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1 The 13 th Annual IACP Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol & Impaired Driving Keeping Our Highways Safe: A Winning Hand Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Daily Agenda 7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast Grande A 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Exhibits Open Grande A 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Conference Registration West Registration Desk 8:00 am - 9:30 am Opening Ceremony Grande BCD Welcome ~ Lt. Col. Darrell Fisher, Chair of the Drug Recognition Expert Section, International Association of Chiefs of Police Posting of Colors U.S. National Anthem ~ Lieutenant Randy Sutton, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Canadian National Anthem Prayer and Moment of Silence ~ Chaplain Kevin Roach, Boulder City Police Roll Call Welcoming Remarks: Dawn Gibbons, Nevada s First Lady Colonel Rick Fuentes, General Chair, Division of State and Provincial Police of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police 1

2 David Manning, Regional Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Region IX Headquarters Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Attorney General Richard P. Clark, Executive Director Nevada Commission on POST Sheriff Tony Demeo, Chair, Nevada Chiefs and Sheriffs Association Phillip Galeoto, Director, Nevada Department of Public Safety Douglas Gillespie, Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Chuck Abbott, Nevada DPS/Office of Traffic Safety Oscar Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas 9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote Speaker Grande BCD Earl Sweeney, Assistant Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Safety and Chair of the IACP Highway Safety Committee The field of traffic enforcement continues to change with the times, but some things never change. Traffic deaths continue to outnumber homicides in the United States by a factor of three to two. Mr. Sweeney will discuss the need for law enforcement agencies to stay ahead of the trends and take a proactive approach towards traffic patrol enforcement and its effects on crime. 10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break Grande A 10:15 am - 11:45 am General Session Grande BCD Inside the Mind of the Marijuana User Garry E. Rubinstein, Coordinator of Substance Abuse Programs, University of Nevada, Reno Marijuana and its abuse continue to be of great concern to law enforcement, treatment providers and health professionals. Why is marijuana one of the most abused drugs in our society, and what effect does it have on the user? In this session, Mr. Rubinstein will explain the thinking of the typical marijuana user and what exactly takes place inside the user s mind. 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch On Own 2

3 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions #1 DRE: Grande BCD Examining Methamphetamine Dopamine Blues Officer Chuck Matson, Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department Fasten your seat belt for this session where you will plunge into the ominous effects of perhaps the world s most addictive drug. Created by a DRE, for DREs, this presentation will explain how this powerful stimulant changes the body and rewires the mind. You will acquire information on what occurs during the cycle of Meth use from the initial rush through the high, into the binging and tweaking stage and inevitably resulting in a devastating physical and psychological crash. #2 Enforcement: Grande H NHTSA Updates Dean Kuznieski and Bob Hohn, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration In this session, staff members from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will provide the latest information on a new roadside impaired driving study and SFST assessments. #3 Prosecutor: Capri 101/102 National Traffic Law Center: Your Traffic Safety Partner Joanne Michaels, National Traffic Law Center, Alexandria, VA Mark Neil, West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute The National Traffic Law Center of the American Prosecutors Research Institute was created in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to provide training, technical assistance and research support for prosecutors. In this session, Ms. Joanne Michaels from the NTLC will explain the various assistance programs and materials available to law enforcement and others involved in impaired driving prosecution and enforcement. #4 Toxicology: Grande G Interpretive Toxicology and Drug Impaired Driving: A Case Oriented Approach Michelle Spirk, M.S., Arizona Scientific Analysis Bureau, Arizona DPS Driving under the influence of drugs is a growing concern among the scientific, legal, law enforcement and public health communities. Toxicologists are often called upon to provide interpretive testimony in drug and alcohol impaired driving cases. This session will highlight common interpretive issues using actual case studies. The information will be presented applying pharmacology and behavioral toxicology in a case-oriented fashion. #5 Instructor: Grande F Pupil Measurements Update for DRE Instructors Dr. Jack Richman, O.D., New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA Information in this session is intended for DRE instructors only. Dr. Richman will discuss current research on pupil size measurements and some of the new techniques for measuring pupils of suspected drug-impaired individuals. 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break Grande A 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm Repeat of Breakout Sessions 3

4 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception Top of the Riviera Monaco Tower/P level (NOTE: Conference or Guest Badge is required for entry) Wednesday, August 1, :00 am - 8:0 0 am Continental Breakfast Grande A 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Exhibits Open Grande A 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Conference Registration West Reg Desk 8:00 am - 8:30 am IACP DRE Section Awards Grande BCD 8:30 am - 10:00 am General Session Grande BCD Sleep Deprivation and the Effects on Driving and the SFSTs Dr. Karl Citek, OD, PhD, FAAO, Professor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR Previous research suggests that lack of sleep (LOS) produces impairment similar to that caused by alcohol intoxication. Consequently, LOS often has been used as a defense for impaired driving and changes in the performance of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, including horizontal gaze nystagmus. In this session you will learn about the results of a comprehensive study to determine if LOS can affect cognitive ability and certain motor skills to the degree that it can effect driving and SFST performance. 10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break Grande A 10:15 am - 11:45 am Breakout Sessions #1 DRE: Capri 101/102 Working With Difficult DRE Cases Detective Bill Redfairn, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Bruce Nelson, Clark County Prosecutor s Office, Las Vegas Deputy District Attorney Joel D. Hand, Hamilton County Prosecutor s Office, Noblesville, IN What do you do when you get in the middle of an investigation or trial and things start to unravel and don t go as planned? This session will look at several multiple traffic fatality cases and the problems encountered. Various solutions will be presented to assist in dealing with these problems, including the formation and successful use of a Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT). 4

