• Officers & Staff
    Organization
    FOP Board


    The Members of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc. elect their State Lodge leadership every two years at the Annual Conference. The State Board Consists of six (6) statewide elected officials, the immediate past-president and eleven (11) trustees elected at the district level.  Map of FOP of Ohio Districts


    President
    Gary Wolske

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1116

    Garfield Heights Police Department


    Vice-President
    Jason Pappas

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1113

    Columbus Police Department


    Secretary
    Eric Lehnhart

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1128

    Ohio Attorney General's Office


    Treasurer
    Greg Toyeas

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1152

    Cincinnati Police Department


    Second Vice-President
    Derric McDonald

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Dayton Police Department


    Sergeant at Arms
    Bill Saringer

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    North Olmsted Police Department


    Immediate Past-President
    Jay McDonald

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1111

    Marion Police Department


    First District Trustee
    Troy Mineard

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Akron Police Department

    FOP of Ohio First District:  Consists of local lodges within the counties of Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Medina, Portage, Summit, and Trumbull.




    Second District Trustee
    Marc Lautenschleger

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Dover Police Department

    FOP of Ohio Second Distirct:  Consists of local lodges within the counties of Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, Noble, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.




    Third District Trustee
    Jim Fitsko

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Marion Police Department

    FOP of Ohio Third District:  Consists of local lodges within the counties of Ashland, Crawford, Delaware, Erie, Huron, Knox, Lorain, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Union, and Wyandot.




    Fourth District Trustee
    Tom Porter

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Zanesville Police Department

    FOP of Ohio Fourth District:  Consists of local lodges within the counties of Athens, Fairfield, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Licking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington.




    Fifth District Trustee
    Mike Galbraith

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Dayton Police Department

    FOP of Ohio Fifth District:  Consists of local lodges within the counties of Adams, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Warren, and that part of Hamilton County which lies outside the corporate limits of the City of Cincinnati




    Sixth District Trustee
    Mike Watkins

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Lima Police Department

    FOP of Ohio Sixth District:  Consists of local lodges within the counties of Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Harding, Henry, Logan, Lucas, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood.




    Seventh District Trustee
    Damian Glaser

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Cleveland Police Department

    FOP of Ohio Seventh District:  Consists of local lodges within the City of Cleveland.




    Eighth District Trustee
    Steve Fioritto

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Lakewood Police Department

    FOP of Ohio Eighth District:  Consists of the local lodges within Cuyahoga County outside the corporation limits of the City of Cleveland.




    Ninth District Trustee
    Jon Halusek

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Cincinnati Police Department

    FOP of Ohio Ninth District: Consists of the local lodges within the City of Cincinnati, the Park Police of Cincinnati and may consist of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept.




    Tenth District Trustee
    Aaron Bramel

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Ohio Veterans Services

    FOP of Ohio Tenth District:  Consists of the local lodges composed of full-time enforcement officers employed by the State of Ohio in the  Department of Public Safety, Department of Mental Health, Department of Mental Retardation, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Liquor Control, all other departments, agencies, and offices of the State of Ohio under the direct control of a state-wide elected office holder or paid by warrant issued by the Auditor of the State of Ohio, the Ohio Veteran’s Home and the Attorney General’s Office.




    Eleventh District Trustee
    Travis Parker

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Columbus Police Department

    FOP of Ohio Eleventh District:  Consists of the local lodges within Franklin County.




    Ohio National Trustee
    Shaun Laird

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Columbus Police Department

    FOP of Ohio National Trustee:  Represents all Ohio on the National FOP Board.





    Office Administrator
    Denise Young

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1127




    Director of Governmental Affairs
    Michael Weinman

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1117


    Membership Director
    Robert Hawley

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1150


    Chief Counsel
    Gwen Callender

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1121



    Organization
    Executive Committee


    The Executive Committee shall consist of seven (7) members. Three (3) members of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio Inc. One (1) member by the President, one (1) by the Vice-president and the final shall be the Chairman of the FOP of Ohio, Inc. Labor Committee. Four (4) members of the Executive Committee shall be elected by the delegates at the annual meeting. The four members of the FOP, Ohio Labor Council, Inc. One (1) of the four (4) elected members must be from a County Sheriff's Dept., one (1) from a Municipal police dept., one (1) from a law enforcement agency of the State of Ohio and the final can be from the membership at large.




