From Rescued to Rescuer: National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Part 2

September 3, 2013
Hosted by Pamela Hill

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information


[View Guest Page >]

Episode Description

Today we will once again peer behind the curtain of emergency response with the founder of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, Wilma Melville. The foundations mission is to strengthen disaster preparedness in America by partnering rescued dogs with firefighters to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. Find out how the dogs are selected, trained and when or how they have been deployed in most US and international disasters since 9/11, and learn all about their new national training center.

Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101

Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101 will focus on risk mitigation and business preparedness steps in a practical and realistic way, for any sized organization in any industry. This show will drive risk and preparedness topics from discussion to action, and really educate about why businesses must prepare, and then provide the knowledge to get it done. The topics we cover are related to current “hot topics,” such as workplace violence, technology resilience, emergency communications, the psychology of disaster, or cyber-attacks. At other times when there are no “hot topics”, issues covered will range from threat assessment, to human resource issues related to emergency management, to best practices in risk mitigation.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
Pamela Hill

Pamela Hill

By trade, Pamela Hill is a business professional with over twenty five years of experience in business continuity planning, disaster and emergency preparedness for a wide variety of industries.

After a successful run as a VoiceAmerica Host on Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101, covering emergency preparedness in businesses, she decided to switch gears to talk about her true passion, dogs and their uniquely close relationship with humans.

Pam’s love affair with all things canine started when she was young, where she traveled throughout the west coast competing in dog shows with her client’s dogs, and also in obedience events with her own dogs. That was a long time ago, but the love of dogs was like a siren song, calling her back.

Now, Pam is focusing the show on education and creating awareness of all the ways dogs and human enrich each other’s lives.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

Episode Directory

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

Bill Ainsworth

Bill Ainsworth is the Manager of Records and Information Management for Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, a national law firm with its headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. He has worked in the records management industry for the past 14 years. Prior to working for BI&R, Bill worked for National City Bank and the 4th District of the Federal Reserve Bank. His approach has always focused on optimizing the financial performance of his organization by incorporating best practice strategies and capitalizing continuous improvement opportunities. Bill has employed these tactics in the management of his firm’s records and information, and in his approach in helping to guide the development of BI&R’s business continuity capabilities. His attention to detail and eye towards the creation of detailed policies, procedures and records lifecycle management makes him a great resource for this important topic. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Dr. Charles Allen

Dr. Charles Allen served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, which included a tour in Viet Nam. Chuck retired from the VA Medical Center after a 30 years of assisting veterans. He served the Director of the PTSD Clinical Team. He provides workshops on Conflict and Anger Management in the Fire Dept's Officer’s Academy. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Denver Graduate School Of Psychology. He offers discussion groups on the Psychology of Carrying a Gun and The Traumatic Impact of Violence. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Lori Blair

Lori Blair is the Senior Director of Program Services for Soroptimist/Live Your Dream.org, an organization improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Lori implements Soroptimist’s international programs including the Women’s Opportunity Awards and grant program that funds community projects, manages a domestic violence workplace campaign and a disaster relief fund. Lori also serves as the organization’s representative to the United Nations. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Arlen Blenkush

Arlen is a retired Battalion Chief and Paramedic with 26 years’ experience as a fire service professional. Arlen also spent 19 years as the Fire Science Coordinator and instructor for Rogue Community College in Southern Oregon. Arlen now owns an auto painting and restoration company, World Class Hot Rods. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Lucia Bone

Lucia Bone is the founder of The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E., Consumer Awareness of Unsafe Service Employment. She established the organization to promote safety awareness and education to the necessity of criminal background checks on all service employees, contractors and sub-contractors hired to work in or near our homes. C.A.U.S.E. has been featured in numerous television and newspaper interviews across the country. Including The Today Show, and The Montel Williams Show, “Taking Back My Life”. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Adam Carlson

Adam Carlson is a Security Solutions Consultant for IntApp, a technology risk management company providing access control enforcement and data monitoring tools to address businesses growing information security and compliance needs. Adam focuses on law firm security, specifically information security training and strategy planning, risk management, technical security review and policy development. Prior to joining IntApp, Adam was co-owner of Carlson & Wolf LLC, a security and compliance consultancy, and he was also the Chief Security Officer for two schools within UC Berkley. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jane Castor

