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IHIA Board Members


President


Captain Greg Esteban

Hawaii Police Department

Area 1 Criminal Investigations Division

349 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Office Phone: 808-961-2251

Gregory Esteban is the Captain of the Area I Criminal Investigation Division for the Hawaii Police Department where he commands the Criminal Investigation, Juvenile Aid, and Vice Sections as well as the Crime Lab. He joined the department in 1985, first starting as a patrol officer, working in the districts of North Kohala, Kona, and South Hilo.

He was promoted to detective/sergeant and was assigned to the Area I Criminal Investigations Section.  As a detective, he led or assisted in a number of homicide investigations.

Captain Esteban was promoted to a watch lieutenant and was assigned to the South Hilo Patrol Division. He subsequently transferred to Area I Criminal Investigation Section as the section commander for a team of detectives and officers. 

He is the department’s death and homicide investigation instructor for police recruits and newly promoted detectives and sergeants.

Captain Esteban is a graduate of the 246th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

He has been a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) since 2012, its’ Western Regional Director since 2015 and served as the Vice President.

In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, watching televised sports, and firing up his smoker for some killer brisket, pulled pork, as well as pork and beef ribs. 


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Vice-President

Detective Joseph Rauch

Atlantic City Police Department

2711 Atlantic Avenue,  Atlantic City,  New Jersey 08401

Office Phone: 609-517-8645

Detective Joseph M. Rauch is a decorated twenty-five year veteran of the Atlantic City Police Department in Atlantic City, New Jersey, assigned to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit in Atlantic County, New Jersey since 2006.

     Joe began his career in 1984 working in Atlantic City’s casino gaming industry as an Investigator with Harrah’s Entertainment Incorporated and Trump Entertainment Resorts Incorporated conducting civil and cooperative criminal investigations, serving as a law enforcement liaison and providing protective services for executives, dignitaries, celebrities and high profile clientele. In 1994, he left the casino gaming industry and joined the Atlantic City Police Department. 

     Detective Rauch has an extensive education, training and experience in multiple facets of law enforcement, having served a variety of assignments throughout his career including; Uniform Patrol Division, Community Policing Section, Accident Investigation Unit, Gun Reduction Unit, Narcotics Unit, Prostitution Unit, Casino Hotel Investigations Unit, Police Community Partnership Grant Team, Juvenile Investigations Section, Criminal Investigations Section, Shooting Response Team and the Special Projects Unit.  He is a certified Fire/Arson investigator routinely assisting the Atlantic City Police & Fire Departments Arson Investigation Unit and Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Investigation Unit in conducting arson and fire related death investigations. As a member of the Atlantic City Police Department Emergency Response Team, he also serves as a Negotiator with the Crisis Negotiation Team and is a certified public safety diver trained in rescue and underwater search & recovery.

     Since 1998, Detective Rauch has served as a lead instructor at both the Atlantic County Police Training Center in Atlantic County, New Jersey and the Cape May County Police Academy in Cape May County, New Jersey, providing basic and advanced training and curriculum development in Report Writing and Criminal Investigation. He is also a repeat guest lecturer for the Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Programs at Atlantic Cape Community College, Rutgers University and Richard Stockton University in New Jersey.

     A former five-term Vice President of New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association Local #24, Detective Rauch now serves as a trustee of the union, where he continues to work in the interests and welfare of the men and women of the Atlantic City Police Department.

    In 2004, Detective Rauch accepted a consultant position with Defensive Systems Institute / DSI Training Solutions, LLC, where he was involved with the development and presentation of instructional training programs for law enforcement and private security.

     In 2011, Detective Rauch was selected to panel a committee responsible for authoring the Atlantic City Police Department “Tourism District Plan.” A comprehensive departmental reorganization plan designed to address the increased demand for police services within the Atlantic City Casino/Tourism District and in compliance with newly enacted New Jersey State legislation to reform the gaming industry in Atlantic City and revitalize tourism. 

     In August 2011, Detective Rauch accepted the position of Eastern Regional Director with the International Homicide Investigators Association. He continues to serve his position organizing and instructing training events throughout the east coast, advancing curriculum, developing new training products and promoting membership.

     Since 2016 Detective Rauch has served on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Advisory Board for the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP).       

     Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joe lives in Atlantic County, New Jersey, with his wife Ginny, daughter Hannah and son Noah. He is an accomplished musician, avid scuba diver and a horrible golfer.

