Speaker Bios

Melissa S. Caldwell, PhD, CCHP

Monday, February 5 :: 9:00AM – 10:20AM
Locked Up and Can’t Get High

Monday, February 5 :: 10:30AM – 11:50PM
Locked Up and Can’t Get High

Melissa S. Caldwell, PhD, CCHP, holds a doctorate in Clinical/Community Psychology. Dr. Caldwell is also a Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional (CCHP). The CCHP certification recognizes professionalism and excellence among individuals employed in correctional healthcare. She is the Director of Mental Health Services for Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. Dr. Caldwell has over twenty years of experience working with correctional and forensic populations as a researcher and a practitioner in state psychiatric and correctional facilities as well as for Sheriff’s Departments in detention facilities. She serves on several committees whose mission it is to improve the quality of mental health care in correctional and forensic settings. She is frequently requested as a speaker on the state and national level (NCCHC) on mental health issues in jails and detention facilities. 

Lieutenant Jim Glennon

Tuesday, February 6:: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Arresting Communication

Calibre Press for the first time in its 30 year history is owned by a police officer. The third generaon in a family of law enforcement officers, Lt. Jim Glennon began his career with the Lombard, IL Police Department in 1980. He has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Police Management. Holding posions from patrol officer to Lieutenant, Jim was selected as the first commander of invesgaons for the newly formed DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force in 1998. Lt. Glennon is a naonally recognized trainer, author, and award winning columnist. Jim specializes in three fields: Officer Safety (Street Survival), Communicaon (Arresng Communicaon) and Leadership (Finding the Leader in You). His book, Arresng Communicaon was named “One of the Top 10 Best Law Enforcement Books of All Time” by LawOfficer.com.Lt. Jim Glennon leads a cadre of Instructors who are some of the most experienced, dynamic and respected in our profession. The goal of Calibre Press is twofold: Keep officers safe and give them the tools to enjoy a successful career in law enforcement. Together, we are commied to presenng up-to-date informaon, issues and videos while placing the responsibility for winning right where it belongs– with the individual officer.

 Tresa Martinez, MSSW, CEAP

Wednesday, February 7:: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Officer and Department Wellness – best practices in EAP/CISM for law enforcement

Tresa has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Social Work from UW Madison and a Certificate in Corporate Consulting from UW Milwaukee. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of Social Work, including the delivery of services in: employee assistance, critical incident stress management, crisis intervention, and child protective services. She has been a trainer and instructor on various topics to include: Employee Assistance, Critical Incident Stress Management for First Responders and PTSD/AODA Issues, Officer Suicide Prevention, Organizational Change and Transition, Creating a Culture of Civility and many others. She is currently the City of Madison’s Director of Employee Assistance and Critical Incident Stress Management Programs, the founder of TM Consulting and Education, LLC and is a part-time instructor at Madison College.

Randall Porter

Monday, February 5 :: 9:00AM – 10:20AM
Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Benefits

Monday, February 5 :: 10:30AM – 11:50PM
Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Benefits

Randy Porter is a Trust Funds Specialist-Advanced with the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF). He has been serving in the Member Services Bureau since 2012. Prior to joining ETF, his focus was on customer satisfaction with other state/federal agencies and private sector companies. In his position with ETF, he now travels the west central section of Wisconsin delivering large public and private group presentations. Randy also delivers online webinars and is available to meet with members one on one in the Madison office.

Randy has received recognition from various agencies and private organizations for his delivery of high level customer satisfaction. In addition, he has won hundreds of sales awards with his active listening and empathetic approach to insuring customer needs are fulfilled.

Randy’s main objective is to present information about the Wisconsin Retirement System in a way that is clear and concise to the participants. His goal is to make the process of retiring as stress-free and fun as possible.

Nicole L. Tilot, CDFA, CLTC, FIC, MBA, RICP

Monday, February 5 :: 9:00AM – 10:20AM
Investment & Estate Strategy Essentials

Monday, February 5 :: 10:30AM – 11:50PM
Investment & Estate Strategy Essentials

Nicole Tilot is a Financial Planner with Thrivent Financial and has been with the company since 2011. She is passionate about helping people be wise financially while living generously, and has focused her practice on providing financial guidance to those approaching or in retirement, managing tax strategies, and developing retirement income plans. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, she also serves a unique niche in helping those going through divorce simply understand their financial options during an already difficult time.

Creating comprehensive plans and working closely with accountants and attorneys ensures that her clients are taken care of today and are able to leave a legacy for the people and causes that matter most to them in the future. She truly enjoys getting to know her clients and their families and helping them develop their goals.

She believes in giving back to the community that has given her so much, is passionate about creating community change, and volunteers much of her time with numerous organizations. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, bicycling, traveling, being outdoors and the Packers!

Randy Wiessinger

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 :: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Officer and Department Wellness – best practices in EAP/CISM for law enforcement

Randy Wiessinger began his law enforcement career with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in 1986, and was hired by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office in 1989.  He retired from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office in 2015.  Wiessinger worked in all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office, and was a member of the Honor Guard for 25 years.  At the time of his retirement, Wiessinger was assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Team, was the Team Leader for the Motor Unit, Team Leader for the Honor Guard, and the Chair of the Dane County Traffic Safety Commission.  He is the Immediate Past President of the Wisconsin Traffic Safety Officer’s Association, current Immediate President of the Badger Motor Officer’s Association, and is an Advisor on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Honor Guard Association.  He also serves as a member of the Law Enforcement Death Response Team.  Wiessinger currently works as a Consultant, providing contracted services for WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety as a Law Enforcement Liaison.

Captain Jason Wilkewilke_photo

Monday, February 5 :: 9:00AM – 10:20AM
White Supremacy a History of Hate

Monday, February 5 :: 10:30AM – 11:50PM
White Supremacy a History of Hate

Captain Jason Wilke has worked for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for 18 years. During his tenure, he worked as a Correctional Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and currently a Captain.

Capt. Wilke was assigned to Waupun Correctional Institution, Oshkosh Correctional Institution and is currently the Security Threat Group Coordinator at the Redgranite Correctional Institution.

Capt. Wilke is a Certified Security Threat Group Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Corrections Agency Trainer and the President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association providing training to both Corrections and Law Enforcement in the State of Wisconsin and Illinois regarding Threat Group history, structure, current trends and activity.

Capt. Wilke has provided expert testimony in relation to Security Threat Groups and Religion in relation to RLUIPA in a correctional setting.

Capt. Wilke is an Adjunct Instructor at Madison Area Technical College and has presented Security Threat Group training for

  • The Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • 2014 Wisconsin Indian Head Technical College
  • 2014 Superior Chiefs Conference
  • 2015 Oneida Police Department
  • 2015 Association of Correctional Foodservice Affiliates ACFSA
  • 2015 18th Annual National Gang Crimes Research Center in Chicago Il
  • 2016 Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • 2016 Milwaukee HIDTA
  • 2016 19th Annual National Gang Crimes Research Center in Chicago Il
  • 2016 National Latino Peace Officers Association
  • 2016 Criminal Justice Solutions in Chicago Il
  • 2016 Wisconsin Corrections Association
  • 2016 Moraine Park Technical College
  • 2017 Washington Co
  • 2017 Milwaukee HIDTA
  • 2017 Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • 2017 Midwest Gang Investigators Association National Conference
  • 2017 Missouri MGIA Conference
  • 2017 Wisconsin Correctional Association
  • 2017 North East Wisconsin Gang Conference
  • 2017 Illinois MGIA Conference
  • 2017 Michigan MGIA
  • 2017 Moraine Park Technical College
  • 2017 Milwaukee HIDTA.

Capt. Wilke is also a Certified Firearms Instructor for the State of Wisconsin and served 5 years in the United States Marine Corp.

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