R.A.D. STAFF INSTRUCTORS

 

 

Barbara Arrighi

RAD Programs

Barbara Arrighi currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Campus Police at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts and has been in that position since 1974. She has been an Adjunct Instructor in Self-Defense Physical Education at Mt. Holyoke since 1975 and has presented police training programs in police defensive tactics, and domestic violence since 1972. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Massachusetts and has been studying Shito-Ryu Karate since 1972 where she has achieved the level of 7th degree black belt. She was given the title of Kyoshi by Headmaster Mabuni Kenzo, Soke. Barbara has also been a certified Kubaton Instructor since 1990 within the International Karate Association. She has achieved the level of 5th degree black belt and given the title of Shihan by Headmaster Takayuki Kubota, Soke in that discipline. Barbara has been with R.A.D. Systems since 1993. She is a certified Instructor in the Basic, Advanced, Keychain, Weapons Defense, and R.A.D. for Seniors programs. In 1998, Barbara was promoted to Instructor Trainer in the Keychain Defense Options Program and in 2000 she was promoted to Staff Instructor in that same system. She is also the recipient of the Susan B. Anthony award, and is a charter member of the R.A.D. Systems Hall of Fame.

Theresa Barker

RAD Programs

Theresa has been a R.A.D. Instructor since April of 1991, where she attended the very first R.A.D. Instructors Program. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Indiana University of PA and then worked 10 years as the Administrative Supervisor for the Security Department at Virginia Wesleyan College and is currently the Benefactor Coordinator at that Institution. Theresa is a Staff Instructor in the Basic Physical Defense System. She is also the editor of R.A.D.'s Newsletter, The Instructors Voice, one of the original Executive Board Members, a Susan B. Anthony Award Recipient, and a charter member of The R.A.D. Systems Hall of Fame.

Scott Barlow

RAD Programs

Scott Barlow became a Basic Physical Defense R.A.D. Instructor in 1991. He has since obtained certifications in the Advanced Self-Defense and Aerosol Defense Options programs. Scott continues his involvement with R.A.D. programming as an Instructor Trainer in the Basic Physical Defense Program and Staff Instructor with the Aerosol Defense Options Program. He has also been involved with Law Enforcement Training for many years and is retired from the Newport News, Virginia Police Department and recently retired Chief of Police of Culpeper, Virginia Police Department. Scott is currently the Deputy Director of the Hampton Roads Regional Criminal Justice Academy in Newport News, Virginia.

Jan Barrymore (Emeritus)

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Jan received her Associates Degree in Law Enforcement in 1974 and joined the US Army Military Police Corp in 1975. She served in Germany, Korea and then returned to civilian life as a Corrections Officer at the women’s prison in Kansas. She attended the first R.A.D. Instructor’s Program in April 1991 while working at Christopher Newport University Police Department. Jan then transferred to The College of William and Mary Police Department where she primarily investigated sexual assaults. In 1997, Jan received her M.Ed. in Counseling and is currently the Crisis Intervention Specialist at a domestic violence/sexual assault shelter. Emergency Services counselor for community service board in Gloucester, Virginia Jan was awarded Executive Board Emeritus in July 2009, and is a Charter Member of the R.A.D. Hall of Fame.

Layne Bjarnason

RAD Programs

Layne is a retired Campus Law Enforcement Officer currently employed as a Security Consultant for the Edmonton Public School Board. He became involved with R.A.D. Systems in 1992 as a Basic Physical Defense Instructor, and the first Canadian instructor in the organization. He and his wife, Debbie, played a significant role in bringing R.A.D. Systems to Canada. Layne earned his Instructor Trainer certification in the basic program in 1993 and has since achieved Instructor Trainer standing in Advanced Physical Defense, R.A.D. For Men and Replicating Adverse Dynamics with Instructor certifications in other R.A.D. programs as well. Layne is a Susan B. Anthony Award recipient and a Hall of Fame Member. Layne was promoted to Staff Instructor for Replicating Adverse Dynamics at the 2013 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Jon Brill

