Staff

Robert E. Worden, Ph.D.

Phone: (518) 456-6323 ext. 14
rworden@finninstitute.org

Dr. Worden is the Director of the Finn Institute. He is also an associate professor of criminal justice and public policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York, on whose faculty he has served since 1990. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with specializations in public administration and public policy. More…

Sarah J. McLean, Ph.D.

Phone: (518) 456-6323 ext. 11
smclean@finninstitute.org

Dr. McLean is the Associate Director and the Director of Research and Technical Assistance at the Finn Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University at Albany, with a specialization in policy and process. At the Institute she is involved in research that examines the effectiveness of strategic and programmatic crime reduction initiatives, such as gun interdiction patrols, wireless video surveillance, truancy abatement programs, and chronic offender initiatives. More…

Jessica L. Roy

Phone: (518) 456-6323 ext. 13 jroy@finninstitute.org

Ms. Roy is the Assistant Director of Technical Assistance at the Finn Institute. She holds a B.S. in Community and Human Services with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Empire State College and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. She previously worked with the Finn Institute as a Research Analyst; she has also been a Crime Analyst at the Albany Crime Analysis Center and achieved Level I NYS Crime Analyst Certification. Her areas of interest include the role of environmental factors in crime, focused deterrence, and process evaluation.

Kelly J. Becker

Phone: (518) 456-6323 ext. 13 kbecker@finninstitute.org

Ms. Becker is a Research Analyst with the Finn Institute. She holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University at Albany and obtained her Master’s degree from The School of Criminal Justice at Albany while working as a graduate assistant at The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services in the Office of Justice Research and Performance. Ms. Becker now aids in evaluations for programmatic assessment and improvement in various sites with a focus on violence reduction strategies. Her areas of interest include gang violence, focused deterrence, and police early intervention systems.

Caitlin Dole

Phone: (518) 456-6323 ext. 12 cdole@finninstitute.org

Ms. Dole is a Research Analyst with the Finn Institute. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany and obtained a Master’s from the School of Criminal Justice at Albany while working for the Finn Institute. She is certified in the NYS Basic Course for Police Officers, having graduated from the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy and working as a Police Officer. Her research interests include police legitimacy, police decision-making, proactive police intervention, and administrative accountability.

Danielle L. Reynolds

Phone: (518) 456-6323 ext. 12 dreynolds@finninstitute.org

Ms. Reynolds is a Research Analyst with the Finn Institute. She is also a doctoral student at the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany. She holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a B.A. in Political Science from Binghamton University. She is a former Police Investigator with the NYS Attorney General’s Office and is certified in the NYS Basic Course for Police Officers. Her research interests include police decision-making and behavior, police organization and subculture, and police-community relations.

Madison Bryant

Phone: (518) 456-6323 ext. 15 mbryant@finninstitute.org

Ms. Bryant is a Crime and Research Analyst with the Finn Institute. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany. Ms. Bryant has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

Kenan M. Worden

Mr. Worden is a Research/Statistical Analyst with the Finn Institute. He Holds a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Vermont.

Hannah Cochran

Phone: (518) 456-6323 ext. 15 hcochran@finninstitute.org

Ms. Cochran is a Research Assistant with the Finn Institute. She is also a Master’s student at the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany. She holds a B.A. in both Political Science and Studio Art from Connecticut College.

Anne-Laure Del Cerro

Ms. Del Cerro is a Lead Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the Albany Crime Analysis Center. Ms. Del Cerro has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification. She holds an M.A. from the University at Albany, where she was the recipient of the 2007 Lt. John F. Finn Scholarship.

Samantha Monge

Ms. Monge is a Lead Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the Onondaga Crime Analysis Center (OCAC) in Syracuse. Ms. Monge holds a M.S. from Sage Graduate School. At the OCAC, she is responsible for analyzing robberies. In addition, she is responsible for researching social media and assisting in the collection of gang intelligence. Ms. Monge has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst Certification as well as a certification through NYGIA (New York Gang Investigators Association) as an Advanced Gang Specialist.

