investigations dated back almost 30 years. With current technology in enhancement of DNA, she was able to ensure that some victims finally had closure and were able to confront their attackers in court.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Senior Consulting Associate

Edward Pittman

Dr. Edward Pittman is a higher education dean with more than 30 years experience. He is currently the Associate Dean of the College for Campus Life and Diversity at Vassar College where he has directed major diversity initiatives, dialogue projects, and student engagement programs such as the Vassar First Year Program and the annual All College Day. He is the founding Director of Vassar’s ALANA Cultural Center (1990) and he has supervised center administrators for the past seventeen years, along with international student services, religious and spiritual life, LGBTQ resources, and the Bias Incident Response Team.  He led Vassar’s Ford Foundation Curriculum Diversity Initiative as well as numerous campus assessments and campus-wide committees on diversity and student development. Prior to his positions at Vassar, Pittman was an admissions and student retention coordinator at Dutchess Community College at the State University of New York (SUNY) where he was also an adjunct lecturer in racial/ethnic relations and behavioral sciences. Dr. Pittman has authored several articles on diversity, equity and inclusion such as: Behind Ivory Towers and Stone Walls: Racial Climate and Black Students at a Selective Liberal Arts College, Cultural Centers on Predominantly White Campuses, The Academic Impact Cultural Centers on Campus, and Promoting a Multicultural Campus.

His research interests include race relations, multicultural education, dialogue engagement, and racial climate on college campuses. Pittman is a founding member and past Chair of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS), a consortia of selective liberal arts colleges established in 2000. In 2003 and 2006 Pittman chaired the CHAS campus climate survey projects. He has also coordinated campus safety consultations for the consortium as well as similar trainings for Vassar College. Dr. Pittman also served on the Advisory Committee for the report on Black Male Student Success in Higher Education (2012), published by Dr. Shaun Harper and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. He also traveled to Kazakhstan with Penn’s Graduate School of Education to research and develop plans for a student services division at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. As a consultant, he has worked with numerous colleges and non-profit organizations.

Pittman holds a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in multicultural education from SUNY New Paltz, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Vassar College.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // General Counsel

Liz Kleinberg

Liz Kleinberg serves as General Counsel for Margolis Healy and brings a broad range of legal experience to the company with more than fifteen years practicing law in the areas of intellectual property and technology, corporate and tax exempt organizations law, and litigation. She has practiced at law firms, including Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. in Burlington, VT, and the national firm, Burr and Forman, LLP. Liz clerked for the Honorable Ed Carnes on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Ira DeMent, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama. She worked for nonprofit organizations including the Southern Poverty Law Center and taught law school at Cumberland School of Law. She also served as Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the International Trademark Organization.

Liz is a graduate of Columbia Law School, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and Cornell University.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Associate

Stephen Molinelli, CPP is an Emergency Management Specialist with the Office of Emergency Management at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. His career at Rutgers spans more than a decade where Stephen has served in various roles of increasing responsibility including; security operations, security systems and technology and emergency management. Stephen was an integral part in creating and supervising one of the largest, most innovative, uniformed student security programs in the country.

Stephen served as Chairman of the Central Jersey Chapter of ASIS International from 2012-2014 and is currently the Assistant Regional Vice President. He also served as President of the NJ College and University Public Safety Association (NJCUPSA) from 2013-2014. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and is board certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP).

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Business Development Manager & Associate Counsel

Katrina Crandall

Katrina Crandall leads Margolis Healy's proposal management process working with key stakeholders, prospective and existing clients, and internal staff on each unique engagement and project. She also serves as the firm's in-house counsel responsible for leading all contract negotiations.

Prior to joining Margolis Healy, Katrina specialized in public-private partnerships and business development for organizations with an international scope. She was the Business Development Manager for the Institute for Sustainable Communities in Montpelier, VT, where she managed teams of up to 20 people in the design and development of large-scale multi-million dollar funding proposals for US and international government agencies.

Prior to her work at the Institute for Sustainable Communities, Katrina worked in business development roles for large international organizations including the United Nations Foundation and World Wildlife Fund over eight years living in Washington, DC. At these institutions, she was responsible for securing partnership commitments from bilateral, corporate, and foundation donors.

Katrina received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College and her Juris Doctor from the University of Mexico School of Law, where she received dual certifications in American Indian Law and Natural Resources Law. She lives with her husband and their daughter in the town of Williston, Vermont.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Senior Consulting Associate

Dr. Christine Garcia

For more than 15 years, Dr. Christine Garcia has worked as a clinical psychologist in counseling centers at Rutgers University, Vassar College, and Princeton University specializing in trauma, cultural competency, and chronic mental illness. Her clinical experience has included extensive work with survivors of sexual trauma including foster children, military veterans, and individuals and families with intergenerational histories of abuse.

