The Board reviews the current and future activities of NFSTC and makes strategic decisions regarding corporate direction. The Board of Directors meets four times a year, and members are elected by representatives of NFSTC’s member organizations.
Tampa Bay Business Journal selected the nine members as the “Outstanding Board of Directors” in the Nonprofit: Medium category in 2015.
**Term expires in the spring of the year noted after each Director’s name.
Mitchell R. Morrissey, President
(District Attorney, Denver, CO) **2018
Mitchell R. Morrissey was elected District Attorney of Denver in November 2004 and was sworn into office on January 11, 2005. He is responsible for the prosecution of more than 6,000 felony and 15,000 misdemeanor criminal cases each year.
As the chief prosecutor for the Second Judicial District, Mitch is an aggressive prosecutor and an advocate of prevention and intervention initiatives. He makes victims a priority and is dedicated to providing victims a strong voice in the justice system. Early in his tenure as District Attorney, he successfully advocated for including sexual orientation in Colorado’s hate crimes statute; he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for this work by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado in 2006.
He is internationally known for his expertise in DNA technology, applying that technology in criminal prosecutions and working to ensure that DNA science is admissible in our courtrooms. In 2003, he pioneered Denver’s Cold Case Project with the Denver Police Department and Denver Crime Lab, using DNA to reopen unsolved sexual assault and murder cases. He then became the first District Attorney in the U.S. to develop and utilize familial DNA searching to solve cold cases in 2008. His software is being used in over eight U S states and in Australia to solve violent crimes.
He worked with lawmakers to get “Katie’s Law” passed in Colorado in 2010 so that a DNA sample is now taken at the time of a felony arrest. He was also instrumental in the voter-approved bond issue that enabled Denver to open a new state of the art crime lab in 2012.
Mitch has worked on behalf of the citizens of Denver for more than 30 years as an attorney in the Denver DA’s Office; more than half of those years he has served as a Chief Deputy. He has assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a Special Assistant in prosecuting federal cases involving DNA evidence. He was selected Prosecutor of the Year in 2001 by the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council. In 2012, he was awarded the “Patriot Award” by the U.S. Department of Defense ‘Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves Division’ for his support of staff during deployment.
He has taught locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects including demonstrative evidence, rules of evidence, gang prosecutions, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado as well as DNA.
James J. Cali, CPA, Treasurer
(Forensic Auditor) **2017
Currently with Bi-State Development Agency dba METRO, James Cali is a well established expert in internal and forensic auditing, working in State, local and corporate auditing capacities since 1985. His forensic accounting experience includes investigations for money laundering, embezzlement, bank fraud, securities fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage/loan fraud, terrorist financing and arson for profit. Cali has served as an expert witness providing testimony for litigation, mediations, and arbitrations.
In 2007, he received an “Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award” from the United States Department of Justice for the forensic accounting and financial investigation related to a nation-wide prescription drug diversion and money laundering case.
Mr. Cali is one of only seventy-five (75) individuals within the state of Florida selected by the Office of Homeland Security to attend an intensive forensic accounting seminar centered on Terrorist Financial Networks and Financial Forensics Techniques. He has achieved “Forensic Accountant – Expert Witness” status by testifying before State and Federal Grand Juries in addition to civil and criminal proceedings.
John M. Allison
(Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for CORTEK, Inc.) **2016
Mr. Allison is currently the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for CORTEK, Inc. Prior to this he served as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for SimVentions, Inc., President and CEO of IST Research headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia and as the Executive Vice President for A-T Solutions, Inc. He also served as the Quick Reaction Capability Program Manager for the Department of Defense Counterintelligence Field Activity. In 2000 he was appointed the first Director of the Office of Science and Technology Integration for the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Quantico, Virginia. Mr. Allison retired from the Marine Corps in 1999 after 20 years of active service.
Born in Jefferson City, Missouri he joined the Marine Corps in January of 1976 and was commissioned in 1979. He served numerous assignments and commands, including several in the Persian Gulf and east Africa. He holds a B.S. from Missouri State University and is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Armor Officer Advance Course at Fort Knox, KY and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He is also a graduate of the School of Advanced Warfighting (MMS), Marine Corps University at Quantico.
His decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with “V”, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. He serves on the Board of the Families of the Wounded Fund, Inc. and is a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League.
(President / CEO of SpearTip) **2016
Jarrett Kolthoff, President / CEO of SpearTip, has over 20 years of experience in the Information Security field. As a former Special Agent – U.S. Army Counterintelligence, he has experience in cyber investigations, counterintelligence, and fusion cell analysis that assist SpearTip’s clients to identify, assess, neutralize, and exploit the threats leveled against their corporation. His civil case work has included investigations in anti-trust lawsuits, embezzlement, collusion, theft of intellectual property and corporate espionage. He has testified in civil cases as an expert computer forensic witness in depositions and in the U.S. Federal Court – Eastern District of Missouri and has acted as a liaison between companies and law enforcement agencies.
