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Nancy Bohl-Penrod Ph.D.

Dr. Bohl-Penrod is a Mental Health Professional who specializes in the field of trauma. She is the Director of The Counseling Team International (TCTI), a highly successful and respected employee support service devoted to providing trauma support services throughout the nation. She is also the Director of “The Southern California Critical Incident Stress Management Team”. She has been involved in the treatment of traumatic events since 1985. She has provided her services to thousands of people involved in critical incidents and focuses on suicide, grief and trauma. Dr. Bohl-Penrod is a certified trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), Standards and Training for Corrections (STC). She is also a certified Master Trainer for the QPR Institute focusing on Suicide Prevention and Intervention as well as a member of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). She is one of the past Presidents of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Psychological Services Section as well as a past President of the California Peer Support Association (CPSA). She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

Dr. Bohl-Penrod has served as guest speaker for major law enforcement organizations such as: California Peace Officers Association (CPOA), Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), Indian Police Academy (IPA), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS).

Lieutenant Slade Carrizosa

Slade Carrizosa, is a 29-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). He began his career with the Department in 1991.

During his 29 year career he has worked a variety of assignments within Patrol, Custody, Training Bureau, and Internal Affairs Bureau. As a deputy he served as a patrol deputy, school resource deputy, field training officer, special assignment team deputy, and training bureau instructor. He promoted to sergeant in 2008. As a sergeant he worked as a custody sergeant, field sergeant and a special assignment team sergeant. He transferred to Internal Affairs Bureau as a sergeant, where he handled numerous administrative investigations, deputy involved shootings, and use of force investigations.

Slade promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2014 and worked as a patrol station watch commander. In 2015 he transferred to Internal Affairs Bureau as a team lieutenant, supervising a team of investigators who conducted administrative and force investigations. He was later selected to be the operations lieutenant for Internal Affairs Bureau and served as the acting captain. While assigned to Internal Affairs Bureau, as a lieutenant, he taught department level internal affairs investigative classes certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

In 2017, Slade was selected to be an executive aide for the Central Patrol Division chief. During his two years as an executive aide he was responsible for reviewing all the administrative investigations for Central Patrol Division.

Slade is currently the lieutenant that oversees the Antelope Valley Department of Justice Compliance Unit. With his extensive experience in Internal Affairs Bureau, Slade is considered an expert in the field.

Jay Kreitz

Jay Kreitz is the senior civilian manager for the Glendale Police Department (GPD). As Public Safety Business Administrator, he is responsible for a staff of eight full-time personnel handling all department financial activities and managing the police facility in addition to the property and evidence bureau. Although he has only been in law enforcement with Glendale since 2002, Jay’s prior 22 years of experience in the private sector provide the department’s command staff with a unique perspective that continues to pay dividends in setting policy and strategic planning as budgets become tighter and service requirements increase.

His private sector career includes starting and building a real estate management business in southern California, which he then sold to a Japanese multi-national firm and was hired back to manage the new expanded operation for the Japanese owners. After five years of managing the US operation and providing expertise throughout the corporation’s operations in Asia, the CEO of the Japanese organization promoted Jay to corporate COO, and he spent the ensuing five plus years managing the corporation’s operations in Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia). The experience of managing a hugely diverse workforce working within one of the world?s most bureaucratic organizations (Japanese business) at a time when Asia was struggling through a significant economic downturn, provided him the tools and unique perspective to help strategically steer GPD and provide the department sound financial advice and reporting. Jay has co-instructed a real estate class at Tokyo’s Waseda University, prepared and provided extensive training to company personnel throughout Asia, and now provides financial and budget instruction as part of GPD?s management training classes.

Jay is the treasurer and director of the Glendale City Employees’ Federal Credit Union, Vice-President of the Glendale Managers’ Association, Chair of the City of Huntington Beach Community Services Commission, and president of his local homeowners association.

Everd “Doug” McCain

Doug McCain retired from the United States Navy as a Commander after serving for twenty-six years. He currently serves as a Vice-President of PMW Associates, specializing in teambuilding, leadership development, and crisis and stress management. Doug received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from San Diego State University in 1985. He later received his commission from Aviation Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida. His first fleet tour was with the Sea Snakes of HSL-33, deployed to support Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He then served as a flight instructor in HT-8, after which he served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk as the Assistant Air Operations Officer. He was then selected for FTS transition while flying with HSL-84 as a Selected Reservist.

While in HSL-84, he served as the Administrative and Operations Officer and subsequently transitioned airframes and squadrons to fly the SH-3 with HC-85, performing as the Administrative Officer. His staff assignments include the Reserve Programs Director at NOSC North Island and the Manpower Officer at CNRSW RCC. During his tour at CNRSW RCC, he volunteered for a year-long IA tour, serving in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the Assessments division of the Strategy, Plans, and Assessments Directorate at MNF-I. His main priority was writing the “9010” report to Congress on “Measuring the Stability and Security in Iraq.”

Mr. McCain’s awards include the Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards). He also has been awarded various unit and campaign awards. Mr. McCain is a Peace Officer Standards, and Training (POST) Certified Instructor and trains safety and civilian managers throughout the State.  He is co-author, along with Dr. Paul M. Whisenand, of the book Supervising Police Personnel.

