About

SWAFDE is a regional organization of Forensic Document Examiners, with membership throughout the United States. Any person, regardless of sex, race, creed, or national origin who is a United States citizen and whose primary profession is that of a Forensic Document Examiner and whose primary place of employment is within the United States, is eligible for membership as long as he/she otherwise meets all of the requirements as set forth in SWAFDE’s Bylaws and Directives.

Please note that prospective members must either practice Forensic Document Examination as their primary profession or be in a training program under the guidance of an experienced examiner whose qualifications to train have been approved by the Board of Directors. New members must be sponsored by an Active member of SWAFDE. For more information, please contact the membership chairperson.

Officers

Kathleen Nicolaides
President

Joe Merydith
Secretary

Sean Espley
Treasurer

Other Board Members

Wesley P. Grose
Immediate Past President

Lisa Stenback
Membership/Credentials Chairperson

Regional Representatives

Janis S. Tweedy
Eastern Region

Alan M. Kreitl
Mountain Region

Brett Bishop
Northern Pacific Region

Jane Rodriguez
Southern Pacific Region

Other Positions

William J. Flynn
Historian

Jane Rodriguez
Newsletter Editor

Past Presidents

Wesley P. Grose
2013-2016

Barbara Torres
2010-2013

William J. Flynn
2007-2010

James A. Tarver
2005-2007

Melvin Cavanaugh
2003-2005

Lloyd W. Cunningham
2001-2003

Mark A. Huntzinger
1999-2001

David L. Oleksow
1997-1999

George J. Throckmorton
1995-1997

Verle R. Truman
1993-1995

Thomas E. Van Valkenburgh
1991-1993

Mary A. Riker
1989-1991

Floyd I. Whiting
1987-1989

George W. Lewis
1985-1987

William J. Flynn
1983-1985

James L. “John” Hale, Jr.
1981-1983

Charter Members

Karen Chiarodit
William J. Flynn
Manuel Gonzales
Bruce P. Greenwood
Michael P. Gryzik
James L. Hale, Jr.
Sandra L. Homewood
Mark Huntzinger
William L. Leaver
David L. Oleksow
J.D. Purkiss
Max W. Stayrook
George J. Throckmorton
Tom VanValkenburgh
Floyd Whiting

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