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First Past President


Lieutenant Paul Belli

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

4510 Orange Grove Avenue Sacramento, California 95841

Office Phone: 916-606-1283

Lieutenant Paul Belli has been with the Sacramento County Sheriffs Office since 1998, and is currently assigned as a patrol watch commander. In his tenure with the department, Lieutenant Belli has served assignments as a patrol officer, a field training officer, motor officer, firearms instructor, force options instructor, and Evoc instructor. Upon selection to detectives in 2008 Lieutenant Belli was assigned to the Sexual Assault and Elder Abuse Bureau before being selected to join the Homicide Bureau. Lieutenant Belli he spent 7 years as a homicide detective and 3 years as the homicide bureau supervisor prior to his promotion to Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Belli holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from CSU Sacramento, In addition to Robert Presely Institute of Criminal Investigations certificates in Homicide and Narcotics investigations. Lieutenant Belli is a California POST ICI instructor for the Officer Involved Shooting investigations course, a past committee member for the POST ICI Detective training symposium, and the President for the International Homicide Investigators Association.

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Treasurer

Lieutenant Steve Lewis

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

2008 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33601

Office Phone: 813-247-0652

Lieutenant Steve Lewis is a 28-year veteran with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, in Tampa, Florida.  He holds a bachelors and masters degree in Criminology from Saint Leo University.  He graduated with honors from the 140th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville.  He has worked in many different areas with the Sheriff's Office, to include Patrol, School Resource, Street Crimes and various Detective Bureaus.  He has been a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association since 2004.  He has held the position of Chief Financial Officer since 2013.

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Secretary


Crime Analyst Nathan Graham

Federal Bureau Of Investigations

FBI Academy, Quantico, Viginia 22135

Office Phone: 703-632-4309

Nathan Graham began his career with the FBI in April 2006 as a Crime Analyst with the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP), Quantico, Virginia.  Crime Analyst Graham is currently assigned as the ViCAP Web Program Manager, which includes oversight of ViCAP’s Joint Applications Development (JAD) Team, the team responsible for all technical and user interface matters pertaining to the ViCAP Web system.  Prior to his current assignment, Crime Analyst Graham served as the crime analyst for the states of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington; as well as Army CID, Air Force OSI, and all requests from foreign law enforcement agencies. Crime Analyst Graham has also served as the lead analyst for the FBI’s Highway Serial Killings (HSK) Initiative. Prior to the FBI, Crime Analyst Graham spent almost four years as a police officer and crime analyst with the Raleigh Police Department, Raleigh, North Carolina. Crime Analyst Graham currently serves as the Secretary for the International Homicide Investigators Association.


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Federal Bureau of Investigations Liaison


Assistant Section Chief Jeffery McClain

Federal Bureau Of Investigations

Investigative and Operations Support Section / Critical Incident Response Group

Quantico, Virginia

Office Phone: 703-632-4190 

Jeff McClain serves as the Assistant Section Chief for the Critical Incident Response Group’s (CIRG) Investigations and Operations Support Section (IOSS) providing support to all five Behavioral Analysis Units, the Securities and Facilities Unit, and the Technical and Support Services Unit.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. McClain served as the Unit Chief of the Behavioral Analysis Unit-4, Crimes Against Adult Victims and Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP).  Mr. McClain entered on duty with the FBI in 2002 and was first assigned to the Richmond Division’s Fredericksburg Resident Agency where he worked a variety of violations with emphasis on violent crime, gang, and drug matters. 

In 2010, Mr. McClain was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and transferred to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations Unit, where he program managed WMD operations and investigations for the northeastern United States and the WMD ALAT program.  In 2011, Mr. McClain returned to the Richmond Division as the Supervisory Special Agent and Program Coordinator overseeing the Violent Gangs, Violent Incident Crime, TOC-West, and TOC-East programs.  Mr. McClain also served as the SWAT, OCDETF, and Undercover Coordinator.

In 2015, Mr. McClain was promoted to Unit Chief and transferred to the CIRG, BAU-4 providing operational and analytical support to federal, state, local, and international law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation of unusual or repetitive violent crimes involving adult victims until his promotion to Assistant Section Chief in 2018. 

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Special Projects


Captain (Ret) Mike Corrado

Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

Office Phone: 609-909-7756

Mike Corrado is presently the Government Services & Special Projects Coordinator for the IHIA.  He works closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigations to coordinate and develop training programs across the country.

