MELOA Diversity Training Conference Agenda

August 23-24, 2017

Please note: Conference agenda items subject to change without notice.  Please continue to check this page for updates.

August 23, 2017

Welcoming Remarks

  • Chief Kevin Williams, University of Michigan - Dearborn, Police Department

Opening  Address

  • Ronald D. Vitiello, Acting Deputy Commissioner - U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Tony Barker,  Deputy Chief Patrol Agent - United States Border Patrol, Detroit Sector

DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Presentation

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Trauma Informed Policing

  • Sarah Shendy, Law Enforcement Training Officer, Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

Understanding Implicit Bias

  • Leslie Saucedo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Refugee Resettlement in the United States

  • Larry Yungk, Senir Resettlement Officer - UNHCR - United Nations Refugee Agency


  • Scott Bryan, Director CBP National Resiliency Task Force - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Civil Rights Investigations 

  • Sean Lobar, Federal Bureau of Investigation


August 24, 2017

Welcoming Remarks - Day 2

  • Hon. Abdullah Hammoud, Michigan House of Representatives 

Recruiting a Diverse Workforce (Pending Confirmation)

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

  • Nicole Johnson - Espyr - Employee Assistance Program

Peer Support Among Law Enforcement - Panel

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Homeland Security Investigations 

Understanding Opioid and Substance Abuse

  • Hassan F. Abdallah, J.D., Director SAFE Substance Abuse Coalition

Understanding Behavioral Health Issues (Pending Confirmation)

Workshop - Building Strong Bonds

  • Scott Bryan - Director, National Resiliency Taskforce - U.S. Customs and Border Protection