Board of Directors

The Board of Directors reflects a diverse network of business leaders representing education, community advocacy, business, health care, law, finance and technology throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.


Antonia Fabian-Kreamier

COS for the Portland FBI, Liaison for the FBICAAA

Antonia Fabian-Kreamier

We don’t want to say Antonia is Superwoman, but she’s not not Superwoman. After all, she managed a multi-state career in mortgage lending and real estate while raising her children. The native-Oregonian earned dual degrees in Criminal Justice from University of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University then went on to direct a non-profit organization that helped local, state and federal law enforcement agencies combat crime. She then attended the FBI Citizens Academy. The FBI hired her in August of 2011.

Antonia has an appetite for life so voracious it has been known to frighten the board (and occasional strangers). She spends much of her time fishing, hiking, hunting and playing organized volleyball, softball and soccer in addition to her five days a week at the gym (exhausting to even talk about, so we’ll stop now.) She loves her fellow board members but we suspect she’d rather be in a room full of puppies—every superhero has a soft-spot and we’ve definitely found hers.


Claude Laviano

Board President; Human Trafficking Committee

Claude Laviano

Okay, we admit it. Claude is kinda the creative one. You might find the photographer wandering the streets of Portland in search of the perfect portrait (he’s even been known to crash the occasional party to get it,) or playing guitar at Starbucks just because. If it’s a Saturday night there’s a good chance that somewhere Claude is performing an electrifying tango dance.

He’s worked as a wedding photographer for 20+ years (he hopes to never hear The Macarena again) and has extensive auto accident investigation experience including vehicle safety research, crash testing, and injury analysis. Claude’s been on the FBICAAA since 2013 and also served on the UNICO board, a charitable Italian non-profit. In addition to his artistic ventures Claude enjoys running half marathons, fixing up his ’75 Porsche and taking long cruises in it with the volume up and windows down. We suspect Claude may be having more fun than the rest of us.


Maggie Jessup

Board Vice President; Communications Committee Chair; Human Trafficking Committee

Maggie Jessup

Every bit as Southern as her name, 5th generation Texan, Maggie Jessup lives to make others feel at home. She started her career as an award-winning journalist but pivoted to PR work when a friend literally bribed her to help them get publicity. Maggie loves a good bribe. She can talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere—and does. We pity the people in line behind her at the grocery store because she’s probably getting the cashier’s life story.

Maggie founded Platform Strategy to help remarkable people gain recognition for their remarkableness. The company has become a secret weapon for companies wanting to be noticed by major media. She’s so good at PR in fact, Maggie accidentally wound up getting herself famous! She’s one of the stars of Celebrity Damage Control and author of the best-selling book, Fame 101. Maggie has served on the board of the FBI CAAA since 2015. Oh, and as a little girl, she was a wicked sharp rattlesnake hunter. Be nice to Maggie.


Michael Thompson

Board Treasurer; Strategic Planning Committee

Michael Thompson

Sure, our other members are pretty neat, but Michael teed up for the 1975 US Open and has hit balls with everyone from Jack Nicklaus to Bob Hope. That’s tough to top, not that anyone’s bothered trying—we have a general rule to not compete with ex-pro-golfers on or off the green. Michael has a garage full of stories about the good ol’ days and just as much wisdom from a lifetime of successes. 

Michael went on to take the same drive and focus he had on the course to his career doing management and information systems for companies like AT&T, Ross Perrot’s team (back in the day) and PacifiCorp. He brings his old golf philosophy of 'do what you’re doing until you get it right’ to his current work at SumAnalysis. Even his wife and children describe him as “incredibly talented.” He has a knack for getting things right—it’s like Michael always says, "practice makes perfect.” That’s why we keep him around. That, and Bob Hope stories. 


Silvia Smart

Board Secretary

Silvia Smart

Silvia is our newest member and quite frankly we’re a little intimidated. She kicks so much butt, people actually pay her to teach them how to do it. Sporting the 6th degree black belt she’s been working toward since 1987, Silvia owns and operates the Tulen Center where she trains fellow martial artists. She also does things like climb Mt. Kenya wearing cotton socks and ‘Earth shoes’ and occasionally elects to not sleep for 60 hours at a time. She was born to missionaries in Brazil and hasn’t stopped traveling since. Silvia has a lot of lessons to teach the world like sound healing and meditation, the value of exploring new cultures, and to never startle a sleep-deprived black belt.


