ATAP Biographies

Noel C. March, Senior Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police; University of Southern Maine

Noel C. March is the Senior Director for Public Safety & Security and Chief of Police for the University of Southern Maine, where he is responsible for the USM Department of Public Safety in providing protection for the people and property of USM.

Prior to joining the staff at USM, Chief March was the 39th United States Marshal for the District of Maine. President Barack Obama nominated him to the position on December 23, 2009, and he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on April 22, 2010. In his previous service to higher education, he held the position of Director of Public Safety for the University of Maine, where he was a recognized subject-matter-expert on the topic of Community Oriented Policing.

He is a graduate of the 170th session of the FBI National Academy as well as the University of New England and the University of Maine Graduate School, where he earned degrees in Organizational Leadership and Peace & Reconciliation Studies, respectively.


Diana Drysdale, M.A.; Lead Social Scientist Research Specialist, U.S. Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC)

Ms. Drysdale is a Lead Social Science Research Specialist with the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), where she conducts research and training on issues related to assassination, mass attacks, school and campus based attacks, and other forms of targeted violence.  She has been with the Secret Service for over 18 years, the majority of which was with NTAC.

Prior to joining the agency, she worked at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Instituter of International Studies where her work focused on research and training related to criminal and terrorist incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials.  Ms. Drysdale holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a master’s degree in International Policy Studies.


Stephanie Stein Leite, Psy.D.; Forensic Intelligence, LLC

Stephanie Stein Leite, Psy.D. has been a forensic psychological evaluator for over 15 years, focusing on juvenile court, family court and threat assessment. She most often works with complex situations.  In addition to evaluations, Dr. Leite consults, providing insight into sticky cases, up-to-date research, and material analysis. Dr. Leite has also lectured extensively, enjoying explaining psychological constructs to attorneys , law enforcement, security and executives. She has lectured for the TarGet program, Connecticut’s InfraGard, the Hartford GAL academy, at the Institute of Living’s psychiatric grand rounds, at the Connecticut Psychological Association’s Forensic Division, and for the New England and DC chapters of ATAP.

Dr. Leite taught professional ethics at American International College and trained at Long Lane, The Village for Families and Children and the Institute of Living. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University Of Hartford, teaching forensics, and psychological assessment. She is the vice president of the New England chapter of the  Association of Threat Assessment and the president of the Connecticut Psychological Association’s Forensic Division.  She is the owner and principal at Forensic Intelligence, LLC, based in Hartford, CT.