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Project EnCriPT combines some of the top professionals in environmental enforcement at the local, state and national levels with renowned professional development programs and resources offered by the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and Sam Houston State University. Our advisory board pinpoints key issues in the field, while our project staff delivers state-of-the-art, training programs online and in-person.

Administrative Board

  • Ms. Andrea Hoke
  • Project Manager
  • Sam Houston State University
  • College of Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Rita Watkins
  • Executive Director, LEMIT
  • Sam Houston State University
  • College of Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Tammy Douget
  • Director of Finance, LEMIT
  • Sam Houston State University
  • College of Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Marisa Padilla
  • Ass. Director Online Course Dev.
  • Sam Houston State University
  • College of Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Heather Vermilio
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Sam Houston State University
  • College of Criminal Justice
  • Mr. Stephen Payne
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Sam Houston State University
  • College of Criminal Justice

Advisory Board

  • Ms. Andrea Abat
  • Special Agent
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics, and Training
  • Mr. Stephen R. Dicker
  • Sr. Police Officer
  • Houston Police Department
  • Environmental Investigations Unit
  • Mr. Andrew Isbell
  • Director of Planning and Development
  • Walker County
  • Planning and Development
  • Mr. Robert Knight
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Walker County
  • Environmental Crime Unit
  • Mr. Rock Owens
  • Manager
  • Environmental & Infrastructure Practice Group
  • Mr. Edward Rutland
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Environmental Crimes Unit
  • Ms. Ann Stamper
  • Private Consultant
  • Mr. Tony Stamper
  • Private Consultant