ELECTION 2000: Candidates for 2000 ACA Elections.
Ballots will be mailed to eligible voting members this month. The following membership categories have one vote: Professional I, Professional II, Executive Gold, Organizational, and Dual Member Chapters and Affiliated Organizations. Only members with paid memberships as of April 1 will be eligible to vote.
The closing date for the election is June 5. Please note that detailed voting instructions will be included in the front of the ballot booklet. Online voting will be available. Candidates for all the positions are listed on the following pages, along with brief summaries of their backgrounds and photos.
Executive Committee (Two-year terms)
Glenn S. Goord
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Glenn S. Goord began his career in criminal justice in 1973 as a narcotic rehabilitation counselor after graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. His experience with the New York State Department of Correctional Services includes supervisor of the inmate grievance program, supervisor of volunteer services, deputy superintendent for administration and assistant commissioner and deputy commissioner for correctional facilities. Goord also worked on the department's five-year master plan in security staffing and directed the task force that developed the Shock Incarceration Program. Gov. George E. Pataki appointed Goord acting commissioner in April 1996 and the Senate confirmed that appointment in December 1996. Goord also championed the efforts of accrediting 69 correctional facilities, the Willard Drug Treatment Campus, two regional medical units, the Food Production Center and the Training Academy. He has been an active member of ACA since 1982 and has served on t he Standards Committee and acted as a standards compliance auditor.
Charles J. Kehoe
New Century LLC, Virginia
for Business Development Securicor
Charles J. Kehoe, current ACA vice president, has been actively involved with the Association for 30 years. He has served as treasurer, a member of the Board of Governors and on several committees, including the standards and nominating committees. He is a former member of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and is an ACA auditor. Kehoe started his career in 1964 as a correctional officer in Illinois. He has worked in community-based programs and in correctional facilities and has been a director of court services, facility superintendent and deputy director of institutions. Kehoe was appointed the first director of the Virginia Department of Youth and Family Services in 1989. He has worked in the public and private sectors of corrections and has been a consultant and trainer in 34 states. Kehoe has a master's degree in social work from the University of Illinois and has received several correctional awards. He also is a member of several ACA affiliates.
Gwendolyn C. Chunn
Juvenile Justice Institute
Department of Criminal Justice
Gwendolyn C. Chunn served as director of the Division of Youth Services (DYS) of the North Carolina Department of Human Resources from 1989 to 1999, having begun as a trainer with DYS in 1977. Chunn obtained a bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central University and completed a master's degree and doctoral course work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the recipient of several fellowships and has graduated from many specialty workshops for government and educational leaders. In 1990, she was elected to ACA's Board of Governors and currently serves as ACA's treasurer. Chunn is a 1999 recipient of the E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award.
North Carolina Central University
Ray Hobbs is chief deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Correction (DOC), where he oversees the Institutional Division, which consists of 17 adult units. Hobbs began his career as a correctional officer in 1975 and worked his way through the ranks (sergeant, lieutenant and major) and served as warden at various institutions in the DOC. He also served as director of several treatment programs including therapeutic community, clinical counseling, work release and substance abuse Hobbs' formal education includes a master's degree in criminal justice. He also serves as an instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is a member of ACA, Southern States Correctional Association and the Arkansas Criminal Justice Association.
Arkansas Department of Corrections
Hampshire County, Mass.
Since 1984, Robert Garvey has served as sheriff of Hampshire County, Mass. During his tenure, he opened a state-of-the-art jail and house of correction (accredited since 1990), recently opened a day-reporting and community corrections office, reorganized and modernized the department's Civil Division, and established the first triad in Massachusetts as well as a highly visible crime prevention bureau. Garvey serves as chair of the National Sheriffs' Association, (NSA) Nominating Committee and is chair of the Board of Directors of the National Triad Corp. In the past, he served as an ACA auditor, president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association, chair of the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association Education and Training Committee and as Massachusetts state director to NSA. In addition, Garvey is a member of the sociology department of the University of Massachusetts and teaches in its criminal justice division.
David M. Parrish
Detention Department Commander
Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office
Col. David M. Parrish has been with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for more than 25 years. He became a division commander in 1978 and has been detention department commander for the past 18 years for which he is responsible for an accredited 3,300-bed jail system comprised of three major facilities and a work release center. Parrish has a bachelor's degree from Penn State, a master's degree in criminology from Sam Houston State University and is a graduate from the 119th Session of the FBI National Academy. He is a past president of the American Jail Association and chaired the Jail Managers Certification Commission. A long-time member of ACA, Parrish has served on the Delegate Assembly and on numerous committees, including Standards, Resolutions and Policy Development, and Adult Local Detention. He is a member of the Board of Governors and was elected as a board representative to the Executive Committee. In addition, he was a 1997 recipient of the E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award.
Board of Governors
At-Large Ethnic Minority
Mae B. McLendon
Director, Office of Citizen Participation
North Carolina Department of Correction
Mae B. McLendon has been employed in the North Carolina Department of Correction since 1977 in positions related to program and policy development, training and community relations. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in social work from the University of North Carolina. She is a past president of the North Carolina Correctional Association earning several outstanding service awards. McLendon has served as a member of several ACA committees including Correctional Partnerships and the Youthful Offender Task Force and has chaired the Ethics Committee. She is completing her first term on the Board of Governors on which she has served as its representative to the Executive Committee. She is a member of Southern States Correctional Association and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, which awarded her the Mary Church Terrell Award. She is active in her church and community.
Division of Prisons
Theodore "Ted" Sakai
Department of Public Safety
Ted Sakai has worked as a probation officer, jail counselor and employment counselor. He has headed the department's planning, operations and programs divisions, and served as chief of staff, assistant to the director and deputy director. Sakai organized substance abuse and sex offender treatment programs, developed community release services for female inmates, led efforts toward full compliance with a consent decree and negotiated contracts for placement of 1,200 inmates in out-of-state facilities. In his first year as director, Sakai established strategic planning groups, implemented an accountability system, organized community advisory groups for a new prison and for the improvement of women's programs, proposed the expansion of treatment services for offenders in the community and established a policy on communication in the Hawaiian language. He has served on ACA's Delegate Assembly and on its Substance Abuse Treatment and Offender Programs and Correctional Practices committees.
Community Programs (Adult)
Manager, Adult Field Services
Supervision Division, Hennepin County Bureau of Community Corrections
Dennis Avery has more than 25 years of experience in corrections. He has held positions as a parole officer, supervisor, halfway house director and assistant superintendent in the Minnesota prison system. He is a past president of the Minnesota Corrections Association. He is chair of the Advisory Committee on Resolutions and Policy Development and has served as chair of ACA's Constitution and Bylaws, Ethics and Credentials committees and on the Delegate Assembly. Avery formerly represented the Board of Governors on the ACA Executive Committee, has served as a member of the Coordinating Council for Congress Programs, the President's Forum on Issues, Victims Committee and Community Corrections Committee, and is a 1998 E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award recipient. Locally, Avery has served on the Minnesota Community Corrections Association's board of directors, the Policy Board of the Hennepin County. Crime Victim Council and the State Probation Standards Task Force. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
Hennepin County, Minn.
June A. Koegel
Volunteers of America
Northern New England
For 14 years, June A. Koegel has worked for Volunteers of America (VOA) in several positions, including case manager and director of work release. Currently, she manages adult and juvenile services, including day reporting, work release and pretrial services. Koegel holds a bachelor's degree in social work/criminal justice and a law degree. She chaired the Maine Criminal Justice Commission and within ACA, has served on the Delegate Assembly for nine years, and has participated in the Community Corrections-Residential and Women Working in Corrections committees. She also actively participates in the American Probation and Parole Association, International Community Corrections Association and International Corrections and Prisons Association. Koegel attended the International Corrections Conference in Hungary and received the VOA Hope Award for Corrections Excellence. She would like to develop and advocate for community-based programs and probation and parole services as strong professional components of the criminal justice system and work in partnership with other associations on quality research initiatives.
Charles E. Simmons
Secretary of Corrections
Kansas Department of Corrections
Since 1979, Charles E. Simmons has worked for the Kansas Department of Corrections in several positions, including 15 years as a member of the department's legal staff, 11 of which he served as chief legal counsel. In August 1994, Simmons was appointed acting secretary of corrections and in April 1995, he was named secretary of corrections. Simmons holds a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and a juris doctorate degree from Washburn University School of Law. He is a member of the Association of State Correctional Administrators, serving as chair of the Advisory Committee on Policy and Resolutions during 1996 and 1997. Simmons currently is chair of ACA's Legal Issues Committee, after serving as vice chair from 1996 to 1997. Simmons also is a member of the Kansas Correctional Association, Kansas Sentencing Commission, Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and a past member of the Public Employees Relations Board and Kansas Youth Authority.
William W. Sondervan
Maryland Division of Corrections
Since 1994, William W. Sondervan has worked for the Maryland Division of Correction in three consecutive leadership positions. Starting as assistant commissioner for security and operations, he was promoted to deputy commissioner and later to commissioner. His formal education includes a doctorate degree in education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a master's degree in education from Boston University, a master's degree in public administration from Jacksonville State University and a bachelor's degree in business and administration from the College of New Jersey. Prior to joining the Maryland Division of Correction, Sondervan served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps for 22 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. His correctional contributions include serving as a commissioner for the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards, commissioner for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, executive board member for the Maryland Correctional Administrators Association, Boa rd of Trustees member for the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association and a member of the Association of State Correctional Administrators. He continues to serve as an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Maryland.
Denver Sheriff's Department
Carlos Jackson has worked for the Denver Sheriff's Department since 1978. He has worked his way up through the ranks to his current position of major. Jackson holds a bachelor's degree criminal justice from Columbia University. He has worked for the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections as an auditor since 1992. In 1996, Jackson received the Chairman's Award for his outstanding service to the commission. Jackson has been a member of ACA since 1984 and has worked tirelessly within Colorado encouraging others to join. He also has been active in promoting standards and accreditation both locally and on a national level. Further, he has presented in workshops and panel discussions during ACA conferences.
George F. Wagner
Hunterdon County Department of Corrections
George F. Wagner currently serves as warden of the Hunterdon County Department of Corrections, which is accredited by ACA and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). He has been an employee of the department since 1980 and ascended the rank structure of the department. During this time, he has held various positions, including training officer. An active member of the corrections profession, he has served on various boards and committees including chair of the County Training Advisory Committee. Wagner is a certified jail manager, a certified public manager and an accreditation auditor for ACA. He graduated from Trenton State College with honors and currently is pursuing a master's degree in public administration at Rutgers University.
