Board Members

Executive Director

Len K. Edwards, Captain, MPD Ret.

Len Edwards joined the Memphis Police Department in 1973, retiring after serving forty-two years of service.  He was assigned a host of differing assignments such as Uniform Patrol, Field Training Officer, Auto Theft, Domestic Intelligence, Burglary, Mounted Unit, Crime Prevention, and many others during his career.

Len’s area of expertise is in issues that affect children and families, i.e., abuse, drug use, runaways, throwaways, parental abduction, and stereotypical child kidnappings.

Len is a nationally known speaker and trainer for such issues as child abduction, family abduction, children and drugs, and many other issues.   He has presented training’s for:

  • The National Institute of Health
  • The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • The US Department of Justice
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations (AMECO).

Len has won numerous awards in recognition of his work in Law Enforcement and, in particular, the area of children’s issues.  Len has been the Executive Director for COMEC for twenty-five years, where his responsibilities make him responsible for the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit missing children’s agency.

Board Members

Alisa Ellis, President

Alisa brings more than 15 years of telecommunications sales experience with her to State Systems Inc. She previously worked as an account executive with C Spire Wireless. She sits on the board of the Commission on Missing and Exploited Children and is a member of the Jackson Chamber in Jackson, Tenn., the Greater Memphis Chamber, and the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club.

Camilla Autry,  Treasurer

Camilla Autry, Retired Co-Owner of Autry Implements, is a professional businesswoman with over twenty years of experience in operations of a family-owned business.  Her operational management experience includes inventory acquisition and control, equipment repair/sales and marketing, non-profit volunteer, and event planning. Camilla enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends,  church, and working with COMEC. She first came to COMEC seeking help for her granddaughter. Impressed by the services provided to her family, she joined the Board in January 2016. It is her desire that this worthy organization will be around for a long time, helping hurting families of Shelby County.

Greg Bethel

Greg Bethel has over 20 years of human resources experience in the state and local government and in the private sector. He is the longest-tenured member of the COMEC board and has been with COMEC longer than anyone but its Executive Director. He holds a BBA in Personnel from the University of Memphis and an AS in Management from Jackson State Community College. He is a Steward Board Member at Greenwood CME Church and has also published a book:  7-Steps: The Afro-American Guide to Financial Freedom.

Lori Bethel

Matt Gulotta

Matt Gulotta is a Memphis attorney with experience in Juvenile Court as a Guardian Ad Litem and parent attorney. He currently concentrates on business law, federal criminal defense, personal injury, and employment law. Mr. Gulotta is also an adjunct professor for several universities teaching business and aviation law, and he is currently working toward his doctorate in education.

Mike Cope

Pam Taylor

Ron Wong

Pamela Wakefield

Wendy Brotherton