Dr. Garcia currently serves as Associate Director of the Young Adult and Family Center (YAFC) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Psychiatry. She also directs and is a curriculum developer and instructor within the YAFC’s telemedicine program, Next Mission, which delivers online courses on post-traumatic growth and resiliency to active duty military and returning veterans.

While at Princeton University, she taught cultural competency to post-doctoral fellows in the post-doctoral fellowship program. She was also an active member of the Cultural Competency Reading Group, and led outreach initiatives geared towards second-generation students, Asian/Asian-American students, and staff and students coping with trauma histories.

Dr. Garcia also serves as faculty and subject matter expert for the National Center for Campus Public Safety, where she teaches on the subjects of the neurobiology of trauma and institutional support and self-care. Dr. Garcia consults with campuses across the country on integrating an understanding of trauma within sexual violence investigations.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

Andrea Young

Andrea Young is the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the National Center for Campus Public Safety. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring and implementing effective training and technical assistance, budgeting, and operations to support successful project management goals and objectives for the National Center. This includes working cooperatively with partner agencies on key delivery areas, including delivering large-scale forums, conferences, seminars, webinars, and interactive television virtual presentations. Previously, Andrea was the Homeland Security Training Coordinator for the State of Vermont, Criminal Justice Training Council. She also worked for the Vermont Department of Public Safety as the Homeland Security Exercise Planner and Grant Manager.

Outside the office, Andrea enjoys playing broomball and watching hockey, reading, attending concerts and theater, and spending time with her husband and four–legged children.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Research Associate

Heather Gibbs

Heather Gibbs is a Research Associate at the National Center for Campus Public Safety. As a research associate, she works as an educator, consultant/liaison and evaluator in the area of campus safety and security. Heather’s responsibilities include working with subject matter experts and researchers to collect, compile and disseminate available evidence-based practices to a national audience of stakeholders. She develops and enhances systems for data collection, analysis, assessment, coordination, and dissemination through multiple models. Prior to joining the National Center, Heather was a traffic safety analyst for the Vermont State Police. She also worked for the Vermont Department of Public Safety for nine years as a Homeland Security Program Planner, Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant.

Away from the office, Heather enjoys playing field hockey, reading, gardening, watching ice hockey and spending time with her friends and family.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Associate

John R. Matherson

John R. Matherson is the Director of Technology, Operations and Support for the New York University Department of Public Safety. Prior to joining NYU, John was the Director for Security Systems in the Department of Safety and Security at the University of Chicago. John provides systems administration support to all of the enterprise applications and systems used by all divisions within the department and has extensive experience in the procurement, management and implementation of integrated enterprise access control, video alarm, and emergency communication systems.

John's career includes over 20 years of experience in technology in various roles of increased responsibility. His background includes experience in higher education as well as the public and private sector.

John is a native of North Carolina and holds both a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and a member of the American Society of Industrial Security.

Kim Richmond // Director

Kim Richmond National Center for Campus Public Safety

Kim Richmond is the inaugural Director of the National Center for Campus Public Safety. Reporting to Dr. Gary Margolis and Steven J. Healy, Kim is responsible for leading and administering the National Center including the hiring of staff, managing the budget, overseeing the conditions of the cooperative agreement, and ensuring the National Center operates successfully within the strategic and tactical goals that have been articulated for the National Center by Congress. She will facilitate the National Center’s mission of providing an array of services to campus public safety agencies, members of campus communities, advocacy organizations, professional associations, and government entities.

Prior to joining the National Center, Kim spent over 30 years at the University of Central Missouri, most recently as Chief and Director of Public Safety. She began her career there in 1983 as a part-time dispatcher and became a full-time police officer in September 1984. She was promoted to shift sergeant in April 1987 and was selected as police/community services sergeant in 1999 until her promotion in 2011.

In addition to Kim’s deep experience with leadership initiatives, collaborative efforts, and professional organization involvement, she was a generalist instructor with the University of Central Missouri National Police Institute for nearly 20 years and adjunct faculty at the University of Central Missouri Department of Criminal Justice.

Kim received her BS in criminal justice administration and her MS in security from the University of Central Missouri. She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 235.

