Deputy Director of Operations Monitoring
Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Bobby Lumpkin has been employed with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 1990. He began as a correctional officer and climbed the correctional ranks to the position of assistant warden. In 2003, he assumed the position of ACA accreditation manager and was responsible for the coordination of accreditation in all state-operated units. In 2006, Lumpkin obtained the additional responsibilities of the agency's Use of Force program and Monitoring and Standards program. In 2007, he was promoted to deputy director of operations monitoring in the Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division. He currently oversees the operations monitoring of all private secure correctional facilities. Lumpkin holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice/corrections from Sam Houston State University. He has been a member of ACA since 1998 and is a member of the Texas Corrections Association and the Correctional Accreditation Manager's Association. Lumpkin plans to use his experience in adult corrections and accreditation to promote networking among corrections professionals in all fields.
Corrections Corporation of America
Melody Turner brings more than 26 years of correctional experience in federal, state, local and private corrections. As a managing director for CCA, her duties include the full operational oversight of multiple prison and jail facilities throughout the U.S. Turner's career began with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and her background includes leadership roles in adult (male and female) and juvenile systems. She has served as one of the first female wardens of a male close-max facility with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Turner currently serves on the ACA Delegate Assembly and has chaired the ACA Membership affiliate Committee. She is a past president of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents and is a lifetime board member. Turner is also a past president of the Ohio Wardens Association and serves on the Association of Women Executives in Corrections board. She is active in Zonta International and in her church. Turner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Master of Arts degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Correctional Administration--Juvenile (1 position)
Linda Mc Williams
Institution Superintendent Senior
Virginia Department of Justice
Linda McWilliams has worked for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice since 1978. She has served in the capacity of corrections officer, case manager, case manager supervisor and program manager. For the past nine years, she has held the position of institution superintendent senior. She currently directs operations for a 280-bed coed facility. McWilliams has extensive experience in policy development. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. During the past year, McWilliams and her administrative team received the Director's Award for Excellence. She is currently an elected member of the ACA Delegate Assembly.
Clarence Williams Jr.
Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services
Since 2001, Clarence Williams Jr. has been the director of youth detention services for the Louisville Metro Government, which supports the largest juvenile detention center in Kentucky. He is also responsible for community-based services, including a 14-bed emergency shelter and detention alternatives programming for up to 80 youths. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology form St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He serves on the Louisville Disproportionate Minority Confinement Advisory Board, studying and addressing overrepresentation of minority youths in the local detention center. Williams is a member of the Louisville Criminal Justice Commission Board and serves as chair of the Louisville Alliance for Youth, providing funding to community-based/faith-based organizations working with at-risk youths. Williams plans to use his more than 15 years of juvenile services experience to serve in the ACA Delegate Assembly in the area of Juvenile Correctional Administration.
Probation--Adult (1 position)
Joy W. Horton
Western Region Probation and Parole
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Joy W. Horton has served as branch manager for Western Region of the Probation and parole Division of the Kentucky Department of Corrections since 2006. In this position, she oversees district supervisors in seven probation and parole districts, spanning 44 countries. Horton also acts as community liaison and promotes community relations in Western Kentucky. Horton began he corrections career as an institutional parole officer in 1990. She went on to serve as a probation and parole officer in District 13 (Daviess County), assistant district supervisor and district supervisor. Horton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a Master of Arts degree in education, with a minor in psychology, from Western Kentucky University. Horton has been a member of ACA since 2005. She is also a member of the Kentucky State Probation and Parole officers Association, in Correctional Accreditation Managers' Association, and the Kentucky Council for Crime and Delinquency. She has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Corrections with the Adjustment for continuing Excellence award in 2007; as Probation and Parole Supervisor of the Year, 2001-2002; and as Probation and Parole District 13 Employee of the Year, 1993-1994.
Verne L. Speirs
Chief Probation Officer
Sacromento Country Probation Department
On Sept. 1, 1995, Verne L. Speirs was sworn in by the Sacramento County Superior Court as the chief probation officer for Sacramento County. In December 1988, Speirs was named by the Fresno County Superior Court as its chief probation officer. Prior to his position in Fresno, Speirs was appointed by former President Reagan as administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1986. Before becoming administrator of OJJDP, Speirs was administrator of the Office of Victims of Crime in the DOJ. Immediately prior to joining the DOJ, Speirs was executive assistant to the chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Before his service in Washington, D.C., Speirs held positions in a number of criminal justice agencies in California, including the California State Board of Corrections and the California State Office of Criminal Justice Planning. He was a probation supervisor with the Sacramento County Probation Department and also worked with the Sacramento County Law and Justice Agency. Speirs received a Master of Science degree in correctional counseling from California State University, Sacramento, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in corrections and psychology from California State University, San Jose.
Probation--Juvenile (1 position)
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
Dianne Gadow currently serves as administrator under the director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. She is responsible for long-term strategic planning, agency accreditation and special project initiatives. From April 2004 to October 2007, Gadow was deputy director of the agency. During this period, the department entered a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Justice under CRIPA (Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act). Gadow was effective in attaining accountability for continuum of services, and she assisted the agency in becoming compliant with special education regulations. In October 2007, the department successfully resolved the issues contained in the memorandum. From 1992 through 2004, Gadow was superintendent of Ferris School in Wilmington, Del. She was recruited to lead the organization through change, from basic institutionalization to progressive programming. In 1998, the school was cited by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice as a model juvenile justice system. Gadow has a history of successfully establishing major staff reforms and enhancing educational and mental health components in youth correctional facilities and the communities attendant to such facilities. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia College in River Forest, III., and a master's degree from the University of Oregon.
Estela P. Medina
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Travis County Juvenile Probation Department
Estela P. Medina was appointed chief juvenile probation officer for Travis County by the Juvenile Board in August 1994. In this capacity, she has been pivotal in the development and expansion of services and programs. The Travis County team includes more than 500 employees and professionals. The Travis County Juvenile Probation Department is ACA accredited in probation, detention and residential services. Medina has been an active member of statewide professional organizations such as the Texas Corrections Association, the Texas Juvenile Detention Association and the Texas Probation Association. She serves as past president on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Justice Association of Texas. Medina's years in public service began in 1976 and have included various positions in juvenile justice. She received an undergraduate degree in criminal justice in 1976 and a Master of Arts degree in management in 1988. She looks forward to the opportunity to serve on the ACA Delegate Assembly as a representative for juvenile justice.
Probation: Line Level--Adult (1 position)
Probation Officer III
Franklin County Municipal Court
Cyndi Fowler began her career in criminal justice in 1993 as a case manager at Traynor Halfway House. In 1994, she was hired as a probation officer at Franklin County Municipal Court. In 1996, she was promoted into the intensive domestic violence unit, where she remains as a probation officer III--the senior line officer in the unit. Fowler received bachelor's degrees in criminology and psychology in 1993 from The Ohio State University. She currently serves as secretary of the Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association. She is serving her third elected term on ACA's Delegate Assembly, representing line-level probation. She is also a member of ACA's Probation and Parole Committee.
Parole Reentry Coordinator
Rensselaer Country District Attorney's Office
Bill Payne worked as a probation officer and senior probation officer in the Dutchess Country County (N.Y.) Office of Probation and Community Corrections from 1970 to 1984. He went on to work for the New York State Division of Parole for the next 21 years as a facility parole officer I and II; a field parole officer in the Interstate Bureau; and a senior parole officer in the Staff Development Unit, Where he completed the first full revision of the Parole Policy and Procedure Manual in 20 years and the first-ever digital version. His efforts were recognized as instrumental to the Parole Division achieving its first ACA accreditation, and he was awarded the Executive Director's Accreditation Award in May 2005. Payne received a master's degree in sociology (probation and parole practice) from Fordham University in 1982. He is currently the parole reentry coordinator at the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office and has collaborated with other state agencies to help prison and jail releasees and probationers to remain in the community without re-offending. Payne is a member of ACA, the New York Corrections and Youth Services Association of and the New York State Parole Officers Association and is the upstate vice-president of the Reentry Association of New York. Payne plans to use his experience in community-based corrections to help develop programs and policies for ACA.