Jesse W. Doyle
Wayne R. Liddell
From 1993 to 2000, Jesse W. Doyle was superintendent of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. That facility recently was awarded the Lincoln Foundation's Commitment to Excellence Award for showing measurement of leadership, strategic planning and business results. Prior to 1993, Doyle was assistant commissioner for secure detention and director of the Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in New York. He has two master's degrees, is a consultant in juvenile justice and cultural diversity, and has studied extensively in the area of organizational development. Doyle is an ACA Board of Governors member and second vice president of the National Juvenile Detention Association. He is a board member of the Juvenile Justice Trainers Association and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, as well as various other organizations in Illinois.
Berrien County Juvenile Center
Wayne R. Liddell has served as director of the Berrien County Juvenile Center since 1991 and worked in other supervisory capacities there from 1982 to 1991. He has worked in a private residential facility in Michigan and a state-operated juvenile correctional facility in Washington. Liddell also teaches corrections, probation and parole at Lake Michigan College. He received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois-Chicago and his master's degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University. Liddell has been active in ACA since 1985, serving on numerous committees and as a consultant/trainer. He served on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections from 1996 to1998. Liddell served as president of the National Juvenile Detention Association from. 1994 to 1996 and the Michigan Juvenile Detention Association from 1992 to 1994.
Matthew B. Hamidullah
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Mary L. Livers
Since 1983, Matthew B. Hamidullah has worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in several positions, including chaplain, regional chaplain, executive assistant and national diversity management administrator. He has worked as a chaplain and an assistant director of human services for the North Carolina Division of Prisons. He has a bachelor's degree in history from North Carolina A&T State University and a juris doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University. Hamidullah currently serves as chair of ACA's Council of Professional Affiliates and as a member of the Delegate Assembly. He has served on a number of ACA committees including three years on the Program Council. Hamidullah served two terms as treasurer of the American Correctional Chaplains Association and is the past executive director of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice.
Mary L. Livers has worked in the adult institutional field for the past 22 years. Prior to her recent position of associate director, she has served in the capacity of chief of staff and institutional operations, regional director of the Central Region and, later, the West Central Region, chief of operations, regional director of the Southeastern Region, deputy director of the Division of Community Corrections, warden of the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, administrator of classification and case management, superintendent of the Clara Waters Community Corrections Center and deputy warden of the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center. Livers started her career in corrections in 1977 as a research technician with the Arkansas Department of Corrections. While in Arkansas, she served in the positions of supervisor of special projects, supervisor of planning and research and assistant warden of the Women's Unit. Livers is a member of the Southern States Correctional Association and several other national a nd state organizations. In addition, she served as chair of the National Workshop on Female Offenders in 1993. She has been an ACA auditor since 1991. Livers has served as president of the Oklahoma Correctional Association and was chair of ACA's Program Planning Committee in 1999. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology as well as a master's degree in social work from Louisiana State University. Livers is currently working on her doctorate degree in adult and higher education at the University of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Assistant Deputy Executive Director for Juvenile Corrections
Judy Briscoe has spent 27 years in juvenile justice -- 15 years at the Texas Youth Commission, 10 at the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and two at the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. She received her master's degree in criminal justice management from Sam Houston State University. Briscoe has served on ACA's Board of Governors, Delegate Assembly and on numerous committees, including chair of the Children's Initiatives and Special Needs Offenders committees, and vice chair of the Awards and Ethics committees. She has presented at numerous ACA conferences and has published articles in Corrections Today. Briscoe serves on the Executive Committee of the Texas Council on Offenders with Mental Impairments, is past president of the Texas Corrections Association and past chair of the Sex Offender Treatment Council.
Texas Youth Commission
Clinical Social Worker
Topeka Juvenile Correctional Facility
Barbara Strecker-Gaudreau currently is chair of ACA's Dual Membership Chapters and State and Geographical Affiliates Council. She held the elected position of Delegate Assembly for ACA from 1994 to 1996 and represented the Kansas Correctional Association (KCA) in the Delegate Assembly from 1997 to 1999. Strecker-Gaudreau also is a past president of KCA. She has held executive positions with KCA since 1994 as member at large from April 1994 to October 1995, vice president from October 1995 to March 1996, president-elect from March 1996 to November 1997 and president from November 1997 to October 1998. She has been employed as a clinical social worker for the Topeka Juvenile Correctional Facility since 1989. Strecker-Gaudreau's prior employment includes work as a prison psychotherapist, parole officer and foster care worker. She received a bachelor's degree in 1983 in social work/corrections and a master's degree in social work in 1988.
Member At Large
Donald G. Evans
Board of the Canadian Training institute
Donald G. Evans is president of the Board of the Canadian Training Institute in Toronto. He also is president-elect of the International Community Correctional Association (ICCA). Evans is a past president of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). He is former assistant deputy minister of Policing Services of the Ministry of the Solicitor General in Ontario. Evans is a recipient of ACA's E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award, APPA's Walter Dunbar Award and ICCA's Margaret Mead Award. He also has been a recipient of the Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Excellence in Public Administration. Evans has been a member of ACA since 1978 and has served on numerous committees. He also has been elected several times to the Delegate Assembly and is a regular contributor to Corrections Today.
Ken S. Sandhu
Ontario Board of Parole
Ken S. Sandhu was appointed chair of the Ontario Board of Parole in 1995, after serving as executive vice chair since 1988. He began his career as a correctional officer with the Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services in 1971 and progressed through several management positions. Sandhu has served as president of the Ontario Association of Corrections and Criminology, the Canadian Criminal Justice Association and was a director of the American Probation and Parole Association for six years, where he continues to serve as a member of the Policy/Legislative Committee. He currently is treasurer of the Association of Paroling Authorities International, vice chair of the ACA Committee on Restorative Justice and an active participant on the International Relations Committee. After graduating from the National Defense Academy in Poona, India, Sandhu migrated to Canada where he obtained an honors bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph and a master's degree in criminology from York University. He has lectur ed on comparisons between American and Canadian correctional policies and practices and community corrections.
Assistant Bureau Chief
Bureau of Staff Development
Florida Department of Corrections
Ralph Moulder, a native of Kentucky, has spent most of his 30-year career in criminal justice in Florida's correctional system. Twenty-seven of those years were in probation and parole as a probation and parole officer and working through the ranks in various administrative positions. He earned a bachelor's degree and later a master's degree in public administration with a concentration in criminal justice administration. Moulder has served for 14 years as a member of the board of directors for the Florida State Employees Federal Credit Union, six as president. He also spent 12 years as an adjunct university professor of criminal justice. He is an elder in his church, chapter past president of the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency and past president of the Southern States Correctional Association (SSCA). SSCA honored him in 1997 with its highest award, the David H. Williams Distinguished Service Award. Having worked in several operations positions within the Florida Department of Corrections, Moulder c urrently is assistant bureau chief of staff development in Tallahassee. Previously, he was director for executive services of a region with 8,000 employees in 16 major institutions, 28 probation and parole offices and seven community corrections residential centers. He is a member of ACA's Board of Governors and Ethics Committee, and has served on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and the Nominating Committee.
State Parole Board
George Yefchak has been involved in the field of corrections for 28 years. He started his career as a parole officer before moving to the juvenile corrections field in which he worked for the next 16 years in residential programs and also as superintendent of a training school. Yefchak later worked for the state parole board and for the Division of Parole and Community Programs. He is serving his third term as president of the New Jersey chapter of ACA. He is chair of ACA's Ethics Committee and serves on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Program Planning Committee, Certification Board and Delegate Assembly. Yefchak is a member of the New Jersey Governor's Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Committee, the New Jersey Parole Advisory Committee and the board of directors of the American Probation and Parole Association. He holds master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and from Kean University of New Jersey.
Commission on Accreditation for Corrections
American Jail Association
Mark F. Fitzgibbons
Beaufort County Detention Center
Mark F. Fitzgibbons is director of the Beaufort County Detention Center, the only detention facility in the state to be accredited by both ACA and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Having worked in corrections since 1974, he is the incumbent commissioner for adult detention on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. Fitzgibbons serves on the Commission's Executive Committee and is a panel chairperson. He is the current president of the American Jail Association (AJA) and has served as an officer for the South Carolina Jail Administrators' Association, which, in 1995 and 1998, named him Jail Administrator of the Year. Fitzgibbons is a certified jail manager through AJA. He holds bachelor's degrees in history and business administration with a concentration in management. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Technical College of the Low Country and chairs that organization's criminal justice advisory board.
Chief of Corrections
Timothy P. Ryan
Santa Clara County Department of Corrections
San Jose, Calif.
As the second vice president for the American Jail Association and chief of correction for the Santa Clara County Department of Correction, Timothy P. Ryan offers a unique breath of experience. He spent 28 years with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office in Oakland, where he left with nine years of service as jail commander and as a leader of the accreditation process. Alameda County became accredited in 1998 and currently is the only jail so honored in California. As an FBI National Academy graduate with a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in business, Ryan has career training experience with ACA, the American Jail Association, the National Institute of Corrections and California's POST and STC programs. He sees accreditation as the future of corrections and has committed Santa Clara to follow Alameda in this leadership role. As one of the first 42 certified jail managers in the nation, he is committed to active, energetic and dedicated service to the commission and leading it i nto the new millennium.
American Probation and Parole Association
Terry Borjeson has worked for the Connecticut Judicial Branch for more than 25 years. He started as an adult probation officer in 1974 and has held numerous positions, including deputy director, for both adult probation and pretrial services. He currently is managing adult supervision for the court system. Borjeson has served as a commissioner on accreditation for the past two years representing the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). He has served on APPA's board since 1991 and most recently was vice president of the organization. He also has been the executive director of the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency for the past nine years. Borjeson holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Fairfield University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut. He has been an active member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters for many years and also does volunteer work for the Special Olympics and Food Share.
Cheryl "Cherie" K. Townsend
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Juvenile Court Center
Since 1996, Cherie Townsend has worked for the Superior Court of Arizona as the chief juvenile probation officer in Maricopa County, Ariz. Prior to this, she worked with the Texas Youth Commission for 19 years in several positions, including director of community services. Another significant experience was as director of victim services for the Travis County district attorney. Townsend received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas, a master's degree in public administration from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor's degree Rockford College. She currently serves as secretary of the National Association of Probation Executives and of the Arizona Chief Probation Officers Association, chairs the American Probation and Parole Association Juvenile Justice Committee and is a certified auditor.
