Rosanne "Roe" Manghisi took the helm as NAWLEE's new Executive Director on June 1st, 2011. Roe also serves as the Senior Vice-President - Chief of Staff for SOS Security Incorporated. A retired Captain from the New Jersey State Police, Roe is a law enforcement professional with 26 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience.
Her background reflects accomplishments in special operations, investigations, intelligence, undercover operations, security operations, training, policy, and executive management. Prior to her retirement, she was assigned as a Captain in the Special Operations Section and Emergency Management Section of the Homeland Security Branch, and also served as the Chief of Staff to the Superintendent.
Roe has had a diverse career within the State Police and has been cited numerous times for her undercover work in both Organized Crime and Narcotics. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University and Thomas Edison State College.
Some of Roe's professional affiliations include: FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police (Medical Guidelines Board Member), Lawrenceville Public Safety Advisory Board Member, Vice-Chair of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) Central NJ Chapter, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE), Lady Blue & Gold of the NJ State Police, and TOP COP Awards Selection Committee.
Roe volunteers her free time to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Special Olympics, Home-Front of NJ, and is President of the Sue Stevens Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to high school students.