Speakers

DISA brings in industry leaders for educational presentations on the issues impacting employee screening today. View a short bio, a list of the sessions they're presenting, and LinkedIn contact information below.

Nina French

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Nina French

Managing Partner

Current Consulting

State Marijuana Laws and Litigation Strategies

Employee Screening 101: What, When, Who, and How

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Nina M. French is the Managing Partner for the Current Consulting Group with over 26 years of experience in employee screening. Nina has experience in managing drug-free workplace operations, including product development, vendor management, medical review, client services, account management, marketing, and sales strategy. Her consulting emphasis is on helping screening companies streamline operations, define product portfolios, align core business goals, launch new products, increase revenue, and improve client retention. Nina's experience within the screening industry provides her with the expertise to consult with employers on program design, vendor selection, and best practices. Nina is widely published and speaks at over 40 events each year including client hosted educational trainings, webinars, SAPAA, DATIA, NAPBS, iHeart Radio, and SHRM.

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Frank Bernard

Vice President of Ethics and Compliance

DISA Global Solutions

State Marijuana Laws and Litigation Strategies

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Frank Bernard is a highly accomplished operations and compliance executive with a distinguished career at Walmart, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Frank is currently the Vice President of Ethics & Compliance at DISA Global Solutions.

Frank is responsible for translating DISA’s compliance vision into actionable strategies that support client performance, enhance program maturity, and create competitive compliance advantages. These strategies encompass the compliance subject matter areas of DOT and Transportation Compliance, Training and Education, Employee Screening, and Risk Management.

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Dr. Mike Lynn

CEO

Hound Labs, Inc.

Technology Update: Detecting Marijuana Impairment with a Breathalyzer

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A practicing emergency medicine physician and teacher at Highland General Hospital – one of the premier emergency medicine teaching facilities in the U.S. – Dr. Mike Lynn is also a clinical faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a former White House Fellow and Fulbright Scholar with an extensive background in public policy and public health, and he is a reserve deputy sheriff and a fully qualified and active SWAT team member. In addition, Dr. Lynn worked for 10 years as a venture capitalist specializing in medical devices and biotechnology. In this capacity, Dr. Lynn invested widely in emerging life science companies and served on multiple boards of directors. Dr. Lynn is currently CEO of Hound Labs, Inc., a scientific device company that has developed ultra-sensitive breath analysis technology that has been used to create the Hound marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer, which solves one of the biggest public safety problems associated with marijuana legalization: how to objectively determine if someone has recently used marijuana. Dr. Lynn lives near Oakland, CA with his wife, Jenny, their four children, and their Swiss mountain dog, Stanley.

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Bill Sullivan

Executive Vice President of Advocacy

American Trucking Associations

ATA Regulatory Update and Transportation Outlook

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Bill Sullivan is the executive vice president of Advocacy for the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry.

As executive vice president, Sullivan leads ATA’s efforts to advance a pro-trucking, pro-safety, pro-efficiency agenda on Capitol Hill, before federal regulators and in state capitals around the country.

Before joining ATA, Sullivan was legislative director for Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), overseeing and managing the senator’s legislative staff and efforts.

Previously, Sullivan was appropriations liaison for the Department of Justice and worked for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Trout Unlimited.

Sullivan has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

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Vince Brodt

Vice President of Client Experience

SJV & Associates

You’re Background Check Came Back with A Hit. Now What? (Adverse Action)

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Vince Brodt has been with SJV since 2007, and is directly responsible for developing and leading the Sales, Marketing, and Client Service teams. An active member of NAPBS, he served a four-year term as Chairman of the Provider Committee and also serves as Ambassador for NAPBS Conferences. A frequent speaker at industry-sponsored events and conferences, Vince has led educational sessions on research process, technology advancements in background screening, social media screening, and quality assurance measures

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Sean O’Donnell

Assistant Vice President - Operations

DISA Global Solutions

What’s in a Background Check? How are Products Different?