He has led assignments throughout the United States with both national and international corporations. He continues to serve his community through membership with the Associate of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), Espionage Research Institute International (ERII), and board membership as past-President of the St. Louis InfraGard Chapter, and as the President of the St. Louis Chapter of the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
Kathleen M. Dennehy
(Program Manager, National Council on Crime and Delinquency) **2016
Kathleen M. Dennehy is currently working for NCCD as a part-time senior program manager at the National Resource Center for the Elimination of Prison Rape. Over the course of her 30-plus years in the field of corrections, she has worked in a wide range of security settings and has been a warden in both male and female facilities. From 2004 to 2007 she held the position of commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Correction. She was the first woman to hold that post. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wheaton College, Norton, MA, She received an MPA from Suffolk University and an MA in social policy from Brandeis University. She is currently a doctoral student at Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management. She has also authored journal articles and taught graduate courses in criminal justice.
Ms. Dennehy has worked as a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections, American Correctional Association, Bureau of Justice, Vera Institute, Center for Innovative Public Policies, and the American University Washington College of Law’s Project on Addressing Prison Rape. In 2004, she was elected to the National Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, the body that determines national accreditation status for participating prisons, jails, paroling authorities, and youth authorities and served one term. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Task Force on the Hiring and Promotion of employees in the Judiciary.
She was the 2002 recipient of the Correctional Association of Massachusetts’ annual “Jim Justice Award”, given in recognition of professional performance and sustained excellence in the field of criminal justice. Ms. Dennehy is a founding member of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC) and was the 2007 recipient of AWEC’s Susan Hunter Endowment Award. She served on AWEC’s Board of Directors for ten years.
John W. Ives
John Ives, President of Eagle 32 Innovative Solutions, LLC, brings experience from his extraordinary 35-year executive career in the Intelligence Community, interacting regularly with highest levels of government and drafting special access program policy recommendations for the Secretary of Defense.
He has served as senior advisor to the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, and Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization for policy and strategic planning of threat finance and future cyber initiatives. He has coordinated sensitive national technologies with support to the National Capital Region.
Mr. Ives emerged as one of only eight Department of Defense approving authorities for Defense Information Systems, the responsibility for functional requirements trace and in-progress reviews including configuration management review of a modernized system for advanced Information Management/Technology (IM/IT) architectures for connectivity to the Global Information Grid (GIG). He articulated and codified Force Protection Authority using the Patriot Act, affiliated legislation and policy to create a third policy door juxtaposed between Intelligence Oversight and Law Enforcement Regulation resulting in FBI arrests and surveillance operations. Mr. Ives’ unique combination of business and military education and experience includes master’s degrees in organizational management and strategic studies.
Anthony J. Tambasco
(Mansfield Police Forensic Science Laboratory) **2017
Anthony Tambasco is currently Director of the Mansfield Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Mansfield, Ohio, where he is responsible for operation of the Forensic Science Section including Property Control, Crime Scene, Laboratory Operations and AFIS.
Mr. Tambasco earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminalistics from the State University College of New York at Buffalo and has worked in the forensic science field for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the Mansfield Police Department, he worked as clinical technologist for the Johnstown Hospital in Johnstown, New York. From 1987 to 2001, he served as adjunct instructor for the Law Enforcement Program at the North Central Technical College in Mansfield.
Anthony Tambasco is a member of several professional organizations including: the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists and the Forensic Science Institute of Ohio. Mr. Tambasco is currently a Diplomate and formerly a Biochemistry Fellow (1995-2001) with the American Board of Criminalistics.
Michael S. McCampbell
(Center for Innovative Public Policies) **2018
Michael McCampbell is the Managing Director for the Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (CIPP). Mr. McCampbell has more than 25 years experience managing large-scale criminal justice training and technical assistance projects. Highlights of his career include: five years as Director for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (USDOJ) Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Program, three years as Director for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (USDOJ) National Clandestine Laboratory Training Project, two years as Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice (USDOJ) Professional Conference Series contract, and three years as Director for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (USDOJ) Narcotics Control Technical Assistance Program.
He also has 23 years experience as a sworn law enforcment officer, supervisor, and manager with the Arlington County (VA) Police Department. As a Visiting Fellow with the National Institute of Justice, Mr. McCampbell conducted a national research study into current practices in field training officer (FTO) programs. The majority of U.S. law enforcement agencies currently use the model FTO program published in the research report.
Mr. McCampbell holds a Master of Science degree in Special Studies: Advanced Investigative Techniques from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Justice from American University. He is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.