Success Stories

Christopher A. Angell '99
Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney
Angell serves as assistant state attorney in the gang prosecution unit, where he prosecutes gang-related homicides and death penalty cases. To date, he has tried more than 70 jury trials to verdict, including two homicide cases where the state of Florida was seeking the death penalty. Angell is based out of the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, the largest prosecutor's office in Florida and the fourth largest in the nation. He holds a law degree from American University's Washington College of Law.

Daniella Massimilla Barnes '03
Attorney
Barnes graduated summa cum laude, earning the highest GPA of all administration of justice majors that year, and attended Suffolk University Law School. While at Suffolk, she represented criminal defendants in misdemeanor cases as a student attorney. Barnes was previously an associate with Segalini & Neville, and is currently an associate in the Boston office of the national firm Litchfield Cavo LLP. Her practice focuses on the evaluation, negotiation, preparation and trial of general liability, products liability, professional liability, commercial liability and automobile tort claims. Barnes is also experienced in divorce law, estate planning and probate law.

Jason Boss '04, '05 (M)
U.S. Department of State
A four-time Brady Scholarship recipient, Boss completed three internships at Salve Regina, gaining practical experience and making invaluable contacts throughout the law enforcement community while holding positions with the Newport Police Department, the Rhode Island State Police and the FBI. A four-year member of the baseball team, he was captain of the 2005 conference championship team, which earned a berth to the NCAA tournament. After graduation, Boss put his extensive computer skills to work as an analyst for a defense contractor in the Washington, D.C., area. He is currently working for the U.S. Department of State.

Megan Buckley '02
Special Agent, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
A special agent with the Child Exploitation Group since 2008, Buckley is responsible for investigating, arresting and apprehending individuals engaged in the possession, receipt, transfer, distribution and production of child pornography material worldwide, along with those who travel domestically or internationally for child sex tourism. She began her federal career with the U.S Park Police, serving in San Francisco, Calif., and at the Statue of Liberty. Buckley has also served as a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security, working with the El Dorado Task Force tracking domestic and international money laundering of terrorist groups and drug cartels.

Karen Russell Carroll '85
Superior Court Judge, Vermont
Carroll was appointed to the Vermont Superior Court in December 2000 by then-Gov. Howard Dean. She has presided in the Family, District and Superior courts in southern Vermont. Prior to her appointment, Carroll served as a deputy state's attorney in Vermont's Windham County, a prosecutor for the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force and a special assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Vermont, prosecuting drug cases in U.S. District Court. She holds a law degree from the Vermont Law School.

Kevin Clapp '09
Regional planner/mutual aid coordinator, R.I. Emergency Management Agency
At Salve Regina, Clapp participated in challenging internships with the Newport Police Department and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, and as a result was hired by the agency after graduation. As regional planner/mutual aid coordinator, he serves as liaison to 10 East Bay communities, assisting with the development of emergency operations plans. Clapp also maintains the agency's website, serves on the State Fire Mutual Aid Committee and the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs, and led the revision of the state fire mutual aid plan and the state law enforcement resource guide.

Kevin Favreau '83
Special Agent in Charge, FBI's Las Vegas Division
Prior to his current appointment, Favreau served as assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI headquarters. He began his career with the FBI in 1983 and has served in a variety of positions throughout the bureau focusing on counterespionage, counterintelligence and counterterrorism issues. Favreau has served as chief of the counterespionage section, chief of the counterintelligence strategy and domain section, special agent in charge of the Washington field office's counterintelligence program and deputy assistant director of the counterintelligence division. He holds a law degree from the New England School of Law.

Paul W. Hendricks '97
U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Hendricks is currently serving as the assistant regional security officer for the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Previously he was the agent-in-charge responsible for protective operation details throughout northern Iraq. Hendricks has conducted security clearance investigations for the Defense Investigative Service, and served with the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service tactical team, where his deployments included East Timor, Israel and the West Bank, Jordan and Qatar. He also participated in Operation Falcon, a nationwide fugitive apprehension operation coordinated by the U.S. Marshals.

Matthew LaMountain '07
Special Assistant Attorney General, R.I. Office of the Attorney General
After graduating from Suffolk University Law School in 2010, LaMountain now serves as a special assistant attorney general in District Court, handling bail and probation violations for the state of Rhode Island. He also handles Breathalyzer refusal cases. At Salve Regina, LaMountain was a member of the national criminal justice honor society, an active member of the ADJ Club and interned with Superior Court Justice Edwin J. Gale in Newport County.

Vincent McAteer '77, '80 (M)
Chief of Investigations, R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families
McAteer has led the department's child protective services division for the past eight years. He is responsible for planning, developing, directing, coordinating and supervising a statewide program designed to screen, evaluate and investigate all cases of child neglect and abuse in Rhode Island. McAteer has also served as chief of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation in the R.I. Office of the Attorney General and as chief of police for the city of Cranston, R.I.

Ryan P. McCormack '00, '03 (M)
Private Investigator
In May 2006, McCormack opened Coastal Investigation Group, a full-service private investigation firm, and currently serves as managing partner. The firm has grown rapidly ever since, specializing in attorney services including accident reconstruction, accident pictures, background checks, witness locates, witness statements, covert surveillance and document retrievals. Coastal Investigation Group has conducted thousands of various investigations for organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. McCormack previously served as assistant coach, defensive line coach and defensive coordinator for Salve Regina's football program. He received his master's degree in administration of justice from Salve Regina in 2003.

Todd S. Mikolop '98
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division
As a trial attorney with the justice department, Mikolop is responsible for prosecuting federal environmental crimes in all U.S. jurisdictions. He joined the justice department after serving as an attorney for the U.S. Coast Guard and a special assistant U.S. attorney. In those positions, Mikolop drafted legislation for the Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security; prosecuted federal environmental, fisheries, wildlife and immigration crimes; and served as the primary legal adviser to the Coast Guard's afloat and ashore units. He holds a law degree from Vermont Law School.

Matilda Ingabire Mutanguha '07
Human Rights Attorney
Mutanguha graduated from Suffolk Law School in May 2010. After graduation, she served as a research associate at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, focusing on human trafficking, and was an extern at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs. While at Suffolk, Mutanguha interned with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Harvard University's Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research and Neighborhood Legal Services. At Salve Regina, she tutored at the Rhode Island Training School and pursued an internship in the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General.

Richard Ptaszek '95, '96 (M)
Detective, R.I. State Police's Financial Crimes Unit
Ptaszek has served in the financial crimes unit since 2005. After graduating fifth in his class in 1997, he was assigned as a trooper in various barracks throughout the state. In 2005, Ptaszek transferred into the Detective Division's Financial Crimes Unit, where he investigates all types of white-collar crimes, including embezzlement, identity theft and public corruption. He was selected to work in the newly formed Fusion Center in October 2010.

Kellie Senecal '02, '03 (M)
Special Agent, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Senecal completed internships with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Inspector General, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Newport Police Department. After graduation, she was assigned to the bureau's Miami field division, working with the firearms trafficking group, a multi-agency gang task force and the high intensity drug trafficking area group. Other assignments have included the Laredo, Texas, field office as part of a national effort to reduce firearms and drug trafficking between the United States and Mexico and the Department of Justice's National Gang Targeting, Enforcement & Coordination Center. She is currently assigned to the bureau's Hartford, Conn., field office.