Meet our Investigators
An experienced civil rights and employment attorney, Liz represents students and provides investigative, consulting, and training services to educational institutions, groups, and nonprofits of all sizes. She understands how to advocate for underserved clients from a trauma-informed perspective, and has opened her own law and consulting practice where she now serves both individual and institutional clients.
TAWNY ALONZO, M.S.
Tawny Alonzo is an experienced civil rights investigator and Title IX practitioner. Tawny’s unique experiences as a law enforcement officer, violence prevention specialist, and Title IX administrator has equipped her with strong investigative skills, a deep understanding of Title IX policies and procedures, and insight into the complexities of preventing sexual and relationship violence.
THOMAS A. DENTON, JR.
A Founding Member of TIXS and Tactical 97 Group, LLC, Tom is a retired Chief of Police and career law enforcement officer with over 31 years of public service with municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. In 2005, he founded Tactical Investigations, LLC and has been a licensed private detective for over 17 years. Tom has extensive experience investigating child sexual assaults and Title IX violations.
A retired Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent who served from 1988-2013. He previously held assignments in the San Antonio, Texas (McAllen RA) and Tampa, Florida (Sarasota RA) FBI Divisions. Additionally, at the FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C., he investigated criminal matters across a wide array of FBI programs and served temporary duty assignments at FBIHQ and internationally.
KATHRYN STATZ, J.D.
Kathryn has served in multiple roles within higher education including Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Investigator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics, and Senior Woman Administration/Associate Director of Athletics.
LIN-CHI WANG, J.D.
A professional Title IX Advisor and Investigator, she utilizes her experiences to help individuals, schools, and workplaces bridge civil rights’ compliance with humane approaches to achieve outcomes that are not just fair and equitable, but also promote harm reduction and healing, with trauma-informed and culturally appropriate training and thinking. Lin-Chi brings a depth of experience to anti-discrimination and sexual harassment work.
MARK A. WEIKER
Mark’s legal expertise spans the entire spectrum of school law, where he represents students, teachers, faculty, and administrators. His journey in education law began as defense counsel for traditional public schools, a role he held until 2014 when he co-founded a firm, shifting his focus to advocate for students and educators. Throughout his career, Mark has demonstrated a commitment to staying at the forefront of education-related issues.