Andrew Munson

Mr. Munson is a Lead Crime Analyst with the Institute, working on site at the Albany Crime Analysis Center (ACAC) in Albany. At the ACAC, he is responsible for gang analysis. He has an M.P.A from the University at Albany. Andrew has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

Michelle Collver

Ms. Collver is a Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working in Oneida County at the Utica Police Department and the Utica District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Collver holds an M.S. in Cybersecurity and a B.S. in Economic Crime Investigation from Utica College. She is responsible for analyzing gun violence for Utica and Oneida County as part of the GIVE initiative. Ms. Collver has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

Ryan Meagher

Mr. Meagher is a Crime Analyst with the Institute, working on site at the Albany Crime Analysis Center (ACAC) in Albany. At the ACAC, he is responsible for parole-related analysis, including parole officer analytical support. Mr. Meagher holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany. Mr. Meagher has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

Patrick H. Monica

Mr. Monica is a Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the Onondaga Crime Analysis Center (OCAC) in Syracuse. Mr. Monica holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany. At the OCAC, he is responsible for analyzing burglaries and cases of arson. Patrick has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

Sarah Pierce

Ms. Pierce is a Lead Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the Onondaga Crime Analysis Center (OCAC) in Syracuse. Ms. Pierce holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Utica College. Ms. Pierce has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst Certification as well as a certification through NYGIA (New York Gang Investigators Association) as an Advanced Gang Specialist. At the OACA she specializes in analysis of shots fired, shootings, and assaults. In addition, she is responsible for researching social media and maintaining intelligence on gangs.

Lauren K. Schreyack

Ms. Schreyack is a Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the Onondaga Crime Analysis Center (OCAC) in Syracuse. Ms. Schreyack holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Keuka College. At the OCAC, she handles tips and bulletins. Lauren has achieved NYS Crime Analyst Level I certification as well as a certification through NYGIA (New York Gang Investigators Association) as a Basic Gang Specialist.

Leia Scimé-Stickles

Ms. Scimé-Stickles is a Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the Onondaga County Crime Analysis Center. Ms. Scimé-Stickles has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University, with a concentration in Intelligence and Crime Analysis, and also an M.S. in Cybersecurity with a concentration in Intelligence from Utica College. At the OCAC, she is the DOCCS parole analyst. Leia has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification as well as a certification through NYGIA (New York Gang Investigators Association) as an Advanced Gang Specialist.

Angela Romano

Ms. Romano is a Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the Onondaga Crime Analysis Center (OCAC) in Syracuse. At the OCAC, she is responsible for analysis of robberies. Ms. Romano holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology and an M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Niagara University. Ms. Romano has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.­­­­­­

Nicholas Tubolino

Mr. Tubolino is a Crime Analyst with the Institute, working on site at the Albany Crime Analysis Center (ACAC) in Albany. At the ACAC, he is responsible for burglary analysis. He previously was the Finn Crime Analyst Associate for the Kingston Police Department. Nick graduated from Castleton State College in 2014 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, minoring in Sociology, and he holds an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University. Nick has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

Brianna Wolfinger

Ms. Wolfinger is a Crime Analyst with the Institute, working on-site at the Albany Crime Analysis Center (ACAC) in Albany. At the ACAC, she is responsible for parole and federal probation-related analysis and analytical support. Ms. Wolfinger graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, minoring in Psychology. Brianna has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

James Morrell

Mr. Morrell is a Crime Analyst with the Institute, working on-site at the Albany Crime Analysis Center (ACAC) in Albany. At the ACAC, he is responsible for real-time crime analysis. Mr. Morrell graduated from the Salve Regina University with a B.A. in Administration of Justice. Mr. Morrell has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

Tailor Bridges

Ms. Bridges is a Crime Analyst with the Institute, working on-site at the Albany Crime Analysis Center (ACAC) in Albany. At the ACAC, she is responsible for administrative analysis as well as analysis of larcenies. Ms. Bridges graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Crime Analysis from Tiffin University. Tailor has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

Stephanie Mulvihill

Ms. Mulvihill is a Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the Troy Police Department in Troy, NY. She holds a B.S. and B.A. in Intelligence Studies from Cochise College and is pursuing an M.B.A. in Business Intelligence Analytics at Keller Graduate School of Business. At the Troy Police Department, Ms. Mulvihill is responsible for analyzing gun violence and Part I crimes as part of the GIVE Initiative.

Brittany Lee

Ms. Lee is a Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the City of Newburgh Police Department in Newburgh, NY. Ms. Lee holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany. At CNPD, she is part of a special division working with non-fatal shootings. Ms. Lee has achieved NYS Level I Crime Analyst certification.

Tori Watson

Ms. Watson is a Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute, working on-site at the Mohawk Valley Crime Analysis Center in Utica, NY. Ms. Watson holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from SUNY Brockport. At the MVCAC, she is responsible for analyzing non-fatal shootings for the Bullet to Body Initiative, as well as Part I crimes for the City of Utica.