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Our Team

If you’re wondering what makes VCPI different, look no further than the people we call family.

We have an incredible team of passionate experts at VCPI. Our staff, board, and faculty all play a critical role in providing our partners with a level of commitment and service they won’t find anywhere else.

Lynda Schwartz, CAE

Executive Director
(804) 644-0601


Adam Wojcicki, CAE

Deputy Director
(804) 644-0383

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Sheila H. Gunderman, CAE

Director of Programs
(804) 644-0617


Michele Semko

Finance Manager
(804) 644-0385

Richard Borean

Strategic Communications Manager
(804) 343-1436

Domenick Chiddo

Instructional Designer

Eric Grossman

Instructional Designer

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Sherry LaBorne

Finance Coordinator
(804) 644-3352

Michelle Martin

Instructional Technology Manager mmartin@vcpi.org

Amy Sheets

Program Manager
(804) 644-0616


Jeffrey J. Steger

Project Manager

Sejal Vaywala

Learning Technology Specialist

VCPI Board of Directors

VCPI is led by a board of directors representing a wide breadth of public safety experience, leadership, and commitment to making a difference. Their continued support and guidance have allowed VCPI to thrive as a forward-thinking, national leader in public safety.

Thierry Dupuis

Chief of Police (retired)

Douglas A Goodman Jr

Douglas A. Goodman, Jr.

Chief of Police, Ashland Police Department

F. W. Howard, Jr.

VCPI Board Member, Sheriff (retired)

Jay W. Malcan, Ph.D.

VCPI Board President

J. Joseph McLaughlin

J. Joseph McLaughlin Jr.

Sheriff, New Kent County Sheriff’s Office

Anthony Roper

Anthony W. Roper

Sheriff, Clarke County Sheriff’s Office

Kelvin L. Wright

Chief of Police, Chesapeake Police Department

VCPI Faculty

VCPI has the privilege of working with the best public safety trainers, educators and subject-matter experts in the nation. These talented people dedicate their entire careers to public service, sharing decades of experience and expertise with us in the classroom and beyond. VCPI Faculty impact the public-safety profession on a daily basis, working hand-in-hand with our staff to deliver services which are current and focused on the issues relevant to the communities we serve.

Collectively, our Faculty’s demonstrated commitment to excellence is extraordinarily impressive. Individually, and perhaps most importantly, their passion for improving future generations of public safety inspires everything we do.

Interested in joining the VCPI faculty? We are always looking for people who share in our vision. Click the below to download the faculty application, and then submit your copy to resumes@vcpi.org

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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