Paul Berger has over thirty years of increasingly challenging professional experience including twelve years in command and managerial positions at a SUNY University Center and six years in system-wide leadership positions. He has expertise in law enforcement operations; emergency preparedness; agency administration; supervision of personnel; working with diverse populations; human resource management; policy development and implementation; and effective organization/team building.  He holds... Read Full Bio


Senior University Administrator and Chief Student Affairs Officer - Lead Consultant

Lori has over 35 years of experience in student affairs and university administration. She has worked at a variety of different institutions across the United States. Lori has worked in residence life, student organizations, student judicary... Read Full Bio


Senior Consultant


Brian Bridges brings a wealth of law enforcement experience to TRG, with over 42 years in service.  He has served as interim Chief at three higher education institutions in Wisconsin – Madison, Stevens Point and LaCrosse.  

Bridges started his career as a deputy sheriff and eventually was hired... Read Full Bio


Senior Consultant

Dale Burke - The Riseling Group

Dale has over 36 years of law enforcement experience.  Between May of 2013 and August of 2015, Dale served as the Acting Chief of Police for two different communities in southern Wisconsin who were seeking experienced leadership to ensure continuity and quality of service... Read Full Bio

Glover Reese



Rhonda Glover Reese graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and received a  Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She later received a Master of Science  degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  Mrs. Reese is currently enrolled at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, pursuing a Doctor of Education... Read Full Bio


Senior Consultant

Debra spent her 28 year law enforcement career with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department.  She served as a Police... Read Full Bio

Leslie Ann

Senior Consultant

Leslie Ann Howard just retired as president and chief executive officer of United Way of Dane County, a position she had held since 1989.  She is the first woman to hold this position in the 93-year history of the organization.  Ms. Howard joined United Way in 1981 as director of the Volunteer Center, and in 1982 became vice president of Planning, Fund Distribution and Agency Services.  During her... Read Full Bio


Senior Consultant

Jerald Jansen - The Riseling Group

Chief Jansen has spent 28 years in law enforcement, 25 years in the Village of Shorewood Hills Wisconsin, the last eight of those years as Chief.  After retiring in 2004, he spent an additional three years as Assistant Chief at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Police... Read Full Bio

Phillip A.

Senior Consultant


Senior Director for Campus Safety and Emergency Management (Ret.) Phillip A. Johnson  Director Johnson has nearly 40 years of campus law enforcement experience.  He recently retired from the University of Notre Dame after 33 years of service, as the Senior Director for Campus Safety and Emergency Management.  Prior to assuming the Senior Director role, Senior Director Johnson... Read Full Bio


Senior Adminstrator

Rachel Laubmeier - The Riseling Group

Rachel began her career with the University of Wisconsin Police Department in 2006 with the Records and Court Services units.  In 2012, she was promoted and is currently the executive assistant for the Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief of Police.  She is responsible for the... Read Full Bio


Police Chief - Consultant

Joseph LeMire - The Riseling Group

Chief Joseph LeMire is a career law enforcement officer with over 28 years of experience and a solid reputation for principled leadership and implementing collaboration efforts between police and community.

... Read Full Bio

David J.

Dane County Sheriff Retired - Consultant

David J. Mahoney - The Riseling Group

David Mahoney is a career law enforcement officer having begun his profession in 1979.  He has served in a Village Department of less than five officers, a City Department of less than one hundred officers, and County Sheriff’s Office of over five hundred.  David currently... Read Full Bio


Senior Consultant


R. Bruce McBride has served more than 40 years in higher education, both as a professor and an administrator. With four years of experience as a police officer, he began his career as an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York, College of Technology at Utica/Rome. In 1985, he moved to Utica College of Syracuse University, where he taught... Read Full Bio


Accreditation Consultant

Tamara McCollough has tremendous knowledge and experience in higher education policy and law enforcement accreditation standards.  Tamara has a Master’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana State University. She is detailed and high achieving.  She currently serves as the Director of Public Safety at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. Previously, Tamara served as a Field Training Officer Program Supervisor, while simultaneously holding the role as... Read Full Bio

Deidre A.

Deputy Secretary (ret)- Consultant


Deputy Secretary of Corrections Morgan retired from the state of Wisconsin Department of Corrections in 2018.  She headed to Tunisa, Africa for two years to train and assist the Tunisian government’s reform of their correctional system.  After returning to the United States in 2020 she consulted regularly with the Riseling Group, LLC.  In July of 2021 she will head to Saudi... Read Full Bio


Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety - Consultant

Ben Newman - The Riseling Group

Chief Newman is the Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. As Chief, Ben is responsible for safety, security and law enforcement services for the university.  Prior to being named Chief at SIU... Read Full Bio




Gloria Reyes has committed her career to public service, specifically in the criminal justice system. Her employment history includes successful tenures at the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison Police Department, Madison’s Mayoral Office as Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and overseeing the City of Madison Racial Equity Initiative... Read Full Bio


President and Founder

Sue Riseling - The Riseling Group

Sue started consulting in 1983.  In 2007, she founded Decision Makers, LLC to focus on the needs of Universities, Colleges, businesses, K-12, and police. In 2015 Riseling formed The Riseling Group to respond to growing demands.   Sue... Read Full Bio

Anne E.


Anne E. Schwartz is a communications and risk assessment strategist.  She’s a published book author with success in reputation management, brand protection and relationship-building through development and execution of communication and community relations strategies. She received the ADDY Award in 2016 from American Advertising Federation for ads for DOJ opiate abuse awareness campaign.  Additionally, she is a member of Virtual Social Media Working Group for the Department of Homeland... Read Full Bio


Vice Chancellor - Consultant

Paige Smith - The Riseling Group

Paige currently serves as the Vice Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.  Prior to her appointment she served as the Chief of Institutional Policy and Compliance at the University of... Read Full Bio


Senior Consultant

Julie Underwood - The Riseling Group

Julie is a nationally recognized authority on education law, including areas of equity, diversity, and constitutional rights.  

She was the Dean... Read Full Bio



Scott retired in September 2021 from the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Police Department after serving 29 years in both university and municipal law enforcement. Having worked at CSUN since 1998, rising though the ranks to achieve the Captain's  position, Scott is very familiar with all apects of university law enforcement and campus safety.  During this time, he was assigned to serve as interim Chief of Police for both Humboldt State University and California State... Read Full Bio

Mary Ann

Senior Consultant

Mary Ann Viverette - The Riseling Group

Chief Viverette retired in May 2007 after serving in the Gaithersburg Police Department (MD) for 28 years, with 21 years serving as the Chief of Police. Mary... Read Full Bio



Ann Zanzig - The Riseling Group

Prior to becoming the President of AZ Consultants, Ann spent many years in higher education administration, including serving as Dean of Students, Edgewood College, Madison, WI, and Director of Student Orientation Programs, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to... Read Full Bio