Our SCARS Board Members & Advisors

SCARS Leadership 2024

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

—  Margaret Mead —

Executive Directors & Officers Of The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. 2024

Debby Montgomery Johnson
Chairperson, Director & Officer
United States
Veteran, Scam Survivor, Public Speaker, Nonprofit Owner, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Banker, U.S. Air Force Veteran

Vianey Gonzalez
Director & Officer
Mexico
Scam Survivor, Nonprofit Founder, Businesswoman, Managing Director SCARS Latinoamerica

Tim McGuinness, Ph.D.
Director & Officer
United States
Veteran, Technologist & Internet Pioneer, Roboticist, Regulatory Law, Entrepreneur, Academic, Business Owner, U.S. Navy Veteran

Board of Directors Of The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. 2024

Debby Montgomery Johnson
Chairperson & Director
United States
Veteran, Scam Survivor, Public Speaker, Nonprofit Owner, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Banker, U.S. Air Force Veteran

Vianey Gonzalez
Director
Mexico
Scam Survivor, Nonprofit Founder, Businesswoman, Managing Director SCARS Latinoamerica

Tim McGuinness, Ph.D.
Director
United States
Veteran, Technologist & Internet Pioneer, Roboticist, Regulatory Law, Entrepreneur, Academic, Business Owner, U.S. Navy Veteran

Janina Morcinek
Director
Poland
Scam Survivor, Businesswoman, Nonprofit Founder, Policy Advocate

Lydia Zagorova
Director
Bulgaria
Psychologist, Child Abuse Expert, Victims’ Assistance Nonprofit

SCARS Is A Military Veteran Founded And Managed Nonprofit Organization

Psychology Advisory Committee Of The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. 2024

Vianey Gonzalez
Director
Mexico
Scam Survivor, Nonprofit Founder, Psychologist, Deception Professional, Managing Director SCARS Latinoamerica

Lydia Zagorova
Director
Bulgaria
Psychologist, Child Abuse Expert, Victims’ Assistance Nonprofit

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee Of The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. 2024

Brett Johnson
Advisor
United States
Global Expert on Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, and identity Theft, Publisher of AnglerPhish.com

Tim McGuinness, Ph.D.
Director
United States
Veteran, Technologist & Internet Pioneer, Roboticist, Regulatory Law, Entrepreneur, Academic, Business Owner, U.S. Navy Veteran

Board of Advisors Of The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. 2024

Sharon Armstrong
Advisor
New Zealand
Scam Survivor, Businesswoman, Nonprofit Founder, Policy Advocate

Brett Johnson
Advisor
United States
Global Expert on Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, and identity Theft, Publisher of AnglerPhish.com

Akie Kurokawa
Advisor
Japan
Scam Survivor, Victims’ Support Provider, Scam Educator, SCARS Partner & Volunteer

Catherina Syed Abdullah
Advisor
Malaysia
Scam Survivor, Victims’ Support Provider, Scam Educator, SCARS Partner

Fatima Down
Advisor
Indonesia
Scam Survivor, Victims’ Assistance Nonprofit Owner, SCARS Partner

Liz Souhrada
Advisor
United States
Scam Survivor, U.S. Army Liaison, Scam Educator, SCARS Volunteer

Sah Chaikeaw
Advisor
Thailand
Scam Survivor, Victims’ Support Provider, Nonprofit, Crime Prevention, Scam Educator, SCARS Partner & Volunteer

Maria Durge
Advisor
Netherlands
Scam Survivor, Professional, Cybercrime Educator, Victims’ Support Provider

Terue Shinkawa
Advisor
Japan
Scam Survivor, Victims’ Assistance Nonprofit Owner, Single Mothers’ Advocate, Scam Educator, SCARS Partner

Zeccrie Mejid
Advisor
Malaysia
Scam Survivor, Victims’ Support Provider, Scam Educator, SCARS Partner

Michele Vismaya Rubin
Advisor
United States
Motivational Speaker, Lifestyle Coach, Expert in Gratitude, Publisher & Business Owner

Kathy Liu
SCARS|CHINA
China
Scam Survivor, Victims’ Assistance Nonprofit, SCARS Affiliate

Adryenn Ashley
Advisor
United States
Entrepreneur, Entertainment Industry Executive, Producer, Dating Business Owner, Women’s’ Issues Advocate

Tomoka Tanaka
Advisor
Japan
Researcher, Victims’ Support Provider, Scam Educator, SCARS Partner

Benita Alexander
Advisor
United States
News & Media Professional, Executive Producer, True Crime Programming, Love Con Expert

Shirley Zhang
Advisor
Taiwan
Global Business Professional, Business Owner, Former SCARS Board Member

Shannon Slaughter
Advisor
United States
Scam Educator, Enterprise Fraud Manager, Financial Professional, Banker

Ronald Praetsch
Advisor
Germany
Anti-Fraud Advocate & Commercial Fraud Specialist, Publisher of About-Fraud.com, Business Executive

Gabriel Friedlander
Advisor
United States / Israel
Cybersecurity Expert & Corporate Trainer, Publisher of Wizer-Training.com, Business Owner & Entrepreneur

Leng Tshua
Advisor
Singapore
Global Business Leader, Former SCARS Board Member

Jeff Russell
Advisor
United States
Global Businessman, Healthcare Professional, Criminal Justice Services, U.S. Air Force Veteran

Learn more about the history and genesis of SCARS here

In Remembrance Of Past Service

John H.
SCARS Manager
Hong Kong
2014 – 2017

Flare R.
SCARS Staff
Philippines
2016-2017

Cynthia R.
SCARS Manager
Colombia
2015-2019

Tom B.
SCARS Manager
United States
2015-2018

Iris Munzel
Dear Friend & SCARS Partner
Germany
2016 – 2020
Rest in Peace

Venus Wang
Dear Friend & SCARS|CHINA Manager
China
2017 – 2020
Rest in Peace