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Sean is the Assistant Vice President of Operations and has been with DISA for eight years. Prior to joining DISA, Sean has extensive experience working for several industry-leading companies within the background screening industry, such as Choice Point, LexisNexis, and Acxiom. Transitioning from sales to operations, Sean has helped orchestrate DISA's organizational structure to help support the growth of the fastest growing product line within the DISA business suite of services. In addition, he took the lead role in the restructuring and modernization of DISA's customer service teams to help the business scale as DISA sees industry-leading growth. He's currently responsible for drug testing and background day-to-day operations and seeing the future next-generation technology plays to excel the DISA further. Sean currently served on two nonprofit boards and holds a seat on an advisory board for a fintech company based in Houston. When he's not diligently working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids snow skiing and sailing.

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Dr. David Kuntz

Executive Director of Analytical Toxicology

Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL)

CBD Oil – What Employers Need to Know!

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Dr. Kuntz has been with CRL since 2006 and is a Board Certified Toxicologist. He is a national expert in urine adulteration and drug detection in urine, oral fluid, hair, and sweat using GC/MS, GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS. He has worked in workplace drug testing for over twenty years. He has testified extensively for employment hearings, child endangerment proceedings, military court-martial courts, Federal merit system protection boards, the FAA, and Department of Energy regarding drug use, interpretation, and adulteration of urine samples. In addition to workplace testing, Dr. Kuntz has been involved for many years in developing drugs of abuse testing panels for medical professionals. Dr. Kuntz is an inspector for the SAMHSA and CAP forensic drug testing programs. He currently serves on the editorial board for Clinical & Forensic Toxicology News and as a consultant to the MRO Examination Development Committee for the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC). Dr. Kuntz received his B.S. in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University and practiced five years as a retail and hospital pharmacist. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Oklahoma and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from North Dakota State University. He further completed a post-doctoral program in biochemical toxicology at Washington State University and the University of Utah.

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Charles Farone

General Manager - DISA Transportation Compliance

DISA Global Solutions

Managing Tax & Permitting for Your Fleet

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Charles Farone has over 18 years’ experience in transportation compliance and is General Manager of DISA Transportation Compliance, based out of Stow, Ohio. Charles is responsible for ensuring DISA’s customers are compliant in the areas of Fuel Tax, Fuel Tax Refunds, Mileage Tax, Driver Qualification Files, Hours of Service, Licensing and Permitting, Registrations, and Authorities. Charles is passionate about sharing his knowledge and expertise in helping customers make progress in transportation safety and compliance and is equally passionate about helping customers save, or even recapture tax dollars paid. Charles holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Akron, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Ashland University. Charles enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors in his downtime. When visiting Houston, it's guaranteed you can find Charles posted up at his favorite restaurant Pappasitos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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Faye Caldwell

Legal Advisor & Litigator

Caldwell Everson PLLC

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Trial attorney, adviser, speaker focusing primarily on all aspects of drugs of abuse testing, representing and advising laboratories, collectors, employers, MROs and TPAs to ensure legal compliance and enhance workplace safety.

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Deborah Sorchevich

Director of Background Screening

DISA Global Solutions

You’re Background Check Came Back with A Hit. Now What? (Adverse Action)

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Deborah Sorchevich joined DISA in February 2018, where she utilizes her operations, management, and legal experience as the Director of Background Screening Operations. Deborah was previously part of the Backgrounds Operations and Compliance senior management teams at ChoicePoint, as well as other smaller organizations. Deborah earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, as well as her B.A. in History and Political Science from Purdue University. Deborah is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, holds an Advanced FCRA Certification, and is certified as a Human Resources professional.

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Kristiana “Kristi” Tobey

Driver Qualification Manager

DISA Global Solutions

Driver Qualification Files: What’s in It & How Do You Keep It Up to Date?

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Kristiana “Kristi” Tobey has worked in the compliance industry for 21 years gaining experience in background screening, FMCSA compliance, and operations management. As a seasoned Driver Qualification Manager, she is passionate about advancing FMCSA safety and compliance. In addition to her role as Driver Qualification Manager, she is also involved in sales and operational excellence, and she enjoys relaxing with her family in Florida in her downtime.