Charisma or Con – Bio’s of our Experts

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Barbara A. Daly has been a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1994 and has spent the majority of her career in the New York Field Office. She currently supervises the FBI’s reactive violent crime squad in New York City, formerly known as the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force (JBRTF). As such, SSA Daly manages a wide variety of violent crime investigations, to include armed bank robberies, kidnappings, home invasions, fugitives, threats, extortions and stalking. SSA Daly also serves as the New York Office’s primary National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC ) Coordinator and serves as a liaison between local, state and federal law enforcement entities and the FBI’s four Behavioral Analysis Units (BAU), as well as for the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program database (VICAP). SSA Daly earned a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from New York University.

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Kathleen M. Diskin has been a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the past 25 years and has spent the majority of her career in the New York Field Office investigating White Collar matters.   Kathy currently supervises a team of 12 Special Agents investigating complex corporate securities fraud to include high-profile investigations, such as the Madoff Ponzi fraud case and the SAC Capital insider trading investigation.   Kathy has also served overseas as the FBI’s Assistant Legal Attaché in the US Embassies in London and Baghdad.   Kathy earned a BBA degree in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University in 1985.

Virginia Brown, LCSW, is the founder of SEEK SAFELY,inc., a 501(c)3 charity to educate the public about self-help and promote safe and ethical practices in the self-help industry. Ginny is an innovator, and has created and delivered dozens of programs to families and individuals in the New York area. Brown was the program coordinator and lead educator of the Parents Apart Program for the Dispute Resolution Center, in Goshen, New York. Ginny was the coordinator of the Strengthening Families Program, an evidenced based practice, for teen probationers and their families. She wrote, taught and trained other professionals to facilitate MAAP: Managing Anger and Aggression Program, as well as writing and conducting seminars for parents of teens.  Brown recently developed a 15 session parenting skills program for clients of the Department of Social Services.