Association of Paroling Authorities International
Ohio Parole Board
Margarette Ghee is chair of the Ohio Parole Board and has served in this capacity since 1993. Prior to this appointment, she was a Parole Board member for 10 years. Ghee has been in the field of corrections for the past 24 years. She is committed to the concept of rehabilitation in conjunction with restorative justice and considers it an important task in the overall mission of corrections. She is proud that the Ohio Parole Board is one of only three boards accredited by ACA and recently was recommended for reaccreditation. Ghee is an active member of many professional organizations including the Association of Paroling Authorities International, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Alliance of Women in Community Corrections, and Ohio Court and Correctional Services Association. She holds a master's degree in corrections. Ghee also is currently a commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.
Kansas Parole Board
Marilyn Scafe was appointed to the Kansas Parole Board Feb. 20, 1995, and is serving her second term. She has been a probation and parole officer with the state of Missouri. After entering the field of advertising sales, she remained active as a volunteer and past president of the Missouri Probation and Parole Citizens Advisory Board. She co-founded and then became director of the Offender Program, Metropolitan Community Service Program, which now is under the Kansas City Crime Commission. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in education and taught secondary level English. Scafe is a member of the Johnson County, Kan., Drug and Alcohol Council and is a member of the board of directors of the Kansas Family Partnership. She is a member of the Kansas Correctional Association and serves as regional vice president for the Association of Paroling Authorities International.
Harold W. Clarke
Harold W. Clarke was appointed director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (DOC) by former Gov. Kay A. Orr in August 1990. He was reappointed by Gov. E. Benjamin Nelson in January 1991 and reappointed by Gov. Mike Johanns in 1999. He began his employment in an entry-level position with the Nebraska DOC in July 1974 and has held 11 different positions within the department. Clarke is a member of ACA's Board of Governors and is vice chair of its Ethics Committee. He also serves as an auditor for the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. Additionally, Clarke is immediate past president of the Association of State Correctional Administrators. His civic involvements are many. He serves on numerous boards of directors, including Family Service, Bright Lights, Lincoln Public Schools Foundation, Child Advocacy Center of Lincoln/Lancaster County and the Lincoln Council on Alcoholism and Drugs. Additionally, Clarke is a past member of the United Way, the Lincoln General Hospital Independence Ce nter Advisory Committee and the Lincoln Community Foundation Inc. Board of Directors and, until recently, served on the Distribution Committee for the foundation. Clarke is a past president/board member of Leadership Lincoln.
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Michael T. Maloney
Massachusetts Department of Correction
Michael T. Maloney began his career in the Massachusetts Department of Correction in 1974 as a correctional social worker. He then was promoted through the ranks to the positions of head correctional social worker, director of classification and deputy superintendent. In 1985, he was appointed superintendent of the state's only maximum security facility. In July 1989, he was appointed deputy commissioner and Aug. 1, 1997, he was appointed commissioner. Maloney holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College. He is noted for his expertise in the areas of disorder management, the development of institution climate-monitoring and intelligence-gathering systems and the implementation of a security threat group management initiative. Maloney is an ACA auditor and has worked to ensure that his agency's commitment to meeting the standards of excellence is achieved throughout the ACA accreditation process.
Correctional Health (Physician)
David L. Thomas
Director of Health Services
Florida Department of Corrections
David L. Thomas, M.D., J.D., began his correctional career as an institutional physician, then later as a regional physician, chief of clinical services and now as director of health services, all with the Florida Department of Corrections under two gubernatorial administrations of different parties. From 1984 until 1994, he was an elected member of the Florida House of Representatives. He served as the Republican Whip from 1984 to 1994. Thomas is a Vietnam veteran achieving the highest rank of permanent captain (acting major) in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star (1971-1973). Thomas was a part-time and voluntary police officer with the Florida Marine Patrol rising to the rank of major and supervising 30 officers (1981-1992). Thomas has written two novels on drug smuggling in Florida: Gulf Coast Goods and Gulf Coast Run, published by Norden Press (1980-1981). Thomas holds a commercial pilot's license and an ocean operator's license for Marine vessels to 100 gross tons. He has been lead author on s everal publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and made many presentations in his field. He has been co-author on a variety of others.
Lester N. Wright
Associate Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Lester N. Wright, M.D., M.P.H., has been responsible for a system providing health care for more than 70,000 inmates since 1995. Prior to this challenge, he directed county and state public health departments and spent seven years providing health care and developing health care systems in various parts of Africa. Wright is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health. His specialty is preventive medicine. He is vice chair of the ACA Health Committee and is part of the ACA Task Force developing performance-based accreditation standards for health services. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Elimination of tuberculosis in the United States. He is a firm believer that people who need health care should have it and will continue to emphasize a systems approach to assuring quality and doing it efficiently.
International Community Corrections Association
Correctional Services Section
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
Dan Catley has been with Department of Criminal Justice Services, the state criminal justice planning agency, since 1984. He is responsible for planning, policy development, evaluation and technical assistance in support of state, local and private correctional agencies. He also administers federal, state and special funds as grants for community corrections, pretrial services, transition services, drug treatment, drug testing, drug courts and numerous other correctional initiatives. Catley worked with the Virginia Department of Corrections from 1976 to 1984. Previously he worked in mental health capacities in state, public and private facilities. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. Catley has been a member of ACA and the Virginia Corrections Association since 1979, the Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He currently serves on the Board of the International Community Corrections Association. Catley is committed to professionalism, community-based planning and state/local collaboration for progressive and innovative programming.
Chief Executive Officer
Community Resources for Justice
In 1972, John J. Larivee began his career in institutional and community corrections. Since 1985, he has headed the Crime and Justice Foundation and spearheaded its efforts in correctional program innovation and public policy reform. One of these responsibilities included the 1978 project to introduce ACA standards to correctional agencies in New England, a project that continues today. Recently, the foundation merged with Massachusetts Halfway Houses to form Community Resources for Justice. This adds residential and day services for adult and juvenile offenders and residential care for developmentally disabled individuals to the organization. Currently, Larivee serves on the ACA Standards Committee, and for seven years he has been a member of its Community Corrections Committee. He also served as president of the International Community Corrections Association and a member of its board for eight years, and is past president of Citizens for Juvenile Justice.
National Associations of Juvenile Correctional Agencies
William H. Hamilton
Hamilton County Juvenile Court Hillcrest Training School Ohio
Bill Hamilton has worked for the Hamilton County Juvenile Court for the past 32 years. He began his employment in 1967 in the Probation Department and served as work detail officer, intake probation officer, probation field officer, assistant supervisor of the court's intake department and as supervisor of the probation department. In 1973, Hamilton became director of special projects conducting research and writing grants. In 1976, he was appointed superintendent of Cincinnati's Hillcrest Training School. This facility has dual accreditation for both training school and aftercare standards. Hamilton has been an active member of ACA for more than 20 years and currently participates as an ACA auditor. He has been a member of the Correctional Accreditation Managers Association for eight years, a member of National Association of Juvenile Correctional Agencies for six years, and an active member and early developer of the newly formed Correctional Accreditation Association of Ohio. Hamilton is an adjunct instru ctor at the University of Cincinnati in the Criminal Justice Department. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in corrections from Xavier University.
Children, Youth and Families Department
Juvenile Justice Division
Jeanette Kinker has worked in the criminal justice field in New Mexico since 1975. Having previously worked as a correctional officer, instructor and facility superintendent, she currently is a corrections administrator responsible for the juvenile division's accreditation programs for children, youth and families' facilities and field offices. Kinker holds both bachelor's and master's degrees. She has been involved in achieving accreditation in New Mexico's programs since 1988 and has been an auditor since 1990. In 1995, she received the Commissioner's Award for outstanding contributions to the field. In the past, Kinker has served on ACA's committees for Juvenile Corrections and Affirmative Action and currently serves on the Field Advisory Committee to the Standards Committee.
National Juvenile Detention Association
Madison County Juvenile Court Services
Since 1983, Barbara Dooley has worked for Madison County Juvenile Court Services beginning as director of the Tennessee Juvenile Justice Training Center and assuming the position of director of Juvenile Court Services a year later. Dooley received a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Alabama, a master's degree in education from the University of Memphis and a doctorate degree from the University of Michigan. She was elected to the Delegate Assembly for a two-year term in 1996. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association and current president of the National Juvenile Detention Association. Dooley is experienced in administering a department of county government that provides services ranging from secure detention to community-based programs.
Jon R. Hill
Detention Systems Cordinator
Since joining the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice in 1998, Jon R. Hill has held two positions: detention systems coordinator and director of the Detention Division. Prior to his move to Kentucky, he was: the first director of the newly created Nebraska Office of Juvenile Services from 1994 to 1998; director of the Lancaster County Nebraska "Attention Center for Youth" from 1975 to 1994; employed in positions from caseworker to social services supervisor III in several counties in Colorado from 1969 to 1975; treasurer of Silver Queen Inc. in 1969; and caseworker in the San Bernardino County Welfare Department from 1964 to 1969. Hill received a bachelor's degree in sociology/religion from Whittier College in California in 1964 and a master's degree in social work from the University of Nebraska in 1973. He has been a member of ACA and the National Juvenile Detention Association (NJDA) since 1975. He has chaired NJDA's Constitution and Policy Direction Committee for more than four years. He is a past me mber of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, National Association of Juvenile Correctional Agencies, Juvenile Justice Trainers Association and was founder and president of the Heartland Juvenile Detention Association from 1991 to 1998. He also founded and was the primary coordinator of the Heartland Juvenile Services Training Institute from 1991 to 1998.
Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents
Sharon Johnson Rion
Sharon Johnson Rion began her career in 1970 after graduating from the University of Georgia. She has worked in both the public and private sectors and began her own business in 1997. Rion has served as assistant director of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, director of inmate programs for the Maryland Division of Correction, warden of the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility and Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility. She has worked in Australia, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa. Active in ACA for 23 years, Rion has served on the Board of Governors and numerous committees. She is an auditor and currently serves on the Field Advisory Committee for Standards and Accreditation and the Children's Initiatives Committee. She has been active in the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents for 15 years and is a past president. Rion has been active in Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice for 10 years and is a member of the Association of Executive Women in Corrections.