Jane Castor is the Chief of Police for Tampa Florida. During her tenure as Chief, Tampa has had a 65.8% reduction in crime. Chief Castor is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and was named Law Enforcement Executive of the Year by the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives in 2009. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jon Cummings

Jon Cummings is a 9 year U.S. Army veteran that lost a fellow Army friend, C.J. Fishpaw, to suicide. Jon knows firsthand the struggles facing our nation’s veterans. Jon is a firefighter paramedic with the Suwannee County Fire Rescue and a tactical medic for the county SWAT team. Once Jon read a report on the statistics of soldier and veteran suicide he felt he needed to do something. As a result the C.J. Fishpaw and Kyle Henry Memorial Walk was born. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Daniel DeCristofaro

Daniel DeCristofaro is the owner of Physical Layer Technologies, Inc. and has been in the technology design business since 1996, starting in data center design and security. Dan now provides consulting and design services for IP based monitoring, access control and physical security systems. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Joe DePaul

Joe DePaul is the Managing Director/Area Senior Vice President for CyberRisk Services at Arthur J. Gallagher. He is responsible for management, business development, marketing and consulting within the products and services related to Cyber Risk. These specifically include Cyber Liability, Privacy Liability, Network Security Liability, Media Liability & Patent Liability. Mr. DePaul began his insurance career in 1994, currently has 18 years of experience and has developed expertise in all aspects of Cyber & Executive Risk products. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Sister Anne Dougherty

Sister Anne Dougherty is President/CEO of The Franciscan Center Post Trauma Education Retreat Program. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a doctorate in pastoral counseling. She is certified in critical stress management and serves as chaplain to the Tampa Police Department and local FBI. She also serves on the Tampa Bay Regional Critical Incident Team. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Justice Christine Durham

Justice Christine Durham is on the Utah Supreme Court and served as Chief Justice and Chair of the Utah Judicial Council. She is a member of the Board of Overseers for the Rand Corporation's Institute for Civil Justice, and is a Fellow of the ABA. She has been recognized nationally for her work in judicial education and efforts to improve the administration of justice. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Brian Dusek

Brian Dusek is a partner at McCullough, Campbell & Lane LLP in Chicago. He concentrates his practice on the representation of domestic and international insurers in complex insurance coverage claims, particularly those relating to professional liability and technology concerns. Mr. Dusek advises insurers on coverage issues, consults with insurers on policy wording, provides risk analysis and management advice, and represents insurers in coverage litigation. Much of his practice focuses on providing monitoring counsel services to insurers worldwide in connection with claims arising under lawyers’ professional liability, cyber-liability and technology, insurance brokers’ professional liability, and other coverages. Mr. Dusek works with insureds and their insurers to develop and implement resolution strategies. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Lynn Fairweather

Lynn Fairweather, MSW is an abuse survivor who has worked in the domestic violence response and prevention field for the past twenty years. In her role as president of Presage Consulting and Training, Lynn is responsible for providing guidance and education to professionals across the country in both the public and private sector. Her skills in domestic violence threat assessment were developed by providing direct service to thousands of victims through positions in social service, law enforcement/corrections, university and shelter systems. Lynn has served on several successful interpersonal violence task forces and stands as a strong advocate for coordinated community action against abuse. Lynn is also the author of a book on the subject of domestic violence entitled “Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships” View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Matthew Goerke

Matthew Goerke is regarded as one of America’s leading experts in the field of Memory Development. He has shared with thousands of business professionals the techniques for developing an instant recall memory with results that can only be described as amazing. Matthew has worked with such well-known speakers as Zig Zigler and Tony Robbins. Matthew is the developer of the “Memory Switch Program” the most utilized program of its kind ever developed and for that reason is a sought after guest and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television talk shows. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Michele Guerra

