On Virtual Beth El – an intimate conversation about Women in Policing with Deirdre Fishel, director/producer of the Women in Blue documentary, and Ganesha Martin, an expert on police reform and former director of the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.
Moderated by Temple Beth El Member Stephanie Goldfuss, Public Information Officer, Boynton Beach Police Department
Link to watch Women in Blue documentary will be sent to all registrants.
This program is underwritten by Project Nuremberg. Project Nuremberg, generously underwritten by Jay and Marilyn Weinberg, is devoted to Holocaust, Law and Ethics programming.
Deirdre Fishel is a producer/director of documentaries and dramas and her most recent film, the feature documentary WOMEN IN BLUE, follows women officers fighting to reform the Minneapolis Police Department.
Ganesha M. Martin, Esq. has served in several positions in Baltimore City government, most recently as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ). She has overseen collaborative criminal justice efforts that included the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, the judiciary and several community groups.
Sergeant Keisha Brown was born in Kingston Jamaica. She has a 10-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. She was a Weather Analyst in the United States Air Force. She was hired by the City of Boca Raton in 2005 as a Police Officer. She attended the Broward College Police Academy and was selected to be a Squad Leader of her class. She earned the Frankie Shivers Award and graduated from the police academy in 2006. During Sergeant Brown’s career at the police department, she was assigned to Road Patrol, the Tactical Team, a Property Crimes Detective, and promoted to Police Sergeant in 2018. She was Officer of the Month in April 2010, received a Tactical Team Unit Citation in 2011, and a Life Saving Award in 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration. Sergeant Brown completed approximately 30 Professional Development courses and a member of the Internal Association of Chiefs of Police. She has been a member of the Police Honor Guard Team since 2013. Sergeant Brown is currently the Supervisor for the Community Engagement Unit and oversee six police officers and one civilian personnel.
Officer Rosalind Gualtieri was born in the City of New York. She has three adult children. She had a 17-year career in the banking industry prior to her police career. She was hired by the City of Boca Raton as a police officer in 1994. She attended and graduated from the Broward College Police Academy. During Officer Gualtieri’s career at the police department, she was assigned to Road Patrol, the Community Policing Unit, and the Community Redevelopment Agency zone. In 2018, Officer Gualtieri was presented to the 100 Club of South Palm Beach County as the 2018 Officer of the Year. In 2018, she was the lead instructor for the Self Defense Awareness Familiarization and Exchange program and taught classes to over 150 women. She is currently assigned to the Community Engagement Unit as the Community Police Officer for The Greater Pearl City. She has been a member of the Police Honor Guard Team for approximately 15 years. Officer Gualtieri will be retiring from the Boca Raton Police Services Department in January 2023.
Stephanie Slater is the Boynton Beach Police Department’s Public Information Officer in April 2007, following seven years as a newspaper reporter. Slater serves as a strategic communications advisor and community engagement liaison, overseeing the agency’s branding and messaging. She is the proud wife of a police officer, Temple Beth El member and mother of a first grader.