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IHIA Board Members


President


Lieutenant Paul Belli (ret.)

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

Office Phone: 916-606-1283

Lieutenant Paul Belli retired from the Sacramento County Sheriffs Office in 2021, where he was employed since 1998.  His last assignment was commanding the Homicide Unit.   In his tenure with the department, Lieutenant Belli has served assignments as a patrol officer, a field training officer, motor officer, firearms instructor, force options instructor, and EVOC instructor. Upon selection to detectives in 2008 Lieutenant Belli was assigned to the Sexual Assault and Elder Abuse Bureau before being selected to join the Homicide Bureau.  Lieutenant Belli spent 7 years as a homicide detective and 3 years as the homicide bureau supervisor, prior to being promoted to Lieutenant.  He spent a short time commanding a detention bureau prior to being transferred back to the Homicide Unit as a commander.

Lieutenant Belli holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from CSU Sacramento, In addition to Robert Presely Institute of Criminal Investigations certificates in Homicide and Narcotics investigations. Lieutenant Belli is a California POST ICI instructor for the Officer Involved Shooting investigations course, a past committee member for the POST ICI Detective training symposium, and the President for the International Homicide Investigators Association.

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Vice-President


Detective Rob Peters

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

Sacramento, California

Office Phone: 916-874-8482

Detective Rob Peters began his law enforcement career in 2004, with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Prior to be assigned as a homicide detective, Detective Peters was assigned as a detective in the Sheriff’s Crimes Against Persons Bureau, where he investigated felony assaults and domestic violence cases. Additionally, Detective Peters was assigned to Patrol Services and Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit, and the Sheriff’s Court Security Division. 

Detective Peters is currently assigned to the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. As a homicide detective, Detective Peters is tasked with investigating homicides, suspicious deaths, officer involved shootings, kidnappings and high profile cases.

Detective Peters has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from California State University of Sacramento. Additionally, he has obtained his intermediate and advanced Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificates. He has attended numerous law enforcement investigative courses, which include: Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) for Homicide, Officer involved Shootings, Narcotics and Arson/Explosives. Additionally, he has also attended bloodshed interpretation and interview and interrogation courses.

As a working detective, Detective Peters is a member of the California Homicide Investigators Association and the International Homicide Investigators Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

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Past President

Captain Greg Esteban (ret)

Hawaii Police Department

Hilo, Hawaii

Phone: 808-937-1909

Gregory Esteban retired on May 31, 2021, as the Captain of the Area I Criminal Investigation Division for the Hawaii Police Department where he commanded the Criminal Investigation, Juvenile Aid, and Vice Sections as well as the Crime Lab. He joined the department in 1985, first starting as a patrol officer, working in the districts of North Kohala, Kona, and South Hilo.

He was promoted to detective/sergeant and was assigned to the Area I Criminal Investigations Section.  As a detective, he led or assisted in a number of homicide investigations.

Captain Esteban was promoted to a watch lieutenant and was assigned to the South Hilo Patrol Division. He subsequently transferred to Area I Criminal Investigation Section as the section commander for a team of detectives and officers. 

He was the department’s death and homicide investigation instructor for police recruits and newly promoted detectives and sergeants.

Captain Esteban is a graduate of the 246th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

He has been a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) since 2012, its’ Western Regional Director since 2015 and served as the Vice President.

In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, watching televised sports, and firing up his smoker for some killer brisket, pulled pork, as well as pork and beef ribs. 


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Association Manager


Lieutenant Steve Lewis (ret.)

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Tampa, Florida

IHIA Office Phone: 540-898-7898

Lieutenant Steve Lewis recently retired after a 28-year stint with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, in Tampa, Florida.  He holds a bachelors and masters degree in Criminology from Saint Leo University.  He graduated with honors from the 140th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville.  He has worked in many different areas with the Sheriff's Office, to include Patrol, School Resource, Street Crimes, Administration, and various Detective Bureaus, including the Homicide unit for several years.  He has been a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association since 2004.  He has held the position of Chief Financial Officer since 2013.  Recently, he has been assigned as the Association Manager for the IHIA.  He manages the daily operations of the IHIA, works closely with the President, the Board of Directors, Training Coordinator and Event Planning Team for planning, organizing, and providing assistance at training events.  In addition he works collectively with the Board and Law Enforcement partners in seeking solutions for the non-profit in meeting both short and long term goals.

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Treasurer


Sergeant Mark Blair

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

2008 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605

Sergeant Mark Blair has been employed with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, in Tampa, Florida since 2010. Sergeant Blair has held positions as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Deputy, General Offense Detective, Patrol Corporal, Traffic Corporal, Operations Corporal for the Department of Patrol Services and currently serves as the Operations Sergeant for the Department of Patrol Services.