Michele Guerra is the Director of the UI Wellness Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Center helps faculty staff and students attain successful studies work and life by incorporating healthful practices into their lives. Michele has over 25 years of wellness and health promotion experience. During this time, Michele has designed and implemented health promotion and fitness programs in health clubs, hospitals, communities, universities, and workplaces. Besides the University of Illinois, Michele has also served as the founding Director of Active Living Partners, a successful lifestyle physical activity and healthy eating program designed especially for inactive people. Before that, she was the Wellness Coordinator for Provena Health, and was the Co-Director of the Fitness and Lifestyle Improvement Program at Dartmouth College. Michele has a Master’s degree in health promotion management, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Daniel Hall

Daniel Hall is Vice President of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) where he provides technical assistance to US state courts and consulting services to courts around the world. He worked with the Conference of Chief Justices and the ABA to develop methods for operating courts efficiently, effectively and fairly. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jody Harris

Jody Harris is the Area Senior Vice President & Managing Director of the Arthur J. Gallagher Lawyers Professional Liability Niche, Jody is responsible for the production and servicing of Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance and Specialty Lines for Gallagher Law Firm Clients. Jody joined Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in 2002 and has worked exclusively in the law firm niche for over 19 years and in the insurance industry for 27 years. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Kathryn Hume

Kathryn Hume is a marketing content specialist at IntApp where she manages PR and case study programs for 250+ customers, manages events and consortia about information risk management and develops thought provoking White Papers on legal technology. Kathryn is also a Latin and Ancient Greek tutor at Stanford University where she received a PhD in philosophy and comparative literature. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Thad Hymel

Thad Hymel, Chief Information Officer McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, is a New Orleans law firm with 175 attorneys, and 10 offices in 6 states. In the past 8 years, the firm has had many of their offices affected by multiple hurricanes, with limited operational affect due to good planning practices. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Detective Sergeant Stephen M. Iannone

Detective Sergeant Stephen M. Iannone has 25 years of law enforcement experience with the NYPD. Hired in 1989 he has been assigned to various precincts and assignments in the City including the 79 and 77 Precincts in Brooklyn North, the Communications/Electronics Section and the 9th and Midtown North Precincts in Manhattan. As a Police Officer he worked both in uniform and plain clothes, he was promoted to Sergeant in 2002, and was assigned as a patrol supervisor in the 10th Precinct on Manhattan's west side. In 2005 Sergeant Iannone was transferred to the Counterterrorism Division where he was tasked with helping to develop the NYPD SHIELD Unit and was again promoted to his current rank of Detective Sergeant in 2011. Sergeant Iannone holds numerous certifications in disaster preparedness and emergency response from the Department of Homeland Security and is a Certified Business Continuity Professional. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

K9s For Warriors

K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of conflicts and war after 9/11. Sandi Capra of K9s For Warriors will explain how they involve the veteran in the training of their new service canine partner, allowing them the opportunity to be part of the solution to their recovery. K9’s For Warriors provides a service canine, training, certification, equipment, seminars, vet care, most meals and housing, free of charge. K9s For Warriors is supported by The Wounded Warrior Project, Birdies for the Brave, Warrior Gateway, and many other military organizations. Staff Sargent David Moore recently retired from the Georgia Army National Guard 48th brigade 1/108th CAV. He served two tours of duty during OIF and OEF of which he sustained many injuries. He was placed with Wilco, a black lab, from K9s for Warriors in June 2013. He is married to his wife, Cara, and they have six kids and three grandchildren. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Reneau Kennedy

Reneau Kennedy specializes in the interface of human behavior with questions of law. She is a Boston University and Harvard educated clinical and forensic psychologist and neuropsychologist who has worked for over twenty years as a researcher and practitioner in the field of law and psychology. She has been involved in policy creation and policy implementation for several state and private agencies where mental health and criminal justice concerns intersect. Dr. Kennedy is in private practice in Hawaii where she performs forensic case consultations and serves as an expert in court related matters. Having been a guest lecturer nationally and internationally, Dr. Kennedy enjoys sharing her mission, which is to help people understand the purpose and dynamics of human behavior and to provide explanation for behavior in a larger context. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Frank Kristoff

