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Palm Beach County School Board, Retired
Mr. Shaw has served many community organizations in leadership positions and has been an advocate for volunteerism and ethics in public service. His involvement includes 18 years of service as a City Councilman and Deputy Mayor in the Town of Greenacres, Florida. Chuck was re-elected to the School Board of Palm Beach County in November 2016 and formerly served as the Palm Beach County Board Chairman.
Dr. John Sullivan, Ph.D.
Sullivan and Associates, LLC
Dr. Sullivan is a career law enforcement practitioner turned educator with comprehensive public safety experience, who remains active in law enforcement, higher education, and consulting circles. After completing 30 years of federal service, he founded his own consulting practice and his current professional engagements are the result of rich experience at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as academic leadership posts as a Founding Graduate Department Chair and Academic Dean.
Dr. Donald Fennoy
Superintendent, Palm Beach County School District, Ret.
Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II is the 26th Superintendent of the A-rated School District of Palm Beach County. The District is the 10th largest district in the country with a student enrollment of more than 193,000 students. The School District's graduation rate was 94.4% at District-operated schools for the 2019-2020 school year. The District is the largest employer in Palm Beach County with nearly 23,000 employees. The annual budget is approximately $3.8 billion.
Ms. Amy Mercer
Executive Director, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Retired
Appointed as the Executive Director of the FPCA in 2004, Director Mercer immediately implemented new programs to further support the FPCA’s mission to continuously enhance law enforcement professionalism by providing a unified voice for police chiefs statewide and nationally, serving as the public face of law enforcement executive leadership, and providing a forum for executive education, development, and exchange of ideas.
Chief David Perry
Chief of Police, Retired
David L. Perry was installed as the President of IACLEA at the International Conference held in Montreal Canada on June 22, 2014. The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators is the Leading Authority for Campus Public Safety in the World. IACLEA has 1200 Institutional members and more than 2500 individual and supporting members.
Co-Founder, Managing Director, Clearpath, LLC
After a lengthy diplomatic security and law enforcement career, he co-founded Clearpath EPM in 2014. Mike has provided safety, security and campus resiliency training to hundreds of school and business leaders around the world. He is a Certified Protection Professional as awarded by ASIS International. Mike serves on the Board for Make Our Schools Safe and Winterfest Inc., and is the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies and is also an Advisor to the National Police Foundation’s Averted School Violence program.
Chief Jim Kelly
Chief of School Police, Retired
James Kelly is a practitioner in the area of School Safety. For 23 years he served as the Chief of Police for the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC), Florida, which is the eleventh largest school district in the nation (over 180,000 students who speak 152 languages and dialects). In this role, Mr. Kelly was responsible for the safety and security of students, employees, volunteers, and campus visitors as well as the security of all district facilities. Mr. Kelly has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from FAU and J.D. from Western New England University. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1985.
Chief Sean Brammer
Chief of Police, Florida Atlantic University PD
Chief Brammer joined the Florida Atlantic University Police Department in March of 2006, where he served and worked in many capacities. Chief Brammer is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators, the Florida Police Accreditation Coalition and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.
Director of Communications, Palm Beach Cnty School Dist
Claudia Shea is the Director of Communications and Engagement for the Palm Beach County School District. As the director, she takes great pride in overseeing operations for the Communications Department and the School District’s owned and operated television station. In her leadership role, Claudia is proficient at turning her years of experience into actionable marketing, public awareness, and crisis-management plans and directing District messaging and branding strategies to ensure a consistent and purposeful approach with all District communications. Before joining the District in 2013, Claudia worked as an Emmy Award-winning news anchor and investigative reporter for more than 20 years.
Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Vice President (Retired) - Missing Children Division
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Bob has over 30 years of law enforcement experience having served as the Assistant Chief of Police for the Florissant, Missouri Police Department and Commander of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad, the oldest and largest multi-jurisdictional homicide task force in the United States. He was directly responsible for homicide and violent crime investigations in the entire St. Louis Metropolitan Region. He is the author of several law enforcement publications on the topics of investigation of violent crime, homicide, unidentified human remains, abducted and missing children, missing children with special needs.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy – Class 1977.