    Chair
    Bruce Szilagyi

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Port Clinton Police Department


    Vice-Chair
    Mike Bammann

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Mansfield Police Department


    Elected Board Member
    Lisa Beam

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Mahoning County Sheriffs Office


    Elected Board Member
    Chris Hamberg

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    State Unit 46
    Attorney General




    Appointed Board Member
    Dan McCormick

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Deerpark Police Department


    Elected Board Member
    Linda Shutts

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Montgomery County Sheriffs Office


    Elected Board Member
    David Trend

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    Phone:
    6142245700

    Euclid Police Department



    Executive Director
    Gwen Callender

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1121

    Ms. Callender was appointed as Executive Director for the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc. on January 1, 2020.  Ms. Callender was hired at the OLC in 1991 as General Counsel and was promoted to Chief Counsel in 2017.  Over her 29 years as an attorney for the OLC Ms. Callender negotiated collective bargaining agreements and represented hundreds of OLC members in arbitrations, fact-findings, conciliations and disciplinary matters.  Ms. Callender has represented the OLC and its members before the State Employment Relations Board as well as the Ohio Personnel Board of Review and various local Civil Service Commissions.  Ms. Callender is a frequent speaker on public sector labor matters and has taught classes on Officers Rights, Social Media, Body Cameras, Grievances, Fact-findings and Medical Disability all over the State of Ohio.  In addition she has represented the OLC in various Courts of Appeal and in the Supreme Court of Ohio.  She is former member and past President of the Dublin City School Board where she was elected to two four-year terms.  Ms Callender received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  Ms. Callender is originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio and has lived in Columbus, Ohio since 1988.    




    Deputy Director
    Aaron Crawford

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1135

    Aaron Crawford is currently the Deputy Director of the FOP Ohio Labor Council, but also manages the property location of the FOP of Ohio and the FOP Ohio Labor Council and heads up all IT Services for both organizations.  Handling multiple responsibilities is not new, Aaron started with the FOP of Ohio in 1993, as a clerk responsible for copy, mail, and assorted clerical tasks.  As the FOP and FOP/OLC decided to expand their computer network, add internet access and email, Aaron became involved in the technical aspects of those tasks and other communications systems.  When the FOP needed a new property manager, his engineering background and mechanical ability were tasked to fill the roll.  Over the years, he moved from the internal clerical unit to the administrative staff, becoming an assistant to both the FOP Office Administrator and the FOP/OLC Deputy Director.  In 2005, when the FOP/OLC reorganized its administrative staff, Aaron became the Deputy Director along with retaining many of his current rolls.  As he moves beyond the twenty-fifth year, he continues to enjoy the diversity in his roles at the office, and always strives to provide the best service to the members of the FOP, Ohio Labor Council and the FOP of Ohio.




    Chief Counsel
    Kay Cremeans

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1123

    Kay Cremeans graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1984.  She graduated from Capital University Law School in 1988.  She is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the Southern District of Ohio.

    Kay has been employed with the FOP/Ohio Labor Council since graduating law school in 1988.  While working with the FOP/OLC, Kay has represented members in all aspects or representation, including investigatory interviews, pre-disciplinary hearings, mediations, etc.  Her primary focus is grievance arbitrations.  She has also represented members before the Ohio Personnel Board of Review and various municipal civil service commissions.  She also represents the FOP/Ohio Labor Council and its members before the Ohio State Employment Relations Board.