5 #2 Enforcement: Grande F DRE and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Sgt. Tim Plummer, DECP State Coordinator, Oregon State Police Sgt. Robert Sharpe, Washington State Patrol Breath Testing Program In recent years there has been an increasing amount of drug abuse and drug impairment associated with commercial vehicle operations. In this session you will learn how various states are expanding the use and roles of drug recognition experts to assist in commercial vehicle enforcement efforts. #3 Prosecutor: Grande G Where Is the Evidence? Mary Anderson, Deputy District Attorney, Deschutes Co. District Attorney s Office, Bend, Oregon Detective Nick Parker, Bend Police Department, Bend, Oregon This presentation addresses thinking outside the box for alcohol and drug DUI investigations and prosecution. Aimed at prosecutors and DREs, the presentation is loosely based on the Where s Waldo? books. Attendees will be given the opportunity to identify possible evidence and how it can be used in their impaired driving investigations and trials. #4 Toxicology: Grande H Toxicology Support in Impaired Driving Cases William H. Anderson, Ph.D., Washoe County Sheriff s Office, Reno, NV This session will discuss the various ways that the toxicology laboratories support law enforcement officers, prosecutors and health providers in impaired driving cases. #5 Instructor: Grande BCD Over-the-Counter Drugs and Herbal Products DUI Investigations Vaughn Gates, DRE Instructor, California Highway Patrol (Retired) More and more over-the-counter substances and herbal products are being linked to impaired driving investigations. In this session you will learn about the numerous problem OTC drugs and herbal products involved in actual DUI investigations. 11:45 am - 1:15 pm Lunch on Own 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Repeat of Breakout Sessions 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break Grande A 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm IACP TAP and DRE Section Regional Meetings Region I: Grande BCD Moderators: Dan Mulleneaux, Arizona, and Tim Plummer, Oregon (Includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Also includes Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) 5

6 Region II: Capri 101/102 Moderators: Doug Thooft, Minnesota, and Darrell Fisher, Nebraska (Includes Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) Region III: Grande F Moderators: Doug Paquette, New York, and Tom Woodward, Maryland (Includes Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. Also includes Canadian Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland) Region IV: Grande G Moderators: Jim Maisano, Oklahoma, and Robert Jenkins, Florida (Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia). Thursday, August 2, :30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast Grande A 7:30 am - 2:00 pm Exhibits Open Grande A 8:30 am - 10:00 am General Session Grande BCD Hallucinogens Old, New and Trendy Dr. Marc Gonzalez, Pharm.D., Director of Corporate Security, Purdue Pharma, L.P. Dr. Gonzalez will provide an overview of pharmacologic principles of old, new and trendy hallucinogens. He will also provide attendees with a better understanding of hallucinogen use and mechanisms which can create euphoria, addiction, physical dependence, and specific influence manifestations important to DREs, prosecutors, toxicologists, and health providers. 10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break Grande A 10:15 am - 11:45 am Breakout Sessions #1 DRE: Capri 105/106/107 Fresno DUI Crack Down Program Captain Greg Garner, Fresno Police Department, Fresno, CA In this session you will learn how police in Fresno, California, are throwing up roadblocks, conducting stakeouts and using night-vision goggles, satellite tracking devices and video cameras in an extraordinary crackdown aimed at impaired drivers. Attendees will learn how these muscular tactics have made Fresno one of the toughest cities in America for those who dare to get behind the while impaired on alcohol and/or drugs. 6

7 #2 Enforcement: Capri 108/109/110 New Tools for the Impaired Driving Toolbox: Law Enforcement Advanced DUI/DWI Reporting System (LEADRS) Bryan Roberts, Texas Municipal Police Association and PDA Project Update, and Bob Hohn, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paperwork continues to be one of the major roadblocks in DWI enforcement. In this session you will learn about two new technology programs developed to assist officers in decreasing time spent creating DWI reporting documents without sacrificing detail and comprehensiveness. #3 Toxicology: Grande BCD Dextromethorphan Use and Abuse in DUI Investigations Dr. Barry Logan, Director of Forensic Laboratory, Washington State Patrol Amy Cochems, Toxicologist, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Dextromethorphan (DXM), an ingredient found in many over-the-counter cough and cold remedies, is quickly becoming one of most abused psychoactive substances and is being linked to numerous DUI cases. In this session you will learn about Dextromethorphan and effects on driving using actual case studies #4 Instructor: Capri 101/102 Principles of Adult Learning: Hear Me Now and Remember What I Said Kimberly N. Overton, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Raleigh, NC Have you ever had your students ask questions about material that you know you covered? Have you ever graded quizzes and tests and thought, Were the students listening to a word I said? What about juries? Have you ever wondered why they seemed to forget your testimony? If you have, then this breakout session is for you! Come and find out how different people learn and how to make sure they remember what you teach them. This session will discuss different learning types and techniques to engage your audience and ensure their memory. 11:45 am - 1:30 pm Lunch on Own 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm DRE Section Lunch and Meeting (By Invitation Only) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Repeat of Breakout Sessions 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee Break Grande A 3:15 pm-4:30 pm Closing General Session Grande BCD What Do They See When They See You Coming? The Power of Perception Over Reality Stephen M. Gower, The Gower Group, Toccoa, Georgia How others perceive you is your business! Do not assume that others know what you know, that others know how you feel, or that others know what you wish they knew! In this closing presentation, you will learn to recognize assumption awareness and assumption avoidance. You will learn that the perceiver drives the perception of you. You will learn that their attitudes and actions do not automatically flow untarnished to another. 7

