Speakers

Michelle Peace

Michelle Peace

Associate Professor
Speaker Bio

Dr. Peace received her B.A. in Chemistry from Wittenberg University, a Master of Forensic Science from George Washington University, and her Ph.D. from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  The focus of her doctoral work was to study entomological evidence as an alternative matrix for toxicological analyses.  

            Dr. Peace is currently an Associate Professor for the Department of Forensic Science at VCU (FEPAC-accredited).  She is one of the founding faculty for the Department, and has served as Associate Chair for more than 4 years.  She also served as the Interim Chair for 4 years, expanding the faculty, physical space, and research initiatives in the Department.  Dr. Peace has served as a manager in a private HHS-NLCP forensic drug testing laboratory and has worked as a scientist for Procter & Gamble, where she holds 3 patents.

            Dr. Peace is currently the PI for an NIJ grant studying the efficacy of electronic cigarettes, particularly as they pertain to substance use and abuse, and has served as the PI for a sub-grant from NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence at RTI, in which she managed a complex evaluation of crime scene scanners, collaborating with 4 law enforcement agencies. 

            Dr. Peace served on the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology (SWGTOX) for 4 years to help develop standards in the practice of forensic toxicology.  She is currently the President of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), and is a member of the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.  She is also a member of the National Safety Council’s Alcohol, Drugs, and Impaired Driving Division.

            Dr. Peace has conducted continuing education workshops for professionals internationally and is a faculty member for Virginia’s Forensic Science Academy which is a codified program to train law enforcement regarding the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence from a crime scene.  She has also developed workshops for primary and secondary education and a community engagement enterprise to address STEM education in middle schools. 

             

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Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Speaker Bio
  • Ken Jenkins has served as the Training Manager for Ada County Juvenile Court Services in Boise, Idaho for the last six years.  In his thirty-two-year adult education career, Ken has served as a military, law enforcement, and juvenile justice trainer, training coordinator, and training manager. He possesses a longtime interest in generational characteristics and the communication challenges faced by Baby Boomers, Gen Xer’s, Millennials, and Generation Z.  Years of research, practical experience in the classroom, mentoring/coaching, and focused communication training laid the foundation for his "Why Don’t You Act My Age?” course.  He has delivered this informative session to juvenile justice, law enforcement, private industry, educational, and non-profit organizations. Ken is a strong supporter of the efforts to prohibit alcohol and drug use by underage Idahoans, and he believes passionately that generation-crossing communication and collaboration can help build bridges between the years.  Education: B.A., Montana State University; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; and many years of applicable US Army, law enforcement, and juvenile justice training
  • Target audience: all law enforcement, legal professional, social work, juvenile justice, educational, and other professionals that must communicate with a variety of generations during the workday 

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Jermaine Galloway

Jermaine Galloway

Director / Owner
Speaker Bio

Officer Jermaine Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, a four time national award winner, and an international award winner.  Galloway is a national expert in alcohol and drug trends and is a resource for those involved with prevention, education and enforcement.  Officer Galloway began his Idaho law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 20 years’ experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention.  Officer Galloway currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research and substance abuse identification in large and rural communities across the country.

Officer Galloway currently provides nationwide training to coalition members, law enforcement, educators, youth, counselors, probation, treatment, health professionals, judges, university officials, and community members.  Over the last three years, Officer Galloway has trained more than 120,000 people nationally and internationally.  Once in a specific community, Officer Galloway frequently conducts a community scan – working his way through several of the local alcohol & drug promotion retail locations.  He also interviews hundreds of individuals at various festivals, events and retail locations.  Galloway trains on several different alcohol and drug topics, including: drug trends, alcohol and energy drinks, underage drinking, e-cigarettes & vaping, synthetic drugs, marijuana concentrates / dabbing, marijuana extraction labs, EDM events, inhalants, party patrols, fake ID’s, party drugs, over-the-counter drugs, cough medicines, herbal drugs, designer drugs, physical signs and symptoms, the influence of drug legalization, marijuana edibles, stash compartments, drug concealment methods, alcohol and drug clothing, logos, and identifiers.  

