James S. Davidson
Mr. Davidson is a former FBI agent of 23 years. He spent a substantial part of his career investigating violent and organized crime in Los Angeles, including narcotics, kidnapping, and murder-for-hire. He spent a year in Kyiv as the Legal Attaché, another in Tel Aviv, investigating organized crime, and a year at FBIHQ as an Assistant Inspector. He was part of a small team of investigators and prosecutors that won a prestigious DOJ award in connection with the conviction of multiple defendants in an international organized ransom kidnapping and murder ring. In addition to his responsibilities as President of FBI Integrity Project, Mr. Davidson serves as a board member of Digital Retail Apps, Inc., a Toronto-based tech company.
Mr. German is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty & National Security Program, which seeks to ensure that the U.S. government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in conducting the fight against terrorism. A former FBI agent, his work focuses on law enforcement and intelligence oversight and reform. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, German served as the policy counsel for national security and privacy for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington legislative office. Mr. German is the author of Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy. The book chronicles how the FBI transformed itself after the 9/11 attacks from a law enforcement agency famous for prosecuting organized crime and corruption to arguably the most secretive domestic intelligence agency the country has ever seen.
Dr. Whitehurst is a former FBI scientist who “blew the whistle” on misconduct within the FBI crime lab, resulting in extensive reform. He was America’s first successful FBI whistleblower. His case exposed forensic fraud in the FBI crime lab and subjected it to outside oversight for the first time. His case helped lead to an historic Presidential Executive Order ensuring whistleblower protection rights for FBI agents who expose misconduct. Dr. Whitehurst established the Forensic Justice Project at the National Whistleblower Center and initiated Freedom of Information Act requests that led to an NWC/Washington Post investigation of the FBI Crime Lab that forced the FBI to review 20,000 hair analysis cases. The investigation to date has resulted in several exonerations, reversals of convictions, and one stayed execution.
Ms. Hoang is a Stockton native. She was born to refugee parents. She is an attorney and a respected risk management professional with over 10 years of experience mitigating risk through quantitative and qualitative analysis. She is a speaker and author in this field. Ms. Hoang was honored by the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 under 40 for her professional accomplishments and community involvement. She works for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District as its Enterprise Risk Manager. She also serves on the executive board for the FBI Sacramento Citizens' Academy Alumni Association.
Michael Di Roma
Mr. Di Roma brings valuable experience to FBI Integrity Project. He retired in 2016 after a distinguished 21-year career as an FBI agent. After substantial field experience, Mr. Di Roma spent the latter half of his career in the FBI's Congressional Liaison Office and then as Chief Division Counsel and Ethics Officer in the Sacramento Division. Prior to entering the FBI, Mr. Di Roma was in private legal practice in Los Angeles.
Kevin R. Evans
Mr. Evans’ career spanned 47 years as an IT professional. Forty-four of those years were spent developing software in a variety of languages and platforms from embedded microprocessors to mainframes with an emphasis on classified communications systems for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NSA, and NASA. Mr. Evans worked on the development of the 2nd generation of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) software for 20 years. Mr. Evans retired from the FBI in 2013. Since retiring, Mr. Evans has consulted on N3G, NCIC’s third generation software.
Adam Kravitz - Mr. Kravitz received a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston. He later earned an M.S. in International History from the London School of Economics. In 2009, he founded eVoter, a non-partisan voter information and candidate marketing platform. Mr. Kravitz is currently lead partner at Kravitz & Co., P.A., a Miami-based law practice that focuses on Corporate, Securities, M&A, Technology, and International Transactions.
Michael "Bret" Hood
Mr. Hood finished his 25-year FBI career as an adjunct professor of leadership and ethics for the University of Virginia while serving as an instructor at the prestigious FBI National Academy. Since 2000, Mr. Hood has taught Fortune 500 companies and government executives’ leadership, ethics, and crisis leadership. Mr. Hood is a faculty member and forensic accounting professor at the University of Virginia. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Eat More Ice Cream: A Succinct Leadership Lesson for Each Week of the Year. He has an M.B.A. from Boston University.
By the time Mr. Hathaway retired from the FBI, he had logged 34 years in federal, state, and local law enforcement, and the military. He is now the Vice President of Tactical Programs for Guardian Centers of Georgia, LLC. During his 20-year FBI career, Mr. Hathaway served as Commander of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT). Prior to this, Mr. Hathaway was an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division, a Supervisory Special Agent of the National Capitol Response squad in Washington, DC, and an HRT operator and team leader.
Formerly a staff accountant with Deloitte & Touche, Mr. Dupre holds a perfect score in the FBI Academy's fitness test and his name is forever inscribed on a plaque that hangs on the east wall of the academy's fitness center. Mr. Dupre spent 25 years as an FBI special agent, investigating economic crimes, drug trafficking, and crimes against children. He also served as the Sacramento Division's media coordinator, a SWAT operator, and a firearms instructor.
Rosemary Dew is an author who was one of the first hundred female FBI agents. She retired from the Department of Defense, having served two tours in Afghanistan. She is a registered nurse and the author of Your FBI: How the FBI Suppresses Whistleblowers to Hide FBI Scandals & Crimes, No Backup: A Female Agent’s Life in the FBI, In Mother Teresa’s House: A Hospice Nurse in the Slums of Calcutta, and co-authored Death Begins. She is the recipient of the US Army Superior Civilian, the Defense Intelligence Agency Joint Civilian Service Commendation, and NATO medals, as well as numerous commendations from the Director of the FBI.