Keynote Speakers in


Law Enforcement, Corrections, Victim/Witness First Responder

Det. Allan O'Keefe

Crisis Intervention, Hostage Negotiations, Suicide, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Conflict Resolution

Allan OkeefePrior to entering the Law Enforcement community, Allan O'Keefe served in the United States Marine Corps. He was assigned to the White House, traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad with President Clinton. Allan O'Keefe is a ten year law enforcement officer, promoted to the rank of Detective and currently serves as the President of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators (FAHN).  He was assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau, where he served as the lead investigator for all criminal and administrative investigations. He was transferred to the Intelligence Unit where he worked undercover. Later, Det. O'Keefe was selected as a member of the Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiations Team where has responded to numerous volatile barricaded suicide, suspect and hostage situations requiring specially trained negotiators to resolve the crisis. He is an expert in Crisis Intervention (CRIT), Hostage Negotiations, Suicide, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

DJ VodickaDJ Vodicka

Corrections & Prison Systems, Whistle-blower, Rogue Officers

For seventeen years, Donald "DJ" Vodicka worked in five of the most dangerous prisons in the California Department of Corrections - the largest prison system in the nation. He belonged to an elite unit called the Investigative Services Unit (Internal Affairs), responsible for solving horrific crimes inside the walls. A decorated veteran officer, DJ became the largest "whistle-blower" to uncover a group of rogue prison guards who called themselves "The Green Wall." His debut book, The Green Wall, is a real-life drama of one man's courage to do the right thing against the California State Prison System. DJ's televised state senate testimony exposed a scandal that led to resignations, transfers, sudden retirements, and reforms of the system that are still underway. The story is a classic tale of the triumph of personal integrity in the most dishonest place imaginable.


Jennifer Storm

Victims' Rights, Civil Rights, Addiction and Recovery, First Responder

jen storm headshot pinkJennifer Storm presents one   woman's recovery from addiction, trauma and adversity and identifies key components of what can help a person turn their lives around. Jennifer Storm is the ultimate survivor turned thriver having recently chronicled her own story of victimization and recovery in her memoirs Blackout Girl: Growing up and Drying out in America and Leave the Light On.  In 2002, Ms. Storm joined the Victim Witness Assistance Program in Harrisburg, PA as the organization's second Executive Director and  Commissioner to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.


Before joining VWAP, Ms. Storm was the first full time director of the Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition, a non-profit coalition dedicated to securing and defending fully inclusive civil rights for LGBT people in Pennsylvania. During her tenure at Pennsylvania Rights Coalition, Jennifer worked diligently on obtaining inclusive hate crime legislation.


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