Michael Maini, MPA
Executive Director and President
Marc Gonzalez, Pharm. D.,
Board of Directors
Betsy Brantner Smith
Board of Directors
Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith retired in 2009 after serving 29 years in Chicago area law enforcement. She has been a police trainer for over 35 years, is a popular keynote speaker at conferences and events throughout the United States and has trained in various international venues.
Betsy has authored hundreds of articles for law enforcement, government and civilian publications, served on the advisory boards of Police Marksman magazine and PoliceOne.com and currently serves on the advisory boards of The Wounded Blue, Law Enforcement Today, Citizens Behind the Badge and Safe Call Now
She is a featured columnist and video contributor for several law enforcement websites, an author and spokesman for the National Police Association (NationalPolice.org), a contributor on "The First TV" network and the host of the "NPA Report." She is an expert on police officer safety, gender issues in law enforcement and police/media relations and can be reached via her website at www.femaleforces.com.
Michael has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Public Administration, and is currently working towards a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He currently works as a police officer and has worked various assignments in his career, such as Detective (investigating Child Victim Crimes and Person Crimes), Drug Recognition Expert, Field Training Officer, Peer Support, and Crisis/Hostage Negotiator.
Michael has worked with Safe Call Now since 2016 and previously served as the Peer Advocate Coordinator prior to taking over as the Executive Director and President in 2023. Michael is excited and honored to carry on the mission of Safe Call Now.
When not working, Michael enjoys traveling (both nationally and internationally), learning about new cultures, and having new experiences
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Founder Safe Call Now
Sean started his law enforcement career as San Diego County Deputy Sheriff in 1987 and then relocated to Washington in 1990 and spent over 16 years with the Kirkland Police Department. Sean’s many accomplishments include being a member of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association, Homicide and Sexual Assault Detective, D.A.R.E. Officer, Gang Officer and certified trainer. He is also credited with solving one of the first ever elder abuse homicide cases in the nation.
Sean started his law enforcement career as San Diego County Deputy Sheriff in 1987 and then relocated to Washington in 1990 and spent over 16 years with the Kirkland Police Department. Sean’s many accomplishments include being a member of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association, Homicide and Sexual Assault Detective, D.A.R.E. Officer, Gang Officer and certified trainer.He is also credited with solving on of the first ever elder abuse homicide cases in the nation.
Recognized as an exciting national keynote speaker and trainer in high demand, Sean travels throughout the United States to share his inspirational story, cutting edge training in a non-traditional, interactive format. Riley hits those controversial topics “head on” that have traditionally been taboo in the first responder population.
A Few of Our Peer Advocates
Peer Advocate Coordinator
Assistant Peer Advocate Coordinator
Stacy has worked as a Peer Advocate for Safe Call Now, a crisis intervention line for First Responders, since 2016. She retired from the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, as an Assistant Fire Chief, after 21 years of service. She spent a majority of her career managing the Operational Safety Office. She has considerable training in health and safety, incident safety, behavioral health, and crisis intervention.
She served as chair or co-chair of several metro area Safety Officer groups, and in 2015 she was awarded Safety Officer of the Year by several organizations, including FDSOA, IAFC, & VFW. She has an Associate's Degree in Fire Science from College of Southern Maryland and a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Management from University of Maryland, University College. She currently serves as Resource Coordinator for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1619's Peer Support Team. She is very active in her church, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and close friends
Current police officer (15 years) in Maryland. Bachelor's degree in History from McDaniel College in 2006. Married with 4 children. Likes distance running, reading, and writing. Joined Safe Call Now in 2016. Hopes to bring a little slice of peace to fellow first responders who have to spend so much time mired in chaos.
Angee Bunk has been volunteering with Safe Call Now since 2010 and is currently serving as the Peer Advocate Coordinator. She has worked in the 911 emergency communications field for 25 years dispatching for police, fire and medical. Angee is also the liaison for her agency's Peer Support Team and Critical Incident Response Team.
She is trained in compassion fatigue and individual and group crisis intervention. Angee has an Associate's degree in Administration of Justice and Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership. She is married to a police officer who is also a retired Air Force firefighter. Angee is an avid sports fan and loves to travel! She and her husband have traveled to 32 countries. Her favorite countries include Scotland, Ireland, and Turks & Caicos.
Retired North Carolina paramedic/firefighter who suffered with addictions and other symptoms of PTSD, including near suicide. He credits his faith, family, and community for supporting him through this and is now able to help others though work as an emergency chaplain and serving with Safe Call Now since 2020.
Retired (31 yrs) with Minneapolis Police Department, patrol officer, local gang expert, crisis intervention team, peer support, health and wellness coordinator, CISM team member , current graduate student in counseling program and working at a DBT counseling clinic working with police officers, trained in EMDR. Serving Safe Call Now Team since 2018.