Regional Director for Institutions
Marta Villacorta was appointed regional director for South Florida in 1999. Prior to that, she was warden of the South Florida Reception Center in Miami for six years and Broward Correctional Institution in Fort Lauderdale for nine years. Other positions with the agency include classification specialist, classification supervisor and assistant warden. She received her bachelor's degree in social welfare from Florida State University, a master's degree in criminal justice from Florida International University and her juris doctorate degree from the University of Miami. Villacorta is past treasurer for the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents. As a member of the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, she has served as program committee chair for two training conferences. She is a member of the Florida Bar.
Florida Department of Corrections
Delegate Assembly (Two-year terms)
Aftercare or Post-Release Supervision (Adult)
Mollie DuPriest Taylor
South Carolina Board of Parole
Mollie DuPriest Taylor graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught in the Lexington District 2 public school system for seven years before returning to the University of South Carolina School of Law where she received her juris doctorate degree in 1986. While in law school, she served as managing editor of the Journal of Law and Education. Taylor has practiced law, with a particular interest in family law, and served as a municipal court judge. She was appointed by the governor to serve as a member of the Juvenile Parole Board prior to becoming director for the board in 1995. Under her leadership, the Juvenile Parole Board accomplished the goal of ACA accreditation in 1995 and reaccreditation in 1999. Taylor serves on the Governor's Youth Council in the 11th Judicial Circuit. She is on the board of directors for the Lexington County Children's Center, is a member of the South Carolina Bar and serves on the Children's Committee.
Carol Rapp Zimmermann
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Carol Rapp Zimmermann has been a member of the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) team since 1987 and was appointed assistant director in 1992. In this capacity, she oversees the deputy directors responsible for the operation of nine institutions, three residential treatment centers, seven regional offices, one privately contracted correctional facility and various programs, grants and subsidies to the courts. Zimmermann is the architect of "RECLAIM Ohio" (Reasoned and Equitable Community and Local Alternatives to the Incarceration of Minors), which restructured ODYS from a traditional state agency to a market-driven "for-profit company." This unique program was honored by the Ford Foundation and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as one of the 25 most innovative programs in American government in 1996. She also was recently recognized for her leadership in creating the S.T.A.R. Team -- a labor-management group that maintains strategic direction of ODYS. A National Merit Sch olar, Zimmermann is a frequent lecturer and published author.
Aftercare or Post-Release Supervision (Juvenile)
Texas Youth Commission
Sylvia Martinez received her bachelor's degree in criminal justice, majoring in police administration, from the University of Texas at Pan American. Martinez has been with the Texas Youth Commission for four years -- one year as a parole supervisor and three years as a parole officer. She previously served as an intensive supervision probation officer for the Hidalgo County Juvenile Probation Office in Edinburg, Texas, and has worked as a child care worker in the Hidalgo County Detention Center. Martinez has several years of experience in law enforcement. She was employed as a deputy with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department for nine years and served as a peace officer for the city of Elsa for six years. Martinez currently holds a Texas peace officer license and is an active reserve peace officer for the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department. Additionally, Martinez is working on key projects with the community that involve juvenile crime issues and gang awareness. She also serves on several committees, the C hildren's Management Team and Rio Grande Valley Gang Task Force.
Dana A. Menard
Lafayette Juvenile Detention Home
Dana A. Menard has been employed with the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Home for 24 years and presently is operations manager. She serves as secretary-treasurer of the National Juvenile Detention Association, is a board member of the Louisiana Juvenile Detention Association and is an advisory board member on the Governor's State Advisory Group in Louisiana. Menard has chaired and assisted with numerous conferences, including the Annual Governor's Conference on Juvenile Justice. She has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Louisiana.
At-Large Ethnic Minority (Three positions)
Ana T. Aguirre
Ana T. Aguirre is senior trainer for the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC). Prior to this, she was a resource specialist/management auditor. Before joining TJPC, Aguirre was assistant chief juvenile probation officer and foster home program coordinator in Andres County and assistant chief juvenile probation officer in Terry County. Aguirre has an associate's degree in law enforcement and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. She is an accreditation auditor for ACA and served on the Delegate Assembly for the 1998-2000 term. Aguirre is a past president of the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards, and a past member of the Texas Children's Mental Health State Management Team, Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment and Texas Hispanic Women's Network. She is a trained volunteer mediator and member of the Child Abuse Program Evaluation Committee, Sex Offender Risk Assessment Review Committee, ACA, the Correctional Accreditation Managers Association and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Ju stice.
Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
Internal Affairs Lieutenant
During her 13 years with the California Youth Authority, Barbara Govan has been a youth correctional counselor, sergeant and senior youth correctional counselor at two of its institutions. She currently is an internal affairs lieutenant. Govan has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice corrections from California State University at Long Beach and is pursuing a master's degree in social work. In 1995, she was selected by a committee of outside California educators as the education advocate during the "Excellence in Education" campaign, which showed she was supportive of the department's goals and prepared to lobby on behalf of youthful offenders. She is actively involved in several community-based organizations.
California Youth Authority
Corrections Corporation of America/Shelby Training Center
John Manuel received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 1974 and a master's degree in corrections from Xavier University in 1976. Manuel was employed at the University of Cincinnati as an instructor and served as assistant director of Talbert House for Women Halfway House. He went on to other positions including management liaison for Cincinnati and served at two training schools for the Virginia Department of Corrections as assistant superintendent at Barrett Learning Center and Hanover Learning Center. In 1988, Manuel became the superintendent of the detention facility at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court in Cleveland. Four years later, he was named deputy warden at Dayton Correctional Institution for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and served as deputy warden at the close/maximum Warren Correctional Institution. He later was named warden at Dayton Prison. Currently, Manuel is facility administrator at Shelby Training Center for Corrections Corpor ation of America. He is a member of ACA's Affirmative Action Committee and an auditor for the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. He also is a member of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents and the Shelby State Community College Advisory Board in Memphis, Tenn.
Ada Pecos Melton
American Indian Development Association
Ada Pecos Melton is a member of the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico and is president of American Indian Development Associates (AIDA). Melton served as principal investigator for a national American Indian and Alaska Native child abuse and neglect study funded by the Indian Health Service. As an advocate, she helped draft provisions for the current New Mexico Children's Code regarding Indian children in adoption, juvenile delinquency, child abuse and neglect, and mental health. Her public service experience includes work as a probation officer, court administrator and director of juvenile programs for the Pueblos of Laguna and Jemez and most recently as the director of the American Indian and Alaska Native Desk in the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. She received her master of public administration degree and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, both from the University of New Mexico.
Belinda D. Stewart
Washington State Department of Corrections
Since 1992, Belinda D. Stewart has worked for the Washington State Department of Corrections in several positions, including two years as superintendent of Cedar Creek Corrections Center and five years as superintendent of McNeil Island Corrections Center. Stewart received a bachelor's degree in corrections from Oklahoma State University. She currently is serving as treasurer of the Washington State Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice and is the Women in Criminal Justice co-chair for the Washington Correctional Association. In 1996, she established the annual Washington State Women in Criminal Justice Conference, which is attended each year by more than 250 people. In 1999, she received the Washington State Governor's Distinguished Management Leadership Award.
Lawrence C. Vaults
Chemical Dependency Coordinator
Travis County Substance Abuse Counseling and Assessment
Lawrence C. Vaults, LCDC, has more than 22 years of experience in the criminal justice field in which he has worked in several positions, including correctional officer, specialized probation officer, substance abuse counselor for crack-cocaine offenders, research analyst and community resource coordinator. Vaults currently is the chemical dependency coordinator for Travis County Substance Abuse Counseling and Assessment in Austin, Texas, where he is responsible for the administration of educational programs for substance-abusing offenders. Vaults is a past president of the Southern States Correctional Association and serves as it's delegate to ACA. He also is an active member and past president of the Austin Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. Since becoming a member of ACA, Lawrence has spoken at many of its conferences. He also is an active member of ACA's Program Planning Council, the Council of State Chapters and Regional Affiliates and has served on the Delegate Assembly.
Correctional Administration (Adult)
Director of Training
Colorado Department of Corrections
Cherrie Greco has been director of training for the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) since 1997. She was responsible for guiding the Colorado DOC's Training Academy toward successful ACA accreditation in 1998. Five years prior to her appointment, Greco was a correctional educator in offender education programs at three different Colorado facilities. She currently serves on ACA's Program Committee and is a regional field coordinator for the National Institute of Corrections. She is a member of the Executive Board for the Colorado Correctional Association and has served as its appointed Delegate Assembly representative to ACA. Greco began her professional career in 1969 as a high school teacher, holding credentials and work assignments at public high schools in eight states. Greco holds a bachelor's degree in language arts and a master's degree in curriculum development.
Gary L. Johnson
Institutional Division Director
Gary L. Johnson has worked with the Texas Uepartment of Criminal Justice since 1977 and has held a variety of positions, including correctional officer, mailroom supervisor, legal materials analyst, compliance auditor, assistant warden, senior warden, regional director and institutional division director. Johnson has a bachelor's degree in criminology and corrections from Sam Houston State University. In his current role as institutional division director, he oversees 73 prison facilities, in excess of 110,000 offenders and 27,000 staff. Johnson has been a member of ACA for several years.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Corretional Administration (Juvenile)
Ralph E. Kelly
Department of Juvenile Justice
During the early 1980s, Ralph E. Kelly served as executive deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice. He joined the New York State Division of Parole in 1985 for which he held a number of supervisory and administrative positions. He also served as director of an aftercare program for hoot camp graduates. In 1994, Kelly became director of the New Jersey Division of Juvenile Services and in 1996, he was appointed the first Kentucky commissioner of juvenile justice. Kelly received a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in child care and child development from the University of Pittsburgh, and received his doctorate degree in education from Nova Southeastern University. He currently is vice president of the Interassociation Child Care Conference Inc., regional representative and board member of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators and was founding president of the National Organization of Child Care Workers Association (now the Association of Child and Youth Care Practitioners). Kelly has received numerous honors, including the Albert E. Treischman Award for outstanding leadership in child and youth care; the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work; and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to America's Youth from the Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals.
