Our company’s name, Visionations, exemplifies our passion for making the possible a reality. Using the best of today's mobile technology our multi-disciplinary experts transform our vision into new products - our innovations - to ensure that criminal justice organizations have the best solutions to achieve their vital missions.
Our team offers the synergy of substantial forensic science, crime scene, and national security expertise combined with leading professional user-experience architecture. Throughout their diverse careers the team has an impressive track record of problem solving through creativity and collaboration.
Collectively, Visionations' unique capabilities enables it to develop exciting new products and resources for the criminal justice community that are technically sophisticated, scientifically robust, and easy-to-use. These products can be a "force multiplier" for your organization, and bring an unprecedented level of sophistication and standardization to address today's toughest challenges.
Jane M. Homeyer, PhD brings to Visionations over 20 years of experience in innovative practices in both the Federal government and private sector. Dr. Homeyer’s accomplishments reflect a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach that leads to high impact results. With expertise that spans the fields of forensic science, crime scene investigation, and national security, she has held senior executive positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Northern Illinois Police Crime Laboratory (NIPCL), and at other federal agencies.
Highlights of Dr. Homeyer’s forensic and crime scene portfolio include serving as the Dean of Academic Studies and Professional Development at the FBI. As the FBI’s Academic Dean, she led Director Mueller’s initiative to reengineer training across the FBI. She also led the Office of Training and Development which provided the FBI, its criminal justice partners, and the Intelligence Community with training, educational, and developmental opportunities. Notably, she established the FBI’s University Education Program and an enterprise-wide learning management system, the FBI Virtual Academy. Dr. Homeyer also served as the FBI’s Training Unit Chief for the Laboratory Division where she directed the National Academy’s Forensic Science Training Program, and as Section Chief of the Forensic Science Support Section, oversaw the Combined DNI Indexing System (CODIS), Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research, Forensic Science Training, Evidence Control, and Quality Assurance. As an FBI executive, Dr. Homeyer focused on establishing outreach programs in both training and research to strengthen the forensic science community and to attract students at all levels to forensic science careers.
Dr. Homeyer began her career as a Forensic Scientist at the Northern Illinois Police Crime Laboratory (NIPCL). In eight years at NIPCL, she worked as a Fingerprint Examiner, Questioned Document Examiner, and Crime Scene Specialist prior to being promoted to serve as the Laboratory’s Executive Director. As Laboratory Director, she established state-wide, certified training programs for crime scene professionals and led the NIPCL to become the first non-profit crime laboratory in the United States to be accredited by American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).
Dr. Homeyer graduated Cum Laude with Honors in Chemistry from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota and holds an M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University. In 2010, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award by Saint Mary’s University in recognition of her distinguished career in crime investigation and her devoted service to the Federal government. In 2011 Dr. Homeyer received the National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction for her work on the Identity Intelligence Task Force.
She has presented to numerous national bodies, including the America Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, National Research Council, and National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. Her professional interests align with her passion for the advancement of forensic science and the design and implementation of standards across a variety of disciplines. For example, Dr. Homeyer envisioned and helped develop a leading commercial Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and served on the ASCLD/LAB working group to establish the standards for accrediting the crime scene discipline.
Jeff brings a unique blend of forensic, training and information technology experience to Visionations. For more than 16 years, he has been entrenched in the forensic and law enforcement community by providing forensic analyses in the fields of latent print comparisons and bloodstain pattern analysis. He has also served as a project manager for over a decade with the leading laboratory information management systems company, Porter Lee, implementing the BEAST in scores of forensic laboratories and police departments across the US and tailoring the product for each lab’s specific needs.
A recognized veteran in the forensic community, Jeff has played a variety of roles and has garnered recognition within the law enforcement community including being a founding member of Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN). SWGSTAIN was originally formed in conjunction with the FBI and comprises analysts from all over the world. Currently, Jeff is the Chair of the Legal Subcommittee of SWGSTAIN, which is tasked with aiding analysts with issues on admissibility and validation. Jeff also serves on the Bloodstain Pattern Certification Board at the International Association for Identification (IAI) as well as on the Advisory Board for the Law Enforcement Innovation Center at the University of Tennessee. In addition, Jeff has an extensive forensic background, having trained hundreds of forensic scientists, crime scene personnel, and criminal investigators. He taught for the FBI for over six years and at the University of Tennessee National Forensic Academy for over 10 years. Other organizations where Jeff has been an instructor include the Illinois State Police, Baltimore Police Department, IAI, and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts.
Jeff’s career began at the Northern Illinois Police Crime Laboratory where he served as a Latent Print Examiner, Crime Scene Response Coordinator, and Bloodstain Pattern Analyst. He is still actively performing forensic examinations as a consultant in the areas of crime scene, latent, and bloodstain evidence for law enforcement departments across the nation.
In 2002, Jeff also began work with Porter Lee Corporation and for a decade, helped to develop their Laboratory Information Management System called the BEAST a market leader in the US. He managed implementations for many large-scale projects for agencies such as the NYPD, New Jersey State Police, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kentucky State Police and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). His expertise in both user experience and real world forensic needs have made him a much sought after resource throughout the law enforcement community.
Jeff has a BS degree in both Forensic Science and Criminal Justice from Michigan State University as well as an MBA from DePaul University.