8 Speaker Information Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Opening Ceremony and Special Speakers: Lt. Col. Darrell Fisher, Nebraska State Patrol and Chair, Drug Recognition Expert Section, International Association of Chiefs of Police Colonel Fisher is a 31-year law enforcement veteran in Nebraska, spending four years as a deputy sheriff and the last 26 years with the Nebraska State Patrol. He currently serves as the assistant superintendent for Law Enforcement and Public Safety in Nebraska. Colonel Fisher has been a certified DRE for 16 years, and a DRE instructor for 14 years. He has taught DRE in many regions of the United States and has served as course manger for several DRE Schools in Nebraska and across the United States, as well as the very first DRE schools in North and South Carolina. He has twice served on the faculty for the Prosecuting the Drugged Driver course for the National Advocacy Center in February 2002 and Colonel Fisher currently serves as an at-large member of the Technical Advisory Panel, a subcommittee of the IACP Highway Safety Committee, which provides information and advice as requested concerning the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and areas of concern dealing with impaired driving. He also serves as the DRE Section s representative for Region II. Dawn Gibbons, First Lady of Nevada Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Dawn Gibbons arrived in Nevada with a suitcase and $500. She helped pay her way through the University of Nevada, Reno, by working as a night janitor. Grit, intelligence, and an optimistic attitude helped Dawn to become a successful businessperson. Soon she was involved in numerous charities. In , the Reno Business and Professional Women s Club named her Woman of the Year. She met Jim Gibbons on a blind date arranged by friends. Quickly they found they had much in common including a desire for public service. While Jim served the state in the Assembly, Dawn served as a trustee for the Washoe County Airport Authority. In 1991, Jim resigned his seat in the Assembly to serve his country during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The Washoe County Commission appointed Dawn to replace him during this military service. Dawn worked on legislation to protect women, children, and other victims; improve the justice system; enhance the ecosystem of Lake Tahoe; and deter drug and alcohol abuse. Following Jim's election to Congress, Dawn decided that the best way to help was to go back to the legislature. She successfully ran for office and served three regular sessions and two special ones passing important legislation such as establishing Nevada s Organ and Tissue Task Force at the University of Nevada Medical School. Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent, New Jersey State Police and General Chair, Division of State and Provincial Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police A member of the New Jersey State Police for 29 years, Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes was selected by Governor James McGreevey in 2003 to become that agency s 14th superintendent. Previously, he was assigned as a general road duty trooper in Central and Southern New Jersey and as an instructor at the Sea Girt Academy. He also was a supervisor with the FBI/NJSP Joint Terrorism Task Force, Narcotics Units, and the Street Gang Unit. Prior to being named acting superintendent, he was assigned as the chief of the Intelligence Bureau, overseeing nine units 8

9 within the Intelligence Section. The recipient of numerous awards, he has been recognized by the U.S. Justice Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and in 1993 was a co-recipient of the New Jersey State Police Trooper of the Year award. Supt. Fuentes earned a B.S. degree from Kean College of New Jersey in 1977, a master s degree in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York in 1992, and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from City University of New York in In 2006, Colonel Fuentes was appointed general chair of the State and Provincial Division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. David Manning, Regional Administrator, Region IX Headquarters, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration As administrator for NHTSA s Western Region, Dr. Manning has oversight for Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada as well as the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Prior to joining NHTSA, Dr. Manning served as the governor s highway safety representative for Wisconsin where he had the day to day responsibility for the leadership and management of the state s highway safety office. In 1996, Dr. Manning was chosen as one of the 10 members of a nationwide team to travel to Australia and New Zealand to conduct an international audit of the safety programs of those two countries. Dr. Manning received a bachelor s degree in economics from the University of Missouri. He received both his master s degree in urban affairs and his doctorate in urban education from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Manning is a retired major from the U.S. Air Force. Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto was appointed assistant county manager for Clark County in She worked to improve the protection, foster care and adoption services provided to children and families and helped to build a better legal system for juveniles that would ensure youth accountability and the use of appropriate community-based alternatives, without jeopardizing public safety or court appearance rates. She developed and implemented the Criminal Justice Advisory Counsel whose mission is to produce an efficient working relationship, promote the use of best practices and improve communication among the departments within the criminal justice system. During her career as an assistant U.S. attorney, she prosecuted criminals for felony possession and distribution of drugs. In 1995 she began working for Governor Bob Miller s administration and in 1998 was appointed to be his chief of staff. She supervised the governor's office and was the liaison to the 23 members of the governor s cabinet. She received her B.S. in 1986 from the University of Nevada Reno and graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law, in Spokane, Washington. Richard P. Clark, Executive Director, Nevada Commission on POST Richard Clark has served as the CEO of the Nevada Commission on POST since He earned an A.A. in pre-veterinary science, a B.A. in biology and a master s degree in psychology. He is retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991 after 26 years of dedicated service where he served as a patrol officer, traffic officer, investigator, patrol supervisor and 12 years as a motor sergeant. He was a certified DRE at the LAPD in the early 1980s and served as the DUI Task Force commander where his team set a record for making 700 DUI arrests in 30 days. 9

