2018 ACA Election: Candidates and Voting Instructions.
You are eligible to vote in this year's election if your ACA membership was paid through Sept. 1, 2018. The following membership categories have one vote:
* Professional I
* Professional II
* Executive Gold
* Supporting Patron
* Affiliate with Representation
Your ballot is attached to the cover of this magazine, including the postage-paid return envelope. You may also vote online at https://www.esc-vote.com/aca2018. The website opens Sept. 1, 2018. You will need your ACA membership ID number to vote. Your member number can be found above your name on the mailing label of this magazine and/or on your membership card. You can also call (800) 222-5646, ext. 0121, to obtain your member number. You must have your member number for the paper ballot and the Web ballot.
Paper ballots should be mailed to:
American Correctional Association
c/o Election Services Corporation
P.O. Box 9020
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
The closing date for the election is Oct. 1, 2018. Paper ballots must be postmarked by Oct. 1, 2018.
Web voting will close at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Oct. 1, 2018.
President-Elect (1 Position)
Robert Green (MD)
Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
Robert Green has been a presenter and consultant for more than 20 years in the areas of correctional management, leadership development and program implementation. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Jail Association and the American Correctional Association Standards Commission. Green is currently the director of the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, and is a well-established local and state public safety leader. He is an accomplished correctional professional with more than 30 years of correctional experience. He is also currently chairmen of the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards and is serving an appointment to the Maryland Justice Reinvestment Council.
Tony C. Parker (TN)
Tennessee Department of Correction
Commissioner Tony Parker began his career with the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) as a correctional officer at Lake County Regional Correctional Facility in 1983. He served as correctional corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, associate warden of security and deputy warden. He served as warden at Northwest Correctional Complex and the West Tennessee State Penitentiary, later becoming the west region correctional administrator. In 2011, Parker was promoted to assistant commissioner of prisons, and in 2016 appointed as commissioner of TDOC by Governor Bill Haslam. Parker received a master's degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee. Parker serves on ACA's Delegate Assembly, Standards Committee and is vice chairman of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.
Vice President (1 Position)
Kevin Bovenkamp (WA)
Administrator, Health Services
Washington State Department of Corrections
Kevin Bovenkamp began his career with the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) in 1995 as a community corrections officer. He has held varied positions within corrections including: a training specialist and training administrator, performance administrator, correctional operations regional administrator and community corrections officer and administrator. He joined the Health Services Division as a health services administrator in 2011, supervising seven health services managers with oversight at seven correctional facilities. Bovenkamp has served as the assistant secretary for the Health Services Division, overseeing all DOC health care operations since 2013. He received his B.A. in criminal justice from Seattle University in 1992. Bovenkamp actively engages in strategic planning, workforce development, quality improvement and development of strategic partnerships.
Tony M. Wilkes (TN)
Chief of Corrections
Davidson County Sheriff's Office
Tony M. Wilkes began his career in 1987 as a correctional officer at the Jerry Newson Center. He transferred to the Criminal Justice Center as the master control operator in 1991. Wilkes was promoted to administrative services officer at the CJC, and became the CJC chief of security. He transferred to the Correctional Development Center as chief of security, and was appointed administrator of the institution in 2002. Wilkes became DCSO's first-ever site administrator for the Sheriff's Correctional Complex in 2006 and in 2008 was DCSO'S first-ever chief of corrections. Wilkes received a B.S. from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the ACA and served as board of governor for Adult Local Detention, Staff Safety and Security Committee. Wilkes serves as ACA's Executive Committee Treasurer for 2017-2019.
Treasurer (1 Position)
John W. Johnson (FL)
Chief, Correctional Division
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department
Chief John W. Johnson began his career in 1995 as a correctional officer and has served in several correctional positions, including correctional lieutenant and correctional captain. Johnson was promoted to his current rank of correctional divisional chief in 2017 and is assigned to the Program Services Division. He is responsible for several bureaus, including the Re-entry Services Bureau and the Monitor Release Bureau. Johnson received a master's degree in business administration and completed coursework for a doctorate of philosophy on public-safety leadership. Johnson has received professional certifications with the ACA as an auditor and has served as a delegate for the ACA. He has served as a consultant for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the National Institute of Corrections.
Denise M. Robinson (OH)
Denise M. Robinson has served on the Advisory Board for Columbus State Community College. She served as chair of the Community Corrections Network, International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA), and served on the board of the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) where she served as president. Robinson is currently the president and CEO of Alvis and has increased the annual budget in her time there. Robinson received a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University. Her awards include the E.R. Cass Award from ACA; Margaret Mead Award from ICCA; President's Award from ICPA; Jonathan Jasper Wright Award from the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; and she is a member of the Young Women's Christian Association Academy for Women of Achievement.
Board of Governors
1. Institutions: (1 Position)
Ennice L. Hobbs Jr. (WA)
Deputy Director, Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility
Army Corrections Command, Joint Base Lew!s-McChord, Washington
Ennice L. Hobbs Jr. has served in law enforcement for over 42 years, first in the United States Army where he completed 24 years of service as a military police officer and corrections officer performing at all levels before retiring in 2000. He continued serving in various correctional positions with Washington State Department of Corrections working with juvenile offenders, female offenders and later male offenders before assuming his current assignment as the deputy director, Northwestern Joint Regional Correction Facility (NWJRCF), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he has served for over 17 years. Hobbs has received numerous awards and recognitions, including Certified Corrections Executive, Corrections Officer of the Year and Austin MacCormick Awardee.
Joe Page III (AR)
Arkansas Department of Correction
Joe Page III has worked for the Arkansas Department of Correction since 2004. He was promoted to deputy warden at the Newport Complex in Newport, Arkansas in 2009. Page was promoted to warden of the Delta Regional Unit in 2016. Page received a M.S. in criminal justice from Bethel University and a B.A. in criminal justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is an adjunct faculty member for Shorter College instructing incarcerated students for Second Chance Pell Grant. He is an adjunct faculty member for Arkansas State University-Newport in the criminology department and serves on the Criminal Justice Board for Arkansas State University-Newport. Page plans to use his experience to actively participate in his role for ACA as a member of the Board of Governors.
2. Probation: (1 Position)
Allen Godfrey (MN)
Director, Field Services
State of Minnesota
Allen Godfrey began his career working with juveniles in Hennepin County's residential facility in 1984 and has served as a probation officer, supervisor and deputy director in Dakota County and Scott County Community Corrections. He is currently the field services director for the State of Minnesota. He is also the commissioner for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS). Godfrey received a master's degree in human services planning and administration. He initiated the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, which led to the reduction of juveniles in detention, and the implementation of specialty courts during his time in Dakota County. Godfrey is a member of the State EBP Policy Committee, serves on the Minnesota Specialty Court Advisory Committee and Compliance Chair for ICAOS.
Stephanie MacDonald (VA)
Chief Probation and Parole Officer
Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC)
Stephanie MacDonald began her career with the VADOC as a surveillance officer in 2000 and was promoted to a probation officer in 2001. In 2009, she became an intensive probation officer. She was promoted to deputy chief probation officer in 2012. MacDonald has been the chief probation officer in Culpeper, Virginia since 2016. MacDonald received a B.S. in psychology and criminal justice from Radford University in 1999. She completed the ACA Leadership Development for the Corrections Professional (LEAD) in 2014 and is a certified corrections manager. She has served on the Board of the Virginia Probation and Parole Association since 2003, as a representative, APPA affiliate, vice president and president. MacDonald has been very active in planning VPPA's training conferences and is looking forward to supporting and developing ACA.
3. Detention: (1 Position)
Elizabeth F "Beth" Arthur (VA)
Arlington County, Virginia
Beth Arthur began working for the Arlington County Sheriff's Office in 1986, serving in several positions before being appointed sheriff in July 2000. She was then elected, via special election, in November 2000 and re-elected four times. Arthur received her B.S. in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. She serves on several boards and committees including; ACA's Bylaws & Nominating Committee, previously serving on the Delegate Assembly, Virginia Sheriff's Association's Board of Directors and past president; and Leadership Arlington's Board of Regents and past chair. Arthur, as a member in the Board of Governors for ACA and with 33 years of experience in direct supervision, adult detention and corrections, is committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect, preparing incarcerated individuals to return to their community as productive citizens.
Mark Foxall (NE)
Douglas County Department of Corrections
Dr. Mark Foxall has served as the deputy director of corrections and community corrections manager and has been with the Douglas County Department of Corrections (DCDC) since 2000. He is currently the director of corrections for the DCDC. Foxall is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Foxall received a doctorate in criminal justice and a master's degree in public administration from UNO. He was awarded the Director's Award for Outstanding Contributions in Law Enforcement--Executive Office for the U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice; the Urban League's African American Leadership Award for Government; UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service and their school of Criminology and Criminal Justice Outstanding Alumni Community Service Award.
4. Correctional Administration (1 Position)
Yvette Hogan (OH)
Correctional Captain, Dayton Correctional Institution
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Yvette Hogan began her career in 1991 as a correctional officer, working at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. She then became sergeant, lieutenant and captain, working with adult male inmates at the Montgomery Education and Pre-Release Center. Hogan currently works with female inmates at the Dayton Correctional Institution. She was selected as "supervisor of the month" and as the Employee of the Year for 2017 at the Dayton Correctional Institution. She is a past president of the Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association (OCCSA); a past vice president, secretary and adult institution cabinet member with OCCSA; and she is currently the OCCSA Membership Committee chair. Hogan is a member of ACA's Membership, Dual Membership chapters, Adult Corrections and Student Chapters Committees and is currently an elected member to the ACA Delegate Assembly.
Gary Wilson (CO)
Denver Sheriff Department
Division Chief Gary Wilson began his career with the Denver Sheriff Department in 1992 as a deputy sheriff and has worked his way up through the ranks. He is a member of the Justice Assistance Grant Board and has served on numerous other boards and commissions including, Community Corrections Board, the Crime Prevention and Control Commission and the Racial and Gender Disparity Committee. Wilson received a M.A. from Webster University and a B.S. from Columbia College. He also holds numerous specialized training certifications and awards from local and national organizations. He led his agency to the prestigious Triple Crown Award from the National Sheriff Association in 2013. He served on the National Data-Driven Justice Project including presentations at the White House and the State of California. Wilson has been an auditor for ACA since 2001.
5. Education (1 Position)
Art Beeler (NC)
Clinical Assistant Director/Adjunct Faculty Member
North Carolina Central University/Duke Law School
Art Beeler has worked with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 30 years, serving as a warden at seven different prisons including the largest standalone prison before retiring as complex warden at Butner in 2009. He is currently a clinical assistant professor at North Carolina Central University and an adjunct faculty member at Duke Law School. Beeler chairs the local Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. He is a commissioner with the NC Sentencing Commission, the NC Prison Reform Committee and the NC Indigent Services Committee. He chairs a Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and is on the local re-entry board of directors. Beeler has been a member of ACA since 1976 and is a certified auditor and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) auditor. He currently serves on the Commission on Correctional Certification.
