Ann Marie Mires, PhD, Director
Dr. Mires is a Forensic Anthropologist who worked for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for 25 years and as a consultant to the Molly Bish Center for the Protection of Children and the Elderly. In 2008, she was appointed Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Anna Marie College. Dr. Mires received her BA in Anthropology from the University of New Hampshire (1978), a MA in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas (1982), and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1998). She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and has contributed to research in facial reconstruction, geo-location of clandestine remains, mass fatality identification and preparedness. Dr. Mires has given numerous public lectures and presentations at annual meetings of scientific associations.
Randi Scott, Deputy Director
Randi Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 2009 from the University of Rhode Island. She is a member of the Student Alumni Association of the University of Rhode Island, the Society for American Archaeology, The Society for Historical Archaeology, and the Association for Gravestone Studies.
Prior to becoming deputy director of Forensic Archaeology Recovery in 2008, Ms. Scott functioned as the organization's public relations officer and administrative coordinator from 2002 to 2006. She also worked in the field of project management and as a project researcher.
Married to her husband Terry for the last 34 years, Ms. Scott enjoys traveling to California to visit their three sons. Her goals for the future include obtaining a master's degree and publishing her research.
Bill Giannini, Training Officer
Bill Giannini retired in 2003 as the Assistant Chief of Operations for the Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department after almost 29 years of service. In that capacity he was responsible for the delivery of firefighting and emergency medical services, hazmat response, terrorism response, safety, and training for the 539 member department. He has eleven years of command experience, serving as incident commander for a variety of situations in an urban/metro setting. From September of 2001 to March 2003, he was detached from the fire department and was assigned by executive order to a terrorism task force within the Department of Public Safety to be a deputy coordinator of a team responsible for threat assessment, hazard analysis, risk assessment, public infrastructure protection, terrorism response, and continuity of government within and for the City of Providence. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Safety from Providence College and a certificate in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health from Roger Williams University, as well as having completed numerous nationally recognized courses in incident command, terrorism response, hazmat response, adult educational methodology, the instructional design process, and exercise design.
Bill has enthusiastically supported the efforts of FAR since joining in July of 2002. He brings his knowledge in fire-ground safety and his experience in delivering training in hazardous materials operations, hazardous evidence collection, and the Incident Command System to the forensic archaeology environment.
Chief Giannini is an instructor and course developer within the Hazardous Materials and Terrorism Departments at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is an instructor for the State of Rhode Island Fire Academy and is its terrorism curriculum coordinator. He is also a member of State Emergency Response Commission and is the chairman of its training committee. Additionally, he is a member of the instructional team for the Department of Defense Weapon of Mass Destruction International Counterproliferation Project and in that capacity delivers counterterrorism instruction and conducts exercises in Eastern Europe and central Asia. He was an exercise evaluator for the Department of Justice’s former Domestic Preparedness Program and is presently an instructor and evaluator for the Department of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program, and in these programs has assisted in the facilitation and evaluation of many full-scale and tabletop exercises conducted throughout the United States, focusing on chemical weapon response, Incident Command System, NIMS, and EOC operations. He teaches for and has been a contributing subject matter expert to the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama, teaching Incident Command, crime scene management and evidence collection courses. Chief Giannini has been a member of the Fire Science Advisory Council and the Emergency Management Advisory Council at the Community College of Rhode Island since 2000. He was a member of the team providing administrative and logistical support to FEMA’s National Level Exercise – NLE 2010 – serving as the Lead Support Person for the Training Working Group.