Probation: Line Level--Juvenile (1 position)
Crossroads Probation Supervisor
Summit County Juvenile Court
Lisa DiSabato-Moore serves as the Crossroads Programs probation supervisor at Summit County Juvenile Court in Akron. Crossroads is an intensive probation program for juveniles with co-occurring mental health and /or substance abuse/dependency disorders. Prior to joining the court., DiSabato-Moore worked for 18 years in the private, nonprofit sector as a program manager of adult and juvenile residential community corrections facilities. DiSabato-Moore also serves as an adjunct professor at Stark State College in Canton, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/corrections from The University of Akron and a master's degree in justice administration from Tiffin University. DiSabato-Moore is a member of several national and state criminal justice professional organizations and currently serves on the board of the Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association.
Probation Officer II
Davidson County Juvenile Court
Since 1992, Wendy Thurston has worked for the Metropolitan Government in Nashville, Tenn. From 1992 to 1995 she was an individual and family counselor for a residential program serving children and their families. From 1995 to present, she has worked for the Davidson County Juvenile Court as a probation officer. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in social work and psychology from Olivet University in Illinois. Thurston is currently a probation officer II, supervising a caseload of juveniles on probation. She also supervises a truancy reduction program for elementary children and their families. This is an early intervention program aimed at strengthening school attachment and parent involvement with the school system. Thurston has been a member of ACA since 2007 and plans to use her probation experience to actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA.
Parole or post-release Supervision--Adult (1 position)
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Priscilla Tenner is currently employed with the Mississippi Department of Corrections in Hinds County as a pretrial intervention supervisor. She began her tenure in 2002 as a probation/parole officer. She received a master's degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice from Jackson State University. Tenner is an active and dedicated member of the following organizations: The Exchange Club of Vicksburg Child Abuse Prevention Center Inc., the Mississippi Associations of Association of Professionals in Corrections, the Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professional, and Professionals, and Professionals in Pre-Trial Intervention. Tenner's experience as a probation/parole officer and a member of the Delegate Assembly will help her in working to develop programs for ACA. Her desire is to collaborate with law enforcement to reduce recidivism by educating and mentoring offenders to reenter society as productive citizens.
Lelia (Lee) VanHoose
Division of Probation and Parole
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Lee VanHoose has practically grown up in the Kentucky Division or of Probation and Parole (DPP). She has 23 years of experience with the division, having begun her career shortly after graduating from college. VanHoose served as a probation and parole officer for 13 years before being promoted to assistant district supervisor, district supervisor and director. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Georgetown College. During her career, she has been recognized as District Employee of the Year, Assistant District Supervisor of the Year and District Supervisor of the Year. VanHoose also serves as Kentucky Commissioner of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision and holds seats on several statewide boards and task forces. VanHoose points to the DPP's initial accreditation by ACA as her agency's greatest accomplishment. Her professional memberships include or have included ACA, the International Community Corrections Association, the Southern States Correctional Association, the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the NIC Probation and Parole Executives Network.
Aftercare or Post-release Supervision--Juvenile (1 position)
Deputy Chief Juvenile Probation Office
Travis County Juvenile Probation Department
Darryl Beatty currently serves as deputy chief for the Travis County Juvenile Probation Department (TCJPD), where he oversees the department's pre- and post-secure-adjudication-facility programs. He has served as director of Administrative Services and Facility Operations and director of Detention Services in Travis County. He also served as training specialist for the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. Beatty holds a Master of Public Administration, a Master of Arts degree in sociology and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He currently serves and has served on several local, state and national boards in the criminal and juvenile justice arena, including his current position as past president of the Texas Juvenile Detention Association. Beatty has been involved in and attended numerous ACA conferences. He is the lead point of contact for TCJPD's ACA audits. Beatty has dedicated his career to addressing the needs of juveniles, families and victims of crime while educating others on issues concerning juvenile justice.
Andrew J. DeAngelo
Deputy Chief Probation Officer (retired)
Department of Juvenile Probation
Lehigh County, Penn.
Since 1976, Andrew J. DeAngelo has worked as a detention child care counselor, juvenile probation and aftercare officer, supervisor, and deputy chief. Following his retirement in July 2007, he assumed the positions of criminal/juvenile justice planner for Lehigh County and director of program development for Community Solutions Inc. During his career, DeAngelo has been involved in the development of aftercare services, including community counseling programs such as multisystemic therapy; balanced and restorative justice initiatives; and the implementation and supervision of the first school-based probation program. Statewide, DeAngelo has co-chaired the Juvenile Justice Personnel Safety Task Force and chaired the Public Relations and Education committee. He has participated in research projects on aftercare and school-based probation and has presented at numerous conferences. DeAngleo is a member of the American Probation and Parole Association's Victims Committee, and he served five years as secretary of the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association. DeAngelo is the recipient of local, state and national awards for his work in the juvenile justice system. He has authored numerous articles and served as editor of the Pennsylvania Special Edition newsletter on juvenile justice services and practices. In addition, DeAngelo is executive producer of the video Achieving Balanced and Restorative Justice in the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System.
Parole or Post-release Supervision: Line Level--Adult (1 position)
Offender Transition Coordinator
Virginia Department of Corrections
After serving five years in the U.S. Navy, Patricia Barnes-Goodwyn went on to work for the Virginia Department of Corrections for 17 years as a correctional officer, corrections institution rehabilitation counselor and, currently, as an offender transition coordinator. In her current position, she is assigned to Probation and Parole District 3, Portsmouth, and coordinates a reentry program. She is also employed part time with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice as an intake officer. Barnes-Goodwyn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Old Dominion University. She currently serves as the president-elect of the Virginia Correctional Association (VCA) and is a chairperson for the VCA Conference Planning Committee. She is a member of the ACA Disproportionate Minority Contact Task Force, the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice, the Southern States Correctional Association, and the Society of Government Meeting Professionals. As a member of the Delegate Assembly, Barnes-Goodwyn plans to use her diverse experience in corrections and supervision to enhance the development of policies vital to the corrections profession.
Parole Officer/Parole Enforcement Officer II
Kansas Department of Corrections
Since 2006, Joseph Cannone has worked for the Kansas Department of Corrections as a parole officer/enforcement officer. His caseload is specialized for managing child sex offenders in the community. In the past year, Cannone presented on parole services at the Topeka Police Department annual in-service training. In 2003, Cannone completed an Associate of Science degree in criminal justice from San Antonio College, and in 2005, he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Missouri Western University. Since 1996, Cannone has worked for the New Mexico, Ohio and Kansas departments of correction, the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as well as for the U.S. Army at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks. Cannone plans to use his experience in corrections and parole to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Aftercare or Post-release Supervision'. Line Level--Juvenile (1 position)
Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist II
Monroe County Court Services Office
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
LaWanda Carswell is a native of Georgia and currently working with the Department of Juvenile Justice's Monroe County Court Services Office as a juvenile probation/parole specialist II. Since 2004, Carswell has worked with the department in several positions, including registrar, secretary I and program assistant. Carswell received her bachelor's degree in October 2007 from Kaplan College/ University in the field of social science (criminal justice). Carswell is currently a nontraditional student of Capella University, expecting to complete a master's degree in social science (criminal justice) in November 2008. She has already made plans to continue her education in a doctoral degree program in counseling with an emphasis in pastoral studies. Carswell is a member of the Georgia Juvenile Service Association and the Women's Ministry Alliance and serves on several other committees/boards within the community. Along with balancing a family, a job and school, Carswell is also a pastor at Rhema Covenant Outreach Ministry in Macon, Ga.
Terry Kennedy Mancini
Release Authority Board Member
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Terry Kennedy Mancini has been in the justice field for more than 30 years in Kentucky and Ohio. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from the University of Kentucky. In 1998, she was appointed as one of the first juvenile parole board members for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) and is currently serving a second term. She formulates policy and works with the Office of Victim Services, and she also makes all release and discharge decisions for youths committed to ODYS. Her prior experience includes juvenile probation, research, legislative work, managing a state juvenile grant program, serving as director of a law enforcement training and state juvenile training program, developing juvenile classification systems, and supervising parole offices. Mancini has been a member of ACA and the Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association for more than 12 years. She previously served on the National Juvenile Service Training Institute's Planning Committee, the Juvenile Justice Trainers Association's board of directors and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention/National Institute of Corrections Training Advisory Committee.