Doug Dretke (TX)
Executive Director, Correctional Management Institute
Sam Houston State University (SHSU)
Doug Dretke served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for 26 years as a correctional officer and was promoted to senior warden before retiring in 2006 to become the director of the Correctional Institutions (prison) Division of TDCJ. Dretke is the director of the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at SHSU, and is an adjunct professor, teaching correctional systems and practices. He received a bachelor's degree from SHSU in criminal justice and has a MPA. Dretke is an active member of ACA; past chair of the Professional Education Council; current member and past chair of the Professional Certification Commission; member of the Sustainability-Oriented and Environmentally Responsible Practices in Corrections Committee; two-term member of the Delegate Assembly, representing higher education, and is on the Board of Governors representing education.
6. Health Care (1 Position)
Robert D. Jones (AZ)
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
Dr. Robert Jones, M.D. has served in corrections for 30 years. He has worked extensively in public health as a deputy county public health officer for emergency preparedness and response. Jones is currently a clinical associate professor for the University of Arizona Medical School--Phoenix. He graduated from the University of Utah College of Medicine and has served as the medical director for Utah, Montana and Arizona adult corrections. Jones is a past president for the American Health Services Association and was awarded their Distinguished Service Award. He is a United States Army colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service medals. Jones serves on ACA's Board of Governors, medical, substance abuse, mental health and juvenile committees, along with presenting at numerous ACA conferences.
Kathleen Maurer (CT)
Chief Addiction Services Officer
Connecticut Department of Correction (CTDOC)
Dr. Kathleen Maurer has served as the director of health and addiction services and medical director at the Connecticut Department of Correction (CTDOC) for seven years. She is currently the CTDOC's chief addiction services officer. Maurer was assistant medical director at Correctional Managed Health Care. She is currently developing a system-wide medication for addiction treatment program for the CTDOC. Maurer is the primary author of the monograph entitled "Hepatitis C in Correctional Settings: Challenges and Opportunities," published by ACA. She was also a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee. Maurer received her M.D. and MPH from Yale University School of Medicine. Maurer was awarded the Coalition of Correctional Health Authorities National Award for Leadership in Correctional Healthcare and co-leads the ACA-American Society of Addiction Medicine Committee for MAT in Corrections.
7. Juvenile (1 Position)
Joe Guttierez (SD)
Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center
Joe Guttierez served as regional supervisor for the Department of Corrections Juvenile Division and was a probation officer. He has served as the commander of the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center since 2011. Guttierez received a master's degree in strategic leadership from Black Hills State University and a B.S. in sociology and psychology. He has served on the South Dakota Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Initiative Native American Focus Group and is currently serving on the ACA ad hoc committee to rewrite juvenile standards on the use of restrictive housing. He co-authored the "Rights and Responsibilities Book for Young Adults in South Dakota." Guttierez has been coaching football for the past 25 years and was presented a "Champion for Children" award by the South Dakota Coalition for Children for his work with juveniles in the community.
Avery D. Niles (GA)
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Commissioner Avery D. Niles began his 30-year corrections career as warden of the Hall County Correctional Institute and commander of the Hall County Detention Center. He was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal the early part of this year. Niles currently leads a workforce of more than 4,300 state juvenile correctional employees working in 26 facilities and 97 community services offices. Niles received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College. He is a graduate of the Georgia Police Academy, FBI National Academy, National Association of Child Abuse Investigation, Internal Affairs Investigator Association, Georgia Police Chief Executive Training, Georgia State Board of Funeral Services and Leadership Hall County. Most recently, Governor Nathan Deal appointed Niles as a member of Georgia's Complete Count Committee.
8. Parole, Aftercare, Post-Release Supervision (1 Position)
Kellie Bittorf (IN)
Lake County Community Corrections
Kellie Bittorf began her career at Porter County PACT. She has been the executive director at Lake County Community Corrections since 2007. Bittorf received a bachelor's degree in social work from Indiana State University. She currently serves on ACA's Board of Governors. She also chairs ACA's Women Working in Corrections committee. Bittorf is a lifetime member and past president of the Indiana Criminal Justice Association (ICJA). She serves on the Association of Women Executives in Corrections Conference Committee, Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties' Residential Guidelines and Legislative Committees, Indiana Court Services Problem-Solving Courts Education Subcommittee, Lake County Jail Oversight Committee and the Indiana Interim Study committee. Bittorf received the ICJA's Distinguished Service Award and IACCAC's Executive Director of the Year Award.
Tracy L. Reveal (OH)
Parole Board Member
Ohio Parole Board
Dr. Tracy L. Reveal began her career in criminal justice in 1993 as a victim advocate, court clerk and as a child abuse investigator. She joined the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in 1994 as a parole officer. Reveal has also worked as a staff development specialist and as an assistant regional administrator within the Adult Parole Authority. In 2001, she was appointed to serve as the superintendent of the Corrections Training Academy. Reveal received a doctorate in education and a master's degree in criminal justice. Reveal has worked closely with ACA, updating training standards including the "Corrections Training Academy Standards Manual." She is currently a member of Ohio's Parole Board, serves as cochair of ACA's Training Committee and is president of the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel.
9. Correctional Administration (1 Position)
John R May (FL)
Chief Medical Officer
Armor Correctional Health Services
Dr. John P. May began his corrections career in 1993. He is currently the chief medical officer of Armor Correctional Health Services, Miami. He is also a clinical associate professor at NOVA Southeastern University and affiliated professor in Applied Health at Emory University. May is a proud ACA member for 25 years. He is a long-time participant of the Healthcare Committee and International Committee, serving as chair for two-terms. May participates in standards development, audits and conference presentations. He is co-founder of Health through Walls, a nonprofit volunteer organization supporting healthcare in prisons of low-income countries since 2001 including, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Malawi. May is a Board member of the International Corrections and Prison Association--North America.
Derrick Schofield (FL)
Executive Vice President
GEO Continuum of Care & Re-entry Services
Dr. Derrick Schofield began his 26-year corrections career in Tennessee and Georgia. He served as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction. Schofield held numerous positions in the Georgia Department of Corrections including, assistant commissioner and chief of staff, director of prisons, director of investigations and compliance, along with several warden positions. Schofield served in the United States Army and obtained the rank of captain. He is currently the executive vice president for the GEO Continuum of Care & Re-entry Services. Schofield received a doctorate in organizational leadership and a master's degree in public administration. He is also a graduate of Georgia's Law Enforcement Command College. He is a past president of the Southern Region of the Association of State Correctional Administrators. Schofield serves as a member of ACA Standards Committee.
10. Health Care (1 Position)
Terri Catlett (NC)
Deputy Director--Health Services
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Terri Catlett has served as deputy director, health services, for the North Carolina Department of Public Safely since 2011. She served for over 20 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons in various positions including, physician assistant, assistant health services administrator, health services administrator, executive assistant to the warden and chief office of quality management and health services division. Catlett worked in family practice in Philadelphia. She received a B.S. from Hahnemann University's physician assistant program in 1986. She was appointed as the Southeast Region chair for the Coalition of Correctional Healthcare Authorities (CCHA) for four years and currently serves as the National co-chair of CCHA. Catlett plans to use her experience in correctional healthcare administration to address critical, emerging issues of the correctional population.
Harbans S. Deol (IA)
Deputy Director, Health Services
Nebraska Department of Corrections (DOCS)
Dr. Harbans S. Deol, Ph. D. started his career in corrections at the Iowa DOC as the health services administrator, overseeing the medical, mental health, dental and pharmaceutical departments. He was in private practice for over 15 years before joining the Iowa DOC. He served as chief of staff at the hospital and as medical director for nursing homes. In 2017, he joined the Nebraska DOCS as deputy director for health services. Deol received his doctorate in Immunology and Microbiology from New York University, and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University, followed by a residency in internal medicine at the Norwalk Hospital, an affiliate of Yale University. He is a member of CCHA and chairs the Health Care Committee and educates state legislative staff.
Commission on Accreditation for Corrections
1. Institutions: (1 Position)
Jennifer Gaffney (MA)
Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Prison Division
Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC)
Jennifer Gaffney has been with the Department of Correction since 1989 and has worked in several correctional facilities. She has served as a caseworker, unit manager and director of classification. Central Office positions included, security and operations auditor, director of staff discipline hearings unit, director of the policy development and compliance unit/PREA coordinator; where she was responsible for the oversight and development of all agency policies, security and operations audits at all MADOC facilities. As assistant deputy commissioner in the prison division, Gaffney is responsible for the oversight of nine of the agency's 16 facilities. Gaffney graduated from Stonehill College in 1989. She has also been a certified PREA auditor, accreditation manager, a member of ACA's Delegate Assembly and has served on the Commission for Accreditation since 2014.
Kathleen G. Gerbing (NY)
Otisville Correctional Facility
Kathleen G. Gerbing began her career in the field of correctional services in 1970 at the New York State Drug Rehabilitation Program. Gerbing currently serves as the superintendent of Otisville Correctional Facility in Otisville, New York. She has a master's degree in English education and a bachelor's degree in English from Wagner College in New York City. She served as the secretary and vice president of the International Correctional Education Association. Gerbing also served as a member of the College Education Review Team for the New York State Department of Corrections. She is a member of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents. Gerbing has been a member of the ACA since 1983 and was a member of the Delegate Assembly and has served on the Board of Governors.
2. Probation: (1 Position)
Kathryn Clark Hall (VA)
Chief Probation & Parole Officer
Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC)
Kathryn Clark Hall has worked in the criminal justice field for over 35 years, with specialization in community supervision of those released to probation, parole or post-release supervision. She has served as a police officer, jail counselor, probation and parole officer, Day Reporting Program director, regional manager, and is presently the chief probation officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University, and has completed post-graduate studies through Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. She also completed additional certification as Workforce Development Specialist. She serves as the co-convener of the Norfolk Re-Entry Council, is a member of the Norfolk Drug Court Advisory Board and is the co-chair of the Norfolk Evidence Based Decision Making Policy Team.
Alisha Shoates James (TN)
Tennessee Department of Correction Community Supervision
Alisha Shoates James has served in various capacities in government including: patrol officer, background and recruiting, training academy instructor, U.S. probation officer and she is currently, assistant commissioner for the Community Supervision division for the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). James received her master's degree in public administration from Cumberland University in Tennessee. She was elected to serve as a delegate for Adult Probation and Post-Release Supervision for ACA. James advocates for new leadership methods among community supervision executives and sets an example of how to work collaboratively to meet goals for the division and agency by encouraging the application of the Tennessee Excellence in Accountability Management (T.E.A.M.) model. James strives to have a long-lasting, substantive impact by implementing cutting edge policies and procedures that leave a lasting mark on corrections.
