Board of Directors

The Board of Directors reflects a diverse network of business leaders representing education, community advocacy, business, health care, law, finance and technology throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.


Antonia Fabian-Kreamier

COS for the Portland FBI, Liaison for the FBICAAA

Antonia Fabian-Kreamier

We don’t want to say Antonia is Superwoman, but she’s not not Superwoman. After all, she managed a multi-state career in mortgage lending and real estate while raising her children. The native-Oregonian earned dual degrees in Criminal Justice from University of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University then went on to direct a non-profit organization that helped local, state and federal law enforcement agencies combat crime. She then attended the FBI Citizens Academy. The FBI hired her in August of 2011.

Antonia has an appetite for life so voracious it has been known to frighten the board (and occasional strangers). She spends much of her time fishing, hiking, hunting and playing organized volleyball, softball and soccer in addition to her five days a week at the gym (exhausting to even talk about, so we’ll stop now.) She loves her fellow board members but we suspect she’d rather be in a room full of puppies—every superhero has a soft-spot and we’ve definitely found hers.


Claude Laviano

Board President; Human Trafficking Committee

Claude Laviano

Okay, we admit it. Claude is kinda the creative one. You might find the photographer wandering the streets of Portland in search of the perfect portrait (he’s even been known to crash the occasional party to get it,) or playing guitar at Starbucks just because. If it’s a Saturday night there’s a good chance that somewhere Claude is performing an electrifying tango dance.

He’s worked as a wedding photographer for 20+ years (he hopes to never hear The Macarena again) and has extensive auto accident investigation experience including vehicle safety research, crash testing, and injury analysis. Claude’s been on the FBICAAA since 2013 and also served on the UNICO board, a charitable Italian non-profit. In addition to his artistic ventures Claude enjoys running half marathons, fixing up his ’75 Porsche and taking long cruises in it with the volume up and windows down. We suspect Claude may be having more fun than the rest of us.


Maggie Jessup

Board Vice President; Communications Committee Chair; Human Trafficking Committee

Maggie Jessup

Every bit as Southern as her name, 5th generation Texan, Maggie Jessup lives to make others feel at home. She started her career as an award-winning journalist but pivoted to PR work when a friend literally bribed her to help them get publicity. Maggie loves a good bribe. She can talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere—and does. We pity the people in line behind her at the grocery store because she’s probably getting the cashier’s life story.

Maggie founded Platform Strategy to help remarkable people gain recognition for their remarkableness. The company has become a secret weapon for companies wanting to be noticed by major media. She’s so good at PR in fact, Maggie accidentally wound up getting herself famous! She’s one of the stars of Celebrity Damage Control and author of the best-selling book, Fame 101. Maggie has served on the board of the FBI CAAA since 2015. Oh, and as a little girl, she was a wicked sharp rattlesnake hunter. Be nice to Maggie.


Michael Thompson

Board Treasurer; Strategic Planning Committee

Michael Thompson

Sure, our other members are pretty neat, but Michael teed up for the 1975 US Open and has hit balls with everyone from Jack Nicklaus to Bob Hope. That’s tough to top, not that anyone’s bothered trying—we have a general rule to not compete with ex-pro-golfers on or off the green. Michael has a garage full of stories about the good ol’ days and just as much wisdom from a lifetime of successes. 

Michael went on to take the same drive and focus he had on the course to his career doing management and information systems for companies like AT&T, Ross Perrot’s team (back in the day) and PacifiCorp. He brings his old golf philosophy of 'do what you’re doing until you get it right’ to his current work at SumAnalysis. Even his wife and children describe him as “incredibly talented.” He has a knack for getting things right—it’s like Michael always says, "practice makes perfect.” That’s why we keep him around. That, and Bob Hope stories. 


Silvia Smart

Board Secretary

Silvia Smart

Silvia is our newest member and quite frankly we’re a little intimidated. She kicks so much butt, people actually pay her to teach them how to do it. Sporting the 6th degree black belt she’s been working toward since 1987, Silvia owns and operates the Tulen Center where she trains fellow martial artists. She also does things like climb Mt. Kenya wearing cotton socks and ‘Earth shoes’ and occasionally elects to not sleep for 60 hours at a time. She was born to missionaries in Brazil and hasn’t stopped traveling since. Silvia has a lot of lessons to teach the world like sound healing and meditation, the value of exploring new cultures, and to never startle a sleep-deprived black belt.


Rona Amadon

Social & Education Committee Co-Chair

Rona Amadon

The daughter of a judge and a police officer, Rona always wanted to go into law enforcement but had to follow her knack for number crunching—you can’t waste talent like that. With multiple finance degrees and decades as a CPA, Rona’s got budget balancing skills worthy of Cirque Du Soleil. Rona can tally a mile-long column so fast we suspect she may be an AI experiment. Nothing gets her fired up like tracking down the last dollar in a reconciliation.

As the CFO for DoveLewis Animal Hospital, she brings together her obsession with numbers and love of animals. She especially adores her own quirky Labrador, Zephyr. He won’t fetch, refuses to run, doesn’t swim and hates Mondays, making him more like a fellow accountant than a Lab. An FBICAAA since 2014, she’s an enthusiastic new addition to the board. Rona’s bi-lingual in English and Sarcasm so we’ll be sure to bring some grains of salt to meetings with her.