Crime Victim Organization (1 position)
Tammy Lou Haynes
Victim Advocate III
Office of Victim Services
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Tammy Lou Haynes began her career with the Department of Corrections in January 2001. She worked with the department in several different areas, including probation and parole, adult institutions, classification, and offender reentry, before joining the Office of Victim Services as a victim advocate in April 2006. Haynes is dedicated to helping victims of crime across the state with their many concerns. She is also president-elect of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency, chair of the Department of Corrections Kentucky Employee Charitable Campaign, and a member of the 2008 National Major Gang Task Force Conference Committee. Haynes' experiences within various areas of the department provide her with a wonderful range of knowledge that will help her represent the needs of victims in ACA programs and policies.
Jean S. Wall
Crime Victims Services Bureau
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Employed with the department since 1984, Jean S. Wall has worked in training, policy and program development; public education/information; and as director of the Crime Victims Services Bureau (CVSB) since its creation in 1993. She served several years as internal auditor for ACA standards compliance and manages twelve central office ACA files. Wall has been a member of ACA's ad hoc Victims/Restorative Justice Committee since 1998. She is a charter member of the National Association of Victim Service Providers in Corrections, a member of the state's Domestic Violence Fatality Review project, an instructor at the State Victim Assistance Academy, and a developer of periodic statewide "training exchanges" between correctional staff and victim assistance providers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English from Louisiana State University. Wall will bring her awareness of broad correctional issues, strong belief in the importance of meaningful corrections-based victim services, and direct awareness of the worth of the accreditation process to support and enhance the work of the Delegate Assembly.
At-Large Ethnic Minority (3 positions)
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Patricia Dean-Wilson received a Master of Science degree in public and urban affairs from Georgia State University in December 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts-Science degree from Michigan State University in December 1984. She also received a police certification in February 1986 from the Clayton County, Ga., police academy. She has more than 23 years of experience in the corrections field. During her tenure at the Fulton County Sheriff's Department in Georgia from 1985 to 1993, she held ranks from deputy sheriff to lieutenant and served as a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. Dean-Wilson joined the Mississippi Department of Corrections in February 1997. She has served in the positions of operational management analyst; director of private and regional facilities; and director/committee chair of Loss Prevention/Employee Retention Program for the agency. In addition, she served as the ACA accreditation manager for community corrections. Dean-Wilson plans to use her experience in jail and prison corrections to diligently serve and actively participate as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
David Kaleolani Haasenritter
Assistant Deputy (Corrections Oversight)
Army Review Boards Agency
David Kaleolani Haasenritter has served as assistant deputy of corrections oversight since the creation of the Army Review Boards Agency in 2004. He retired from military service in 2003, having served in numerous corrections positions, including operations officer, deputy warden, director of Army Corrections and parole board member. He earned a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina. Haasenritter is currently the at-large ethnic minority representative to the ACA Delegate Assembly, an ACA audit chair, a member of the ACA Standards Committee and president-elect of the Correctional Accreditation Managers' Association. He has published articles in Corrections Today and given presentations at corrections and victim witness conferences, as well as at Asian Pacific Islander functions. Haasenritter is the recipient of the 2000 Military Affairs Committee Austin MacCormick Award and the 2004 ACA Walter Dunbar Award.
John M. Manuel
Criminal Justice Consultant
John M. Manuel began his career in corrections in 1974, having earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in corrections from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He has more than 30 years of high-level management experience in the corrections field. He has been an auditor for ACA since 1993 and is a former trainer for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). He worked as the compliance and accreditation administrator for the D.C. Department of Corrections. Previously, he served as a deputy administrator for the D.C. Youth Services Administration. Prior to working in the district, he served as a warden in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Manuel has experience in employee training and has taught several sociology and criminal justice courses as a full-time instructor at the University of Cincinnati. He has delivered training at national conferences and workshops for organizations such as ACA and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. He is actively involved in the D.C. Criminal Justice Association.
Lupe Martinez Marshall
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
New Mexico Corrections Department
Lupe Martinez Marshall is a graduate of New Mexico State University, where she earned bachelor's degrees in criminal justice and social work simultaneously. Martinez Marshall joined the department of corrections in 1985, and during her 22 years of service, she has held various positions ranging from classification officer to warden. She has worked at all security levels with both male and female inmates. Currently, Martinez Marshall is the deputy warden at Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility (SNMCF). She is the first female to hold this position. She is also a founding member and the current vice president of the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice. She has been an advocate for females and Hispanics in the corrections field, which have earned her the following distinctions: president of New Mexico Women Working in Corrections; elected member of the Delegate Assembly of ACA; national auditor with ACA; presenter at national conferences; author of published articles; member of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents; member of the Association on Programs for Female Offenders; and member of the League of United Latin American Citizens.
Deputy Director for Programs
Johnson County Department of Corrections
James Terrones began his career with the Kansas Department of Corrections in 1979. He served as a correctional officer, parole officer, institutional parole officer, Interstate Compact administrator, director of the Eastern Parole Region and community program consultant. In 1996, Terrones became deputy director for programs at the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center. His primary duties include training and staff development, volunteer/intern programs, classification, support services, and the accreditation process. Terrones received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice/police administration from Park University in Parkville, Mo. He is the past president of the Kansas Correctional Association and is also involved in the Olathe Human Relations Commission, the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission, the Governor's Task Force on Racial Profiling, the National Association of Hispanics in Criminal Justice (committee chair), the Correctional Accreditation Managers' Association, the Kansas Correctional Association, and the Olathe Police Foundation.
Jo Denise Washington
Special Projects Officer III
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Jo Denise Washington relocated to Jackson, Miss., in 2002 to care for her mother, leaving Chicago where she worked as an administrative assistant for Systems Parking for eight and a half years. In August 2002, she started working with the Mississippi Department of Corrections as an accounting clerk at the Flowood Restitution Center, and in October 2002, she started working with the MDOC Records Department as a records scanner. In April 2003, she was promoted to records tech in Probation/Loading and, in 2004, became records tech supervisor. In April 2005, she became a special projects officer IV, and she presently is supervisor of the MDOC Discharge Division. The division handles releases for all 82 counties, including three state facilities, six private facilities, 11 regional facilities and 16 community work centers. Washington has been attending ACA conferences since 2005 and, in March 2007, became a member of ACA.
Correctional Education Services--Adult (2 positions)
Old Saybrook, Conn.
Eileen Baker, who holds a master's degree in education of the deaf from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., serves as an educator, consultant and expert witness to industry, education and government agencies, including the National Institute of Corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and departments of correction across the U.S. She has expertise in issues surrounding hearing loss per the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Department of Justice. Baker has presented workshops at ACA's conferences, most recently at the 2007 Winter Conference in Tampa on "Legal Implications for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Offenders." She has made other presentations on related topics nationally and internationally. Baker has had articles published and has developed an American Sign Language for Law Enforcement & Corrections Communication and Correctional Health Care Professionals manual. She is an active member of ACA and serves on the Legal Issues, Health Care, and Academic and Vocational Training committees.
Kim B. Barnette
State Education Director
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
In 1991, Kim B. Barnette began her career in corrections as education director at David Wade Correctional Center, the first ACA accredited institution in Louisiana. Since the, Barnette has served Louisiana as a department auditor for state correctional education programs, assisting each institution in becoming and remaining ACA accredited. In 2002, she was appointed by former Secretary Richard Stalder as state education director, as position in which she has been successful in building the state's offender education reporting database, designing a statewide transferable Reentry Preparation Program and obtaining an additional $5 million in competitive funds for the state's correctional education programs. Barnette received a Bachelor of Science degree in math/science, a Master of Arts degree in counseling, a Specialist in Education Administration degree and a cognate in psychology from Louisiana Tech University. She serves on numerous state boards and councils to promote offender education, including the Executive Board of the Louisiana Association for Public and Community Adult Educators.
