December 2008: NSAWW is pleased to welcome two newcomers to its Board of Advisors, Mario Possamai and Major General Henry Stratman. They join current members Lieutenant General Don Kerrick, Dr. Patricia Sanders, Steven Pomerantz, Oliver "Buck" Revell, Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster, and Dr. Marvin J. Cetron.
Mario Possamai is an experienced independent consultant with expertise in security issues ranging from emergency management and pandemic planning to terrorism, organized crime, black market economies, and money laundering. He most recently acted as Senior Advisor to Ontario Superior Court Justice Archie Campbell, who headed the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Commission, and also served as the Commission's liaison on a pandemic research project conducted by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at Fort Belvoir. Previously, Mr. Possamai served for many years as an investigative consultant in complex investigations into counterfeiting operations in Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil, as well as the Middle East and Balkans. Prior to this work, he provided forensic consulting services to the Bre-X gold mining fraud investigation in Indonesia in 1997, and served as a forensic consultant to a southern African country (a position in which he gave direct ongoing briefings to the country's Attorney General, Minister of Justice, and Minister of Finance). Mr. Possamai holds the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He also sits on the ASIS Council for Global Terrorism, Political Instability, and International Crime.