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Leaders among leaders, our Founding Members head nationally and internationally recognized frontrunner (and forerunner) organizations in the compliance space.


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Timothy Dimoff

Founding Member

Timothy A. Dimoff, CPP, is President of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc., a high-risk HR and security consulting firm located in Akron, OH.  He is a renowned speaker, trainer and a celebrated author of several books, including the popular Life Rage. Tim, a former highly decorated police detective and SWAT team member, is nationally recognized as a leading authority on high-risk workplace and human resource issues, security and crime. He is also a highly respected and sought-after expert witness and media commentator. Tim is an internationally board Certified Protection Professional (CPP); a registered expert with the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA); a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); a member of InfraGard, a joint professional organization between the FBI and security professionals to work collectively against crime, terrorism and to improve educational abilities and knowledge for the private sector; a member of OASIS, Ohio Association of Security & Investigative Services; and a nationally certified ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training instructor. He holds a B.S. in Sociology, with an emphasis in criminology, from Dennison University. Contact him at

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Raymond Dunkle

Founding Member

Raymond H. H. Dunkle, II is founder and President of Red Flag Reporting, an Akron, Ohio based company that empowers employees to speak-up regarding unethical and unsafe behavior in the workplace.  Ray oversees the strategic growth of the company having grown it from one client in northeast Ohio to now serving clients in over 60 countries on six continents.

Ray holds four certifications including Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics, and Chartered Global Management Accountant.  He earned his B.S. in Accounting (magna cum laude) from the University of Akron in 1991 and his Master of Arts in Ministry (with honors) from Grace Theological Seminary in 2015.  His occupational and community efforts have earned Ray several awards including the 2007 “30 for the Future” award from the Greater Akron Chamber and the 2016 “Dr. Frank L. Simonetti Outstanding Professional Alumni Award” from the University of Akron’s College of Business Administration.

Ray is a frequent public speaker and has presented at the national and international levels. Contact him at

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Amanda Waesch

Founding Member

Amanda Waesch is President of BMD Gateway and is also a member of the law firm Brennan, Manna and Diamond’s Executive Committee, where she serves as the Marketing and Business  Development Chair. She operates a national healthcare practice, focusing primarily on healthcare, employment law, corporate law, and healthcare litigation. Ms. Waesch advises all types of employers, in particular healthcare

providers, including, hospitals and physicians, on various matters.  She also chairs the law firm's litigation team that is primarily responsible for handling all reimbursement audits and appeals for her firm’s healthcare clients and heads up BMD's Provider Relations, Audit, Appeals and Negotiations Unit (PRAAN) which handles all-payer audits, appeals, overpayments and payment extrapolations.  Ms. Waesch has been practicing law since 2008 and is licensed in both Ohio and Florida.  Contact her at .

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Stephanie York

Founding Member

Stephanie York serves as vice president and in-house counsel at Hennes Communications, one the few firms in the U.S. focused exclusively on crisis communications and crisis management.


With over 25 years’ experience in law and communications, Stephanie specializes in crisis and issues communications, outrage management, litigation communications, media relations and social media.  Her firm’s clients include corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, education and healthcare institutions, as well as law firms and their clients.


Prior to joining Hennes Communications, Stephanie served as both assistant director of law and director of communications for the City of Akron.  In these positions, she skillfully controlled communications for civil and criminal legal matters, state and federal investigations, a vast city taxpayer website breach and attempted breaches, city council disputes, community perceptions, mayoral reputation challenges and sudden changes in leadership and administrations.


Stephanie is a highly skilled speaker, delivering fast-paced talks that focus on highly strategic approaches to communicating during a wide variety of situations and that offer methods for establishing and maintaining control of the message.


Stephanie serves on several prominent local non-profit boards, is an Akron Planning Commissioner and a host of Forum 360, a local PBS show.  You can reach Stephanie at .

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