    Membership Coordinator
    Dan Ozbolt

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1219

    Dan is a retired ATF Special Agent who specialized in undercover operations where he infiltrated armed narcotics traffickers, outlaw motorcycle gangs, organizations advocating the overthrow of the United States, hate groups, street gangs, and various other criminal organizations.  He has conducted murder for hire investigations while in an undercover capacity, and has been involved in long term infiltrations for up to two years at a time while living in an undercover identity.  Dan has been a guest instructor on numerous occasions at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA, and has participated in the development of undercover curriculum for Federal Law Enforcement, State/Local Law Enforcement, and for foreign law enforcement entities allied with the United States.  He has also been an active participant in numerous gang related homicide investigations, and has participated in the planning and execution of numerous tactical operations to include search warrants, arrest warrants, and buy/busts.  Dan has testified as an expert witness in both Federal and State Courts.  He has received various awards, to include Distinguished Service Medals, Medal of Excellence, a Hostile Action Award, the International Narcotics Officer Association Medal of Valor, International Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association Award, and was nominated for the nations “Top Cop” award.  

    Since retiring from ATF, Dan most recently served as the Director of Advanced Training at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio.   

    Dan is a proud FOP Lodge member and former member of State Bargaining Unit 46 with the Attorney General’s Office.  Dan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Baldwin-Wallace College, in Berea, Ohio.  He currently resides in Central Ohio. 




    Field Staff Coordinator
    Mark Scranton

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    Phone:
    6142245700x2200

    Mark Scranton never intended to be involved in law enforcement; he originally studied Vocal Music Educational and Performance at Kent State University with aspirations of singing professionally.  After developing vocal cord nodules, Mark decided a new career would be necessary.  Soon thereafter, Mark started at Owens Community College enrolling in the Law Enforcement Technology/Police Academy program.  After graduating with an Associate Degree and becoming OPOTA certified, Mark worked part time for the North Baltimore Police Department for a short period before accepting a full-time position with the Clermont County Sheriff's Office.  Mark worked as a road deputy, township contract deputy, traffic deputy, and Corporal while at the Sheriff’s Office.  Mark also served on the negotiation committee for a number of years.  Medical issues forced Mark to leave his position as a deputy.  Because he wanted to stay involved with law enforcement, Mark enrolled at Northern Kentucky University majoring in Industrial Labor Relations, graduating with a bachelor’s degree, always with the goal of working for the FOP, Ohio Labor Council.  Mark was hired part-time in March of 2006, transitioning to full-time in September of 2007.  In 2021, Mark was promoted to the position of Field Staff Coordinator.  Mark has been a member of FOP Ohio Valley Lodge #112 since January 1992.




    Office Administrator
    Denise Young

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1127

    Denise oversees the daily operations of the State Lodge, which also provides services to the FOP Ohio Labor Council.  Her duties include but not limited to:  Assisting FOP State Board Members and the Executive Director of the FOP/OLC, supervising staff, preparing for board meetings and conferences, working with the FOPA State Lodge and their clerical/membership needs, processing per capita, communications with members of the FOP, FOP/OLC and FOPA.  She also coordinates FOP and FOP/OLC accidental death benefits.  

    Denise was born and raised in Massillon, Ohio.  She graduated from Perry High School.  She currently resides in Delaware with Shaun and their dog Gracie. 





    General Counsel
    Douglas Behringer

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1120

    Douglas Behringer is an attorney for the FOP/OLC, working out of the Columbus office.  He was born and raised in northwestern Ohio.  Doug started his military career early when he joined the Army Reserve as a junior in high school.  He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University before going on active duty in the Army.

    After a stint in the Army, he returned to college and obtained his law degree (J.D.) from The Ohio State University, with honors.  He was in private practice in central Ohio for six years before joining the FOP/OLC in 2002.

    Doug has over twenty-three years experience in litigation, administrative, labor and employment matters.  He has represented members of the FOP, OLC in disciplinary matters, investigations, litigation grievances, arbitrations, contract negotiations, mediation, civil service appeals and unfair labor practice matters.




