Who We Are

John J. Cardillo
Chief Investigative Officer
John J. Cardillo began his professional career with the New York City Police Department in 1992.

In 2004 Cardillo founded Sentinel, which would become the standard for tracking and identifying predators lurking within online social communities. In December 2006, Sentinel introduced SentinelSAFE with client News Corporation and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Cardillo's clients to date include online social community and brick and mortar brands such as News Corporation, Match.com, JDate, Christian Mingle, Yahoo!, AOL, Disney, First Media Group, and Viacom properties. Cardillo and his team work closely with law enforcement and LE geared NGOs such as The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and the South American Theft Group Intelligence Network (SATGIN).

In 2008 Cardillo was appointed to the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center’s Internet Safety Technical Task Force, which recommended online safety and security policy under the direction of fifty state Attorneys General. In that same year, Cardillo received a tribute from the Florida House of Representatives for his work protecting internet end users from criminals and sexual predators. He has testified as an expert witness and/or subject matter expert to the United States Congress, United States Department of Justice, and fifteen state legislatures.

Cardillo is an advisory board member and active investigator with iMarshals, a non profit that supports law enforcement by tracking wanted fugitives via social media. Cardillo and PsyID Corp. donate, manage and operate, iMarshals' SchoolWatch program software. iMarshals SchoolWatch monitors social media to keep aware of threats like drug activity or active shooter scenarios, on or around school grounds. Cardillo is also a member of the FBI’s Infragard program, and a partner of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Business Partners Against Terror (B-PAT).

Cardillo sits on the board of directors of nPlay Foundation, a national charitable foundation focused on childrens’ health and obesity issues and is a Fellow with the Lloyd Society, a Washington DC based think-tank focused on juvenile justice. He is also a frequent guest lecturer to Criminology students at Florida Atlantic University.

Cardillo resides in Coconut Grove, FL. After business hours he can often be found kayaking on Biscayne Bay or in the Everglades, at the shooting range, or hunting wild hog in some remote corner of FL.

Jolie M. Silva, Ph.D.
Director of Forensic Analysis

Dr. Jolie M. Silva is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York who holds a Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology.  She earned her doctorate from Hofstra University and completed her clinical internship at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York.  

Dr. Silva specializes in clinical and forensic psychological evaluations and treatment of children, adolescents and adults on an outpatient basis.  In addition, she is the Associate Clinical Director of New York Behavioral Heath, a private outpatient clinic in New York City, where she manages the clinical and administrative staff and treats patients. 

Dr. Silva was previously the Associate Clinic Director of Brooklyn Family Court Mental Health Services Clinic, where she worked for over five years as a forensic psychologist in the New York City area.  In this position, Dr. Silva managed psychologists and administrative staff, and conducted court-ordered psychological evaluations and testified on cases involving child sexual and physical abuse, child neglect, termination of parental rights, juvenile delinquency and competency to stand trial.

Dr. Silva has also worked as a consultant for leading cyber-security firms, where she advised on various topics including the psychological influence of social media on children and adolescents, internet criminal behavior and cyber-bullying, and adolescent behavioral tendencies. Dr. Silva was a member of the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center’s Internet Safety Technical Task Force, which recommended online safety and security policy under the direction fifty state Attorneys General.

Dr. Silva has experience in working with an array of populations in various settings.  She is a certified school psychologist in the state of New York and has worked with children from a wide range of socioeconomic classes and ages. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric wards, university counseling centers and a neuropsychological rehabilitation center.  Dr. Silva has conducted research in the areas of anger and classroom management. 

Dr. Silva is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association and The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.  

Adam Dobrin, Ph.D.
Director of Statistical Analysis

Adam Dobrin, Ph.D., earned his Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and both his Master’s and Doctorate in Criminology from the University of Maryland. He has been on the faculty in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University for over 15 years.    While in graduate school, he authored the Statistical Handbook on Violence in America, and has been exploring issues of violence ever since, focusing primarily on public health methodologies.  His most current research includes examining the efficacy of correctional health care policies, as well as exploring and developing the growing relationships between national policy and research from the medical and public health disciplines.  Highlighting this, he presented his research at the Congressional Briefing on Juvenile Justice and the Congressional Briefing Predicting and Preventing Homicide and Other Violence, as well as participating locally in Representative Frankel’s Roundtable on Gun Control.

Dr. Dobrin is the founding Field Coordinator for the Cochrane Justice Health Field of the Cochrane Collaboration.  The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organization of researchers and physicians (approximately 26,000 around the globe) who produce rigorous “systematic reviews” (a specific methodological and statistical practice regarded as the cornerstone of evidence synthesis) on evidence to inform health care practice and policy.  Justice Health is about the health care of the millions of persons under the control of various criminal and juvenile justice systems (both in institutional and community settings, including probation and parole), as well as the health implications for their families, future generations, and the communities from which they come.   Justice Health aims to identify gaps that exist in our understanding, and use a priori methods for setting priorities for approaching the most pressing social and clinical policy questions pertinent to health care delivery for this population.   

Dr. Dobrin currently teaches courses in the Juvenile Justice System, the Criminal Justice System, Violence Research, Policing, Research Methods, and Criminological Theory.  He has published research articles in top medical, public health, and criminological journals.  In 2006 he was an Academic Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy. Part of his Fellowship involved overseas travel for an intensive immersion in the world of terrorism, and the ways the political, diplomatic, military, intelligence, and criminal justice systems respond to or prevent it.

Shifting part of his research trajectory, Dr. Dobrin is currently taking classes at the Indian River State College's Public Service Education Program in order to become qualified as a road-patrol Deputy. He has given great thought about his life of moderate privilege and his responsibility to give back to a community in need, and recognized that serving as a Deputy in a local underprivileged jurisdiction would be a great way of giving back.