10 Sheriff Toney DeMeo, Chair, Nevada Chiefs and Sheriffs Association Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo has been serving in law enforcement since A highly decorated officer, he retired as sergeant from Jersey City Police Dept. Emergency Services Unit in He has received numerous departmental awards, and has been recognized by the FBI and Jersey City for counterterrorist investigations in the 1993 WTC Terrorist Attack, while assigned to the Joint Terrorist Task Force. He developed and directed the first Employee Assistance Program in Jersey City from 1982 to During his tenure as director of the Employee Assistance Program, he held certifications as a New Jersey alcohol counselor, a crisis counselor, and a national certified employee assistance professional. Since 1999 he has served Nye County as a K-9 deputy, coordinator and trainer and is presently serving his second term as sheriff. Sheriff DeMeo is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Phillip Galeoto, Director, Nevada Department of Public Safety Mr. Galeoto owned several small businesses before he became a Reno police officer. He served in both patrol and investigative assignments, including the command of Reno s Detective Division and was involved in police training at both the local and national level. In the late 1980s, he provided community policing and community governance training throughout the U.S. as part of the U.S. Department of Justice COPPS initiative. After 24 years, he retired as a lieutenant but continued to be involved in police training and served as a police chief and director of public safety for two small agencies in Minnesota and California. In 2003, he served in the Middle East as part of the government s initial efforts to standup a new security force for Iraq. As part of that mission, he was the director of Training of the Jordan International Police Training Center where he was responsible for senior police training personnel from 16 countries and the training of several thousand Iraqi police officers. In 2005 he returned to the Middle East to Baghdad, Iraq, to work as part of the Justice Department ICITAP senior management team at the Baghdad Police College, the centerpiece for police training in Iraq. After several months working with human resources and the academy reconstruction project, he was appointed to be director of the Baghdad Police College, a position he held until leaving to return to Nevada to be appointed as the director of the DPS by Governor Jim Gibbons. Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Doug Gillespie is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated with a B.S. in criminal justice. He has been a POST-certified instructor for Nevada since January He was awarded all levels of professional certificates by POST including Intermediate, Advanced, Management, and Executive. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. His multi-faceted career includes many programs he founded such as Friends for Las Vegas K-9 Foundation; SWAT s Explosive Breaching Program; Friends of Metro Foundation; Founder and Chairman of Metro s Employee s Health & Welfare Trust Fund; and originator of the Executive Leadership Training for LVMPD supervisory employees. Together, he and Sheriff Young formed the Sheriff s Multicultural Advisory Committee in He began his law enforcement career with the LVMPD in He was promoted up the ranks to Under Sheriff in Sheriff Gillespie assumed the position of sheriff in January Chuck Abbott, Chief, Office of Traffic Safety, Nevada Public Safety Chuck Abbott has served as chief of the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety since January As the division chief, he is responsible for administering traffic safety projects for the 10

11 department and throughout the state. A native of Indiana, he majored in geology at Indiana and Purdue Universities. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry in His military assignments included a tour as an air cavalry helicopter pilot with the 23d Infantry Division in Southeast Asia. From 1972 to 1995, he served in a variety of command and staff positions culminating in his assignment as the deputy chief of Staff for Personnel for the Nevada Army National Guard. Retiring at the rank of colonel, his military background includes 27 years of active, reserve and National Guard service. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. Prior to his assignment with the DPS, he was appointed by Governor Bob Miller as the commissioner for Veteran Affairs. He has remained active in the veteran community and is a member of several service organizations. Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas Mayor Mayor Goodman has promoted downtown revitalization, focusing his efforts on creating a downtown urban village filled with small businesses, boutiques, fine restaurants, bookstores and an art component where the public can have social dialogue and exchange ideas. He worked to acquire the historic downtown post office, which will be used for a downtown cultural center, and has led efforts to develop both an Arts District and an Entertainment District. Goodman was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduated from Haverford College, and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has become one of the city s premier criminal defense attorneys, having been named one of the 15 Best Trial Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal. Mayor Goodman also serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Keynote Speaker: Earl Sweeney, Assistant Commisioner, New Hampshire Department of Safety and Chair, IACP Highway Safety Committee Mr. Sweeney is the appointed assistant commissioner and second in command of the New Hampshire Department of Safety, which consists of eight divisions (Administration, State Police, Safety Services, Motor Vehicles, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Fire Safety, Fire Standards and Training, and 911 Emergency Communications). A life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, he has served as the chair of the IACP Highway Safety Committee and its subcommittee, the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) to the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program. The TAP has oversight of the DEC Program s curricula and standards as well as other DRE issues and concerns. Mr. Sweeney is also a life member and past president of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training. In 2001 he was awarded the J. Stannard Baker National Award for excellence in traffic law enforcement, the nation's highest award in the traffic safety field. He has twice received the NHTSA Public Service Award. He served as police chief for Belmont, New Hampshire, from 1961 to 1975; as assistant to the director of the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles from ; as deputy commissioner of the Department of Safety from ; and as director of the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council from prior to returning to the DPS. He received his bachelor s degree in criminal justice at St. Anselm College and his master s degree from Norwich University. He has authored several textbooks and is a frequent contributor of articles in professional publications including the IACP s Police Chief magazine. 11

12 General Session: Inside the Mind of the Marijuana User Garry E. Rubinstein, Coordinator of Substance Abuse Programs, University of Nevada Mr. Rubinstein is a Nevada state licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor. In his present position at the University of Nevada, he is responsible for providing direct counseling services to students with alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems. He also teaches a university course on substance abuse addiction and counseling and provides education, prevention, and awareness programs for the university community. Mr. Rubinstein maintains a private practice in the Reno area and provides outpatient counseling services for adults (the majority of which are referred by local courts for DUI and illegal drug offenses). Mr. Rubinstein obtained his M.A. degree in psychology and personnel services from the Eastern New Mexico University in Since 1969, he has worked in many of the drug treatment modalities, including methadone maintenance, residential/therapeutic communities, outpatient, and crisis intervention programs. He has authored and co-authored many of the materials currently being used in Nevada for substance abuse training: Signs and Symptoms, Methamphetamine and MDMA, Marijuana, and Counseling the Captive Client. Mr. Rubinstein is also the vice chair of the Northern Nevada DUI Task Force and is frequently used as an expert witness by the courts and as a consultant by local treatment programs and the Washoe County School District. Tuesday Breakout Sessions: Examining Methamphetamine Dopamine Blues Officer Chuck Matson, Omaha, Nebraska Police Department A 24-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department, Officer Matson is the coordinator of his agency s Drug Evaluation and Classification Program. In 1996 he received the Law Enforcement Award from the National Commission Against Drunk Driving for his apprehension and prevention efforts. He is qualified as an expert witness on drugs in numerous courts. He is also the founder of "Recognizing Impairing Drugs (RID) Training," a non-profit educational and consultation service. Chuck has provided training for law enforcement officers, educational institutions, government agencies, medical personnel, treatment providers, business and various other groups on psychoactive chemicals. He has assisted in the certification of numerous SFST and DRE students, and Instructors, in several states. The Regional Methamphetamine Training Center in Sioux City, Iowa, has utilized him as their first local instructor. NHTSA Updates James D. Kuznieski, Senior Highway Safety Specialist, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Washington, D.C. Dean Kuznieski s responsibilities at NHTSA include working closely with state, local, and national law enforcement agencies and organization regarding impaired driving programs. These include include SFST and DRE, high visibility enforcement, program implementation, sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and contract administration. Specifically, he is responsible for the realignment and expansion of the NHTSA/IACP impaired driving programs on a national level, including those states that are not currently utilizing the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program. Prior to coming to NHTSA he served as a program manager for TEEX Law Enforcement & Security Training Division in Texas where he oversaw day-to-day training, including the basic training and skills of law enforcement officers. He served as the coordinator for tactical training for Texas Peace Officers, administered the DEC Program and the 12

13 Law Enforcement Liaison Program funded by the Texas Department of Transportation. He is a 15-year veteran of the Macon, GA, Police Department, where he served as an accident reconstructionist, supervisor over the DWI Unit, a state training officer, and grants coordinator. Dean was selected as officer of the year in 1995 and 1998 for service and dedication to the communities of Macon. He attended and completed modules regarding police management services from the Police Management Institute in Columbus, Georgia, and received over 1,600 hours of specialized training in law enforcement. He has a B.A. in criminal justice from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Robert L. Hohn, Senior Highway Safety Specialist, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC Mr. Hohn is assigned to NHTSA Impaired Driving Division where he develops and manages impaired driving programs for law enforcement agencies and highway safety advocates throughout the country. He retired from the Arizona Department of Public Safety in March 1999 where he served for over 21 years and was nationally recognized as an expert in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program. He is also retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve where his combined honorable active and reserve military duty totaled more than 23 years. National Traffic Law Center: Your Traffic Safety Partner Joanne Michaels, Senior Attorney, National Traffic Law Center (NTLC), National District Attorneys Association Alexandria, VA In her position at the NTLC, Joanne Michaels provides technical support to prosecutors and law enforcement across the country. Previously she was a senior assistant district attorney for the Onondaga County District Attorney s Office in Syracuse, New York. She was bureau chief of the DWI Unit from 2000 to The DWI Bureau is responsible for the prosecution of all alcohol - related crimes and all vehicular fatalities. Ms. Michaels was also a member of both the Special Victims and Violent Felony Bureaus within the Onondaga County District Attorney s Office. She is a graduate of Salem State College and Vermont Law School and was the president of the Onondaga County Bar Association in Ms. Michaels has lectured to numerous police academies and law enforcement agencies, and teaches continuing legal education seminars on all topics of DWI and vehicular crimes prosecutions. She is one of the authors of the New York Prosecutors Training Institute s Vehicular Homicide Manual for Prosecutors. Mark Neil, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the West Virginia University College of Law, Mr. Neil has been a practicing attorney in West Virginia for over 22 years, 17 of which were as an assistant prosecutor in Raleigh and Fayette Counties. He handled felony and misdemeanor cases at both the Circuit Court and Magistrate Court levels. In addition, he was named the NHTSA Prosecutor Fellow by the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators in December of 2006, and serves as a resource to the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators, the National Traffic Law Center, NHTSA, and the criminal justice community nationwide. In addition to assisting in the development and updating of prosecutor training and educational 13

14 materials, the fellow serves as a prosecutorial liaison between NHTSA and professional legal organizations and associations. Mr. Neil has been a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center for Trial Advocacy I, II, Evidence Based Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases, Prosecuting the Impaired Driver and Lethal Weapon courses, as well as state and national courses of Protecting Lives, Saving Futures, Prosecuting Driving Under the Influence (Basic Trial Advocacy), Prosecuting the Drugged Driver and Train the Trainers. He currently serves as faculty for the West Virginia State Police Academy and was an adjunct professor at Mountain State University for 13 years, teaching in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. Mr. Neil serves on the New Rules Committee for the West Virginia Rules of Profession Conduct and previously served as a member of the West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors. Interpretive Toxicology and Drug Impaired Driving A Case Oriented Approach Michelle Spirk, M.S., Arizona Scientific Analysis Bureau, Arizona DPS Ms. Spirk has been practicing forensic toxicology with the Arizona DPS for over 17 years. She has performed thousands of forensic drug and alcohol toxicology analyses and provided expert testimony in over 600 DUI-related trials, including the Arizona Moss duplicate breath test case and several DRE Daubert Admissibility Hearings outside of Arizona. She has master s degree in biochemistry/medical sciences and has specialized in the relationship between drug use and driving impairment. She has provided training for the National Traffic Law Center, the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators, the IACP, the Southern California Research Institute, the University of North Florida, the University of Arkansas, NHTSA, the American Academy of Forensic Science, and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists. She serves on the Executive Board of the National Safety Council s Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs and is a faculty member of the National Judicial College. She organized a training workshop, Interpretive Toxicology and Drug Impaired Driving for Arizona DPS toxicologists that was successfully cloned for both a large national presentation and additional regionalized training. She is currently co-editing and authoring sections of a new book Interpretive Toxicology and Drug Impaired Driving: A Case Oriented Approach that is scheduled for release in Pupil Measurements Update for DRE Instructors Dr. Jack Richman, O.D., New England College of Optometry Dr. Richman serves as a tenured full professor at the New England College of Optometry as well as a senior attending clinician in the Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision Service at the New England Eye Institute. He has been an active clinician for over 35 years. Presently, he attends to pediatric and brain injured patients in community health centers, and specialty clinics and hospitals in the greater Boston area. He has lectured widely, both in this country and internationally. He has published over 55 research and clinical articles and papers on the diagnosis and management of vision disorders in professional journals and textbooks. His primary clinical research interests are in children s vision, vision dysfunction and reading, the effect of nervous system impairment on eye movements, and visual attention dysfunction. Dr. Richman s interest in neurological impairment and eye movements has involved research and teaching in the use of eye movements used in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test, and the use of pupil measurements for detecting drug 14

15 and fatigue impairment. He serves as an instructor with the Massachusetts State Police, the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, New Hampshire State Police Training Academy, and is the police surgeon with the Marblehead and Yarmouth Police Departments in Massachusetts. He is certified as a SFST instructor and an associate drug recognition expert instructor. He presently serves as a medical consultant to the Highway Safety Committee s Technical Advisory Panel of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Wednesday, August 1, 2007 General Session: Sleep Deprivation and the Effects on Driving and the SFSTs Dr. Karl Citek, OD, PhD, FAAO, Professor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon Along with colleagues from Pacific University and the Oregon State Police, Dr. Citek has co-authored peer reviewed papers on the effect of posture on HGN testing, a review of the DEC Program, and the ability of DRE officers to use limited information to form correct opinions regarding drug intoxication. Dr. Citek also has written several articles with Dr. Robert Yolton about HGN and body sway, positional alcohol nystagmus, and pupils and pupil size estimation for the Northwest Evaluator DRE newsletter. Dr. Citek has been involved in teaching eye signs at the DRE Schools in Oregon and Washington, and observing alcohol workshops, certification sessions, and several ride-alongs. He has participated in many presentations to police officers, prosecutors, and judges on HGN and eye movements at the regional, national, and international level, including several of the IACP s Training Conferences on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving. In addition, he has testified as an expert witness for the prosecution on the admissibility of HGN and DRE evidence at numerous hearings and trials around the U.S. Wednesday Breakouts: Working with Difficult DRE Cases Bill Redfairn, Detective, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Detective Bill Redfairn is a 21-year law enforcement veteran and has been a certified DRE since He is one of only two Nevada POST-certified master instructors and has taught law enforcement officers all over the southwestern United States. He is a court recognized expert in the area of crash reconstruction, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and drug recognition. He has been a guest instructor for professional organizations such as the Nevada Bar Association, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, the National Judicial College, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Bruce Nelson, Prosecutor, Clark County Prosecutor s Office A graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law in 1983, Mr. Nelson is licensed to practice law in Nevada and California as well as before the U.S. District Courts of Nevada and California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He worked as a deputy city attorney for Las Vegas from 1987 to 1997 where he was very active in prosecuting DUI cases. He began work for the Clark County District Attorney s Office in He is presently assigned to the Vehicular Crimes Unit. He has taught numerous police academy classes 15

16 on DUI law and spoken at many seminars on various topics, including the National Judicial College on DUI prosecutions. He has testified before the Nevada Legislature in support of various DUI Bills. He has also authored two articles for the Nevada Lawyer Magazine: As Clear as Mud: Actual Physical Control Law in Nevada and The ABCs of SFSTs, coauthored with Las Vegas Police Detective William Redfairn. He has also written an article entitled Forcible Blood Draws in Nevada for the Comminunique Magazine. Joel D. Hand, Deputy District Attorney, and Prosecutor for the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT), Hamilton County Prosecutor s Office Mr. Hand is supervisor for Superior Courts 4 and 5 in the Hamilton County Prosecutor s Office. Previously he served as the first Indiana traffic safety resource prosecutor (TSRP) for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council during which time he was awarded with the National Highway Safety Administration s 2005 Public Service Award, the highest award that NHTSA bestows upon a non-federal employee. He also received the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute s Executive Director s Award in Prior to serving as Indiana s TSRP, he was a deputy prosecutor in Marion County from 1996 to During that time, he created the first Fatal Alcohol Crash Team, which has served as a model for other FACTeams around Indiana and the nation. He was the recipient of the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Central Indiana Chapter Prosecutor of the Year Award. Among the many other homicide cases he has handled, Mr. Hand, along with then Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman, tried, convicted and successfully obtained the death penalty for cop killer Benjamin Ritchie in DRE and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Tim Plummer, Sergeant, Oregon State Police Sergeant Plummer is assigned to the OSP Patrol Services Division and serves as the state coordinator for the IACP Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP). He is a certified drug recognition expert and a DRE instructor. He also instructs the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, DUII Mobile Video Camera use, Implied Consent/Intoxilyzer 5000, and 8000, as well as the Drug Impaired Training for the Education Professional (DITEP). Sergeant Plummer is currently a member of the Oregon Multi-Disciplinary DUII Training Task Force, the Governor s Advisory Committee on DUII, Oregon s Attorney General Task Force on Underage Drinking, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission Committee for Alcohol Server Education and a member of the Oregon DRE/SFST Steering Committee. Sergeant Plummer currently serves as the third vice chair for the IACP DRE Section. Prior to his current appointment, Sergeant Plummer spent 14 years assigned to the Patrol Services Division serving out of the Roseburg Patrol Office. Robert Sharpe, Sergeant, Washington State Patrol Sgt. Sharpe graduated from Washington State University with a degree in criminal justice. In 1991 he started his career with the Washington State Patrol s Commercial Vehicle Division where he spent 15 years. He is a sergeant in the Impaired Driving Section s Breath Test Program. Rob is a drug recognition expert instructor, a SFST instructor, and a BAC technician. 16