Kevin "Kip" Lowe
California Youth Authority
Assistant Deputy Director
Kevin "Kip" Lowe has more than 20 years of experience in juvenile corrections. As assistant deputy director of the California Youth Authority's Office of Prevention and Victims Services, Lowe oversees services to more than 15,000 crime victims and administers $120 million in local assistance funds for juvenile facilities, youth centers and shelters, gang violence reduction projects, tattoo removal programs and Young Men As Fathers county programs. Lowe received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in San Francisco. The unique combination of training expertise and victims' services experience has culminated in his national focus on the development of qualified trainers to improve the response to crime victims and to sensitize offenders to the impact of their criminal acts on victims. Lowe received the Governor's Doris Tate Crime Victims Award in 1997 for outstanding services to victims.
Office of Prevention and Victims Services
Correctional Educational Services (Adult) Two positions
Ana Emma Calero
Senior Corrections Counselor
Ana Emma Calero entered state service in 1992, starting as a Spanish-speaking corrections counselor at Queensboro Correctional Facility. In 1996, she transferred to Edgecombe Correctional Facility as a senior corrections counselor. Her educational background culminated in 1986, with a juris doctorate degree from New York Law School. Calero was fortunate enough to be awarded a fellowship from 1983 to 1986. In 1987, she passed the New Jersey bar exam and was admitted to practice as an attorney in both the state and federal courts. Calero also has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from St. John's University, and an associate's degree in human services from La Guardia Community College. Calero has worked with the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice at Spofford Juvenile Detention Center and the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division.
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Harold D. Jenkins
Maryland Division of Correction
State Department of Education
Harold D. Jenkins is the Maryland Division of Correction's liaison for educational programs provided by the Maryland State Department of Education. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida State University, a doctorate degree from the University of Maryland and a certificate of advanced study in education from Johns Hopkins University. Jenkins is a member of the Correctional Education Association, European Prison Education Association, Maryland Association of Adult, Community and Continuing Education, and former president of the Maryland Parole, Probation and Correction Association. He holds memberships in two national honor and professional associations. Jenkins is certified as a secondary principal and supervisor. He serves on the State Advisory Committee for Adult and Continuing Education and served on the State Use Industries Advisory Committee for more than 10 years.
Marilyn "Lynn" McAuley
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Correctional Industries Division
Since 1980, Marilyn "Lynn" McAuley has worked in the correctional system of two states, including 12 years as assistant director and director of Correctional Industries Division of the Washington State Department of Corrections and as administrator of the Division of Correctional Industries for the Hawaii Department of Public Safety. McAuley, the 1996 recipient of the prestigious Correctional Industries Association Rodli Award, received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She previously served as the appointed Delegate Assembly representative to ACA for the Correctional Industries Association (CIA). McAuley was elected twice to the Delegate Assembly for Correctional Education Services and served on ACA's Ethics, Correctional Education, Membership and Correctional Industries committees. She is on the board of directors for CIA, Jail Industries Association and the Hawaii Organization of Women Leaders. McAuley is a member of the American Institutional Agribusiness . She is a founding member of the National Community Service Sentencing Association and serves on the board of directors of the newly formed ACA dual chapter of the Hawaii Criminal Justice Association.
Sylvia G. McCollum
Inmate Placement Administrator
Federal Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison Industries
Sylvia G. McCollum is inmate placement coordinator for UNICOR, the Federal Prison Industries organization of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP). McCollum joined the BOP as an education specialist in 1967 and was appointed education administrator in 1975. McCollum served in this position until 1995 when she became program and policy administrator. She became inmate placement administrator in 1996, for which she supervises a bureauwide program designed to enhance the post-release employment opportunities of federal inmates. McCollum completed her undergraduate work at Hunter College in New York City and her master's degree at George Washington University. Before her career with the BOP, McCollum was a junior economist in the Bureau of Economic Warfare and the U.S. Department of Labor and a programming planning officer for the U.S. Office of Education. McCollum has been published in the field of labor-management relations, affirmative action, correctional and adult education and employment and human concerns for offenders.
Correctional Education Services (Juvenile) Two positions
Dorrine H. Davis
Deputy Director/Superintendent of Education
Department of the Youth Authority
A veteran of the California department of the Youth Authority, Dorrine H. Davis has 33 years of experience beginning as a classroom teacher and moving up through the ranks to assistant principal, assistant director, institution superintendent and currently, deputy director of the Education Services Branch. Davis is credited with moving correctional education to the center of restorative efforts of the Department of the Youth Authority. In 1999, her efforts were recognized by Harvard University's Innovations in American Government, as one of the top 25 most innovative programs in America. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of the Pacific and remains active in her community where she is a member of the Correctional Education Association, Region VII, and has served as a board member for the Boys' and Girls' Club.
Center for the Study of Correctional Education
California State University
Carolyn Eggleston, Ph.D., is vice president of the Correctional Education Association (CEA) and editor and publisher of the Journal of Correctional Education. She has been in correctional education since 1973 in which she has held teaching, administrative and supervisory roles. Eggleston currently is involved in teacher preparation and staff development of correctional teachers as an associate professor of special education and director of the Center for the Study of Correctional Education at California State University, San Bernardino. She is a longtime member of CEA and ACA and has served in numerous roles, including as an ACA Delegate Assembly member.
Superintendent of Education
Alabama Department of Youth Services School District
John Stewart has worked as superintendent of education with the Alabama Department of Youth Services School District since 1983. He received his doctorate degree in education from Auburn University and master's and bachelor's degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. From 1987 to 1988, he was director of the Correctional Education Association, Region VIII, and has served three terms as an ACA at-large Delegate Assembly member. Stewart served on education accreditation teams in Alabama, Pennsylvania and Virginia, In addition, he served as a court expert for a juvenile correctional facility. He has been president of the Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education board and was recognized as a trainer for the Teen Crime and Community Program.
Nanolla N. Yazdani
Oakley Training School
Nanolla N. Yazdani is director of the Oakley Training School in Raymond, Miss. He received a bachelor's degree from the National University of Iran and earned his master's and doctorate degrees in educational psychology from Mississippi State University. His primary area of research was creativity, particularly in conjunction with the criminal mind and personality. Yazdani conducted research in the field of hemispheric functioning and the creative mind. He was a correctional psychologist and director of the Receiving and Diagnostic Center at the Mississippi State Penitentiary for three years. He also was director of the Regiment Inmate Discipline Program for two years. In 1990, Yazdani became a psychologist in a state juvenile correctional facility/training school and in 1992, he became facility administrator, a position he holds today. Yazdani has served as an advisor to the U.S. Senate on juvenile crime issues. In his spare time, Yazdani has developed and runs a special project for first-time juvenile offe nders in the youth court system, which he began in 1987.
Crime Victim Organization
Trudy M. Gregorie
Director of Training
National Center for Victims of Crime
Trudy M. Gregorie has 20 years of experience in the victim services and criminal justice systems. For more than a decade, she was director of a prosecutor-based program providing comprehensive victim services in Charleston, S.C. She served on the initial South Carolina task force that developed statewide protocol and procedures for victim assistance programs. She was a founding member, board member and officer of the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network. In 1992, she joined the governor's office and developed the South Carolina Crime Victim Ombudsman Program. In 1994, Gregorie joined the senior staff at the National Center for Victims of Crime and currently serves as director of training. Presently, she is director of the Promising Practices and Strategies for Victim Services in Corrections project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. As a certified trainer, Gregorie has conducted numerous training sessions for both systems-based and community-based programs and profe ssionals around the country. She also serves on the faculty of the National Victim Assistance Academy and the National Sheriffs' Association TRIAD Academy. In April 1999, she was awarded the National Crime Victim Services Award by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.
CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence
Since 1984, Gail M. Heller has worked for CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence, a comprehensive provider of domestic violence victim services in Ohio. After two years as an administrator, she was promoted to executive director in 1986. She worked for six years as a social services worker with the Ohio Department of Youth Services prior to receiving her master's degree in social work from the Ohio State University. Heller is a member of both the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's Council on Victims' Justice and the Community Justice Victims Council. She is a past president of the Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association (OCCSA), the current president of the Central States Correctional Association and chairs the board of Ohio's network of domestic violence service providers. Heller has served as the appointed Delegate Assembly representative to ACA of OCCSA and Central States for more than 10 years. She is a past chair of ACA's Victims Committee.
Detention (Adult) Two positions
King County Department of Adult Detention
For 30 years, Ray Coleman has worked in both juvenile and adult corrections. He operated a local county juvenile detention center and a state diagnostic and evaluation center for mentally disordered youths in Oklahoma. Coleman also developed and operated a diagnostic and evaluation program for six juvenile court judges in four counties in Northern Indiana. He then became the detention manager for the Jackson County Jail in Kansas City, Mo. In 1983, Coleman became deputy director of the King County Department of Adult Detention in Washington, where he presently serves as division manager. Coleman was one of the principal founders of the American Jail Association (AJA) in 1981 and served as it's first president. He recently opened his third new jail facility, an indirect light, direct supervision facility with 1,388 beds. Coleman has received AJA's Administrator of the Year Award and presently chairs the MA Mental Health Committee. He has served on many ACA committees related to local detention and health care , was a commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and served on ACA's Standards Committee.
Criminal Justice Policy Coordinator
Sarasota County Government
Sally Graham has been involved with corrections in county government for more than 25 years. After receiving her bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Southern Florida in 1977, she became the first woman in Florida to direct a county jail system under a sheriff. Eight years later, she was appointed as a consultant for all 67 county jails in Florida by the secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections. For four years, Graham visited every jail in the state, developing action plans to address problem areas and offered training in all areas of jail operations and management. For the next 10 years, she was a manager at the Orange County Corrections Division in Orlando, Fla., achieving national training department awards and accreditation of the entire system. Graham has been a member of ACA for nearly 20 years and is a charter member of the American Jail Association, serving on its board for three years. She currently is serving Sarasota County Government as its criminal justice coord inator.
Director of Corrections
Arlington County Sheriffs Office
Mike Pinson began his career with the Arlington County Sheriff's Office 16 years ago as a correctional officer. He has since worked as a classification/treatment counselor and supervisor of the alternative programs section. He has served as director of corrections since 1995. In 1998, the American Jail Association presented him with the Howard B. Gill Award as Correctional Administrator of the Year for large jails. Pinson currently serves as vice chair of ACA's Adult Local Detention Committee and is a previous member of the Congress Program Planning Committee. Pinson holds a bachelor's degree from Shepard College.
John W. Welch Jr.
