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Dr. Kimberly Miller is a police psychologist and a sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 15 years. She is a strength-based facilitator of individual and organizational change and is known for her relationship-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. She uses workshops, coaching and organizational interventions to improve not only the individual line-level employee skills but also work to improve supervision, management, and the entire organization.
Dr. Miller’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University, a Master’s degree in clinicalpsychology from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Colorado State University. In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Miller has significant experience in leadership and mentoring with over 25 years of serving in supervisory and leadership roles.
Officer Ann Marie Carrizales / Meadows Place Police Department
The Early Years
Officer Ann Marie Carrizales was born in San Clemente, California. Upon graduation, Carrizales enlisted in the United States Marine Corps with a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) in the Military Police field. She was assigned to various billets within that unit such as the Patrol, Vehicle Registration, and the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Juvenile/Gang Enforcement Team (J.E.T.).
In 1997, Officer Carrizales made Marine Corps history when she became the FIRST woman to represent the Marine Corps in the sport of amateur boxing. In 1999, Carrizales became the U.S. Women’s National Champion in her weight division and was ranked #1 in the country. She would once again become a part of history by being selected to compete on the first Women’s U.S. International Boxing Team representing the United States in Turku, Finland. While there, she earned one of two silver medals for the U.S. and a #2 world ranking. In November 2000, she won her professional boxing debut before placing her career on hold to move back to Texas. She continued to serve her community as a Police Dispatcher with various police agencies before earning her Texas Peace Officer License and re-entering her law enforcement career.
Back to Her Calling
In August of 2010, Officer Carrizales began employment with the Stafford (TX) Police Department. She played a vital role within her department serving as a Field Training Officer, R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Instructor and Police Instructor. Officer Carrizales also served on the East Fort Bend County Regional SWAT Team as a Crisis Negotiator. She was voted Officer of The Year by her peers for two years in a row, an unprecedented achievement within the department. On October 26, 2013, Officer Carrizales initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by three members of a violent gang with ties to the Mexican Mafia known as MS-13. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, the front seat passenger opened fire, shooting her in the face and chest prior to fleeing. She immediately returned fire and while bleeding and in severe pain, got back into her patrol vehicle beginning pursuit of the suspects. With the help of various police agencies and Houston Crime Stoppers, all three suspects were captured. Officer Carrizales was recognized by Texas Congressman Pete Olson who gave an honorary speech about her incident before the U.S. House of Representatives. She accompanied Congressman Olson to the 2014 State of The Union Address in Washington, DC as his distinguished guest. She has received proclamations and honors from various political figures such as Texas Congressman Al Green, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, State Representative Ron Reynolds, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (L.U.L.A.C.).
Officer Carrizales ended her employment with the Stafford Police Department in 2015 and is currently employed by the Meadows Place Police Department. She is an instructor for Calibre Press teaching various courses offered in their Street Survival Seminar Series. Additionally, Carrizales travels nationally/internationally speaking candidly about her journey of physical and emotional survival in the hopes of bringing awareness to “The Fight After the Fight”.
Officer Carrizales resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and two children who continue to be the source of her NEVER QUIT mindset.
Detective Lieutenant Carla B. Pivero / Massachusetts State Police
Detective Lieutenant Carla Pivero is in her 28th year of public service, including 25 years with the Massachusetts State Police. Upon graduation from the State Police Academy she spent nine years assigned to patrol in the Division of Field Services and then assigned as a detective in the Division of Investigative Services at the Attorney General’s Office. Her investigative career has focused on conducting large scale investigations involving fraud, corruption, and financial and computer crimes. Since 2017 she has served as the Unit Commander at the State Office of Investigations.
Detective Lieutenant Pivero has also been assigned to Investigative Operations at Logan International Airport, to the Internal Affairs Section and the Division of Standards and Training.
During her time serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff, the Superintendent tasked her to spearhead the organization of the first ever New England State Police Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Conference. The success of her efforts is evident in the success of the conference that has evolved into an annual event that draws law enforcement professionals from all six (6) New England states, any beyond.
Detective Lieutenant Pivero holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University, a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, and in 2018 graduated from the FBI National Academy Class Session #267.
Most importantly, Detective Lieutenant Pivero is a proud mother of two teenagers.
Lieutenant Laurie Ludovici / Rhode Island State Police
Lieutenant Laurie Ludovici’s priorities are multi-faceted; she is a proud mother of two who has devoted her entire career to public service. She is currently in her twenty-first year in law enforcement as a sworn member of the Rhode Island State Police.
She currently serves as the Officer-in-Charge of the Planning, Research and Accreditation Unit. She also serves as the Division Accreditation Manager where she coordinates the preparation, revision and editing of all policies, procedures, directives, and practices to satisfy National and State law enforcement accreditation standards. Laurie is also a tireless advocate for child and occupant motor vehicle safety. In January 2015, she was selected to a three-year appointment as the sole public safety, law enforcement representative to the National Child Passenger Safety Board.
In 2006, after 20 years of service, Lt. Ludovici retired from the Rhode Island Army National Guard holding the rank of Major. She has prior enlisted service as an airborne qualified Soldier, and obtained her commission through federal OCS at Fort Benning, GA. As a qualified Army Aviator, she served many roles in her career in the National Guard from platoon leader to Battalion Operations Officer. During 2005 Laurie deployed as the Personnel Officer to Balad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III.
Laurie holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Roger Williams University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class #269.
Chief of Police Deanna Cantrell / San Luis Obispo Police Department
Deanna started with the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Police Department as the Chief of Police in January 2016. Prior to this appointment, she was with the Mesa, Arizona Police Department for 21 years with her last assignment as the Assistant Chief of the Administrative Services Bureau where she oversaw Fiscal, Supply, Fleet, Police Information Technology, Communications, Records and the Forensics Lab. Deanna served as the Deputy Chief of Special Operations, Patrol Commander, Internal Affairs Lieutenant and Sergeant, Gang and Patrol Lieutenant, and many other positions within the police department including time spent as a Motor officer in Traffic, and several Special Operations positions.
Deanna believes that the police exist to make lives better. Because of that belief, she developed a deep-rooted history of community engagement and participation while in Mesa, chairing the Diversity Team, and serving on the NAACP Legal Redress Committee, the Muslim Police Advisory Board and as the chair of the Human Rights Forum in Mesa. Deanna has continued that tradition in San Luis Obispo by starting the Police And Community Together (PACT) Board which recently received an award from the Anti-Defamation League for combatting hate. Deanna serves on numerous local boards and committees, including the Criminal Justice Administrators Association for SLO County, the YMCA, the Homeless Services Oversight Council and more. She also serves Internationally on the IACP Police Standards Ethics and Image committee and on the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) Changing the Narrative Committee. Deanna is serving as the CPCA region 12 representative, and serves on the Women Leaders in Law Enforcement planning committee. Deanna was also selected in 2018 as the 24th District, Congressional Woman of the year.
Deanna holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education and a Masters of Administration from Northern Arizona University. She is a graduate of Northwestern University Police Staff and Command and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Policing Organizations. Deanna is an adjunct faculty member for Northwestern University teaching policy, contemporary policing, executive image and internal conflict.