Frank Kristoff, RCDD and Jim Michalik, RCDD are both Technology Design Consultants with Sentinel Technologies, a company providing technology products and solutions in communications technologies, data center, and outsourced/managed solutions. Both are experts in technology area design, physical security and paging systems as well as emergency communication tools. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Bill & Janet Liebsch

Bill and Janet Liebsch are the founders of FedHealth, a publishing and marketing company formed in 1999 to help the public focus on preparedness and health-related issues. They also are the authors and publishers of "IT'S A DISASTER! ...and what are YOU gonna do about it?" and are dedicated to developing programs that benefit volunteers, schools and First Responders. The 266-page customizable book helps families and businesses prepare for and respond to most types of disasters, emergencies and first aid needs. With hundreds of thousands of books in print and millions in cash and match donations, Fedhealth continues to explore new and innovative ways to help North Americans "be aware, be prepared, and have a plan". View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jason Liefer

Special Agent Jason Liefer has been with the FBI since 2002 in the Chicago Field Office, and is the coordinator for the FBI led InfraGard organization. InfraGard is a partnership between the private sector and the FBI, working together to safeguard the nation’s infrastructure. Special Agent Liefer has a long history of serving the nation, first as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, and now as an FBI Special Agent. SA Liefer has been deployed to Afghanistan twice, by the U.S. Army, and then again by the FBI. He serves on the FBI Joint Task Force on Gangs and is a member of Chicago Field Office SWAT Team. He is also a Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Tactical Instructor. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Mark Lies

Mr. Lies is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. In his employment law practice, he represents employers on a national basis involving developing compliant employment policies and appearing before the EEOC and state human rights agencies. He has defended employers in single plaintiff and class action employment litigation in federal and state court involving discrimination based on race, age, sex, religion, disability and retaliatory discharge cases involving exercise of First Amendment and other employee protected activity. His practice has included counseling and defense of workplace violence threats and incidents requiring involvement with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other federal and state agencies. He has authored numerous publications on preventing workplace violence, including as editor of “Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence” published by the American Bar Association. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Stacy Lim

Stacy Lim is a law enforcement officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, where she has served with distinction for the past 26 years. Stacy is the Officer in Charge of teaching In-Service tactics at the Los Angeles Police Academy. She began her career teaching recruits “officer survival and mindset." If anyone knows about that, it is Officer Lim, who survived an unimaginable attack and lived to tell the tale. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Ryan Mann

Ryan Mann began his law enforcement career in 1993 with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He spent nearly a decade as a law enforcement officer in Tennessee and Florida. Ryan is currently a licensed professional investigator, a Certified Fraud Examiner and deception detection specialist. He has conducted seminars and investigations concerning asset protection and development of early warning systems for fraud and workplace violence prevention, as well as deception detection, body language and Word Choice Analysis. Ryan hosts the deception blog, “To Tell You The Truth.” View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Dr. Reid Meloy

Dr. Reid Meloy is a diplomat in forensic psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UC San Diego, School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He is chairman of Forensis, Inc a nonprofit corporation devoted to forensic psychiatric and psychological research. Dr. Meloy has authored or co-authored hundreds of papers published in psychiatric journals, and has numerous books on threat assessment and the psychopathic mind. Dr. Meloy is also a consultant to the counterintelligence unit of the FBI and teaches at the Behavioral Analysis Units in Quantico. He has been a technical consultant to the television program CSI since its inception in 2001. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Wilma Melville

The Search Dog Foundation was founded in 1995 by retired schoolteacher, Wilma Melville after her and her Advanced-Certified search dog were deployed to the site of the Oklahoma City bombing. Only one survivor was found by a dog, and it was clear that the country had a severe shortage of Canine Disaster Search Teams. Determined to do something about this alarming gap in our national disaster response network, Wilma founded the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and designed a program based on the recruitment of rescued dogs and on a streamlined, professional training methodology. Her goal was to improve the way search dogs were chosen, trained, and to partner them with firefighters and other first responders. 13 years later, the foundation is flourishing and providing life-saving canine assistance to fire departments around the US. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jim Michalik

