IACA Committees

The IACA depends on committees and appointed positions (committees of one) to accomplish most of its major goals. The IACA bylaws establish certain permanent committees such as the Ethics Committee, the Parliamentarian, and the Conference Committee. Others are created by the Executive Board to manage certain projects, such as the Training Committee and the Publications Committee.

Each committee receives a charter that spells out its goals, restrictions, resources, and guidelines. Charters are intended to give committees guidance and parameters in the absence of day-to-day management from the Executive Board.

The IACA currently has the following committees and appointed positions. If you would like to contribute to any of the committees, please contact the respective chairperson.

The Awards Committee is in charge of overseeing, administering and ensuring the integrity of various IACA awards, contest and scholarships and find fun and motivating ways to recognize IACA members’ contributions to their jurisdictions and to the profession of crime analysis.

Danelle DiGiosio

The Certification Commission administers the IACA’s Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) program, reviewing applicants’ criteria, delivering the certification exam, and setting certification policy. They are responsible for updating certification materials and arranging for international adaptations of the certification test.

Kimm Barnes


The Conference Committee is the oldest and one of the most important IACA committees, planning and running the IACA Annual Training Conference, including training, registration, facilities, food, activities, entertainment, promotions, and other logistics. The Conference Committee spends the entire year planning each annual training conference.

Albert Mesa 


The Election Committee coordinates and administers an annual election process for IACA Executive Board positions in a fair and impartial manner consistent with the IACA Bylaws and detailed guidelines set forth by the committee.

Mindy Duong


The Ethics Committee provides an impartial review and offers recommendations for all reports of ethical grievances made concerning IACA members and projects.   

Rhea-Lyn Gerstenkorn

Finance Assistant

The Finance Assistant works alongside the IACA Treasurer to assist with the management of IACA financial accounts and annual tax filings consistent with the IACA Bylaws.

Samantha Veloz

The International Outreach Committee exists to represent the interests of our increasingly diverse membership. Our goal is to ensure that the products and services of the IACA are relevant, valuable and accessible to our global community of analysts.

Yarisa Walsh

International Symposium

The Symposium Committee plans and runs the IACA’s annual spring symposium, a two-day event held each year outside the United States.

Annie Mitchell

The Logistics Committee coordinates the inventory, shipment, and storage of the IACA Booth and other merchandise and promotes the IACA brand by running the store at Conference.

Seth Potts

The Mail Assistant works alongside the IACA Treasurer to process the IACA’s postal mail and iaca@iaca.net email inbox in an efficient and reliable manner.      

Darcy Boorem

The Marketing Committee works to promote a cohesive and recognizable IACA brand and ensures that all official IACA communications are professional, accurate, and consistent in their messaging.

Mike Winslow

The Membership Committee helps process new and renewing IACA memberships, keeps the membership database current and organized, and otherwise helps the Vice President of Membership with his duties. The committee’s efforts in 2018 and 2019 helped manage a record-high volume of members and process applications and renewals swiftly and efficiently. In early 2019, the committee had to adjust operations to accommodate a new web site, database, and commerce system.

Rachel Carson

The Mentoring Program pairs new members with veteran members who can provide advice on topics like skill development, better integration within the agency, dealing with difficult co-workers, and designing quality crime analysis products. The Mentoring Committee in 2019 finally recruited enough mentors to pair with its list of mentees. They worked with the Educational and Student Affairs Committee to establish a mentoring program specific to students and began a systematic process of surveying mentors and mentees about their experiences.

Michael Jackson

The Publications Committee develops current and relevant information to share with crime analysts, IACA committees, members of law enforcement (including senior leadership), researchers, and the broader public that supports and promotes the growth, institutionalization, and professionalism in the field of crime analysis.  

John Ng

The Regional Associations Committee (RAC) provide support to local and regional crime analyst associations affiliated with the IACA. This committee exists to improve communications between regional crime analysis associations, assist members wishing to establish new regional associations in their areas, provide information on the creation, standards, protocols and best practices of longstanding organizations, assist regional associations with conference planning and training initiatives.

Glen Mills

The Technology Director manages the IACA’s technology products, including the website, social media presence, and telecommunications. The committee acts as a liaison to all other committees for their technology needs. This website is the primary responsibility of the Technology Director, and it includes both programming and content development. This team also manages the IACA GIS Portal.

Manny San Pedro

Run by the Training Director, the Training Committee administers the IACA’s Professional Training Series, planning and delivering the core courses, special contract classes, international classes and, soon, online classes. The Committee selects instructors, approves curriculum, tracks registrations and payment, and handles all other logistics associated with IACA training except the training offered at the Conference and the Symposium.

Kyle Stoker

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