Doug is married to Jennifer McCain; they have six children and one grandchild.

Jennifer K. McCain, J.D.

A principal of PMW Associates, Jennifer K. McCain advises public and nonprofit agencies on a variety of personnel related issues. She also provides training for public employees in management, personnel practices and mandated ethics and discrimination/harassment prevention.

Prior to entering into private practice, she served as Assistant City Attorney for Escondido, California for nineteen years. She was responsible for advising all City departments on a variety of employment, benefit and liability related issues, including, progressive discipline, discrimination and harassment, American’s with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and a variety of labor related issues. Ms. McCain worked extensively with law enforcement and advised the Internal Affairs Division on Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights and related investigatory issues. She successfully defended the City in many lawsuits, including employment and civil rights matters.

Before working for Escondido, Ms. McCain served as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego. As a Deputy, Ms. McCain served as a prosecutor and handled a variety of cases, including hate crimes. She also headed the Criminal Division’s Diversity Committee. Prior to leaving San Diego, Ms. McCain served as the legal advisor to San Diego’s Retirement System (SDCERS) and Board of Trustees.

Ms. McCain obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego (Revelle College) and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego. During law school, Ms. McCain was a member of the San Diego Law Review.

Ms. McCain is a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified Instructor and trains police managers throughout the State. She is co-author of Managing Police Organizations (8th Edition). She lives in San Clemente with her husband Doug, a retired US Navy Commander, and co-trainer. They have six children.

Paul Mendes

Paul Mendes is a recently retired Captain from the Carlsbad Police Department, where he spent 22 of his 30-year law enforcement career. Prior to that he was employed at the California Department of Justice, the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, and the San Diego County Marshal’s Department.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from San Diego State University and an Associate of Arts Degree in General Sturdies from Southwestern College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy class #254 and the Los Angeles Police Department West Point Leadership Program.

Paul has spent over half of his career in investigative assignments. He was one of the original “plank” members of the San Diego County Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATT), the Computer and Technology Crime High Tech Response Team (CATCH); Identity Theft Suppression Task force, and the Allied State and Local Task Force (ASALT) in Los Angeles. He also had assignments as a Property Crimes Detective and was the Sergeant for the Crime of Violence Unit.

James Nunn

Deputy Chief Nunn served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 34 years. He retired as the Chief of the Administrative Services Bureau, which addresses the departments Human Resource/Training/Scientific Investigations elements. Over his career he served as Commander of the Professional Standards Division dealing with Internal Affairs, Civil Liability, and Background Units. He also served as Commander of the Lake Arrowhead Station and the Regional Training Center. Outside the department he serving as the Chairman of the Police Legal Advisors for the California Peace Officers Association and co-authored the Pitchess Manual, the Skelly Manual, and the Internal Affairs Manual. Chief Nunn was elected and served for13 years on the San Bernardino County Retirement Board, three terms as Chairman, and he was the acting Administrator for six months.

He currently sits on the Editorial Board for Thompson Publications in Washington D.C. He is a qualified expert in Federal Court on Police Policy and Training. Chief Nunn holds Basic, Intermediate, Advance, Supervisory, and Management P.O.S.T. certificates. Jim is a graduate of San Bernardino Valley College, Southern Illinois University, and the Wharton School of Finance. He currently is on staff at Cal State Long Beach, Cal State San Jose, and Cal State Humboldt in the P.O.S.T. Management Program.

Paul Vernon

Capt. Paul Vernon is a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. As a lieutenant, Paul was the LAPD’s PIO, running a unit of about one dozen PIOs. Between 2005 and 2007, he and his staff appeared daily on television or provided statements for radio and print. His experience includes manageaging public information for several major critical incidents. Paul designed this course and has been teaching it since 2006. Over the years, Paul has been sought out as a consultant on POST training videos and as a media consultant of other law enforcement agencies.

Paul is currently in charge of one of LAPD’s 21 patrol divisions, and he’s held prior assignments in investigations, gangs, patrol, training, narcotics, and internal affairs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session, and LAPD’s West Point Leadership Program, for which he is also an instructor. Over his career, he has traveled to Kenya and South Korea on training and cultural leadership visits.

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Marilyn Whisenand

Ms. Whisenand has over 25 years of management experience in a variety of government agencies. She has served as Assistant to the City Manager, City of San Diego, Vice-President, Centre City Development Corporation, City of San Diego, Executive Director of the Costa Mesa Redevelopment Agency and Executive Director of the Escondido Community Development Corporation.

Since 1981, she has been a partner and co-owner of PMW Associates and specializes in leadership training, organizational development and conflict resolution.

Paul M. Whisenand P.h.D.

Dr. Whisenand is a professor emeritus of Criminal Justice at California State University, Long Beach, and President/Founder of PMW Associates. He has received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He has been a technical consultant and researcher to a large number and variety of governmental agencies and private firms.

In the recent past, Dr. Whisenand served for: five years as a task force member to the California Council on Criminal Justice; five years as board member to the California Crime Technological Research Foundation; two years as a board member to the Los Angeles County Regional Criminal Justice Planning Board, and two years as a member of the Research and Development Task Force to the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. An outstanding lecturer and presenter, he has written 15 textbooks and over 60 articles pertaining to criminal justice management and training.