Chief Operating Officer for the Houston Independent School District
Ms. Paul began her career in the U. S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. After almost 11 years, she was promoted to Lt Colonel in the Individual Ready Reserves & transitioned to the private sector with Schneider National. In 1999, Ms. Paul joined the Houston ISD as the Systems Control Specialist/Project Mgr, where she collaborated with other District Leaders to implement continuous improvement projects. She moved to the Dallas ISD in 2013 as the Exec. Director of Maintenance & Operations and was subsequently promoted to COO in June of 2013. Most recently, Ms. Paul spent 4 years as COO for The School District of Palm Beach County, Florida. As HISD’s COO, Ms. Paul leads more than 6,000 employees from key public-facing departments.
Ms. Paul earned a BA in Government from the Univ of Texas in 1986, a Master of Education from National-Louis Univ in 1994, and a Master of Business Administration from the Univy of St. Thomas in 2005. She also graduated from the Atlantic’s National Superintendent’s Academy in 2019.
Curtis S. Lavarello
Executive Director and CEO - School Safety Advocacy Council
Curt Lavarello is recognized as on of the nation's foremost experts in the field of School-Based Policing and School Safety. Following a 25+ year career as a Law Enforcement Officer and Executive in South Florida (Broward and Palm Beach County's), Curt served as on of Broward County's 1st School Resource Officers and Supervisor, and assisted in creating the 1st county-wide SRO Operation's Committee. Curt was also the Founder, President and Executive Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) from 1991 to 2004. In 2004, Curt created the School Safety Advocacy Council, the nation's leading organization addressing school safety. Curt continues in the role today as the Executive Director/CEO. Curt has appeared on all major news networks and is a continued voice on FOX News Radio in the field of school safety. Curt has been invited to the White House on 3 occasions following tragedies in the nation, including President Clinton (Columbine Shooting), President George W. Bush (following the Virginia Tech shooting) and by then VP Biden following the Sandy Hook Tragedy. Curt continues to travel extensively speaking on school safety and today partners with the FBINAA (FBI Academy Associates) in the delivery of training.
Chief Craig Miller
Chief Executive Officer at Craig Miller Group, LP - Dallas Deputy Chief of Police, Ret.
Chief Miller started in law enforcement in 1982 with the Dallas Police Department. After an accomplished career, he retired from Dallas PD in 2011 as a Deputy Chief of Police. During Chief Miller’s career, he worked patrol, vice, computer crime analysis, narcotics, SWAT, bomb squad, canine, mounted patrol, and homicide.
In 2011 Chief Miller retired to become the Chief of Police for the Dallas ISD Police Department and the Emergency Management Department Director. The Dallas ISD Police Department had 220 personnel that provided safety for the 14th largest public school system in the United States. Dallas ISD had 160,000 students, 230 schools, and 23,000 employees. Chief Miler retired from Dallas ISD in March 2019. In 2013, he prepared a request for the Dallas ISD School Board to approve $2 million for security enhancements following the Sandy Hook School shooting.
In 2017 he was invited to attend a school safety symposium in Parkland FL., 11 days after the school shooting incident. In 2018, he was the only law enforcement official in the State of Texas invited by the Texas School Safety Center to help with a security assessment of the Santa Fe ISD. Eight months prior to this audit, 10 students were killed at the High School.
Today Chief Miller spends much of his time speaking on security and safety across the United States and also works as a safety and security consultant for districts and technology companies.