Lee D. Roof
Collins Correctional Facility
Lee D. Roof has worked for the New York State Department of Correctional Services since 1988-first as an electronics security equipment technician and then as a vocational instructor. Roof recently helped to develop the computer repair curriculum for the department. As a long-time member of ACA, he has served on the Ad Hoc Committee for Academic and Vocational Education for more than five years. Roof is an active member of New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice and serves on its Training Committee, helping to develop quality training programs for correctional staff. As a member of the Delegate Assembly, Roof will use his knowledge as a committee member and educator to assist in developing programs and policies for ACA.
Academic Correctional Liaison
Ohio Corrections/Department of Education
Ange Siemer has worked in the Ohio adult correctional system for close to 20 years in various teaching positions and in administrative roles as a school administrator and a principal. Presently, she is the correctional liaison to the Ohio Department of Education, serving both Ohio youth corrections and adult corrections. She earned a bachelor's degree from Ohio Dominican University and a master's degree in educational administration and a principal's certification from the University of Dayton. Siemer is currently serving as an ACA Delegate Assembly member. She was president of the Ohio Correctional Education Association and is on the Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association board. She is also a board member of the National Association for Adults with Learning Needs.
Correctional Education Services--Juvenile (2 positions)
Rhode Island Training School
Since 1989, Arlene Chorney has been employed by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) in the education department of the Rhode Island Training School. Beginning as a reading specialist, she became an assistant principal and then principal in 1995. During her tenure, she was a member of the Upsilon Class of Leadership Rhode Island and served on the DCYF Executive Committee. Her facility is recognized as a Title I model Juvenile correctional school and has received full approval from the Rhode Island Department of Education and accreditation from the Correctional Education Association (CEA). Currently, she is on the Expert Panel of The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk (NDTAC). Chorney is the immediate past president of the Council of State Directors for CEA and an auditor for its educational standards process. Her past awards have included the Edward Reilly Memorial Board Award for leadership and service to CEA (2001) and the Outstanding Leadership as an Administrator Award from the Rhode Island Parent Information network (1999) is a certified reading specialist, principal and superintendent. In 1991, she earned a doctorate degree in higher professional administration from the University of Connecticut.
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Tom O'Rourke, Ed.D., previously served as a classroom teacher, school principal and associate superintendent for instruction in DeKalb County, Ga. He graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky and holds graduate degrees from Xavier University in Cincinnati, the University of Georgia and Atlanta University. He has served in a leadership capacity with the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He has guided the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice education program to full compliance with the U.S. Department of Justice Memorandum of Agreement. All schools in the system are now accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. O'Rourke counts his work in the DJJ--enabling troubled youths to become productive citizens--as his most rewarding experience as an educator. "Their future is in our hands."
Alabama Department of Youth Services School District
John Stewart, Ed.D., serves as superintendent for the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS) School District. He holds teacher certification in the areas of administration, special education (L.D. and E.D.), political science and history. Stewart has served as the director of Correctional Education Association (CEA) Region VIII, an ACA Delegate Assembly member, and chair of the ACA Academic/Vocational Education and Training Committee. He is a qualified auditor with ACA, CEA and other educational organizations. The DYS School District was recently awarded accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and CEA. In addition, he has served as a member of the special education verification team for juvenile justice programs in California and the advisory committee for the Alabama Unified Prevention System. Stewart currently serves on the CEA Executive Board and the CEA Standards Commission as a representative from the Council of Directors of Correctional Education.
Superintendent of Schools
North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Jane Young, Ph.D., has been the superintendent of schools for the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP) since 2000. Prior to her appointment in the DJJDP, she was director of education for the Division of Prisons in the North Carolina Department of Correction. During her tenure as superintendent, Young has focused on improving services to incarcerated juveniles by providing teachers with extensive training, recruiting talented new teachers and expanding the accountability of juvenile justice education programs to the public. Other components of her vision for improved educational services include a focus on students with special learning needs and strengthening the connection between students and their local schools. Under her leadership, the state legislature appropriated funds to award special scholarships to North Carolina community colleges for students who complete their high school education while incarcerated
Detention--Adult (2 positions)
Chief of Staff
Westchester County Department of Correction
Anthony Czarnecki is a criminal justice leader with a long-standing commitment to the work of professional organizations. He is a past president of the New York State Probation Officers Association and the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association, a regional affiliate of ACA. During his career, Czarnecki has specialized in correctional officer recruitment, selection and training. His agency holds 1,500 pretrial and sentenced prisoners and employs 900 sworn and civilian staff. A graduate of Iona College, Czarnecki earned a master's degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a master's degree in public administration from Pace University. Certified as a trainer by the Municipal Police Training Council of New York State, he teaches in both correctional academy and academic settings. Czarnecki is currently chair of ACA's Professional Ethics Committee.
E. Keith Neely
Broward Sheriff's Office
Department of Detention
Broward County, Fla.
Since 1987, Keith Neely has worked for the Broward Sheriff's Office in several areas, including the mental health, booking, classification and transportation units. He has served as an investigator and supervisor in Internal Affairs. Neely holds a bachelor's degree in public administration from Barry University and is a graduate of the 2001 Executive Leadership Program, the 2004 Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute and the 2005 Southern Police Institute. He is also a certified jail manager through the America Jail Association. Neely is currently assigned to the Department of Detention administration, overseeing the Compliance Unit. He is responsible for the department's policies, accreditation, event reports, and medical and accountability programs. Neely plans to use his experience in accreditation and polices to have an impact on the future development of polices for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Assistant Administrator/Security Davidson County Sheriff's Office
Marsha Travis began her career with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) in 1988 and currently serves as assistant administrator for DCSO's female facility. She has extensive experience in program management and facilitation of support functions in the Davidson County jails. Additionally, she assists as an adjunct instructor for the local correctional training academy. With much work completed toward a master's degree in criminal justice, Travis has also furthered her education through leadership and management courses offered by the National Institute of Corrections. She is recognized by the American Jail Association as a certified jail manager and also holds ACA's designation of certified corrections manager. Travis serves as an ACA auditor and is a member of the Correctional Accreditation Managers' Association.
Dallas County, Texas
Lupe Valdez was elected Sheriff of Dallas County on Nov. 4, 2004. She has been in law enforcement for more than 30 years, at both the federal and state levels. Valdez earned a Master of Arts degree in criminology and criminal justice and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is a retired senior special agent for Homeland Security and served as a captain in the U.S. National Guard and the Army Reserves. Valdez has been extensively involved with civic and community organization. including the North Texas Police Chief's Association, the North Texas Crime Commission, the Texas Sheriff's Association, the Texas Jail Association, the National Sheriff's Association and Big Brother/Big Sister programs. Since taking office, Valdez has been featured in several books and received awards and accolades from nonprofit and community service agencies for her volunteer and civic involvement.
Detention--Juvenile (2 positions)
Richard L. Bean
Richard L, Bean Juvenile Services Center
Richard L. Bean has been an employee of the Knox County Government since 1962, starting in the Domestic Relations Court. In 1965, he went to work for the Knox County Juvenile Court, and in 1972, he became the superintendent of the East Tennessee Regional Juvenile Service Center. On Dec. 7, 2001, the Knox County Commission renamed the facility in his honor--the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Services Center. He continues to serve there in the position of superintendent. Bean is retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves, with 36 years of service. He served on the ACA Children's Initiatives Committee from 2000 to 2002 and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association. Bean will bring his 36 years of experience in the area of juvenile detention to the Delegate Assembly.
Samaritan Shelters Inc.
Since 1979, Claudia Engelhardt has held the position of executive director of Samaritan Shelters, a regional nonsecure detention program admitting status offenders and juvenile delinquents. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in political science from the College of St. Rose. She is currently serving as the legislative chair of the Juvenile Detention Association of New York State and has also served as vice president and president. Engelhardt is an active member of the Corrections and Youth Services Association (CAYSA) and has served on the Region III planning group since 1997. She is also a member of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents and the Northeast Juvenile Detention Coalition. Engelhardt received the Anthony J. Cuccurullo Memorial Award for excellence in juvenile justice and was named Outstanding Non-secure Detention Worker of the Year by the Juvenile Detention Association of New York State.