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Jon Brill joined the R.A.D. Systems alliance upon completing the Women’s Basic Physical Defense Instructor Certification course in April 1993. Since then he has acquired Instructor certifications in Advanced Self-Defense, Aerosol Defense Options, R.A.D. for Men, and R.A.D. for Seniors. He has also participated in Replicating Adverse Dynamics and Crime Prevention for the R.A.D. Instructor programs. He was appointed as the first State Director for Pennsylvania in December 1995 and was then named as the first Director for Region 2 in July 1996. He held the position as Director of Region 2 until 2006. Jon achieved the status of Instructor Trainer for the Women’s Basic Physical Defense System after attending the first Instructor Trainer Development Program in July 1995 and was promoted to Staff Instructor at the R.A.D. Conference in July 2006. He currently serves the organization as the Instructor Trainer Coordinator. Jon was a recipient of the Aggressor award in 1999, the Susan B. Anthony award in 2002 and the TIV Contributor award in 2005. He was named as a charter member to the R.A.D. Systems Hall of Fame in 2008.

Archie Griffin

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Archie became a part of our alliance in 1991 and has been a rock for us ever since. Through his dedication and hard work, Archie rose through the ranks, becoming R.A.D.'s very first Instructor Trainer and after some time was promoted to Staff Instructor in the Basic Physical Defense System where he has served as wise council to many of us over the years. It was also Staff Instructor Griffin's idea to conduct an annual training conference back in 1995. He is an Instructor Trainer in Advanced Self Defense and RAD For Men, a Hall of Fame Charter Member and R.A.D. Susan B. Anthony Recipient. Archie recently retired from the University of Maryland at Baltimore Police Department after twenty-five years of service in the law enforcement community.

Jim Helms

RAD Programs

Jim Helms served in the United States Marine Corps for four years (1989-1993) as a Military Police Correctional Specialist. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps, Jim worked as the Security Coordinator for the University of Miami (FL) (1994-2001); during his tenure at the University of Miami he received training in CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), Basic Crime Prevention, and became certified as a R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense Instructor (1996). Jim has since become certified in additional systems within the R.A.D. Systems network to include: Advanced Self-Defense Instructor, Keychain Defense Options Instructor, and Replicating Adverse Dynamics Instructor. Additionally, Jim is an Instructor Trainer for both the Basic Physical Defense and Advanced Self-Defense systems. In 2011 Jim was appointed as a Staff Instructor for Replicating Adverse Dynamics, and is a recipient of R.A.D.’s Susan B. Anthony award. Jim is currently employed as a law enforcement officer in the South Florida area.

Sheri Iachetta-Owen (Emeritus)

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Sheri has been with R.A.D. Systems since it began in 1989. She has undergraduate and master’s degrees from Radford University and started her career in Student Affairs at Old Dominion University and The College of William and Mary. From 1994, she worked full time as the Systems Coordinator for R.A.D. Systems and the Academy Coordinator for the Tidewater Academy Law Enforcement Training Division until 1999. As a Staff Instructor for the Basic Physical Defense Program, Sheri was an integral part of the development of these programs specifically and the first Executive Board Member appointed by the R.A.D. Systems Founder. Sheri was inducted into the R.A.D. Systems Hall of Fame in 2006, was the very first recipient of R.A.D.’s prestigious Susan B. Anthony award in 1993 and was awarded Executive Board Emeritus in July 2009. She is currently the Registrar for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dale King

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Dale King is a Law Enforcement Information Coordinator with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). He also serves as a subject matter expert (SME) assisting the FBI CJIS Division in development of Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx) computer based training (CBT) modules. Dale has been in law enforcement for more than twenty-nine years, spending more than twenty-one years with The University of Tennessee Police Department in Knoxville. Some of Dale’s duties during his career at UTPD included supervision of Training, Crime Prevention, NCIC/TIES and TIBRS Operations, and Communications. Dale has presented more than 1,500 crime prevention programs and training seminars in twenty-one states. Active in self-defense training for 36 years, he was first certified as a self-defense instructor in 1974 (YMCA, Jamestown, New York). In 1992, Dale and Keith Lambert attended the R.A.D. Basic Instructor certification class in Charlottesville, VA. They were appointed to the position of R.A.D. Instructor Trainer (BPD) in August 1993. In 1995, he assisted in the development of the training curriculum for R.A.D. Keychain Defense Options, and was appointed KDO Staff Instructor. Dale also trains law enforcement officers and civilians in the use of the Kubaton. Dale is a charter member of the R.A.D. Hall of Fame.