Chief Timothy Enos
Sarasota County Schools Police Department
Chief Timothy (Tim) Enos is a 32-year law enforcement veteran and currently serves as the Chief of Police for the Sarasota County Schools PD which oversees all safety & security for the district’s 50 sites. Prior to becoming Chief, Tim was the Bureau Commander of the Emergency Operations Bureau of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office which oversaw the communications center. Chief Enos was also a supervisor of the Youth Services Section & the Crime Prevention Unit for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (FL) for 15 years. Chief Enos has held assignments as a road patrolman, patrol field training officer, school resource officer, criminal investigations detective, patrol corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant in the Youth Services Section. In 2006, Chief Enos was appointed to serve as the interim Sarasota County police chief, overseeing the Sarasota County Schools Police Department. Tim currently sits on the board of directors for the Florida Association of School Resource Officers as Exec Director and the School Safety Advocacy Council as an advisory board member. Chief Enos served(s) as a Sr Instructor for the School Safety Advocacy Council. He has presented his “Bullying and Cyber Bullying: Anti-social Behavior” program at the Nat'l Conference on Bullying as a speaker in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2015 Capt. Chief Enos continues to instruct, travel, speak and consult for many governmental and non-governmental organizations and is also currently an instructor for the Florida AG’s Office. Chief Enos is a FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board member and an instructor for the FBI National Academy. Chief Enos testified at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Commission for school policing best practices.
Mark C. Williams
Board Chairman of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS)
Mark served for over 30 years in the Security and Safety industry in a variety of roles. Currently serving as Board Chairman of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), as a volunteer advisor for the Secure Schools Alliance, as a technical committee member of the NFPA 3000 Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (Asher) standard, and the NFPA Steering Committee on School Safety and Security.
He is a member of the Rapid Access Advisory Council and on the Door Security and Safety Foundation Conference Advisory Board.
Additionally, he served as a code instructor for the State of Michigan for 15 years, as a Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) instructor for several years and has been involved with Safe Schools since the early 90’s.
He is also involved with the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance organization in assisting churches who apply for non-profit security grants through the Department of Homeland Security.
In over 24 years with Allegion, served as the Vice President of Architectural and Construction Services, Project Based Business Leader, and Regional Director.
Education: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
Chief James D. Fox
Chief of Police Newport News, Virginia, Ret.
James Fox began his policing career in 1968 as a dispatcher for the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department and was appointed as a police officer at the university and graduated from the Richmond City Police Training Academy. He was promoted to Sergeant while at the VCU Police Department. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree, he was hired by the Henrico County Virginia Division of Police, rising through he ranks to Assistant Chief of Police. He retired in 2004 with 34 years of service to the Henrico County Division of Police.
He was a Team Leader for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for over 20 years and conducted hundreds of law enforcement, communications, and training assessments (audits) and mock assessments, both nationally and internationally.
In 2004, Jim became the Chief of Police for the Newport News, Virginia Police Department, and served as Chief until retiring in 2013. As Chief, he was a member of many boards, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Board of Directors, and was a member of several IACP Committees. Chief Fox is an active member of PERF, IACP, and the FBINAA.
Since retiring in 2013, Chief Fox has been a consultant with TASER/AXON. He has been an advisor to many agencies and has mentored numerous employees.
Chief Dan Alexander
Deputy County Executive for Public Safety
Chief Dan Alexander is a career law enforcement officer. with more than 32 years of experience, including 18 years as an accomplished, well-tenured, and respected police chief. He led two municipal departments currently serves as the Chief of Police for one of the nation's largest school districts.
Chief Alexander has a proven track record of developing and implementing strategies and processes to enhance organizational efficiency, promote accountability, increase collaboration, strengthen communication, leverage technology, refine processes and increase safety. He worked with Chief Kitzerow to operationalize a unique and robust school safety ecosystem following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy.
Chief Alexander holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration, from the University of Florida. Chief Alexander is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Deputy Chief Robin Griffin
Deputy Chief, the FAU Police Department
Deputy Chief Robin Griffin began her law enforcement career in 1987, working her way through the ranks, having served in several capacities, including police dispatcher, trainer, officer, field training officer, police sergeant, police lieutenant, and police major. She has served as the keynote speaker at many police graduations in addition to being an accomplished academic instructor for the Palm Beach State College Police Academy. In her current role as the Deputy Chief for the Florida Atlantic University Police Department, she oversees police services for five campuses from Broward County to St. Lucie County, Florida.
Deputy Chief Griffin graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors's Degree in Organizational Management. She also holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, as well as a Master's Degree in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling. Deputy Chief Griffin is continuing her educational journey as an ABD in Forensic Psychology.