Alumni Executive Board


John W. Kusewitt
Sergeant, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Dept. (Ret.)
Dallas, TX 

John started his law enforcement career as a Dispatcher at North Texas State University PD. He transferred his studies to East Texas State University and became a Dispatcher for Greenville PD. Upon graduation from ETSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice John began his career with the University of Texas at Dallas PD. He took a short transfer to UTSW Medical PD to overhaul the FTO Program and some other administrative assignments before going back to UT Dallas. In 1995, John joined the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department and served in several capacities before retiring in December 2020. John likes to travel in his spare time and is very proud to be a graduate of the 52nd School of Police Supervision and the 31st Management College (currently the School of Executive Leadership).

1st Vice President

Jonathan Skertich
Deputy Chief, Frisco Police Dept.
Frisco, TX

Deputy Chief Jon Skertich has served with the Frisco Police Department since 2006. He currently serves as the Services Bureau Deputy Chief which encompasses the Records Division, Emergency Communications Center, Public Safety Technical Services, Community Services Unit and the School Resource Officer Unit. He earned his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University and his master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of North Texas. Jon believes in life long learning and is a frequent reader. He has attended numerous leadership trainings including graduating from the 116th ILEA School of Police Supervision and the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas class 91. Jon and his family enjoy spending time together and their favorite memories are skiing on winter break and hiking during summer vacation in Colorado.

2nd Vice President

Sheena A. McEachran
PIO, Richland Hills Police Dept.
Richland Hills, TX

Sheena McEachran began her career with the Richland Hills Police Department in 2005. She is currently an Assistant to the City Manager managing Communications and Technology for the city, while also serving as a Police Officer and Public Information Officer for the Police Department and the City. Prior to her current position she was a Patrol Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, Administrative Sergeant, and Support Services Captain with the Richland Hills Police Department.

Sheena is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 94th School of Police Supervision and the 56th School of Executive Leadership School. She has taken various college courses and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tarleton State University. Sheena is also a Mental Health Peace Officer, Background Investigator, Crime Prevention Specialist, Police Instructor, Police Bike Officer, and holds a Master Peace Officer’s license. She additionally served 6 years in the U.S. Army Reserves in a Military Police combat unit and completed a yearlong deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sheena’s husband works at the North Richland Hills Police Department and together they have 5 children. They enjoying running, cycling, and spending time with their children.

3rd Vice President

Jeff Caponera
Chief, Grafton Police Dept.
Grafton, WI

Chief Caponera is a 28-year law enforcement professional. He retired as Chief of Police from the City of Anna, Texas Police Department in August 2020 after serving the Anna community for over 12 years. He currently serves as the Chief of Police for the Grafton, Wisconsin, Police Department. Chief Caponera graduated Summa Cum Laude from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, with a BS in Public Administration and is currently working on an MPA with an emphasis on Organizational Management. He graduated from the FBI National Academy, Session 276, and the 53rd Session of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s School of Executive Leadership.

Chief Caponera is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates (Wisconsin Chapter) and serves as a committee member on the Community Engagement Committee for the FBINAA. Chief Caponera also represents the Wisconsin Police Chief’s Association as an advisory board member for the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Committee on Elder Abuse. He serves as a board member of the Wisconsin Organized Retail Crime Association (WIORCA) and is the Third Vice President of the ILEA Alumni Association.

When Chief Caponera is not working or volunteering, he is flying or playing golf.


Chad Allen
Captain, Keller Police Dept.
Keller, TX

Captain Chad Allen has served with the Keller Police Department since 2006. He is currently the Operations Commander, which oversees the Department’s Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and School Resource Officers. He is also the Assistant Commander for the North Tarrant Regional SWAT Team consisting of Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, Roanoke, and Trophy Club.

Chad is a graduate of the 56th School of Executive Leadership from the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police 82nd session, and the FBI National Academy 283rd session.

Chad is a Police Training Officer, TCOLE Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Rapid Response Instructor, Bike Officer, Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist, Advanced SWAT Officer, and holds a Master Peace Officer’s License. He has a Master’s in Public Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Public Finance & Budgeting, and a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education. Prior to becoming a Keller Police, Chad served in the U.S. Army for 8 years.

Chad lives in Keller with his family. They are a very active outdoors family with hiking, camping, and mountain climbing. He is an avid supporter of Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.