Trent Nelson

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After serving his country in the United States Army as an Air Assault Instructor, during which he spent time with the Old Guard Presidential Escort Unit, Trent began his career as a law enforcement professional. He started as a deputy with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Department and since transferred to a mid-sized municipal police department in Northern Virginia where he has spent the past 19 years. Trent is a certified Instructor within his department as well as currently being assigned as an Academy Staff Instructor at a regional police academy where he is responsible for training law enforcement recruits from area police departments, sheriff’s departments, fire marshalls and animal control officers. Trent became certified as a R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense Instructor in November of 1996 and has since been promoted to an Instructor Trainer in that system as well as become certified in the Advanced Self- Defense System. Trent is also a Staff Instructor in the Replicating Adverse Dynamics System and has 15 years of experience in reality based training at the local and federal law enforcement levels, as well as within civilian personal safety programming.

Cathy Rumsey

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Catherine Rumsey began her law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Minot, North Dakota Police Department. After three years there, she moved to Maine and began working as a patrol officer for the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. Catherine became a certified R.A.D. Instructor in 1994, where she taught numerous Basic programs on campus before leaving the department. In 1997 Catherine was hired as a patrol officer for the Bangor Police Department in Bangor, Maine. She brought the R.A.D. program to her new department and has been actively teaching R.A.D. since then. She became certified to teach the Advanced, Aerosol, Keychain, and R.A.D. for Men programs. Catherine is also an Authorized Instructor Trainer in the R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense Program for Women. While working with the Bangor Police Department, Catherine worked in the patrol division and the detective’s division as a Domestic Violence Investigator. In 2001, she became certified as a polygraph examiner. In 2008, after 5 years as the Domestic Violence Investigator, Catherine was promoted to Sergeant and became the first woman in the history of her department to be promoted to a supervisory position. During her entire time with Bangor Police, Catherine was involved with community policing projects including the Police Activities League, Special Olympics, and the Triad program. These programs allowed her to meet and educate children and senior citizens on various crime prevention topics. A charter member of the R.A.D. Systems Hall of Fame and Susan B. Anthony award recipient, in 2004 Catherine presented a training block at the R.A.D. Systems International Training & Certification Conference on working with Senior Citizens. After a great deal of research and pilot programming between Catherine and R.A.D. Systems Founder Larry Nadeau, the R.A.D. for Seniors Program was born. Catherine is the Co-Founder and Program Director of that program.

Anthony Solano

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Anthony Solano certified in R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense for Women in 1999. Anthony is also certified in Advanced Self-Defense, Aerosol Defense Options, Keychain/Flashlight Defense Options, S.A.F.E., and R.A.D. on Domestic Violence. In 2001, Anthony attended the first R.A.D. for Men Instructor course at the annual R.A.D. Systems Training and Certification Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Anthony spent the following three years developing updates to the educational curriculum of Resisting Aggression with Defense for Men and in 2004 joined the R.A.D. Systems instructional staff. Anthony is a Susan B. Anthony recipient and currently works at Montgomery College in Germantown, Maryland as a professor and distance counselor.

Kathy Wright

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Kathy is a former City of Buffalo and Virginia Beach Police Officer with 14 years experience. She became a R.A.D. Instructor in 1996 and has since become a Staff Instructor in Basic Physical Defense, Advanced Self-Defense, and Replicating Adverse Dynamics. An Instructor Trainer in both the Aerosol Defense Options and R.A.D. for Men programs, Kathy was awarded R.A.D. System’s coveted Susan B. Anthony award in 2003. Kathy is also certified as a Personal Fitness Specialist through the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research. She is a former Adjunct Instructor with Heckler and Koch’s International Training Division, is currently a Staff Instructor with the National Academy of Defense Education in Denham Springs, Louisiana and has taught defensive tactics skills on a national level.