Tony retired from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona. He served a 20-year career in law enforcement. Tony spent most of his career in various investigative units, with the majority of that time spent in the homicide unit. Tony is passionate about bringing to light the needs of our first responders that are silently dealing with trauma on their own terms. Tony speaks and lectures regularly on various topics in the law enforcement arena. Tony’s desire is to slowly chip away at the stigma associated with asking for help. He continues to champion and advocate for first responders across the country that are still serving their communities. His message is clear, “It’s ok to not be ok.”
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 from various forms of trauma. 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 locally in her home state of Arizona. She is a dynamic speaker and enjoys teaching.
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.
John is a detective 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 trauma in the first responder community and being a voice for the missing and marginalized. John has a vast knowledge of criminal law, crime patterns and leadership within law enforcement. John is a profound speaker and lectures regularly both inside and outside of the law enforcement arena.
Unfortunately, some experience depression, sadness, and loneliness. The Compassion Alliances exists to provide hope and we could not do it without your support.
From the start, we knew our mission was a challenging one. At the Compassion Alliance, we want to faithfully serve those who need hope, and may not know where to turn. We strive to be present in the most painful circumstances in someone’s personal and professional life. We lean into the uncomfortable of each of these situations to allow those who are struggling to know that they have a voice and access to resources.
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With a grateful heart for all that you do and with many with thanks.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (ret.)
Law Enforcement Consultant & Trainer