3. Education: (1 Position)
Michael J. Dooley (PA)
Director of Training Services
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Michael J. Dooley, M.Ed., has 40 years of correctional experience working in prisons, jails, probation, parole and training. Dooley started his career as a correctional officer with the Vermont Department of Corrections, where he spent 18 years working in a variety of capacities, including probation and parole, management and training. He worked with the National Institute of Corrections for 12 years, focusing on mental health, leadership development, training and distance learning. He currently oversees the training program for the Pennsylvania DOC. Dooley received a Master of Education from the University of Vermont, and a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Delaware. Dooley is a member of ACA and he currently serves as a commissioner on the Commission for Accreditation and on the Training Committee.
Diana G. McCool (LA)
Louisiana Department of Corrections
Diana G. McCool started her career in corrections in 2005 when she became the director of training at Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP). In 2013, McCool accepted the position of training director with the Louisiana Department of Corrections headquarters office. She is currently responsible for employee training statewide. McCool received her master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Louisiana State University. Before joining the DOC, McCool served as a teaching associate at Louisiana State University, where she traveled statewide teaching supervisory skills to supervisors in state government. She was responsible for training DOC security supervisors in supervisory techniques. McCool will use her training abilities and experience to enhance the ACA's educational opportunities.
4. Legal: (1 Position)
Debra K. Inglis (TN)
Deputy Commissioner of Administration and General Counsel
Tennessee Department of Correction
Debra K. Inglis has served as general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Correction for over 24 years, and was named deputy commissioner of administration in 2016. Before joining the Department of Correction, Inglis served as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ray Brock, and later served as an assistant attorney general. Inglis received a Juris doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Law and a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Tennessee. She is a member of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections. Inglis has extensive experience in private prison management, death penalty litigation and all forms of inmate litigation. Her extensive knowledge in corrections will allow her to lead, serve and represent the interests of correctional professionals through the research and evaluation of the industry's best practices.
5. Architecture: (1 Position)
David N. Bezanson (MD)
Assistant Secretary, Capital Programs
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
David N. Bezanson has developed and managed public sector correctional facilities and private sector commercial buildings for over four decades. As vice president of USF&G Insurance, he managed national corporate facilities in 48 states. As vice president of MacKenzie Associates, he managed development of suburban office buildings. He is currently assistant secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Bezanson has managed prison construction for all adult correctional facilities in Maryland since 1991. His leadership includes all phases of development: specifying, planning, financing, procurement, construction management and maintenance. Bezanson received a B.S. in finance and business administration from Towson University and studied engineering at Cornell University. He currently chairs ACA's Facility Planning and Design Committee. Bezanson regularly presents at ACA conferences, sharing his public/private management perspectives on design, construction and correctional operations.
Gerald D. "Jerry" Hebert II (LA)
GraceHebert Architects, APAC
Gerald D. Hebert II worked at two local firms before he found his home at GraceHebert in 1987 and has worked there ever since. Hebert received a Bachelor of Science in architecture from Louisiana State University in 1985. He is a registered architect in 11 states, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Board. A key player and expert in the justice design industry, Hebert sits on a number of local, regional and state boards and committees. Hebert has been actively engaged with ACA since the 1980s. Currently, Hebert is on the ACA Standards Committee representing the Commissioner on Accreditations for Corrections, past-chair of ACA Facility Design Committee and member of ACA Clean & Green Committee.
6. Non-Correctional Administration: (1 Position)
Gary Hill (NE)
CEGA Services/Contact Center
Gary Hill has worked with corrections since 1964 and has held a variety of positions in institutional and community programs. He has worked internationally since the mid-1970s and served as the corrections consultant on several United Nations peacekeeping missions. Hill has helped write staff training manuals for more than 40 nations and serves as the director of the Staff Training and Development Group of the International Corrections and Prisons Association. He has been a member of ACA since 1966 and has served on a variety of ACA committees including the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. Hill is a recipient of the E.R. Cass Award and has been recognized by the John Howard Association, the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel and the International Corrections and Prisons Association.
Thomas Stickrath (OH)
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Thomas Stickrath began his career with the Ohio Department of Corrections, where he served as warden, regional director and assistant director. In 2005, he became director of the Department of Youth Services (DYS). In 2010, Governor Ted Strickland appointed Stickrath director of the Department of Public Safety. Stickrath is currently the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. He obtained his bachelor's and law degrees from the Ohio State University, and received the University's "Distinguished Service Award." Stickrath's commitment to corrections is extensive, and has earned him ACA's E.R. Cass Award. He has served on the Standard's Committee and the Commission on Accreditation, and assists in training new commissioners. Stickrath is vice-chair of ACA's Staff Wellness Committee, and co-chair of the Committee on the Use of Separation of Juveniles.
7. Institutions (1 Position)
Peter J. Grande (KS)
U.S. Army, Chief of Staff
Military Correctional Complex, Fort Leavenworth
Peter J. Grande has 30 years of experience as a certified correctional executive including a correctional officer, chief of security, correctional programs developer, academy instructor and warden at the Fort Knox Regional Correctional Facility and the Army Confinement Facility in Germany. He is currently the chief of staff for the U.S. Army in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Grande received a M.A. in corrections from Sam Houston State University. He is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas Correctional Association and North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents. Grande received the Military Legion of Merit and the ACA Military Corrections Committee's Austin McCormick Award. He currently serves on the Resolutions and Policy Development Advisory Committee. Grande has been an ACA member since 1990.
Shelby Pickerill (CO)
Colorado Department of Corrections
Shelby Pickerill began her career with the Colorado Department of Corrections in July 2004 at Limon Correctional Facility. In October 2005, she was promoted as Limon's accreditation/policy coordinator. She was promoted to her current position of accreditation administrator in January 2018. Pickerill has served as a departmental ACA auditor, vulnerability assessment team member and credentialed staff trainer. She has served on several policy development committees for the CDOC. Pickerill received a bachelor's degree in mass communications from of the University of Southern Colorado in 1994 and was named the outstanding public relations graduate. Pickerill plans to utilize her knowledge of ACA standards and experience in policy review and development to ensure the continued review of current and new standards to promote correctional best practices.
8. Health Care (1 Position)
Inez Tann (GA)
Regional Director- MHM Correctional Services Georgia Department of Corrections
DeKalb County Jail- Decatur Georgia
Inez Tann has been in the correctional health care field for 35 years. Tann began her career at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta and then moved to the DeKalb County Jail as the health services administrator. She has been their training coordinator as well as the NCCHC/ACA accreditation coordinator. Tann is currently the regional director for MHM Services and oversees the mental health contracts for the Georgia Department of Corrections and the DeKalb County Jail. She has been certified as CCHP since 1990 and has been an ACA auditor since 2001. Tann served on the ACA Behavioral Certification Ad Hoc Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee for Restrictive Housing. She is a member of the Health Care Committee, Behavioral Health Committee and the Correctional Nurses Committee.
Diana Tomek (NE)
Director of Nursing
Nebraska Department of Corrections
Diana Tomek began her career in corrections with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) in July 1994 as a clinic nurse at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. In 2009, she was promoted to the director of nursing, and is responsible for 10 facilities throughout the state of Nebraska. Tomek graduated from Bryan School of Nursing in 1979 and graduated cum laude with a BSN from Bryan College of Health Sciences in May 2014. During her tenure at NDC, Tomek has implemented various programs such as administering chemotherapy at NDC facilities and ensured that staff nurses received certification from the Oncology Nurses Society. Tomek has also achieved clinical expertise in the following divisions: ICU/CCU/Pediatric ICU, hemodialysis and as a quality analyst.
9. Juvenile (1 Position)
Dena G. Burton (KY)
Department of Juvenile Justice
Dena G. Burton has worked for the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice since 1999 in several positions, including a youth worker, two years as a youth worker supervisor and six years as a youth services program supervisor. In 2017, Burton was appointed the quality assurance branch manager. She is currently serving as a corrections program administrator within the quality assurance branch of Kentucky's Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Burton received her B.A. in human services, with an emphasis in criminal justice from Lindsey Wilson College. She has served as the appointed KY Juvenile Justice representative to ACA for the past eight years. Burton plans to use her experience in juvenile justice and correctional committees work to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA.
Michelle Staples-Horne (GA)
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Michelle Staples-Horne, M.D., has been the medical director for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice for more than 24 years and is responsible for the administration of contracted health care services for youth served by the department in 26 facilities across the state. Staples-Horne received her medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine, and her Master of Public Health in health policy and management from Emory University in Atlanta. She holds both a B.S. and a M.S.in biology from Clark Atlanta University. Staples-Horne served on the ACA's Correctional Awards Committee and the Delegate Assembly. She currently serves on the ACA Board of Commissioners, the Juvenile Committee and the Health Care Committee. Staples-Horne has numerous publications and has conducted training for ACA.
10. Institutions (1 Position)
Latoya Lane (FL)
Vice President of Re-entry and In-Prison Treatment
Dr. Latoya Lane has experience in the Florida, Illinois and Indiana correctional systems. She began her career as a correctional officer for juveniles and a correctional counselor. She is currently the vice president of re-entry and in-prison treatment for the GEO Group. She served as the deputy director of programs and case management with the DC Department of Corrections. Lane received a M.S. in family services and a Ph.D. with a specialization in criminal justice from Capella University. Lane served as the deputy director of operations, deputy warden for programs and case management and warden for DC DOC. In 2017, she was appointed as an ACA commissioner on Accreditation and a member of the Standards Committee. Lane served as a member of the following ACA committees: Constitution and Bylaws, Substance Disorders and Healthcare.
Todd Thomas (AZ)
Saguaro Correctional Center
Todd Thomas began his career in corrections in 1990 as a correctional officer in Louisiana and was promoted to warden in 2004. Thomas has served the Georgia DOC, Tennessee DOC, Metro Davison County Government, Hawaii Department of Public Safety, WADOC, Virgin Islands and the U.S. Marshalls service at different locations. He is currently warden of the Saguaro Correctional Center. Thomas is a past president of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents and currently serves on its executive board. Thomas is a current ACA Delegate Assembly Member. He has also served on the ACA Legislative Committee for the last 13 years and is current co-chair. Additionally, Thomas serves on the ACA Restrictive Housing Standards Adult Ad Hoc Committee and the ACA Legal Affairs Committee.
11. Institutions (1 Position)
James "Jim" Adams (VA)
Naval Consolidated Brig Chesapeake
Jim Adams has worked in the law enforcement/corrections field since 1981 for the Marine Corps for 24 years and has worked in the Navy for 13 years. He is currently the technical director of the Naval Consolidated Brig Chesapeake. Adams has a dual M.A. in management and security maintenance from Webster University. He is a long-time member of the North Carolina Corrections Association and is an experienced ACA auditor. He is currently the chair of the Military Corrections Committee to the ACA. Adams is the 2015 recipient of the Austin MacCormick award for life-time achievement and contributions to the Department of Defense Corrections Community. Adams plans to use his vast experience in correctional institutions to make positive contributions to the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.
