Donna Pitman’s career life began when she worked for Tallatoona, a federal assistance program. She would sit with those in need; the chief executive officer at the time, David Sims, said she should work at a higher level. She said she would go back to school and he offered to help her. Out of 100 people, she got a higher position. An expert on mental health and counseling, Ms. Pitman was recommended to work at a higher level, and it was that experience that inspired her to move forward in her own career. An expert on mental health and counseling, Ms. Pitman worked in housing and recalls helping a young woman at the time. The woman was recommended to work
A product of military life, Janet Mae Micklos grew up constantly on the move. The flexibility she experienced as a child eventually translated to her professional career. Over the years, Ms. Micklos has held a wide variety of positions, though all were geared toward helping others. She began as a physical education instructor at Terrell Wells Middle School in Texas in 1969, and then became a dental assistant at a private practice in Oklahoma in 1970. From there, Ms. Micklos served in roles like physical fitness instructor at Victor Valley Community College, director of the physical department at the Victor Valley YMCA, application processor for the state of Delaware, clerk and typist to the adjunct general of the Joint United
Following in her father’s footsteps, Linda Miller worked as a police officer for 22 years, servicing her community and helping to protect and care for the well-being of others. She is particularly proud of her efforts to educate the next generation of law enforcement, which included explaining how she was treated as a female on the force and teaching the importance of treating one another with respect regardless of gender. During this time, she also pursued her interest in fitness and taught aerobics to fellow staff members. It was a natural progression, therefore, for Ms. Miller to turn to serving her community in a different way, through health and nutrition, upon retiring from the force. Since that retirement, Ms.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Ellen M. Scrivner has distinguished herself as an expert in public safety, police psychology, and law enforcement. She is currently using her extensive background to serve as an executive fellow at the Police Foundation in Washington, where she has been since 2012. The post allows her to advise police departments and other law enforcement agencies on topics like crisis intervention and changing leadership models. Prior to this, Dr. Scrivner held numerous positions in law enforcement. She began as a police psychologist at both the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia and the Prince George County Police Department in Maryland. She moved on to become president of Public Safety Innovations in Washington, and deputy