Glen E. McKenzie Jr.
Glen E.Mckenzie McKenzie Jr. retired from the Texas state government in 2003 after more than 25 years of dedicated service to: the Texas Youth Commission as an ACA statewide accreditation manager/ program administrator assisting in the supervision of juvenile correctional facilities; the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation as director of QA/standards compliance, a social worker/case worker and a research assistant/program analyst; the Texas Adult Probation Commission as a management auditor; and the Drug Abuse Prevention Department/Texas Department of Community affairs as a treatment monitor. Since then, he has provided correctional consultation to MGT of America, Eckerd Youth Alternatives Inc., Foremost Forensics and the McCrossan Boys Ranch. McKenzie was previously elected to the ACA Delegate Assembly and served as vice chair of the ACA Juvenile Corrections Committee. He also served as a member of the ACA Standards Subcommittee to revise the performance-based juvenile correctional facilities standards. In addition, he serves as a manuscript reviewer for Corrections Today magazine. McKenzie obtained a master's degree in research from Texas State University in 1980 and a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1974. He has also completed graduate course work in criminal justice.
Division of Institutions
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Andrea Morbitzer was appointed deputy director of institutions for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) in October 2005. She has served ODYS in several capacities, from assistant chief inspector to correctional facility superintendent, and on agency committees that have activated a residential treatment facility and a gender-specific workgroup with the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. From 2001 to 2005, Morbitzer was deputy director of detention services/superintendent of the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Facility. She has led juvenile detention and juvenile correctional facilities in ACA accreditation and reaccreditation, implementation of unit management, increasing awareness of and responsivity to conditions of confinement, and improvement of due process in holding youths accountable for their actions. Morbitzer received her degree in public administration from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. She brings a unique perspective to the Delegate Assembly with more than 20 years of experience in both juvenile detention and juvenile correctional facilities.
Institutions--Adult (2 positions)
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Dennis Breslin began his career with the New York State Department of Correctional Services in 1972. He has served as a teacher, counselor, deputy superintendent and superintendent. He has also worked in male and female minimum-, medium-and maximum-security facilities. Breslin worked 12 years in work release facilities, where the emphasis was on employment and family issues. He is currently the superintendent of a medium-security, 975-bed male facility. Breslin holds a bachelor's degree from Marist College and a master's degree from the City University of New York. He teaches in the Criminal Justice Program of St. John's University. Breslin has always recognized the importance of educational programs in the reentry process. He has also been involved in the implementation of HrV/AlDS programs for inmates. Breslin has been an ACA member since 1985 and served as an accreditation manager. He is also a member of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents and the Corrections and Youth Services Association of New York State.
Human Resources Manager
South Carolina Department of Corrections
Since 1997, Clayton Catoe has worked for the South Carolina Department of Corrections as a human resources manager. Catoe received a Bachelor of Arts in education, with a minor in business, from the University of South Carolina. He was awarded the South Carolina Correctional Association (SCCA) 2003 Executive Committee Award and selected as Institutional Supervisor of the Year for 1997 and 2007. Catoe is a current member of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents, the South Carolina Jail Administrators Association, the Southern States Correctional Association, and SCCA. Catoe is the current past president of SCCA and has served ACA in numerous capacities, including on the Delegate Assembly and as a member of the Membership Committee, the Dual Chapter Committee, the Staff Safety Committee and the Special Election Subcommittee. Catoe plans to use his institutional experience, as well as his vast committee experience, to help develop programs and policies for ACA's members while serving the Delegate Assembly representing adult institutions.
Kathleen S. Green
Eastern Correctional Institution
Since 1974, Kathleen S. Green has worked for the Maryland Division of Correction in several positions, including classification counselor, case management supervisor, facility administrator, assistant warden and DOC headquarters special liaison. She is currently warden of Eastern Correctional Institution, Maryland's largest correctional facility, which comprises medium, minimum and prerelease custody levels. She received a bachelor's degree in criminology from the University of Maryland. Her professional training, from the University of Maryland, the National Institute of Corrections, the University of Baltimore, the Maryland Police and Training Commission, and Washington College in Chestertown, Md., includes civil liability, administrator's training, hostage negotiations, managing for results, team building, cognitive restructuring, leadership development, leadership challenge, addictions and managing difficult employees. She is a member of ACA, the Maryland Criminal Justice Association and the Association of Women Executives in Corrections.
Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women
Barbara Wheeler has been warden senior at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women since March 25, 2004, She began her career with the Virginia Department of Corrections in 1986 as an officers services assistant and by 1998, reached the level of assistant warden of operations at Buckingham Correctional Center. Wheeler is the current secretary of the Virginia Correction Association (VCA), a dual-membership. chapter of ACA. She has been as active board member of VCA since 1996 and has served as its conference chair for the last four years. She is also a member of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections Wheeler resided in Florida prior to her move to Virginia in 1986. She worked as an assistant manager for a national tax preparation firm and several years as a middle school and high school teacher. wheeler was born, raised and educated in New Jersey. she received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgian Court College in New Jersey and a Master of Education from the University of Florida.
Institutions--Juvenile (2 positions)
Joe T. Childs
Texas Youth Commission
Since May 1988, Joe T. Childs has worked with male and female problem youths. He started as a line staff employee in a 255-bed male institution, followed by promotions to dorm manager and casework manager. He subsequently moved into specific treatment needs as a sex offender therapist for males and was promoted to facility program manager for a 112-bed female institution. He continues in those responsibilities, working specifically with young female offenders. Childs earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Angelo State University. He has been an ACA juvenile auditor since 2001 and has assisted the Texas Youth Commission (TYC) in audit preparations since 2000. Childs helped author agency policy relating to ACA and female offender needs. He also served on Numerous statewide committees regarding ACA. This is his first foray into national ACA issues. He embraces volunteerism in a wide array of areas within TYC., the community and his church. This is one of Childs' strong points and one he understands will be important as a member of the Delegate Assembly
Catherine (Cathy) Fontenot
Louisiana Office of Youth Development
Cathy Fontenot began her career with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. In 1992, Fontenot was assigned to the ACA office, and throughout her 16-year career, from a medium-security to a maximum-security adult prison then to juvenile corrections, the one constant has been ACA. She has been an ACA auditor, regional director of the Correctional Accreditation Managers' Association, and a member of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents. Fontenot has worked on conference/workshop planning and has been named to several committees. She has spoken, been interviewed and published works on a variety of criminal justice and ACA-related topics. Her passion and thirst for gaining knowledge led her to obtain ACA's certified correctional executive credential as well as a Master of Science in criminology. In 2006, Fontenot became the youngest director of a juvenile secure care facility in the state of Louisiana. As a member of the Delegate Assembly, Fontenot will contribute her best in an effort to demonstrate dedication and respect for those who seek to excel through accreditation.
Carla J. Leveque
Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center
Since January 1999, Carla J. Leveque has worked as commander of the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center, a 100-bed, seven-county compact detention facility that incorporates secure detention, staff-secure detention and a home detention program. She is responsible for developing, implementing and revising policies and procedures for all aspects of operations, as well as managing budgets related to operations. She ensures that all personnel and volunteers are trained, and she reports to the Pennington country Sheriff and the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Compact Board. In 1999, Leveque was responsible for obtaining initial ACA accreditation, and she currently oversees the ACA accreditation manager. She began working at the center as assistant administrator in June 1996. Prior to coming to the center, Leveque served as a parole agent, a child care worker at a juvenile facility, and a deputy sheriff in Jerauld County, S.D. She holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of South Dakota.
