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Our Team

If you’re wondering what makes NCPI different, look no further than the people we call family.

We have an incredible team of passionate experts at NCPI. Our staff, board, and faculty all play a critical role in providing our partners with a level of commitment and service they won’t find anywhere else.

Lynda Schwartz, CAE

Executive Director
(804) 644-0601

Adam Wojcicki, CAE

Deputy Director
(804) 644-0383

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Sheila Gunderman, CAE

Director of Programs
(804) 644-0617


Michele Semko

Director of Finance
(804) 644-0385

Domenick Chiddo

Senior Instructional Designer


Jim Daly

Project Manager

Mark Elliott

Information Systems Specialist

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Jessica Huff

Instructional Designer

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Sherry LaBorne

Finance Coordinator
(804) 644-3352

Michelle Martin

Instructional Technology Manager

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Carolyn Naoroz

Instructional Designer

Amy Sheets

Program Manager
(804) 644-0616


Jeffrey Steger

Project Manager

Brittany Van Dao

Digital Content and Engagement Specialist

Sejal Zindren

Learning Technology Specialist

NCPI Board of Directors

NCPI is led by a board of directors representing a wide breadth of public safety experience, leadership, and commitment to making a difference. Their continued support and guidance have allowed NCPI to thrive as a forward-thinking, national leader in public safety.

Douglas A Goodman Jr

Douglas A. Goodman, Jr.

Chief of Police (retired)

F. W. Howard, Jr.

Sheriff (retired)

Jay W. Malcan, Ph.D.

NCPI Board President

J. Joseph McLaughlin

J. Joseph McLaughlin Jr.

Sheriff (retired)

Sheriff Gabe Morgan

Gabe Morgan

Sheriff, Newport News Sheriff's Office

Anthony Roper

Anthony W. Roper

Sheriff (retired)

Board member Chief Kelley Warner

Kelley Warner

Chief of Police, Harrisonburg Police Department

Kelvin L. Wright

Chief of Police (retired)

NCPI Faculty

NCPI has the privilege of working with the best public safety trainers, educators and subject-matter experts in the nation. These talented people dedicate their entire careers to public service, sharing decades of experience and expertise with us in the classroom and beyond. NCPI Faculty impact the public-safety profession on a daily basis, working hand-in-hand with our staff to deliver services which are current and focused on the issues relevant to the communities we serve.

Collectively, our Faculty’s demonstrated commitment to excellence is extraordinarily impressive. Individually, and perhaps most importantly, their passion for improving future generations of public safety inspires everything we do.

Interested in joining the NCPI faculty? We are always looking for people who share in our vision. Click the below to download the faculty application, and then submit your copy to [email protected]

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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