Sergeant Blair holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and a minor in Government and World Affairs from the University Of Tampa. He has been actively involved in his church for many years. Through his involvement, Sergeant Blair learned how operate and manage audio and video equipment. In 2016, he began volunteering at the IHIA Annual Training Symposium operating the audio and video equipment and was nominated to the Board of Directors in February 2020.

Sergeant Blair enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children. In his spare time, he enjoys running and regularly participates in sports leagues.

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Secretary


Crime Analyst Nathan Graham

Federal Bureau Of Investigations

FBI Academy, Quantico, Viginia 22135

Office Phone: 703-632-4309

Nathan Graham began his career with the FBI in April 2006 as a Crime Analyst with the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP), Quantico, Virginia.  Crime Analyst Graham is currently assigned as the ViCAP Web Program Manager, which includes oversight of ViCAP’s Joint Applications Development (JAD) Team, the team responsible for all technical and user interface matters pertaining to the ViCAP Web system.  Prior to his current assignment, Crime Analyst Graham served as the crime analyst for the states of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington; as well as Army CID, Air Force OSI, and all requests from foreign law enforcement agencies. Crime Analyst Graham has also served as the lead analyst for the FBI’s Highway Serial Killings (HSK) Initiative. Prior to the FBI, Crime Analyst Graham spent almost four years as a police officer and crime analyst with the Raleigh Police Department, Raleigh, North Carolina. Crime Analyst Graham currently serves as the Secretary for the International Homicide Investigators Association.


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Federal Bureau of Investigations Liaison


Assistant Section Chief Jeffery McClain

Federal Bureau Of Investigations

Investigative and Operations Support Section / Critical Incident Response Group

Quantico, Virginia

Office Phone: 703-632-4190 

Jeff McClain serves as the Assistant Section Chief for the Critical Incident Response Group’s (CIRG) Investigations and Operations Support Section (IOSS) providing support to all five Behavioral Analysis Units, the Securities and Facilities Unit, and the Technical and Support Services Unit.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. McClain served as the Unit Chief of the Behavioral Analysis Unit-4, Crimes Against Adult Victims and Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP).  Mr. McClain entered on duty with the FBI in 2002 and was first assigned to the Richmond Division’s Fredericksburg Resident Agency where he worked a variety of violations with emphasis on violent crime, gang, and drug matters. 

In 2010, Mr. McClain was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and transferred to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations Unit, where he program managed WMD operations and investigations for the northeastern United States and the WMD ALAT program.  In 2011, Mr. McClain returned to the Richmond Division as the Supervisory Special Agent and Program Coordinator overseeing the Violent Gangs, Violent Incident Crime, TOC-West, and TOC-East programs.  Mr. McClain also served as the SWAT, OCDETF, and Undercover Coordinator.

In 2015, Mr. McClain was promoted to Unit Chief and transferred to the CIRG, BAU-4 providing operational and analytical support to federal, state, local, and international law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation of unusual or repetitive violent crimes involving adult victims until his promotion to Assistant Section Chief in 2018. 

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Federal Bureau of Investigations Liaison


Unit Chief Jody Kramer

Federal Bureau Of Investigations

Chief of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU-4)

Quantico, Virginia

Jody Kramer was raised in a law enforcement family and community.  The son of a Pennsylvania State Police Detective and a corrections officer, Jody studied criminology and psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and he began his career in this field as a deputy sheriff in Tennessee.  In 1996, Jody became an FBI Agent where he has been tasked with investigating matters of violent crimes, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence.  Within the FBI, Jody has been assigned to field offices in Washington, D.C., San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Boston, MA.  He also served FBI Headquarters tours in both the Counterintelligence Division and the International Operations Division, and was the FBI’s Assistant Legal Attaché in Bagram, Afghanistan. 

Jody has spent most of his FBI career working in the field of behavioral analysis.  As a field coordinator, a certified profiler, and now as a unit chief, Jody gravitated toward the discipline and services provided by the Behavioral Analysis Units.  Jody is currently the Chief of the Behavioral Analysis Unit 4 (BAU-4) which focuses on violent crimes committed against adults.  Through direct involvement with research, investigations, instruction, and liaison with other law enforcement agencies, Jody seeks to provide this expertise to benefit law enforcement partners and the victims of violent crimes.

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Education & Training Coordinator


Captain (Ret) Mike Corrado

Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

Office Phone: 609-289-6233

Mike Corrado is the Education and Training Coordinator for the IHIA.  He works closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigations to coordinate and develop training programs across the country.