Kathy Loter

Social & Education Committee Co-Chair

Kathy Loter

Our Jack of all trades is, in fact, a Jill. Er, Kathy. She’s worked in high-end jewelry sales, advertising, and is a licensed massage therapist with a decade-long private deep tissue practice…but has yet to give free foot rubs to the board. We’ve been meaning to talk to her about that. 

In three short years of horseback riding, Kathy won the Novice Reserve World Championship in one event and placed in the top 10 of 4 others at the World Appaloosa Horse Show in Fort Worth, Texas. A true animal lover, she also currently works as the program manager for 55 canine therapy teams at Portland Area Canine Therapy Dogs and co-chairs our social committee. Somewhere along the way Kathy’s managed to master kayaking and travel extensively, especially in the tropics. She sure does juggle a lot. But that’s no surprise—Kathy is descended from carny folk!


Barry Brunetto

Past President; Human Trafficking Committee

Barry Brunetto

Barry hates to say it, but he's seeing other boards. Four, in fact. Running his own company wasn’t enough action so he decided to head four other organizations in his spare time. Before becoming owner/president of the HVAC Sales and Service company known as TemperaturePro of Portland South, he was VP of information systems for Blount international and had lots of other impressive titles (but we don’t want to boost his ego too much by listing all of them here.)

Barry’s hobbies include his 40 Ft Tiffin MotorCoach and saying whatever comes to mind with little-to-no filter. Barry has served on this board since 2013, long enough to become the boss man. Some think all this is because he likes to be called ‘president’ but that couldn’t be further from the truth—the Jersey-bred Sicilian prefers ‘Don of the Board’. Luckily, he has a wife, daughter, and granddaughters to keep him humbly outnumbered.  


Pat Sturr

Board Member; Human Trafficking Committee

Pat Sturr

Longtime Certified Financial Planner™, Pat is steady as a rock. Just ask Al, her husband of 40 years, or her fellow students of the parochial schools she attended for the better part of two decades. Unlike a rock, Pat is a warm-hearted altruist, lover of people and pets. She volunteers regularly with Guide Dogs for the Blind, one of her personal passions, along with cooking, golf, and tennis.

True to her Irish heritage, Pat won’t say no to a cold beverage and laughter with pals (or strangers for that matter), but her 50% Spanish side makes her as feisty as she is friendly. In 7th grade, she spent much of the school year in the coat room for being “disruptive”. If the board had a coat room we wouldn’t dare try to put Pat in it—she spent three years overseas working for a Japanese securities company and Lord knows what they taught her there, we try to make sure she never uses her Ninja powers on us by nodding and smiling a lot. Pat’s been a member of the FBICAAA since 2009 making her one of the board’s most senior members. 

OK, so now the yawn-worthy part that compliance is making us include: Pat Sturr is a financial advisor with Oswego Crest Financial Group, LLC located at 5000 SW Meadows Rd., Suite 399, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.   She offers securities and advisory services as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor. She can be reached at (503) 496-5400 or at [hidden email].


Dean Herman

Board Member; Human Trafficking Committee

Dean Herman

Horace Greeley once said, “Go West young man!”. More impressionable than his classmates, Greeley, Colorado college student Dean Herman headed straight for the Golden Coast after graduation. There he taught Marketing at Portland’s Jefferson High School which eventually led him to become the State Supervisor of Business Education for high schools and community colleges.  Turns out ol’ Horace was right about the whole ‘going West’ thing.

In 1984, Dean shifted gears and began training managers for Freightliner trucking company. Take that, every other little boy, ever! Dean actually did grow up to play with big trucks all day! Turns out it’s just as rewarding for grown-ups—Dean worked in the industry for 23 years. Later on, he discovered law enforcement by completing Citizen Academies for Beaverton Police, Washington County Sheriff and the FBI.  He’s a volunteer for Beaverton PD and a Limited Commission Deputy for Washington County. Dean and his wife have three grown sons and one grandson, Tyler, who also likes big trucks.


Cara Golden

Board Member

Cara Golden

Cara’s friends and family can’t for the life of them believe she joined this particular board. As an ex-flower child who still loves The Grateful Dead, volunteering for the FBI wasn’t the obvious pursuit for her upon retiring. Her loved ones may finally have learned the woman is unpredictable—Cara enjoys jumping into the deep end of new ventures with no life jacket, paddle, or ability to swim for that matter.

Hailing from Far Rockaway New York, she’s a sharp cookie with sarcasm to burn. Cara worked in tech before it was en vogue, as a technology and project manager for a major financial institution. She’s also a wife and mother to a college-age daughter and enjoys doing all those mom things like cooking dinner and wiping food off of your face with her saliva. She’s been a part of the FBICAAA since 2015. A big sports fan, Cara would only agree to this bio if we said, “Go Beavers!”


David Tucker

Board Member

David Tucker

If ever there were an FBI nerd, it’s David Tucker. The Concordia University professor loves lecturing on the FBI and his infectious fandom has inspired so many of his students to join the Bureau, they should probably put him on payroll.

David hails from a small town in Arkansas and is proud to say his accent is still ‘alive ’n thrivin’’ despite moving up North 40 years ago. He’s been a member of the FBICAAA since 2010 and joined the board in 2015. We can only imagine how proud he is of his son who works for the FBI in Little Rock. Not to mention his other three children, seven grandchildren and lovely wife (wow, that’s a lot of holiday gifts!). David still holds out hope the Arkansas Razorbacks will win a national championship though he realizes it may not happen in his lifetime. Optimism meets pragmatism—that’s David alright.


Jack McLennan

Board Member