Deputy Director for Administration
Alabama Department of Youth Services
Allen Peaton began his career with the Alabama Department of Youth Services in 1975. He has worked in the areas of staff development and training, licensing and standards, and finance. For the past four years, he has served as deputy director for administration. Peaton has been a member of ACA for 25 years and currently serves on the ACA Juvenile Corrections Committee. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama and a Master of Public Administration from Auburn University. He became a certified corrections professional in 2005. If elected to the Delegate Assembly, Peaton is committed to being a strong voice for juvenile corrections within ACA.
Institutional Line operating Personnel--Adult (2 positions)
Iowa Department of Corrections
Tony Fountain has worked for the Iowa Department of Corrections since 1994. He started at the maximum-security unit before coming on board with the relatively new clinical care unit in Fort Madison that deals with adult offenders with special needs. Most recently, Fountain was promoted to correctional supervisor for the Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility. He has attended numerous in-service classes dealing with the mentally ill, effects of medications and anti-social behavior personalities. Fountain has served as a member of the Iowa Department of Corrections Employee Recognition Committee and as a board member of the American Federation of State, Country and Municipal Employees and the Iowa Corrections Association. He has not missed any ACA Delegate Assembly meetings since being elected in 2006.
Intelligence Unit Coordinator
Arlington County Sheriff's Office
Ken Newhouse joined the Arlington County Sheriff's Office in 2002 after working several years at the U.S. Department of State as a dignitary protection officer. He also served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1996 to 2004. As a member of the Sheriff's Office, Newhouse has worked all aspects of the Arlington County Detention Facility. He is currently a member of the Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team and trains staff on the use of force and defensive tactics. Newhouse is a founding member and supervisor of the Sheriff's Office Intelligence Unit, tasked with identifying, interviewing and validating suspected gang members or anyone who may pose a threat to the security of the detention facility or courthouse. Newhouse teaches in-service training at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. He also teaches gang conferences for local, state and federal agencies, including an ACA-sponsored seminar in 2006. Newhouse plans to actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
T. Francis Rabideau
New York State Department of Correctional Services
T.F. Rabideau has served in both male and female maximum-security facilities as well as in both medium-and minimum-security camps for more than 24 years. He has experience in many areas of facility operations and has been an in-service training officer for eight years. In his current position on the Executive Board as the media coordinator for ACA/CAYSA, he edits the CAYSA Chronicles newsletter and the NY CAYSA Web site. Rabideau has attended ACA's summer and winter conferences for years. Having been nominated to serve on the Delegate Assembly representing adult institutional line operating personnel, Rabideau has expressed his earnest desire to work with others across the country to further a shared interest in training excellence and to positively impact corrections policy at every level of local, state and federal jurisdictions.
Stanley M. Walden
Arthur Kill Correctional Facility
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Since 1982, Stanley M. Walden has served the New York State Department of Correctional Services as a correction officer in Green Haven.., Sing Sing and Arthur Kill correctional facilities. He has been the diversity management chairperson since 1996 and has been involved with the Employee Assistance Program for more than 20 years, assisting the EAP coordinator. Walden has been a member of ACA and the Corrections and Youth Services Association (CAYSA) since 2005 and is currently serving as CAYSA vice president.., Region V, for New York state. He is looking forward to becoming more involved with ACA and helping fellow officers and employees become more aware of the vital role ACA plays in corrections throughout the entire country, as well as serving the needs of the region.
Institutional Line Operating Personnel--Juvenile (2 positions)
Wilder Youth Development Center
Roger Chute, M.Ed., has been employed in the juvenile justice system since 1977. He has provided direct services to juveniles as a counselor 1, counselor 2, counselor 3, and classification coordinator. Currently, he serves as team coordinator, a line operating position in a juvenile institution. Chute has experience with indirect service positions in the institutional setting, including assistant principal, training coordinator and accreditation manager. During his 28 years of service, he has actively participated in numerous departmental policy development projects. Chute has a bachelor's degree in social science and a master's degree in education with a concentration in guidance and personnel services, as well as additional graduate hours in criminal justice. He is an active member of ACA, serving as an auditor for the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. He also serves on ACA's Resolutions and Policy Development and Juvenile Corrections committees. He has previously served as an elected member of the Delegate Assembly.
CDTP Program Specialist II
Al Price State Juvenile Correctional Facility
Texas Youth Commission
Cheryl Doyle has worked for the Texas Youth Commission for 12 years as a chemical dependency program specialist II. Doyle received a Master of Arts in counseling and guidance from Prairie View A & &M University in Texas. She is a member of ACA and has served for six years as a board member for the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission for Substance Abuse Services and for five years as an Advisory Council member of for Lamar University Substance Abuse Programs. She is licensed as a social worker and chemical dependency counselor. Doyle plans to use her experience in juvenile corrections and her service on substance abuse committees to represent and actively participate in the development of specialized treatment programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Terry J. Martinek
Berrien County Juvenile Center
Since 1971, Terry J. Martinek has served in juvenile corrections and the adult mental health fields. He has held positions as a youth counselor (3 years), group leader (9 years), supervisor (1 year), administrator (2.5 years) and assistant director (21 years). Martinek received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. He currently serves on the executive board of the Michigan Juvenile Detention Association and works on several committees in this association. He is a past president of the South Dakota Corrections Association and winner of the association's 1977 Outstanding Service Award. Martinek has extensive experience in staff training and program implementation in the juvenile field, including state training school, detention and residential treatment.
Performance Accountability Specialist, Parole
Texas Youth Commission
A passionate educator, Joy Nyberg spent more than 17 years teaching children of all ages--preschool to college. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Bemidji State University in Minnesota and has continued her education at several universities. She is certified in special education and English as a second language (ESL). Nyberg joined the Texas Youth Commission (TYC) in 2006 as the curriculum integration coordinator for the Rehabilitation Services Division and moved to the Parole Division in 2007 as a performance accountability specialist. In her current position, Nyberg provides training, consultation and technical support to parole administrators, parole officers and administrative support staff. She also assists in designing and generating reports that provide documentation of the measurable objectives of TYC. If elected, her energy, expertise and background will assist her in bringing a fresh outlook to the position of ACA delegate for juvenile institutional line operating personnel.
Institutions of Higher Learning (4 positions)
Calvin R. Edwards
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
Calvin R. Edwards, DPA has worked in corrections since 1974 when he began his career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as a case manger at the U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kan. He served in numerous roles in the BOP, including warden, regional director and assistant director. He later served as executive deputy director and interim director of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections. He has been teaching in higher education for the past seven years. Edwards received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Elmhurst College in Illinois, a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Public Administration and a Doctor of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He has served on the ACA Professional Education Council, the Work Force/HR Committee and the Work Force Advisory Council. Edwards plans to use his experience in corrections and academia to contribute to program and policy development for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Professor of Justice Administration
University of Louisville
Price Foster, Ph.D., has been a criminologist for more than 40 years. During his career, he has served as director of the Office of Criminal Justice Education and Training and director of the National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, both with the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1981, Foster moved to Louisville to serve first as dean of the School of Justice Administration and then as dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville. Since 1992, Foster has been a full-time professor of justice administration. He recently completed two major jail studies in Kentucky--the first concerning incentives for jails to improve programs for state inmates and the second concerning a statewide strategy for managing Kentucky's jails. Foster holds a doctorate degree in criminology from Florida State University. Foster looks forward to this possible opportunity to serve ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Since 1994, Lisa Hutchinson has worked in various positions in the juvenile justice system, including delinquency prevention, probation and corrections. She has worked in academia for the last six years. Hutchinson received a Bachelor of Science in social/rehabilitative services and a Master of Science in criminal justice with a juvenile justice emphasis from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned a doctorate degree in urban affairs from the University of New Orleans. Hutchinson currently serves as secretary of the Juvenile Justice Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; is a founding member of the National Association for Children of Incarcerated Parents; and has served on the board of several nonprofit agencies. Hutchinson is an active member of the ACA Student Affairs Committee, serving as chair for the Student Poster Session. She plans to use her various academic, practitioner and committee experiences to actively participate in the development of programs and policies as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Carol Rapp Zimmermann
Michigan State University
Carol Rapp-Zimmermann, Ph.D., received a doctorate degree in criminal justice at Michigan State University, where she works as an assistant professor. Policy implementation, risk and juvenile issues top her research agenda. She has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Citation from the university. Before pursuing a doctorate degree. Rapp-Zimmermann served as assistant director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services for more than a decade. She is the architect of RECLAIM Ohio, a youth diversion initiative that was honored for innovation in state government by the Kennedy School at Harvard. Rapp-Zimmermann holds a master's degree from The Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. ACA and the Delegate Assembly provide her with an opportunity to enhance the level of communication and respect between professionals and academics in addressing the critical issues facing corrections in the 21st century.