Outside of work, Kim keeps busy with her large family, which includes her husband, three children, and seven grandchildren. She enjoys camping, boating, water skiing and quieter hobbies such as reading and crocheting.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Associate

Christopher Neuwirth

Christopher Neuwirth, MA, MEP, CEM, FAcEM is a board-certified emergency manager responsible for campus emergency management programs, including the development of all-hazard emergency operations plans, hazard and vulnerability assessments, discussions and operations-based exercises, and emergency management training. Chris as a Manager of Emergency Management Services at Margolis Healy for two years. Prior to his time at Margolis Healy, he served the State of New Jersey as a representative in the state Emergency Operations Center coordinating resource management, information sharing, and private sector integration during disaster response and short-term recovery. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Chris was charged with managing the long-term public health recovery effort throughout New Jersey. Earlier in his career, he served as an emergency management planner and oversaw a regional emergency operations center with an area of responsibility that included more than 200 public schools, two colleges, and a large university. Chris served as a Chief Officer for two career EMS agencies and as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.  He recently developed New Jersey's first comprehensive emergency manager training program and serves as the lead instructor.

Chris is a recognized emergency management expert with more than 15 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor's degree in neurobiology from Rutgers University, a Master's degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University and completed a post-graduate, international disaster science fellowship with the Emergency Management Academy. He earned his Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) after rigorous vetting and examination and is one of approximately 1,500 people nationally and internationally to hold this certification. Chris also successfully completed many professional and technical programs from institutions such as the FEMA Emergency Management Institute, the Center for Domestic Preparedness, the New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center, and the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy.  Chris is a recent graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Associate

Michael Kwiatkowski

Michael Kwiatkowski serves as the Executive Director for Campus Safety within the University of Chicago’s Department of Safety and Security. The University of Chicago’s Department of Safety and Security is a full-scale public safety entity that includes the University of Chicago Police Department (an accredited law enforcement agency), Environmental Health and Safety, Transportation and Parking, Emergency Management and several other public safety units.  In the role of Executive Director for Campus Safety, Michael is responsible for operational oversight of Campus Safety which includes Technology Services, Security Systems, Charter School Security, contract security operations and compliance.  Prior to assuming this role Michael served as a Deputy Chief for the University of Chicago Police Department. As Deputy Chief, Michael was responsible for the patrol, special operations, and support services divisions. The University of Chicago Police Department is a CALEA accredited agency with 100 sworn officers providing services to the University of Chicago’s Main Campus, Medical Center, and surrounding communities.

Michael is involved with International Association of Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and has served as the Chair of the IACLEA Annual Conference Committee. Michael is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He is an Illinois Law Enforcement and Training Standards Board Certified Firearms Instructor, Violent Intruder Response Instructor and a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Manager of Organizational Assessment & K12 Services

Robert L. Evans

In April of 2014, Rob Evans was appointed as the Manager of Organizational Assessments and K-12 Services for Margolis Healy. He specializes in campus safety, security and emergency preparedness for higher education and K-12 schools. Rob's executive law enforcement and military experience provides a unique background to offer clients a wide range of specialized services that includes arming studies, Public Safety Management Studies™, emergency management consultation, Immediate Action Response Training (IART), implementation of less lethal and lethal force options, litigation consultation and special investigations/independent reviews. Rob has worked with college and university public safety agencies across the country to enhance the safety and security services they provide to their campus communities.

Rob also serves as the state of Vermont's School Safety Liaison Officer, where he reports directly to the Secretary of Education and the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. In this capacity, Rob is responsible for coordinating school crisis preparedness and planning for over 300 public, private and independent schools. Working with local, county and state level school safety partners, Rob has enhanced the state's "all hazards" approach to school emergency preparedness and has coordinated the development and delivery of school executive leadership training in the areas of active shooter response, individual and organizational response to a critical incident, prevention of violence and de-escalation training, incident command training, behavioral threat assessment and crisis communication. In August of 2018, Rob was appointed by Governor Phil Scott to serve on the state’s Community Violence Prevention Task Force, where he serves as the Chairperson for the Task Force’s prevention subcommittee.

In March 2013, Rob retired from the Vermont State Police after serving 23 years in a variety of operational, training, homeland security and executive leadership positions within the organization. For 19 years, he was a member of the State Police SWAT team where he was an entry team member, sniper, breacher, active shooter instructor and team commander. Rob has extensive experience commanding hundreds of critical incidents throughout the state and has instructed local, county and state law enforcement officers in the areas of critical incident response and tactical command planning and management. Rob also spearheaded Vermont's law enforcement deployment in support of the recovery operations after Hurricane Katrina (Gulfport, MS) and Tropical Storm Irene (coastal New Jersey).

