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Meet Our Esteemed Advisory Board: Guiding the Missing Persons Center Towards Hope and Resolution

Advisory Board members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in various relevant fields such as law enforcement, forensics, psychology, and community advocacy. This diverse expertise enhances the Center’s capabilities and ensures a well-rounded approach to addressing missing persons cases.

These esteemed individuals provide strategic guidance and insight into developing effective policies, procedures, and initiatives. Their input helps the Center navigate complex challenges and make informed decisions to optimize its impact.

LAWRENCE OLMSTEAD

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

As Founder & President of the Missing Persons Center, Mr. Olmstead holds the visionary and leadership role. He establishes the organization’s mission, strategic direction, and fundraising initiatives. Responsibilities include building partnerships with law enforcement, government agencies, and community stakeholders. The Founder & President leads advocacy efforts, shapes policies, and represents the organization in public forums. Olmstead oversees financial management, fosters a supportive organizational culture, and drive awareness campaigns. Ultimately, Mr. Olmstead spearheads the Center’s mission to address missing persons cases, ensuring its sustainability, and actively engaging with diverse stakeholders to fulfill its objectives.

VALENTINE SMITH APM

INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE ADVISOR

Mr. Smith is the International Investigative Advisor at the Missing Persons Center and specializes in cross-border cases, providing expertise on international investigative protocols. He collaborates with global law enforcement agencies, sharing best practices and coordinating efforts to locate missing individuals. Responsibilities include analyzing jurisdictional challenges, and navigating legal frameworks. His role involves facilitating information exchange between countries, leveraging international networks, and staying updated on global missing persons trends. The International Investigative Advisor plays a pivotal role in enhancing the Center’s capabilities to address cases with an international dimension, ensuring a comprehensive and coordinated approach to locating missing persons worldwide.

TIMOTHY W. OLMSTEAD

LEAD INVESTIGATIVE ADVISOR

Mr. Olmstead is the Lead Investigative Advisor at the Missing Persons Center and assumes a leadership role in guiding and supervising investigative teams. He provide strategic direction, oversees case reviews, and ensure adherence to investigative protocols. Responsibilities include developing and implementing investigative strategies, analyzing evidence, and collaborating with law enforcement agencies. Olmstead plays a key role in training and mentoring investigators, staying abreast of emerging technologies, and fostering a collaborative environment to enhance the effectiveness of missing persons investigations. Their expertise contributes to the resolution of complex cases and the continuous improvement of investigative processes within the Center.

JAN SUSZKIW

CASE SUPPORT LEAD

As the Case Support Lead at the Missing Persons Center Mr. Suszkiw oversees and coordinates efforts related to missing persons cases. He is tasked as a liaise with law enforcement and families, and ensure effective communication and profile accuracy. Responsibilities include, maintaining case documentation, and providing support to staff involved in investigations. The role involves collaboration with various agencies, implementing protocols, and offering assistance to families navigating the emotional challenges of missing persons cases. The Case Support Lead plays a crucial role in facilitating the resolution of cases and supporting both the investigative team and affected families.

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