Featured in the CPOA Member Lounge on the show floor, Content experts have volunteered their time to provide mentoring on career advancement, professional growth, and to offer solutions to real job challenges. Schedule your 15-minute session and come away with career changing ideas and inspiration.

Jimmy Baker


James Baker is the Director of Industry Outreach for California Polytechnic University’s (Cal Poly) California Cyber-security Institute (CCI). Baker leads the CCI’s outreach efforts in cyber-security training, innovation, and research to both public and private sector organizations.


Topics of Expertise
Promotional - Big/Small Agency Issues - Programmatic - POST & Training

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John Bakhit


John H. Bakhit is a Senior Associate with Mastagni Holstedt, APC and is the Managing Attorney of the firm’s Ontario Office. John specializes in labor and employment law representation and handles complex claims arising out of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act, the California Labor Code, and other statutes protecting the rights of employees. Prior to becoming an attorney, John was a police officer with the Oakland Police Department, working in Patrol and the Crime Prevention Unit.

Topics of Expertise
Wellness - Leadership - Programmatic - POST & Training - Legal Issues - Social Media Best Practices

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Dr. David Black


Dr. David Black is the CEO and Chief Psychologist of Cordico. He is a founding Board Member of the National Sheriffs’ Association Psychological Services Group, serves as the Chair of Technology and Social Media, is an Advisory Board Member for the National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies, and served on the IACP Model Policy Working Group for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings and Other Serious Incidents.

Topics of Expertise
Wellness - Leadership - Mentorship- Programmatic - Recruitment & Retention

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Danielle Borrelli


Danielle Borrelli is the Operations Coordinator at the California Cybersecurity Institute overseeing all events, training courses, and projects.Borrelli also serves on the San Luis Obispo (SLO) County’s District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Task Force as their Housing Subcommittee Chair.

Topics of Expertise
Wellness - Big/Small Agency Issues - Leadership - Programmatic - POST & Training

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Andy Borrello


Andrew Borrello is a retired Police Captain and served with the San Gabriel Police Department for over 27 years. Andy is a certified California POST Master Instructor and graduate of Command College. He has been presenting law enforcement training in multiple subjects for over twenty years and specializes in career development, career advancement/promotion, and the promotional oral interview.


Topics of Expertise
Promotional - Mentorship

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Marc Coopwood


Beverly Hills Police Assistant Chief Marc Coopwood, a 22-year law enforcement veteran, has managed a variety of assignments including patrol, narcotics, special operations, internal affairs and investigations. Mark is the Immediate Past President of the California Peace Officers' Association. Coopwood holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He has attended the FBI National Academy, POST Command College and the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police.


Topics of Expertise
Promotional - Wellness - Big/Small Agency Issues - Leadership - Mentorship

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John Day


John R. Day leads Facebook’s Global Security Emergency Services Team to advance emergency/crisis management response initiatives and develop public safety agency partnerships.

Topics of Expertise
Promotional - Leadership - Mentorship - Programmatic - Social Media Best Practices

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Randy Fenn


Fairfield Police Chief Randy Fenn, a 28-year veteran in law enforcement, has worked a myriad of assignments in patrol and traffic, and facilitated the creation of his department’s Homeless Intervention Team. Chief Fenn has his Bachelor’s degree in Human Relations; Master of Science in Criminal Justice; Executive Education, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.


Topics of Expertise
Promotional - Big/Small Agency Issues - Leadership

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Neil Gallucci


Carlsbad Police Chief Neil Gallucci, a 32-year law enforcement veteran, has experience with Emergency Management, Field Trainings, and Community Policing. Gallucci holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Sherman Block Leadership Institute, and the Law Enforcement Command College.


Topics of Expertise
Promotional - Leadership - Mentorship - Programmatic - Recruitment & Retention

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Jim Glennon


Jim Glennon is a nationally recognized instructor, speaker, author and training consultant who is widely known for his expertise in law enforcement leadership, officer safety, and tactical communication. For 30 years he served with the Lombard (IL) Police Department where he retired at the rank of Lieutenant.

Topics of Expertise
Wellness - Leadership - Mentorship - Recruitment & Retention

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Felicia Gomez


Felicia is the Vice President of Wellness Solutions and a Former Professional Athlete. Felicia earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition from the University of Guelph, Canada in 2000. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at the University and College level. She has published several articles in scientific journals related to training, nutrition and sports performance.

Topics of Expertise
Wellness

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David Honda


Watsonville Police Chief David Honda, a 29-year veteran in law enforcement, has worked a variety of assignments that included Patrol, Youth Services, Narcotics Enforcement, Violent Crimes Enforcement, Mobile Emergency and Response (SWAT), Robbery, Traffic Enforcement, and Internal Affairs. He promoted through the ranks overseeing various units and divisions from Patrol and Special Operations to Communications and Administration.


Topics of Expertise
Promotional - Big/Small Agency Issues - Leadership - Programmatic

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Mitch Javidi


Mitch is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on Leadership Development experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, and Technology. As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, Institute for Credible Leadership Development and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development.

Topics of Expertise
Promotion - Wellness - Leadership - Mentorship - Recruitment & Retention

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Karen Lozito


Karen Lozito has been a Senior Law Enforcement Consultant for the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) since 2007. During her 27-year career with the Honolulu Police Department, she commanded Narcotics/Vice, Criminal Investigation, and the Training Divisions; performed undercover narcotics work; investigated sex crimes; was a hostage negotiator; supervised the Family Violence Detail; and worked in various patrol districts. Karen holds an MS degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a BGS in Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the 183rd Session of the FBI National Academy.
Topics of Expertise
POST Guidelines and Training

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Josh Mantz


Josh Mantz, a former Major in the United States Army, is a professional speaker, best- selling author, and the CEO of Asymmetric Mind, LLC; a leadership training and consulting company. Stemming from a foundation at West Point, the nation’s premiere leadership institute.

Topics of Expertise
Officer Wellness - Leadership

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Marty Minnich


Martin Minnich is the Program Manager for the California Cybersecurity Institute. Prior to joining the CCI,

Topics of Expertise
Big/Small Agency Issues - Leadership - Programmatic - POST & Training

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Cindy Pontes


Captain Cindy Pontes has been with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for 19 years. Pontes has worked in the communities of Central Los Angeles, Fresno, Glendale, Irvine, and Santa Barbara. Cindy is on the CPOA Board of Directors and has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and her Master’s Degree from the University of San Diego. Cindy is a graduate of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College, where she received the Hank Koehn Award.

Topics of Expertise
Mental Wellness - Leadership - Mentorship

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Jay Varney


Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, has over 21 years in leadership experience with small to large agencies. Jay is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, Executive Certificate from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), Bachelor’s degree, and a Master’s degree in Criminology. Jay is the outgoing President of the California Peace Officers' Association.


Topics of Expertise
Promotional - Big/Small Agency Issues - Leadership - Mentorship - Programmatic - Recruitment & Retention

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