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).
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.
Commander Everd “Doug” McCain
United States Navy Reserve
Commander Everd “Doug” McCain is a native of Chico, California. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from San Diego State University in 1985. In May 1987 he received his commission from Aviation Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida. His first fleet tour was with the Sea Snakes of HSL-33, where he deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He then served as a flight instructor in HT-8. Following HT-8, 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 at the Administrative Officer and the Operations Officer. After HSL-84 was decommissioned, he transitioned airframes and squadrons to fly the SH-3 with HC-85, serving at the Administrative Officer and the Maintenance 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. There he was assigned to the Assessments division of Strategy, Plans, and Assessments Directorate at MNF-I, where his main priority was to write the “9010” report to Congress on “Measuring the Stability and Security in Iraq”.
Commander McCain’s personal 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. Commander McCain is married to Jennifer McCain, and they have 6 children ranging in age from 7 to 22. They are very active with outdoor activities and their church.
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.
Davis Nighswonger retired as a Commander with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department where he oversaw the Professional Services Command, one of the agency’s four commands. The Professional Services Command consists of three support divisions (Professional Standards, SAFE, Training) and two investigative divisions (Coroner’s Office and Crime Lab). Commander Nighswonger served in many different positions throughout his 29+ year career that include a myriad of assignments in patrol, the jails, the department’s Professional Standards and Training Divisions. He has developed years of experience and corresponding expertise in the areas of law enforcement leadership, employee management, internal affairs investigations, use of force reporting and evaluation, employee accountability, training, and risk management functions. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army and has obtained his MA and BA. Commander Nighswonger is a certified POST trainer and has instructed for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the California Peace Officers Association (CPOA), and various law enforcement agencies in the State of Washington.
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, Lieutenant, was the Public Information Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department from January 2005 to April 2007. Currently he is the commanding officer in charge of detectives for the Central Police Station in downtown Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, Pomona, with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. Before becoming a police officer, Paul was a secondary-education teacher for four years in Southern California. He joined LAPD in 1988. His assignments have included patrol, field training officer, field supervisor, training supervisor, Internal Affairs investigator, watch commander, gang lieutenant, and PIO.
As a sergeant, Paul coordinated recruit training for three years at the Los Angeles Police Academy, graduating 40 classes and over 2,000 new officers. In 1997 and 1998, he wrote two well-regarded manuals used by LAPD, Personnel Complaint Investigations: A Guide for Supervisors and The Management Guide to Discipline. Both documents have been referenced in scholarly works and police-related studies by oversight commissions. He designed a three-day POST-certified course for Internal Affairs investigators, which is offered by LAPD. He has also designed a course on ethics, which he taught to Iowa law enforcement.
As a lieutenant, Paul helped to design the Complaint Management System, a subsystem of LAPD’s TEAMS II program, a multi-layered police accountability tracking system. He automated many procedures at Internal Affairs and created timely reports for police managers on risk management issues. He designed oversight systems at Internal Affairs and as a Gang Coordinator of five divisions to ensure compliance with Federal Consent Decree provisions.
Paul graduated from the FBI’s National Academy, Session 204, in 2001. He co-taught a public corruption seminar with the FBI for law enforcement in Nairobi, Kenya, and recently traveled to Seoul, South Korea, as part of a multi-cultural leadership visit. He is an instructor for LAPD’s West Point Leadership Program and teaches at the POST Management Course for Lieutenants.Paul also teaches media relations for POST and consulted on the production of a POST tele-course on media relations.
As a PIO, Paul has appeared on camera and radio hundreds of times. He oversees the Media Relations Section, which handles on average 500 media requests and 10 news conferences a month.
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.