Gerald Patterson Sr. (VA)
Operations Officer/Parole Analyst
Army Clemency and Parole Board
Gerald Patterson Sr.'s over 21-year military career included multiple leadership positions including operations, discipline, training, supervision, professional development and the administrative management of personnel requests, actions, and counseling. He currently serves as the operations officer/parole analyst at the Army Clemency and Parole Board. Patterson assists with the management oversight of Army Corrections and Detainee Operations, and Law Enforcement. He also manages the Army ACA accreditation program. He has been the accreditation manager at the facility, headquarters and parole board. As a certified ACA auditor, Patterson conducted audits of adult prisons and jails. He plans to use his experience in working at adult corrections facilities and parole authority and as an ACA auditor to review and make fair decisions for accreditation on Commission on Accreditation for Corrections accreditation panels.
12. Health Care (1 Position)
Gerald Jorgenson (KS)
Director of Health Care Compliance
University of Kansas Medical Center
Gerald Jorgenson has 39 years of experience in hospital-based, correctional and mental health areas of nursing. He has spent 24 years in leadership positions in the Missouri and Arkansas correctional systems, culminating with responsibilities for all medical and mental health care provided in Kansas Department of Corrections through the private health care provider, Corizon. He is currently the director of health care compliance at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Jorgenson received a BSN from the University of Missouri and an MBA from William Woods University. He has served as a member of the ACA Nursing Committee and holds an ACA certification in behavioral health. Jorgenson plans to use his experience in three state correctional systems and in behavioral health to represent and actively participate in the implementation of programs/policies for ACA.
Ron Koon (GA)
Chief of Psychology
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Dr. Ron Koon has been an administrator for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice for twenty years, first as director of Mental Health Services and subsequently as chief of psychology. He currently oversees the development and operation of mental health and psychological services for youthful offenders in 26 secure facilities. Koon earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from Georgia State University in 1988. He is also an executive member of the Board for NAMI-Georgia. Koon currently serves on three ACA committees and has been a frequent presenter at ACA Conferences. Koon will continue to work actively on behalf of ACA to develop programs and policies that are rooted in a strong ethical base and informed by best practice in mental health and corrections.
13. Detention (1 Position)
Melissa Reckling (SD)
Accreditation Manager/PREA Coordinator
Pennington County Jail
Melissa Reckling has worked for the Pennington County Jail since 2005, serving as the accreditation manager of the jail for the past ten years; taking on the accreditation duties of the Western SD Juveniles Services Center for the past three. Reckling is also the PREA coordinator for the jail, Juvenile Services Center and the city/county alcohol and drug programs. She received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Black Hills State University. Reckling assists the Pennington County Sheriff's Office in compiling statistics for the MacArthur Grant, which aims to reduce the jail population through risk assessments and increased services, as well as making revisions to county policies. She plans to use her experience to promote the benefits of accreditation by encouraging agencies to always strive for best practice.
Chris Sweeney (NE)
Douglas County Department of Corrections
Chris Sweeney, CJM, began his career with the Douglas County Department of Corrections as a correctional officer in 1998. He achieved the rank of sergeant in 2004 where he supervised the admission and release of inmates. In 2008, Sweeney was promoted to lieutenant. Sweeney accepted the accreditation manager position in 2010, where he has proficiently coordinated successful audits from multiple entities including ACA, ICE and USMS. He received a degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is a graduate of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy and the Jail Executive Development Program at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University. In addition to his work at Douglas County, Sweeney serves on ACA's ALDF Committee and is an ACA and PREA auditor.
14. Community Programs (1 Position)
David Gaiione (PA)
Bucks County DOC
David Gaiione started his career in corrections at a maximum security jail as an officer and counselor where he was a C.E.R.T. member and field training officer. He has worked for the Bucks County Department of Corrections for 26 years. Gaiione has been a community corrections manager and deputy superintendent at the minimum security community corrections center for the past 10 years. Gaiione received his B.A. in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Gaiione is currently an auditor for the ACA and a mock auditor for Kentucky. Along with being the deputy superintendent, he is also the accreditation manager. Gaiione is a member of Pennsylvania County Corrections Association, Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole and Corrections and Middle Atlantic States Corrections Association.
Lusanne Green (OH)
Executive Director and Coordinator
Ohio Community Corrections Association (0CCA) and International Community Corrections Association (ICCA)
Lusanne Green worked with FBOP Residential Re-Entry Center contractors and international parties for the last seven years. In 1995, she assisted in Ohio's Statehouse, advocating on child welfare. She joined the OCCA in 2001 as ED for non-profit residential providers advising on policy and industry trends, including audits (ACA, PREA, state performance standards); strategy, facilitating training and networking. Green received a B.A. in international relations from Kenyon College and an industry credential. Green serves on ACA's Community Corrections Committee, the International Corrections & Prisons Association community corrections network and served as an Ohio Association of Non-profit Organizations: Standards for Excellence Peer Reviewer. She received the Alvis' President's Award in 2013. The ICCA began contracting with her as their coordinator in 2012. Green is also affiliated with Societies of Association Executives.
15. Health Care (1 Position)
Marina Cadreche (FL)
Director of Regional Mental Health
Dr. Marina Cadreche began her corrections career providing direct psychological services to inmates at the Tennessee DOC in 2005. She was promoted to director of Mental Health, director of clinical services and served as the assistant commissioner for Rehabilitative Services. Cadreche is currently the director of the Regional Mental Health at Centurion of Florida. Cadreche received her doctorate in psychology from Albizu University in Florida. She is a licensed psychologist with Health Services Provider Designation in the State of Florida and Tennessee. She is a long-time member of ACA and other professional organizations. She is an associate member of the ACA Coalition for Health Authorities and chaired the ACA Mental Health Committee. She has served as an ACA Commissioner of Accreditation for the past three years.
Beth Mynett (D.C.)
Medical Director and Health Services Administrator
District of Columbia Department of Corrections
Dr. Beth Mynett, M.D., CCHP, practiced internal medicine at The Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, before working with the District of Columbia Department of Corrections (DCDOC) to help effect significant systems improvement in 2013. Since then, she has overseen interdisciplinary strengthened suicide prevention efforts; implemented comprehensive auditing and contract management practices; overseen the development of a clinic in the central cell block to treat arrestees and prevent unnecessary transfers to hospitals; led the Pharmacy Modernization Project; led the "Medicaid at Intake" Initiative, which enrolls 80 percent of eligible inmates and has overseen the interdisciplinary development of the Mental Health Step-down Unit. Mynett is currently leading the effort to create a Trauma-Informed Care lens to support all interdisciplinary training and clinical practices in DCDOC.
16. Detention (1 Position)
Brandy Biltoft (KS)
Standards and Compliance Division Manager
Shawnee County Department of Corrections
Brandy Biltoft has worked for the Shawnee County Department of Corrections since 2000. She began her career as a corrections officer at the Juvenile Detention Center. She has since spent time doing work with both the Juvenile and Adult Detention Center as a training officer, training line supervisor, policy and procedure coordinator, and her current role as the Standards and Compliance division manager. Biltoft received a bachelor's degree in human services from Washburn University. If elected, Biltoft plans to use the experience gained from serving on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections to help better her agency and other agencies in which she has contact.
Michael L. "Mike" Wade (VA)
Sheriff Michael L. Wade started his career as a police officer in Henrico County, Virginia before he was elected sheriff in November of 1999 while he was a command sergeant; he has been reelected four times. Wade received a master's degree in alcohol and drug education and rehabilitation program and a bachelor's degree in police planning and management both from Virginia Commonwealth University. Wade was the 103rd president of ACA, also serving as vice president and commissioner. In 2000, he created the Recovery in a Secure Environment Program. In 2016, in response to the opiate crisis, Wade created a program called Opiate Recovery by Intensive Tracking. He was also appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in Virginia as the vice chair to Virginia Alcohol Safety Program Commission.
17. Community Corrections (1 Position)
Jimmie 0. Atmore Jr. (FL)
Bridges of Florida, Orlando
Jimmie O. Atmore Jr. started his career in corrections with the Florida Department of Corrections in 1981. He has worked in several positions, including vocational placement counselor, correctional officer chief, correctional services administrator, where part of his duties were regional ACA coordinator, assistant warden and warden. He is currently the compliance evaluator at Bridges of Florida. Atmore received a B.S. in history and M. Ed in counseling education from South Carolina State University, a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He holds membership in Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, Corrections Accreditation Managers Association and ACA. He is a certified ACA auditor, conducting numerous audits around the nation. Atmore will utilize his experiences as the community corrections representative on the Delegation Assembly to promote and develop policies for Community Corrections.
Phil Nunes (OH)
Chief Operating Officer
Phil Nunes has 28 years of experience in management and non-profit operations. He was the executive vice president of Program Operations for Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio. Nunes is currently the chief operating officer at Alvis, Inc., overseeing all state-wide programs and is also responsible for new program development and projects. Nunes is past president of the International Community Corrections Association. He was also president of the Ohio Community Corrections Association and the Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections. Nunes has served on numerous state and national committees, and continues to work on many legislative and policy advocacy matters impacting community corrections. Nunes is a United States Army Veteran and has been a part of the ACA's audit process since 1989.
1. Correctional Administration (Adult) (3 Positions)
Jose Hernandez (Wl)
Milwaukee County House of Correction
Jose Hernandez was promoted to assistant superintendent of inmate programs and industries with the Milwaukee County House of Correction in 2013. He previously began working as a correctional officer for Milwaukee County House of Correction in 1992 and was accepted into the agency's K-9 unit in 1995. He accepted a promotion to lieutenant in 2010 and became captain the next year, which included oversight of the K-9 program. He has an associate's degree in criminal justice. He is also a member of CMCA, AJA and ACA, and is currently an active board member of God Touch Milwaukee, and Zachariah's Acres and Institutionalized Individuals'Advisory board. With over 26 years of experience in corrections, Hernandez brings a vast array of knowledge and experience to the delegate assembly.
Catherine "Cathy" Linaweaver (KS)
Catherine Linaweaver has worked for Creative Corrections as a corrections specialist since 2015. She is a retired SES warden from the Federal Bureau of Prisons where she served as warden at two facilities and held several positions of increasing responsibility over more than 24 years of government service. She is currently seeking a master's degree in criminal justice at Wichita State University where she also serves as a graduate teaching assistant and adjunct faculty member. Linaweaver currently serves on ACA's Policies and Resolutions Committee and the International Corrections Committee. She is a member of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (NAAWS), Association of Women in Corrections (AWEC), the Executive Board of the Kansas Correctional Association and she currently serves as the program coordinator for NAAWS.
Oscar Mendoza (TX)
Deputy Executive Director
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)
Oscar Mendoza has worked over 38 years for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). He began his career in 1979 as a correctional officer and was promoted through the security ranks of sergeant, lieutenant, captain and major over the years. He has over 25 years of management/leadership experience including 16 years as a warden. In 2016, he was selected to serve as the agency's deputy executive director, where he assists in the daily operations and oversight of the TDCJ. Mendoza earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in criminal justice from Kaplan University and is an active member of the Texas Corrections Association and ACA. He plans on offering his knowledge and experience in corrections to fulfill the duties of a Delegate Assembly representative.