Officer Galloway created his own alcohol and substance abuse prevention and identification program called the “You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know” program.  Officer Galloway provides (and purchased) over 150 visual aids for attendees to view, hold and become familiar with throughout each presentation. 

Along with creating and starting two non-profit organizations, Officer Galloway was a past Vice President of an alcohol and drug free prevention coalition in Idaho and sits on the Idaho statewide impaired driving prevention and enforcement task force.  Officer Galloway is a past board member of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA).

Officer Galloway has had articles published (in-print and online) in American Police Beat Magazine, Campus Safety Magazine and many local newspapers during on-site presentations.  In addition to other media stories, webinars and interviews, in 2011, Officer Galloway was highlighted in a national video, produced by Human Relations Media, about the harms of “Spice - the Synthetic Marijuana.” 

In 2007, Officer Galloway created the Northwest Alcohol & Substance Abuse Conference.  This bi-annual, nationally recognized substance abuse prevention conference has quickly grown, drawing attendees from over 35 different states and multiple countries. 

National and International Awards & Certifications:

In 2009, Officer Galloway received the national underage drinking law enforcement officer of the year award from the OJJDP (Officer of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) for his efforts and strategies in underage drinking education and enforcement. 

In 2010, Officer Galloway received the national “Mickey Sadoff” underage drinking prevention award from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for his efforts in education and enforcement. 

In 2015, Officer Galloway received the national and international award from AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators) for his efforts in Fake ID identification, education and enforcement.

In 2015, “The 10-10 Zone” program (and Boise City Ordinance) that Officer Galloway helped to create, won a national award from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA).

In 2015, Officer Galloway’s program, "You Can't Stop What You Don't Know", was highlighted in the recently released book "Clearing the Haze" Helping Families Face Teen Addiction, by Dr. Christian Thurstone and Christine Tatum.

In 2017, Officer Galloway received the Enrique S. Camarena Award from the National Elks Drug Awareness Program. This is a great honor as this award was created in honor of Enrique Camarena - a DEA agent who lost his life while enforcing drug laws. (The national Red Ribbon drug awareness week in October was created in honor of Agent Camarena.) 

Officer Galloway is also an Idaho POST certified instructor and holds a BA from the University of San Francisco. 

As an officer at the Boise Police Department, Officer Galloway traveled and worked as a team liaison / security for the Boise State University Football team. This position took him to multiple bowl games, including standing on the sidelines for the historic 2007 Fiesta bowl win against Oklahoma. 

As a national figure in alcohol related education and programs, Officer Galloway helped to create Boise city ordinances, including: a fake ID ordinance, an underage drinking social host ordinance, and a fake ID collection program.  Officer Galloway coordinated over 250 enforcement patrols and hundreds of local trainings.  Officer Galloway’s enforcement programs and patrols resulted in several thousand alcohol and drug related citations, including underage drinking and providing alcohol to a minor.  Due to the successful coordination and execution of Officer Galloway’s education and enforcement patrols, there was a multi-year decrease of underage alcohol related violations throughout the city of Boise.

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Ken Finn

Ken Finn

Doctor and Author
Speaker Bio

Kenneth Finn, MD has been practicing Pain Medicine in Colorado Springs since 1994.  He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Pain Management.  He is President-Elect (2020) to the American Board of Pain Medicine. He served on the Colorado Governor’s Task Force on Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use, Consumer Safety and Social Issues Work Group and serve 4 years on Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council.  He has testified to the Canadian Senate on their marijuana bill and speaks internationally on the health impacts of marijuana.  He is editor of Cannabis in Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach.

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Cody Orchard

Cody Orchard

Health Education Specialist
Speaker Bio

Mr. Orchard is a Health Education Specialist Sr. with the South Central Public Health District in Twin Falls, Idaho. He has a Bachelor's degree in Health Education from Boise State University. Currently, he focuses on tobacco prevention, smoking cessation, and suicide prevention. Three years ago Mr. Orchard received a grant from the South Central Public Health District Board of Health to create a vaping presentation. Since then he has been researching and teaching vaping education to parents, teachers, and students at local high schools in Southern Idaho. Last year Mr. Orchard created a vaping booklet called “Cloud Chasing: A Closer Look at the E-cigarette Epidemic”, which he hopes to distribute throughout the state of Idaho.

