Inspiring those in Public Safety to live a life with meaning and confidence.
A photographer by trade, Hank has been concentrating on heading into his retirement and has since left the photography world but will, at a moments notice, grab a camera and lose himself. He is also a Registered Drone Pilot and is exploring ways to utilize that talent. His favorite title is Daddy or within the past 10 years, PaPa.
After experiencing a tragedy within his family, Hank has become an advocate for finding solutions to the problems within our 911 systems across the country and has since become an advocate for parents of murdered children and a staunch supporter of the fight against Domestic Violence.
He became involved with the 911 Community after making a promise to a 9 year old little girl upon the horrible death of her mother in 2013. He has been successful in promoting and seeing laws passed in Suffolk County New York, Illinois, Maryland, Tennessee and the Great state of Texas. Due to his involvement since that promise, he has earned the support of more than 600,000 people including members of the U.S. Congress and Senate, several Hollywood Stars and hosts of national radio shows television shows.
In February of 2015 he was awarded the NG911 Institute’s “911 heart of 911 Advocacy Award” for his work in changing 911 laws and he has since been traveling letting people know the problems he has experienced and gaining support. He was presented the NENA Texas Chapter Presidential Award in 2019.
He has since formed the “The Kari Hunt Foundation” (karihuntfoundation.org) and is currently seeking to expand and include support to women and children of Domestic Abuse and is responding to parents of murdered children as an advocate.
Mark Fletcher ENP
Since 1980, “Fletch” has contributed in various roles in the Public Safety / Telecommunications industry. Initially serving as a Police Dispatcher and Special Officer for 5 years in New Jersey, with the remainder of his career focusing on telecom.
As a resident technician, he installed and maintained large private corporate voice networks, navigated their Y2K remediation and delivered the transition from TDM to VoIP, to SIP; and now WebRTC. Through his work with the Office of the CTO at Nortel and Avaya, Fletch holds 13 US Patents, focusing on NG911 additional data to PSAPs, as well as multimedia call handling functionality for 9-1-1 emergency call takers. Recognized for his customer advocacy, and his work on Public Safety Standards, He was honored by the NG911 Institute in 2013, being awarded the Industry/Technology Professional Private Sector Award by Congress.
In 2015 he received the NENA President’s Award for his work on Kari’s Law, and on February 16, 2018, he was invited to the Oval Office, with Kari’s father Hank Hunt, to witness the President’s signing of the Kari’s Law Act of 2017, authored by him, into the law of the land. On February 6, 2019 he implemented the world’s first enterprise NG911 Additional Data Repository through a partnership with 911 Secure, and RapidSOS. This delivered floorplans and additional location data details to the PSAP at Memphis PD through an integration with the RapidSOS NG911 National ADR, demonstrating Avaya’s digital transformation roadmap, ensuring the requirements for NENA i3 are met for the Enterprise and Public Safety.
Fletch is a regular keynote speaker at industry events worldwide and manages the content on the his Podcast Network. He is published regularly on the various Blogs, covering emerging technologies and trending industry news. His articles can also be found in Network World.
Externally, Fletch represents 911 Inform in NENA, EENA, and APCO International, and has contributed to several standards and best practices both here and abroad. Between 2014 and 2018, he served as a member of the APCO Standards Development Committee and Technical Subcommittee. He currently serves as the Northeast Region Liaison on the NENA Institute Board, where he provides input for the NENA Emergency Number Professional program and sits as a Technical Advisory Board member for Kant AI, as well as RapidSOS. He has also previously held Federal Advisory roles at the FCC sitting on the EAAC, TFOPA, and the Disability Advisory Committee, where he most recently served as co-chair on the Emergency Communications sub-committee.
Jamison Peevyhouse has over 25 years’ experience in public safety and 9-1-1 operations. Starting as a telecommunicator on midnight shift, Jamison continued to serve as a trainer, supervisor, and director of operations. Currently, he serves as the Statewide Training Coordinator for Tennessee, where he serves the needs of the state’s 2,200+ telecommunicators. Jamison’s commitment to servant-based leadership and communication skills are evidenced through many awards, including TN-APCO Director of the Year, the Senator Joe Haynes Award for Excellence, and the NENA Hall of Fame award.
Jamison’s life-long passion is growing a culture of compassion and collaboration within public safety organizations.
