Tony retired from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in 2018. He served a 20-year career in Arizona law enforcement. Tony spent most of his career in various investigative units. He spent his last 11 years working in the homicide unit. Tony has a passion for working unidentified human remains (UHR) cases and strongly believes that everyone deserves a name. Tony is equally passionate about bringing to light the needs of our first responders that are silently dealing with PTSD. Tony knows that The Compassion Alliance will be a tremendous resource to assure families that they are not wandering alone. Tony attends Central Christian Church in Gilbert, Arizona.
Dr. Melody Rodarte, DO FACP
Dr. Melody Medawar Rodarte is a double board-certified physician who has been practicing medicine since 2005. She is passionate about whole person care especially in first responders who have suffered PTSD. She believes in living a healthy lifestyle, inclusion of all people, compassion and practicing what she preaches. Her love for medical mission work and using her professional skills to service marginalized communities has taken her abroad several times. She also has served here locally in her home state of Arizona. She is a dynamic speaker and enjoys teaching. Dr. Rodarte attends Central Christian Church in Gilbert, Arizona.
Juanita is an advocate for humanitarian work. She has spent her career working with under-represented communities throughout California, Arizona and Mexico. She has a solid foundation of how nonprofits operate and the fundamentals of day to day operations. Juanita is active with several organizations promoting humanitarian work over politics. She has a caring heart for those that are suffering. She also has a passion to walk alongside those in need to be assured that they know that they are never alone. Juanita attends St. Pius X Church in Tucson, Arizona.
John is a deputy sheriff with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola, Florida. Prior to his service in Florida, John served 14 years with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona. John supervised an active homicide squad who solely investigated homicides and deputy involved shootings. John is a passionate investigator and prides himself in creating an atmosphere of teamwork in every investigation. He is also passionate about combatting PTSD in the first responder community and being a voice for the missing and unidentified. John has a vast knowledge of criminal law, crime patterns and leadership command within law enforcement. John is an adjunct professor at Glendale Community College. John is a profound speaker and lectures regularly both inside and outside of the law enforcement arena.