17 Where is the Evidence? Mary Anderson, Deputy District Attorney, Deschutes County District Attorneys Office A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Oregon School of Law, Ms. Anderson started as a legal intern with the Douglas County District Attorney s Office in 1994 and then returned to her home county in 1997 where she remains as a Deschutes County deputy district attorney. She is currently the Felony Person Crimes team leader. She is the vice chair of the Governor s Advisory Council on DUII for the State of Oregon, a member of Oregon s DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Team, and a faculty member of the Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety: Testing, Research and Litigation. She is a past recipient of Oregon DUII Prosecutor of the Year Award. Nick Parker, Detective, Bend Police Department Dectective Parker began his career in law enforcement in He has worked as both a patrol officer and as a detective. Detective Parker was certified as a drug recognition expert in 2003 and was selected to become a DRE instructor for the State of Oregon in Detective Parker provides training and education throughout the State of Oregon to prosecutors, law enforcement, educational professionals, and other community and business groups. Toxicology Support in Impaired Driving Cases William H. Anderson, PhD, Chief Toxicologist, Washoe County Sheriff s Office, Reno Dr. Anderson s current duties at the Washoe County Sheriff s Office include toxicological investigations of law enforcement and medical examiner/coroner cases. He is involved in DUI cases involving both drugs and alcohol, and frequently testifies in court concerning these activities. He provides lectures and consultations for DRE students and practitioners. He previously served as chief toxicologist for the North Carolina Office of the chief medical examiner and for Sierra Nevada Laboratories; as deputy chief toxicologist for the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and as chief toxicologist for the Tennessee State Crime Laboratory. He has held academic positions as an assistant professor of clinical laboratory sciences at the University of Tennessee Center of the Health Sciences, as assistant clinical professor of clinical laboratory sciences at the Oklahoma School of Medicine, and as assistant professor of pathology at the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, and at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He received a master s degree in chemistry from Tennessee Technological University and a Ph.D. degree in pathology/toxicology from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. His research interests include analytical methodology and the study of postmortem redistribution of drugs. Over-the-Counter Drugs and Herbal Products DUI Investigations Vaughn Gates, California Highway Patrol (Retired) Before he retired from the CHP, Vaughn Gates was a DRE course manager and DRE instructor with the CHP Academy, Impaired Driver/Drug Recognition Expert Unit. He has been responsible for expanding the CHP DRE program, has instructed DRE classes, and conducted field certification training for out-of-state and international law enforcement. He has been recognized numerous times for his dedication and professionalism as a DRE instructor, and was 17

18 recipient of the Outstanding DRE Program award by the Citizens Against Drug Impaired Drivers (CANDID). For more than 20 years he conducted DRE field certifications training and has participated in thousands of DRE evaluations of subjects under the influence drugs, including all seven categories of drugs and poly drug use. Since 1984 he has maintained a DRE rolling log of his arrests. He has trained and mentored thousands of DREs, nationally and internationally, and continues to be a leader in the apprehension and successful prosecution of the impaired driver. He continues to conduct DRE training for the state of California and the IACP DECP nationally, and has been selected to be on the California Narcotic Officers Association instructor staff to train law enforcement officers in identifying drug influence signs and symptoms. He has written numerous articles and training material on drug influence and identification. Thursday, August 2, 2007 General Session: Hallucinogens Old, New and Trendy Dr. Marc Gonzalez, Pharm.D., Purdue Pharma, L.P. Dr. Gonzalez is the director of Law Enforcement Liaison and Education in Corporate Security for Purdue Pharma. He teaches law enforcement and healthcare groups about lawful prescribing and prevention of pharmaceutical diversion. He focuses on increasing law enforcement s ability to deal with criminals who abuse prescription drugs. He instructs on the identification, medical aspects and some antidotes of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction. He is president of the California Chapter, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators where he provides training to law enforcement and continuing education to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician s assistants regarding controlled substances and drug abuse. He worked previously for the California Department of Consumer Affairs where he supervised investigations involving violations of state and federal laws and regulations relating to medical practitioners and allied health professionals. As an inspector for the California State Board of Pharmacy, he investigated pharmaceutical related crimes. He also headed a group of law enforcement agencies that dealt with pharmaceutical diversion known as the Professional Diversion Intelligence Network/Drug Enforcement Administration. He was a clinical instructor of pharmacy at the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy. Additionally, he was on the U.S. Attorney General s Speakers Bureau for the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration. He is the lead instructor for the Department of Defense s Drug Demand Reduction, Regional Counter-drug Training Academy, Naval Air Station Meridian, MS, where he provides a course on pharmaceutical diversion investigations free of charge to law enforcement officers. (www.rcta.org) He teaches at Mid-West Counterdrug Training Center and Northeast Counterdrug Training Center and is a instructor for NADDI, Mid-West Counter Drug and Regional Counter Drug Conferences and Academies. Thursday Breakouts: Fresno DUI Crack Down Program Greg Garner, Captain, Fresno Police Department Captain Garner has been with the Fresno Police Department for over 28 years. Beginning his career as a police cadet, Greg has risen through the ranks of officer, sergeant, lieutenant and then promoted to captain in Special assignments include night detectives, misdemeanor crimes and police probation. He has served as a field commander of the Southwest 18

