Our Consultants

TNG manages the membership associations NABITA and ATIXA. Each consultant is identified by their role within each organization.

What is our competitive edge? Content, trainings, and consulting in this field are probably 80% alike, but a 20% margin has always differentiated TNG and creates better results for our clients. Our 20% value add results from being incredible listeners and unorthodox problem solvers who often reject the premise that something can’t be done. We are adept at working within a client’s current culture, or helping them to change it based on our detailed understanding of all the moving parts of a complex organization, all while helping to advance decisions that empower the client to manage risk effectively.

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TNG Partners

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Managing Partner

Kimberly Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.


Saundra K. Schuster, M.S., J.D.


Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Chair of the Board;
President, ATIXA

Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.

Vice President, ATIXA

TNG Vice Presidents

Brian Heider

Vice President of Investigations

Michelle Issadore, M.Ed.

Executive Vice President, Association and Training Operations

Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.

President, NABITA;
Vice President, Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment

TNG Associates

Tanyka M. Barber, M.H.S., J.D.

Senior Associate

Mandy Hambleton, M.S.

Director, Content Development

Leah Reynolds, M.S., Ed.D.


Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Senior Associate

TNG Affiliates

Joseph Allen, Ed.D.

Director of Community College Pathways at National University

Erin Buzuvis, J.D.

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Western New England University

Katie Clifford, J.D,

Attorney/Educational Consultant at Clifford Legal Educational Consulting, LLC

Maureen Connolly, MBA, Ed.D.

Senior PA Analyst at Federal Emergency Management Agency

D. Matthew Gregory, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students at Texas Tech University

Belinda Guthrie, M.A.

EEO and Title IX Coordinator at Santa Clara University

Erin Halligan-Avery, Ph.D.

Wendy Hind, J.D., Ph.D.

President at Hind Government and Policy Consulting

Jeremy Inabinet, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs at University of Chicago

Claire N. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Consultant and Writer at University of Virginia

Jason Laker, Ph.D.

Professor, Counselor Education, Higher Education, Student Affairs, and Community Development at San José State University

John Wesley Lowery, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Graduate Coordinator, and Professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Bernie Luskin, Ed.D.

President & CEO at Luskin International

Gentry McCreary, Ph.D.

CEO & Managing Partner at Dyad Strategies

Matt Medeiros, M.A.

Chief Compliance, Diversity & Ethics Officer at National University System

Leslee Morris, J.D.

Investigator at U.S. Center for SafeSport

Rick Olshak, M.S.

Director, Title IX Compliance at Texas A&M University System

Mary Ellen O’Toole, Ph.D.

Professor Director, Forensic Science Program at George Mason University

Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President, Student Affairs at Columbus State University

Catherine Spear, J.D.

Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX at University of Southern California

Tenielle Tensley, J.D.

General Counsel at Kern High School District

Ryan Thompson, J.D.

Attorney at Private Practice

Sheilah Vance, J.D.

Chief Officer, EEO and Compliance at Stockton University

Erica Woodley, M.S.

Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students at Tulane University


Jeff Allison


Nick Bird

Background Investigator

Kelli Bishop


Leisha Fauth


Roger Flanders

Background Investigator

Tammy Franks

Senior Investigator

Laura Franks

Senior Background Investigator

Rachel Frost


Jacqueline St. George

Licensed Investigator, Workers' Compensation

Paul Hayes


Michael Holguin


Daniel Hotard

Surveilance Investigator

Aldo Iturriaga


Nicole Johnson

Background Investigator

Tim Langan


Timothy Lawler


Michelle Loomis


Scott Mayfield


Jaymei Mendoza

Background Investigator

Simone Mueller

Senior Investigator

Hugo Rodriguez

Surveillance Investigator

Bethany Scott


Dean Spivacke


Harry Standberry

Background Investigator

Sheri Stevenson

Senior Investigator

Vivian Tabb


Art Tintle

Background Investigator

Angela Walker

Background Investigator