In his last role as the Assistant Field Force Commander, Rob was the single Vermont State Police point of contact for all major events requiring special security operations. He had operational control of nine special response teams including SWAT, SCUBA, bomb squad, crisis negotiators, K-9 units, Clandestine Lab Response Team, search and rescue, crash reconstruction and the critical incident dispatch team. Rob has conducted pre-operational planning and implemented security operations for Presidential visits, border security operations, marine and air operations, tactical and immediate action support, intelligence gathering, threat assessment and command and control operations. In 2006, Rob led the tactical entry team that entered the building in response to an active shooter at the Essex (VT) Elementary School.

He was the statewide law enforcement coordinator for VT Emergency Management responsible for directing law enforcement and security operations during manmade or natural disasters. He has collaborated with Vermont's Agencies of Transportation and Natural Resources, the Departments of Health, Public Safety, American Red Cross and the Vermont National Guard to develop security action plans for implementation during statewide emergencies and critical incidents.

Rob is a distinguished military graduate from Ferrum College and is a George C. Marshal Award winner for outstanding leadership. Rob's tactical career began with the US Army as an Airborne Ranger assigned as a Scout Platoon Leader with the 4th Infantry Division. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, attended the U.S. Secret Service's Managing Large-Scale Security Events Course, is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Patrol and Tactical Operations sub-committee, and is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Associate

Joseph Allen

Joe Allen, CEM, MPA, is responsible for servicing MHA clients in emergency management and security operations. His responsibilities include campus emergency management initiatives, including the development of all-hazard emergency operations plans, hazard and vulnerability assessments, discussion and operations-based exercises, and emergency management training. Prior to joining Margolis Healy, Joe was a planner and trainer for the New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management (OEM). At NJ OEM, he was responsible for writing plans and procedures for the NJ State Emergency Operations Center. In that role, Joe provided training to representatives from all state departments specific to their roles during a disaster. He also delivered emergency management training and exercise programs to county, municipal, and private sector agencies throughout the state. Joe is an instructor and trainer for the internet-based E Team incident management system which is utilized by the State of New Jersey.

Prior to his work with NJ OEM, Joe was a planner for his county and municipal offices of emergency management. He was a long time member of the Rutgers University Department of Emergency Services where he assigned as the Training Coordinator. Joe was responsible for providing both fire and EMS education programs throughout the University and to the surrounding communities. In addition, he was also assigned to the University Office of Emergency Management where he served as the Emergency Operations Center Manager and Community Emergency Response Team Manager. As a seasoned trainer in all levels of the Incident Command System, Joe has trained and certified hundreds of first responders, school administrators and staff.

Joe received both his Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Masters in Public Administration, from Rutgers University in NJ. He earned his Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) after rigorous vetting and examination and is one of approximately 1,500 people nationally and internationally to hold this certification. Joe continues to work as an EMS educator and teaches throughout New Jersey. 

David L. Perry // Associate

David L. Perry

Florida State University’s Chief of Police, David L. Perry, has worked in law enforcement since 1993. He began his career as a police officer for the Albany Police Department in Albany, Georgia, where he quickly rose to the rank of investigator then transferred to the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit. At age 26, he was appointed Chief of Police at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. From 2003 to 2006, Chief Perry served as the Deputy Chief of Police for Clemson University. In 2006, he accepted the position as Chief of Police for Florida State University (FSU).

As FSU’s Assistant Vice President for Safety and Chief of Police, his responsibilities include overseeing safety, police and security services on campuses in Panama City Florida, Sarasota Florida and the Florida State University School (K-12) in addition to his main campus responsibilities. The FSU Police Department currently has 67 sworn officers and a number of security and administrative personnel at each location. His responsibilities also include overseeing access control and CCTV systems, transportation – parking enforcement and emergency management for the University.

Chief Perry shares his extensive knowledge of the campus law enforcement profession while teaching as an adjutant professor with FSU’s College of Criminology and as a Certified Instructor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leadership Academy. He has provided instruction related to criminal justice to hundreds of students in a traditional instruction setting and online, as well as presenting in-service training courses to campus, city, and county law enforcement agencies.

In addition to serving as the immediate Past President for the North Florida Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Chief Perry is a dedicated board member for the Florida Police Chiefs Association (2nd Vice President), a member of the Red Cross of the Big Bend and is the Past President for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators representing colleges and universities around the world.

