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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board enhances communication between the Institute, the law enforcement community and other forensic science centers concerning:

  • The need for university courses, training programs and certification programs.
  • The need for research to clarify difficult forensic science or law enforcement problems.
  • Experts available to assist the forensic science and law enforcement community.
  • Opportunities for extramural support for research programs.
  • Opportunities for collaboration between forensic science research groups around the world.

External Members

  • Dr. Diane Boland Director, Miami-Dade Medical Examiner, Toxicology Laboratory
  • Brad Campbell Director, DEA Southeast Laboratory
  • Cristian Carranza Administrative Director Office Innovation and Accountability, MDCPS
  • Carol Henderson Director, National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law / Professor of Law
  • Craig Johnson, President and CEO, Field Forensics Inc., Largo FL
  • Layda Nasr Principal, Law Enforcement Memorial High School, Miami-Dade County Public School
  • Claudine Carter-Pereira Director, Broward Sherriff's Office Forensic Laboratory
  • Stephanie Stoiloff Senior Bureau Commander, Miami-Dade Police Forensic Lab
  • Agnes Winokur Associate Director, DEA Southeast Laboratory
  • Tate Yeatman Director, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Internal Members

  • Dr. Jose Almirall Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Director, Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science
  • Kevin Lothridge Executive Director, National Forensic Science Technology Center; Director, Global Forensic and Justice Center
  • Dr. Nadja Schreiber Compo Associate Professor, Legal Psychology
  • Dr. Anthony DeCaprio Associate Professor; Director, Forensic and Analytical Toxicology Facility
  • Dr. Bruce McCord Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Kenneth G. Furton Director Emeritus; Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Provost and Chief Operating Officer, FIU; Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, FIU
  • Dr. Howard Holness Chief of Academic Administration, Office of the Provost, FIU
  • Dr. Kalai Mathee Professor, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Dr. DeEtta Mills Director, International Forensic Research Institute; Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Walter Van Hamme Senior Associate Dean, School of Integrated Science and Humanity
  • Dr. Jeff Wells Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Sara Casado Zapico Instructor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Program Director, Professional Science Master's in Forensic Science
  • Dr. Steven Lee Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Tami Thomas Associate Dean, Research & Faculty Development; Director, PhD Nursing Program

Strategic Planning Steering Committee

This committee convenes to further clarify the vision and mission of the institute and to assist in establishing goals, priorities, and future directions for growth.

  • Dr. DeEtta Mills Director, International Forensic Research Institute; Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Jose Almirall Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Director, Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science
  • Dr. Kenneth Furton Director Emeritus; Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Provost and Chief Operating Officer, FIU; Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, FIU
  • Dr. Bruce McCord Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Kalai Mathee Professor, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Stephanie Stoiloff Bureau Commander, Miami-Dade Police Crime Lab
  • Oliver Spicer Forensic Chemistry Section Chief, Miami-Dade Police Crime Lab