2021-2022 Executive Board

Chris Ray

President • Nashville, TN

Chris is a Captain with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and oversees the Office of Professional Accountability for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.  Chris has 32 years of law enforcement experience, is a graduate of Bethel University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.  He has served in his current role since 2017.  Chris and his wife Vicky, reside in Spring Hill, Tennessee. 


Todd Hoff

1st Vice President • Conroe, TX

Todd Hoff is a Sergeant with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is just to the north of the Houston Texas Metro area. Todd has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 19 years.

Todd started his law enforcement career in March of 2001 as a deputy sheriff in the Jail Division, and in June of 2002 he was transferred to the Patrol Division. In January of 2006, Todd was promoted to corporal in the Patrol Division where he supervised the night shift for two years. In February of 2008, Todd transferred to the Criminal Investigative Division where he initially investigated property crimes and persons crimes cases. In November of 2010, Todd was transferred to Children’s Safe Harbor, which is a regional child advocacy center in Montgomery County, where he was responsible for investigating child sex crimes. During the four years assigned to Children’s Safe Harbor, Todd was recognized for investigating severe cases of child abuse where multiple individuals received life sentences. In August of 2014, Todd transferred to the Major Crimes Division where he was responsible for death investigations along with aggravated crimes. In December of 2015, Todd was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Internal Affairs Division. Todd has been a member of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard since 2007.

Todd holds a Master Peace Officer license through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Todd has completed over 2000 hours of continuing education through TCOLE.

When Todd is not working, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. He is an avid sports fan, and enjoys outdoor activities.


Craig Snider

2nd Vice President • Murfreesboro, TN

Craig is a life-long resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and a 1997 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.  He began his career at the Murfreesboro Police Department in 1997 as one of only two part-time officers ever hired.  He quickly transferred to full-time status in the Uniform Division.  During his time in the Uniform Division, he was assigned to the Community Oriented Policing unit and taught D.A.R.E. part-time.  He served as a detective for approximately ten years.  In August of 2011, he was assigned to the Operations Division as part of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).  He is a 2017 graduate of the Southeastern Leadership Academy from the University of Tennessee and was promoted to OPR Lieutenant in December of 2019.

Craig is married to Amy Snider and has a teenage son who keeps them busy with high school sports. Craig and Amy love to travel and explore the world together.


Tamra Alstatt

Treasurer • Glenwood Springs, CO

Tamra graduated from the Colorado POST Training Spring Valley Academy in December 2000 and started her law enforcement career with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office in May 2001.  She started as a patrol officer, moved into the Crime Prevention Unit and ended her career there as a Detective specializing in sexual assault crimes, sexual offenders and registration, forensic interviewing of children, and undercover internet operations.

Tamra joined the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in March 2008 as a Detective assigned to the Professional Standards Division where she conducts all internal affairs investigations, reviews all Use of Force Reports, internal audits, and citizen complaints.  Tamra is a Certified Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Examiner and a member of the National Association of Certified Voice Stress Analysts since 2009.  Tamra conducts CVSA examinations and background investigations into all potential new hires for the organization.  Tamra is also the creator and team leader for the department’s Trauma Team, which assists and coordinates with employees and their families who have had a traumatic event, injury, or Line of Duty Death.

Tamra joined the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association in 2012 as a Regional Executive Committee Member and was elected Treasurer of NIAIA in October 2015.


Craig McMillan

Recording Secretary • Kelowna, British Columbia

Craig retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a Sergeant with over 31 years of policing.  He has performed both uniformed and plain clothes duties in several sections.  He has been qualified as an expert witness in over 15 different types of drugs in British Columbia Provincial and Supreme Courts.  Craig spent the last 19 years of his career in Professional Standards and was the senior internal investigator for the RCMP, having conducted workplace investigations in multiple provinces and territories across Canada.  Craig has conducted workplace investigations for both municipal police and indigenous police agencies in British Columbia.

Craig has been a primary facilitator on the RCMP’s Workplace Responsibility Investigators Course since the enactment of the new RCMP Act in 2014 and has facilitated training across Canada.  He is a trained harassment investigator and an instructor/trainer in ethics.  Craig has been involved with the development of policy relating to internal investigations at both the provincial and national level.  Craig also assisted in the development of the RCMP’s online Conduct Authority Course. 