Mr. Corrado is a past president of the IHIA and a retired Captain of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Homicide Unit in New Jersey.  In addition, Mike serves part time as a School Resource Office at the Hamilton Twp. School District in Mays Landing, New Jersey and a consultant for the National Center of Missing & exploited Children.

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Membership and Online Services


Corporal Mike Blair

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

2008 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605

Office Phone: 813-247-0567 

Michael “Mike” Blair was recently promoted to Corporal after a long stint as a Detective in the Homicide Section with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa, Florida. Corporal Blair has had the opportunity to serve the citizens of Hillsborough County as a Deputy Sheriff for the last 21 years. Beginning his career as a detention deputy, Detective Blair spent the first year working in the county jail. From there Corporal Blair transferred to law enforcement as a Patrol Deputy. He has held various positions within the Sheriff’s Office to include, Patrol Deputy, Field Training Deputy, Vice Squad Plain Clothes Deputy, General Offense/ Property Detective, Violent Crimes Detective and for the last several years, Homicide Detective. Corporal Blair also serves on the Peer Support Team and is the president of the Lynn Sowers Memorial Foundation which provides financial assistance to the men and women of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in their time of need.

Corporal Blair is a certified instructor in Vehicle Operations and General Topics with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Hillsborough Community College and routinely instructs at the law enforcement academy. A graduate of St. Pete College and Liberty University, Corporal Blair holds a degrees in Criminal Justice and Religion.

Corporal Blair has been involved with the IHIA since 2012 and was elected to the board in 2014.

Corporal Blair and his wife Danyel are the proud parents of 6 children ranging in age from 10 to 22. They spend their free time participating in sports activities, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, vacationing and volunteering with various community groups and non-profit organizations. Corporal Blair’s family is very supportive of the IHIA and can be found at the annual symposiums helping out the Association behind the scenes.

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Regional Directors


Northern Region


Detective First Lieutenant Dave Eddy

Michigan State Police (MSP) Headquarters

7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, Michigan 48821

Office Phone: 517-284-3148

Dave Eddy is a Detective First Lieutenant with the Michigan State Police (MSP) Intelligence Operations Division, where he serves as Fusion Center Director and Commander of the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center (MIOC).  Prior to enlisting with MSP, he served in the U.S. Air Force and also as a police officer in the state of Texas. 

During his career with MSP he has had assignments at the Niles Post, Training Academy, Intelligence Unit, Major Case Unit, and the Governor's Security Detail – but the majority of his career was spent assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit where he specialized in investigative analysis and the investigation of homicides and sexually motivated crimes.  He was assigned to the MIOC in 2015.      

Lieutenant Eddy has served on the National Advisory Board for the FBI Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP), the State Bar of Michigan Eyewitness Identification Task Force, and is an executive board member for the MSP Command Officer Association.  He has an associate degree from Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University, and is nearing graduation from Central Michigan University with a Master of Science Administration degree in leadership. 

In 2018, Eddy retired from the Air National Guard and founded beyondstrength.org – a life, leadership, and fitness blog.  He has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, is the former Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Michigan Air National Guard, and is an Iraq Campaign veteran.

Southern Region


Major Frank Losat

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 

2008 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605

Office Phone: 813-247-8650

Major Frank Losat began his career in law enforcement in 1990, serving as a state trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol before joining the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in 1994.

He has been assigned to positions with street crimes, narcotics, criminal investigations and as a field training supervisor. Major Losat also served in the homicide section for nearly 11 years.

Major Losat has been in supervisory roles in the homicide section, patrol district street crimes and investigations, and in the Special Investigations Division where he oversaw narcotic investigations and the crime analysis unit.

Major Losat has a bachelor of arts degree in criminology from Saint Leo University, and attended the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Senior Leadership Program and the Executive Institute for Police Management. He also serves on the executive board of Tampa's Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office (DACCO). A California native and resident of Hillsborough County since 1983, he is married with two grown sons.

Eastern Region


Trooper 1st Class Detective Richard Perreault

New Hampshire State Police

33 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Office Phone: 603-223-8977

Trooper First Class (TFC) Perreault is a thirteen year veteran of the New Hampshire State Police. TFC Perreault formerly worked as a Patrol Officer from (1990- 1992) In Rollinsford New Hampshire. During TFC Perreault’s time with the New Hampshire State Police he has served in several capacities to include: criminal investigations, assigned as Cadre to the New Hampshire Police Academy  for the 162nd session, Field Training Officer, DARE Officer and Mentor, Northern New England DARE Training Team as facilitator in charge of training for New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine,  Major Crime Unit  assigned to active homicide cases. TFC Perreault found his passion spending  2 ½ years assigned within the Major Crime Unit to the Attorney Generals Cold Case Unit as a lead in several Cold Case Homicide investigations.

