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Wellness Summit 2024

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@GL F O P@FOP N A T I O N A LNA TI ON AL F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EFebruary 19-20, 2024 | Nashville, TN2024WELLNESS SUMMITThe NFOP Division of Wellness Services Presents:

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National Fraternal Order of PoliceThe National Fraternal Order of Police is deeply committed to improving the lives and wellnessof law enforcement officers and their families. Realizing that wellness is holistic, the NationalOfficer Wellness committee has assembled a top-tier event featuring an interactive format andexpanded course offerings and on various topics in wellness police officers, their families, andclinicians serving law enforcement clients.Features:The 2024 Wellness Summit will focus on family, with the addition of our Blue FamilyNetworking Room, a space where family members who travel with attendees cangather to meet and fellowship with other law enforcement families.Over 20 different presentations on current wellness topics featuring nationally renownedspeakersExpert panel discussions on topics most current in law enforcement wellnessOpportunities to participate in hands-on wellness activitiesA variety of training sessions which will ensure participants carry away a wealth of wellnesstoolsOpportunities to learn more about FOP Vetted & Approved Wellness Programs and ProvidersScholarships: ALL AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN CLAIMEDThanks to the generosity and sponsorship of the American Arbitration Association, a limitednumber of scholarships are available to FOP members only. The scholarships are first come,first served and lodges are limited to 3 scholarships per lodge.You must complete and submit a scholarship application to be eligible.The scholarship will only cover the $400 registration fee. Food, hotel and transportation are theresponsibility of the attendee.For additional information, contact FOP National Director of Wellness Services,Sherri Martin at SherriMartin@fop.netSEMINAR INFORMATION:When: Where:February 19-20, 2024 Sheraton Music City, Nashville, TNRegistration Fee: $400 Registration Deadline - February 1, 2024

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Attendee Information: Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________City: _________________________________________ State: _________________________________ Zip: ________________________ Phone: _______________________________________ Email: _________________________________________________________________ Lodge/Organization: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ T-Shirt Size: Small Medium Large XL 2XL *Please note: Registrations received after January 29, 2024, will not be guaranteed their preferred T-Shirt size.Method of Payment: (please select one) *Please note: A convenience fee of 3% will be added by the card processing company to all credit card transactions. No partof this fee goes to the National Fraternal Order of Police. Check Amex Discover Mastercard Visa Card Type: Debit Credit Name on Card: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Credit Card #: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: _________________________________ Security Code: _________________________________________________________ Billing Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________ State: _________________________________ Zip: ________________________ Email: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total Enclosed: $______________________________ Send Registrations To: Registrations can be sent in by mail or email. If sent by email, complete this form, and save before sending. Confirmation will be emailed upon receipt of the form and payment. National Fraternal Order of Police Attention: Stephanie Simpson 701 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 Phone: 800-451-2711 | Email: Date: February 19-20, 2024. Check-in will be February 18th. Location: Sheraton Music City, Nashville, TN Registration Fee: $400 per person. Deadline for registration is February 1, 2024. No refunds after that date. 2024 Wellness Summit Registration Form

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Group Room Rate: $155 + Tax Deadline for booking rooms at the group rate is January 17, 2024.Parking: Self parking is $10 per day. Day parking for attendees not staying at the hotel is $10 per day.The hotel does provide shuttle service to and from the airport.You must register for the seminar first. After your registration formand payment have been received, you will receive an emailconfirmation from the National Office with a link for making hotelreservations online. The hotel prefers that all reservations be madethrough this link.The room block will fill up quickly and rooms are first-come, first-served.HOTEL INFORMATION:Sheraton Music City777 McGavock PikeNashville, TN 37214National Fraternal Order of Police

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MEETING SPACE FLOOR PLANLunch will be served buffet style in the Main Lobby and can be eaten in theMcGavock BallroomAA Badge Meeting will be held in Kingsley on MondayPower in Peers Supporting Peer Mentors Networking will be held inEdgewood on Monday Mind/Body Connection will offer chair massages to attendees on a first-come,first-served basis in Belmont on MondaySpecial Events will be held in Hermitage C on Sunday and Monday (seeagenda for details)Hospitality will be held in Belle MeadeBlue Family Networking (Alcohol Free) will be held in OaklandsLunchHospitalityBlue FamilyNetworkingVendor Area/Check-InMind/BodyConnectionSpecialEventsAA BadgeMeetingPower inPeersNational Fraternal Order of Police

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VENDOR TABLESPeerSupportFirstNetBuilt withAT&TMindbaseCreativePlanningBanyanTreatmentCentersVA Office ofMentalHealth andSuicidePreventionLakeviewHealthHarbor ofGraceTransformationsTreatment CenterLighthouseHealth &WellnessLexipolHealthcareTrustFirstResponderWellnessChateauHealth &WellnessCRI-TACWarriorsHeartVendorVendorVendorCopLineFHEHealthWA StateTrustNational Fraternal Order of Police

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AGENDASunday, February 184:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Check In (Hermitage Lobby)5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Blue Family Networking (Oaklands)6:00 p.m. SPECIAL EVENT - Documentary Film Screening (Hermitage C) “First Responders Sound the Alarm” The Quell foundation7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hospitality/Welcome (Belle Meade) Monday, February 197:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Check In (Hermitage Lobby)7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Early Session – Physical Fitness Choice a) iRest Meditation for Law Enforcement (Belmont) Jennifer Boileau b) Yoga (Two Rivers) Chris Davis c) Group Walk/Run - Led by a member of the NFOP Wellness Committee. Meet in Hermitage Lobby by registration desk.8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Morning Break9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome & Opening Session (Hermitage A-D) Presentation of Colors National Anthem - Kenyatta Gaines Sherri Martin, MA, LPCA, NFOP Director of Wellness Services Rick Snyder, NFOP Chaplain Patrick Yoes, NFOP President Recognition of Sponsors 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. FOP Wellness Update: Progress, Growth and Expansion (Hermitage A-D) Sherri Martin, MA, LPCA, NFOP Director of Wellness Services NFOP Officer Wellness Committee Jeremy Kommel-Bernstein, COPS Office, US Department of Justice Sarah Estill, COPS Office, US Department of Justice Meghann Holloway, Power in Peers Master Trainer Chris Scallon, Power in Peers Master TrainerNational Fraternal Order of Police

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AGENDAMonday, February 19 (continued)10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Wellness Program Showcase (Hermitage A-D) Baltimore (MD) Police Department, Officer Safety & Wellness Unit Vernon Herron, Director11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Law Enforcement Mental Health & Wellness Act Funding (Hermitage A-D) Sarah Estill, US Department of Justice, COPS Office 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (McGavock Ballroom)1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Focused Session I FS1:1 The Current State of Officer Wellness: From the Voices of Our Members (Hermitage A/B) Sherri Martin, MA, LPCA, NFOP Director of Wellness Services Jacqueline Drew, PhD, Griffith University FS1:2 Law Enforcement Relationships: C.O.U.P.L.E.S. (Hermitage C) Cathy & Javier Bustos, That Peer Support Couple FS1:3 Changing the Culture of Law Enforcement: A Post-Traumatic Growth-Based Approach to Wellness and Leadership (Hermitage D) Josh Goldberg, CEO, Boulder Crest Foundation Rob Swartz, Manager, Struggle Well First Responder Initiative FS1:4 Inspiration and Operation (Hermitage E) Benjamin Blackmon, Clarksville (TN) Police Rodney Lifsey, Clarksville, (TN) Police FS1:5 Responding to the Changing Dynamics of Line of Duty Death (Hermitage F) Dianne Bernhard, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Shelley Jones, Survivors of Blue Suicide2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. BreakNational Fraternal Order of Police

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AGENDAMonday, February 19 (continued)2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Focused Session II FS2:1 Retire Well (Hermitage A/B) Stephen Odom, The Counseling Team International FS2:2 Acute Stress Adaptive Protocol: An EMDR-Based Protocol for Peer Support Teams (Hermitage C) Sonny Provetto, MSW, LICSW Stephanie M. Conn, PhD, ABPP FS2:3 Changing the Culture of Law Enforcement: A Post-Traumatic Growth-Based Approach to Wellness and Leadership (Hermitage D) Josh Goldberg, CEO, Boulder Crest Foundation Rob Swartz, Manager, Struggle Well First Responder Initiative FS2:4 Inspiration and Operation (Hermitage E) Benjamin Blackmon, Clarksville (TN) Police Rodney Lifsey, Clarksville, (TN) Police FS2:5 Building Financial Strength in First Responder Families (Hermitage F) Nick Daugherty, Financial Cop3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session - Physical Health Practices a) HeartMath Demonstration (Cheekwood) Meghann Holloway b) The Mental and Physical Benefits of Jiu Jitsu for Law Enforcement: A Personal Journey (Two Rivers) Jeff Robertson, Devine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Blue Family Networking (Oaklands)4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mind/Body Connection of Nashville will offer chair massages to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis (Belmont)5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. AA Badge Meeting (Kingsley)5:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hospitality (Belle Meade)6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Power in Peers Supporting Peer Mentors Networking (Edgewood)6:30 p.m. SPECIAL EVENT - Live podcast recording (Hermitage C) Remnant Revealed Rick Snyder Chris HollandNational Fraternal Order of Police