Perry R. Stagg (LA)
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, Louisiana Department of Corrections
Perry R. Stagg is deputy warden at Hunt Correctional Center where he is responsible for all security/administrative functions. He has worked in public safety and corrections for 21 years. He was an assistant warden at Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) for eight years and also previously served as the deputy assistant secretary at headquarters, where he was responsible for the oversight of the Office of Adult Services, overseeing all operations involving adult institutions and all offender movement in the state. He received his bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University. He is often called upon by courts to testify in cases as a corrections expert. He often travels to lecture about the successes of the innovative programs he has had the opportunity to be involved in with the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
Russell Washburn (TN)
Trousdale Turner Correctional Center
Russell Washburn is currently the warden of Trousdale Turner Correctional Center. He began his corrections career in 1996 with the Hernando County Jail working as a correctional officer. Washburn has held various positions throughout his career with CCA in facilities located in Florida, Georgia, Montana and Oklahoma and has been assigned to perform COMI audits of facilities in Kentucky, Texas and New Mexico. He currently serves as a subcommittee chairman for the Company Mentor Program Committee, and was assigned as chairman of a group to develop a standardized career path. He has completed Nova Stun Device Instructor training, OSHA General Industry Safety and Health training, Incident Command Systems training, Public Information Officer training as well as Leadership Development Training and is certified on the Criminal Justice Information Systems.
Robert Welch Jr. (OH)
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Robert Welch Jr. has been employed by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction since 2000. Welch served as medical administrator at the Corrections Medical Center, administrative assistant in the Office of Prisons and Recovery Services and supervisor at Dayton Correctional Institution. He is currently serving as deputy warden at Warren Correctional Institution (WCI). Welch received his B.S. degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in social agency counseling from the University of Dayton. He is a licensed social worker and licensed independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor. Welch is a member of the ACA Delegate Assembly and served on the 2018 ACA Nomination Committee; president of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (NAAWS); and immediate past president of the Ohio Correctional Court Services (OCCSA).
2. Correctional Administration (Juvenile) (2 Positions)
Mark Hamlett Jr. (MD)
Deputy Superintendent of Operation
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
Mark Hamlett Jr. has worked in the positive development of youth in the justice system since 1995. Hamlett worked for 20 years for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services in several positions including superintendent, assistant superintendent and director of Group Life. He is currently the deputy superintendent of Operations for New Beginnings Youth Development Center, the Nation's Capital premier 60 Bed Secure Residential Treatment Facility. Hamlett received his education at Baltimore City Community College and the University of Baltimore studying criminal justice. He has been a member of ACA since 2017. Hamlett plans to use his vast knowledge in Juvenile Justice, Leadership and Administration to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Lisa Williams-McGlone (AL)
Special Education Teacher and Case Manager
Alabama Department of Youth Services
Lisa Williams-McGlone has worked for the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS) since 2000 after working in adult corrections. She currently works with juveniles in the Accountability Based Sex Offender Program and is an adjunct instructor for correctional programs through Ashland University. She received her bachelor's degree and Master of Education from Auburn University. Williams-McGlone was awarded Correctional Education Association's (CEA) Austin MacCormick Award for Best Practices in Correctional Education. Williams-McGlone is an auditor for CEA and has completed accreditation reviews for juvenile and adult programs across the country. She is an active member of ACA and has served as a member of the ACA Delegate Assembly and Juvenile Committee. She plans to continue to work toward improving juvenile corrections and would enjoy the opportunity to do so with the Delegate Assembly.
Linda McWilliams (MD)
Deputy Secretary for Operations
Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
Linda McWilliams joined the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services in June 2011, where she serves as deputy secretary for operations. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and has dedicated her career to youth services. Previously, she worked for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Services. McWilliams has extensive experience in community and facility operations management. Her experience also includes program development, standards, policy and procedure development. She has served as an appointed Delegate Assembly representative to ACA for the past 12 years. McWilliams plans to use her experience in juvenile services and correctional committees work to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA.
Ursula Mullins (KY)
Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services
Dr. Ursula Mullins has served as the director of Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services since January 2017. Her prior government service has been with the Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation where she held the role of performance coach and more recently, following the merge of the Bloomberg Innovation Delivery Team, innovation project manager. She has been an active member of ACA since her tenure began as director. She is a proponent of lifelong learning and plans to use her knowledge of child development, her experience leading a juvenile facility and her passion for continuous improvement to the role, if elected, as a member of the Delegate Assembly. She will work to represent Juvenile Correctional Administration and fulfill the duties as outlined as an active member of the Delegate Assembly.
3. Probation or Post-Release Supervision (Adult) (2 Positions)
Randi Carter (UT)
Department of Corrections/Adult Probation and Parole
Randi Carter started working for the Department of Corrections in 2004. She was a correctional officer at the Utah State Prison, Northern Utah Community Correctional Center, and Treatment and Resource Center. She has experience supervising both male and female drug offenders, sex offenders, gang members, violent offenders and domestic violence offenders. She has supervised a probation team, parole team, task force agents and the evidence custodian. Carter received a B.S. in family consumer studies/human development from the University of Utah. She is currently a peer support member and a court liaison for the Third District Court. She plans to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Cynthia Dennis (IA)
Iowa Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services
Cynthia Dennis has been employed by the Iowa Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for 30 years. She manages a major-use Federal Bureau of Prisons RRC contract and supervises case managers at community based correctional facilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dennis has held several positions in her tenure including; residential officer, probation/parole officer, lead agent, residential supervisor and currently probation/parole supervisor. Dennis received her Master of Business Administration from Mt. Mercy University in 2011. She is certified to conduct Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audits of adult jails, prisons and community confinement facilities. Dennis completed the PREA resource center's field training program, which provides an advanced training opportunity for certified auditors to enhance skill and increase capacity.
Dave Mitchell (CA)
Los Angeles County Probation Department Residential Treatment Services Bureau
Dave Mitchell is a 33-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Probation Department and is currently the deputy director for the Residential Treatment Services Bureau (RTSB). He graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He is also involved in a few initiatives, including the expansion of the LA Model at the newly remodeled Campus Kilpatrick, which utilizes a small-group treatment model that is youth-centered and embodies a culture of care rather than a culture of control. He also previously served as the Bureau Chief of RTSB, where he introduced evidenced-based small group interventions. His experience includes extensive executive management knowledge in planning, directing, administrating, coordinating and evaluating various operations and programs within Los Angeles County Probation.
April Zamora (TX)
Director, Re-entry and Integration Division
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
April Zamora has worked for the state of Texas since 1998 and has held several positions in the criminal justice field, including parole officer, program specialist for substance abuse services and director of the Texas Correctional Office for Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments. She is currently the director of the re-entry and integration division at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Zamora received her Master of Education in guidance and counseling from the University of Texas--Pan American. She also received the Texas Corrections Association (TCA) Star Award and TCA Presidents Gavel. She currently serves as vice president of TCA. Zamora plans to use her experience working with justice-involved juveniles and adults to engage in the development and growth of programs and policies for ACA.
4. Probation or Post-Release Supervision (Juvenile) (2 Positions)
Maria "Elda" Catalano (ID)
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Canyon County Juvenile Probation Department
Elda Catalano joined the Canyon County Juvenile Probation Department as a juvenile probation officer I in 1990. She continued to rise through the ranks until she was promoted to chief juvenile probation officer in 2010. She received a BA in criminal justice with emphasis in corrections counseling. She has served on many boards in her career that include the Idaho Behavioral Health Planning Council and Interstate Impact for Juveniles. Catalano has received Line Worker of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards. She was also recognized for being instrumental in creating a Juvenile Drug Court in conjunction with the court in 2014. She plans to use her experience in the juvenile justice system to further the development of programs and policies for ACA Delegate Assembly in the Probation or Post-Release Supervision.
Evangeline Ford (GA)
Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist III
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Evangeline Ford is currently serving in a supervisor role as a juvenile probation/parole specialist III intake officer for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. She received her bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 2009. She started her career with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice in 2004 as a juvenile correctional officer I. Since then she has worked in several positions, including juvenile probation/parole specialist I and juvenile probation/parole specialist II. She has served on various committees including Child Fatality Committee, Focus Group, Collaborative Committee and Juvenile Screenings. Some of her major accomplishments include being selected by district directors as one of the probation officers to work in a brand new Juvenile Detention Center, facilitated a Victim Impact Program with a partnering agency and becoming a certified Sexually Abusive Juvenile Counselor.
David Tobin (OH)
Parole Officer Supervisor
Ohio Department of Youth Services
David Tobin has over 16 years of experience in Probation and Aftercare. Tobin began his career in 2002 as an intensive juvenile probation officer for Crawford County Juvenile Court. In 2006, he was hired as a juvenile parole officer for the Ohio Department of Youth Services and was later promoted to senior parole officer in 2012 and promoted to his current position as a parole officer supervisor in 2015. Tobin has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University. Tobin is the current president of the Correctional Accreditation Association of Ohio. Tobin is an active member of the American Correctional Association and has previously served as a delegate and probation/parole committee member from 2015-2017.
Christopher M. Watkins (IN)
Juvenile Probation Officer
LaPorte Circuit Court Juvenile Probation Department
Christopher M. Watkins has been employed with LaPorte County since 2004 after receiving his Paralegal Associates Degree from Brown Mackie College. He was the bond investigator and presentence investigator writer for Superior Courts I and II under Judge Walter Chapala and LaPorte Circuit Court under Judge Robert Gilmore. In 2006, Watkins received his Bachelor of Criminology degree from Trine University and was sworn in as a probation officer by Judge Kathleen Lang. In 2007, Watkins was appointed a juvenile probation officer under Judge Thomas Alevizos. As a juvenile probation officer, he is also involved as chair of the Case Processing Committee, a member of the Alternative to Detention Committee, facilitator for LaPorte County Permanency Roundtable, and a facilitator for Juvenile Justice Jeopardy Game.
5. Crime Victim Organization (3 Positions)
Lorelei Ammons (KS)
President of Clinical Affairs
VitalCore Health Strategies
Dr. Lorelei Ammons began her career in correctional psychology in 1997, working as a clinical supervisor, forensic psychologist and behavioral health coordinator. She was appointed as the behavioral health clinical oversight director of the Kansas DOC in 2008 and continued in that role until joining VitalCore Health Strategies earlier this year. Ammons has served as a member of the ACA Commission on Accreditation and currently serves as a member of the Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Committees for ACA. She has conducted behavioral health certification training for numerous state and local correctional programs across the U.S. Ammons is a member of the Human Trafficking Prevention Statistical Data Committee in Kansas, working in-hand with Operation Underground Railroad, a group that saves individuals from human trafficking and helps survivors achieve recovery.
