Event Details

Executive Business Breakfast

8/9/2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Timothy D. Sini
Suffolk County Police Commissioner

Timothy D. Sini was appointed the 13th Commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department in January 2016. To begin the transition from the former Commissioner, Commissioner Sini joined the department in November 2015 as Deputy Police Commissioner

Under Commissioner Sini’s leadership, the Department is focused on enhancing its intelligence-led policing model, improving community relations, and investing in new technology to enhance the Department’s operations. Commissioner Sini has also made collaborating with the Department’s law enforcement partners a cornerstone of his administration, and has implemented new partnerships with outside agencies to fight crime in Suffolk County.
 
Under Commissioner Sini’s leadership, the Department has launched numerous successful criminal initiatives aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic, firearm violence, and traffic fatalities in Suffolk County. Commissioner Sini has also rolled out new technology to enhance the Department’s capabilities in fighting crime, including a new, award-winning intelligence-led policing platform. In addition, Commissioner Sini has launched a number of initiatives to increase the efficiency of the patrol division, allowing officers to spend more time engaged in proactive police work, and has significantly reformed the Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau, making it more responsive to community concerns.
 
Commissioner Sini serves as a representative on the White House’s Office of Drug Control Policy New York/New Jersey Regional HIDTA Team, where he participates in strategy sessions with public health and public safety agencies to reduce opioid overdos es in the region   He is also the Executive Director of the Suffolk County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, which consists of all the stakeholders in Suffolk County’s criminal justice system.

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Commissioner Sini served as the Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety in the administration of Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone. In this role, Commissioner Sini spearheaded numerous public safety initiatives , including an innovative drug treatment program targeting Suffolk County inmates and releases, as well as an evidence-based gang prevention program targeting children as early as the Third Grade. Both programs recently received National Association of Counties (NACO) awards.

Commissioner Sini started his career in law enforcement as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York where he served under U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.  Commissioner Sini specialized in investigating and prosecuting violent crimes, including homicides, gang related activity and large scale narcotics cases.  Prior to serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Commissioner Sini served as a law clerk for a federal district court judge in the Southern District of New York and a federal circuit court judge in the Second Circuit.
 
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini is a magna cum laude graduate of Brooklyn Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor and American University in Washington, D.C. where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

He resides in Babylon Village with his wife, Amanda, and their three children.

 

John M. Venza
Vice President of Outreach Development Corp.


John M. Venza, LCSW-R, LMHC is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working with children, adolescents and families since 1982.
 
He is the Vice President of Adolescent and Residential Services for Outreach Development Corporation, where he provides clinical and administrative oversight to the largest residential adolescent substance abuse treatment programs in the downstate New York region. Outreach is a non-profit organization licensed by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), offering evidenced-based treatment and training services to the greater New York metropolitan area.
 
Mr. Venza is well known for his expertise in practice with adolescents and young adults in New York City and especially Long Island. Additionally, he is the author of five graduate level courses on adolescence, which comprised the Institute for Adolescent Studies at SUNY Stony Brook, where he taught graduate school for almost 13 years. He is a former recipient of the Glass-Kreuter teaching award from Stony Brook.
 
Mr. Venza maintains a private therapy practice in which he specializes in family centered treatment for pre-adolescents, adolescents and young adults. Mr. Venza is the co-chair of Suffolk County’s Community of Solutions and heads the sub-committee for School Outreach. He is active on several statewide committees and task forces including the OASAS Adolescent Clinical Advisory group and Therapeutic Community Association of New York (TCANY). Other notable accomplishments include being featured on the News 12 series People Making a Difference on Long Island, NPR radio, CNN, Newsday, Parents Magazine, and Life with Teens for his work with adolescents and families.