Meet the Team
Anthony (Tony) Campbell
Tony has over 34 years of service in the United States (US) Army Reserves, of which 24 years have been in threat assessment and management, protective service operations, criminal investigations, and law enforcement duties. He maintains his Workplace Violence and Threat Specialist (WVTS) certification and is an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). Tony serves on the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council to advocate for small business interests.
Tony currently serves as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) and Criminal Intelligence Cell Team Chief for his Army Reserve Criminal Investigative Command (CID) unit and served as the U.S. Army Threat Management Unit Team Chief from April 2019 thru March 2020.
After ten years of federal service, Tony left his Department of Defense (DoD) agency in June 2021 to pursue his passions, including sharing Mental Health First Aid and violence prevention with organizations and communities around the nation. He served as Deputy Chief of Police Investigations responsible for overseeing all investigations, including suspicious activity/ persons, for multiple Federal facilities in the St. Louis and Washington DC areas.
Tony proudly serves as 1 of less than 60 National Council for Mental Wellbeing National Trainers responsible for mentoring and certifying prospective new Mental Health First Aid instructors. He is certified to conduct the Mental Health First Aid Adult, Youth, Mental Health First Aid at Work, Veterans, and Public Safety Curriculums.
Tony is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) office certified Master Trainer. This instructor certification allows Tony to empower our local communities and organizations to mitigate threats and prevent acts of violence. Additionally, Tony educates communities to early identify concerning behaviors, whom to report these behaviors to (if necessary), how to support someone in need, and professional resources available.
Tony has over ten years management experience leading teams at California Overnight, FedEx Ground, RPS, Airborne Express, and UPS. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management with an emphasis on Organizational Development, a Bachelors Degree in Marketing, and an Applied Science Degree in Management and Supervision.
This variety of experience allows Tony to successfully tailor training to the needs of the organizations and communities he serves.
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Karyn Feeney is a National Trainer instructing train the trainer courses for MHFA for the National Council for Behavioral Health and a certified Mental Health First-Aid (MHFA) Instructor. Karyn was the first certified MHFA instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Karyn became a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer in 2017. Karyn has participated in the St. Louis West County Opioid Abuse Task Force and provided lectures to students and communities on the crisis. Karyn brings her lived experience as a caregiver for family members who live with mental health challenges.
Karyn retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, St. Louis Division in December 2017, where she served as a Special Agent for approximately 23 years specializing in narcotic, money laundering, and criminal enterprise investigations. Karyn spent her last three years spear-heading mental health training for Special Agents, professional support, and federal, state, and local partners by providing opportunities for training through MHFA, CIT, and coordinating community speakers.
Prior to her career with the FBI, Karyn was a Deputy United States Marshal, United States Marshals Service. Karyn earned a Bachelors in Science Degree in Criminal Justice Sciences.
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Eric Weaver is an expert on mental health issues as he is both a consumer and an advocate, specializing in Law Enforcement. Diagnosed with severe mental illness and hospitalized for suicidality on numerous occasions while serving both as a police sergeant and pastor, Eric openly and honestly shares his story with each of his audiences. He has created and has instructed his seminar, ‘Overcoming the Darkness: Shining Light on Mental Illness, Trauma, and Suicide for Law Enforcement,’ a course on mental health, cumulative stress, stigmas, depression, and suicide prevention and awareness to over 30,000 law enforcement officers and other emergency services personnel across the country.
Eric is a National Trainer for the internationally recognized Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid programs.
Eric developed and directs his own full time training and consulting business, “Overcoming the Darkness® LLC”, in which he and his staff provide internationally recognized certification programs, various training seminars and keynote addresses on recovery, mental illness, stigmas, communication skills, and suicide awareness, prevention and intervention, communication and de-escalation skills for law enforcement, mental health counselors and agencies, hospitals, schools, colleges, and consumer and community groups. Due to Eric’s experiences in the area of mental health, he has been featured in ‘TIME’, ‘Details’, and ‘Reader’s Digest’ magazines, WebMD, as well as various news publications and local television programs.