TFC Perreault is often assigned interns to oversee and give guidance while they were assigned to the Major Crime Unit. He has also been assigned to assist other agencies coming to New Hampshire to interview suspects in homicides from other jurisdictions. TFC Perreault is routinely assigned Presidential details  and has had to opportunity to serve President Trump, Vice President Joseph Biden and Michele Obama during campaign visits to New Hampshire.

TFC Richard J Perreault III is a native of New Hampshire having grown up on the seacoast and graduating from Dover High School in 1986. TFC Perreault has a wife and daughter and currently resides in the seacoast area. He enjoys spending time off with his family and enjoys performing magic shows, scuba diving, running, kayaking and anything outside. He is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon-Do and previously co-owned a marital arts school in New Hampshire.

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Western Region


Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins

Hawaii Police Department

Hilo, Hawaii

Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins joined the Hawaii Police Department in June 1999. He worked as a patrol officer in the Hamakua and South Hilo districts. He was promoted to sergeant in September 2006 and worked as a detective for 3½ years in the Criminal Investigation Section in Kona and Hilo. In February 2012, he transferred to Administration, where he worked for 4 years in the Accreditation Section (CALEA), helping the Hawaii Police Department achieve initial CALEA accreditation. In February 2014, he transferred to the Office of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs). In November 2017, Amon-Wilkins was promoted to lieutenant. As a lieutenant, he has worked in the Juvenile Aid Section in Kona, as a watch commander in South Hilo Patrol, and has been in his current position for over 2 years commanding the Criminal Investigation Section in Hilo.

Lieutenant Amon-Wilkins has an associate’s degree in Administration of Justice from Hawaii Community College, in Hilo. He is married and has two daughters, one of which recently began a career in law enforcement.  

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International Director


David Gaylor (Ret.)

Sussex Police, United Kingdom


David Gaylor has recently been invited to join the Board as its International Director in March 2021 having previously been a member of the IHIA Advisory Board since the symposium in Washington (2011). He has been a active member of the IHIA since 2001. 

He began his law enforcement career in 1975 when he joined Sussex Police in the UK where he served for 30 years predominantly as a Detective Officer reaching the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent.

David has worked on numerous homicide enquiries as a detective and as a supervisor and was also one of the Force Senior Investigating Officers leading the Homicide Investigation teams. He was responsible in Sussex for setting up the Major Crime Branch tasked with investigating serious and series crimes including homicide and also introduced the Major Crime Review system. In 2001 he completed a project reporting to the Home Office on the Investigation of Cold Cases. David has a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from Sussex and Portsmouth Universities.

On his retirement as a warranted officer he remained working for Sussex Police undertaking projects on a range of criminal justice initiatives including improving the systems and protocols when dealing with victims and witnesses and set up the county’s first dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre. He also continued to undertake reviews of both current and cold case homicide investigations until he retired finally having completed 36 years service. He currently remains a volunteer with Sussex Police.

David has attended every IHIA symposium since 2003 and was delighted to be asked to join the Board in the capacity of International Director. He has assisted many colleagues around the world in respect of ongoing investigations and will continue to do so on behalf of the IHIA. David’s family have always had a strong history with law enforcement with his grandfather and father previously having served as police officers. His eldest daughter is currently a Financial Investigator for Sussex Police. 

A key objective of the association is to take its homicide investigative training to other parts of the world outside of its base in the USA. The core elements of the investigation of homicide offenses are universal and delivering high quality training is fundamental to that process. He looks forward to working with other Board members and law enforcement colleagues around the world to develop this initiative.

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Memorial Coordination

Captain (Ret) Steve Buras

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Legal Counsel


Paul Marino, Esq.

Mr. Paul Marino of Largo, Florida is a member of both the Florida and Maryland Bars. Mr. Marino has a long history of providing legal advice to several of the nation's leading criminal justice oriented associations. Mr. Marino left his native Baltimore where he served as a member of the Mayor's staff, handling public safety and emergency management issues for the City of Baltimore to accept an appointment as Chief Legal Counsel to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida. During his work with the Sheriff's Office, in addition to his primary responsibility to manage claims and reduce potential liability against the Sheriff and his deputies, he was initially responsible for handling public information and media matters for the Sheriff, and worked on several major law enforcement “sting” projects.

He retired after 17 years of government service to further his career in private practice and as a civil liability defense attorney for police departments throughout the state of Florida. Today, Mr. Marino's law practice is centered on his work as a corporate counsel for several law enforcement associations. He provides legal counsel and instructs various courses related to airborne law enforcement operations and practices. 

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