Frances P. Reddington
Professor of Criminal Justice
Central Missouri State University
Frances P. Reddington was employed as a juvenile probation officer from 1980 through 1986. In 1992, she received her doctorate degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University in Texas and was employed in the Criminal Justice Department at Central Missouri State University. She has been a member of ACA since 1995 and has been the faculty advisor to the first student chapter of ACA since 1996. She is currently on the board of directors for the Missouri Correctional Association and has served as the chair of ACA's Student Affairs Committee since 2002.
Melvina T. Sumter
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Old Dominion University
Melvina T. Sumter, Ph.D., received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Arts in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate degree from Florida State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her current research focus involves studies of religion and crime. Sumter examines strategies to make field experience pedagogically successful in criminal justice and studies key issues relevant to the role of women and minority workers in the field of corrections. Sumter's research articles have recently appeared in Criminology and Public Policy, Justice Quarterly, the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, College Student Journal, and the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. Sumter also has a background in correctional operations and administration experience. She is a former correctional programs administrator, assistant program director, classification supervisor and caseworker, and correctional officer. A member of ACA since 1989, Sumter is currently chair of the Professional Education Council and serves on the Research Council. She plans to use her practical, academic and research experience to assist in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Professor of Justice Administration
University of Louisville
Richard Tewksbury currently serves as professor of justice administration at the University of Louisville and research director for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. He is actively engaged in teaching and research concerning correctional culture, staff job satisfaction, sex offender registration policies and procedures, and institutional program evaluations. Tewksbury is a recipient of ACA's Peter P. Lejins Correctional Research Award. He serves as chair of the Research Council, is a member and former chair of the Professional Education Council, a member of the Work Force Development and Human Resources Committee, and a frequent presenter at ACA workshops. Tewksbury previously worked for both the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and the Kentucky Department of Corrections, and has consulted with numerous state and local agencies across the nation. He is the author/editor of 13 books and more than 200 articles, chapters and reports.
Barbara H. Zaitzow
Professor of Criminal Justice
Appalachian State University
Barbara H. Zaitzow conducts a variety of research projects in men's and women's prisons and has been involved in state and national advocacy work for prisoners and organizations seeking alternatives to imprisonment. Zaitzow has served on various editorial boards for nationally recognized journals, and she has had published a co-edited book, articles and book chapters on a variety of prison-related topics, including HIV/AIDS and other treatment needs of female prisoners and the impact of prison culture on the "doing time" experiences of inmates and correctional staff. A member of ACA since 1985, Zaitzow has provided her expertise as a guest speaker for the Correctional Accreditation Managers' Association, the North Carolina Regional Meeting of ACA, the North Carolina Unit Management Training, and in various speaking capacities for ACA workshops. She currently serves as an elected Delegate Assembly member representing institutions of higher learning. She is also a member of the Student Affairs and the Council on Professional Education committees and is faculty-advisor for the student chapter of ACA at her university.
Private Community-Based Correctional Organizations (4 positions)
Correctional Services Secretary
The Salvation Army
Since 1985, Dale Hale has been involved in corrections, and three words describe his passion for the field: education, experience and endurance. He has been an active member of ACA since 1986, serving on the Membership and Parole committees, as well as the Restorative Justice and Victims Committee, which he currently chairs. Hale is a past president of the American Protestant Correctional Chaplains Association and is the current first vice president of the American Correctional Chaplains Association. He has been a Salvation Army officer for 36 years. For 10 years, he served as the correctional services secretary for the Wisconsin Division of The Salvation Army. From 2002 to 2005, he was on The Salvation Army's National Planning Corrections Committee, and from 2001 to 2004, he was trustee for the Michigan Corrections Association. Since 2004, he has been a member of the North Dakota State Reentry Committee. Hale holds a bachelor's degree in history and master's degrees in criminology (Indiana State University) and counseling (Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary).
Daniel L. Lombardo
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Inc,
Daniel L. Lombardo is the president/CEO of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Inc. (VOADV), one of 38 agencies comprising Volunteers of America. VOADV provides services to offenders in transition, people who are homeless, individuals with chronic mental illness and other special populations in southeastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Lombardo also has served as the regional vice president of the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) and was co-chair for the first ICCA. "What Works in Community Corrections" conference. He received a gubernatorial appointment to the New Jersey Sentencing Policy Commission and was appointed by the mayor of Philadelphia to the Mayor's Task Force on Management and Productivity to review the city's Office of Human Development. Lombardo was chosen by the governor of New Jersey to serve as a member of the Family Development Advisory Board and the Parole Advisory Board, which he now chairs. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Corrections and Prisons Association and an alumnus of the Leadership New Jersey program. Lombardo volunteers as a board member on several community-based organizations and has received numerous awards for his work in human services and community corrections.
Timothy J. McCormick
Facilities and Corrections Administrator
The Salvation Army
For Fort Myers, Fla.
Since 1998, Timothy J. McCormick has directed operations for two correctional programs for The Salvation Army--the Federal Bureau of Prisons Residental Residential Reentry Center and the Florida Department of Corrections Residential Substance Abuse and Treatment Program. Prior to 1998, McCormick worked for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice in several positions, including one year as a community control officer, two years as assistant juvenile detention superintendent and four years as juvenile detention superintendent. McCormick received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from St. Leo College. He currently serves on the council for the Lee Country Public Safety Coordinating Council. McCormick plans to use his experience in adult and juvenile residential services work to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Bernard A. Rochford
Executive Vice President
Administrative Services and Business Relations
Oriana House Inc.
Since 1987, Bernard A. Rochford has been the executive vice president of Oriana House Inc., which provides chemical dependency treatment and community corrections services. Rochford acts as the community liaison to outside criminal justice agencies, courts, businesses and the community. He is a licensed attorney in Ohio and is a member of the Akron Bar Association. Rochford is active in numerous criminal justice organizations and has served in many different leadership positions. He is the immediate past president of the Ohio Corrections and Court Services Association. He is also a trustee of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and a member of the board of directors for Project Learn of Summit County. Rochford is a graduate of Leadership Akron, a program for a premier group of area leaders who promote community awareness. He is currently co-chair for the Junior Leadership Akron program. He is committed to working with the and improving the communities Oriana House serves.
Steven K. Runyon
Chief Operating Officer
Volunteers of America of Indian Indiana Inc.
Since 1987, Steven K. Runyon has worked in the correctional services field and has served in a various capacities. His career began with the Indiana Department of Correction, where he held several I positions, including two years as a correctional officer in work release facilities, two years as a correctional counselor in a work release facility, two years as a training officer and two years as director of I the Correctional Training Institute. In 1995, he left the department and joined Volunteers of America of Indiana to be the director of an ACA-accredited, 180-bed work release facility and community-based services center. For the past two years, Runyon has served as the chief operating officer for the organization. In addition, he has been appointed to the Volunteers of America national steering committee for corrections and received the 1999 Volunteers of America national HOPE Award for contributions to the field of corrections. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and psychology from Ball State University and a master's degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has been on the board of the Indiana Correctional Association and now serves as an accreditation auditor and audit chair for ACA. He was elected to the ACA Delegate Assembly in 2004.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants
Since 1990, Dianne Tramutola-Lawson has been chair of Colorado-CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants). She also serves as secretary of International-CURE. She received a bachelor's degree I in elementary education and a master's degree in French from the University of Denver. She is a past president of the Colorado Association of Community Corrections Boards and a citizen member of the Denver Community Corrections Board. In December 2007, Tramutola-Lawson was appointed by ' Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter to the Governor's Community Corrections Advisory Council. Tramutola-Lawson has served as chair of ACA's Volunteer Services Committee and is currently a member of the Delegate Assembly. She is also a member of ACA's Community Corrections Committee and Resolutions and Policy Development Advisory Committee.