Jim Michalik, RCDD are both Technology Design Consultants with Sentinel Technologies, a company providing technology products and solutions in communications technologies, data center, and outsourced/managed solutions. Both are experts in technology area design, physical security and paging systems as well as emergency communication tools. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Sam Mullen

Sam Mullen has more than 35 years’ experience in utility operations, planning, and management. He is the author of three books on contingency and emergency planning and technical communications, including Emergency Planning Guide for Utilities and Critical Communications: an Operations Guide for Business. After a long career in power system operations and system control, Mr. Mullen founded MPS in 1994, a practice working primarily with utilities and large industrials. He consults on a full range of projects involving system emergencies, system operating procedures, emergency planning studies, information technology, business process design, computer applications and controls, communications, and regulatory compliance. He has actively audited and developed emergency plans, training, exercises and preparedness programs since 1986. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Leo Munoz

Leo Munoz, Senior Manager at Padgett Stratemann, has more than 23 years of accounting, finance, and management experience in public accounting across a variety of industries, and as a business owner. He spent 6 years in the audit department of a national public accounting firm, 9 years in various director-level financial positions with a publicly-held company, and 3 years as a partner in a real estate investment company. He was recently awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Peg Nelson

Peg Nelson, Director of Administration McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, is a New Orleans law firm with 175 attorneys, and 10 offices in 6 states. In the past 8 years, the firm has had many of their offices affected by multiple hurricanes, with limited operational affect due to good planning practices. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Sgt. Maj. Lance Nutt

SgtMaj Lance Nutt was sworn into the Marine Corps in 1988. After being deployed during Desert Storm, Lance attended the Univ. of Arkansas where he pursued majors in business management and communication. After a time in the civilian world, Lance rejoined the Marines and immediately found himself gearing up for a combat tour in Iraq, where he served numerous tours. He is currently serving as the Sergeant Major of 4th Force Reconnaissance Company headquartered in California. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Lance felt compelled to use his military experience to help. Along with the support of others, he led an independent relief effort into the heart of the Katrina aftermath. The experience of helping others eventually led Lance to found Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA). Inspired by a desire to continue serving his country beyond the Corps, and knowing that others like him, fellow “Sheep Dogs”, needed an outlet for continued service, Lance built the foundation for SDIA. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Steve Puiszis

Steve Puiszis is a Partner with Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute where he serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of its Judicial Task Force. He is a past president of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Dr. Paul Quinnett

Dr. Paul Quinnett is a clinical psychologist and the President and CEO of the QPR Institute, an educational organization dedicated to preventing suicide. Author of seven books and an award-winning journalist, he is also Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington, and the past Editor-in-Chief of Preventing Suicide: the National Journal. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Robert Rangel

Robert Rangel is a native of Los Angeles. He had his own business at eighteen. Seeking adventure, and a strong desire to help his fellowman, he sold his business at 25 and joined the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Thirteen years later, after numerous on duty injuries, he medically retired as a detective. He then traveled the world protecting princes and princesses originating from three different countries. The royals stopped traveling and Rangel found himself in a new career outside of banks with the sole purpose of stopping armed bank robberies. He is currently a civilian investigator for a major police department conducting pre-hire peace officer background investigations. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Mike Roche

Mike Roche has over three decades of law enforcement experience. He began his career with the Little Rock Police Department, and spent twenty-two years with the US Secret Service. The last fifteen years of his career were focused on conducting behavioral threat assessments of those threatening to engage in targeted violence. Mike was also assigned as the Intelligence Liaison to the FBI and CIA Headquarters as well as being assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He is the author of three novels, a nonfiction work on rapport building and “Mass Killers: How YOU can Identify Workplace, School or Public Killers BEFORE they Strike”. Retired, Mike is currently a security consultant at Protective Threat LLC, and an adjunct instructor at Saint Leo University. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Darin Sands

Darin Sands is a litigator whose practice focuses on complex commercial disputes. He is the co-chair of both the Firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group and Electronic Discovery, Technology and Strategy Practice Group. Darin represents clients in a wide range of matters, including class actions, international antitrust investigations and litigation, claims involving breach of contract and fiduciary duties, claims arising out of non-competition agreements, internal investigations, privacy and data security litigation, and counseling related to electronic discovery policies and protocols and disputes. Darin is also a member of the Firm’s Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies Practice Group and has significant experience representing clients at the TRO and preliminary injunction stage of litigation. In 2006 and 2007, Darin served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik of the Western District of Washington. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Mike Schlosser, Ph.D.