Chief Perry is a graduate of Albany State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice (1993). He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Albany State University (2002). He has also completed police training academies in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Associate

Roxanne King

Roxanne King has worked for over 26 years in law enforcement with The State of Texas.  She was a regional trainer with the Texas Department of Public Safety, where she trained law enforcement agencies on the reporting procedures for the Uniform Crime Reporting program.  Starting in April of 2001, she served as the Police Records Administrator and Crime Analyst for The University of Texas at Austin Police Department, she has 13 years of Clery experience.  She works regularly with Housing and Food Services, the Dean of Students Office, the International Office and Athletics to coordinate the reporting efforts for compliance with the Clery Act.  She also provides Clery information and training to many departments within the university.  Currently, she is the Clery Program Manager in University Compliance Services for The University of Texas at Austin.

She has served as a Faculty member of The Clery Center for Security on Campus, Inc., Clery Act Training team since 2007.  The Clery Center trainings included presenting at The University of Texas at Austin during the pilot training program in 2007 and again in January 2014.  In 2012, she instructed trainings at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, St. Joseph’s University, the University of Puerto Rico-San Juan, Fordham University and a Train-the Trainer program developed for Penn State University.

She is also an associate with Margolis-Healy is contracted to assist with Clery program reviews of universities.

Roxanne serves as a member of the Austin-Travis County Hate Crime Task Force, which engages community leaders in addressing the overall issues of the community that result from the reporting of Bias motivated, or hate, crimes and incidents.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Senior Consulting Associate

Joseph M. Polisar

Joseph M. Polisar is the recently retired chief of police in the City of Garden Grove, CA, a post he held for 12 years. With more than 30 years in municipal law enforcement, Joe has a reputation for innovative leadership and effective communication. During his tenure with Garden Grove, he was credited with reducing the Part I Crime Rate by almost 30% while generating millions of dollars in cost savings through the reduction of overtime, acquiring grants, and automating processes through technology acquisition. Prior to Garden Grove, Joe was Chief of Police for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico where he rose through the ranks from patrol officer to lead the largest police department in the state with more than 2,000 police officers and civilian staff.

Amongst his notable accomplishments, Joe achieved and maintained accreditation for both the Garden Grove and Albuquerque Police Departments. In November 2010, Garden Grove PD was recognized as a Flagship Agency by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the highest honor bestowed by the Commission on an accredited agency. He served as a CALEA Commissioner for 6 years, leading the organization’s strategic planning efforts and various committee assignments.

Joe has held many leadership posts throughout his career, the most notable being President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the oldest and largest executive law enforcement association in the world with more than 20,000 members in 90 countries. He holds top secret clearance designations from the FBI, US Department of Justice, and US Department of Homeland Security. He holds executive certifications from Harvard University, the States of CA and NM, and the IACP. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the NAACP Marin Luther King, Jr. Keep the Dream Alive Award (1996); Albuquerque Human Rights Award (1995); Albuquerque People’s Choice Award (1996); Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Honoree (2003); and the CALEA Egon Bittner Leadership Award (2010).

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Senior Consulting Associate

Thomas R. Tremblay

Throughout his distinguished thirty year policing career Tom Tremblay has been a passionate leader for the prevention of domestic and sexual violence.  He is an international trainer and advisor for police, prosecutors, advocates, higher education, the military, and the private sector promoting trauma informed sexual assault response and investigations, greater offender accountability, and the importance of leadership, policy and training to help end violence against women crimes.

Tom served for over twenty-four years in the Burlington Police Department including five years as Chief of Police. In 1986, he was selected as the first director of the department’s Sexual Assault Investigation Unit. Tom led the effort to develop the multi-disciplinary team and earned the reputation as a collaborative, compassionate and relentless investigator. The success of the Burlington unit helped pave the way for a county-wide unit which has been recognized nationally and is now a statewide model for the response to crimes of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.

In 2008, Tom was appointed by Vermont Governor James Douglas to serve a three-year term as Public Safety Commissioner for the State of Vermont. As Commissioner, Tom helped lead the effort to improve Vermont’s response to sexual violence which included the creation of Special Investigation Units for every region of the state.

Tom Tremblay is a faculty member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women and is an associate for Margolis Healy. He is also an Independent Monitor / Reviewer for Department of Justice Agreements with law enforcement agencies designed to improve sexual assault response and investigations following reports of unlawful gender discrimination in violation of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.

Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the 183rd Session of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the Police Executive Research Forum – Senior Management Institute for Police, and the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Director for Regulatory Compliance

Michael N. Webster

In January of 2015, Michael Webster was appointed the Director for Regulatory Compliance at Margolis Healy. His focus is in assisting clients in the areas of the Clery Act and Title IX, and also contributing to teams delivering Public Safety Management StudiesTM. Since joining Margolis Healy in 2010 as an Associate, and as a Senior Associate in 2013, Mike has provided consultation to clients representing the spectrum of higher education institutions including: Swarthmore College, Penn State University, Seattle University, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, Emerson College, the University of North Carolina System, Claremont McKenna College, the University of Texas Pan American, Wilkes University, California Western School of Law and Baylor University.

From 1991 to 2014, Mike served as the Director of Campus Safety at McDaniel College in suburban Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to that, Mike worked as the Assistant Director of Public Safety at Emerson College and the Operations Manager, Campus Police Sergeant at Wentworth Institute of Technology both of which are in Boston, Massachusetts. Each of these agencies was a broadly missioned public safety agency with multiple roles including uniformed sworn law enforcement and non-sworn security, emergency medical services, fire prevention, community education, crime prevention and physical security technology. These private campuses were: urban and suburban, liberal arts, and specialized, largely commuter and residential, four-year undergraduate and master’s degree granting, and armed and unarmed.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development from McDaniel College, where his graduate research focused on two problems plaguing campus law enforcement agencies: recruitment and retention, and morale and motivation.

Mike served as an adjunct lecturer at McDaniel College in the Sociology Department where he authored and taught “Practical Applications in Law Enforcement.” He enjoys teaching in a variety of capacities and has served as a presenter at numerous conferences for a several professional organizations and state criminal justice training authorities. For many years, he served as the Government Relations Chair for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Mike has participated in all three Negotiated Rulemaking sessions hosted by the United States Department of Education for the Clery Act, the most recent being the Violence Against Women Act amendments of 2013. Mike also served as a content reviewer for 2005 and 2011 versions of the Handbook, published by the US Department of Education to facilitate compliance with the Clery Act requirements. He has authored “Common Clery Challenges”.

In 2015, Mike completed the National Center for Campus Public Safety’s “Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication” course, and in 2010 attended U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women / International Association of Chiefs of Police – National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women. He frequently presents on Title IX issues around institutional management and prevention of gender violence. He recently authored “Concurrent Criminal and Title IX Investigations”.

In 2014, Mike was named a Campus Safety Magazine Director of the Year finalist. Mike was a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International from 1987 to 2014, a member of the IACLEA since 1984, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) since 2004, and the Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators – Chesapeake Region since 1991. Mike has ensured a comprehensive program of personal professional growth in a variety of areas through attending multiple professional development courses from varied government sources including the US Departments of Justice, Education, Homeland Security and State, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a broad array of professional associations and private groups.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Senior Consulting Associate

Aaron L. Graves

Aaron Graves has served in the field of law enforcement and security for 38 years.  He is the former Associate Vice President of Campus Safety and Security for Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  At Duke, he led nearly two hundred sworn, proprietary security and contract security officers who were responsible for law enforcement and physical security for Duke University, Duke Medical Center and the Duke University Health System.  During his tenure he was instrumental in enhancing police community relations within the campus community as well as fostering collaborative efforts with local law enforcement.  His expertise in emergency planning and management was vital in the continued development of plans and training exercises for the university community.  Aaron resigned from his position in June of 2010 to pursue other interests in campus public safety. This assignment was one of several key leadership positions he has held in campus public safety during the past 18 years after retiring as a Captain from the United States Air Force Security Police.

Prior to serving at Duke, Aaron was the Executive Director/Chief of Public Safety for the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles which is one of the largest university public safety organizations in the nation.  During his three year tenure at USC, crime impacting the university community was reduced by 26% through strategic initiatives and community support.  He led major upgrades in technology, staffing and facilities to enhance the overall professionalism of the organization.  This greater sense of professionalism was a key factor in improving the relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department and their overall support to the university community.

He also led the Southern Methodist University Police Department as Chief of Police/Director of Parking for ten years in Dallas, Texas.  There he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing operations for dignitary protection.  He oversaw campus visits of current and former United States Presidents, Royalty and other foreign heads of state.

Aaron served in various capacities in professional organizations representing the law enforcement community.  Most recently, he served as a Commissioner for the International Association for Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Accreditation Program and as a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration.

He has held membership in the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).  He has made numerous professional presentations including sessions at IACLEA and NOBLE on timely topics related to crisis management, leadership/supervision and crime control.