Mr. Corrado is a past president of the IHIA and a retired Captain of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Homicide Unit in New Jersey.  In addition, Mike serves part time as a School Resource Office at the Hamilton Twp. School District in Mays Landing, New Jersey and a consultant for the National Center of Missing & exploited Children

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Membership and Online Services


Detective Mike Blair

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

2008 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33601

Office Phone: 813-247-00567 

Michael “Mike” Blair is assigned as a Detective to the Homicide Section with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa, Florida. Detective Blair has had the opportunity to serve the citizens of Hillsborough County as a Deputy Sheriff for the last 21 years. Beginning his career as a detention deputy, Detective Blair spent the first year  working in the county jail. From there Detective Blair transferred to law enforcement as a Patrol Deputy. He has held various positions within the Sheriff’s Office to include, Patrol Deputy, Field Training Deputy, Vice Squad Plain Clothes Deputy, General Offense/ Property Detective, Violent Crimes Detective and for the last 5.5 years, Homicide Detective. Detective Blair also serves on the Peer Support Team and is the president of the Lynn Sowers Memorial Foundation which provides financial assistance to the men and women of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in their time of need.

Detective Blair is a certified instructor in Vehicle Operations and General Topics with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Hillsborough Community College and routinely instructs at the law enforcement academy. A graduate of St. Pete College, Detective Blair holds a degree in Criminal Justice.

Detective Blair has been involved with the IHIA since 2012 and was elected to the board in 2014.

Detective Blair and his wife Danyel are the proud parents of 6 children ranging in age from 10 to 22. They spend their free time participating in sports activities, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, vacationing and volunteering with various community groups and non-profit organizations. Detective Blair’s family is very supportive of the IHIA and can be found at the annual symposiums helping out the Association behind the scenes.

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Regional Directors


Northern Region


Chief Tim Fagan

Florissant Police Department

1700 N. Highway 67, Florissant, Missouri 63033

Office Phone: 314-830-6016


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Southern Region


Lieutenant David Lebid

Lee County Sheriff's Office

14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft. Myers, Florida 33912

Office Phone: 239-477-1000

Lieutenant David M. Lebid graduated from the Tampa, Florida campus of the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Criminology in 2004. Lieutenant Lebid went on to earn his Master of Arts Degree in Administration at Barry University in Fort Myers, Florida in 2016. He is currently a Lieutenant in the Major Crimes Section within the Criminal Investigations Bureau at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and has approximately fourteen years in law enforcement to include three and a half years at the City of Fort Myers Police Department.

During his time in law enforcement Lieutenant Lebid has worked in the areas of: Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Background Investigator, Juvenile Arrest Monitoring Officer, Gang Unit Officer, Special Investigator for Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit, Gang Unit Detective, Selective Enforcement Team Deputy, Narcotics Detective in the Pharmaceutical Investigations Unit, Narcotics Detective in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Region Six Strike Force, Field Force Deputy, Criminal Investigations Division Detective which focused on property related crimes, Special Operations Unit Member which conducts SWAT related operations, Violent Crimes Detective, Homicide Detective, Intelligence and Gang Unit Sergeant, Homicide Violent Crimes Unit Sergeant, and Lieutenant within the Major Crimes Section.

Lieutenant Lebid has extensive training in a variety of areas to include death investigations and gang investigations. He currently oversees the Homicide Unit, Cold Case Homicide Unit, and Chaplains. Lieutenant Lebid is currently the Southern Regional Director for the International Homicide Investigators Association.

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Eastern Region


Trooper 1st Class Detective Richard Perreault

New Hampshire State Police

33 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Office Phone: 603-223-8977

Trooper First Class Perreault is a thirteen year veteran of the New Hampshire State Police. Trooper First Class Perreault formerly worked as a Patrol Officer from (1990- 1992) In Rollinsford New Hampshire. During Trooper First Class Perreault’s time with the New Hampshire State Police he has served in several capacities to include: criminal investigations, assigned as Cadre to the New Hampshire Police Academy  for the 162nd session, Field Training Officer, DARE Officer and Mentor, Northern New England DARE Training Team as facilitator in charge of training for New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine,  Major Crime Unit  assigned to active homicide cases. Trooper First Class Perreault found his passion spending  2 ½ years assigned within the Major Crime Unit to the Attorney Generals Cold Case Unit as a lead in several Cold Case Homicide investigations.

Trooper First Class Perreault is often assigned interns to oversee and give guidance while they were assigned to the Major Crime Unit. He has also been assigned to assist other agencies coming to New Hampshire to interview suspects in homicides from other jurisdictions. Trooper First Class Perreault is routinely assigned Presidential details  and has had to opportunity to serve President Trump, Vice President Joseph Biden and Michele Obama during campaign visits to New Hampshire.