Mike Schlosser, Ph.D. is the Director of the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois. Mike is a 20 year veteran of the Rantoul, IL Police Department, where he retired as a Lieutenant, and has a Ph. D. of Education, Secondary and Continuing Education from the University of Illinois. Prior to becoming PTI’s Director, Mike was an instructor for the Police Training Institute. Mike has been awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Training. Mike is a frequent author and nationally known speaker on topics related to the training of law enforcement officers, officer wellness and stress management techniques. Mike’s unique approach to training, including an emphasis on scenario-based training, officer stress inoculation and holistic wellness makes the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois one of the most respected and forward thinking Police Academies in the nation. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Joseph Shrand, MD

Joseph Shrand, MD, is an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Medical Director of CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered), am intervention unit for at-risk teens which is part of the High Point Treatment Center in Brockton, MA. Dr. Shrand is triple Board certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Currently he also teaches psychiatry residents-in-training as a member of the Brockton VA staff. He is also the Medical Director of Road to Responsibility, a community based program that tends to adults with significant developmental disability and serves on various Boards involved in national mental health issues. He helped to design the Independence Academy, the first sober high school and currently sits on the Steering Committee. Dr. Shrand routinely gives lectures on Theory of Mind and its application to re-conceptualize the behaviors of patients. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Robert Siciliano

Robert Siciliano, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com is fiercely committed to informing, educating, and empowering Americans so they can be protected from violence and crime in the physical and virtual worlds. His “tell it like it is” style is sought after by major media outlets, executives in the C-Suite of leading corporations, meeting planners, and community leaders to get the straight talk they need to stay safe in a world in which physical and virtual crime is commonplace. For over 20 years Robert has been a personal security and identity theft expert researching and keeping in tune with all aspects of security by staying on top of what is new and ahead of what is next at all times. His purpose is to inform and educate you to avoid becoming a statistic. He says “There always has been, there is now and there will always be a criminal predatory element stalking their next victim. Being proactive and knowing your options are essential.” View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Bruce Siddle

Bruce Siddle is the managing partner of Warrior Science Group, a group of companies that provides consulting, training and contract services to emergency services, law enforcement, military and counter-terrorism personnel. He is the pioneer of pivotal research into the influence of the Sympathetic Nervous System on perceptual and cognitive processing, motor performance and memory, which is now used in performance based training for the criminal justice, military special operations and combat aviation sectors. Mr. Siddle is the author of numerous articles on survival stress and combat performance and is a regular speaker at agencies including the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Chief's of Police and National Sheriff's Association. He has been a consultant for most branches of the military Special Forces units, FBI, Air Marshalls, and Secret Service. Mr. Siddle has been a guest on Fox News, NPR, and participated in a History Channel special on elite counter-terrorism units. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jay P Singh, Ph.D.

Jay P Singh, Ph.D., is the internationally award-winning President and CEO of the Global Institute of Forensic Research. Former Senior Clinical Researcher in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology for the Department of Justice of Switzerland and fellow of the Mental Health Law and Policy Department at the University of South Florida, he completed his graduate studies in psychiatry at the University of Oxford. Since this time, he has lectured for Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth, and UPenn. He was promoted to Full Professor at Molde University College in Norway in 2014. Dr. Singh’s primary research interest is forensic risk assessment, the attempt to predict the likelihood of future violence in order to identify those at greatest need of intervention. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jim Soenksen