Wicomico County Department of Corrections
Since 1981, John W. Welch Jr. has served as director of the Wicomico County Department of Corrections. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Salisbury State University. Welch currently is a member of ACA's Adult Local Detention Committee and 2000 Congress Program Planning Committee. He also is an active member of the Maryland Correctional Administrators Association and the Maryland Criminal Justice Association. In 1997, Welch achieved certified jail manager status through the American Jail Association. He has ample experience in the corrections profession to represent the membership and actively participate in the development of progressive programs and policies for ACA.
Detention (Juvenile) Two positions
Joyce L. Burrell
Juvenile Justice Services
Joyce L. Burrell is deputy commissioner of the Department of Human Services in Philadelphia. She is responsible for the Division of Juvenile Justice Services, which provides services to approximately 5,000 youths annually in institutional, community-based placements and at home. Burrell acted as administrator of the Youth Services Administration in Washington for the three years prior to her appointment in Philadelphia. She spent a total of 13 years in juvenile justice programs in Washington. She is the East's regional representative to the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA). Burrell also chairs CJCA's Best Practices Committee. She is a member of several juvenile justice-related organizations and task forces.
James C. "Jay" Melvin
Detention Commission for Northern Virginia
James C. "Jay" Melvin has worked in the juvenile detention field for the past 30 years. He has been a social worker, assistant director and executive director. Melvin received a bachelor's degree from Southern Colorado State College and a master's degree in correctional administration from the American University. Melvin has served as president of the Virginia Council on Juvenile Detention, held several committee chairs and served as an ACA auditor of juvenile detention. In addition, Melvin has taught juvenile justice at several community colleges in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
Daniel L. Williamson
Tulsa County Juvenile Detention Home
Daniel L. Williamson became involved with law enforcement and corrections as a marine in 1981. He has specialized training and experience as an MP, K-9 officer, kennel master, trainer, CID agent, adult prison administrator, adult detention officer, pretrial release officer, juvenile intake counselor and juvenile detention accreditation manager. Williamson graduated this past fall from the University of Oklahoma with a master's degree in public administration. He has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Northeastern State University. Williamson is a member of Coweta's First Baptist Church, Boy Scouts of America, American Society for Public Administration, ACA, Oklahoma Correctional Association, National Juvenile Detention Association, Oklahoma Juvenile Detention Association and Correctional Accreditation Managers Association. He has a diverse legal, correctional and criminal justice background and current experience with juvenile detention.
Custody Program Supervisor
Office of Juvenile Affairs
Carol Powell began her career as a social worker with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in 1972. As a social worker, Powell worked in the Oklahoma County Children's Shelter and became administrator of the North Girls' Group Home. In 1979, Powell transferred to the department's placement unit. From there, she transferred to Court-Related and Community Services to assist with the agency's accreditation efforts. Upon the agency's accreditation, Powell became custody program supervisor. In 1995, the Office of Juvenile Affairs broke off from the Department of Human Services to become a separate agency charged with working with juvenile delinquents. Since that time, Powell has overseen the agency's policy as well as its accreditation efforts. In this capacity, she has worked with detention operators in developing licensing standards for detention. Powell has a bachelor's degree in social studies and a master's degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma. She also is an ACA auditor and has audited juvenile programs throughout the United States.
Institution Line Operating Personnel (Adult) Two positions
Probation-Parole Officer I, Department of Corrections --
Division of Community Correction
Henderson County, N.C.
For the past 11 years, Donna Cannon has worked in the Department of Corrections as a correctional officer, correctional sergeant, assistant unit manager and a program supervisor/volunteer coordinator in an adult male facility. Her current position as a probation officer I involves working in court and supervising offenders. Cannon has a bachelor's degree in management and is a state-certified instructor by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Committee. Cannon also has received her advanced criminal justice certification for corrections. In 1993, Cannon was the recipient of the Western Region Award for the North Carolina Correction Association (NCCA) and received the Outstanding Award for Women in Corrections in North Carolina in 1994. In 1998, Cannon received the H.G. Gus Moeller Award for NCCA. Cannon presently is the Nominating Committee chair for NCCA. On the national level, she is serving a term on ACA's Delegate Assembly, representing operating line personnel in adult corrections and is a memb er of ACA's Membership Committee.
Diana L. MacKinnon
Director, Program Services Correctional Division
Nova Scotia Department of Justice
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Diana L. MacKinnon has more than 20 years of correctional experience. She began her career as a correctional officer in Ontario. McKinnon serves as director of program services for which she is responsible for legislation, audits, policies and procedures, conditional release and transfer, program design and implementation, and special projects.
Employee Development Manager
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Correctional Institution
Pam Perrin is employed with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as the employee development manager. She also has been designated as an ACA accreditation manager. Perrin has been with the BOP since 1983. She started her career as a correctional officer. She was named quality control manager for UNICOR in 1986 and then to employee development specialist in 1989. She was promoted to her current position as employee development manager in 1992. Perrin earned an associate's degree in criminal justice at Georgia Military College in 1982.
Joyce Y. Stone
Chief Correctional Supervisor
Federal Correctional Institution (Low)
Joyce Y. Stone is chief correctional supervisor of the low-security Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, N.C. Stone began her career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1987 as a correctional officer at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego. She has worked with both male and female adult offenders throughout her career. She is an active member of ACA, Women Working in Corrections, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice and the Juvenile Justice and Female Offenders' Program. She previously served as a Delegate Assembly member. Stone has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and psychology. She also completed graduate work at the National University School of Law in San Diego. Stone also was an instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga.
Institutional Line Operating Personnel (Juvenile) Two positions
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Dave Alexinas retired from the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) after serving 30 years as a practitioner in various administrative capacities, which included both institutional and parole services. He served his last 10 years as ODYS' accreditation administrator and also has been an ACA auditor for the past eight years. He currently is a corrections consultant for ACA. Alexinas obtained a bachelor's degree from Ohio Northern University and has done extensive graduate work in corrections at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Alexinas also has consulting and auditing experience in juvenile corrections.
Wilder Youth Development Center
Since 1977, Roger Chute has been employed in the juvenile justice system. He has provided direct services to juveniles as a counselor I, counselor II, counselor III and classification coordinator. Chute has experience in indirect service positions including assistant principal, training coordinator, fire safety officer and accreditation manager. He has been actively involved in numerous departmental policy and procedure development projects. Chute is an active member of ACA and has been an auditor for the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections since 1998. He has extensive experience in juvenile justice with which to help in the development of policies and programs for ACA. Chute holds a bachelor's degree in social science and a master's degree of education in guidance and personnel services.
M. Akin Fadeyi
Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Consultant)
Department of Human Services
As assistant deputy commissioner for the Division of Juvenile Justice Services, M. Akin Fadeyi is responsible for compliance with the consent decrees on population mandates and program enhancement. For 11 years, he has held several positions in juvenile justice as an institutional treatment coordinator and project director. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in public administration and has attended many juvenile justice training programs and seminars. Fadeyi serves on several committees/task groups on juvenile justice in Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Executive and Minority Issues committees of the National Juvenile Detention Association.
Bureau Chief Institutions
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Don Feldkamp has been working in the juvenile justice field for 28 years. He began his career at the Loraine County Juvenile Court. During his 18-year tenure there, he assumed a variety of increasingly responsible positions culminating as director of the detention facility. Under Feldkamp's leadership, the Loraine County Juvenile Detention Center was the first of its kind in Ohio to achieve ACA accreditation. Feldkamp joined the Ohio Department of Youth Services in 1989 as deputy superintendent of the Training Institution Central Ohio in Columbus. Since then, he has served as superintendent of three of Ohio's training schools. While superintendent of the Circleville Youth Center, he directed its transition to a nationally recognized reception and assessment center. In addition, he was actively involved in designing and activating Ohio's new state-of-the-art Marion Juvenile Correctional Center, which is scheduled to open in July. Feldkamp sits on a number of juvenile justice boards and is an active member of the ACA, serving as an auditor and a consultant.
Institution (Adult) Two positions
Mary V. Leftridge Byrd
State Correctional Institutional at Chester
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Mary V. Leftridge Byrd is superintendent of the State Correctional Institution at Chester for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. She has more than 20 years of experience in correctional management, administration, programs and service provisions. She currently manages a 1,000-bed correctional institution for men, which provides a therapeutic community to address drug and alcohol addiction. She is active in ACA, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association and has worked as a trainer and consultant for the National Institute of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Correctional Research Systems, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice and Criminal Justice Institute. Byrd is immediate past chair of ACA's Women Working in Corrections Committee, is president of the National Association on Programs for Female Offenders and has served as an elected representative to ACA's Delegate Assembly for three years. She also has been hon ored by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and has been published in the Maryland Bar Journal, Corrections Today, The Corrections Professional and The Commitment.
National Law Enforcement and Correctional Technology Center-Southeast
Arthur Leonardo is a retired New York State Prison superintendent with more than 30 years of state service. He currently works as a program manager for the National Law Enforcement and Correction Technology Center-Southeast in Florida. Leonardo also is editor of the Correction Security Report and executive director of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents.
Regional Prisons Administrator
Michigan Department of Corrections
Denise Quarles has worked for the Michigan Department of Corrections since 1971, having had a broad range of experience with increasing levels of responsibility. She is one of the first females to hold many of these positions. Quarles began her career as a probation officer at Detroit Recorder's Court. Her career also has included positions as a parole agent, manager of a halfway house for inmates, assistant deputy warden for a maximum-security prison, manager of a prison reception center, warden for four prisons and deputy director of field services. Her current position involves the supervision of wardens for 15 prisons and general oversight of the operations of those facilities. Quarles received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Eastern Michigan University and a master's degree in sociology from the University of Detroit. She was able to expand her knowledge of criminal justice as a member of delegations to South Africa, China, Japan, Hong Kong and the previous Soviet Socialist Republic. Quarles' ACA involvement has included serving on the Awards, Credentials and Adult Correctional Facilities committees. She also was a member of an ACA consultant team, which shared with the Hawaii Corrections Department recommended alternatives to incarceration for female offenders.
Michigan Department of Corrections
Pam Withrow has been with the Michigan Department of Corrections since 1976, starting as a counselor and working her way up to warden. She received a bachelor's degree in social science from Michigan State University in 1975. Withrow is a member of the Michigan Corrections Association for which she co-chaired conferences and was a trustee and membership chair. She also was co-chair of the 1996 National Conference for Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice arid is a member of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents for which she served as sergeant at arms, treasurer and a member of the board of directors. In addition, Withrow has been on the steering committee for ACA's Women Working in Corrections group and has been a presenter, evaluator and moderator for ACA conferences.