DaLonna (Dj) Hunt
DaLonna “Dj” Hunt began her career in the healthcare industry in 1990. She brings with her years of experience having worked as the Director of Marketing for hospice, home health and skilled care including behavioral health home care for seniors. In addition to the sales/marketing side of healthcare, she also brings experience in the operational side of healthcare having serviced as a Clinic Administrator and an Operations Manager for PhyNet Health Systems in East Texas.
Dj joined American Addiction Centers in June, 2019 as an Outreach Associate. Among her professional affiliates, she is also the Secretary of the Kari Hunt Foundation which services the public safety industry committed to creating better communication to ensure help is received to the fullest expectation. Dj’s mission is to “Positively impact every person I meet.” Each day that God has given me, is another day to bring joy, life and happiness.
Dr. Annise Mabry
Dr. Annise Mabry is a retired Dean of Graduate Studies, a GA Certified Peace Officer; and, a best-selling author of the homeschool memoir Educational Disobedience. She holds a PhD in Education, a MAEd in Adult Education and a MS in Criminal Justice.
She has homeschooled her children for over a decade and uses a unique mix of tough love with academic innovation to bring hope to the academically invisible and educationally excluded. She is also the founder of the Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation, Inc. a nonprofit organization founded for community growth and development. Dr. Mabry is best known for her Tiers Free program. Tiers Free Academy is Georgia’s only nonprofit alternative diploma program designed exclusively for sex trafficking survivors, homeless LGBTQ youth, and high school dropouts to obtain a high school diploma.
As a woman with love for community growth, she is a community activist with a passion for assisting rural police departments with implementing community oriented policing programs. Her foundation sponsors Christmas with a Cop, the Chief’s Diploma Program and the Macon County National Night Out.
Nathan Lee is the founder and President of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation which he formed after the preventable murder of his wife, Denise, in 2008. He has made it his life’s work to honor his courageous wife by promoting better training, standardized protocols, Quality Assurance, and technological advances for 9-1-1 so that it meets the expectations of all citizens. His testimony before the Florida Legislature in 2010 led to the passage of Florida’s first ever training and certification standard for all 9-1-1 telecommunicators. He has also testified before a Missouri legislative committee to demonstrate the critical nature of 9-1-1 in support of more funding to their state’s 9-1-1 system. The preventable death of his wife has garnered national attention on the need for a consistently trained and certified 9-1-1 workforce.
Nathan and his wife’s story have been featured on Dateline NBC, ABC’s Primetime, CNN, Dr. Phil, Larry King, Good Morning America and numerous other national venues. Determined not to have Denise die in vain, Nathan is partnering with the 9-1-1industry and using the powerful emotional ammunition of these tragic events to drive change in public policy. It is hoped that the public awareness and disgust of these tragedies, if channeled and focused in a responsible way, will lead to legislative changes in funding, training, certification, and technology so that no other family endures this type of pain and suffering again. The foundation has attained national prominence and respect for its efforts to improve public safety with Nathan speaking at over 20 state and national 9- 1-1 conferences. He recently lent his voice to a FCC workshop on cell phone location accuracy. He and the work of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation have been credited with several state initiatives to established uniform training and certification standards and was recognized by several national 9-1-1 industry associations as the industry “Advocate of the Year” in 2011.
Melissa Sampson is a 1995 graduate from the Texas Woman’s University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with minors in both General Science and Biology. She is a 1999 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, (now A&M School of Law), and holds a mediation certificate in civil mediation, family law mediation, and CPS mediation. Ms. Sampson has a solo practice in Galveston, Texas where she handles cases in family law, criminal law, CPS law, real estate transactions, probate, guardianship and mediation. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Sampson earned a Degree of Proficiency in Respiratory Care and has worked many years as a respiratory therapist in the hospital critical care setting.
Ms. Sampson resides in Galveston County and has two children: Alannah and Kaylee.
Ms. Sampson enjoys fishing, crabbing, and spending time at the beach with her family.
Chris Napier is the father of three children and married to Laura Napier, Hank’s daughter. He is in oilfield management for Baker Hughes where he covers almost a third of the U.S. field operations for Artificial Lift Services. Family is and always will be his number one priority. When he is not working, he spends his time with his son and twin daughters Laura and he fostered as newborns and adopted March 2019. He leads his family as a believer in Jesus and tries to model his life around that. So when spare time comes around, it is spent with family or church friends. He is always looking for ways where he can help others.”