John "Jack" L. Crans (PA)
Chester County Prison
Jack L. Crans is currently serving as the administrative chaplain of Chester County Prison (since 1973) and is executive director of County Corrections Gospel Mission. He also serves as a chaplain for the Pennsylvania State Police and is the international chaplain for Pointman Leadership Institute. Perhaps most important to Crans' 45+ years in corrections and related chaplaincy in criminal justice is the constant birthing of new initiatives that embrace the urgent "heart-cries" of the prison, itself. His experience of heart-cries in the county prison have long inspired a mission that goes both deep locally and extends beyond to the embracing of what so many of us are experiencing in the urgencies of the entire criminal justice system and all its reflected heart-cries.
Tom Kohl (OR)
Paid in Full Oregon
Senior Judge (Ret.) Tom Kohl was appointed to the bench in Washington County, Oregon in 1997. He retired from full time judging in 2016 and currently is on assignment, part time, as a senior judge for the State of Oregon. He received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a J.D. from the University of Toledo. He headed the birth of the Washington County Adult Drug Court in 2005 and was the only judge for the drug court until his retirement. Kohl was also the Presiding Judge in Washington County from 2006 through 2010. In 2017, Kohl founded a nonprofit, Paid in Full Oregon, which is in the process of placing a four-year accredited faith based college in one of the prisons in Oregon.
Lydia Newlin (MM)
Victim Services and Restorative Justice Program Manager
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Lydia Newlin is currently the program manager of the Minnesota Department of Corrections Victim Services and Restorative Justice. In her work with the Department of Corrections, she oversees all processes associated with victim notification and post-conviction victim advocacy. She also oversees all of the DOC Restorative Justice programming and processes including offender programming, the Victim Apology Letter process and the Victim Offender Dialogue Program. Additionally, she is responsible for the managing the Minnesota Circles of Support and Accountability programs which serve sex offenders, veterans and offenders returning to the community after parole from life sentences. Prior to working for the Department of Corrections, she worked for the Training Unit of the Minnesota Center for Crime Victim Services, Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
David W. Riggin (KS)
Chair, Prisoner Review Board
Kansas Department of Corrections (DOC)
David W. Riggin has more than 35 years of experience in education, mental health and corrections. Riggin has worked for the Kansas DOC since 1984 in a number of capacities, including corrections counselor, inmate classification manager and director of inmate records and sentence computation. Riggin was instrumental in the design and implementation of the department's pre-release programs, offender privileges and Incentive Level System and Centralized Sentence Computation Unit. He serves as an adjunct instructor at the University Of Kansas School Of Social Welfare. Riggin received a master's degree in social work from the University of Kansas. Riggin has facilitated training for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), and is currently involved with the paroling authorities from Connecticut and Ohio.
Pat Tuthill (FL)
Peyton Tutliill Foundation
Pat Tuthill left her career as director of human resources with a medical center to become a legislative activist, public speaker and advocate for victims issues and public safety after the murder of her daughter, Peyton, in 1999. Tuthill currently serves as the ex-ofificio victims' representative to the National Commission for the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS). She was appointed the victim representative to the Florida State ICAOS Council and the victim representative to the Juvenile Interstate Compact. In 2005, she founded the Peyton Tuthill Foundation's "Hearts of Hope Scholarships," which awards academic scholarships to children who have been left behind by homicide. Her past and present affiliations include the American Parole and Probation Association, the National Re-Entry Policy Council, the National Organization for Victim Assistance and more.
6. Correctional Education Services (2 Positions)
Clint Carpenter (TX)
Superintendent of Windtiam Sctiool District
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Dr. Clint Carpenter, Ph.D., began his 32-year career in education as a math/science teacher. He was promoted to principal and then to district superintendent. Dr. Carpenter received a doctorate in educational finance and policy from Texas Tech. He became an assistant professor at West Texas A&M University, and in 2007 began working with the Texas Youth Commission (TYC) in the redesign of educational programming for the juvenile prison system. Carpenter later became superintendent of education and deputy director of TYC. He joined the Windham School District and became the sixth superintendent. Carpenter continues to improve the success of released offenders by strengthening their educational supports and providing vocational training, along with Windham's focus on academic programming, leading to literacy and GED certification.
Amanda Hall (WA)
Washington State Department of Corrections
Amanda Hall's previous work includes four years as a correctional program specialist for the National Institute of Corrections and 13 years with the Indiana DOC, where she held positions including director of case management, parole officer and director of training for Parole Services Division. She currently manages a statewide team of 44 PTEs responsible for the design and delivery of agency training. Hall graduated cum laude from Indiana University with a B.S. in criminal justice. She has also worked as an instructor for Job Corps, a program director for AmeriCorps and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Hall received professional certificates in learning design, learning evaluation, and leadership program design and is currently obtaining her certified diversity executive credential from the Institute for Diversity Certification.
Martin Hochman V (KS)
Kansas Senior Coordinator
University of Kansas Medical Center/Kansas Department of Corrections
Martin Hochman Visa senior coordinator under the health authority for the State of Kansas. He assists in managing Kansas Department of Corrections' (KDOC) grievance system and provides input into policy and procedure development. He also serves as an advocate for inmate/inmate families. Hochman received a bachelor's in psychology from the University of Kansas in 2012. He began working for KDOC's health care contractor in the mental health department. In 2014, Hochman began working for the University of Kansas Medical Center's KDOC division as a compliance auditor where he facilitated audits and evaluated performance measures for quality improvement. He is currently in his final year of graduate school in the field of social welfare. He has been a member of ACA since 2014 and recently obtained his Correctional Behavioral Health Certification.
Amy K. Lopez (DC)
DC Department of Corrections
Amy K. Lopez began her career as a public school teacher and then administrator in her home state of Texas. She found her way into correctional education as the superintendent of education for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and was later recruited to initiate education reforms for the 160,000 inmates in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice by the Windham School District. In 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates recruited Lopez to build a school district within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In May of 2017, the initiatives were no longer supported, and Lopez joined the DC DOC family. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University, earned her M.Ed, from Lubbock Christian University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Sam Houston State University.
7. Detention (Adult) (2 Positions)
Willis Beatty (SC)
Chief Deputy of Detention
Charleston County Sheriff's Office
Willis Beatty is currently the chief deputy at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center. He began his law enforcement career in March 1990, as a detention officer with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. He continued to rise through the office, holding various ranks later promoted to the deputy administrator's position. During his career at the detention center, Beatty has completed numerous courses and certifications, including Basic Jail Management, Certified Exposure Control Officer, Interpersonal Communications Instructor and ACA Leadership Development for Correctional Managers. In June 2015, Beatty achieved certifications as a certified jail manager through the American Jail Association and Certified Corrections Executive through ACA. Beatty is also currently the secretary for the South Carolina Jail Administrator's Association and sits on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless.
Paul Bryant (OH)
Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Major Paul Bryant started with the Franklin County Sheriff's office in 1997 as a deputy in the corrections division. He rose through the ranks as corporal, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. As captain, Bryant was immediately tasked with forming and commanding the Corrections Professional Service Bureau. Bryant served in this role until 2014 when he was assigned to the CORE team, tasked with designing and planning the new correctional facility in Franklin County. He was then promoted to the role of major in 2016. As major, he was tasked with being the executive officer of the CORE team, and also the commander of FCCCl (downtown jail). Bryant is certified as an Ohio peace officer training instructor and is a 2010 graduate of the Northwestern University School of police staff and command.
Eddie Scott (MS)
Clay County Sheriff's Office
Eddie Scott has served as the current sheriff of Clay County, Mississippi since 2011. He has served with the Clay County Sheriff's Office for the past 19 years. He has served a wide array of positions, including patrol deputy, investigator, chief investigator and chief deputy. He is a member of numerous corrections groups including the Mississippi Sheriff Association, National Sheriff Association, ACA and the American Jail Association.
Jared Yasliar (LA)
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Captain Jared Yashar has 15 years of service with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office. He has been involved in several different areas of corrections throughout his career from Operations to the Industries Program. He is currently a corrections captain for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office located in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is also a graduate of the ALETA Corrections Academy where he gained his State of Louisiana POST Certification and a graduate of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy in 2018. Yashar has served, twice consecutively, as the National Correctional Industries Association's Jail Industries Representative and is currently serving on the ACA Sustainability-Oriented & Environmentally Responsible Practices Committee. Yashar is a recipient of the 2018 Jail Industries Staff Award awarded by the National Correctional Industries Association.
8. Detention (Juvenile) (2 Positions)
Ricliard L. Bean (TN)
Richard L. Bean Juvenile Service Center
Richard L. Bean has been with the government of Knox County Government m Tennessee since 1962, working with the sheriff's department in the Domestic Relations Court and with the Knox County Juvenile Court. He has also served in the U.S. Navy and the Naval Reserves. Bean has been superintendent of the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Service Center since 1972, which was named for him in 2001. He is a member of the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS), National Criminal Justice Association, and other local organizations. He was awarded NPJS's Member of the Year in 1999 and the Grimm-Hill Member of the Year in 2011. In 2012, Bean was elected to the ACA's Delegate Assembly as representative for institutional line operating personnel (juvenile).
Willie Fullilove (DC)
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
Willie Fullilove started with the Aunt Martha's Youth Services in the Chicago area, working six years as a Family Educator and two years in management. In 2008, Fullilove joined the management staff at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention in Chicago, where he was an assistant team leader, team leader and deputy executive director of Resident Daily Life. In 2013, Fullilove accepted the position of superintendent for the Washington D.C. Juvenile detention center. Fullilove returned to Chicago to join the Dare to Dream Organization, NFP in 2014. In 2015, he became the Deputy Director for Secure and Non-Secure Programs in Washington D.C. Fullilove has worked with the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) on content outline for the Desktop Guide to Quality Practice for Working with Youth in Confinement.
Nicholas A. Montello (NJ)
Division of Family Guidance
Dr. Nicholas A. Montello is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience in mental health and juvenile justice. Montello received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1999 from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he also has served as an adjunct, and maintains a private practice. He began working for the Division of Family Guidance in 1998 and is currently the director, where he has administrative, clinical, and fiscal responsibility for 26 programs for at-risk youth. Programs of the Division include a youth shelter, outpatient mental health, alternatives to detention and the Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center. During his tenure, he has had the opportunity to help create a variety of programs to address juvenile delinquency. Montello plans to use his experience in juvenile justice to assist in program and policy development for ACA.
Angela D. Sutton (IN)
Director of Juvenile Detention Inspections
Indiana Department of Correction
Angela D. Sutton began working in corrections in 1999. Originally from Louisiana, she began her career with the Indiana DOC where she held various positions from treatment supervisor to superintendent from 2004-2011. Sutton has served as an executive assistant with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), where she was also the PREA coordinator and was responsible for youthful offender and gender specific programming. Sutton received a B.S. and a master's in criminal justice from Southern University at New Orleans. She has served as the lead administrator in two facilities that have obtained their initial ACA accreditation; a juvenile correctional facility in Indiana and a juvenile detention center in Tennessee. Sutton has recently been accepted as an ACA auditor and is a member of the Indiana Juvenile Detention Association.