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AGENDATuesday, February 207:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Early Session – Physical Fitness Choice a) iRest Meditation for Law Enforcement (Belmont) Jennifer Boileau b) Yoga (Two Rivers) Chris Davis c) Group Walk/Run - Led by a member of the NFOP Wellness Committee. Meet in Hermitage Lobby by registration desk.8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Morning Break9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Morning Welcome (Hermitage A-D) Sherri Martin, MA, LPCA, NFOP Director of Wellness Services James Smallwood, NFOP Treasurer, President Andrew Jackson Lodge #5 Nashville, TN Rick Snyder, NFOP Chaplain Recognition of Sponsors9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Address: The Nashville Covenant School Shooting - March 27, 2023 (Hermitage A-D) Nashville Metro Police Wellness Unit Dayton Wheeler Heidi Bennett David Kennington Derek Keeler Andrew Ivey10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Expert Panel Discussion: Agency Wellness from the Administrators’ Perspective Address (Hermitage A-D) Deputy Chief Val Cunningham, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Jeff Spivey (Ret.), Chairman, IACP Officer Safety & Wellness Section Sheriff Leon Lott, Richland County (SC) Sheriff‘s Office Chief John Drake, Metro Nashville (TN) Police11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Current Legislative Issues in Wellness (Hermitage A-D) Sherri Martin, MA, LPCA, NFOP Director of Wellness Services Joe King, Boston Police Peer SupportNational Fraternal Order of Police

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AGENDATuesday, February 2012:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch (McGavock Ballroom)1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Wellness Program Showcase (Hermitage A-D) Rapid City (SD) Police Dave Kinser Scott Sitts Amanda Lee2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Focused Session III FS3:1 Retire Well (Hermitage A/B) Stephen Odom, The Counseling Team International FS3:2 Support for Law Enforcement Families (Hermitage C) Glenda Lehmann, National President, NFOP Auxiliary Kristina Waters, National Vice President, NFOP Auxiliary Julie Black, National Sergeant-at-Arms, NFOP Auxiliary FS3:3 Officer Sleep and Nutrition: Practical Tactics to Restore and Elevate Daily Energy (Hermitage D) Mandy Nice, Lexipol FS3:4 Beyond the Badge and the Burdens We All Carry (Hermitage E) Rick Snyder, NFOP Chaplain FS3:5 K-9 Programs for Wellness (Hermitage F) Moderator - Sherri Martin, MA, LPCA, NFOP Director of Wellness Services Rich Creamer, Mutts with a Mission Brad Cole, K9 First Responders, Inc. Beth Johnson, Ultimate Canine3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. BreakNational Fraternal Order of Police

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AGENDATuesday, February 20 (continued)3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Focused Session IV FS4:1 #Buddycheck (Hermitage A/B) Stephen Powers, #BuddyCheck FS4:2 Support for Law Enforcement Families (Hermitage C) Glenda Lehmann, National President, NFOP Auxiliary Kristina Waters, National Vice President, NFOP Auxiliary Julie Black, National Sergeant-at-Arms, NFOP Auxiliary FS4:3 Unload Your Backpack (Hermitage D) Sean Peterson, Taunton (MA) Police FS4:4 QPR Suicide Prevention (Hermitage E) Gia Washington, Sertoma Centre, Inc. Veronica Cullinan, Sertome Centre, Inc. FS4:5 K-9 Programs for Wellness (Hermitage F) Moderator - Sherri Martin, MA, LPCA, NFOP Director of Wellness Services Rich Creamer, Mutts with a Mission Brad Cole, K9 First Responders, Inc. Beth Johnson, Ultimate Canine4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Break5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Concluding Remarks & Future Endeavors (Hermitage A-D) Sherri Martin, MA, LPCA, NFOP Director of Wellness Services NFOP Officer Wellness Committee4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Blue Family Networking (Oaklands)5:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hospitality (Belle Meade)National Fraternal Order of Police

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Plenary SessionsMonday 9:30 a.m.FOP Wellness Update – Progress, Growth, and ExpansionSince 2019, the Fraternal Order of Police National Officer Wellness Committee has beensystematically building a national wellness program that continues to evolve and expand. Based inongoing research and feedback from members of law enforcement across the country, this multi-component program has been designed to function as a complete system. This session will providean update on program developments as our program grows. Future directions, new programs, andopportunities for participation will be discussed. Monday 11:45 a.m.Law Enforcement Mental Health & Wellness Act Funding (Sarah Estill)The United States Department of Justice has dedicated increased resources to building andbolstering initiatives for law enforcement mental health and wellness. This session will explore DOJprograms currently existing as well as future opportunities.Tuesday 9:15 a.m.Keynote Address – The Nashville Covenant School Shooting – March 27, 2023 (Metro NashvillePolice Department)This presentation will provide an overview of the shooting/police response, with primary focus onhow the MNPD’s Professional Wellness Section provided services and resources. Presenters willreview and discuss positive outcomes, challenges and overall lessons learned.Tuesday 10:45 a.m.Expert Panel Discussion – Agency Wellness From the Administrator’s Perspective How can you gain buy-in and support from your administration while building your agency’swellness program? How do agency leaders view new programs for officer wellness? Hear from a panel of police leaderswhose agencies have built successful wellness programs. Challenges, strategies and new ideas willbe explored, as this panel lends wisdom learned though experience to provide solutions forimplementing a culture of wellness in your agency.National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Plenary Sessions (continued)Tuesday 11:45 a.m.Current Legislative Issues in Wellness FOP National Director of Wellness Services will lead a discussion of current and emergent issuesfacing law enforcement agencies as they provide wellness and mental health services to personnel.This discussion will focus on recent developments and challenges to confidentiality in lawenforcement peer support and critical incident stress debriefings.Focused SessionsMonday 1:30 p.m.The Current State of Officer Wellness – From The Voices Of Our Members (Sherri Martin & Dr.Jacqueline Drew)How do we know what officers around the country are coping with? The FOP Critical Issues inPolicing Survey Series captures police officer experiences of current events, critical issues for theprofession, and officer wellness and mental health. In this presentation, the voices of over 5000officers from across the country will be shared, with an exploration of the current data on sources ofstress for officers, differences between large and small agencies, levels of burnout and psychologicaldistress, and availability, use and perception of wellness services and stigma. We’ll explore theprograms shifting stigma, how agency practices and challenges of the job are affecting recruitmentand retention, and how relationships are tied to officer wellbeing. Recommendations for increasingpositive outcomes will be shared, including strategies to be implemented at police agencies.Monday 1:30 p.m.Law Enforcement Relationships - C.O.U.P.L.E.S. (That Peer Support Couple, Cathy & JavierBustos)Law Enforcement Couples, at times, find themselves on a crumbling foundation due to the stress offamily priorities, life of the job, critical incidents, and mental and physical health. Join us for adiscussion about how law enforcement relationships can be rebuilt and maintained.National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Focused Sessions (continued)Monday 1:30 p.m.Monday 2:45 p.m.Changing the Culture of Law Enforcement: A Posttraumatic Growth-Based Approach toWellness and Leadership (Josh Goldberg & Rob Swartz)John Chuck, a leader of wellness efforts in the healthcare system, commented, “Wellness programscannot operate in arrears of toxic cultures and inefficient systems.” Addressing the challenges thatcontribute to the struggles of members of the law enforcement community requires more than justwellness programs. For the past 3 years, Boulder Crest Foundation has partnered with agenciesacross the country to deliver transformative Struggle Well programs that not only change lives butthe culture of agencies. In training, Josh Goldberg and Rob Swartz will talk about their work, which isbeing integrated into law enforcement agencies across the country, and how you can bring it intoyour culture.Monday 1:30 p.m.Monday 2:45 p.m.Mentorship Program: Inspiration and Operation (Benjamin Blackmon & Rodney Lifsey)Increasingly, agencies are seeing the value of assisting newly hired Officers in their transition intotheir law enforcement careers. This presentation will discuss the value of a formal mentorshipprogram designed to assist with this transition, navigating career paths and professionaldevelopment, and enhancing overall wellness efforts. This presentation will cover inspiration,implementation, and operation of our mentorship program.Monday 1:30 p.m.Responding to the Changing Dynamics of Line of Duty Death (Dianne Bernhard & ShelleyJones) The chances that an agency may have to respond to a line of duty death have become increasinglymore likely in recent years. The attendees in this session will learn about the law regarding COVIDlaw enforcement deaths and the new law regarding Public Safety Officers' Benefits for officers whodie by suicide, under certain circumstances. The presenters will lead a discussion on the new lawsand will make recommendations on how best to respond, based on the experiences of Concerns ofPolice Survivors and Survivors of Blue Suicide. National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Focused Sessions (continued)Monday 2:45 p.m.Tuesday 2:30 p.m.Retire Well (Stephen Odom)Research shows that approximately one in ten retirees report suicidal ideation, and onein four suffer from significant life dissatisfaction, mood, and relationship issues. Thiscourse was developed to focus on mental health and wellness in pre-retirement and intoearly retirement.This is a retirement resilience course that provides tools to help you rediscover identity,purpose, security, and acceptance into retirement in order to improve quality of life and relationships.When one door closes, another one opens!Training Objectives: · Explore ways to remove the “super-suit” and rediscover yourself without your occupation. · Examine aspects of security in your transition and adaptation to civilian life. · Identify signs of relational and mental health issues, and learn ways to access appropriate support.Monday 2:45 p.m.Acute Stress Adaptive Protocol: An EMDR-Based Protocol for Peer Support Teams (SonnyProvetto & Stephanie Conn)This presentation will discuss the transformative potential of the ASAP (Acute Stress AdaptiveProtocol), an EMDR-based intervention designed specifically for Peer Support Team delivery. Thelatest research findings show that the ASAP not only decreases posttraumatic stress symptoms butalso addresses moral injury, an emerging new concept of trauma. This presentation is offered by twoformer police officers, turned mental health clinicians, on how to utilize the ASAP intervention to helpfirst responders and their agencies better navigate traumatic stress. A discussion of how agencies areincorporating the ASAP into existing critical incident stress management and wellness programs willalso be offered.National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Focused Sessions (continued)Monday 2:45 p.m.Building Financial Strength for Law Enforcement Families (Nick Daugherty)Taught by cops for cops, learn the proven financial wellness pieces that over 10k first respondersfrom over 2k agencies nationwide have learned to build their financial strength. Topics include theimportance of budgeting, legacy planning for families, impacts of debt and how to fast track payingoff your debt, financial pitfalls of first responders and overtime reliance, and how to build a solidfinancial plan to get you to the retirement you deserve! Monday 4:00 p.m.HeartMath Demo- Using Biofeedback To Enhance Durability (Meghann Holloway)Law enforcement professionals are a “show me, don’t tell me” bunch. It’s easy to teach in themoment stress management techniques but how do we know if they are working? Will we feel acertain way? What if we don’t feel any particular way at all, do we still trust that the stressmanagement techniques actually work? HeartMath is a small Bluetooth device that clips to anearlobe and samples heart rate variability 500 times a second providing real time feedback on theuser’s level of coherence or simply the balance between the parasympathetic and sympatheticnervous systems. When the systems are out of balance we can see a decline in cognitive processing,physical performance, and overall resilience. Come check out this brief demo of the HeartMathdevice and discussion of how it’s currently being utilized to help officers achieve regulation andmanage stress in the moment through breathwork. Monday 4:00 p.m.The Mental and Physical Benefits of Jiu Jitsu for Law Enforcement: A Personal Journey (JeffRobertson)An increasing number of police departments are teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, saying the hand-to-handcombat training leads to fewer injuries for civilians and officers and reduces the number of big-ticketlawsuits faced by police departments. For the individual officer though, learning the practice can belife-changing. This presentation will capture one officer’s journey of learning to cope with criticalincident trauma through the practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which played a significant role in hisresilience. He will discuss his own critical incident, the reactions experienced in its aftermath, andwhat has helped him cope and eventually thrive. This presentation will highlight how Brazilian JiuJitsu helps law enforcement not only physically but mentally. National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Focused Sessions (continued)Tuesday 2:30 p.m.Tuesday 3:45 p.m.Support for Law Enforcement Families (Julie Black, Glenda Lehmann, Kristina Waters)What are the elements of mental health and wellness? In this presentation, seven characteristics ofmental health will be discussed, and the roles of families will be explored. Law enforcement officersface a variety of challenges. Not only do these challenges affect our law enforcement officers but alsocan affect their families. This presentation will help raise awareness of the Fraternal Order of PoliceAuxiliary and how the Auxiliary supports law enforcement families. As a nationally charteredorganization we are committed to supporting our officers, their families, and the communitywhenever needed. Information about several current National Auxiliary wellness initiatives will alsobe shared.Tuesday 2:30 p.m.Officer Sleep and Nutrition: Practical Tactics to Restore and Elevate Daily Energy (Mandy Nice)Daily energy is one of the most critical (and yet elusive) elements of officer wellness. The physical andemotional toll of shift work, chronic stress, trauma exposure, and intermittent bursts of defensivetactics can be draining and exasperates the challenge. However, there is a better way. This sessionwill help officers strategically regain and elevate their daily energy using practical, proven sleep andnutrition tactics. Specifically, the sleep tactics will increase sleep quality so that officers can awakenfeeling more restored (even when they cannot attain a full 7-8 hours of rest). The nutrition tactics willmake it easy for officers to stay on track, even when they’re on-the-go. The delicious, portable, andaffordable snack recommendations, grocery shopping tips, and restaurant guides will pave the wayfor officer success. Daily energy is the product of a healthy daily routine, and the tactics shared in thispresentation will help officers build a healthy daily routine one small (and highly rewarding) step at atime. National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Focused Sessions (continued)Tuesday 2:30 p.m.Beyond the Badge and the Burdens We All Carry (Rick Snyder)Powerful message about the buckets we all carry. Many in Law Enforcement carry buckets that are overflowing.In fact, we train Officers how to carry the rocks of the job until they get so weighed down they flameout.Still yet: some will put more rocks in their buckets, some take rocks out, some help shoulder the load,but what if there is One who would ask you to set those buckets down at His feet so that He canempty them for you.Chaplains are often called for help after the fact or when Officers believe they’ve passed the point ofNo Return.What would happen if we could be proactive about Spiritual Wellness?Come and see how this missing piece complements the physical and mental/emotional wellnessefforts and how our FOP lodges can play a role by strengthening their Chaplaincy positions. Tuesday 2:30 p.m.Tuesday 3:45 p.m.K9 Programs for Wellness (Rich Creamer, Brad Cole, & Beth Johnson, moderated by SherriMartin)In recent years, the number and popularity of K-9 components tied to wellness programs within lawenforcement has grown. This panel discussion features three training programs for caninecompanions to law enforcement wellness programs. Program conceptualization, funding,development, and training elements will be explored and important tips and lessons learned will beshared. Learn the different roles that wellness K9s can take within your own agency.National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Focused Sessions (continued)Tuesday 3:45 p.m.#BuddyCheck (Stephen Powers)Exposure to various forms of trauma and job-related stress is inherent in law enforcement. The factthat deaths via suicide outpace Felonious Line of Duty Deaths; if left unaddressed, will continue togrow exponentially. Vicarious traumatization is one of the significant types of traumas thatcontributes to these occurrences. Creating an environment that promotes trauma education is criticalto organizational and individual health; specifically, vicarious trauma. Educating first responders, toinclude family and those providing services, about the effects that vicarious trauma can have on boththeir personal and professional lives will establish a mechanism for positive change, that creates acomfortability in “reaching out” and “reaching in” for ourselves and to fellow brothers and sisters inblue. #BuddyCheck’s mission is to provide proactive education and connections to vetted resourcesboth nationally and locally. In addition, course participants will learn healthy ways to counteractthose effects through resiliency techniques and strategies to reduce and prevent impacts of thiswork-related vicarious trauma including immediate resetting techniques.Tuesday 3:45 p.m.Unload Your Backpack (Sean Peterson)First responders are not tougher than science! This 60-minute session will examine the effects traumaand stress have on the LEO’s brain and how negative adaptations are manifested at roll call, on thestreet, and at home. Additionally, this presentation will introduce tools to help unload your figurativebackpack using modern wellness practices to mitigate common pitfalls in our profession.National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Focused Sessions (continued)Tuesday 3:45 p.m.QPR Suicide Prevention (Gia Washington & Veronica Cullinan)QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a suicide prevention course that teaches participants to helpsomeone who may be considering suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signsof suicide, interact with a person who may be suicidal, and apply the 3-step QPR approach to helpingsomeone who may be considering suicide. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:Recognize the common causes, risk factors, and warning signs of suicideUnderstand the common myths and facts surrounding suicidal behaviorQuestion a person about suicidePersuade a suicidal person to get helpRefer a suicidal person to the appropriate resourcesWellness Program ShowcaseLearn about the inception, development and growth of two leading police agency wellnessprograms in these showcase sessions. In this series, ideas for development of a well-roundedwellness program will be combined with strategies for agencies of all sizes.Monday 10:30 a.m.Baltimore (MD) Police DepartmentTuesday 2:15 p.m.Rapid City (SD) Police National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Physical Activity SessionsMonday 7:00 a.m.Tuesday 7:00 a.m. iRest Meditation for Law Enforcement: A 10-Step Protocol for Better Sleep (Jennifer Boileau)Join certified iRest meditation instructor Jennifer Boileau to learn strategies— tailored to lawenforcement officials - regarding how to safeguard your overall well-being by “turning inward”through guided iRest meditation, which will help support your physical and psychological health. -Through this 10-step iRest meditation workshop designed specifically for LEOs, Jenn will teach youhow to mitigate your stress response and enhance your sleep quality and quantity by using yourbreath, body and mind. You’ll discover how to effectively: · connect with the somatic (felt sense) experience in the body · practice breath sensing for increased energy and deep relaxation · connect with an inner calm · integrate the practices of iRest into your daily life, in minutes a day You’ll also learn about: · neurobiological causes of common sleep problems · understanding the mind-body skills that help improve sleep · the mental and physical impacts of disrupted sleepNational Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Physical Activity Sessions (continued)Monday 7:00 a.m.Tuesday 7:00 a.m. Yoga/Mindfulness for First Responders - The Meaning Behind the Madness (Chris Davis)As a First Responder stress and anxiety are inevitable, however, the resistance to change is not. If weas a profession continue to resist the need for change in how we train and respond to wellness andmental health issues, we will continue to have a problem with suicide and quality of life issues.Mindfulness training, specifically yoga, has been scientifically proven to be an effective method formanaging and mitigating the effects of stress. Additionally, yoga has been shown to: 1. Increase resilience. 2. Increase compassion.3. Promote better decision making.4. Increase focus.5. Increase objectivity.6. Increase flexibility/strength, and7. Improve performance at work and at home. Mindfulness (Yoga) is not the answer to all the problems confronting today’s First Responders, but it is certainly a viable option for mitigating the stress and anxiety that they deal with on a dailybasis.This session will consist of both a presentation and actual yoga practice.Monday 7:00 a.m.Tuesday 7:00 a.m.Group Walk/Run (National Officer Wellness Committee)Join your National FOP Officer Wellness Committee for an at-your-own-pace run or walk. We willgather at the registration desk and a mapped route near the hotel will be provided. We will bedeparting together, but you can complete the route at any pace. Be sure to dress for the weather, asthis will be an outdoor event. National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSES

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Special EventsSunday 6:00 p.m.Documentary Film Screening: First Responders Sound the AlarmThe Quell FoundationAbout the film:First responders are the ideal type of hero to watch on television. Countless shows have proven thisto be true: Law & Order, Cops, Code Black, 9-1-1, and Chicago Fire, to name a few. Presented asheroic, stoic, and resilient, first responders are the ultimate protagonist of any good story. Even whendepicted in true-to-life situations, these people can seemingly do anything without showing the painand suffering they experience. Firefighters in California battle impregnable forest fires. Police officersfight off lawlessness on the streets of Chicago. EMS personnel single-handedly take on an opioidepidemic raging across the country. The public must be aware that while what these brave men andwomen do is selfless and courageous, it comes at a significant cost. First responders are rarelypresented as real, everyday people who struggle with mental health just like anyone else, and oftenat higher rates. The crisis facing our country's first responders is at a critical point. Our public servantsare more likely to die by suicide than performing their line-of-duty life-saving roles and atunprecedented rates. According to the latest data, in 2019, at least 114 firefighters died by suicide,compared to the 52 that died in the field. In the same year, 228 police officers took their life while 132died in the field. With the screenings of this film, The Foundation seeks to normalize the conversationaround mental health illnesses within the first responder community to inspire those experiencingdistress to both discuss it with their peers and seek help in navigating the challenges they encounter.A panel discussion of the film will follow the screening. National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSESWatch the film trailer here: First Responders Sound the Alarm (Trailer) on Vimeo

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National Fraternal Order of PoliceSpecial Events (continued)Monday 6:30 p.m.Live Podcast Recording: Remnant RevealedRick Snyder & Dr. Chris HollandAbout the podcast:R&R was created by Dr. Chris Holland and Rick Snyder to reach and help the lives of police officersand their families through a Biblical perspective on policing. In this episode, Rick and Chris welcomespecial guests to the podcast.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTATION SYNOPSESWatch the trailer here: Remnant Revealed (’t forget to visit the Blue Family Networking Room. Join other family members, spouses, andpartners of law enforcement to connect, share experiences, and fellowship. All ages arewelcome. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

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Heidi Bennett, MA, LPC/MHSP Heidi Bennett is the Behavioral Health Services Executive Administrator for the Metropolitan Police Department of Nashville, having served in various roles over the span of a 30+ year career. She began in 1992 as a police crisis counselor, providing on-scene support and serving victims of crime, while later moving through supervisory roles within the Domestic Violence Division as well as the Family Intervention Program. She has operational oversight of the MNPD’s Behavioral Health Services Division, whichincludes the Counseling, Wellness, and Chaplain Units. She also oversees the PsychologicalServices Section, which manages all psychological testing and Fitness for Duty Evaluations, whileserving as a liaison to HR’s Background and Recruiting and other Metro Government entities. Anapproved clinical supervisor with the Tennessee Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Heidihas been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004. Among her other experiences, Heidi hastrained to provide critical incident stress management services both with the International CriticalIncident Stress Foundation and the National Organization for Victim Assistance, and she has been afrequent presenter on domestic violence and other victimization issues.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police Dianne Bernhard Dianne Bernhard is the Executive Director of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S), a national non-profit organization that supports the families and co-workers of our nation’s fallen law enforcement officers. Founded on the concept of peer support, C.O.P.S. and its 55 chapters across the nation, provide services to over 59,000 members. C.O.P.S. services include responding to assist agencies and families directly following a line of dutydeath, training law enforcement on how to respond to trauma and tragedy, providing counselingservices and scholarships to surviving children and spouses, organizing the survivor experience atNational Police Week, and providing survivor grief retreats.Prior to assuming her role at C.O.P.S., Ms. Bernhard retired from the Columbia Missouri PoliceDepartment after 23 years of service as their Deputy Chief of Police. Ms. Bernhard learned aboutC.O.P.S. through the death of a co-worker and friend, Officer Molly Thomas-Bowden who was shotand killed in 2005. In her position at C.O.P.S., Ms. Bernhard has represented survivors and the lawenforcement community by serving on several national committees, providing testimony to theDepartment of Justice, to two Presidential Commissions, and has presented training at nearly everymajor law enforcement association conference.

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Julie Black Julie Black serves as the Sergeant At Arms for the National Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. She initially became a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary in 1995. She attended her first Indiana Auxiliary conference that same year, and currently holds the position of President of the Indianapolis #86 Auxiliary, having served in the office of President for over 20 years.She has held several positions within the FOP Auxiliary, including Central District Trustee, Treasurer and then in 2006, she wassworn in as the President of the Indiana Auxiliary, where she served in that capacity for 16 years. On the National Auxiliary level, Julie also serves as Chairman for the National Peace Officers’Memorial Service Committee and sits on several other committees within the organization. 2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police Lieutenant Benjamin Blackmon Ben Blackmon has been in law enforcement with the Clarksville Police Department since 2006. During his time with the department he has served as a patrol officer, a K-9 handler, a patrol sergeant, and is currently assigned to the Profession Integrity unit as a Lieutenant. In his current role he assists in coordinating recruitment, pre-employment testing, background investigations, and hiring. Additionally, he assisted in draftinga policy regarding Officer Wellness and currently serves as the department’s Wellness Coordinator.As such, he has played a role in several wellness initiatives to include the development andimplementation of the departmental mentorship program and the launch of the program to embeda licensed mental health clinician to serve the mental health needs of employees.

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Jennifer Boileau Rooted in her education background and life as a law enforcement spouse, Jennifer Boileau’s approach to mindfulness coaching is intuitive, thoughtful, and interactive. Certified as a Trauma-Centered Warriors at Ease Yoga Teacher, iRest© Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master, and Sound Healing Facilitator, Jenn helps people dealing with intrusive thoughts, sleep disruption and anxietyfind ways to move through discomfort and thrive.With this unique depth of perspective and breadth of expertise, she teaches people who work inhigh-stress occupations, and their families, how to find resilience and balance in life throughsupportive, meditative, restorative practices, like yoga.In addition to her independent practice, Jenn currently serves as a trauma-informed contractor forthe Holistic Officer Wellness Program of the New Castle County Police Department in Delaware.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police Cathy & Javier Bustos Cathy Bustos is a 25-year retired Cedar Park, Texas Police Lieutenant, and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate at Angels On The Horizon Foundation LLC - Under Supervision by Mary Ann Bell - LPC-S in Copperas Cove, TX. She provides counseling services for Texas First Responders and Veterans. Javier Bustos is a 23-year retired Austin, Texas Police Corporal, and is certified in First Responder Peer Support.Cathy and Javier serve as Peer Support Team members and International Critical Incident StressFoundation instructors for Warrior's Rest Foundation. They are part of the Wellness Services Teamfor the Texas Fraternal Order of Police.Cathy and Javier's mission is to help officers and their families manage the stress of criticalincidents. They appeared in the documentary "Officer Involved".You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and

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Bradford Cole Executive Director & All-Hazards Psychological Trauma Responder K9 First Responders, Inc. (K9FR) Mr. Cole is K9FR's subject matter expert and thought leader. He has 39 years’ experience in the security, crisis management and investigative professions. A responder to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy,Mr. Cole's deployments include United States Capitol PD incidents, Pittsburgh, PA synagogueshooting, Boston Marathon bombings, Las Vegas concert shooting, Marjory Stoneman DouglasHigh School shooting, Lewiston, ME shootings as well as peer support for public safety. He wasdeployed to Smyrna, DE to assist in the aftermath of the 19-hour prison siege, hostage taking andhomicide. Brad is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Boston MedicalReserve Corps (BMRC) and Boston Public Health Commission - Office of Public HealthPreparedness - Disaster Behavioral Health - Crisis Response Group. Group Leader for K9FR's RapidIntervention Go (RInGo) Team. He is a member of Critical Incident Teams for PD, FD, EMS, and DOCas well. Certifications include Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program Specialist,Psychological First Aid (PFA), Tactical-Psychological First Aid (T-PFA), Post Traumatic StressManagement (PTSM), Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Skills for PsychologicalRecovery (SPR) and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Mr. Cole is also Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE),Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) and principal of Diogenes LLC; a boutique investigative agencyfocusing on white collar crime. K9 First Responders, Inc. (K9FR) is a non-profit Critical IncidentMental Health Support (CIMHS) organization. K9FR Teams bridge the gap between a traumaticevent and the connection to mental health services using Trauma Informed Care and Zero-HourBehavioral Management techniques. A compassionate trauma informed presence leveraging thehuman-canine bond helping to restore a person's emotional and cognitive equilibrium. Theycurrently serve 130+ agencies across 9 states and the District of Columbia.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Stephanie Conn, PhD, ABPP, Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology Licensed Psychologist, First Responder Psychology PhD in Counseling Psychology, University of British Columbia 2015 Dr. Stephanie Conn is a former police officer, as well as the daughter and wife of police officers, and currently works as a Licensed Psychologist inprivate practice, specializing in police stress, trauma, work-life balance, coping, and resilience. Shehas 26 years of experience working in the first responder field. She works with multiple police, fire,and emergency communication agencies. She began as a dispatcher/call-taker before becomingan officer with the Fort Worth Police Department and then earning her doctorate in CounsellingPsychology. Dr. Conn consults nationally on best practices for peer support and clinician culturalcompetency. She has presented widely to first responders, sharing wisdom gained from her policeexperience, her research, and her therapy practice. She is the author of Increasing Resilience inPolice and Emergency Personnel. Dr. Conn is an approved ICISF instructor for Group CrisisIntervention and Assisting Individuals in Crisis. She routinely instructs peer teams on thefundamentals of peer support, based on almost 20 years of working with/as a peer support teammember and what she has learned from the feedback of clients who have received peer supportservices (or didn’t but needed them).National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERS

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Rich Creamer Rich Creamer is a US Navy veteran and a retired 24-year Sergeant of the Norfolk Police Department, and during his police career received various awards such as Officer of the Year, two US Attorney Public Service Awards and multiple police commendations. Rich’s final assignment was to the Norfolk Police Department’s Training Division, where he was responsible for the development, maintenance, and instruction of courses related to Critical Incident Stress Management and Peer Support. He serves as a consultant with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Collaborative Reform Initiative-Technical Assistance Center for Officer Wellness. Rich iscredited with development of the Norfolk Public Safety Wellness Initiative which included the pathfor the first facility dog program in the State of Virginia, a state-of-the-art functional fitness facility,and the development of holistic wellness plan with a local facility that offered public safetyemployees float therapy, nutrition, infrared sauna and chiropractic sessions at no-cost. Currently, Rich works with agency leadership, Peer coordinators, and supervisors for the short-termand long-term implementation of Lighthouse Health and Wellness resources, education, andsupport to departmental personnel while developing wellness initiatives tailored to the needs ofeach individual organization. Rich is also the First Responder Outreach Coordinator for Mutts WithA Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that trains Service Dogs for disabled Veterans, FirstResponders, and Law Enforcement at NO COST to the recipients.Rich holds both a Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in Sociology and a Master’sdegree from Liberty University in Human Services Counseling.National Fraternal Order of Police2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERS

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Veronica Cullinan Outreach and Education Trainer, Sertoma Centre, Inc. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Trinity Christian College, Mrs. Cullinan began her professional career as an AmeriCorps Vista with an organization providing services to people experiencing homelessness. Mrs. Cullinan transitioned into a role as a Community Organizer focused on supporting youth facing a housing crisis while also managing a Speakers Bureau Program which allowed people to utilizetheir first-hand experience to increase awareness and reduce stigma around homelessness. In herrole as an Outreach and Education trainer at Sertoma, Mrs. Cullinan provides trainings tocommunity stakeholders aimed at reducing stigma and increasing community awareness ofmental illness. Mrs. Cullinan develops and maintains relationships with community partners, serveson the Board of Where we Meet and is an active member of the Southside Strong SuicidePrevention Coalition.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERS Deputy Chief Valerie Cunningham Valerie Cunningham has over 29 years of experience in law enforcement. She has served in every rank from patrol officer to Interim Chief of Police and now serves as Deputy Chief of Police of the Administration Division of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD). She has had oversight of the IMPD Office of Professional Development and Wellness since its inception in 2010.Chief Cunningham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise physiology/movement and sportsscience from Purdue University. She is a graduate of the 240th session of the FBI National Academyand the 48th session of the Senior Management Institute for Police.Chief Cunningham is an active member of the National Association of Women Law EnforcementExecutives (NAWLEE) and is a past President. She represents the association at the national levelon a variety of topics affecting women in law enforcement including recruitment and retention.Chief Cunningham’s current projects include serving on committees at the national levelpertaining to officer safety and wellness and law enforcement suicide prevention.National Fraternal Order of Police

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Christopher Davis After 25+ years of service, Chris recently retired as an Assistant Chief of Police from the Fayetteville (NC) Police Department. In his last assignment, he served as the Investigative Bureau Commander and supervised over 150 employees. Chris has worked in patrol, investigations, internal affairs, and the training division. Prior to law enforcement, he served 3+ years as a U.S. Army officer and served in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield.In addition to his law enforcement career, Chris has worked as an adjunct criminal justice professorat Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, and at North Carolina Central University. He isa certified yoga instructor and has a passion for improving resilience and operational performancevia yoga. In May of 2019, Chris started Yoga911 to enhance the delivery of Yoga / Mindfulnesspractices. The first Yoga911 Yoga Teacher Training was taught in November 2020. Chris hascompleted the following training:· Yoga for First Responders (Level 1 & 2)· Warriors at Ease (Level 1 & 2)· iRest (Level 1)· 500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification· MBSR Training (Mindful Leader)· Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitator (NSCA)Chris has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina atPembroke, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Dayton. He is also agraduate of the 118th Session of the Officer’s Administrative Course (Southern Police Institute /University of Louisville) and the Senior Management Institute for Police (Police Executive ResearchForum).Currently, Chris works at FirstHealth of the Carolinas teaching yoga and HIIT classes and theInstitute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) as a contractor for the VALOR Program, whichfocuses on police officer safety, wellness, and resilience.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Nicholas Daugherty Nick Daugherty began his career with the Grand Prairie Police Department (GPPD) in 2003. He semi-retired in 2017 after serving as a patrol officer, SRO serving on a underage alcohol/drug task force, patrol Sergeant, Field Training Sergeant, fleet coordinator, and Criminal Intelligence Sergeant. He continues to serve as reserve officer for GPPD. At a young age, Nick did a lot of irresponsible things with money, consistently partaking in “stupidtax” (the art of buying toys he couldn’t afford using credit cards). Before he knew it, he hadaccumulated over $80,000 in consumer debt, most of which was wrapped up in cars, car stereoequipment, and just “plain ole stuff.” He was tired . . . tired of being in debt and tired from workingso much overtime to keep afloat! Nick realized that he needed to educate himself on personalfinances and work to get out of the hole he had dug for himself. He was introduced to the DaveRamsey program and utilized the debt snowball method to dig himself out of that debt hole he wasin. He sold a bunch of that “plain ole stuff” and worked over a thousand hours of overtime to getout of debt – which he achieved in 2003 and has been consumer debt free ever since! In 2011, Nickwas approached by Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye to create, and instruct, a progressivetraining block on financial wellness, “Building Financial Strength in First Responder Families”. Thisprogram became mandatory training for the entire GPPD force and has now been taught to over35,000 first responders from over 3,000 agencies, police academies, national conferences, andpolice leadership organizations from across the country. FinancialCop wellness training for firstresponders is now the largest financial wellness training group in the country operated by firstresponders, for first responders! Nick is a certified Ramsey Solution Master Financial Coach* andhas coached hundreds of first responder families through almost every type of financial crisis andscenario possible. He also works with several national first responder nonprofit organizations,focusing on financial wellness for those suffering from PTSD and suicidal thoughts. Nick is theowner of FinancialCop LLC, a full service, fiduciary only financial firm, serving first responders, fromrecruit to retiree, across the nation as well as providing Term Life Insurance nationally for FirstResponders. Nick has the heart of a teacher and a passion for educating first responders, and theirfamilies, on how to strengthen their financial wellness and plan for the future. The goal ofFinancialCop? To have a nation full of first responders that have the ability to retire when they wantto instead of spending their time chasing down a pension!" | Facebook / Twitter @Financialcop | www.financialcop.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Chief John Drake Chief of Police John Drake began his law enforcement career in his hometown of Nashville as a police officer in 1988 and continues to dedicate himself to the safety of Nashville’s families and visitors. Mayor John Cooper appointed him Interim Chief of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department in August 2020, and permanent Chief on November 30, 2020. Chief Drake quickly established three unwavering core pillarsthat guide the department daily: Organizational Excellence, Community Engagement, andPrecision Policing. Chief Drake’s police service started in the Patrol Division, before being assignedto the Vice Division’s Narcotics Unit to investigate mid to upper-level drug traffickers. From theNarcotics Unit, and with a passion to mentor youth, Chief Drake transferred to the Police AthleticLeague, where he began a basketball program for children. That program grew from 100participants the first year to more than 1,300 participants in less than 5 years. Chief Drake alsostarted a junior golf program which is now part of the First Tee initiative. After four years as aninvestigative lieutenant, Chief Drake was promoted to captain (April 2014) and served as anovernight field supervisor for six months before being assigned to oversee the Domestic ViolenceDivision as its first male captain. While there, Chief Drake helped start the lethality assessmentprogram and detailed domestic violence supplements, which are still widely used today. OnSeptember 1, 2015, Chief Drake was appointed commander of the Central Precinct, Nashville’sdowntown business/entertainment district, which draws millions of tourist visits each year. On July1, 2017, Chief Drake was appointed Deputy Chief over the newly created Support Services Bureau.In June 2020, Chief Drake was appointed Deputy Chief over the Community Services Bureau,which includes the department’s 8 precincts. Chief Drake holds a Bachelor’s Degree in CriminalJustice from the College of Public Service at Bethel University. On September 30, 2022, he wasnamed secretary and one of seven Board of Directors of the Washington, D.C.-based PoliceExecutive Research Forum, the nation’s preeminent independent research organization thatfocuses on critical issues in policing.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Jacqueline Drew, PhD Dr. Jacqueline Drew is a police scholar with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, Australia. Dr Drew has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement, as a practitioner working in police agencies and as a researcher. She is a police psychologist and holds a PhD in organizational psychology. She previously undertook a Visiting Fellowship at the FBI National Academy inVirginia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders. Dr Drew is an advisor toseveral Australian law enforcement agencies on issues related to physical and mental health ofpolice. Dr Drew provides expert advice to law enforcement on organizational systems andpersonnel practices, particularly in the areas of police mental health and suicide, leadership,promotion systems and women and policing. Dr Drew teaches academic courses and in-servicetraining programs within police agencies and police academies. Dr Drew works across Australiawith state police organizations and internationally with law enforcement in the United States. Sarah Estill Sarah K. Estill is a Social Science Analyst at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice. She has worked on the intersection of public safety with mental health and wellness, immigrant and refugee integration, homeland security, emerging technologies (with a focus on drones and self-driving automobiles), behavioral science, and civilian oversight of lawenforcement. Prior to USDOJ, she worked as a consultant for the City of Seattle and the BostonPolice Department. Her research portfolio includes work at Harvard University, the University ofColorado Denver, and Oregon Health & Science University. She holds a BA with honors from SaintOlaf College (MN) and an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at HarvardUniversity(MA).2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Josh Goldberg ·CEO – Boulder Crest Foundation ·Author, Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma ·Author, Transformed by Trauma: Stories of Posttraumatic Growth ·Author, Warrior PATHH Curriculum ·BA, International Relations, magna cum laude, Tufts University ·2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar Leadership for Senior Executives,Harvard Business School In January 2023, Josh became the first Chief Executive Officer of the Boulder Crest Foundation, anational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring first responders, combat veterans,and their family members live great lives in the midst of struggle, stress, and trauma. In this role,Josh oversees all aspects of Boulder Crest’s operations, programs, and activities. Prior to hisappointment as CEO, Josh co-founded and led the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth(PTG) from 2018-2022 and led the development of the first-ever programs based on the science ofPTG, Warrior PATHH and Struggle Well. Since Boulder Crest’s founding in 2013, the organizationhas trained more than 100,000 combat veterans, first responders, and their family members totransform struggle into strength and growth. In 2018, Josh, along with Boulder Crest's Founder andChairman, Ken Falke, published Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma. In 2020, Joshand Ken co-authored Transformed by Trauma: Stories of Posttraumatic Growth alongside Dr.Richard Tedeschi and Dr. Bret Moore. In 2017, Josh was named as one of 60 PresidentialLeadership Scholars, a program from the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton,George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Prior to joining Boulder Crest in 2014, Josh worked asa communications executive at ExxonMobil's Dallas headquarters from 2006-2011, and was anentrepreneur-in-residence at 2M Companies. In 2013, Josh decided to dedicate his life to ensuringthat all those who serve our nation have the opportunity to transform their struggle into profoundstrength and post-traumatic growth.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Vernon Herron Vernon Herron has more than 40 years of experience in public safety and law enforcement. He currently serves as Director, Baltimore City Police Department, where he manages the Office of Health and Wellness and the Office of Early Intervention. The Office of Health and Wellness promotes both physical and mental health through training, seminars, and health publications. Mr. Herron developed a unique approach in Baltimore PoliceDepartment’s early intervention process where the intervention focuses on the health and wellnessof the officer, as opposed to the violations of policies.Director Herron’s “New Approach to Early Intervention” was published by the InternationalAssociation of Chiefs’ of Police Magazine. to joining the Baltimore City Police Department, he served as the Deputy Chief AdministrativeOfficer for Public Safety and Director of Homeland Security in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Asthe Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Herron had oversight of the Prince George’s CountyPolice Department, Fire Department, Department of Corrections, Homeland Security, and the Officeof Emergency Management.Mr. Herron served more than 27 years in the Maryland State Police. He joined the Department in1977 and progressed through the ranks from Trooper to Major. During his career, he worked inField Operations, Drug Enforcement, Criminal Investigations and Human Resources. Mr. Herronreceived the highest honor bestowed upon a Maryland State Trooper, “The Governor’s Citation ofValor,” when he prevented an armed suspect from shooting several people and other policeofficers at a crowded restaurant.Throughout his career, he has lectured across the United States on Officer Safety and Wellness andTrauma in Law Enforcement. He holds a Master of Science in Management from Johns HopkinsUniversity. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland,Global Campus. Mr. Herron is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s NationalAcademy, Session 187.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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T/Corporal Meghann Holloway T/Cpl Meghann Holloway has been an officer for twenty-two years and has worked in various capacities including assignments in Patrol, Investigations, and in Education and Training as a primary academy instructor. In 2016, T/Cpl. Holloway was selected for a new position as the Mental Health Liaison, a position created to address gaps in the mental health response system. She is a national level trainer on trauma informedpractices in policing and is currently getting her master’s degree in Social Work. After leading alarge-scale needs assessment in 2019 analyzing available departmental wellness resources, T/Cpl.Holloway was named as her agency's first Wellness Coordinator with the mission of supporting thespecific high-stress needs of sworn and civilian members. Sergeant Andrew Ivey Chaplain Andrew Ivey has been a Metro Nashville Police Officer for 17 years and has been involved in Christian Pastoral ministry for 25 years. His life journey with God has taken him through combat operations in Iraq, inner city ministry to incarcerated youth, staff positions at multiple churches including Senior Pastor, and numerous local church volunteer ministries.In 2013, Chaplain Ivey became a Chaplain and Peer Supporter with the MNPD in addition to hisregular duties as an officer. These roles opened new ministry opportunities for him to providePastoral Support to the public and to fellow officers. In 2021, he became the full time ChaplainCoordinator of the MNPD Volunteer Chaplain Program. He was promoted in 2022 to Sergeant andtasked with continuing to lead the Chaplain Program.Chaplain Ivey has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Christian Pastoral Ministry. He is anordained minister and an endorsed Chaplain of the North American Mission Board. He is also aSenior level member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains.Chaplain Ivey is married to Kimberly, his wife of 22 years and has 3 children and 2 dogs.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Beth Johnson Beth Johnson, an advanced trainer specializing in service and facility therapy dogs, has been with Ultimate Canine, LLC for over six years. She is a lifelong dog owner and served as the primary handler for Mac, the therapy dog for the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis, IN. Beth enjoyed a lengthy career in non-profit management including CEO of the Ronald McDonald House for over 27 years. It was during this time that sheconnected with Ultimate Canine’s founder and owner, Julie Case, who donated Mac and histraining to the House. Beth then decided to combine her lifelong passion for dogs with herdedication to human services. After several months of her extensive training under the tutelage ofmaster trainer, Julie Case, Beth began her career training service and Facility Therapy dogs andtheir handlers. Shelley Jones Shelley Jones graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice and went on to work as a Missouri Probation and Parole Officer. In 1993, she was hired as a patrol officer by the Columbia (MO) Police Department and 10 years later joined their new Motorcycle Unit. She retired as an Assistant Chief after 21 years of service. Ms. Jones is the recipient of the MedalValor and was named Missouri Peace Officer of Year in 1996.In 2014, upon retiring from law enforcement, Ms. Jones joined National Concerns of PoliceSurvivors as the Director of Operations. While at C.O.P.S. she learned that the leadership wasconcerned about the lack of services for the families of officers who die by suicide. Ms. Jonessubmitted a proposal to the National Board and in May 2020, with the blessing and support ofC.O.P.S., left C.O.P.S. along with another staff member, and together they started a new non-profitorganization, Survivors of Blue Suicide Foundation, Inc. (SBS). SBS’s mission is to foster hope byuniting survivors of law enforcement suicide to support one another and honor our fallen heroes.Ms. Jones is a surviving co-worker of Columbia Police Officer Michael Goldberg who died bysuicide in 2007 and Officer Molly Thomas-Bowden who was killed in the line of duty in 2005.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Lieutenant Derek Keeler Derek Keeler is proud to be a third generation Metro Nashville Police Officer and is the fourth member of his family to work at the agency. He is an 18-year law enforcement veteran and has worked in a variety of units and assignments including the Domestic Violence Division and the Youth Services Division. His current role provides him with the ability to serve his fellow officersand civilian staff. He is proud to serve in the Professional Wellness Section with a great team of bothsworn and civilian personnel. David Kennington, MA, LPC, MHSP David Kennington is a Licensed Professional Counselor employed by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) since 2007. He currently serves as the Behavioral Health Services Manager. His primary job is managing the Professional Wellness Section, which was cited as a model officer wellness program in a 2019 Department of Justice Congressional Report. The Professional Wellness Section (PWS) is acomprehensive officer wellness program which contains 3 separate, yet interactive Units(Counseling, Wellness and Chaplain.) The PWS offers multiple programs and services includingpsychotherapy, training, trauma and critical incident response, peer support, family support,veteran support, chaplain services, mentoring and wellness checks. The Professional WellnessSection is comprised of both sworn and civilian employees.David provides therapy to law enforcement personnel and their families, is a certified officerwellness instructor and leads critical incident stress debriefings. He has over 35 years of experiencein the field of wellness and mental health. He is recognized by the IACP as a subject matter expertin officer wellness and has served as a delegate on Officer Safety and Wellness Panels at theDepartment of Justice. He has a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin (1988)and a M.A. in Professional Counseling from The University of Texas at Tyler (1994).David has been married to Korree for 26 years. They have 2 sons, Collin (23) and Cooper (20).2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Dave Kinser Dave Kinser served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004-2012. Dave continued his service with Federal Law Enforcement at the Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security until 2016. Dave is currently the research and development specialist at the Rapid City Police Department, administering grants and programming. Dave holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Planning from the University of Denver and aDoctorate in Business Administration from North Central University. Jeremy Kommel-Bernstein Jeremy Kommel-Bernstein is a Policy Analyst with the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, where he oversees the COPS Office Training Portal, develops new training policies, and manages grants providing funds for a variety of law enforcement- focused issue areas. Prior to joining the COPS Office, Jeremy served as an immigration officer, including training officers to conduct humanitarian-related interviews. During, and for several years after college, he worked in law enforcement inMassachusetts. He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Missouri StateUniversity. Amanda Lee Amanda Lee joined the Rapid City Police Department in 2015. Before that, she worked for United States Senator Tim Johnson in his Rapid City office on constituent services. She currently serves as the Administration Operations Manager, conducting all Department human resources, financial management, and executive coordination for the Department. Amanda has a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of SouthDakota.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Glenda Lehmann Glenda Lehmann is the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary and is leading the auxiliary forward by building programs that support the current needs of our members while remaining flexible to change. Her 32 years in leadership roles across several industries have led to success in making positive change in organizational culture, developing motivated teams, enhancing professionalism, improvingcustomer service, and supporting teams to be their best. Currently, Glenda is employed atRxCrossroads/Cover My Meds by McKesson as an Operations Manager in Louisville, KY where shehas served in multiple roles over a span of 27 years in human resources and pharmacy operations.Over the last 34 years Glenda has worked with lodge and auxiliary members across the state ofKentucky and across the nation to respond to officers during critical incidents. She participated inthe groundwork that launched the Law Enforcement and Families Financial Relief funds for locallodge members involved in line of duty incidents, personal tragedies, and for state lawenforcement killed in the line of duty. Trained in peer support, Glenda serves as a resource to familymembers when faced with the stress or anxiety that comes with being a law enforcement family.Glenda’s husband Scott served in law enforcement for 25 years and served his local lodge boardfor over 40 years. Glenda joined the support of the Fraternal Order of Police as a lodge volunteer in1989 and was a charter member of their local auxiliary in 1993. Since that time Glenda has servedon the board of the auxiliary on the local, state, and national levels. Glenda has mentored others inthe auxiliary and continues to work across the country to expand membership and to buildprograms that provide education, resources, and support.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Sergeant Rodney Lifsey Rodney Lifsey has been with the Clarksville Police Department since 2001. During his time with the department, he has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, district detective, and training officer. He is currently assigned as a Sergeant to the Professional Integrity Unit. In his current role, he oversees recruitment, background investigations, and hiring for the department. In 2020 he was sent as a liaison to shadow theIndianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s wellness and mentorship programs. Upon return, heassisted in providing training for mentors and establishing the mentorship program at theClarksville Police Department.National Fraternal Order of Police Sheriff Leon Lott Sheriff Leon Lott attended the University of South Carolina-Aiken, where he also played baseball. He went on to attend the University of South Carolina in Columbia earning a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and a Master Degree in Emergency Management from Lander University. Later, Sheriff Lott graduated from the FBI National Academy and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Sheriff Lott started his law enforcement career at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in 1975. In 1993, Sheriff Lott took the position of Chief of Police of St. Matthews, SC.In 1996, he was elected Sheriff of Richland County. Sheriff Lott is the Commander of the South Carolina State Guard with the rank of Major General.Sheriff Lott was also named the 2021 National Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff’sAssociation and the 2021 South Carolina Sheriff of the Year.Sheriff Lott received an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Public Service from the University of SouthCarolina December 2021. 2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERS

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Mandy Nice Mandy Nice has over 16 years of experience developing and implementing national award-winning physical fitness and wellness programs that measurably improve the health, strength, quality of life, and resilience of law enforcement officers and civilians. Her innovative, evidence-proven best practices have been featured in highly esteemed industry publications including the International Association of Chiefs ofPolice (IACP) Police Chief Magazine and the FBI National Academy Associate Magazine. As theNational Strength and Conditioning Association Tactical Program Manager, Mandy led world-renowned subject matter experts in the mission of creating research-based wellness programs andleadership training that advanced the law enforcement health and fitness industry. Mandy nowserves as the Lexipol Strategic Wellness Director and a Law Enforcement Wellness Subject MatterExpert (SME) and is a presenter at national and international conferences and events. She alsoserves as chair of the new International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Officer Safety andWellness Section Physical Wellness Committee. Mandy’s greatest motivator is helping lawenforcement officers optimize their health so that they can enjoy strong, rewarding careers andlong, healthy retirements.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police Sherri Martin, MA, LPCA Sherri Martin serves as the National Director of Wellness Services for the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). A career police officer, Sherri has extensive experience in crisis negotiation and intervention, serving most of her law enforcement career as a patrol supervisor and lead crisis negotiator. While a member of the Charleston (SC) Police Department, she achieved the rank of Lieutenant, and was responsible for the development of programsin officer wellness and crisis intervention within the community. Sherri earned a Bachelor ofScience degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Arts degree inClinical Counseling Psychology from the Citadel, where she was chosen by faculty to receive the J.Patrick Leverett Award presented to the most outstanding graduate student in the Psychologyprogram. In 2020, she earned at Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology from John JayCollege of Criminal Justice. Additionally, Sherri worked as a trauma therapist at Ralph H. JohnstonVeterans Affairs Hospital in South Carolina. She is licensed as a Professional Counselor Associate inthe State of Connecticut. Sherri is a member of the National Consortium on Preventing LawEnforcement Suicide and has served as a contributor at various symposia on officer wellness andpolice suicide. She is a published author, and along with the COPS Office of the US Department ofJustice, developed the FOP Wellness Provider Vetting Guide.

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Stephen Odom, PhD Dr. Stephen Odom is a notable healthcare and addiction treatment professional with more than 30 years of expertise in the field. He is the Founder, President and Chief Clinical Officer of First Responder Wellness and Shift Wellness and the CEO/CCO of The Counseling Team International. Dr. Odom’s focus on First Responder Wellness was born of his family’s career backgrounds with the military, healthcare, lawenforcement, fire, education, and public safety, and was honed as he created and led specialtyprograms for physicians, nurses, first responders and their families.Dr. Odom has a comprehensive educational background in healthcare, holding a bachelor’sdegree in Organizational Behavior, master’s degrees in Experimental and Clinical Psychology, adoctoral candidacy in Clinical Psychology, and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) with a focus in HealthcareAdministration. Moreover, he is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Californiaand Idaho. Some of his professional experience includes numerous administration and clinicalleadership positions at Behavioral health and chemical dependency treatment organizations andhospitals in California, such as Hoag Hospital in Orange County and El Camino Hospital in the SanFrancisco Bay Area. Dr. Odom has been coined as a wellness and behavioral health expert withpeer-reviewed articles published on mental health, substance abuse and technology; waspresented the National Behavioral Health Champion award in 2018; has appeared on The TodayShow; the 2016 documentary film California High, and multiple print, radio, and podcast mediachannels. Sean Peterson Sean Peterson is a patrolman with the Taunton Police Department and member of the Southeastern Massachusetts regional peer support/CISM team. Sean has a Master’s in Clinician Mental Health Counseling and is currently working toward licensure as a licensed mental health clinician. As a former gym owner, proven strength coach, and published author, Sean has been an outspoken advocate for health and wellness of the LEOprofession. Utilizing modern wellness practices and a deep understanding of the job, Sean isdedicated to the longevity and success of the first responder community.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Stephen Powers Officer Stephen Powers (Ret) served 22 years in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina, where his duties included patrol, community coordinator and crisis response team officer. Prior to his career w/ CMPD, he was employed by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office in MD and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. Throughout his career, he was exposed to multiple criticalincidents and was negatively impacted by the vicarious trauma. During his career he was trained inBasic Crisis & Negotiating, Resource for Resilience, Veteran Trauma and Engagement, andpartnered with the Recast Program in Charlotte- all of which has helped him to address trauma andresilience. Stephen also served as a member of the Charlotte Mayor’s Initiative for SuicidePrevention in Veterans. In the course of his time as a sworn officer, he served as Crisis InterventionTeam Instructor for Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus, Rowan and Stanly Counties in NC and taughttopics with a central focus on Vicarious Trauma: Officer Wellness and De-Escalation Techniques:Crisis Communication. During his career he was trained federally and locally as a Peer SupportOfficer, and currently is a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist. Stephen has alsoreceived certification in Crisis Incident Stress Management (CISM) through International CriticalIncident Stress Foundation Inc. (ICISF) in Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention &Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention. Due to a combination of his lifeexperiences, he is motivated to pursue his mission of ensuring that no other First Responder sufferthe negative effects of job-related trauma which can affect their personal or professional life. 2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Sonny Provetto, MSW, LICSW, Vermont Center for Responder Wellness Sonny Provetto, LICSW is an EMDRIA Certified Trauma Consultant, a Certified EMDR clinician, trauma therapist, and trainer for police departments and emergency responders both nationally and internationally. His experiences as a police officer and as an emergency mental health clinician at 911- ground zero - have guided his clinicalpractice with first responders for more than 20years. In 2018, Sonny founded The Vermont Centerfor Responder Wellness, a full-service treatment center specializing in the treatment of traumaticstress. The Center also provides training around mental health and developing a peer supportprogram using EMDR Early Interventions as the core modality.Sonny currently consults on issues of stress and trauma with 15 Vermont police departments.He is a subject matter expert on PTSD who in 2017 testified for the Vermont legislature to makePTSD a compensable injury for first responders. This resulted in Vermont becoming the first state inthe United States to recognize PTSD as a work-related injury for first responders.Sonny is the recipient of the 2018 EMDRIA Award as a distinguished clinician, recognized for thesupport and advancement of EMDR as an effective therapy for the treatment of trauma inemergency service personnel. Recently, Sonny received the “Champion Award” from the New YorkState Department of Human Services for providing consultation and training on issues related tostress, trauma, and resiliency. Lastly, his Center is involved in the humanitarian effort both in thewar in Ukraine and the recent earthquake in Syria and Turkey providing much need trauma trainingto area psychologists to help scale up the effort in providing trauma treatment.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Jeff Robertson Jeff Robertson served for 25 years in law enforcement before retiring at the rank of Sergeant from Charleston Police Department in South Carolina. During his law enforcement career, he worked in varied assignments in patrol and investigative roles, and also served as a patrol supervisor and supervisor of the Special Investigations (narcotics) Unit. He is currently a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Scott Devine, with22 years of experience. He is an instructor in Effective Fitness Combatives (EFC) defensive tactics,and is the lead instructor at Folly Jiu Jitsu in Charleston, SC. In addition, Jeff has 23 years of experience in critical incident peer support, serves with the SC LawEnforcement Assistance Program (SCLEAP) as a lead peer support team member, and is an ICISFapproved instructor. He is married with a 13-year-old son who also trains in Jiu Jitsu.2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police

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Sgt. (Ret.) Christopher J.A. Scallon, MPsy, CCISM Sergeant Chris Scallon retired as a 24+ year veteran with the Norfolk Police Department, holds a Masters in Psychology, BS in Criminal Justice, and is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management from the University of Maryland BC Emergency Health Services. He provides direct mental health and/or substance abuse services, in addition to connecting first responders, veterans, and their families to resources. He is a current consultant/responder for the Department of Justice Antiterrorism andEmergency Assistance Program (AEAP). He is the current Client services representative forLakeview Health Addiction Treatment and Recovery, working exclusively with First Responders,Veterans, and their families. He is the Founder of Survival Mindset Training and Consulting, and Co-Founder of Trauma Behind the Badge.He was the founder, and first Director, of the Norfolk Police Department’s Critical Incident StressManagement (CISM) & Peer Support Unit. Sgt. Scallon is a peer and current board member ofVirginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program (VALEAP), and a certified peer with the West CoastPost Trauma Retreat/First Responder Support Network. Chris is an approved instructor forInternational Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) teaching Basic and Advanced AssistingIndividuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention and is a certified Mental Health First AidInstructor (Adult/Veteran Modules) through the National Council for Behavioral Health.Chris is a U.S. Navy Veteran, served as a line officer in the Port Washington, NY Fire Department,Atlantic Hook & Ladder, Light and Heavy Rescue. Chris has received numerous awards includingthe National Top Cop award (NAPO), Virginia’s Public Safety Medal of Valor (presented by FormerGovernor Tim Kaine), and the Norfolk Police Department’s Medal of Honor. 2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police Assistant Chief Scott Sitts Assistant Chief Sitts joined the RCPD in 2004, after serving in the United States Marine Corps and working for the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. He began as a patrol officer, and in 2007, was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2013 and returned to the Patrol Division. In 2014, he was reassigned to the Special Operations Division, and in 2015 was promoted to Lieutenant. In2020, he was promoted to Special Operations Captain, and in 2021 became the Assistant Chief ofPolice. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in BusinessAdministration and Strategic Leadership from Dakota Wesleyan University.

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Rick Snyder Rick Snyder serves as Chaplain for the National Fraternal Order of Police, providing spiritual support for nearly 375,000 members across America. He provides services for the FOP National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC, assists families of Fallen Officers, and serves the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team National Law Enforcement Ministry with a focus of Sharing Hope in Crisis and Critical Incident Stress Management.Rick is also the President of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police representing over 3,000officers and their families throughout Central Indiana.With 27 years of law enforcement experience, Rick has been featured on many national and localmedia affiliates related to law enforcement. Rick received his MBA from Indiana WesleyanUniversity where he received top honors as the Outstanding Professional Award recipient. Hisgraduate work also includes a Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University. Rick is recognized for his deep commitments to our officers and communities. 2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police Chief (Ret.) Jeff Spivey Jeff retired as Chief of Police from the Irving Police Department in 2022 after a 35-year career in policing, the last five he served as the chief of police. He is currently the Executive Director of the Caruth Police Institute and a Senior Fellow with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. He works closely with the Meadows Institute’s Health and Public Safety team to contribute across the Institute providing subject matter expertiseadvancing our multifaceted law enforcement and first responder projects focused on mental healthalternative and augmented emergency response, first responder health and wellness, peernetworks, and more.He holds a master’s degree in criminal justice leadership from Sam Houston State University. He is agraduate of the 252nd Session of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute forPolice, and the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas LeadershipCommand College. He currently serves as the Chair for the Officer Safety and Wellness Section forthe IACP.

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Rob Swartz Prior to joining the Boulder Crest Foundation’s First Responder Initiative as the Director for New England, Robert spent 35 years as a Police Officer in Massachusetts. During his Law Enforcement career Robert was a key participant in the creation of the SEMLEC Peer Support / Critical Incident Stress Management Team, where he served as the Director / Commander at theteam’s inception and led a team of officers who support a consortium of 30 police departmentsacross the region. Robert developed policies, procedures, vetted prospective candidates for teammembership, coordinated and implemented team member training and oversaw daily operations.He was also responsible for examining and coordinating with external facilities and programs thatprovide a variety of support services for police officers. In his search for the best programs to helpPolice Officers during times of struggle he attended the Boulder Crest Foundation’s Warrior PATHHprogram. After attending, not only did he begin to refer numerous officers to the program, but hebegan to work on his on growth as well with what he had learned. Robert then began to volunteerwith Boulder Crest in various regions throughout the country.Robert also worked with State Legislators in the creation and implementation of statewide peersupport confidentiality laws, mandatory training requirements and funding for Police Peer SupportTeams statewide in Massachusetts. 2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police Gia Washington Director of Community Education at Sertoma Star Services, leading mental health provider serving Chicago’s South Suburbs and Northwest Indiana. Ms. Washington develops and facilitates trainings designed to increase the mental health literacy of the community and decrease the stigma often associated with mental disorders. She is involved with several committees focused on increasing community wellness and safety. Ms. Washington isa Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has experience working with individuals andgroups. She has worked with diverse populations and is able to address the intersectionality ofculture and mental health. A longtime collaborator with NAMI affiliates and NAMI Illinois, Ms.Washington was named to the NAMI Illinois Board of Directors in March 2021 and currently servesas the Secretary. She earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from SouthernCalifornia Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University ofIllinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Kristina Waters Kristina has been actively involved with the FOP Auxiliary for 20 years. Kristina worked with the Utah FOP President to form the first auxiliary in Utah, starting the West Jordan Utah Auxiliary. After working for 12 years to help start other lodges, the Utah State Auxiliary was formed, where she currently serves as President. Kristina was the first National Auxiliary Trustee for Utah. She has been on the National Auxiliary Board for the last8 years, currently serving as the National Auxiliary Vice President. Kristina is the owner of Redwood Therapy Group in West Jordan Utah employing 8 full-timelicensed therapists. Redwood Therapy was the first vetted therapy office for the Utah FOPFoundation helping officers receive trauma therapy and EMDR. We are dedicated to helping firstresponders and their families.Redwood Therapy is a proud supporter of the Utah Black & Blue Gala,which raises money for the Utah FOP Foundation that offers free therapy sessions for all sworn LEOfficers in the state. 2024 WELLNESS SUMMITPRESENTERSNational Fraternal Order of Police Inspector Dayton Wheeler Commander Dayton Wheeler began his career with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department in 2009. In 2014, he was transferred to the Specialized Investigations Division where he was assigned to the Gang Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2015, and promoted to Lieutenant in 2019. In 2021, Inspector Wheeler was promoted to the rank of Captain, where heoversaw operations at the department’s Central Records Division. Inspector Wheeler was latertransferred to oversee the department’s Custom Services Division, which houses the Special EventsUnit. In 2022, Inspector Wheeler was appointed as the Commander of Midtown Hills Precinct,where he currently serves.Inspector Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Economics andFinance from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a member of both the InternationalAssociation of Chiefs of Police and the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.In 2018, Inspector Wheeler attended Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s, School ofPolice Staff and Command (SPSC) and in 2021 he attended the Police Executive Research Forum’sSenior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) at Boston University and staffed by instructors fromHarvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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