Paul W. Lee
Paul is a retired Chattanooga Police Department Captain, with 29 years of law enforcement service. He has worked on several specialized units including Federal Task Forces, five years as a Hostage Negotiator and five years on the SWAT Team. He has been an FCPO member since 1995, is a former Chapter Chairman and has served in various capacities on the National Board. Paul and his wife Donna have five adult children and four grandchildren.
National Board of Directors
Michael J. (Mike) Mealer, President
Mike is a retired Commander of the Chicago PD, with over 32 years of law enforcement service. He has practiced law, taught college classes in criminal justice, held an FBI issued Top Secret Information Clearance, and is experienced in designing, implementing and delivering training and developing strategies, operational plans, policies, and procedures. He also attended the FBI National Academy in 2006,concentrating his master’s level studies there on leadership and counterterrorism. Mike and his wife Christine have three adult children and one grandchild.
Jeremy Wade, Vice President
Jeremy is a sworn officer with the Seattle Police Department and, in 2014, was recognized as their Officer of the Year. He and his patrol partner started and ran a community outreach program for 4 years which provided 1,100 new beds for local children who were sleeping on the floor. Jeremy has been a full-time training officer in the field training unit, and currently serves as a full-time peer support coordinator. He also started and serves as Chairman of his local FCPO Chapter. Jeremy and his wife Ketryna, married since 2004, have four children.
Robbin Wilkins, Secretary
Robbin Wilkins retired as a Lieutenant from the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City, Utah after 30 yrs. of service to the community. She founded a local Police Athletic League chapter in Salt Lake City for children whose parents couldn't afford local parks and recreation programs. In 2016, she founded E-Met Forensic Investigations, which provides investigative services to the legal community. Robbin joined the FCPO-USA National Board of Directors in 2018.
Michael (Mike) Swihart, Treasurer
Retired from the Ft. Collins, CO P.D., Mike’s police career spans 31 years and 3 municipal police agencies. He was also a firefighter/EMT with 2 local fire departments. An Army veteran, Mike accumulated 10 years of active federal service, including a training exercise in Korea and 2 Middle East deployments. Currently a volunteer fire dept. chaplain in SE Wyoming. Mike and his wife Linda (also an EMT) are the founders of Hart Rescue, ministering to first responders and those serving in the military.
Charles (Chuck) Urgo
Chuck is a retired Lieutenant with the Chicago PD, having served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol, Tactical and Neighborhood Relations Sergeant, Field Lieutenant and Watch Commander over a career of more than 32 years. He was the first president of FCPO Chapter 26, chartered in April of 1977, and currently serves as an Elder in his church in Chicago. Chuck’s wife Carol is a licensed clinical psychological counselor who volunteers at their church, and they have two adult children and three grandchildren.
Robert (Rob) Hinson
Rob is a retired Jacksonville, FL Sheriff's Office Detective with 32 years of law enforcement experience, having worked in Homicide investigations, Intelligence gathering, and conducting national security investigations as liaison to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. He is an ordained Baptist Minister, serving in several capacities in his local church. Rob has been an FCPO member for almost a decade and serves as Chairman of his local Chapter. He and his wife Cindy have two married adult children and one grandchild.
Glenn is a Chaplain with the Tulare County, CA Sheriff’s Office, holding a Masters Degree in Counseling and Bachelors Degree in Theology. He also recently began a new ministry as a hospice counselor. Glenn has worked with juvenile and adult drug court, as well as the California Department of Corrections. He has also assisted handlers and trained K9s for Sheriff Departments, and now owns his own K9 Training Academy. Glenn and his wife Myriam have been married since 2010.
James (Jim) Kruger
With a 40 year career in law enforcement, Jim serves as Oak Brook, IL Chief of Police. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Leadership from Judson University. He also attended the FBI Midwest Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar in 2010. Jim is a former FCPO Chapter President and a past president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. He and his wife Karen have two children and four grandchildren
Michael (Mike) Marchese
Retired after a 35 year police career, Mike has served with the Schaumburg, IL PD, Lakemoor, IL PD, West Dundee, IL PD and Johnson County Community College PD. He has served in many capacities, including Chief of Police, patrol, traffic, training, SWAT, Emergency Services, Community Policing and Public Relations. Prior to his police career, Mike was a US Marine, honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He holds degrees in business administration, law enforcement, and criminal justice. Mike has 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
Sergeant Scott Kostohryz has served with the Moorhead, MN PD since 2004 after 4 years with the Mankato, MN Dept. of Public Safety. While in his current role, he has assisted in leading the School Resource Officer Program, Honor Guard, Field Force, and Defensive Tactics. He also served in Investigations from 2017-2019. Additionally, Scott was instrumental in establishing the nonprofit Moorhead Police Athletics and Activities League. During his career, Scott has earned three Moorhead Police Lifesavings Awards. He and his wife Heather have three children.
Chaplain to the National Board and Executive Director
Charles (Chuck) Gilliland
Chuck is a retired Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport PD Sergeant and currently serves as public information officer at Tarleton State University, where he studied criminal justice. He is also studying for his Master of Biblical and Theological Studies Degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. In addition to being a past president of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA, Chuck also authored the Through the Eyes of a Cop daily devotional book series and has released a series of video daily devotionals. Chuck and his wife Angie have two children.
National Office Support Staff
Ivette Diaz, Administrative Assistant
Ivette, a graduate of Tennessee Temple University, became the National Office Administrative Assistant in 1994 after her husband Harold, at that time a Chattanooga Police Officer, heard about the opportunity at an FCPO meeting. She handles a wide variety of tasks, ensuring efficient operation of the National Office and that interactions between FCPO and others are positive and productive. Both natives of Puerto Rico, Ivette and Harold have three adult daughters and three grandchildren.
Brooke Ritterbush, Operations Coordinator
After serving for over 20 years in the non-profit community, Brooke joined the FCPO-USA National Office staff in 2021. Brooke's experience with event and project planning helps FCPO staff achieve their mission and goals by coordinating the intricate logistical details of projects and events. Brooke also researches and finds effective methods to best utilize current systems used by the National Office staff and provides support in the areas of donor relations and management. Brooke and her husband David live in Ringgold, GA.
Steve Rogers, Communications Specialist
Steve has been involved in nonprofit Christian ministry for over three decades, coming to the FCPO-USA National Office in 2015. Most of his responsibilities are behind the scenes, primarily in the digital world, having over a decade of website management experience prior to coming to FCPO. He is the primary administrator of the FCPO-USA website and social media platforms, in addition to writing and editing a variety of other media materials for the organization. Steve and his wife Amy are lifelong residents of the Chattanooga area.