Board of Directors

The FBINCAAA Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who graduated from the FBI Citizens Academy Program, and have served in leadership positions for local FBICAAA Chapters, as well as FBI National CAAA committees and teams. Board members bring extensive industry and community service expertise to their respective roles, as well as working knowledge of the needs of FBICAAA Chapters. Board members meet frequently to plan and manage the day-to-day operations of the National association, and to develop and deliver education, training, and expert resources to Chapter leaders. FBINCAAA serves as the official governing organization, interface, and liaison with FBI Headquarters and local Chapters.

Richard Schwalberg (Cleveland), President

Richard Schwalberg was elected President of the FBI National CAAA Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2024. He joined the Board in 2021 as Director of Development and was named Vice President for Operations in 2022 where he oversaw the annual National Leadership Conference, compliance, development, and IT support. He graduated from the FBI Cleveland CA Program in 2010 and later served as President of the FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association. While President, the Chapter implemented many local projects that were replicated by other FBINCAAA Chapters, including Little Free Libraries, Light Northern Ohio Blue, and Honoring Hometown Heros. He began his service to the National as an RCC for Region One and also served on the National Fundraising Team. Richard recently retired as Chief Operating Officer of Menorah Park in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the course of his career, he received numerous local and national recognitions, including Professional of the Year, Advocacy of the Year, and Humanitarian awards. His national advocacy efforts in senior living have resulted in his leading thirteen sessions in the White House, by bringing over 2,000 lay leaders and health care executives to present innovations in senior health care. Richard holds a MHA in Health Care Administration from George Washington University and a BBA from Baruch College/City University of New York. 

Karen Corrigan (Norfolk), Immediate Past President

Karen Corrigan was elected to the FBINCAAA Board of Directors in 2018 and served as President in 2022 and 2023. She held previous positions as Vice President for Chapter Services, Vice President for Communications, Director of Communications. She is a 2014 graduate of the FBI Norfolk Citizens Academy program and previously held officer positions on the FBI Norfolk CAAA Board. Over the course of her career, Karen has worked as a health system executive, chief strategy officer, chief marketing executive, and entrepreneur. She has held the positions of Corporate Vice President for System Development for Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare, and founder/CEO for healthcare management consulting firms The Strategy Group and Corrigan Consulting. She recently partnered with her daughter to build Vessel Craft Coffee, a social entrepreneurship initiative. Karen is an accomplished speaker and author, and has been awarded the health industry’s three highest recognitions for her contributions to strategy and marketing leadership. She was also named a Hampton Roads Professional Woman of the Year and received the Women in Business Achievement Award. Karen is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan University and active community volunteer.

Kelly Lopez (Miami), Vice President Chapter Services

Kelly Lopez graduated from the 3rd FBI Miami Citizens Academy class in 2005. She has been a member of the FBI Miami CAAA for over 15 years where she has served as a Director and Vice President for the Chapter. Kelly has been dedicated to educating the South Florida communities about the missions and priorities of the FBI, as well as leading outreach projects in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties. One of her passions is creating innovative and effective programming for the FBI Miami Field Office and FBI Miami CAAA partnership benefiting our youth population. From 2014-2018, Kelly served in various roles for the FBI National CAAA as a Regional Chapter Coordinator for Regions 2 and 4, Chapter Relations Team Coordinator, and as a National Board Member. She joined the National Board again in November 2022 as Director of Chapter Engagement and was elected Vice President for Chapter Services in November 2023. Retired from the investment property sector, Kelly resides in a small, charming beach town in Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida.

Delta Hinson (Norfolk), Secretary

Delta Hinson joined the FBI National CAAA Board of Directors in January 2023 and serves on the Executive Committee as the Association’s Secretary. He previously served on the National Chapter Engagement Team as Regional Chapter Coordinator (RCC) for Region 2. In 2022, he was the host chapter co-chair for the FBINCAAA National Leadership Conference held in Norfolk, Virginia. Delta is a 30-year retired Navy veteran who graduated from the FBI Norfolk Citizens Academy program in 2014. In 2016, he joined the FBI Norfolk CAAA Board of Directors and held various positions including Director, Vice President, President and Immediate Past President, and today remains an active member of the Norfolk Chapter. Delta currently holds the position of Program Manager for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and is an active volunteer for various community service agencies in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  

Valeri Minner (Kansas City), Treasurer

Valerie Minner joined the FBINCAAA Board of Directors in July 2022 after having served on the Financial Oversight Committee the prior year. She graduated from the FBINCAAA Chapter in Kansas City, MO in the Spring of 2013 and served on the FBIKCAAA Board of Directors first as Secretary and most recently as President. She is also a member of the Kansas City Police Citizens Academy Alumni Association and served on their Board as Secretary. Valerie spent forty years in the hospitality industry working for the Raphael Hotel Group that owned several boutique hotels and held the franchise agreements for a local Hilton property and the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, a large convention property located in downtown Kansas City. After spending sixteen years in Chicago as the General Manager of two of the Group's properties, she returned to Kansas City as the Director of Room Operations for twenty-four years at the Downtown Marriott and retired in 2020. During her tenure, Valerie also served on the Board of Directors and as the President of the Educational Foundation for the Greater Kansas City Hotel & Lodging Association.