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Michele Gay

Michele Gay

Co-Founder and Educator
Speaker Bio

Mother, educator, and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, Michele Gay chose to take action after losing her daughter Josephine Grace on December 14, 2012 in the Sandy Hook School tragedy. Since that time, Michele has channeled her love of Josephine through her work as an advocate for improving safety and security in schools and communities across our country.

With a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Towson State University, Michele earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College. Prior to the Sandy Hook tragedy, she taught at the elementary level in the Maryland and Virginia public schools.

Now a nationally and internationally recognized public speaker and school safety advocate, Michele reaches diverse audiences with her powerful message of hope as she continues her mission to keep every child safe and sound. Michele works diligently to unite stakeholders of all disciplines and perspectives to take a comprehensive, sustainable and proactive approach to prepare, prevent, respond and recover from tragedy.

As an educator, mother, and survivor of tragedy herself, Michele is uniquely positioned to help others. She has dedicated her life to honoring Josephine’s memory by ensuring that every school, every child, and every community is truly safe and sound.

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Karen Williams

Karen Williams

Educator
Speaker Bio

Karen Williams, M.S.S.W. is not a scientist or a researcher, but she is an educator known for her ability to explain the latest neuroscience in ways that are fun, easy to learn, and easy to apply to real life.  She has over 35 years of experience in youth development, applying the latest neuroscience to the fields of mental health, education, juvenile justice, child protective services, substance abuse prevention, and highway traffic safety.  She is a fulltime consultant and trainer in private practice, working with organizations across the nation.  (NOTE:  MSSW = Master of Science in Social Work)

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Brandalyn Crapo

Brandalyn Crapo

Trooper
Speaker Bio

Brandalyn was born and raised in St. Anthony, Idaho. She moved to Boise in 2009 to attend Boise State University. She was a correctional officer at the South Boise Women’s Prison for 2 years prior to being hired by the Idaho State Police in 2014. Brandalyn began her career in District 3, Boise area. Brandalyn was on the Idaho State Police DUI Team from 2016-2018, focusing on removing impaired drivers from the road. She then switched her focus after she completed a temporary assignment with the Domestic Highway Enforcement/Criminal Interdiction Team. She became full time on the team in 2018. Brandalyn has seized nearly 400 pounds of dope since she began full time interdiction. She is a certified Drug Recognition Expert, a certified Law Enforcement Phlebotomist, a Field Training Officer, a Technical Collision Investigator, and is a member of the Idaho State Police Honor Guard. She has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management with a concentration of Criminal Justice.

•       Idaho State Police Trooper since 2014

•       Started in District 3 (Boise Area)

•       DUI Team

•       Worked criminal interdiction since 2018

•       Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) team

•       Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)

•       Law Enforcement Phlebotomist

•       Field Training Officer

•       Technical Collision Investigator

•       Idaho State Police Honor Guard

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Curt Sproat

Curt Sproat

Sergeant
Speaker Bio

-Born & raised in Boise, Idaho
-Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)
-Idaho State Police Trooper since 2013
-8 years of Criminal Interdiction experience
-Primary investigator on over 400 Drug Cases
-Recipient of The Beyond the Traffic Stop award through ITD
-Supervises ISP’s Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) team & DUI Strike Team

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Christopher Cottrell

Christopher Cottrell

Sergeant
Speaker Bio
  • Idaho State Police Trooper since 2005
  • 16 years Highway Interdiction Experience 
  • Drug Detection K9 Handler for over 7 years
  • Primary Investigator on over 770 Drug Cases
  • 1st Officer in the Country to Seize THCA drug
  • Expert witness for Drugs and Criminal Apprehension in court
  • Supervises ISP Canine Program

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