Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Citizens Academy
Alumni Association

Committees & Teams

In addition to the efforts of the FBI National CAAA Board of Directors and its advisors, the work of the FBINCAAA is conducted through the efforts of a nationwide team of dedicated volunteers who are knowledgeable about the FBICAAA program, proactive to put our organizational goals and plans into action, and are passionate about supporting the FBI and its community outreach.  If you are an FBI Citizens Academy graduate in good standing and this describes you, we need your help!   Please reach out to the National Director overseeing the areas in which you have a special talent or interest and apply to join the National team!

Chapter Engagement Team: engagement@fbincaaa.org

Chapter Engagement interfaces with Chapters in a positive and proactive manner.  The team is tasked with the following areas of primary responsibility: 

  • Regional Chapter Coordinator (RCC) Leadership Calls
  • Chapter Administration Tutorial Series (CHATS)
  • Townhall Informational Meetings
  • National Awards Program Assistance
  • Best Practices Guidance
  • Chapter Annual Reports Administration
  • Chapter Mentoring and Leadership Development
  • BoardEffect Training and Usage
  • Development of Chapter Tools

Our dedicated team of volunteers from across the country are here to assist you.

      • Sue Smith, National Director, Chapter Engagement
      • Mindy Rockwell, RCC Region 1 Email Me
      • Delta Hinson, RCC Region 2 Email Me
      • Herb Hames, RCC Region 3 Email Me
      • Allison Sjolund, RCC Region 4 Email Me
      • Sean “Smitty” Smith, RCC Region 5 Email Me
      • Sheri Sachs, Leadership Development
      • Jenifer Clark, Data Analytics
      • Nancy Newkirk, Data Analytics
      • Carol Speed, Chapter Enrichment
      • Suzanne Kelley, Programs & Partnerships

Communications Team:   news@fbincaaa.org

The Communications team provides planning, implementation and management of communications strategies and programs to inform FBICAAA Chapter leaders, members, and other key audiences of the mission, accomplishments and resources of the FBI National CAAA. The team’s priorities are three-fold: (1) brand management, (2) internal and external communications, and (3) promotions for conferences, events and programs. The team manages brand identity standards; develops, edits, and publishes email, newsletter, website, and social media content; promotes registration for the National Leadership Conference, RCC Chapter Leadership Calls, and other events; supports online sales for company store and conference premiums; photographs events, produces videos, and manages the historic archives.

      • Ed Nelson, Vice President, Chapter Information Services
      • Karen Corrigan, National Director, Communications
      • Kevin Fletcher – National Historian  
      • Charles R. Smith, Esq. – Facebook Administrator & Chapter Forum Moderator
      • Mary Harden – Volunteer Committee Member (editor/writer)
      • Aubrey Shelton – Volunteer Committee Member (graphic design) 
Disaster Response Team:

This team supports our FBICAAA chapters involved in crisis response in a preapproved and well-planned manner.  National will connect FBICAAA Chapters with resources which can provide meals to law enforcement during a tragedy investigation or to communities working to clean up after a natural disaster.

      • Sanford  D. “Sandy” Mangold Email Me
      • Don Lupo – Volunteer Committee Member
Financial Oversight Committee:

This committee works with National Treasurer to provide oversight, updated processes and procedures to ensure National’s financials are in order.

      • Andrew Smith, National Director, Treasurer
      • Sally Lorberbaum, National Director, Secretary
      • Gary Lein, CPA – Volunteer Committee Member
      • Elizabeth Getrost – Volunteer Committee Member
Fundraising Team:

This team is new for National in 2020. They work together to procure funding for the multiple National initiatives that serve the CAAA program administration and organization.

      • Kevin Jensen, National Past President
      • Pasquale (Pat) Greco – Volunteer Team Member
      • Richard Schwalberg – Volunteer Team Member
General Counsel Team: generalcounsel@fbincaaa.org

This team provides legal advice (as limited by applicable attorney licensing) to the Board of Directors, reviews contacts, and develops policies, forms, templates and agreements as are necessary or beneficial to National and all FBICAAA Chapters.  The General Counsel Team works with all components of the National CAAA program on matters involving legal issues. 

      • Jason Howze, National Senior Vice President
      • Alicia Wadas, National President
      • Jennifer L. Urban, Esq, General Counsel
      • Charles R. Smith, Esq, General Counsel
Governance Team: governance@fbincaaa.org

This team is primarily responsible for administration and enforcement of the National Chapter Compliance Review program which enforces all matters pertaining to corporate governance and oversight for Chapters as well as for the National organization. 

      • Jason Howze, National Senior Vice President
      • Alicia Wadas, National President
      • Jennifer L. Urban, Esq, General Counsel
      • Charles R. Smith, Esq, General Counsel
      • Miguel Fernandez – Volunteer Team Member
      • Todd Hillman – Volunteer Team Member
      • Lee Milner – Volunteer Team Member
National Leadership Conference Team

This team changes annually according to the host Chapter city. Led by members of the National Board, members of this team include:

      • Alicia Wadas, National President
      • Kevin Jensen, National Past President
      • Ed Nelson, Vice President, Chapter Information Services
      • Amir Elsayed, National Director, Conferences
      • Karen Corrigan, National Director, Communications
      • Joe Popinski, National Director, Technology
      • Aubrey Shelton – Volunteer Team Member
      • Host Chapter City Board and Volunteers
Technology Team:  support@fbincaaa.org

 This team’s primary mission is to identify, develop, implement and maintain the various technological tools used by National and our Chapters across the country for daily operation, dissemination of information and those beneficial tools that are used to assist in further educating our CAAA members. The team continually strives to provide outstanding support to our clients (all CAAA members) through quick response for account requests and timely resolution of issues when they occasionally occur. To make a request or report an issue, please contact a member of our team at support@fbincaaa.org.

When requesting access to the National website, please use the following process:

FBI Citizens Academy alumni in good standing may request user access credentials for the Alumni Only area of the website and for the FBINCAAA General Store. To help our Chapter's members gain access, we ask that Chapter Membership Coordinators verify their status. To do this, please request the fillable PDF User Access Request & Communication Form, complete and sign the form on your computer (please do not print it out and complete/sign it) and email it to your local Chapter Membership Coordinator, who will then verify that you are a graduate in good standing and send it to the Support Team for processing.

If you already have access and need your password reset, please email us at support@fbincaaa.org.  

      • Ed Nelson, Vice President. Chapter Information Services
      • Joe Popinski, Ph.D. –National Director, Technology
      • Paul Callahan – Volunteer Team Member
      • Dave Trader – Volunteer Team Member

The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from the FBI.