Jim Soenksen has over 20 years of experience in the information security and technology industries. Conveying the knowledge and conviction it takes to fight cyber-crime, Jim offers a realistic view of today's security issues and remedies for the business community. He blends business goals with technology, training, policies, and improved processes to provide the appropriate security program and regulatory compliance for each individual company. Jim is a regular speaker and expert witness on Information Security and Data Privacy. Jim is a subject matter expert in data privacy, information security, computer security breaches, HIPAA and HITECH Act regulatory compliance laws, and state data breach notification laws. Jim conducts regular education sessions for clients and industry associations on Information Security and Data Privacy best practices and regulation compliance. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC

McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, is a New Orleans law firm with 175 attorneys, and 10 offices in 6 states. In the past 7 years, the firm has had many of their offices affected by multiple hurricanes, with limited operational affect due to good planning practices. We will be joined by Al Thomas, the Executive Director who was at the helm of the operational recovery immediately following Hurricane Katrina, Thad Hymel, Chief Information Officer, an experienced veteran now, but who was new to the firm when Katrina struck, and Peg Nelson, Director of Administration, who was tasked with locating and setting up housing and work space for an influx of people from the New Orleans office immediately following the levee break in New Orleans. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Nicole Sundine

Nicole Sundine is the founder of Realistic Safety Solutions, a company that teaches realistic strategies to protect people from threats to both emotional and physical safety. Nicole has been an advocate for the rights of crime victims for twenty-five years. During her career in law enforcement, she led the Victim Assistance Unit where she worked with thousands of crime victims, learning about the dynamics that led to their victimization. As a detective, the focus of Nicole's case assignment was special victims crimes, including assault, domestic violence and stalking. Nicole has a degree in Psychology and has spent years analyzing true crime cases to determine ways to prevent victimization. Because of her training she gained the courage to face danger, the interpersonal skills to de-escalate volatile situations and the ability to physically protect herself from people who are stronger and now she shares this by teaching others they are stronger than they can imagine. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Joseph Teti

Joseph Teti is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces Green Beret, a former operator in counter-terrorist units and a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. He planned and conducted a broad range of special operations missions covering the entire operational continuum. These missions gave the President an option when overt military and / or diplomatic actions were not viable or politically feasible. Operations of this nature required rapid response with surgical application of a wide variety of unique skills, while maintaining the lowest possible profile of U.S. involvement. Joseph has performed high-risk Personal Security Detail operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. government and civilian clients and was a member of a U.S. State Department close protection team assigned to several high profile government officials and visiting diplomats. He held the highest security clearance awarded by the U.S. government View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Officer Eric Vogt

Officer Eric Vogt is an 18 year veteran in law enforcement. He started his police career at Eastern Illinois University, then transferred to the University of Illinois. He has worked as a Detective, a bicycle officer, an instructor and is currently in the patrol division. Eric holds a Degree in Psychology from EIU with an emphasis in counseling. He served as a therapist for behavioral disorders, drug addicts, individuals with mental disability and individuals in crisis for 6 years before becoming a police officer. Eric is an instructor at the Police Training Institute, providing training on topics including Crisis Intervention, Police - Citizen Relations and Variant Behavior. He has received the “Instructor of the Year” award from the American Red Cross and he has been recognized for his performance as a police negotiator. He has served as Crisis Intervention Team member for over 12 years and has been on the METRO/SWAT team as a Negotiator for 11 years. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Karol Ward

Karol Ward, LCSW, is a motivational speaker, therapist and confidence expert. Karol speaks professionally in the areas of wellness and communication and is the author of Find Your Inner Voice (Career Press). Karol conducts presentations for such clients as The Clinton Global Initiative, and has appeared on CNN, NBC, and ABC. Karol has been featured as a psychological and communications expert in such publications as The Wall Street Journal and on Oprah.com. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Dave Wieczorek

Dave Wieczorek was a Division Manager for 30 years with the Ashland Parks Department, supervising landscape design, building, as well as park construction. Prior to that, Dave worked in various capacities within the construction industry. Now that Dave is happily retired, he focuses on his passion, restoring old cars to their former glory. View Guest page

Episode Listing: