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Presenters at the D.A.R.E. 2018 International Conference

Shane Feldman

Keynote Speaker
Media sensation, motivational speaker, producer and social entrepreneur Shane Feldman is on a mission to inspire leadership and transform community culture through meaningful connection — in spite of the fact that his earliest memories…

Jennifer Powers

Keynote Speaker
Jennifer Powers, MA, MCC, is a highly sought after coach, trainer, and author. She is a leading expert in helping professionals improve their confidence and competence so they can live and work at their full potential. Jennifer founded her coaching and…

Thomas Tuggle II

Keynote Speaker
Thomas Tuggle is a Lt. Colonel with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He is the Director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy, the largest law enforcement training facility in the state. His past assignments include enforcement…

Anthony Williams

Chief Anthony W. Williams has a law enforcement career that has spanned thirty-three collective years. For the first thirty years he was a member of the Dallas Police Department where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He has commanded…

Barbara Amaya

Barbara Amaya is an Award Winning Author, Advocate and Survivor. At age 12 she was trafficked first in Washington DC and then on the streets of New York for over a decade. A sought-after Speaker and Advocate for trafficking Victims and Survivors of…

Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson holds a professional license from the State of Ohio as a certified 7-12 Comprehensive Science teacher. She currently educates 7-8th grade students in science at St. Rita School in Solon, Ohio. Barbara graduated with a Bachelor of Science…

Bill Russ (RETRO BILL)

RETRO BILL is currently one of the most in-demand Kindergarten through 12th Grade Motivational Speakers in North America. His tour schedule keeps him on the road providing anti-bullying, character-based, career planning, peace building, conflict…

Bobby Robinson

Bobby is currently a Commander with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he is completing his 34th year in law enforcement. He has spent almost two-thirds of his career in law enforcement working with youth and…

Brent Forgey

Officer Brent Forgey has been in Law Enforcement for 28 years. He has been actively teaching the Elementary D.A.R.E. Program for 24 years and middle school for 22 years. He has been a Mentor on the Missouri D.A.R.E. Training Team for 19 years. In 2016 he…

Bruce Holland

Bruce Holland Bruce was the D.A.R.E. America Officer of the Year 2007. He currently serves as Facilitator and Mentor for D.A.R.E. Indiana’s Training Team.  He has been with the Bluffton Police Department since 1986. His duties at the department include: Patrol...

Carrie Boedeker-Larson

Carrie is a Wyoming native. She has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Arts in Education degree both from the University of Wyoming. She has been a school social worker for 27 years and has served students K-12. She is also certified to…

Christine Moutier

Dr. Christine Moutier, AFSP’s Chief Medical Officer, knows the impact of suicide firsthand. After losing colleagues to suicide, she dedicated herself to fighting this leading cause of death. Since earning her medical degree and training in psychiatry…

Christine Rapp

Sergeant Christine Rapp is a D.A.R.E. America Mentor and has been D.A.R.E. Officer at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department in Indiana for 19 years. She said, “My favorite part of the D.A.R.E. program is the first day of each new class. I love when…

Claude Nelson

Claude Nelson is currently manager of the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute, and has been the State D.A.R.E. Coordinator at the Maryland Police Standards and Training Commission since 2003. He has also been a member of the D.A.R.E. America…

Dan Malloy

Daniel J. Malloy recently retired from over 40 years of service in the teaching profession. He spent 20 years as a special education teacher and administrator in Illinois. Dan also taught an additional 20 years in the Illinois public school system at the…

Doreen S. Marshall, PhD

Doreen S. Marshall, PhD, is Vice President of Programs at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As a psychologist with experience that spans clinical, educational, and professional settings, Dr. Marshall has been engaged in local and national suicide prevention…

Dr. Jessica Houston

For nearly five years, Dr. Jessica Houston has traveled both nationally and internationally, empowering thousands as an inspirational speaker, success coach and business consultant. Dr. Houston’s key messaging and platform are heavily influenced by…

Dr. William “Edward” Smith

Before moving into chaplaincy and law enforcement, Dr. Smith was in the travel industry for more than twenty years traveling and training throughout the world. He followed his father into the ministry and became a chaplain for various…

Greg Holtmeyer

Greg Holtmeyer, Executive Director of The Phoenix Project, is an educator, advocate, and survivor. He has been an educator for the past twenty-six years. His passion is to create awareness concerning the devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse of…

Janet Hudson

Janet Hudson’s 20-year law enforcement career included positions from patrol officer up to and including Chief. During this time, she says, being a D.A.R.E. officer was the most rewarding seven years of her career. After retiring from policing, she taught…

Jeffrey C. Smith

Jeff was recognized by D.A.R.E. America in 2012 with the Darrel F. Gates Lifetime Achievement Award. He worked for the Germantown Police Department in Germantown, WI for 30 years in patrol, community services, crime prevention, community policing and…

Joanne Felton

Joann Felton has been a full-time police Officer in Solon, Ohio since 2001, with a total of 24 years of service in law enforcement. Since 2011 she has been an active bike patrol officer along with teaching the D.A.R.E program to approximately 2,000…

John & Kathie Salas

John A. Salas, VP Marketing, Verasim LLC John has led numerous marketing, marketing research and business strategy teams for projects and customers around the globe that include DIRECTV, the Los Angeles Staples Center, Dodge, Boeing, DoD…

John Sheahan

Workshop Presentations: D.A.R.E.’s NEW Rx/OTC and Opioids Program – Keeping Our Kids Safe on the Front End, Course No.: 2001, No. of Hours: 4. In this 4 hour session, D.A.R.E. Officers will be trained on: UPDATED K-2 OTC/Rx and Opioid related presentations…

Karen Simon

Karen Simon is an educational consultant and the D.A.R.E. Educator from New York State. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of education, Karen has taught at the elementary and middle school levels and has worked as a school administrator…

Lisa Hamp

Lisa Hamp is a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting that took place on April 16, 2007. With her classmates, she built a barricade to prevent the shooter from entering their classroom. She struggled for a long time after the shooting. Eight years later, she…

Marc Fomby

Marc Fomby is a Certified Prevention Specialist and the founding CEO of FTC Prevention Services, LLC in Pearl, MS. Marc is a member of the Recovery School District of New Orleans, a national initiative committed to breaking the cycle of violence and…

Nicole Conaway

Nicole Conaway was raised in a small rural town that had limited opportunity. Life was tough for Nicole at an early age. As a youth, she was diagnosed with epilepsy, struggled with low self-esteem, suffered with depression and was bullied. She dismissed…

Raquel Cecilia Durán Saborit

Raquel Cecilia Durán Saborit has a major in psychology awarded by the Autonomous University of Baja California. She has attended many courses in Human Resources Management, logotherapy, family orientation and Mexican sign language. She is…

Ryan Weh

Ryan is currently a Sergeant with the City of Trenton, Illinois police department. He has been a police officer for 13 years and teaches the D.A.R.E. program. Currently, Ryan teaches the D.A.R.E. program to the Kindergarten through the 5th Grade for the…

Valencia Griffin-Wallace

Valencia Griffin-Wallace is an international speaker, bestselling author, and radio show host. Passionate in her quest to change the lives of men and women, she guides them into personal and professional success. Committed to helping people…

 
 
 
 
 
 

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