National Officers

 

Larry Cosme - National President

Lazaro "Larry” Cosme – National 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.

 


 

Mathew Silverman, National EVP

Mathew Silverman – National Executive Vice President

 

Mathew Silverman began his federal law enforcement career in 2001 with the United States Capitol Police and currently serves as a Senior Inspector with the United States Marshals Service (USMS). Mr. Silverman collaterally serves as Operations Commander for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Taskforce. Mr. Silverman is the Community Outreach Liaison for the District and partners with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation’s Badges for Baseball Program. This program brings law enforcement officers together with the community by mentoring underprivileged children. Mathew is the 2017 recipient of the United States Attorney General Community Outreach Award.

Mr. Silverman has held several elected positions with FLEOA including Vice President and President of Chapter 45 in Maryland. Additionally, Mr. Silverman currently functions as Agency President for the USMS and has been appointed by the FLEOA National Board to serve as the Executive Vice Chair of National Legislation.

In 2009, Mr. Silverman was elected to the Annapolis, Maryland, City Council. Serving on public safety and public housing committees, Mr. Silverman managed the city’s $94M annual budget and provided direct oversight of police, fire, EMS, and the Office of Emergency Management budget worth $16M.

Mathew is a current member of the National Sheriffs Association (NSA), Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Mr. Silverman earned his Master’s degree of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master Degree of Arts in Human Resources Management, Law Enforcement Studies. Mathew is a Graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), and the New Jersey Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy.

 


 

Janissett Santos, National Secretary

Janissett Santos – National Secretary

 

Janissett Santos has over nineteen years of Federal Law Enforcement experience. She started her Law Enforcement career in 2000 with the Bureau of Prisons Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City as a Senior Federal Officer. After 9/11 Ms. Santos joined the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) 2002. Ms. Santos is currently a Senior Federal Air Marshal. She has successfully held many positions within the FAM Service to include being involved with the CIRP (Critical Incident Response Program), FOFG (Field Office Focus Group), and the FAMs Miami Liaison Section. Ms. Santos recently completed a three-year ground base assignment as the Miami Field Office Operations Officer, where she was in charge of scheduling, creating grids, mission recovery efforts, and liaised as the point of contact between the field office and the domestic/international planners in Headquarters. Additionally, Ms. Santos has been assisted with recruiting and conducting new hire interviews for the FAM Service.

Ms. Santos is the FAM Miami Field Office FLEOA Representative. She has been an active member of FLEOA since 2015, serves as the local Chapter 14 (South Florida) Vice-President, and as the Activities Director, which has helped generate thousands of dollars to the FLEOA Foundation. Recently, she was honored with the FLEOA Federal Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award in 2018 for South Florida.

Ms. Santos has earned a Master’s Degree of Arts in Criminal Justice from American Military University in West Virginia, and Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in law and government from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Ms. Santos graduated with honors and she is also a member of The National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma.

 


 

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.

 

 


 

Bruce Butler, Vice President, Agency Affairs

Bruce B. Butler, Jr. – Vice President, Agency Affairs

 

Bruce Butler started his career as a federal law enforcement officer in 2004 after graduating from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to working for the federal government, Bruce worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the Capital Police Division. He also served as an intern in the 108th Session of the United States Congress.

Bruce has been a member of FLEOA for more than 10 years. During that time he served as the Puerto Rico Chapter President. While in Puerto Rico, Bruce was able to increase chapter membership and organize many outreach activities throughout the island.

Bruce is an Eagle Scout and also the recipient of the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2018 40 Under 40 Award. Bruce is also a graduate of the 254th session of the FBI National Academy.

 


 

Enid Febus Vice President, Operations

Enid Febus - Vice President, Operations

 

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 from February 2011 to October 2019, 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 31 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.

 


 

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.

 


 

William Hampstead Membership Benefits

William 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.

In 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.

 


 

Elizabeth McAleer – Awards Director

Elizabeth McAleer – Awards Director

Elizabeth McAleer has been an active member of FLEOA since 1996 when she became a special agent for the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security (DS). In 2002, Elizabeth became the DS Agency President for FLEOA and continues in that role today.

In 2003 she joined the Eighteen Eleven Editorial Board and in 2010 became Managing Director for the journal. Elizabeth serves as a Vice President for the FLEOA Foundation. Additionally, she serves on the FLEOA Foundation Scholastic Grant Committee.

Shortly after joining FLEOA, Elizabeth became a member of the Awards Committee. In this capacity she has reviewed thousands of award submissions throughout the years.

Elizabeth is a graduate of St. John’s University in NY. Upon graduation she became an Investigator for the City of New York Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel where she worked for seven years. Prior to joining DS, she was a U.S. Probation Officer for the Eastern District of New York.

Elizabeth served in Washington D.C. and Beirut, Lebanon for DS. She currently is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in DS New York Field Office.

 


 

William Beller Director of Administration

William Beller - Recruitment Director

 

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.

 


 

Nate Catura - Immediate Past President

Nate Catura - Immediate Past 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.

 


 

Michael Dillinger

Michael J. Dillinger - Development and Program VP

 

Mr. Dillinger has been an active member of FLEOA since 2002. In addition to serving as the VP of Development and Programs, Mr. Dillinger serves as the DOJ-OIG FLEOA agency President and as the Secretary for the FLEOA Chapter 9 Washington, DC. He also serves as a member of FLEOA’s Legal Committee. In addition to FLEOA, Mr. Dillinger is also a member and former President of the National Native American Law Enforcement Association (NNALEA) and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Mr. Dillinger began his federal law enforcement career in 1999 and is currently with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General serving as the Headquarters Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Enforcement Operations and Training. Mr. Dillinger holds several instructor certifications from FLETC and has been involved with special agent training since 2001. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

 


 

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.