Rona Amadon

Social & Education Committee Co-Chair

Rona Amadon

The daughter of a judge and a police officer, Rona always wanted to go into law enforcement but had to follow her knack for number crunching—you can’t waste talent like that. With multiple finance degrees and decades as a CPA, Rona’s got budget balancing skills worthy of Cirque Du Soleil. Rona can tally a mile-long column so fast we suspect she may be an AI experiment. Nothing gets her fired up like tracking down the last dollar in a reconciliation.

As the CFO for DoveLewis Animal Hospital, she brings together her obsession with numbers and love of animals. She especially adores her own quirky Labrador, Zephyr. He won’t fetch, refuses to run, doesn’t swim and hates Mondays, making him more like a fellow accountant than a Lab. An FBICAAA since 2014, she’s an enthusiastic new addition to the board. Rona’s bi-lingual in English and Sarcasm so we’ll be sure to bring some grains of salt to meetings with her.


Kathy Loter

Social & Education Committee Co-Chair

Kathy Loter

Our Jack of all trades is, in fact, a Jill. Er, Kathy. She’s worked in high-end jewelry sales, advertising, and is a licensed massage therapist with a decade-long private deep tissue practice…but has yet to give free foot rubs to the board. We’ve been meaning to talk to her about that. 

In three short years of horseback riding, Kathy won the Novice Reserve World Championship in one event and placed in the top 10 of 4 others at the World Appaloosa Horse Show in Fort Worth, Texas. A true animal lover, she also currently works as the program manager for 55 canine therapy teams at Portland Area Canine Therapy Dogs and co-chairs our social committee. Somewhere along the way Kathy’s managed to master kayaking and travel extensively, especially in the tropics. She sure does juggle a lot. But that’s no surprise—Kathy is descended from carny folk!


Barry Brunetto

Past President; Human Trafficking Committee

Barry Brunetto

Barry hates to say it, but he's seeing other boards. Four, in fact. Running his own company wasn’t enough action so he decided to head four other organizations in his spare time. He was VP of information systems for Blount international and had lots of other impressive titles (but we don’t want to boost his ego too much by listing all of them here.)

Barry’s hobbies include his 40 Ft Tiffin MotorCoach and saying whatever comes to mind with little-to-no filter. Barry has served on this board since 2013, long enough to become the boss man. Some think all this is because he likes to be called ‘president’ but that couldn’t be further from the truth—the Jersey-bred Sicilian prefers ‘Don of the Board’. Luckily, he has a wife, daughter, and granddaughters to keep him humbly outnumbered.  


Michelle Bart

Board Member and Facebook Page Admin

Michelle Bart

Michelle is the bleeding heart of the group, and we mean that with the utmost respect. She’s the president and founder of the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation, a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Clark County, and she helps families with missing children get visibility for their cases through national outlets like “American’s Most Wanted” and People Magazine. She’s even an animal-loving vegan and rescue dog mom! Really, she puts the rest of us to shame.

Don’t let her compassionate nature fool you: Michelle is a tenacious, award-winning media consultant and publicist with more than 25 years of experience getting results for nonprofits and human rights groups. A native Floridian, Michelle inspires us not only with her advocacy work, but with her healthy eating habits—you should have seen the stir fry she made last week.


June Vining

Board Member

June Vining

We love June because she helps us find our zen. She’s the CEO and Executive Director of Trauma Intervention Programs of Portland/Vancouver, where she’s spent almost 30 years training volunteers, first responders and healthcare professionals to provide emotional first aid to people in crisis. She has seven different certifications from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She’s even a yoga and Tai Chi master. If you’re in trouble, June is the one you want around to help.

It’s a good thing June is so centered, because she has two newborn grandsons to wrangle—both of her daughters were pregnant at the same time! In her free time, she likes to hang out with her husband, walk her dog Hyacinth, and visit her hometown of Stillwater, MN (of course June’s from Minnesota—why do you think she’s so nice?)