    General Counsel
    Andrew Fortlage

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1220

    Andrew Fortlage is an attorney representing the FOP/OLC in northwest Ohio. He is a native of Toledo, and an alumni of Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo College of Law. Before joining the FOP/OLC, Andrew worked in various legal areas, including landlord-tenant law, criminal defense, and litigation discovery. In his free time, he enjoys building computers, cooking, and traveling.


    General Counsel
    Joel Glasser

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1122

    Joel Glasser is an attorney serving as General Counsel out of the FOP/OLC’s Columbus office.  Prior to becoming General Counsel, Joel served as Staff Representative for the FOP/OLC from 2013 to 2017.  Before joining the FOP/OLC staff, Joel served as a law clerk for the Central Ohio Transit Authority and as a legal extern for Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton at the Ohio Supreme Court.

    Joel received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2010 and his Juris Doctor from Capital University law School in 2013.




    General Counsel
    Michael Piotrowski

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    Phone:
    3307537080x3101

    Michael W. Piotrowski , Esq. is a labor lawyer who has been representing unions since he was in law school at Case Western Reserve School of Law.  He has been representing police officers since 1996 and has been with the FOP, Ohio Labor Council for 20 years.  He resides in Brecksville, Ohio with his son and daughter.




    General Counsel
    Megan Regan

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1213

    Megan is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a double major in Law and Social Thought and Women’s and Gender Studies.  Megan went on to the University of Toledo College of Law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 10% of her class.  She was also the Technical Editor of the Toledo Law Review and published an article in the law review on Why Title IX Matters: The Key to Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Medicine.  While in law school Megan was active in the Labor and Employment Law Association as well as the Toledo Women’s Bar Association.  Prior to joining the FOP/OLC Megan worked for a law firm in Toledo as an Associate Attorney.  Megan is admitted to practice law in Ohio as well as Michigan.  She resides in the Toledo area with her husband. 




    General Counsel
    Meagan Roeth

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    6142245700x1119

    Meagan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration summa cum laude from The Ohio State University in 2008.  Meagan received her law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2012 where she was the Issue Editor of the Information Society Journal.   After law school Meagan gained valuable legal experience working at law firms as well as holding a position of Administrative Hearing Officer for the Unemployment Review Commission in Columbus.  Meagan is admitted to practice law in Ohio and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.  Meagan is working out of the Columbus Office of the FOP/OLC.  She resides in central Ohio with her husband and two daughters. 




    General Counsel
    Keith Washburn

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1205

    Keith graduated from Ironton High School and enlisted in the U. S. Army as an Intelligence Analyst.  After his service obligation, Keith attended Ohio University and later joined the Chillicothe Police Department, where he worked 25 years.  Keith rose through the ranks at CPD from Officer to Sergeant to Captain and finally to Chief of Police.  Keith was the Chief for the last six years of his Chillicothe career.

    During his police career, Keith served as a bargaining unit member, and later as the bargaining unit chairman.  Keith has negotiated collective bargaining agreements for both the union and management. While serving as Chief of Police, Keith earned his Juris Doctor from Capital University.  Upon retiring, Keith took a position as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Jackson County Prosecutor.  Keith is licensed in Ohio and the Federal Courts in the Southern District of Ohio.




    Paralegal
    Renee Engelbach

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1130

    Renee Engelbach is a paralegal, employed by the FOP, Ohio Labor Council. Inc.  In this role, Renee is responsible for the processing of grievance forms from Employees throughout the State of Ohio, who are represented by the FOP, Ohio Labor Council.  Renee is no stranger to labor law having spent over thirty (30) years working as a paralegal for the FOP, Ohio Labor Council, Inc.

    Before joining the FOP, Ohio Labor Council, Inc., Renee worked in the private sector.  She worked in loan services for a local bank and spent over twenty (20) years working as a manager and training manager for a local restaurant chain.

    In her current role Renee has been given the opportunity to use her writing skills to write briefs for arbitrations and has written numerous Appellate Court briefs up to and including briefs for the Supreme Court of Ohio.




