Dr. Blackman received his PhD from The Graduate School of City University of New York. He is a Number Theorist and a Mathematics Educator. He works on aspects of the Jacquet-Langlands correspondence in the Langlands program and on increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in mathematics and science from grade school to graduate school and beyond. His research interests include strategies which enhance the mathematical preparedness of underrepresented students for college level mathematics and those which support access, for underrepresented students, to meaningful undergraduate mathematics, strategies which foster retention and persistence in mathematics for all students but particularly for those from underrepresented communities, and the use of number theory in the teaching and learning of mathematics and in mathematics education research.
Dr. Blackman is currently an Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies and Teaching, Morgridge College of Education at University of Denver and he is an avid Table Tennis player. Dr. Blackman believes the partnership policing will serve to improve community relations and improve the overall well-being of citizens and law enforcement officers.
Marlena is a dynamic, results driven professional who has experience and continues to work with K-12 schools, private universities, non-profits and private companies in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, curriculum building, and policy drafting. Marlena continues to add value to various organizations as a diversity consultant.
Marlena’s main areas of focus are Strategic Consulting, including Market Research & Marketing Strategy Development, Strategic Alliances & Community Partnership Development, Non-profit Organizational Management Consulting, Program Development, including diversity related programs, policies, curriculum and events, Educational Program & Event Design and Market Research to analyze an organization’s market position. Marlena is committed to contributing to the success of FIVE-O and wholly supports the idea of Partnership policing.
Colin Patterson is a retired US Military and Law enforcement professional. He attended the John Jay college of Criminal Justice and has served as a Correctional Officer with the United States Department of Justice and Auxiliary Police Officer, Police Officer and Detective with the NYPD where he earned 5 Excellent Police Duty Medals. While serving as a Detective in the NYPD he attended and graduated, the Homicide Investigators, Auto Theft Investigators, Criminal Investigators, Special Victim Investigators and the Executive Protective Security courses.
Colin is also a Retired Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army and Army Reserve and is a Graduate of the world renowned and prestigious United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and the National Defense University, Joint Staff Forces College. His military awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf); Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak leaf); Southwest Asia Service Medal w/3 Bronze Stars; Humanitarian Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/Bronze 4, M, and Silver Hourglass, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (1Bronze and 1 Silver Oak Leaf), National Defense Medal (1 Bronze Star), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Govt. of Kuwait) Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Govt. Of Saudi Arabia) Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, NATO Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Drivers & Mechanics Badge, Meritorious Unit Commendation (3 Awards) Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 3, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with Numeral 7, Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 4 and Military Order Of Saint Christopher Award.
Colin is also an Academic who is ranked as an Adjunct Instructor, by the Board of Regents, of the University of Maryland University College where he has taught Criminal Justice and Public Administration courses. His educational achievements include a BA in Criminal Justice John Jay College of Criminal Justice, BPS in Human Services Metropolitan College of New York, MPA in Public Policy from Marist College, MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix, a Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership Studies, Policing a Multicultural Multiethnic City from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, Arizona for a Doctorate in Homeland Security, which he is schedule to complete in June 2016.
Patrick has more than 20+ years experience in the real estate, banking, airline and retail industries. Currently as an Associate Broker with Classic Homes Realty of Atlanta and a Consultant Broker with the REO Republic, he works with clients in the residential and commercial real estate market space. Patrick’s assists clients in realizing both their personal and business needs in the real estate market. His clientele includes individuals and businesses.
Patrick’s primary focus and has been for the last 6 years, is servicing the REO market. He has several clients with large REO portfolio and he helps them to dispose of these assets in the Metro Atlanta area. Patrick’s main goal is to provide fast accurate and reliable information to his clients that will help them make the best decision to increase their bottom line and realize a healthy ROI.
Patrick is committed to the idea of improving community relations between local law enforcement and citizens through the idea of partnership policing endorsed by the FIVE-O system. As an expert in community and neighborhood research and analysis, Patrick lends the team unusual access into the true valuation of good police-citizen relationships on real estate, crime reduction, community confidence and police officer and citizen safety.
Lyle is a recording engineer/ producer who wanted to find a way to reach people. He was tired of sites like Sound Click and Sound Cloud where his music was just being displayed in front of people who were doing the same thing he was doing. He wanted to get my beats in front of a audience that would actually support, listen, and buy his music. Already having years of experience with web design and coding languages like html, css, and java, He decided to build his first mobile app. He found Buzz Touch which allowed him to create a mobile app using web technologies. As he beta tested with this community, he began to learn how to code native features in IOS and Android. He finally finished and released his first App SFNeNT which was became an instant success. He currently has apps on Google Play Store and has since learned Phonegap and many other platforms for building mobile apps. Most of Lyle’s knowledge was self taught and he is now coding client apps.
Lyle believes in the FIVE-O mission to increase partnership policing across the United States. He believes that FIVE-O has a significant role to play in making local law enforcement agencies accountable to the communities they serve and he has been instrumental in guiding the design of version 1.3 of FIVE-O which will be released in November 2014.
Karen has had a multifaceted technical and Entrepreneurial Management career with a track record of innovation and success. After graduating from Howard University with a BBA degree in
Business Administration and California State University at San Francisco with an MBA degree in
Marketing, Ms. Abrams began a career with Mindspring Enterprises Inc. and quickly became an innovative IT Management Executive with an outstanding background leading multiple cross-functional departments and project teams concurrently. She is skilled at designing and deploying cutting-edge IT solutions. She has a track record of building a business from the ground-up, managing, and restructuring nationwide voice/data networks and she possesses strong technical and leadership skills, with proven experience managing both technical and non-technical teams. She ended her career with Earthlink Networks in November 2007 as Director of Operations responsible for Network Fraud and Abuse, Applications development, Project Management, and IT Risk Management.
In 2010, Ms. Abrams founded a community Math, Science and Technology project in metro Atlanta, serving over 50 children with a Math, Science & Robotics Saturday School program.
Ms. Abrams possesses exceptional budgeting, negotiation, cost reduction and financial management skills. She is a self-starter who is able to communicate effectively with all levels of management, vendors, and business partners. She is also skilled in a wide array of Internet, Network and Telecom technologies, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media and Entrepreneurial functional areas with proven talent for
quickly acquiring expertise in new systems.
Currently Karen Abrams is the Executive Director of the newly relaunched Academy of Math, Science and Robotics., in metro Atlanta.