Founder and CEO
Lindsay comes from a military family but is the first to serve in law enforcement. She proudly served the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, MD as a Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Detective. Throughout her career, Lindsay LiCausi worked with multiple agencies to include Homeland Security/ICE, FBI, US Marshals, MD State Police, and other local agencies. She was awarded the Project Safe Childhood Award by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland, was nationally recognized by NCMEC, and invited to instruct for Child First.
Anthony is a native New Yorker who comes from a military family, including his grandfather who proudly served in the Navy during WWII. He has a deep respect and admiration for our nations veterans, law enforcement, and first responders. He is a true patriot and his passion for preserving a nation of law and order has helped fuel the creation of this organization. Anthony is also a 2nd Amendment Advocate and holds an NRA Lifetime membership.
Chairman & Media Relations
Gadi Adelman grew up in Israel. After surviving a terrorist bombing at the age of 14, he started to study terrorism and its origins. He served as a paratrooper in the Israeli Defense Forces in a Special Forces, Anti-Terrorism Unit.
After returning to the US in 1981 and serving in the US Navy, he began to teach and lecture on counter-terrorism. After the '93 WTC bombing, and especially after 9/11 his advice was more sought after. After 45 years of study, he has lectured and taught both local and federal law enforcement as well as the military. Gadi has written hundreds of articles which have been translated into over a dozen languages.
He has hosted 2 radio shows, is a regular guest on many other radio shows, and he is currently the counter-terrorism analyst for i24 News.
Chaplain & Crisis Task Force Director
Chaplain Angela A. Pleasants serves as lead pastor in the South Tryon Community in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chaplain Pleasants is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University completing her Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and graduate of Duke Divinity School with a Master's in divinity. She is receiving her certification as a Spiritual Director. Chaplain Pleasants served various police agencies in Gaston County and currently serves as police chaplain with the Hickory Police Department and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. She teaches classes to law enforcement chaplains on the gift of presence and listening, ethics and confidentiality, suicide and law enforcement as well as skill development in chaplaincy. She is also a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains.
Charlotte Chapter Co-Chair
Melissa is the daughter of a former paramedic/firefighter and has seen firsthand the struggles that our first responders face on a daily basis and their strength to carry on to make a difference. She strongly believes that those who spend their lives serving others should feel appreciated and has dedicated herself to giving back to them, our heroes
Public Outreach Director
Theresa is a native New Yorker who comes from a family of law enforcement that includes her father, brother, and nephew. She has also been a public school teacher in North Carolina for over twenty years and recognizes school resource officers as an integral part of our school system. She has been dedicated to growing Back The Blue NC since its founding and is fully prepared to defend our men and women in blue.
As the wife of a City of Gastonia Police Officer, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and a mother, Ashleigh dedicates her time to advocating for Law Enforcement Officers and their spouses, as well as promoting positive mental health within the blue family. Her belief is that the heart that holds the hand of the Officer is just as important as the heart behind the badge.
Charlotte Services Officer
Lisa grew up in South Carolina before moving to North Carolina in 1988 to attend college and raise her family. Lisa is a daughter and sister to Navy Veterans. She has a very strong love and loyalty to our military. She also has a daughter who is currently serving in the Army and a nephew who is serving in the Navy. As she is for our military, Lisa has always been a huge law enforcement supporter. Her belief is that our men and women of service do not have to serve us, they choose to and so it is her privilege to support them in any way that she can. Lisa states, "I am so happy to be part of Back the Blue NC and to have this opportunity to give back even a little bit to so many brave men and women who give so much to us."
"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid."
-President Ronald Reagan
In a world where it seems most are calling to defund the police, we are here to Defend The Police! Our main goal is to show law enforcement that the majority of our communities respect, honor, and need our officers!
Improve morale in police departments across the state, help foster positive community-police relationships by humanizing the badge, and giving back to our heroes in Law Enforcement.