National HIDTA Assistance Center

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program


 Main line: (305) 715-7615

Management and Coordination:

NHAC Director - Tomas Sanchez
-- Voice: (305)715-7763                          
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Executive Assistant - Jacqueline Serra
-- Voice: (305)715-7750    
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Budget Coordinator - Patricia Perez
-- Voice: (305)715-7751 
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Training Unit:

Manager - Troy M. Bankert
-- Voice: (305)715-7755                          
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Training Coordinator - Gladys Sosa
-- Voice: (305)715-7757     
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Training Coordinator - Ernesto J. Garay-Lopez
-- Voice: (305)715-7756     
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Event Coordinator - Paul O'Rourke
-- Voice: (305)715-7759                          
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Audit Unit:

Financial Grant Unit Manager - Rita M. Escobar
-- Voice: (305)715-7752                          
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NHAC Auditor - Josim Bircia
-- Voice: (305)715-7745                           
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NHAC Auditor - Noelle Granda
-- Voice: (305)715-7747                          
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NHAC Auditor- Carmen Latour
-- Voice: (305)715-7744   
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NHAC Accountant - Rosana Leopold
-- Voice: (305)715-7748     
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Multimedia & Technology Support:

Manager - Kathy Doran
-- Voice: (305)715-7743                          
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Multimedia/Web Developer - Daniel Liang
-- Voice: (305)715-7741                          
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Computer Programmer - Hector Alfonso
-- Voice: (305)715-7754   
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Tech Support Specialist - Charles Bengtson
-- Voice: (305)715-7740                          
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The Management and Coordination Initiative link the mission and policies of the National HIDTA Program office, the HIDTA Directors Advisory Committee and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The Initiative provides mission critical customer services and compliance review through the efforts of the Training, Finance and Multimedia Units.


The mission of the NHAC Training Unit is to enhance knowledge, skills and performance in all HIDTAs through the timely delivery of HIDTA-relevant training.  This mission is accomplished by delivering training and educational opportunities to all HIDTAs, addressing ONDCP standards, HIDTA core policies, enhancing competencies in HIDTA systems and supporting unique regional needs.

Audit UNIT

The Audit Unit's mission is to provide guidance to ensure financial integrity to all HIDTA State and Local operations. To improve the knowledge and skills of financial transactions affecting state and local operations.


Multimedia & Technology Support produces state-of-art communication vehicles designed to enhance each HIDTA's responsibility to communicate with their constituents. Multimedia & Technology Support provides the following services:

  • Database Development: Application support and maintenance
  • Graphics: Logo design; brochures; posters; illustrations
  • Video: Promotional and educational video production and reproduction
  • Web Site Development: Both secure and non-secure HIDTA Web sites
  • Conference Support: Directional signage and conference identity badges and audio/video support