National Officers

 

Nate Catura - National President

Nate Catura - National President

Mr. Catura has been active member of FLEOA for 20 years. He was appointed to FLEOA's Executive Board in 2005 as the Director of Administration and, in 2006, became the acting Vice President of Operations. In the 2008, Mr. Catura was elected as the Executive Vice President for a three year term. He was re-elected in 2011 and served a four year term. In October 2015, Mr. Catura was elected FLEOA'S National President. 


In addition to serving as FLEOA's National President, Mr. Catura also serves as an executive board member of the FLEOA Foundation and the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Advisory Board. Mr. Catura also served as a Charter Member and Director for the Spirit of Blue. 

Mr. Catura has been a special agent with the United States government for over 25 years. During his distinguished career, Mr. Catura has received several meritorious awards for investigative excellence. Mr. Catura also serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the Inspector General Academy in Glynco, GA.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

 

 


 

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Lazaro "Larry” Cosme – National Executive Vice President

 

Larry Cosme began his Federal Law Enforcement career in 1992 with the former INS. He is currently employed by ICE as a Senior Special Agent in the Office of the Special Agent in Charge for D.C. (SAC/DC) at RAC/Harrisonburg, Virginia. His areas of responsibilities covers Washington D.C. and the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2005, Mr. Cosme was elected to serve as FLEOA's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency President. He was serving his second term as ICE Agency President when he was elected as FLEOA's National Vice President of Operations.Mr. Cosme has also served Law Enforcement Officers in different capacities, as President and Executive Vice President of local 2149 with the American Federation of Government Employees, National INS Council. During his tenure in these positions, he negotiated agreements that ranged from Contracts, Memorandums of Understanding, Alternate Work Schedules, and Disciplinary Disputes between labor and management.

Mr. Cosme possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a Law Enforcement concentration from New Jersey City University. Mr. Cosme also attended training in Management and Labor relations at Rutgers University, sponsored by the American Federation of Government Employees, received training from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in dispute resolution, and has completed training provided by Arbitrators from the American Arbitration Association sponsored by AFGE.

 


 

Enid Febus National Secretary

Enid Febus - National Secretary

 

Enid Febus is an active member of FLEOA since 1997. She served on the Board of Chapter 1 (New York City) as Sgt at Arms, Vice President and Executive Vice President. During her tenure Ms Febus assisted in the coordination of the Everett Hatcher Ecumenical Memorial Service and the Awards Dinner Cruise among other events. She coordinated multiple Missing and Exploited Children Day events that were simultaneously held throughout the New York City public a schools.

In addition to serving as FLEOA's National Secretary, Ms Febus serves on the editorial board of The Eighteen Eleven and The FLEOA Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Ms. Febus has been in federal law enforcement for the past 28 years. She is currently employed by the U.S. Probation Department for the Southern District of New York as the training supervisor of all newly appointed US Probation Officers. She is a member of the Probation Department's Special Operations Tactical Team which is responsible for executing searches and High Intensity Field Operations.

Ms Febus graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

 


 

Madeline Gorra National Treasurer

Madeline Gorra – National Treasurer

 

Madeline Gorra has been an active member of FLEOA since 2000, when she began her career in Federal law enforcement. Ms. Gorra is a Special Agent with IRS-CI, assigned to the New York Field Office. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

 

Since 2008, she has served as a Chapter 1 officer. She has held the positions of Secretary, Vice President and Executive Vice President.In 2015, she joined the National Board as Treasurer.

 

 


 

Francis Neeley Vice President, Agency Affairs

Francis Neely – Vice President, Agency Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dominick Stokes Vice President, Legislative Affairs

Dominick Stokes – Vice President, Legislative Affairs

Mr. Stokes has served as a Special Agent with the United States government and an active member of FLEOA for 12 years. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Stokes served as the FLEOA Chapter 20 President in Chicago, IL. In 2012, Mr. Stokes was appointed Assistant Chapters Director. In 2015, Mr. Stokes was elected FLEOA Vice President Legislative Affairs. In addition to FLEOA, Mr. Stokes is also a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the National Technical Investigators Association (NATIA). Mr. Stokes has received several meritorious awards for investigative excellence including the coveted William R. Barton Award for outstanding professionalism and integrity in Glynco, GA in 2006. Prior to his law enforcement career, Mr. Stokes was selected to the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program in Washington, DC and served as an Executive Assistant to a Presidential Appointee for two years. Before his selection, Mr. Stokes served in Annapolis, MD in the University of Maryland, Office of External and Government Affairs, advocating for legislation affecting the University System of Maryland, University of Maryland Hospitals and Shock Trauma. Mr. Stokes holds a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Morgan State University.

