Secretary

David Suda

In addition to serving as the VAPSA Secretary; Dave is a part-time Police Officer with Chesterfield County Police and a member of the Departments CISM / Peer Support Team.

Dave retired from Chesterfield PD as a Corporal; he is also a Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dave first got involved with Peer Support in the early 1990's when Chesterfield Police Department created a Peer Support team and partnered with Dr. Byron Greenberg.  He has always thought that Peer Support is very important to the officers on the street so they can have someone to turn to when they have issues bothering them.

Dave joined the board in 2017 and has a strong desire to see more people trained in Peer Support / CISM so the program will strengthen across the State of Virginia.                       


Member at Large-Board of Directors

Steve Lambert


Currently, Steve is the Emergency Preparedness Manager – Liberty University.  He is a retired Captain and Chaplain with the VA State Police


Steve says that he is passionate about VAPSA because, 'the men and women who sacrificially serve our communities are truly exceptional citizens.  They live and operate in a reality that is very challenging for their families and their view of the world.  These men and women must be encouraged and equipped.'  VAPSA stands ready and willing to do just that!
 
                                 


Board of Directors

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   Vice President-Board of Directors

   Jon Cliborne

Jon currently serves as the Executive Director of the Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy (CCJTA), in Prince George Virginia.  CCJTA has long been a supporter of Peer support training, hosting Peer Support and VAPSA training sessions for almost fifteen years.  Jon has almost thirty years of public safety experience.  Beginning with EMS,he then moved to Fire and then to Law Enforcement.  He is still a volunteer with EMS and an Auxiliary Deputy.


Jon works with VaPSA because he has seen first hand the stress that public service can have on people.  Regarding VaPSA he said, 'who cares for those who care for others?'  VaPSA strives to be that resource, to help develop Peer Supporters to assist our first responders. 

Jon has a Bachelors degree  from Virginia Commonwealth University in Criminal Justice; he is also a graduate of the 35th session of the FBI LEEDA program and the 14th session of the  Command Officers Management Program of St. Leo University.  He has been serving with VaPSA since 2011.

Member at Large-Board of Directors

Dave Watts

BIO coming Soon                       

   President-Board of Directors

   Byron Greenberg, Ph.D., MPH, LPC


Dr. Byron Greeberg has been involved with VaPSA since its very inception. 

Dr. Greenberg is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty practice in police and emergency services psychology. 

He has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a masters of public health MPH, from Loma Linda University and a MSEd in Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University. 

Dr. Greenberg has published in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences in the areas of Stress, Health, and Performance among first responders.

He is board certified as a Diplomate in Police Psychology from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychologists. 

He is a tenured associate professor at Virginia State University in the department of psychology. 

Dr. Greenberg is a sought after lecturer in the area of Stress, Emotional Wellness, Psychological aspects of use of force, Fear and anger management, Peer Support, and psychological testing.   

He has debriefed over 4500 emergency service professionals since he began primarily working with this population in 1995.  He is the owner and director of Greenberg and Associates, a psychological practice serving over 65 emergency services agencies in the Commonwealth.   He is one of the founding members of the Virginia Peer Support Association.


    Treasurer

    Lorrie Smith

Lorrie Smith retired in 2017 from Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Law firm where she held the position of Chief Investigator since July 2012.  Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is a Plaintiff law firm, founded in 1910.
 
Prior to this she was a Captain, Director of the Training Academy,  with the Chesterfield County Police Department and retired with over  twenty- eight years of service.  
 
While with the Chesterfield County Police Department she was a supervisor in  Vice and Narcotics, Tactical Investigative Unit and Organized Crime Unit. She also served in Administrative positions, Uniform Operations, Criminal Investigations Division and the Forensics Unit. She has also served as team leader on the hostage negotiation Team, Coordinator for the Critical Incident Management Team and Peer Support Team, a general instructor, a defense tactics instructor, Sexual Harassment training coordinator, and a field training officer.
 
Captain Smith holds an Associate degree in Applied Science from Virginia Highlands Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University.  She is a graduate from Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University and Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond.

She joined the Peer Support team and later became the Coordinator for the department. She has been called on to assist in many situations and responded to Virginia Tech to assist officers and families during the school shooting incident in April 2007.  She has also been called to many other jurisdictions to assist officers in need.

Lorrie joined the team because she saw the need to help officers that were going through difficult situations. These officers risk their lives everyday for the citizens of the community and no one was looking out for them. They are here to help others but no one was helping them. She had seen officers that had been through traumatic situations and try to end their own lives because they had not received the help needed. She had also seen officers that were going through personal problems that were affecting their job performance. She wanted to help them through it instead of them losing their family and career.
                              


Member at Large-Board of Directors

Kevin Carroll


Kevin is currently the President of the Virginia State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), a position that he has held since 2014.   He is also a Sergeant with the Chesterfield County Police Department; he first joined Chesterfield in 1986.

 
The FOP serves the Law Enforcement Community with support of legislation at the state and local level.  Celebrating 100 years of history in 2015 the FOP also is a benevolent organization that cares for the larger ‘law enforcement family.’  The National FOP represents approximately 340,000 Officers nationwide and almost 8,000 here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Sergeant Carroll feels very strongly about Peer Support serving for many years on the Chesterfield Team.

Sgt. Carroll is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau.  He has previously been assigned to the Office of the Chief as well as Uniform Operations and Crimes against Persons / Major Case Section.

In his time with Chesterfield, Sergeant Carroll has been recognized on several occasions for excellence.  He is the recipient of Seven (7) Chief’s Commendations, two Mason Chalkley Awards of Excellence, an Award from the US Attorney’s Office and the US Secret Service as well as a Meritorious Service Award. 

Sergeant Carroll has also served as an appointee of previous Governors and the current Attorney General of Virginia on the several committees and work groups.

In addition to his over twelve years and multiple positions within the FOP; Sergeant Carroll also serves in the community as the Vice President of the Virginia Deer Hunters Association.                         


Virginia Peer Support Association

VAPSA Director

Bob Skowron


BIO Coming soon                                


Member at Large-Board of Directors

Kenneth Williams


Ken is the Paramedic Program Director for Virginia Commonwealth University.  his background of service is on the Emergency Medical Services field.  He has served as the Chief, Deputy Chief President and Vice President of the Manchester Volunteer Rescue Squad.


He also has extensive Chaplains experience; having served as a Chaplain for the following institutions: Manchester Volunteer Rescue Squad, Chesterfield FIRE & EMS, Chippenham Johnston Willis Medical Center, and the Halifax Regional Medical Center.


Ken also serves as the Pastor at Union Baptist Church in Amelia Virginia.   About his time with VaPSA Ken said, 'I got involved with VaPSA in 2014 through my EMS courses at Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy...I want to advocate for standardized guidelines in training peer support responders in public safety. I have been pleased to offer the Fire/EMS perspective to the organization from an educational and operations background.'