Institutions (Juvenile) Two positions
Topeka Juvenile Correctional Facility
Brenda Cervantes has been a clinical social worker for the Topeka Juvenile Correctional Facility for the past 15 years. During this time, she has worked with juvenile offenders and their families. She conducts individual therapy with juvenile offenders and also co-facilitates a sex-offender therapy group. She has been a member of Kansas Correctional Association (KCA) for eight years and has served on its membership, spring conference and annual fall conference committees. She received an award from KCA in 1997 for Employee of the Second Quarter and in 1998, was honored with the Institutional Employee of the Year Award. Cervantes also was an ACA scholarship winner at the Orlando, Fla., conference.
Virginia Correctional Association
Joyce Fogg began her career in corrections more than 30 years ago at the Hanover School for Boys, a Virginia training school operated by the Department of Welfare and Institutions. Since then, she has worked in adult community corrections, youth services, correctional administration and the governor's office. Fogg has worked with the Virginia Board of Corrections and the Board of Juvenile Justice. She has served on several task forces in Virginia, including: Teen Pregnancy, Detention Crowding and Juvenile Justice Reform. She has served as assistant to the director of the Department of Juvenile Justice and assistant secretary of public safety for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is president of the Virginia Correctional Association and an active member of ACA.
Nehemiah Don Mead
Echo Glen Children's Center
Nehemiah Don Mead has served as superintendent of Echo Glen Children's Center in Seattle since 1995. From 1991 to 1994, he was director of Juvenile Hall (Youth Guidance Center) in San Francisco. Mead was administrator of Berrien County Juvenile Center in Michigan from 1974 to 1991 and, from 1976 to 1990, was an adjunct faculty member at Lake Michigan College. Mead holds a doctorate degree in educational administration and educational and developmental psychology. He designed a program that was designated as the Outstanding Detention Program by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Mead is recipient of the Michigan Juvenile Detention Association (MJDA) Distinguished Service Award, the Berrien County Probate Court Distinguished Service Award and the Lake Michigan College Certificate of Meritorious Service. He has served as MJDA president and as a member of ACA's Delegate Assembly.
Denis J. Shumate
Belouit Juvenile Correctional Facility
Denis J. Shumate has nearly 37 years of experience in juvenile corrections, as a clinical psychologist for three years early in his career and as superintendent of the Beloit Juvenile Correctional Facility since 1966. He also has served as a school psychologist and clinical psychologist in a mental health center. Shumate spent a year as acting superintendent of the Youth Center at Topeka from 1988 to 1989. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Kansas. Shumate has been active in ACA since 1976, having served as a member of the Delegate Assembly and Board of Governors. He has served on several ACA committees, including the Standards Committee and the Juvenile Justice Committee, which he chaired from 1987 to 1989. Shumate has been a member of the National Association of Juvenile Correctional Agencies since 1967, and served as president from 1987 to 1991. Shumate works in a four-time ACA-accredited agency. He has served as an ACA accreditation auditor since 1990, participating in more than 40 audits, many as committee chair.
Institutions of Higher Learning Four positions
Carolyn V. Atkins
Professor of Criminal Justice
Carolyn V. Atkins, Ph.D., has worked in corrections for many years as a correctional officer, social worker, administrator, superintendent and member and chair of the Missouri Parole Board before she began her teaching career 14 years ago. She attended her first ACA convention in 1972 and has been involved ever since. She is serving her fourth term as a member of ACA's Delegate Assembly in the area of institutions of higher learning. She serves as secretary for the Association of Programs for Female Offenders and is on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. She also has served on the Advisory Committee on Resolution and Policy Development and presented papers at workshops. She holds degrees from Morgan State University, Washington University-St. Louis, Central State University-Missouri and St. Louis University.
Peter M. Carlson
Christopher Newport University
University of Virginia
Peter M. Carlson serves as associate professor at Christopher Newport University, a campus of the University of Virginia in Newport News, Va. He teaches criminal justice at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Carlson retired last year from the Federal Bureau of Prisons for which he served for 30 years in roles ranging from case manager to warden and also held the responsibilities of an assistant director for the agency and regional director for the Western region. He received his doctorate degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. Carlson has served on several ACA committees, as an accreditation auditor and as a member of the Delegate Assembly representing adult institutions.
Professor of Criminal Justice
University of Louisiana -- Lafayette
Burk Foster began his career in criminal justice on his 21st birthday as a local police officer in Oklahoma. He has been a professor of criminal justice at the University of Louisiana -- Lafayette since the department was established in 1974 and has served on active duty as a lieutenant with the U.S. Air Force Security Police. Foster holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He has been a member of ACA for many years and is an active member of the Research Council and the Professional Education Council. His research interests include prison history, sentencing, long-term inmates, executive clemency and the death penalty. Much of his research has focused on the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for which he serves on the museum's board of directors.
Gary D. Maynard
University of Oklahoma
Director of Corrections and Public Safety College of Continuing Education
Gary D. Maynard began his corrections career with Oklahoma corrections in 1970 as a counselor and later conducted pre-parole investigations and served as chief counselor. He also served as a psychologist for the Bureau of Prisons, assistant commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Corrections, warden of Oklahoma State Penitentiary and also served five years as its director. Maynard was a commissioner on ACA's Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and served on the Standards Committee. He has been an auditor of juvenile facilities, jails and adult correctional institutions since 1980 and has been a member of ACA since 1974. This year, Maynard authored the 13th edition of Correction Officer by ARCOI Publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in counseling psychology. He teaches criminal justice and conflict resolution at the University of South Carolina
Joann B. Morton
College of Criminal Justice
University of South Carolina
Sam S. Souryal
Joann B. Morton's 30 years of professional experience are almost equally divided between university work and upper-level management positions in corrections. She has served ACA as vice president, program chair, chair of the Advisory Committee on Resolutions and Policy Development, member of the Standards Committee as well as numerous other committees. Morton also served as president of the Association on Programs for Female Offenders, was a charter member of the South Carolina Correctional Association and chaired the Conference Program Planning Committee three times and the Southern States Correctional Association's Program Committee twice. She also chaired the fourth National Conference for Women in Corrections and Juvenile Justice as well as the sixth National Workshop on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders. Morton currently chairs the Professional Education Council. She has received ACA's E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award and Peter P. Lejins Research Award.
Sam Houston State University and California Correctional Leadership Institute
Sam S. Souryal teaches corrections and criminal justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and at the California Correctional Leadership Institute. He is a regular speaker at ACA and Texas Probation Association meetings. His main interests are in the areas of correctional organization, management ethics and developing leadership. He also is an active member of ACA's Education Council. An ACA videotape featuring Souryal recently has been completed and distributed throughout the corrections community. Souryal also is an expert on correctional training for which he has offered seminars to managers and correctional officers in Kansas, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as several foreign countries. His latest contribution is a chapter in Prison and Jail Administration (Aspen Publications, 1999).
Dorothy A. Stanfill
Corrections Department and Associate Professor of Law Enforcement
Dorothy A. Stanfill has six years of higher education and 22 years of employment in various criminal justice facets. From 1985 to 1990, she worked at the Indiana Department of Corrections as a correctional officer, counselor and release coordinator. Presently, Stanfill is chair of the Corrections Department and has been an associate professor for 10 years at Vincennes University. Having served in numerous offices and chairmanships in different organizations, she was elected president of Indiana Correctional Association (ICA) from 1998 to 1999 and of the Indiana Business and Professional Women 1985 to 1986. She has made contacts with leaders throughout the country. Stanfill will chair a new committee for ICA this year, which will focus primarily on promoting the benefits of ACA/ICA involvement to university students and professionals and to encourage ICA attendance at its annual conferences and ACA events.
Vincennes University, Indiana
Jeanne B. Stinchcomb [ldots]
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Florida Atlantic University
In addition to teaching, advising and administering grants, Jeanne B. Stinchcomb coordinates Florida Atlantic University's master of justice policy and management program. Stinchcomb's career includes more than 30 years of experience in colleges, training academies and justice agencies. She is former director of staff development for Miami-Dade County's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, past president of the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel and has served as a consultant and trainer for the National Institute of Corrections, for which she developed in-service promotional examinations and evaluated correctional training programs. Stinchcomb's publications include Introduction to Corrections (Prentice Hall) and Managing Stress: Derforming Under Pressure (ACA), along with articles published in Corrections Management Quarterly, American Jails and Corrections Today. She currently serves on ACA's Research Committee and Professional Certification Board, as well as Corrections Compendium's advisory board.
Parole or Post-Release Supervision (Adult)
Community Corrections Supervisor
Washington State Department of Corrections
Karen Adams has been employed by the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) since 1989. She has supervised the Everett field office and Day Reporting Center since 1996. Adams has been actively involved in the supervision of mentally ill offenders both as a community corrections officer and as a supervisor. She is a past president and board member of the Community Action for the Mentally Ill Offender and has represented the DOC on several committees involved with issues related to mentally ill offenders. Adams most recently was appointed to represent the DOC as a member of the Sex Offender Management Team, which is being developed to oversee the implementation of a risk-management transition process (Triage) that best manages sex offenders returning to the community. She has developed training on supervising mentally ill offenders for the Adult Academy Services at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Seattle. She also has conducted training for both the adult and juvenile services academies. Adam s holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in sociology and has been a member of ACA since 1997.
D. Paul Keiser
Division of Community Corrections
Since 1975, Paul Keiser has worked for the Virginia Department of Corrections in the Community Corrections Division as an adult probation and parole officer, a deputy chief probation and parole officer and a regional program manager, working in both rural and urban environments. Keiser received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Marquette University and developed a project to conduct computerized court criminal record checks on offenders from district offices, which now is available throughout Virginia. His current responsibilities include the transitioning of correctional field units to a detention center and diversion center and the development and implementation of day reporting centers, one of which includes the first drug court in Virginia. He also was involved in the 1999 ACA accreditation process of Virginia's adult probation and parole offices and is a past chair of the Special Education Advisory Board for Roanoke County Schools.