Guillermo Torres (Miami), Director Chapter Engagement

Guillermo Torres is a graduate of the FBI Miami Citizens Academy fall class of 2019. He has held the positions of First VP and Treasurer of the FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni Association and has been a Regional Mentor and Co-RCC for Region 4 on the National Chapter Engagement Team. Guillermo volunteers for the Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross. With a background in public service spanning over 32 years, he recently retired from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an independent branch of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he served in various capacities, culminating as a Supervisory National Bank Examiner. His responsibilities included evaluating risk control and management to ensure the safe and sound operation of national banks, fair access to financial services, customer treatment, and compliance with laws and regulations. He honorably served in the United States Air Force as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician, and is a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

Pam Connell (Chicago), Director Chapter Resources

Pam Connell graduated from the first Rockford class of the FBI Chicago Citizens Academy program in the Spring of 2012. She joined the FBI Chicago CAAA, where she later served on its Board as a Director, Vice President, and President. Pam also served on the FBI National CAAA Chapter Engagement team as a Regional Chapter Coordinator (RCC) and most recently in Leadership Development. Other community service roles, to name a few, include serving as Director of Operations for Rockford Air Fest and as Alderman (elected) in her hometown of Rockford, IL. Most of her career has been in operations management and most recently in talent management. Pam earned a doctorate degree in leadership from James Madison University and a master’s in management. Pam now resides in a small, western town surrounded by mountains in Clark, Wyoming, backyard to Yellowstone.

Brenda Kanno (Honolulu), Director Communications

Brenda Kanno, a 2007 graduate of the FBI Honolulu Citizens Academy, joined the National Board in 2023 as Director of Communications. She previously served on the National Communications Team and her efforts and impact on the 2023 National Leadership Conference were tremendous. Brenda became a member of the FBI Honolulu CAAA immediately upon graduation in 2007 and joined the Board in 2014 where she served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President. Brenda was the Director of Corporate Services and Facility Security Manager at the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii until her retirement in 2020. While at the University of Hawaii, Brenda managed all activities of their Board of Directors, maintained corporate communications, developed training programs, and ensured that the University was complying with the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). She is a member of InfraGard Hawaii and served on its board for several years. Brenda also volunteers her time to assist other nonprofit organizations in Honolulu.

Anita Paoli, Esq. (Miami), Director Compliance

Anita Paoli was elected to the FBINCAAA Board of Directors in 2022 to serve as Director of Compliance. She is a 2016 graduate from the FBI Miami CAAA and has been the FBI Miami CAAA Board Secretary since 2018. She has been serving as a volunteer team member of the National General Counsel Team since 2021. Anita has been in private practice since 1990 in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Probate, Guardianships, Corporations, and Transactional Real Estate. She is a Title Agent for a national title insurance company and is a Certified Florida Supreme Court Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator. Anita is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She continues to participate in various professional, civic, and philanthropic organizations and many as an active board member, including some of her favorite causes, such as the American Inns of Court promoting professionalism in the practice of law and mentorship of law students and new attorneys, the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, the Royal Dames of Cancer Research, and as president of the Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators.

Duana Malone (Las Vegas), Director IT/Support Services

A 2021 graduate of the FBI Las Vegas Citizens Academy, Duana Malone joined the National Board in 2023 as Director IT/Support Services. She previously served on the National Chapter Information Services Team and as a technology volunteer for the 2021 and 2022 National Leadership Conferences. Duana is Director for the Nevada Help Desk, which provides training and other cyber support services to private, public and government organizations. She has more than 30 years experience as an international operations and technology consultant, computer programmer, website designer & app developer with top Fortune companies. She was recently named Technology Woman of the Year by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) & The Vegas Community Tech Fund, as well as STEM Woman of the Month.

Amir Elsayed (San Antonio), Director National Leadership Conference

Amir Elsayed oversees planning, development, and management of the FBINCAAA National Leadership Conference. He is a graduate of the McAllen Class of 2015 (San Antonio) and joined the FBI San Antonio Citizens Academy Alumni Association as a Lifetime Member. Amir was elected to the Chapter's Board of Directors in 2016 and served as Chapter President for the past two years. During his term as President, he gained experience in conference planning and management, when the San Antonio Chapter was selected as host for the 2018 FBINCAAA National Leadership Conference. Amir is also a member and past Vice President of the Rio Grande Valley Sector of InfraGard. He has a long history of community service and volunteering, having served on various boards and organizations, including starting his own nonprofit, The Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association. Amir is a graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia and currently works in Pharmaceutical Sales.

General Counsel

Jennifer L. Urban, Esq., (Minneapolis), General Counsel

Jenn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. After graduation, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Peggy L. Bryant, Tenth District Court of Appeals for the State of Ohio. Before transitioning to private practice, Jenn served four years as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Ohio Attorney General in the Charitable Law Division where she learned the importance of protecting charitable assets through investigation and enforcement. Jenn honed her nonprofit business acumen while serving as the Executive Director of a Minnesota nonprofit with business operations in three states and is currently active in the Minnesota and Ohio legal communities, enjoys teaching the Nonprofit Organizations Clinic at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and speaking at legal education seminars. Jenn attended the Minneapolis FBI Citizens Academy in 2017, and provides the FBINCAAA with education, creative solutions, and reliable advice.

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