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2022-2023  TDIAI Officers


 Celestina Rossi  President   Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Conroe, Texas
 Travis Kirkley      First Vice President   Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston , Texas
 Dan Zientek   Second Vice President   Humble Police Department, Humble, TX
 Brittney Webb  Sergeant-at-Arms   Frisco Police Department, Frisco, Texas
 Rebecca Wendt  Secretary  Bryan Police Department, Bryan, Texas
 Michael Kessler  Treasurer  Denton Police Department, Denton, Texas
 Jason Merlo  Editor  Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Stacey Loggins  Historian  Federal Law Enforcement, Dallas, Texas
 Mark Hatcher Chaplain Federal Law Enforcement, Dallas, Texas

2022-2023 TDIAI Board of Directors

 Jack Flanders     Chairman (2023)  Texas Department of Public Safety , Lubbock, Texas
  Neil Carnes  Member (2023)  Plano Police Department, Plano, TX
 David Hyde Member  (2023) Department of Homeland Security, McLean, Virginia
 Kelly Deal   Member (2024)  Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Chiquta Ruffin  Member (2024)  Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Ashley Durham  Member (2025)  Texas Department of Public Safety, Lubbock, Texas
 Gina Riley  Member (2025)  Birdville Independent School District, Birdville, Texas
 Mark Wright  Member (2025) Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Conroe, Texas

2022-2023 TDIAI Standing Committees

In accordance with TDIAI bylaws, Standing Committees and Subcommittees are appointed by the President unless membership is otherwise directed in the TDIAI Constitution & By-laws (delineated with an asterisk (*) below).

Membership Committee
 Daniel Zientek, 2nd Vice President*          Chairperson   Humble Police Department, Humble, TX
 Freeah Samuelson  Member  Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Ashley Canon  Member  Plano Police Department, Plano, Texas
Committee on Credentials

 Celestina Rossi, President*            Member          Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Conroe, Texas
 Travis Kirkley, 1stVice President*             Member  Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston, Texas
 Rebecca Wendt, Secretary*  Member  Bryan Police Department, Bryan, Texas
Committee on Laws and Legislation
 Jonesta Nolan                                          Chairperson  ASPCA, Gainesville, Florida
 Clair Barnes  Member  University of North Texas Police Department
Finance Committee
 Daniel Zientek, 2nd Vice President*           Chairperson  Humble Police Department, Humble, TX
 Elizabeth Molina  Member  Dallas Police Department
 Freeah Samuelson  Member  Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Emilly Grimshaw  Member  Plano Police Department
Editorial Review Committee
  Jason Merlo                                                     Editor  Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Laurissa Pilkington  Member   Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas
 Maddisen Neuman    Member   Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas
 Casie Parish-Fisher   Member   St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas
Pete Salicco Audio/Visual Committee
 Mark Hatcher                                                      Co-Chair  Federal Law Enforcement, Dallas, Texas
 Christine Ramirez  Co-Chair  Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, College Station, Texas
 Mike Fulton  Member  Brazoria Co. Constable's Office, Pct.2, Brazoria Co. Texas
 Daniel Zientek  Member  Humble Police Department, Humble, TX


Certification Committees*

Crime Scene Certification Committee 
 Christy Kermes                                                    Chairperson (2023)  Richardson Police Department, Richardson, Texas
 Ashley Canon  Member (2024)  Plano Police Department, Plano, Texas
 Lee Clancy                                                    Member (2025)

 Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, Fort Worth, Texas

 Rick Anderson  Member (2025)  Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (Retired, Conroe, TX

Latent Print Certification Committee

 Ashleigh Berg                                               Chairperson (2023)  Denton County Sheriff's Office, Denton, Texas
 Jodeph Culp       Member (2024)  Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston, Texas
 Stacey Loggins  Member (2025)  Federal Law Enforcement, Dallas, Texas

Resolutions Committee
 Travis Kirkley, 1st Vice President*       Chairperson   Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston, Texas
 Joe Maberry  Member  Federal Law Enforcement, Dallas, Texas
 Neil Carnes  Member  Plano Police Department, Plano, Texas

Education Committee*

 Kelly Deal                                                                    Chairperson (2024)  Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Christine Ramirez  Member (2023)  Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, College Station, Texas
 Tameka Robinson  Member (2023)  Frisco Police Department, Frisco, Texas
 Deion Christophe                                  Member (2024)  Plano Police Department, Plano, Texas
 Ashley Rosiles  Member (2025)  El Paso County Sheriff's Office, El Paso, Texas
 Thea Navarro Member (2025) El Paso County Sheriff's Office, El Paso, Texas


Program Committee
 Travis Kirkley                                                     Chairperson  Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston, Texas
 Kelly Deal MemberTexas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Gina Riley  Member  Birdville Independent School District
 Ashley Zachry  Member  Cedar Hill Police Department, Cedar Hill, TX
 Dr. Casie Parish-Fisher  Member  St. Edward's University, TX
 Chiquta Ruffin  Member  Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Jennifer McCampbell  Member  Dallas Police Department, Dallas, TX
 Ava Fallon  Member  Texas Department of Public Safety
 Kaitlin Dilliard  Member  Frisco Police Department, Frisco, Texas
 Selina Russell  Member  Denton Police Department, Denton, Texas
Conference Site Committee
 Brittney Webb                                    Chair  Frisco Police Department, Frisco, Texas
 Kelly Deal  Co-Chair  Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas
 Amanda Page    Member  Grand Prairie Police Department, Grand Prairie, Texas 
 Amy Milstead            Member  Garland Police Department, Garland, Texas 
 Vonda Young  Member  Cedar Park Police Department, Cedar Park, Texas
 Scott Swick  Member  Texas Rangers, Amarillo, Texas
 Kristi Young  Member  Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas

Memorial Scholarship Committee
The Memorial Scholarship Committee shall consist of the three most recent Past-Presidents in attendance at the annual training conference. The immediate Past-President in attendance shall serve as Chairperson. -TDIAI By-laws Section 6.14

2022-2023 TDIAI Special Committees

In accordance with TDIAI bylaws, Special Committees and Subcommittees can be appointed by the President, the President-elect and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors. All Special Committees and Subcommittees shall be automatically dissolved at the end of the term of office or term of appointment, of the individual who created them unless they are dissolved sooner. -TDIAI By-laws Sections 6.02 and 6.03

Vendor Advisory Committee
 Ashleigh Berg                                        Chair  Denton County Sheriff's Office, Denton, Texas
 Dimitry Payavla  Member  Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston, Texas
 David Taylor  Member  Denton County Sheriff's Office, Denton, Texas
 Michal Temple Member Foray 

Spiritual  Outreach Committee

 Mark Hatcher  Chairperson  Federal Law Enforcement, Dallas, Texas
 Mark Wright  Member  Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
 Elias Rivera Member Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston, Texas
 Rebecca Kerr Member Mansfield Police Department, Mansfield, Texas
 Jonesta Nolen  Member  ASPCA, Gainesville, Florida 

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