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We are pleased to announce that our new website is now live!

The site has been designed to better support you and deliver a truly amazing TDIAI experience.

Here are just some of the features we'd like to highlight:

  • Secure membership database with individual user log in.
  • Integrated online dues renewal and membership applications.
  • Event registration and management.

Dear Fellow IAI Member,

As chair of the Johnson-Whyte Memorial Foundation Fund, I am pleased to inform you that we will be awarding academic scholarships again this year.  We have already begun to accept applications and will continue to do so until the deadline on June 1, 2019.  Would you please advise the membership of your division (and their families) of this opportunity?  Here is a link to the scholarship application: Click here    

We are looking forward to receiving applications from many of the brightest young minds entering the field of forensic identification.  Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you.

Best regards,

Phil Sanfilippo

Past President/JWMFF Chairman

Texas Forensic Science Academy Professional Excellence Award

Nominating Criteria: For the purpose of this award, "forensic science practitioner" means a living individual involved in law enforcement, crime scene investigation, criminal prosecution, forensic analysis of criminal evidence or a researcher in the field of criminal evidence or a recognized forensic science, and who is directly employed on a full-time basis by a local, county, state or federal agency in one of the above capacities.

Click for info and to submit nomination

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TDIAI President

Cathleen McClain

Click here for the President's message.

The Charles Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Charles Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund is a special scholarship financial account set forth in the By-Laws of the Association.

Donations to the fund may be made in any amount and, if requested by the donor, to be made in the name of any member or made in memoriam of a member.  The following donations will be recognized at the annual educational conference:

$100 Bronze Certificate, $300 Silver Certificate, $500 Gold Plaque, $1000 Diamond Plaque   





Lone Star Forensic Journal

The Lone Star Forensic Journal is accessible through the Members sections of the website.

2nd Quarter 2019 Issue available to members here.



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Board Members

Dr. Casie Parish-Fisher Chairperson 

St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas

Jessica Vera 

Texas Department of Public Safety

Austin, Texas

Celestina Rossi

Montgomery County Sheriff's Offrice

Conroe, Texas

James Oliver 

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Houston, Texas

Kelly Deal

Texas Department of Public Safety

Austin, Texas

Dimitry Payavla

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Houston, Texas

Chiquita Ruffin

Texas Department of Public Safety

Austin, Texas

Stoney Cook

Conroe Police Department

Conroe, Texas

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