2015 Annual Report
Nate Catura -
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
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 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
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 –
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 Neely – Vice President,
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 – 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
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
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.
- 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.
- 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 - 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 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 - Retirement
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 - 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
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.