Executive Officers and Board Members
Dave Kert - President
Dave is program and project manager; technical coordinator and course instructor for training of law enforcement and government personnel. He oversees various projects and develops specialized training programs for law enforcement and government entities. Dave has over 50 years in the Law Enforcement & government arena and maintains an active membership of 26 years in the International Police Organization.
Anna Mydlarz - Executive Director
Detective, Communications Crime Unit, Buffalo Police Department
Anna is a Detective with the Buffalo (New York) Police Department and assigned to Communications Crime Unit for the past 20 years, She was a police officer for over 30 years working in Burglary, Gambling and Vice Unit, and Narcotics Section. She is the co-author of Barron’s Guide to Law Enforcement Careers, and Barron’s Guide to Homeland Security. In her current position she investigates all harassment complaints for the City of Buffalo, using technologies to assist many other units with mapping and utilizing devices for information in numerous investigations.
Toby M. Finnie
Toby M. Finnie's background in law enforcement and criminal justice includes nearly 30 years of service to public safety agencies. She is a participating member of the Futures Working Group collaboration between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Society of Police Futurists International. She was a planning panel member and technical working groups participant, co-authoring Investigating Crime on the Internet & Networked Computers and Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement. Ms. Finnie served on the advisory boards of two nonprofit organizations: National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse with the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) and Web Wise Kids, an organization that promotes safe use of the Internet. She was a member of the National Cybercrime Training Partnership editorial board and is a past member of Computer Technology Investigators Northwest board of directors.
Stuart Hyde QPM - Vice President
Stuart Hyde is a former Chief Constable from the UK, he helped shape and lead the UK police response to issues on the Internet and has presented his thoughts widely across the globe. As a professional police manager, he is dedicated to seeing that Law Enforcement is better equipped to deal with digital crime. His national efforts led to the creation of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) in the UK. He is now an independent cybersecurity and cybercrime consultant and is the Regional business lead for the UK Government's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Partnership
Jerry is an experienced and well-regarded computer forensics expert and has been active in the field since 1995. One federal judge described him as “. . . a careful, precise, credible, and knowledgeable expert witness.” RKI, Inc. v. Grimes, 177 F.Supp.2d 859 (N.D.Ill., 2001). He has testified in numerous federal and state civil court cases throughout the United States. He has written articles on various aspects of computer forensics and been an invited speaker at numerous CLEs.
Prof. Timothy A. Carver
Tim is a university professor and responsible for the design, development and implementation of Digital Forensic Science courses at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. Over the last 10 years he has created and taught direct and support courses for the Digital Forensic Science curriculum. He has four decades of professional experience with computers in hardware design, programming and working with diverse operating systems over multiple types of devices from mainframe computers, minicomputers, microcomputers (PCs) and now the handheld devices.
Bob is a serving City of Glendale Police Dept. Lieutenant and Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory Assistant Director. Responsibilities include the daily overall administrative management of the laboratory operations along with the technical management of the Multimedia and Digital Forensics Lab. Bob has been a Law Enforcement officer for the last 25 years and has built the Glendale Police Dept. Computer Forensics Lab in 1998, one of the very few labs in California at that time, and has been a digital forensics examiner for the last 18 Years.
Dr. Levin serves as the chairman of the HTCC ethics advisory panel and is partner at Levin Group LLC, director of administration of the Waynesboro VA (US) police department auxiliary and adjunct professor at Blue Ridge Community College. He is a member of the Blue Ridge Criminal Justice Board which coordinates criminal justice strategy in 4 counties and 4 cities in Virginia and is visiting scholar at the FBI Academy. His papers have appeared in The Police Chief and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, among others.
Professor David S. Wall, PhD
Dr. Wall is Professor of Criminology, Cybercrime Research Unit, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds. He has run a number of research project on Serious and Organised Crimes, mostly cybercrime related. He also has a substantial and sustained track record of publishing reports, books and articles in the subject area. He has substantial connections with police partners with the academic research community, across the globe and aims to help bridge the gap between academia and law enforcement.
Larry is a retired chief of police at the Erie County Detectives Bureau, Office of Erie County District Attorney. Currently an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Mercyhurst and Gannon Universities in Erie, Pennsylvania. He has been involved in the field of computer forensics since 1988 when assigned to recover deleted data for a murder that is believed to be the first use of a computer to plan a kidnapping and murder. Since then he has spent many years developing, perfecting, and utilizing digital investigation skills. As part of his efforts he participated in training of law enforcement to become efficient at recognizing and obtaining digital evidence.