CES’ staff is comprised of former FBI, DEA, HHS OIG, USPIS, NCIS agents, former state and local police investigators, intelligence and investigative analysts, insurance industry investigators, computer and network forensic experts, and clinical personnel including medical review nurses, nurse investigators, pharmacists and attorneys.
Roger is a former member of the Senior Executive Service assigned to the FBI’s elite Counterterrorism Division. He brings more than 34 years of leadership experience to CES, having supervised major criminal, terrorism and counterintelligence investigations and operations. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, he was directly responsible for leading the unprecedented expansion of the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces and the establishment of the National Joint Terrorism Task Force. Roger implemented new processes and cross-cutting analysis, integrated emerging technologies, and formed critical interagency partnerships at the National Counterterrorism Center and Statewide Fusion Centers.
Justine Cronk is a Business Analyst at CES specializing in business development, proposal management, and data analytics. Mrs. Cronk has a particular expertise in open source intelligence, including social media and online research and analytics. She assisted in the development of PRISM, a social media records aggregator, and also helped create and conduct open source research training, and PRISM specific training. As a PRISM analyst, Mrs. Cronk is knowledgeable in the open source workflow process which includes capturing and storing digital media, geo-location applications, locating and detecting threats, and creating reports based on the findings. Mrs. Cronk holds a B.A. from Flagler College, with separate majors in both Business Administration and Sociology.
Rebecca Addison is an attorney at CES, LLC. Mrs. Addison focuses on social media analytics and eDiscovery. She is experienced in the identification, collection and analysis of social media artifacts utilized in the eDiscovery world. Mrs. Addison has a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Flagler College and a J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law. Mrs. Addison is a member of the Florida Bar, St. Johns County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Blake Haase led the design and development of PRISM, CES' social media research and analysis tool. He is a graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law and is a member of the Florida Bar. Mr. Haase is general counsel for CES, manages CES' Fusion Center, writes CES' annual report on the cost of fraud in the United States, and ensures that CES' analysts are up to date on the most current best practices. He is experienced in efficiently piecing together disparate open source data in objective driven projects.
Athalia Howell is an investigative analyst with CES. Ms. Howell has extensive experience in utilizing social media data sources to enhance the investigations she conducts on several federal contracts. Ms. Howell is an expert in fusing multiple data points from disparate sources of information into a viable investigative product utilizing knowledge visualization tools such as i2 link analysis. Ms. Howell's fusion analysis skills have been complimented by FBI and HHS OIG Agents who she has assisted with their investigations. Ms. Howell is a graduate of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.
Melody Ross is a research analyst at CES. With a background in social media administration and marketing, Ms. Ross brings experience to the team in using social media for business intelligence, network building, trend monitoring, and general open source research. Ms. Ross assisted with the development and testing of the PRISM tool and open source research best practices and is an expert in open source research tools. Currently, she shares CES' expertise on the CES PRISM blog.