    Paralegal
    Carol Davis

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1149

    Carol is a paralegal in the FOP, Ohio Labor Council’s Columbus Office.  Originally from Mansfield, she moved to central Ohio to take a position as a dispatcher with the Reynoldsburg Police Department.  From there, she went to a law firm and acted as paralegal for a busy bankruptcy law firm. Carol is also a notary, a graphic designer, and prides herself on being detail oriented. 

    In her spare time, Carol worked in the food service industry which allowed her to make food drops to nearby first responder stations making her and the responders very happy.





    Staff Representative
    Chuck Aliff

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    Phone:
    3307537080

    Chuck Aliff has been a Staff Representative for the FOP/Ohio Labor Council since 2015.  He served more than thirty years in the military and law enforcement.  He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Ohio Air National Guard.  He retired as a Command Chief Master Sergeant.   He retired as a Sergeant from the Cleveland State University Police Department.  While employed at Cleveland State, he served as the FOP/OLC Associate for more than 12 years.  Chuck has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.




    Staff Representative
    Eric Changet

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    Phone:
    3307537080x3018

    Eric graduated from East Canton High School in 1988.  He joined the United States Marine Corps and served his time in an infantry unit. After his enlistment in the Marine Corps, he was hired at the Stark County Sheriff’s Office as a Correction Officer. He later switched to the classification of Deputy Sheriff. He retired from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office as a Sergeant in July of 2021. He started his employment with FOP/OLC in August of 2021.  He instructed at Stark State College, Buckeye Career Center and Zane College for police academies in the topic of subject control.  During his time at the Sheriff's Office, he was the FOP/OLC associate for the Corrections Unit and Sergeants Unit for over 20 years.




    Senior Staff Representative
    Lucy DiNardo

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    Phone:
    3307537080x3202

    Lucy DiNardo started her career in public safety as a 911 Dispatcher and Assistant Tac Officer with the City of Independence in 1994. While working for the police department, Lucy became the Union Associate and remained in that position for over eight years. After her ninth year with the PD she accepted a position with the FOP/OLC as a Staff Representative.  She has extensive knowledge in LEADS, BCI and NCIC policy and procedures.  In her years with the FOP/OLC she has represented members in contract negotiations and covered many Officer involved shootings and numerous discipline cases and has extensive experience in the defense and contract negotiation process. She’s earned the nickname “Pitbull” from numerous members and strives to maintain it.




    Senior Staff Representative
    Tom Fehr

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    Phone:
    6142245700x2101

    Tom graduated from Oak Hills High School in 1970.  He went to work for his father in the family wholesale flower business until 1975 when his father sold the business.  Tom stayed on with the new owners until 1980 when he was hired by the City of Cincinnati as a Corrections Officer.  Tom had always wanted a career in law enforcement.  While with the city, Tom was assigned to the “Work House”, the city jail that was built in the 1860s to house Civil War prisoners.  In 1981 Hamilton County took over the operations of the jail.  Tom stayed on at the “Work House” until he was promoted to the position of road deputy in 1985.  He was promoted to Corporal in 1989.  That same year he became Chair of the law enforcement bargaining committee.  He held that position until his retirement in 1998.  Shortly after retirement, Tom was hired to work for the FOP/OLC by then Executive Director Larry Hudson.  Tom still to this day enjoys working tirelessly for the membership as he has done from day one.




    Staff Representative
    David Garrick

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1202

    David has over fourteen years of experience in law enforcement, having worked at both the Stark County Sheriff’s Office and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  While working with the Richland County Sheriff, David served for many years as the FOP/OLC Local Associate.  Before starting with the FOP Ohio Labor Council, he was with the Law Firm of Spaulding and Kitzler as Director of Investigations.




    Senior Staff Representative
    Barry Gray

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    Phone:
    6142245700x2103

    Barry Gray and his wife have six children, two of which are now police officers.  Barry is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, College of Law Enforcement/Police Administration.  He was employed by the City of Oxford in 1982 as a Patrol Officer.  In 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Barry was one of the founders of the local FOP Lodge and held various offices (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Chaplain) from 1984-2001.  He was elected Lodge President for six terms and was the first supervisor to be elected President.