Aaron holds a Master of Liberal Arts from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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Dr. Stacey A. Miller

Dr. Stacey A. Miller has over 15 years of professional experience in student affairs and higher education as both an administrator and instructor. Dr. Miller currently serves as the assistant provost for inclusion at Valparaiso University and works closely with students, faculty, staff, and community members to advance diversity and equity as core values of the institution and central to its educational mission. Formerly, she served as the director of residential life in the student affairs division at the University of Vermont, a position she has held from 2003 to 2015. She is also the co-founder and managing partner for the Consortium for Inclusion and Equity (CIE) LLC, a small firm that specializes in integrated diversity education and consulting.

During her career she has served as both an administrator in student affairs and lecturer for the University of Vermont’s higher education and student affairs (HESA) graduate program. She is nationally recognized for her work with affirmative recruitment of diverse staff and educational trainings and workshops on diversity and inclusion. She is also sought out for her knowledge and growing expertise in the use of restorative practices in collegiate residential settings, elementary, and secondary education.

Stacey Miller received her doctorate of education in leadership and policy studies from the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont and holds a bachelor of arts in social sciences and masters of arts in liberal studies from Stony Brook University. She also serves as a board of trustee for the International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School in Bethlehem, Pa.

Stacey currently lives in Valparaiso, Ind., and Vermont, commuting home regularly to visit her immediate family, wife, Harriet Williams, Ed.D., son, Jelani, and daughter, Taylor, who all live in Essex Junction.

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Anthony B. Purcell

Anthony B. Purcell has over 27 years of law enforcement experience including 15 years as a Police Chief. Anthony is the current Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police at the University of Alabama at Birmingham since October 2006. He was the former Deputy Chief of Police at The Georgia Institute of Technology for three years, and the former Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for nine years. He was the former Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. for three years. Anthony started his law enforcement career with the Durham County Sheriff’s Department in Durham, N.C. and was there for nine years.
 
Anthony is an alumnus of North Carolina Central University, where he graduated magna cum laude in earning a Bachelor’s degree and summa cum laude in earning a Master’s degree. Both degrees are in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy; the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police Certification Program; the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Executive Development Institute; the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Chiefs Training School; and the North Carolina Institute of Government’s Law Enforcement Executive Program. Anthony is an assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and an assessor for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Loaned Executive Management Assistance Program (LEMAP).
 
In addition to his law enforcement duties, Anthony is on the Board of Directors for IACLEA serving as the Southeast Region Director. He is a board member for the City of Birmingham’s Crime Stoppers Program and has served on boards in the cities of Charlotte and Durham, North Carolina, respectively. Anthony is a former adjunct instructor in the criminal justice Program at UNC Charlotte, and has served as an adjunct instructor in the criminal justice program at North Carolina Central University, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is also a former adjunct instructor in the criminal justice program at Durham Technical Community College.
 
Anthony is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA); The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); The Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA); Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP); and several other professional organizations, boards and clubs.

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Vicky M. Stormo

Vicky M. Stormo is currently a Senior Associate.  She was formerly the full-time Manager for Organizational Assessment Services with Margolis Healy where her responsibilities included managing and conducting public safety management studies; arming support (also known as lethal and less-than lethal force options) and related services; Clery Act and Title IX assessments; and emergency management related services. Vicky has more than 35 years of law enforcement experience and has been with Margolis Healy since 2008 as an Associate.

Immediately prior to joining Margolis Healy full time in 2014, Vicky served as a deputy chief of police and consultant for Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She was hired to help the public safety department transition into a police department from 2010 to 2014.

From 1999 to 2008, Vicky served as the Chief of Police at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) was a fully accredited law enforcement agency, comprised of 55 commissioned officers that oversaw 680 acres with a service population of 67,000 people. She also increased the number of women at the UWPD to 24%, doubling the national average. As Chief of Police at UW, Vicky was responsible for addressing many challenges including the management of: 1) activism in the Northwest that led to the WTO riots and arson of the Urban Horticulture Center; 2) dignitary protection; 3) football games with 74,000 Husky fans; 4) a top 10 Medical Center and Health Sciences department; and 5) a major research institution.

Before joining the University of Washington, Vicky was a lieutenant with the Albuquerque Police Department, retiring in 1999. While in Albuquerque, she worked in many facets of the department, including patrol, detectives, civil litigation, operations review, watch commander, communications center commander, and recruiting and selection. During her tenure, she was credited with increasing the number of women applicants from 8% to 25% while serving as the Recruitment and Selection commander and has spoken nationally about the strategy used to attract women along with the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Sciences (IWITTS).