Alston Wilkes Society
Since 1987, Anne Walker has been executive director of the Alston Wilkes Society. She previously worked for the society from 1972 to 1979. From 1979 to 1981, Walker was self-employed in the speaking/training field and then worked in higher education from 1981 to 1987. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Lander University and a master's degree in education from the University of South Carolina. She is an active member of the South Carolina probation and Parole Association and the Association for Women Executives in Corrections, a past president of the South Carolina Probation and Parole Association, and a past president of the board of directors of the International Community Corrections Association. Walker is a past appointed member of the Board of Governors of ACA and has previously served as an elected member of the Delegate Assembly. She has served as chair of ACA's Congress of Correction program, the Credentials Committee and the Community Residential Committee. She was a member of the Professional Development Committee and is currently vice chair of the Community Corrections Committee and a member of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. Walker is a 2006 recipient of ACA's E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award.
B. Diane Williams
Since 1996, Diane Williams has served as President/CEO of the Safer Foundation. One of the nation's largest private nonprofit providers of social services, education programs, and employment training and placement exclusively targeting people with criminal records. Under contract with the Illinois Department of Corrections, Safer also manages two large adult transition centers with a total of 550 beds. Williams holds an undergraduate degree in education and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She is currently serving as chair of the ACA Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force and the National Hire Network Board. She is a member of the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board; the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals; the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority Internal Review Board; the National Association of Workforce Investment Board. Diane plans to use her experience in community corrections and criminal justice to present and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Correctional Health (2 positions)
Senior Vice President
Physicians Network Associations
Jean Brock has worked in correctional health care for 15 years, starting as a mental health professional and then moving into management. She has worked in juvenile maximum-security, psychiatric and sex offender units, as well as in jails, prisons, community corrections and sanction facilities. Brock has done every job necessary to operate a medical unit-from writing proposals, policies and treatment guidelines to hiring, purchasing, quality improvement, and working with attorneys, administrators and officials. Brock currently oversees medical units in 23 facilities that provide health care to 17,000 individuals from every federal agency and a dozen jurisdictions. Her emphasis is on client relations, legal affairs, and contract and standards compliance. She has participated in facility accreditation in most ACA and all National Commission on Correctional Health Care categories, as well as in Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Ambulatory Care. Brock's particular areas of interest are promotion of correctional health care careers, the increased dependence of communities on the criminal justice system to provide medical and mental health services with limited financial participation, and the creation of realistic and usable performance standards.
Beth N. Kennedy
Director of Accreditation and Special Projects
Since 1989, Beth N. Kennedy has worked with departments of correction and detention centers in a medical management role. She began her correctional career at Georgia State Prison as the director of nursing. Her career then shifted to the area of administration, and she began working within the parameters of accreditation, community-based standards and policies and procedures in the development of acceptable programs for medical models. She is a current member of the Delegate Assembly and has served on the Professional Development Committee for ACA, encouraging both detention and medical participation in program discussions. Kennedy retired last year--for a whole three months--and has since started working with Correct Health in Georgia as director of accreditation and special projects.
Terre K. Marshall
Director of Health Services
Massachusetts Department of Correction
Terre K. Marshall, MPH, began her career in corrections in 1980 during her graduate studies in public health at the University of Illinois Medical Center by focusing her coursework within the Illinois Department of Corrections and local nonprofit criminal justice agencies. She has held key positions within both the public and private sectors of correctional health. Her public correctional health service includes director in Tennessee, administrator (statewide) in Illinois, deputy commissioner in Connecticut, director of Health Services Administration in Florida, and, now, directory director in Massachusetts. Her prior private sector positions include regional vice president and director of government relations/director of quality and compliance for two large contract health care companies. During her lengthy career, Marshall has been involved in ACA through numerous conference presentations and now participations in the Coalition for Correctional Health Authorities. She is excited at the opportunity to use her experience to continue to advance the professional recognition of correctional
Chief of Health Services/Medical Director
North Carolina Department of Correction
Since 19881998, Paula Y. Smith, M.D., has worked for the North Carolina Department of Correction. Origin ally hired as a contractor, she quickly developed an understanding of corrections and set as her goal the development of quality health care services for all inmates. In 1999, She was hired as the deputy medical director and became the chief of health services/medical director in March 2001. As chief of health services. Smith works closely with custody colleagues to resolve health care issues and has developed innovative ideas to help curtail skyrocketing health care costs. After receiving a Doctor of Medicine from. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Smith completed her residency in family practice. She is a family physician who enjoys the administrative aspects of health care. As an active ACA member, Smith currently serves on the Health Care Committee and the Coalition for Correctional Health Authorities. As a Delegate Assembly representative, her experiences in correctional health care will help advance the future of ACA.
Mental Health (2 Positions)positions)
Deborah l.L. Bell
Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar
Dehorah L. Bell has directed correctional and mental health services for 25 years, working in correctional mental health services most of that time. She has also worked in substance abuse, family advocacy/child protective services, general behavioral health services and as senior correctional director in a military correctional; facility. A colonel in the Air Force Reserves, bell Bell is also a medical inspector on the Air Force Inspection Team to accredit hospitals/clinics. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Longwood University in Virginia and a master's degree in social work from Virginia Common wealth University. She also has completed Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and the NIC Executive Excellence Program. She is currently on the ACA Mental Health Committee; has served on the ACA Military Corrections Committee, Program Committee and Health Care Committee; and has been an ACA auditor for more than 10 years. Bell plans to use her extensive correctional leadership and mental health experience to continue to actively develop and examine special needs policies and programs in the Delegate Assembly.
DeeAnn S. Marsh
Dakota Women's Correctional Rehabilitation Center
DeeAnn S. Marsh, RN, CCN/M, received her nursing degree from Dickinson State University, North Dakota, in 1985. She has established an extensive background in all areas of nursing throughout her 23-year career. She became a correctional nurse in 2004, shortly after the opening of the first all-female prison in North Dakota. Dakota Women's Correctional Rehabilitation Center (DWCRC). Her knowledge and motivation as a correctional nurse soon led her to become the medical director of the facility. Marsh has written policies and procedures for DWCRC in collaboration with the N.D. Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. She currently directs the psychiatry team to provide a community standard of mental health care for the female offenders. In January 2007, she took the initiative to become one of the first certified correctional nurses in the nation. In January 2008, Marsh passed ACA's Certified Corrections Nurse Manager exam to become one of only two correction professionals in the nation to receive dual ACA certification. Marsh plans to use her knowledge and vision to actively contribute to the development of policy and programming for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Director of Mental Health Services
lowa Department of Corrections
Bruce Sieleni, M.D., is currently the director of mental health services for the Iowa Department of Corrections. His duties include the development and oversight of mental health services across nine correctional institutions and eight judicial districts. He is also a member of the Mental Health Planning Council for the state of Iowa and president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the state of Iowa. Previously, Sieleni was the director of Mental Health Services for the Veteran's Administration Central Iowa Health Care System (VACIHCS). In addition, he has offered his services through the years to provide education for students and residents at Des Moines University and at the University of Minnesota as an assistant professor. Sieleni completed his internship, residency and fellowship in epidemiology at the University of Iowa. He holds a medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn.
Corporate Consultant for Clinical Operations
MHM Correctional Mental Health Solutions
Until his retirement in November 2005 after 36 years of service, Hal Smith, MPS, was executive director and chief executive officer of the Central New York Forensic Psychiatric Center and the comprehensive network of prison-based correctional mental health services provided for the New York State Department of Correctional Services. During his career in New York, Smith worked in various clinical and administrative positions in a country jail, a state prison and a maximum-security forensic hospital. He also is the former director of forensic services for the New York State Office of Mental Health. Smith is now a corporate consultant for MHM Services Inc., a provider of contract correctional mental health services, as well as for the consulting firm Forensic Mental Health Inc. He is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University and the author of numerous professional journal articles and book chapters.