19 Policing District, commander of the Crimes Against Persons Bureau, Assistant SWAT Commander and district commander of the Northwest and Southwest Policing Districts. Most recently Captain Garner was appointed Bureau Commander of the Traffic Enforcement Bureau and Air Support Unit. The Traffic Bureau consists of 75 motorcycle officers with 30 of them specializing in DUI operations at night. Captain Garner continues to be instrumental in the Fresno Police Department s traffic safety programs. He earned his B.S. degree in criminology with an emphasis in law enforcement from California State University, Fresno, in 1988 and later obtained his M.S. degree in criminal justice administration in He is also a graduate of P.O.S.T. Command College. New Tools for the Impaired Driving Toolbox: Law Enforcement Advanced DUI/DWI Reporting System (LEADRS) Bryan Roberts, Programs Manager, Texas Municipal Police Association Mr. Roberts has a bachelor s in sociology from the University of Texas and a bachelor s degree in public administration from Midwestern State University. He attained a master s degree in public administration from Midwestern State University. With his 22 years of experience in law enforcement, he has logged over 5,200 hours in training. He is an accident scene reconstructionist, a DWI task force supervisor and crime scene investigator. He has been with the LEADRS project since its inception and serves as a DWI Resource for Texas Law Enforcement. Robert L. Hohn (see Tuesday s Breakout, NHTSA Updates ) Dextromethorphan Use and Abuse in DUI Investigations Barry K. Logan, Washington State Patrol Dr. Logan is director of the Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, and state toxicologist for the State of Washington. He is board certified by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and serves on their Board of Directors. He also serves on the boards of the National Safety Council s Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs, the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs, and Traffic Safety (ICADTS), and the editorial boards of the Journal of Forensic Sciences, and the Journal of Analytical Toxicology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and an active member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists and the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT). In 2002 he was named executive director of the Center for Studies of Law in Action at Indiana University, and oversees the Borkenstein alcohol and drug courses offered through the university on the Bloomington campus. He continues to conduct and publish research in areas including drug use and driving impairment, and postmortem toxicology. Dr. Logan was the recipient of TIAFT s 2003 mid-career achievement award for excellence in forensic toxicology. Amy Cochems, Advanced Chemist in the Forensic Toxicology Program at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Ms. Cochems received a B.S. degree in biology at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, and has attended many courses and seminars pertaining to alcohol and drug kinetics and effects on human performance skills. She is a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), the International Joint AAFS/SOFT Driving under the Influence of Drugs 19

20 Committee, the Drug Recognition Expert Oversight Committee of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin SFST Advisory Committee. The Toxicology Section of the WSLH provides alcohol and drug testing to law enforcement officers for impaired driving cases and medical examiners and coroners for death investigations. She functions as a lead worker and technical expert within the drug testing area of the laboratory. Her duties include the screening, quantitation, and confirmation of alcohol and other drugs. She also reviews laboratory work, trains chemists, provides technical support for the instrumentation, and is involved in method development. She provides expert court testimony and interpretation of laboratory reports for coroners, medical examiners, attorneys, and law enforcement officers. She attended the 2004 DRE School in Wisconsin and provides training and support for the DEC Program. In 2005 she received an award from CANDID for her outstanding dedication to the DRE program. She has completed extensive research on the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and impairment related to the drug dextromethorphan. She has published a manuscript in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and presented on dextromethorphan at several conferences and law enforcement trainings. Principles of Adult Learning: Hear Me Now and Remember What I Said Kimberly Overton, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Conference of District Attorneys Ms. Overton graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Regent University School of Law. She was an assistant district attorney in Halifax County before coming to the Conference of District Attorneys in 2003 as the traffic safety resource prosecutor and now serves as the chief resource prosecutor. She has served as faculty for courses sponsored by North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, North Carolina Governor s Highway Safety Program, North Carolina Forensic Tests for Alcohol Division, Tennessee Attorney General s Conference, New York Prosecutors Training Institute, Virginia Commonwealth s Attorneys Services Council, Oregon District Attorneys Association, Louisiana District Attorney s Association, Mississippi Attorney General s Conference, Missouri Office of Prosecution Services, Washington Traffic Safety Commission, MADD National, National Advocacy Center, International Association of Chemical Testing, IACP, University of Maryland and prosecutor offices throughout the country. She is the 2006 recipient of the Citizens Against Drug Impaired Driving Outstanding DRE Prosecutor Award; MADD National President s Criminal Justice Prosecutor of the Year Award; and a NHTSA Service Award. In addition, she received the 2007 North Carolina Governor s Highway Safety Directors Award. She also served as the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators and the NHTSA s Prosecutor Fellow from She is the chair of the NC MADD s advisory board. She teaches regularly at community colleges and speaks frequently to community organizations regarding highway safety issues. Closing Session: What Do They See When They See You Coming? Stephen M. Gower, The Gower Group Mr. Gower, CSP, works with organizations and businesses who want to lead change and with individuals who want to focus on soaring. His unique blend of enthusiasm and experience impacts bottom line and peak performance in riveting fashion. He received a bachelor s degree from Mercer University and a master s degree from Emory University. He has a diverse background including broadcasting, entrepreneurship, publishing, and community service. He has given more than 5,000 presentations, is a best selling author, and a certified speaking professional. 20

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