Vicky has received several honors throughout her law enforcement career. She was the Officer of the Month in her rookie year and was featured on Paul Harvey for solving a series of armed robberies utilizing computers when computer technology was new to law enforcement. She received the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women Trailblazer award and the YWCA Woman on the Move award. She also received the Breaking the Glass Ceiling award from the National Center for Women and Policing.

Vicky holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminology from the University of Albuquerque and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. She is a past President of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, serving two terms.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) // Executive Vice President

Daniel R. Pascale

Daniel R Pascale, CPP is a seasoned security and emergency management professional. In his role as Executive Vice President, Dan is responsible for developing MHA consulting strategies, business development initiatives, and leads the Security and Emergency Management practice area. Dan has developed a unique team of subject matter experts representing private security, law enforcement and emergency preparedness to become a recognized leader in safety and security and to expand our service offerings into new markets including government, private industry and, non-profits.

Prior to joining MHA, Dan held positions as Sr. Director of Emergency Communications, Preparedness & Security for the University of Chicago and as the Director of Emergency Management and Security at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Dan is board certified through ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and recognized as an industry expert for mentoring and preparing future industry leaders.  Dan was selected by Security Director News as a member of their "top 20 under 40", which recognized the industries leading security professionals under 40 years of age.

Dan served as President of the New Jersey College & University Public Safety Association (06-07), Chair for the Central Jersey Chapter of ASIS International (05-09), Chair of the International Educational Institutions Security Council (2010,11), Chair Certification Task Force for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and as a member of the Campus Security Report Advisory Board.

In 2015, Dan contributed the lead chapter to Thomson Reuters “Emerging Trends in K12 Campus Security” and in 2018, developed the Physical Security Training Series for the National Center for Campus Public Safety.

Born and raised in NJ, Dan now resides in the greater Milwaukee area with his family.

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Steven J. Healy

Steven J. Healy is chief executive officer of Margolis Healy and is a nationally recognized expert on campus public safety, Title IX and the Clery Act. From 2003 through 2009, he was the Director of Public Safety at Princeton University where he led the University’s safety, security, and law enforcement programs and is credited with enhancing and expanding the department’s overall professionalism and capabilities through improved leadership, additional personnel, significant strategic investments in training, updated equipment, new computer systems and a relocation to a technologically advanced facility. Prior to Princeton, Steven was the Chief of Police at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. He also served as Director of Operations at the Department of Public Safety at Syracuse University for five years.

A past president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), Steven served as a member of the association’s Government Relations Committee for 13 years, and was the IACLEA Regional Director for the North Atlantic Region during his tenure at Wellesley. As president of IACLEA, Steven contributed significantly to the national dialogue about campus safety and security in the aftermath of the tragic rampage-shooting incident at Virginia Tech University in April 2007. As the Immediate Past President of IACLEA, Steven led an IACLEA special panel reviewing post-Virginia Tech challenges and concerns for the higher education community. He also served as IACLEA’s representative to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) “National Campus Safety and Security Project” and to EDUCAUSE’s “The IT Role in Campus Safety” project. He was a featured speaker and panelist with Dr. Margolis on emergency response and recovery at the NACUBO annual meeting. In 2009, he was named a Fellow at the Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention. Steven is also a past president of the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Steven J. Healy serves as a subject-matter expert for the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. He testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the topic of “Security on America’s Campuses” and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor on the topic of “Best Practices for Keeping America’s Campuses Safe.” At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, he was asked to serve on a special working group developing emergency management planning guidelines for the higher education community.

Steven has been a featured presenter at several ACE Annual Meetings, addressing various issues of related to campus safety, security, emergency management, and regulatory compliance. He served as chairperson of the National Center for Campus Public Safety Advisory Board and was responsible for leading the development of a strategic plan and framework for the National Center for Campus Public Safety. Steven is currently the Chair of the Advisory Board for the National Center for Campus Public Safety, which was funded by Congress with bipartisan support in 2013.

Steven is a frequently requested and nationally recognized consultant, presenter, and trainer who speaks on issues related to campus safety and security. He has appeared on numerous national news programs and talk shows including CNN, ABC Nightly News, CBS, FOX, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. Steven was named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry” by Security Magazine.

Steven J. Healy is a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He spent 10 years on active duty with the United States Air Force as Security Police Officer. From 1992 to 1995, He was the Operations Officer for the 95th Security Police Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base.

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