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“Are you aspiring to reach greater levels in your law enforcement career?”
If so, the Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc., (WIFLE) can help!  Join WIFLE to find out some of the career-enhancing benefits of being member.

CHERI OZ, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration Phoenix Field Division

DEA Southwest Border Drug Trends and Trafficking

Cheri Oz was named the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Phoenix Field Division on December 21, 2019.  SAC Oz is motivated self-starter who seeks out opportunities for diplomacy, and encourages mutual cooperation with federal, state, local, and international counterparts. She oversees multi-agency investigations focusing on international and domestic organizations.

She is skilled at developing an organizational culture that fosters teamwork, sets clear goals and objectives, and effectively draws on the strengths of all team members.  SAC Oz learned early in her career to be effective and successful in law enforcement, and that mutual cooperation and assistance is imperative. SAC Oz is well respected by her colleagues and peers and is relied upon for her leadership, mentoring, and common-sense problem-solving ability.  

SAC Oz began her law enforcement career in 1996, with the Phoenix Police Department where she worked as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer and a Detective in the Organized Crime Bureau, Vice Enforcement Unit.  She served with the Phoenix PD for six years. She moved to DEA in 2002.  

BIO Cheri OZ, SAC DEA Phoenix Field Division

Bernard  Demczuk,  Ph.D.  is  a  40-year+  DC  resident  living  in  the  Shaw  community where  he  has  been  active  in  community,  corporate,  academic,  labor  and  government relations.  Since  1998,  he  has  been  the Assistant  VP  for  DC  government  relations  at  the George Washington University.   He retired from GW in 2017 after 19 years of service.   Bernard  holds  a  doctorate  in American  Studies  and African American  history  and culture  from  GW  (BS,  U.  of  Md.;  MS,  AU).  He  lectures  widely  on  Black  history  and culture, labor history, community relations and governmental policy.  

As Ben’s Chili Bowl’s official historian, Dr. Demczuk can be found at his “Open Table” office in Ben’s Chili Bowl at 1213 U Street, NW every Thursday-Saturday mornings from 10am - 12noon offering free Black
history and culture talks and tours to anyone who wants to listen and learn. Email ahead at bdemczuk@gwu.edu or call at 202.251.1975 to alert him of your interest. His motto is an old African proverb symbolized by the Sankofa bird: “Know thy history, know thyself.”

Washington Post May 29, 2021 D.C. police recruits are learning about Black history, go-go music and half-smokes. Leaders think it will make them better officers.

BIO Dr. Bernard Demczuk

Carolyn Jean S. McMillon, Office of Equity and Employee Support Services, Executive. Department of Homeland Security (USSS) (ret)

Carolyn Jean Stovall McMillon is an experienced member of the Senior Executive Service with demonstrated experience leading Federal sector Employee Support Services programs to include Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Employee Assistance Program, Ombudsman Program and Chaplain Program. Expertise includes building effective coalitions across the organization, turning around under-performing programs, implementing creative workplace initiatives, and improving workplace cultures.

•Employee Support Services Program architect and leader in complex agency environments;
•Over 25 years of exceptional and demonstrated in-depth working knowledge of Federal sector Equity Program requirements—both process and content;
•Repeatedly selected for high-impact assignments; and
•Proven effectiveness building consensus and coalitions, both internally and externally.

She is the owner and operator of ASK-Coaching-Training-Consulting, The Power of 3, LLC, which she launched upon retiring from the United States Secret Service in 2020.

Carolyn's book, Askers, Seekers, Knockers: I ASKED: Turning Challenges Into Triumphs, is available online from Amazon and other book sellers.

Bio Carolyn Jean S. McMillon

JANINE DRIVER, the Human Lie Detector, one of WIFLE's Most Popular Presenters
Janine is the founder and president of the Body Language Institute. For over a decade while at the ATF, Janine trained thousands of law enforcement officers to decipher fact from fiction using the body language interpretation methods she writes about in her books, YOU CAN’T LIE TO ME and the New York Times Best-Seller, YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK. Janine travels the globe speaking to the corporate world about the fastest way to save time and grow businessFrom protecting America's security to protecting your work, your well-being & your reputation, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Keynote Speaker Janine Driver spent over 16 years as a federal law

enforcement officer within the Department of Justice (ATF) and now shares her people-reading skills, in a fun, engaging, and memorable way, with corporate titans from Sales Force to P&G to Lockheed Martin to Coca-Cola to Kronos to ADP to Comcast and more!

Reading Body Language | Janine Driver | TEDxDeerPark ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvxJoUuG018

How Five Simple Words Can Get You What You Want | Janine ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9UIF852Boo

Janine Driver: The Cooperation Paradigm: How to Get agreement and cooperation ... – TEDx

Janine Marie Driver: How to Get Exactly What You Want ... - TEDx

Frank Figliuzzi is the retired assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Figliuzzi was previously the special agent in charge of the FBI's Cleveland Division, and served as the FBI's Chief Inspector. His 25 years as a special agent also included assignments in Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Following his FBI service, Figliuzzi joined General Electric and served as assistant chief security officer for investigations, insider threat, workplace violence prevention, and special event security. Figliuzzi is a frequent national security contributor for NBC and MSNBC News and author of The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence.

In May 2021, Frank launched a regular podcast, "The Bureau with Frank Figliuzzi."  An inside look inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation through interviews with active and retired FBI insiders. Available on all podcast platforms.

His recently released book (January 2021), "The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence," is on the best seller list. It is available at Amazon.

BIO Frank Figliuzzi, Jr., National Security Analyst and former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence-Federal Bureau of Investigation

Lynda R. Williams
Deputy Assistant Director (ret), USSS

Professor – Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University

National Second Vice President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

Lynda R. Williams is currently the Professor of the Practice at Middle Tennessee State University in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration; with this appointment in 2017, she became the first individual bestowed this title in recognition of the breadth and depth of her knowledge and expertise in the field of criminal justice and executive security.

In her role within the Department of Criminal Justice Administration, Ms. Williams’ curriculum subject matter includes foreign/domestic terrorism studies, criminal justice processes, community and public service engagement and executive law enforcement leadership speaker symposiums.

Prior to joining the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University, Ms. Williams led an accomplished career as a veteran of the United States Secret Service, from 1988 until she retired, as the Deputy Assistant Director in 2017.

Ms. Williams maintains a strong presence in community service and in organizations for professional development and engagement; Ms. Williams is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is the National 1st Vice President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and remains a long-standing member of the Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). 

Ms. Williams has frequently been highlighted or featured as a keynote speaker for such events as The Law and Your Community (NOBLE and police community engagement); Motlow State Community College; MTSU 2019 Trailblazer Award; MTSU Faculty Spotlight; Smyrna (TN) Rotary Club; and the Police Endowment Association (NYPD) Women’s Symposium.

Ms. Williams believes in paying forward the many opportunities presented to her; she relishes pouring into the minds of tomorrow’s leaders in the field of Criminal Justice and, more importantly, giving back to her alma mater.

Bio Lynda Williams

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Additional WIFLE Presenters and Speakers

Janice Ayala Director, Joint Task Force, Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Retired Senior Advisor, WIFLE Foundation, Inc.
Lois Blevins Founder and President of the National Center for Citizen Safety
Jason Burt Cybersecurity Advisor, Region IV Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Elizabeth M. Casey, Board Member, WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and WIFLE, Inc.
Katherine Castaneda, Chief of the Firearms Operations division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Margaret H. Coggins, Ph.D. MH Coggins and Associates
Cynthia Deitle, Director, Associate General counsel, Civil Rights, Facebook
Dorene Erhard, Board Member, WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and WIFLE, Inc.
Tammy Flanagan Federal Benefits Specialist Founder RetireFederal.com
Tira Hayward, U.S. Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Jessie L. Lane Deputy EEO Director, Office of Equity and Employee Services, USSS, Vice President-WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Deputy Executive Director WIFLE, Inc.
Barbara D. Linney Partner, Baker-Hostetler, General counsel WIFLE Foundation, Inc., and WIFLE, Inc.
Regina Lombardo, Acting Deputy Director (ret) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Amy Jo Lyons, Vice President, Corporate Security, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Board Member WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and WIFLE, Inc., Assistant Director Federal Bureau of Investigation (ret)
Kier Maxwell, Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy, EAP Manager USSS
Stephanie L. Mtzger, Supervisory Air Marshall in charge, San Francisco Field Office, Past President WIFLE, Inc. Executive Committee
Sherree L. Mixell, Chair, Board of Directors, WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and WIFLE, Inc., Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ret)
Margaret M. Moore, Chair, Board of Directors WIFLE Foundation Inc and WIFLE, Inc., Deputy Assistant Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and firearms (ret)
Dione (Dee) Neely is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Master of Arts in Security Studies and recipient of the Outstanding Thesis Award, University of Phoenix, Master of Business Administration, and the University of Maryland University College, Bachelor of Arts. Prior to her retirement, Dee served as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Atlanta Field Office, United States Secret Service and was responsible for USSS protective operations in Georgia. In addition to a secondment to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Domestic Terrorism Squad, she also served as a Public Information Officer, and EEO Collateral Duty Counselor. She currently teaches in higher education and is CEO of a woman-owned consulting firm addressing gender equity and corporate governance.
Catherine W. Sanz President, WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Executive Director, WIFLE, Inc.  Assistant Director, Office of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ret)
Melissa R. Stormer Special Agent, Air Force Office of Special Investigations,
Secretary, WIFLE, Inc. Executive Committee
Marcia K. Thompson, Esq. Director, University of Chicago Police Department, UCPD Support Services Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant
Dr. Sharita Jacobs Thompson Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department at Prince George’s Community College and an Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia
Dr. Helen H. Yu Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii–Mānoa, Board Member, WIFLE  Foundation, Inc. and WIFLE , Inc. , Special Agent, Air Force, Office of Special Investigations (ret) 

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