    Barry has been involved in contract negotiations since 1984.  In 2002, he was employed by the FOP/OLC as a Staff Representative.  He is a Past President of the IULOE, the in-house union for the employees of the FOP and the FOP/OLC.




    Senior Staff Representative
    Otto Holm

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    Phone:
    3307537080x3207

    Otto Holm, Jr. is currently with the FOP/OLC as a Staff Representative since 1995.  His labor relations and negotiating experience spans more than 15 years in private sector manufacturing and since 1992, he negotiates on behalf of the members of the FOP/OLC.  In 1979, he was the youngest recipient of the prestigious Certified Purchasing Manager, a testimonial to his expertise in negotiation and administration.  He introduced “just-in-time” (JIT) inventory strategies at several companies and was responsible for the start-up of two materials departments.

    Today, his expertise includes contract administration, labor law, negotiation, and arbitration matter in over 1000 cases.  He has served on the Arbitration Association Advisory Board as Vice-President and as the Policy and Ethics Chairman from 1997-2004 and ghost-author of “Did You Know….” for the FOP Journal.  He negotiated percentage increases during economic recession, saved multiple discipline cases their employment and is considered an expert in financial “what-if” scenario planning.  Holm recently developed and implemented a joint labor and management healthcare committee in cooperation with many municipalities, saving significant costs for both employee and the employer.

    Mr. Holm earned his undergraduate degree (BSBA) from Ashland University with a double major in marketing and Psychology.  After working as a purchasing professional for 10 years he decided to transfer his negotiating skills to a new field as a labor advocate for the “FOP”.  He received his Master’s of Labor relations and Human Resources with emphasis in Labor Law from Cleveland State University in 1992 and is a guest lecturer in the College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.  Mr. Holm holds his commission as a Captain as a Merchant Marine for over 16 years.  Mr. Holm is active on nonprofit boards, serves as church deacon, past council Vice President, Endowment committee co-char, and as a member of Blue Coats as well as a member of the American Legion Post 136 St. James City Florida.  Mr. Holm resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, Dr. Maudie Holm PHD.




    Senior Staff Representative
    Andrea Johan

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1218

    Andrea has been with the FOP, Ohio Labor Council for 19 years representing officers, deputies, dispatchers, corrections officers and clerks throughout Ohio. She provides representation in contract negotiations, mediations , fact finding and conciliation hearings, grievances, discipline matters and general labor relations issues. She has been a licensed attorney for more than 30 years. Just prior to joining the FOP/OLC she was an instructor and legal intern supervisor at what was then the Academy of Court Reporting. She served as a Franklin County Assistant Prosecutor for 12 years in both the Child Support Enforcement and Juvenile Units. She also had her own law practice for a few years between tenures as an assistant prosecutor. Andrea has been an active member of the legal community including president of the alumni board of the Capital Law School and past president of Women Lawyers of Franklin County. She has chaired the Columbus Bar Association’s Family Law and Juvenile Law Committee. Andrea received her JD from Capitol Law School and her B.S. and M.S. from Ohio University. In an earlier life she taught elementary school in Southeast Ohio. For the last 2 years in her free time she has been a volunteer reader for Voice Corps.


    Staff Representative
    Rick Paquette

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1206

    Rick Paquette was raised in Boston , Massachusetts.  He graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1981.  Rick served active duty with the United States Marine Corps from 1981 until 1990.  He and his wife, Kelly, have three adult children.  Rick was a Deputy Sheriff from 1990 until 2012 when he retired from active Law Enforcement service.  He first became involved with the FOP/OLC in 1994 while working as a Deputy Sheriff.   Rick has been a Staff Representative for the FOP/OLC since 2017.




