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Our Board is comprised of Officers and Directors who have graduated from an FBI Citizens Academy and are in good standing as Chapter members. They represent a diverse mix of experience and expertise and all share a passion for amplifying the community outreach mission of the FBI.

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Scott Southworth

Officer - President; Executive Committee Lead; Incidence Response Team Lead; Fundraising Team Lead

 Citizens Academy Graduating Class: 2012

A third generation native of Denver, Scott received his BA in Economics from CU Boulder. As an established entrepreneur, Scott has started over a dozen successful small businesses, none in the same industry. Along the way, he has been a co-founder in a number of local charity and non-profit organizations. As a pilot, he has been fortunate to be involved with a unique helicopter ministry called, PrayerOne, started by his brother-in-law. His biggest accomplishment was to get his wife to say, “Yes”. She is WAY above his pay grade!

David Dameron

Officer - Vice President; Executive Committee; Membership Team Lead

Citizens Academy Graduating Class: (Phoenix):  2013

David worked in the telecommunications industry from 1985 – 2016, including roles in sales, marketing and management. He lived in many states during his career with the majority of this time in Tucson, AZ. David and his wife moved to Highlands Ranch/Parker in early 2017. Prior to Covid, David was a sales manager at Topgolf.  He then became the security manager for Allied Universal Security on the Charles Schwab Campus in Lone Tree, CO. In his spare time, David enjoys family, golfing, kayaking and yard work. He also enjoys long walks and hikes with his wife (Joan) and two-year-old Portuguese Waterdog/Poodle mix.

 Kelle Ansel

Officer - Secretary; Executive Committee; Nominations Committee Lead; Special Events Team Lead; Membership Team

Citizens Academy Graduating Class: 2019

Kelle has a degree in Business Management and just retired from the Insurance business in 2022. She has also worked as an event planner and wedding coordinator. Kelle has a passion for community outreach and serving our neighborhoods and has planned, coordinated and directed many community events, including: The Ultimate Home Makeover, The Great Gas Giveaway, Military Care Packages, Thanksgiving Basket Outreach and serving many local charities in a tangible way. Kelle is a Colorado native, has been married for 30 years and has two children. She loves to travel, read and play pickle ball. 

Michelle Slocum

Officer - Treasurer; Executive Committee

Citizens Academy Graduating Class: 2021

Michelle is an Audit Manager within Crowes Healthcare Risk Consulting practice. She is a Certified Internal Auditor,  Fraud Examiner, and Healthcare Internal Audit Professional and  has over 15 years of professional healthcare experience. She is a fraud lead within the practice and has extensive knowledge of controlled substance controls, DEA regulations and leading practices. Michelle earned a B.S. in accounting from Binghamton University. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors.  She is an author for the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors and writes questions for consideration in the Certified Internal Auditors exam. During her free time, Michelle is an avid hockey fan (particularly the Colorado Avalanche), enjoys reading (usually fraud stories) and is an unsuccessful dog trainer (her Mini Aussie controls all!).   

Tom Gallegos

Youth & Community Outreach Team Lead; Financial Review Team 

Citizens Academy Graduating Class: 2017

Tom is a Denver native, and he has worked for several large Colorado-based companies as an environment, safety & health professional.  He has worked for Lockheed Martin for 19 years, and his father worked at the Waterton facility before his retirement.  Tom and his wife (Elizabeth) are “empty nesters” with two children in college.  Both children attended the FBI Denver Teen Academies and participated in many FBIDVRCAAA outreach events.  Tom’s passion is developing opportunities for FBIDVRCAAA members to connect and collaborate, and providing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) engagements for teens interested in the FBI and law enforcement.

Thomas Hughes

Financial Review Team Lead

Citizens Academy Graduating Class:  2023

Tom has lived in Colorado most of his life and returned to attend CSU after serving 6 years in the U.S. Marine Corps where he met his wife (also a Marine). He is a CPA and career auditor, most recently serving as the Head of Internal Audit at Global Medical Response. Throughout his career, Tom has worked for large corporations in leadership roles and investigated numerous financial fraud cases that led to successful prosecutions of the accused parties. In addition to his primary career, Tom became an EMT at GMR to better understand the daily work of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and served on an EMS crew in his free time. Tom loves his amazing wife and daughter, and enjoys Colorado outdoor activities such as road cycling and trail running.

Laura Locke

ElderFraud Team; Outreach - Youth Engagement Team

Citizens Academy Graduating Class: 1999

Laura is a native to Colorado; she moved to Evergreen several years ago and prefers life on the mountain. In college Laura participated in the Denver Police Department Explorer Program and was the chairperson for the National Law Enforcement Explorer Program.  Laura graduated from Regis College with degrees in both mathematics and political science and then received her law degree from Santa Clara University Law School.  Laura has practiced law for the past 31 years, mainly in business planning, estate planning and child welfare.   She currently works for the State of Colorado in the Trust Unit for Health Care Policy and Financing.  Outside of work, Laura enjoys yoga, paddleboarding, 4-wheeling and hiking with her family and Siberian huskies.