9. Institutions (Adult) (3 Positions)
Colby Braun (ND)
North Dakota State Penitentiary
Colby Braun began his career in corrections in 1997 as a corrections officer at the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center in Dickinson, North Dakota. He was promoted to a case manager and later to facility coordinator. He transferred to the Dakota Women's Correction and Rehabilitation Center in 2003 as the facility coordinator and later promoted to warden in 2004. In 2010, he began working for the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as the warden of Transitional Facilities. In this position, he was responsible for the oversight of eight minimum custody facilities and treatment centers in the state. Braun became the warden of the North Dakota State Penitentiary in 2014. He recently participated in the Warden's Exchange through Prison Fellowship and is a past president of the West Central Wardens and Superintendents Association.
Tonja Burks (MS)
Central Mississippi Correctional Facility
Correctional Supervisor Tonja Burks was employed with Raytheon Aerospace Defense in Forest, Mississippi. While employed with Raytheon, she also attended Jackson State University where she studied speech communications. In 1996, she joined the private law office of Attorney Constance Slaughter-Harvey as office manager and coordinator of (MBC-LEO) Mississippi Black Caucus Local Elected Officials. Having observed so many unfair and unacceptable behaviors, violation of ethical standards, and unfair treatment she applied for correctional officer training and began working with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), which she has now been a part of for 21 years. She has worked in numerous areas with the MDOC, including the Women's Unit, Central Security and the Training Department. She currently serves on the Commissioner's Advisory Committee.
Darryl Campbell Jr. (LA)
Assistant Warden for Administration
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center (EHCC)
Darryl Campbell Jr. began his career in 1992 as a classification officer, responsible for administrative segregation and extended lockdown. Campbell was promoted to supervisor in 1996, where he had responsibility for the IMPACT program during a transition from boot camp to a treatment program within a military model. He was promoted to executive management officer in 2005 and was responsible for accreditation and policy and procedures. Campbell was promoted to headquarters as the sex offender assessment panel administrator, support for media-related projects and judicial liaison for video court appearances in 2011. He was promoted in 2016 to EHCC as assistant warden for administration. Campbell has maintained Certified Corrections Manager certificafion since 2008 and is vice president of the Louisiana Correctional Association, a member of Southern States Correctional Association and the North American Association of Wardens & Superintendents.
Sam Cline (KS)
Warden, Lansing Correctional Facility
Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC)
Warden Sam Cline began as a correctional officer in 1982 in the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). He was promoted through several uniformed positions to the rank of captain where he stayed for 13 years. In 1999, he was promoted to deputy warden, and in 2003 became warden. Cline has been warden at three KDOC facilities including his current position at the Lansing Correctional Facility. As a facility leader, he has been active in helping establish industry employment opportunities for offenders. Currently KDOC is in partnership with CoreCivic to construct a new 2,432 bed facility at the Lansing Correctional Facility. Cline received a B.A. in religion from Conception Seminary College in 1978. He has been a presenter at ACA conferences and also for NIC.
Shannon Kersh (TX)
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Shannon Kersh began her career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 1995 as a correctional officer She then held numerous positions, including sergeant, regional ACA coordinator, assistant regional director and statewide security program coordinator. In 2012, she was promoted to manager II, where she supervised the activities of use of force, quality assurance, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and ACA for the agency and represents the agency at ACA conferences. In 2017, she began supervising the agency's offender grievance program and the agency's ombudsman program later that year. Kersh plans to use her experience in adult institutions to represent and participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly, which she served as a member from 2017-2019.
James Reyes (FL)
Director, Department of Detention
Broward Sheriff's Office
Lt. Col. James Reyes has worked for the Broward Sheriff's Office in Florida since 2000 and is currently assigned as the director of the Department of Detention overseeing detention operations. While working at the Broward Sheriff's Office, Reyes worked in different capacities as a member, supervisor and manager of the Crisis Intervention Team. Reyes plans on continuing to contribute to the development and implementation of crisis intervention in the field of corrections nationwide. Reyes earned a bachelor's degree in criminology from Barry University and a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. In 2012, he graduated from Nova Southeastern University's Executive Leadership Program. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute's 67th Command Officer's Course.
10. Institutions (Juvenile) (2 Positions)
Pamela Johnson (GA)
Deputy Commissioner, Division of Secure Detention
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
Pamela Johnson currently serves as the deputy commissioner for the Division of Secure Detention with the Georgia DJJ with 20 years of state government experience. Johnson has moved through the ranks of DJJ, starting as a juvenile correctional officer, then attaining the positions of director of the Metro RYDC, administrator for the Northeast Region and later as assistant deputy commissioner. Johnson has also served as a program coordinator for the Secure Campuses Division. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia State University and her master's of public administration from Troy University. She serves on the Juvenile Justice and Secure Operations Committee for ACA and as President of the Georgia Juvenile Services Association.
Ida M. Lewis (OH)
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Ida M. Lewis has worked for the Ohio Department of Youth Services in various capacities, such as deputy superintendent of reception, statewide accreditation administrator and program evaluator since 1994. She received her B.S. in criminal justice from Mississippi Valley State University and her M.S. in administration of justice from Southern Illinois University. Lewis has served 20 years as an auditor for the ACA and is a certified PREA auditor. She served as the appointed Delegate Assembly representafive to ACA for CCA for the past two terms. She also serves on some of ACA's juvenile-oriented committees and is a chartered VP of the Ohio Correctional Accreditation Association. Lewis plans to use her expertise in juvenile service and correctional committees to develop ACA programs and policies as a Delegate Assembly member.
Ines Nieves (NY)
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Ines Nieves has over 35 years of juvenile justice experience. She currently serves as deputy commissioner for the Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Nieves was responsible for the largest facility for juvenile delinquent girls in upstate New York and consulted for the National Institute of Corrections, the American Correctional Association and various states. She also served as a longtime advocate for treatment-based programming in the juvenile justice system. Nieves is responsible for introducing the Trauma Informed System of Care to the juvenile justice system, is instituting a strength-based curriculum in New York's residential facilities and is extremely proud to be making a difference in the lives of youths, staff and families.
Janay Williams (DC)
Deputy Superintendent of Treatment
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
Janay Williams has served as a residential placement specialist and special education advisor with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and as a program director with Fairfax County Public Schools for over 15 years of direct care service. She currently serves as the deputy superintendent of treatment for the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services at New Beginnings Youth Development Center. Williams was promoted to this position after serving four years as the treatment manager for a unit at New Beginnings. Williams received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Virginia State University and a master's degree in forensic psychology from Walden University. She has a passion for bringing healing to those who have been through traumatic experiences and helping people build healthy perceptions of themselves.
11. Institutions of Higher Learning (2 Positions)
Bryson Bower (KS)
Program Administrator--Behavioral Health
University of Kansas Medical Center/Kansas Department of Corrections
Bryson Bower has served the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) through direct clinical services as well as clinical oversight for the agency's contracted behavioral health services since 2010. He is passionate about the relationship between higher learning and the corrections field. Bower has been an integral proponent of academic internship placements within KDOC including the internship agreement between KDOC and its current healthcare contactor. He also dedicates a portion of his personal time to the Master's Program Advisory Board at a local college. Bower is an active member of ACA and strives for a high level of involvement in ACA activities; including regular conference attendance, subject-matter presentations at conference venues and involvement in the ACA accreditation process in KDOC and other systems.
Newton E. Kendig (DC)
Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University
Dr. Newton E. Kendig is a board-certified physician in infectious diseases who joined the George Washington University (GWU) faculty in 2017 as a clinical professor of medicine, where he is launching a criminal justice health initiative for the university. Kendig received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1984 and completed his infectious disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in 1991. Kendig served as medical director of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services from 1991 through 1996. He later became a commissioned officer in the United States Pubhc Health Service (USPHS) assigned to the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he served as medical director and assistant director of the Health Services Division until his retirement in 2015.
Ashley Koonce (TX)
Correctional Management Institute of Texas
Ashley Koonce started working for the Correctional Management Institute of Texas in March 2015. She currently works to facilitate the Wardens Peer Interaction Program in coordination with the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (NAAWS) and the CMIT Annual Gangs Conference. She serves as the secretariat for the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) and the executive director of the Texas Corrections Association (TCA). Koonce worked for the Rehabilitation Programs Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for six years, coordinating volunteer efforts to assist with the rehabilitation of offenders. She received her Bachelor of Science in business administration and a master's degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University.
Joanne Kurt-Hilditch (MO)
Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri
Dr. Joanne Kurt-Hilditch has worked in the criminal justice field since 1992 when she began working as an adult probation officer in Travis County, Texas. Since then, she has held a number of positions in institutional and community corrections, substance abuse treatment, law enforcement training, and teaching at the university level. She has been a member of ACA since 2007, serving in Missouri and Illinois as President of the respective correctional associations. She also served on the ACA Professional Education Council. In her current position, she oversees a number of public safety programs including grants through the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Central Missouri Police Academy and the Institute for Public Safety. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy and public administration.
12. Community-Based Correctional Organizations (2 Positions)
Richard Hart (IL)
Salvation Army Community Corrections
Richard Hart has worked for the Salvation Army Community Corrections since 1992 in several positions, including case manager, unit manager, program manager of operations, program supervisor and currently director. He received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with emphasis in criminal justice from Northern Illinois University and a M.S. in corrections and criminal justice from Chicago State University. Hart taught criminal justice for Alta Colleges for nine years. He is currently serving as treasurer of the Illinois Corrections Association. He was formerly a co-chair of the ACA Student Affairs Committee and currently attends the ACA Corrections Committee meetings. He plans to use his experience in adult services and correctional committees work to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Bernie Rochford (OH)
Executive Vice President of Administrative Services and Business Relations Oriana House, Inc.
Bemie Rochford has worked for Oriana House, Inc., a private non-profit provider of chemical dependency treatment and community corrections services, since 1985. As executive vice president of Administrative Services and Business Relations, he is responsible for the administrative functions of the agency and he acts as the community liaison by communicating the agency's mission and objectives. Rochford is a graduate of the University of Akron holding an undergraduate degree in political science/criminal justice and his J.D. from the School of Law. He serves on the Boards of Directors for the Akron Bar Foundation. Rochford is active in several local criminal justice task forces including the Mental Health-Criminal Justice Forum and the Summit County Opiate Task Force. Rochford is a past president of the Ohio Corrections and Court Services Association.
Rose Santillan (TX)
Acting Director of Operations
Rose Santillan was trained as a quality assurance specialist and provided quality assurance services to Crosspoint for 15 years. She also served as Crosspoint's PREA coordinator. Santillan currently serves as acting director of operations. She holds an AAS in office management, and received a bachelor's degree in business management. She has been employed at Crosspoint for 30 years, 22 of which have been in a managerial capacity. Santillan is a member of ACA, International Community Corrections Association, National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice, Correctional Accreditation Managers Association and is a board member of the Texas Criminal Justice Association. Santillan served on ACA's Delegate Assembly, and she is a member of the ACA Community Corrections Committee, ACA Women in Corrections Committee and the Equal Rights Committee.