    Senior Staff Representative
    Tracy Rader

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1203

    Tracy Rader is a Senior Staff Representative for the FOP, OLC.  She has been with the organization since 2008.  She was born and raised in Franklin County, Ohio.  She studied business technology and management at Columbus State Community College.  Tracy started her  career working in a non-profit organization (Goodwill Rehabilitation Center) as a Quality Assurance Inspector for nearly eight years.  Tracy was able to ensure work and rehabilitation opportunities for people with disabilities through providing standard manufacturing plans and quality plans for products packaged and/or produced.  Tracy then went on to leadership in recruitment and sales for the private sector continuing in her passion to assist people with employment opportunities, providing supervision to a staff, meanwhile maintaining P&L statements and building business relationships.

    Tracy is a Licensed Therapeutic foster parent through the State of Ohio.  Tracy provides services through volunteering for Meals on Wheels, serves the community dinner and mentors teenagers.




    Part-Time Staff Representative
    Adam Shaw

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    3307537080x3109

    Adam started his career in law enforcement in 2007 as a volunteer Auxiliary Deputy for the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.  In 2012, Adam attended the Cuyahoga Community College Police Academy and upon graduation, he was offered a part-time Deputy Sheriff position with Lorain County, eventually switching to full-time for the department in 2014.  Adam is presently a full-time deputy sheriff assigned to the night shift.  Adam also stands as the President of the Lorain County Deputies Association and has been heavily involved in local negotiations, grievances and other topics within that office.  Adam is a northeast Ohio native and is married with 2 kids.




    Part-Time Staff Representative
    Heath Tester

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    Phone:
    6142245700x1201

    Heath retired as a Lieutenant from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office after 25 years of service.  During his time at the Sheriff’s Office he served on the bargaining committees for both the Deputies’ Unit and the Supervisors’ Unit.  Heath negotiated every Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of the union during a twenty (20) year time period while at the Sheriff’s Office.   Heath understands the work of law enforcement and what it takes to communicate with the members having been a former member himself.  He is currently employed by the Ohio Northern Smuggling Enforcement Team in NE Ohio where he will continue to be employed while he works for the Ohio Labor Council as a part-time Staff Representative. Heath attended Stark Technical College and the University of Akron where he majored in Criminal Justice/Political Science.  He is a 2007 Graduate of P.E.A.L.S. (Police Executive Administrative Leadership School) and a 2017 graduate of P.E.L.C. (Police Executive Leadership College).  Heath will be servicing bargaining units in Northeast Ohio. 




    Staff Representative
    James Wagner

    Email:

    Phone:
    3307537080x3108

    Jim has a wealth of collective bargaining experience and first-hand knowledge of issues facing law enforcement today.  Jim retired from the Streetsboro Police Department where he served for over 27 years as a patrol officer, a detective and as the public relations officer for 10 years.  Prior to working at the Streetsboro Police Department Jim served in the Air Force Military Police in the rank of Sergeant and as a Police Academy Instructor in Hiram, Ohio.  While employed in Streetsboro Jim became involved in representing his bargaining unit as the negotiating chairman and grievance chairman.  Jim served in that capacity for 15 years, negotiating several contracts along the way.  During negotiations Jim took the lead on researching comparable agencies for income and health care as well as language favorable for their contract negotiations.  Jim worked with 6 different city administrations, multiple councilpersons as well as several law directors and law firms as the union president.  In addition to his fifteen years of experience negotiating contracts Jim represented his membership in disciplinary actions and has testified as an expert witness in termination hearings on behalf of the union at outside agencies.




    Senior Staff Representative
    Jackie Wegman

    Email:

    Phone:
    3307537080x3215

    Jackie Wegman has been with the FOP/OLC since 1995.  She works as Staff Representative mainly in the northwest part of the state.  She retired from the Maumee Police Department after 27 years of service, where she served as the Associate for the FOP/OLC for many years.  Jackie’s interest in labor relations led her to attend Cleveland State University where she competed their program in Labor-Management Studies.  Jackie has been to the negotiating table thousands of times and has done countless fact-finding and conciliation hearings.  She understands the importance of the grievance procedure to uphold the integrity of the contract.  Jackie says that she learned a long time ago that there is no such thing as justice in the work place, it’s “just us”.






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