 


 

Bill Hampstead Membership Benefits

Bill Hampstead – Vice President, Membership Benefits

Bill Hampstead began his law enforcement career in 2002. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University, a Master's Degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University and is a licensed psychologist in Michigan.

He has been a FLEOA member since 2008 and has served as Chapter 21 (Michigan) President since. In October 2012, he was appointed to his current position on the national board.

 

 


 

Mark Heinbach, Chapters Director

Mark Heinbach – Chapters Director

 

Mr. Heinbach has been an active member of FLEOA since 1992. In 2015, he was elected as National Chapters Director for a four year term.

I addition to serving as National Chapters Director, Mr. Heinbach has been selected to and served as a member of FLEOA’s Legal Committee and as Chairman of the Inspector General Committee. He was a FLEOA Agency President for over 15 years and a Chapter President for over 17 years.

Mr. Heinbach’s proudest FLEOA moment was coordinating the donation and delivery of over 500 pairs of boots for those law enforcement officers that were affected by the Katrina and Rita hurricanes.

Mr. Heinbach began his career in federal law enforcement for the United States government as a Special Agent in 1991. In the course of his 24 year career, he has been named an expert in both narcotics and white collar criminal investigations. He has traveled throughout the nation instructing Special Agents in investigative techniques. He also has served as a defensive tactics instructor, firearms instructor and is a certified tactical instructor. He also continues to train LEOs in the use impact weapons, less than lethal systems, and simulated training. He has his Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY and Associates of Arts Criminal Justice degree from Union County College, NJ.

 

 


 

Pat O'Carroll Executive Director

Pat O'Carroll - Executive Director

 

Patrick Pearse O'Carroll, FLEOA'S Executive Director, has more than 44 years of federal law enforcement experience and has been a FLEOA member since 1980. Pat brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and wisdom to our organization. Pat recently retired as the Presidentially Appointed and Senate confirmed Inspector General for the Social Security Administration; a position he held from November 2004 through May 2016. Prior to his appointment as the IG, he was the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations with SSA/OIG. Pat began his law enforcement career with the United States Secret Service in 1972 and held various positions before retiring in 1996 as Inspector, in the Office of Inspections. Pat received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Saint Mary’s College and a Master of Forensic Science degree from The George Washington University.

 


 

Rasheed Tahir Recruitment Director

Rasheed Tahir - Recruitment Director

 

Rasheed Tahir is currently a Senior U.S. Probation Officer in the District of Maryland working with violent and major drug cases out of the Greenbelt, Maryland office.Prior to his current position, he served as a probation officer in Washington, D.C. for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (a small federal agency that handles probation and parole for D.C. Superior Court cases) from 2001 to 2005. While there he was involved with the training of new officer in defensive tactics, violation report writing and courtroom testifying. He has been an active member of DC Chapter 9 since joining FLEOA in 2002. He served as a Chapter Vice President from 2004 - 2006 and Chapter President from 2006 to present.

 


 

William Beller Director of Administration

William Beller - Director of Administration

 

Mr. Beller began his career in law enforcement in 1987 with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (Florida), after serving three years (active duty) in the United States Army (Infantry). Mr. Beller was employed as a Federal Air Marshal in March of 2002 after the heinous terrorist acts of September 11, 2001. He is currently assigned as a Senior Federal Air Marshal and has held various ground based positions such as; FAM Liaison – Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport (FLL, Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) Team Member, and Acting Supervisory Federal Air Marshal.

Mr. Beller has been a member of FLEOA since 2003 and has served as the Chapter 14 Sergeant at Arms. In February 2006 Mr. Beller completed his undergraduate degree (BA) in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute & University. Mr. Beller also holds a graduate degree (MS) in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

 


 

Frank Terreri National Director of Labor Relations

Frank Terreri - Director of Labor Relations

Mr. Terreri began his career in law enforcement in 1990, after serving four years in the US Army (Infantry), and has served in the federal capacity as a Border Patrol Agent and Federal Air Marshal. He is currently a Supervisory Federal Air Marshal serving as the Assistant Federal Security Director – Law Enforcement for Oakland Airport. He is a certified firearms and defensive measures instructor and has served as the Training Officer responsible for the Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco Federal Air Marshal Offices.

Mr. Terreri has served as the FLEOA Federal Air Marshal President since 2003 and the FLEOA National Director of Labor Relations since 2008. He has also served as the head of the largest Federal law enforcement union (at the time) as President of Local 1613 National Border Patrol Council. He has represented dozens of members during Arbitration hearings and has negotiated contracts and policies at the National Level. He has his undergraduate degree in Labor Relations – Union Leadership and Administration from the National Labor College.