Craig has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Manitoba.  He has been a member of the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association (NIAIA) in the United States for 19 years and has served on both the Regional and National Executive Committees.  Craig is currently elected to the position of Recording Secretary for the NIAIA.


Chelle Ray

Website/Social Media Admin • Nashville, TN

Chelle began her career with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in Nashville, TN in 1991 as a correctional officer. She held various positions at the agency before becoming the first female DCSO investigator in 1997. That same year, she joined the NIAIA, and soon was appointed to the Executive Board. She served as NIAIA Vice President for 2002-2003, but lost regular contact with the Association the next year.

Chelle was named Chief Investigator at the DCSO in 2012, and reconnected with the NIAIA that same year, resuming her role as an active member of the Executive Board.  In 2018, Chelle was named the Director of Contract Services for the DCSO.  In January 2022, she gave up her role related to contracts to focus on her longstanding position as DCSO's Policy Committee Chair, but continues her commitment to the NIAIA.

Chelle has an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Science in Public Administration.


Heather Phillips

Executive Committee Chair • Austin, TX

Heather is a Commander with Austin-Travis County EMS in Austin, Texas and has been with the department for 17 years. Early in her career, Heather worked as a field paramedic and after 2 years, joined the special operations team, specializing in swift water and technical rescue. She promoted to Commander and worked as a Special Operations Field Commander for several years before transitioning to Commander of the Special Operations Training Division. Heather also worked in Recruiting and Continuing Education prior to her assignment in the Office of Professional Conduct in 2013.

Austin-Travis County EMS is a professional healthcare organization that provides emergency medical services to all of the City of Austin and Travis County. ATCEMS is a City of Austin department who partners with area first responders to provide assistance prior to our arrival; however, they are not part of the Fire Department or the Police Department. In 2012, The Austin-Travis County EMS Employees Association was successful in winning the election to make ATCEMS part of Civil Service. Because ATCEMS was the first, third-city service to be voted into civil service, there was no Civil Service EMS Union established. The EMS association chose to affiliate with the largest law enforcement officers’ union in Texas, The Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT). 

Heather joined NIAIA in 2016 and attended her first conference in Savannah, Georgia, where she found herself leaving as an Executive Board Member. She is looking forward to working with the board members to expand membership and provide quality education to IA professionals around the Country.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, camping and anything outside. A dabbler in crafting, she hopes to one day have a DIY project worthy of Pinterest.


Bill Handley

Sponsor Coordinator • Los Angeles, CA

Bill works for the Los Angeles Airport Police (LAXPD) and is currently a lieutenant assigned as the Officer in Charge of Training. Bill is a highly experienced Internal Affairs investigator who is often called upon to train personnel new to Internal Affairs.  Bill routinely shares his knowledge with other supervisors and managers within his division, including planning training programs. His previous assignments have included Internal Affairs, patrol, and working in his agency’s Homeland Security Section assigned with the Dignitary Protection Unit.  In 2014, Bill was awarded the Police Star by his agency.

Prior to being elected as the Regional Executive Committee Chairman of the NIAIA at the 2016 conference in Charleston, SC, Bill was the NIAIA designated regional recruiter for his area. Bill was nominated for the NIAIA Investigator of the Year Award in 2015.

Other items of interest: Bill is currently an adjunct Instructor for two colleges in the Southern California area teaching Criminal Justice and Homeland Security.  He holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. 


Jeremy Viduna

Immediate Past President • Joilet, IL

Jeremy is currently the Deputy Chief of Support Services for the Will County Sheriff’s Office (Joliet, IL), located in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Jeremy started his law enforcement career in January of 1999. His previous assignments have included: Patrol, FTO, SWAT, Gangs/Narcotics, Criminal Investigations, Major Crimes Task Force, and Internal Affairs. Besides administrative investigations, Jeremy also is involved in his department’s policy review, development, and implementation. In 2012, Jeremy received an honorary award by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police for “Most Outstanding Officer of the Year Award” for his work as an investigator.

Prior to being elected as the 2nd Vice President of the NIAIA at the 2017 conference in Savannah, GA, Jeremy served as a NIAIA Regional Executive Committee Member, recruiting new members from the Midwest Region.

Jeremy has proudly served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer and was honorably discharged. Jeremy attended Western Illinois University for his Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys sports and spending quality time with family and friends.