Dianne Tramutola-Lawson (CO)
Founder and Chair, Colorado Chapter
Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants
Dianne Tramutola-Lawson has been the founder and chair of the Colorado Chapter of Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) since 1990 and chairs the National-CURE Board of Directors. She received a B.A. in elementary education and a M.A. in French from the University of Denver. She was appointed to the Colorado Governor's Advisory Council on Community Corrections in 2007, where she served until 2015, and is a citizen member of the Denver Community Corrections Board. She was appointed to the Governor's Executive Clemency Advisory Board in 2015. She is currently vice chair of the ACA Community Corrections Committee, vice chair of the ACA Resolutions and Policies Advisory Committee, a member of the ACA Probation and Parole Committee and a member of the ACA Ethics Committee.
13. Correctional Health (3 Positions)
Brenda J. Boyd (TN)
Director of Clinical Support
Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC)
Brenda J. Boyd is currently serving as the director of clinical support for the Tennessee Department of Correction. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse with extensive skills in three distinct but complementary medical areas: Correctional Management, Intensive Care Unit, Medical Surgery, and Case Management. Since 2007, Boyd has worked with several TDOC-contracted vendors in several positions, including director of nursing, health services administration, statewide director of nursing and regional administrator. Boyd received her A.D.N in nursing and B.S. in political sciences from Tennessee State University. She serves on the ACA Behavioral Health, Health Care and Nursing Committees. She plans to use her experience in prison correctional health services and correction committees work to represent and participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA.
Karissa M. Page (LA)
Justice-Involved Pre-Release Enrollment Project Manager
Louisiana Department of Health, Medicaid
Karissa M. Page has over six years of experience in public health and healthcare services for Louisiana's incarcerated population. She oversaw the HIV testing and post-release linkage to care efforts in Louisiana's correctional facilities, including the use of telemedicine to conduct pre-release discharge planning. Page currently oversees Medicaid enrollment for persons preparing for release from Louisiana's correctional facilities. This program is a collaborative effort with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. She received a master's degree in public health in maternal and child health, community health sciences from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and received a B.A. in biology and psychology from the University of Rochester. Page looks forward to bringing her expertise in program management, quality metrics and outcomes-based research to the ACA's healthcare delegate assembly.
Paula Reed (TX)
Manager IV, Office of Health Services Monitoring
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Paula Reed, RN, BSN, began her career at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as nurse contract monitor/quality improvement facilitator in 2008. After two years, she was promoted to manager IV of the Office of Health Service Monitoring. Reed received her associate's degree in nursing from the Austin Community College in Texas and received her B.S. in nursing from the University of Phoenix. Prior to receiving her RN license, she was a licensed vocational nurse. Reed is a member of the ACA and, recently, the Texas Correctional Association. She is currently studying to become an ACA auditor. Reed has served the last two years as a health care delegate with ACA and plans to use her experience to participate in the development of programs and policies with the Delegate Assembly.
Darlene Smith (OH)
Director of Nursing
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Darlene Smith has worked for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) as the director of nursing since 2013. Prior to joining Ohio DYS, Smith spent 26 years of her nursing career with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in various positions including staff nurse, healthcare administrator and clinical operation manager. Smith received her BSN at Ohio University and MSA with a certification in healthcare administration at Central Michigan University. She is enrolled at Capital University Law School in the legal nurse certification program. She is a certified ACA healthcare auditor and is a current member of the Healthcare ACA Committee. Smith plans to use her experience to represent and actively participate in ACA's programs and policies as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Myra Walker (TX)
Chief, Office of Professional Standards
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Lt. Col. Myra Walker began at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as nurse and manager IV in the Office of Health Services Monitoring, before being appointed to her current position as chief of the Office of Professional Standards. She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas' School of Nursing, and has served on active duty in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves/Inactive Reserves. She has received two meritorious service medals, and is an active member the ACA Delegate Assembly. In 2016, Walker became a certified corrections nurse/manager, the first nurse from her division to do so. In 2017, Walker earned the Certified Health Services Administrator designation from the ACA. She plans to use her experience and educational background to represent her position on the Delegate Assembly.
Gale Wise (KS)
Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC); Kansas Department of Corrections Division (KDOC)
Gale Wise began working for a healthcare services provider in 1991, and was promoted to quality improvement coordinator in 2001 and to quality assurance director in 2003. In 2007, she accepted a position with KUMC as a compliance auditor for the Juvenile Justice Authority and in 2014 the position evolved into the senior compliance auditor for KUMC/KDOC division. She graduated from a technical business college in 1975 and managed multiple small business stores until her transition into corrections. Wise received numerous accommodations through the years, the most recent being 2016 Kansas Department of Corrections Contract Employee of the Year. She has sat on multiple committees for JJA and KDOC and plans to use her extensive years of experience to represent ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
14. Mental Health (2 Positions)
Jerome Greenfield (IA)
Health Services Administrator
Iowa Department of Corrections
Dr. Jerome Greenfield is an Iowa native. After graduating from Drake University and the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine, he completed his psychiatry residency at Kansas University Medical Center. Greenfield is board certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Fellow. In 2014, after 25 years as a hospital-based psychiatrist, he joined the Iowa Department of Corrections medical staff. He was then promoted to Health Services administrator. He currently oversees the medical, psychiatric and dental care of Iowa's 8,300 offenders. Greenfield is a past president of the Iowa Psychiatric Society, and a member of the American Psychiatric Society. Greenfield was voted top Des Moines Psychiatrist by medical peers in DSM Magazine and is a past recipient of "Exemplary Psychiatrist of the Year" by NAMI.
Marc Richman (DE)
Bureau Chief of Correctional Heath Services
Delaware Department of Corrections
Dr. Marc Richman, Ph.D., was assistant director for the Delaware's Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, overseeing the state's substance abuse redesign. He was also deputy director for Delaware's Division of Child Mental Health Services. Richman is currently the Bureau Chief of Correctional Healthcare Services for the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC). He directs a staff of 12 who are responsible for ensuring that 400 contract medical personnel deliver healthcare services to 6,500 inmates. Richman is a practicing clinical psychologist, with over 30 years of clinical experience. Richman received both his master's and doctorate from Hofstra University. He continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member at Wilmington University and has held leadership roles on multiple state health care and criminal justice task forces and policy committees.
Randy Shively (OH)
Director of Research and Clinical Development
Dr. Randy Shively has worked for Alvis, an agency specializing in community corrections and developmentally disabled individuals, since 1990 and is currently the director of research and clinical development. He has worked in the capacity as a psychologist and an administrator. Shively has a private practice where he serves individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse and sex offending issues. He currently is licensed in Ohio as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Psychologist. He received a masters and Ph.D. in psychology from The Ohio State University. Shively is actively involved in publishing articles for the Journal of Community Corrections, Corrections Today and other ACA publications and corrections journals. Shively was awarded the 2016 Peter Lejins Research Award by ACA and co-chairs the ACA Substance Disorders Committee.
15. At-Large (1 Position)
Vicky Baukol (MN)
Compliance and Risk Manager
MN Department of Corrections (MNDOC) Central Office
Vicky Baukol is a U.S. Navy veteran and was a medical laboratory technician during her service. She graduated in 1985 from Minot State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She began her correctional career in 1998 as the finance director of the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Shakopee. She also oversaw the food service, mailroom and warehouse operations. In 2005, she became the regional accounting manager for Shakopee and Faribault, the largest men's facility. In 2012, she accepted a new position as the compliance and risk manager. The MNDOC returned to the ACA process in 2014, with Baukol assuming the accreditation manager duties. She also belongs to the MNDOC's Type 3 Incident Management Team. Baukol will use her collective experience to represent membership and be an active member of the Delegate Assembly.
Carol Brooks (TX)
Program Supervisor III
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)
Carol Brooks joined the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 1999 after 16 years of working in the oil and gas industry. She has held pivotal positions during this time, including nine years as a human resources specialist for employee services, eight years in the Health Services Division, and seven years as program supervisor III for the Office of Health Services Monitoring. Brooks actively chairs and serves on pertinent TDCJ health services committees. She received recognition for successfully completing TDCJ's Building a Bridge to the Future Leadership Training, the Human Resources Topics for Supervisors course and the Advisory Council on Ethics. She joined ACA in 2011 and Texas Corrections Association in 2014.
16. At-Large (1 Position)
Maggie Agerton (FL)
Assistant Bureau Chief
Florida Department of Corrections (FLD0C)
Maggie Agerton began her career in corrections as a volunteer at Jefferson Correctional Institution in 1999. She worked in various positions with both the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the FLDOC, including case management, religious services, substance use treatment, transition and re-entry. Agerton has worked for the FLDOC for ten years. She is responsible for the clinical, operational and administrative functions for inmate substance- use treatment programs, improvement and readiness programming and other developments. Agerton received her master's degree and bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice from Florida State University in 2001 and 1999. She is a Florida certified addictions professional and a certified criminal justice addictions professional.
Tanisha S. Matthews (LA)
Director, Human Resources
Louisiana Department of Corrections
Tanisha S. Matthews has served as the human resources director for the Department of Corrections in Louisiana since 2010. She has worked for the department for 18 years and was previously a corrections cadet and sergeant at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. Matthews attended Southern University and currently serves as secretary for the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents and was recently appointed to the "State as a Model Employer" Task Force. She is a former president of the Louisiana State Human Resources Association and a member of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections. Matthews understands the challenges surrounding the need to ensure a properly trained and adequate workforce and will work to advocate for the corrections field with an emphasis on areas that can address those needs.
17. At-Large (1 Position)
James T. Conway (NY)
Superintendent (ret) Attica Correctional Facility
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS)
James T. Conway began his career in maintenance at the Attica Correctional Facility in 1972. He became a correctional officer in 1973 and was promoted through the security ranks to sergeant, lieutenant, captain, deputy superintendent of security, first deputy superintendent, and in 2002, was promoted to superintendent, which he held until his retirement in 2010. He first co-chaired, with the mental health unit chief, the Department's Joint Case Management Committee. Conway participated on the department's Management Training Program, earning the Department's Certificate for a Management Professional. After retiring, Conway has participated in training sessions both in Mexico City and Bogota on the International Correctional Core Standards on behalf of the ACA. Conway hopes to further the development of meaningful policies and procedures for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Hilton Hall Jr. (GA)
CoreCivic--Coffee Correctional Facility, Georgia
Hilton Hall Jr. has had an illustrious 34-year career with the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) and CoreCivic, where he worked numerous positions from correctional officer to warden to field operations manager. Hall served as warden at eight GDC facilities before retiring in 2012 and joining CoreCivic. During his career, Hall gained recognition from having "The Best Prison in the U.S." while warden at Valdosta State Prison. He was also an instructor at the Georgia Corrections Academy and has most recently served as warden at two CoreCivic facilities. He holds an associate's degree in law enforcement and a Bachelor of Science degree. Hall currently serves on CoreCivic's Warden's Advisory Group and would bring extensive knowledge to the ACA Delegate Assembly in adult correctional institution administration.
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|Date:||Sep 1, 2018|
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