Trooper First Class Richard J Perreault III is a native of New Hampshire having grown up on the seacoast and graduating from Dover High School in 1986. Trooper First Class Perreault has a wife and daughter and currently resides in the seacoast area. He enjoys spending time off with his family and enjoys performing magic shows, scuba diving, running, kayaking and anything outside. He is a second degree black belt in Tae Know-Do and previously co-owned a marital arts school in New Hampshire. 

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Western Region


Detective Rob Peters

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

4510 Orange Grove Avenue Sacramento, California 95841

Office Phone: 916-874-8482

Detective Rob Peters began his law enforcement career in 2004, with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Prior to be assigned as a homicide detective, Detective Peters was assigned as a detective in the Sheriff’s Crimes Against Persons Bureau, where he investigated felony assaults and domestic violence cases. Additionally, Detective Peters was assigned to Patrol Services and Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit, and the Sheriff’s Court Security Division. 

Detective Peters is currently assigned to the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. As a homicide detective, Detective Peters is tasked with investigating homicides, suspicious deaths, officer involved shootings, kidnappings and high profile cases.

Detective Peters has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from California State University of Sacramento. Additionally, he has obtained his intermediate and advanced Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificates. He has attended numerous law enforcement investigative courses, which include: Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) for Homicide, Officer involved Shootings, Narcotics and Arson/Explosives. Additionally, he has also attended bloodshed interpretation and interview and interrogation courses.

As a working detective, Detective Peters is a member of the California Homicide Investigators Association and the International Homicide Investigators Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

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Education Director


Robert Lowery

National Center For Missing & Exploited Children

3333 John Carlyle Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Office Phone: 703-837-6381

Presently serves as the vice president of the Missing Children Division for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He is responsible for all operational components for reports on missing children, including case management, child abduction rapid-response, long-term missing children, children missing from care, missing children with special needs, unidentified deceased children, homicides and violence against children, and biometrics. Bob has over 30 years of law enforcement experience having served as the Assistant Chief of Police for the Florissant, Missouri Police Department and Commander of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad, the oldest and largest multi-jurisdictional homicide task force in the United States. He was directly responsible for homicide and violent crime investigations in the entire St. Louis Metropolitan Region.

He is the author of several law enforcement publications on the topics of investigation of violent crime, homicide, unidentified human remains, abducted and missing children, and missing children with special needs. He is a co-author and editor of the “Missing and Abducted Children: A Law Enforcement Guide to Case Investigation and Program Management,” the “Law Enforcement Investigative Guide for Long-Term Missing Children,” and the author of the “Law Enforcement Response Guide to Missing Children with Special Needs” on behalf of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Bob participated as a member of the Child Abduction Analysis Team (CAAT) for the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) in Quantico, Virginia. He was an original member of the board of advisors for the "Team Adam" Program for NCMEC, and additionally served on the selection committee for "Team Adam" consultants. Additionally, he is a past president of the International Homicide Investigators Association and continues to serve as the vice president for education and training. He actively participated in organizing IHIA symposiums in St. Louis; the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia; the National Crime Faculty – Bramshill, Hampshire, England; Houston; Orlando; Reno; Tampa, Washington, D.C.; New Orleans; Clearwater, Florida; St. Louis; San Francisco; Las Vegas; and Philadelphia. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri and a graduate of the FBI National Academy – class 177.

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Memorial Coordination

Captain (Ret) Steve Buras

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Legal Counsel


Paul Marino, Esq.

Mr. Paul Marino of Largo, Florida is a member of both the Florida and Maryland Bars. Mr. Marino has a long history of providing legal advice to several of the nation's leading criminal justice oriented associations. Mr. Marino left his native Baltimore where he served as a member of the Mayor's staff, handling public safety and emergency management issues for the City of Baltimore to accept an appointment as Chief Legal Counsel to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida. During his work with the Sheriff's Office, in addition to his primary responsibility to manage claims and reduce potential liability against the Sheriff and his deputies, he was initially responsible for handling public information and media matters for the Sheriff, and worked on several major law enforcement “sting” projects.

He retired after 17 years of government service to further his career in private practice and as a civil liability defense attorney for police departments throughout the state of Florida. Today, Mr. Marino's law practice is centered on his work as a corporate counsel for several law enforcement associations. He provides legal counsel and instructs various courses related to airborne law enforcement operations and practices. 

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