 


 

Tat S. Shum – Director of Outreach and Cultural Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Terry L. Hunt Jr. Legislative Chief of Staff

Terry L. Hunt Jr. - Legislative Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the National President

 

Terry Hunt has been a member of FLEOA for over ten years and is now serving as the Legislative Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the National President. Terry is a public relations professional with almost two decades of experience in public safety, congressional affairs and law enforcement. In 2002, Terry founded the Law Enforcement Assistance Connection, Inc. (LEAC), a non-profit organization formed to support local, regional and national law enforcement communications.

Throughout his career, Terry has served as a consultant with the White House Drug Policy Office and for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program at the Office of the National Drug Control and Policy, assisted the fundraising efforts for many prominent law enforcement organizations throughout the United States, and has been involved in several major legislative initiatives. These initiatives include the Right to Carry, Homeland Security and Public Safety Act, Assault Ban Legislation, Gun Show Loop-Hole Legislation, and "Better Vests for COPS bill.”

Terry holds a BS Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses in Law and Business. Additionally, he has membership to IACP as well as the FBI NA.

 


 

Stan Schwartz

Stan Schwartz - Retirement Director

Stan Schwartz has been a member of FLEOA since 1986 and has served as Treasurer and President of Chapter 25, Central District of California. During 2007, with the support of FLEOA's National Executive Committee, he began to plan and subsequently implement a retirement program for FLEOA. From 2008 to 2011 Stan served as FLEOA's first Retirement Director. During the FLEOA national conference in November, 2011 the Retirement Director position was elevated to the newly created position of National Retirement Director. Retired members are now directly represented on the FLEOA National Executive Committee in the same manner as all regular members. In addition Stan serves on the FLEOA Legal Committee.

Stan has a BA in Political Science from Wayne State University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration Criminal Justice from the University of Southern California.

Stan's law enforcement career consists of 22 years as a United States Probation and Parole Officer, Central District of California serving in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Since retiring, Stan serves as a member of the Board of Directors of INTELLENET (International Intelligence Network) an organization consisting primarily of retired Federal agents that are involved in conducting security and private investigations in the United States and in many foreign countries. In addition Stan has been appointed by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors as a member of the Santa Barbara County Fire Board of Appeals.

 


 

Chris Schoppmeyer

Chris Schoppmeyer - Development and Program VP

Chris Schoppmeyer has been in federal law enforcement for over 28 years, first as a Wildlife Inspector and Refuge Law Enforcement Officer for the US Fish & Wildlife Service and for the past 21 years as a NOAA Fisheries Service Special Agent stationed in New Castle, NH. Chris has been a FLEOA member since 1990. From 2001 to 2007 he served as the Agency President for the NOAA Fisheries Service, Office for Law Enforcement. In 2003 Chris formed NH Chapter 67 and has served as Chapter President since then.

Chris's entire career has been dedicated to conservation law enforcement. He holds two degrees from Unity College, Maine in Conservation Law Enforcement and Daniel Webster College in NH for Organizational Management. During his career as a fisheries agent, Chris served a 10 month assignment as a Staff Assistant to a NH congressman, focusing on environmental issues. Chris has received numerous awards including the Chevron Conservation Award in the Citizen Volunteer category.


 

Jon Adler - Immediate Past President

Jon Adler - Immediate Past President

Mr. Adler has been an active member in FLEOA since 1994. He was elected to FLEOA'S Executive Board in 2003 as National Secretary, and has since served on the Board as First Vice President and as Executive Vice President. In November 2008, Mr. Adler was elected as FLEOA'S National President for a three year term. He was subsequently re-elected to a four year term, until September 2015. One of his biggest accomplishments with FLEOA was drafting the proposal for the Congressional Badge of Bravery Act that was ultimately signed into law by President Bush on July 31st, 2008 (P.L. 110-298).

In addition to serving as FLEOA'S National President, Mr. Adler also serves as:
     *Chair of the Congressional Badge of Bravery Federal Review Board
     *Executive board member of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
     *Executive board member of the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Advisory Board
     *Executive board member of the FLEOA Foundation
     *Executive council member of the International Council of Police Representative Associations

Mr. Adler is also a proud member of Beta Gamma Sigma (National Business Honor Society), Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education), and a charter member of ILEETA (the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association)

Mr. Adler began his career in federal law enforcement in 1991, and has served as a Criminal Investigator since 1994. In the course of his career, Mr. Adler was proud to serve as a First Responder at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2001. He is also a certified tactical instructor and continues to train active law enforcement officers in defensive tactics, firearms, impact weapons and less-lethal defense systems, and physical fitness. He has his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, and his Masters degree in Human Resource Administration and Training, with an emphasis in law enforcement.