Parole or Post-Release Supervision -- Line Level (Adult)
Correctional Field Supervisor
Division of Community Corrections
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Nancy DiBenedetto has been working in the corrections field for the past 15 years. She began her career as a correctional officer, became a sergeant and lieutenant, and then a social worker in the Wisconsin prison system. DiBenedetto entered the probation and parole field in 1988 as a probation and parole agent and in 1992, became a field supervisor in Madison. DiBenedetto holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in counseling. She is an active member of an ACA committee and Delegate Assembly. She currently is president of the Wisconsin Correctional Association. On a national level, DiBenedetto was one of the first members to benefit from ACA's scholarship program. She recently spoke at an ACA workshop involving neighborhood supervision -- the Madison Model.
Gloria M. Petretee
U.S. Probation Officer
U.S. Probation Service
Eastern District of Washington
Gloria M. Petretee was a appointed U.S. probation officer for the Eastern district of Washington in 1991. Prior to this, she was employed as a community corrections officer for the Department of Corrections for 11 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Washington State University. Her duties as a U.S. probation officer have included regular and pretrial supervision for adults. She also has worked in pretrial and presentence units. She is the internship program coordinator for her district and serves on the Drug Sanction and Pretrial committees. Petretee currently serves as one of the Eastern area co-chairs for the Washington Correctional Association and has been on the board since 1992.
Richard J. Billak
Private Community-Based Correctional Organization (Four positions)
Chief Executive Officer
Community Corrections Association
Richard J. Billak is chief executive officer of the Community Corrections Associations Inc., a private nonprofit agency. Since 1947, he has been responsible for developing the organization into its 101-person staff and has overseen programs including residential, vocational and substance abuse. Billak received his doctorate degree from Kent State University in 1976 and is a licensed psychologist in Ohio. Billak currently serves as committee chair for ACA's Residential Community Corrections Committee. He has also served as president of the Ohio Halfway House Association, the Ohio Community Corrections Organization and the International Community Corrections Association. In addition, he was appointed by the state director as a member of the State Advisory Board for Community Corrections and served on the Governor's Committee on Prison and Jail Crowding. He also has been an adjunct professor at Youngstown State University and Kent State University.
National Social Services Consultant
Lt. Col. Paul Bollwahn began his present position in 1995 with more than 26 years of experience in social services administration. His office provides coordination on the wide variety of social programs and issues addressed by the Salvation Army, including correctional chaplaincy and community correctional programming. From 1977 to 1982, he directed the Social Services Administration Office at the Midwest territorial headquarters. Prior to becoming a Salvation Army officer, he worked for the Illinois Department of Mental Health, the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago and the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago. While in Chicago, he worked extensively with the Illinois State Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons to refine one of the Army's first community-based correctional programs. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in social work. Bollwahn staffs the Army's National Social Services Commission and has been a part-time instructor at several universities. A member of the Ac ademy of Certified Social Workers, serving on the board of the National Network for Social Work Managers, he was a recipient of the Citation for Distinguished Human Services Leadership, given by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bollwahn also is a member of ACA's Delegate Assembly.
Director of Business Development
Community Corrections Corporation
Dominic Lisa is director of business development for the Community Corrections Corp. in Roseland, N.J. The company provides transitional services for adults and adolescents in several states across the county. Lisa previously was assistant clinical director at one of the facilities. He received a bachelor's degree in health education from Jersey City State College and a master's degree in public health from New York University. Lisa recently was elected second vice president to the board of directors for the New Jersey Chapter of ACA and serves on the Substance Abuse Committee. He serves on the board of directors of the International Community Corrections Association, representing for-profit organizations and also serves on the Membership Committee. As a member of the American Probation and Parole Association, he serves both the Public Relations and the Media Awards committees.
Daniel L. Lombardo
President and Chief Executive Officer
Volunteers of America - Delaware Valley
Daniel L. Lombardo has been involved with adult and juvenile corrections for 30 years. Since 1988, he has been president/CEO of Volunteers of America-Delaware Valley. His prior experience includes three years as vice president of Volunteers of America-Northern Texas, four years as president and owner of a management consulting firm, gubernatorial appointment to the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources and legislative committee staff to the Louisiana Legislature. Lombardo presently serves as a member of the ACA Delegate Assembly, has been on the board of directors of International Community Corrections Association and hosted the first "What Works" conference in Philadelphia in 1993. In 1999, he was elected to the board of directors of the International Corrections and Prisons Association. He serves as a member of the National Corrections Steering Committee for Volunteers of America.
Chief Executive Officer
Jane O'Shaughnessy began her career as a child welfare worker and later served as a juvenile probation officer. She managed a community release facility in St. Louis from 1973 to 1976 and served as an adjunct professor of social work at St. Louis University. Between 1976 and 1985, O'Shaughnessy supervised the accreditation staff of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. She was directly involved in developing and implementing national standards for adult and juvenile correctional programs. A former member of the Colorado State Parole Board, she joined Cornerstone as chief executive officer in 1986. Active in ACA since 1976, O'Shaughnessy was a board member of ACA, the International Halway House Association and the Association on Programs for Female Offenders. She is a founding member of the Women's Task Force of ACA and an author of articles on standards and accreditation. O'Shaughnessy has published articles in Corrections Today and Corrections Magazine. She also authored Standards for Correctional Systems for Women Offenders. O'Shaughnessy holds a master's degree in social work and a bachelor's degree in political science.
Mary K. Shilton
International Community Corrections Association
Mary K. Shilton is an advocate for improved correctional systems, interagency problem-solving and correctional programs that work closely with other public safety and human service agencies. Since 1971, Shilton has been involved in corrections, criminal justice planning and law-related work at the local, regional and national levels. Most recently, she served as the Washington, D.C., representative for the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA). She also served the Bureau of State and Local Affairs in the Office of National Drug Control Policy and as deputy director of the National Association of Criminal Justice Planners. Shilton is co-chair of the Corrections, Sentencing and Guidelines Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee for Community Corrections. As a member of the ACA Legislative Committee, Shilton has worked with ACA's Community Corrections and Legal committees to develop several new ABA policies that attend t o diversity and disparity in the justice system. Shilton has a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies, youth and corrections from the University of Oregon and a juris doctorate degree from Hastings College of Law, University of California.
Loretta C. Thomson
Washington Halfway Homes
For the past 18 years, Loretta C. Thompson has been responsible for the internal management and development of community correctional programs for the women of Washington Halfway Homes. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology and urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in urban studies and criminal justice from Howard University and has pursued doctorate studies at the University of Maryland in criminology and criminal justice. Thompson is a member of the International Association of Halfway Houses, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice and Network of Female Offenders. She also serves as an accreditation auditor for ACA's Commission on Accreditation for Corrections in the area of residential and rehabilitative facilities.
S. Anne Walker
Alston Wilkes Society
Since 1987, S. Anne Walker has been executive director of the Alston Wilkes Society. Walker worked for the Alston Wilkes Society from 1972 to 1979, first as a family services counselor and then as a casework supervisor. Under Walker's leadership, the Alston Wilkes Society became an ACA affiliate in 1990. From 1979 to 1981, she was self-employed in the speaking/training field and then went on to work in higher education from 1981 to 1987. Walker is president of the International Community Corrections Association, an active member of South Carolina Correctional Association and a past president of the South Carolina Probation and Parole Association. Walker currently is completing a term as an elected member of ACA's Delegate Assembly. She is a member of ACA's Community Corrections Committee, previously served on ACA's Professional Development Committee, and is an appointed member of the ACA Board of Governors to fill an unexpired term. Walker received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Lander College and a m aster's degree in education from the University of South Carolina.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Community Justice Assistance Division
Susan Cranford has been in the criminal justice field for 24 years. She worked her way through the Texas prison system and became a senior warden in 1985. In 1994, she was promoted to assistant director of the State Jail Division, which was designed to divert lower-degree felony offenders from prison. Cranford was promoted to director of the Community Justice Assistance Division in 1996. She has reorganized the division to better serve local supervision offices, strengthened commitment to drug treatment programs, established an offender tracking system and improved the division's auditing program. Cranford holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a master's degree from Sam Houston State University. She is a past president of the Texas Corrections Association, a past officer and current member of the Board of Directors for the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents and is a member of ACA's Delegate Assembly, representing the Texas Corrections Association. In 1997, she was honored as Outstanding Woman in Texas Government by Gov. George W. Bush.
James E Dare
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court
Adult Probation Department
James E. Dare, L.I.S.W., has worked in adult probation for 16 years, holding the following positions: probation officer, intensive supervision officer, coordinator, supervisor, accreditation manager, division manager, assistant director and director. He also is an ACA accreditation auditor and manuscript reviewer. Dare obtained a bachelor's degree in rehabilitation education from Wright State University and has taken several ACA correspondence courses. He also served in the U.S. Navy -- N.S.N.R. -- submarine service. Dare is an active member of ACA, Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association, Correctional Accreditation Managers Association, American Probation and Parole Association, Correctional Accreditation Association of Ohio, Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association, and several local and state advisory boards.
Program Manager I
Department of Public Safely and Corrections
Peter BonHomme has worked with troubled youths of Louisiana since 1978. He worked his way through the ranks to the position of executive director at a nonprofit residential facility, before joining the Louisiana Department of Corrections. For the past 12 years, BonHomme has worked with the Office of Youth Development in several positions, including duties as a probation officer, placement supervisor, assistant program administrator and program manager I. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Active in the accreditation process in Louisiana, he also has served as an ACA auditor for several years.
Jesse E Williams Jr.
Chief Probation Officer
Juvenile Probation Department
Jesse E. Williams Jr. currently serves as chief probation officer of the Juvenile Probation Department for the city and county of San Francisco, where he is responsible for the management of probation, community services, placement services, detention and long-term commitment services. He also is responsible for revamping of the juvenile justice system for the city and county in partnership with the Delancey Street Foundation and other juvenile justice stakeholders via the implementation of the San Francisco Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Action Plan. Prior to assuming this position, Williams was deputy commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice Services; administrator of the Youth Services Administration in Washington, D.C.; assistant secretary for administration for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and deputy director of the Maryland Juvenile Services Administration. Williams is a past president of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Ad ministrators. He is an active member of the Chief Probation Officers of California and ACA, a former member of the Board of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League and a past president of the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association.
Probation Line Level (Adult)
Community Sentencing Deputy Direction
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Justin Jones has worked for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in many capacities since 1977. He has been a probation and parole officer, district probation and parole supervisor, deputy director of probation and parole, regional director and deputy director of community sentencing. Jones holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and communications. He has served as president of the Oklahoma Corrections Association and currently is the national conference chair for the Correctional Accreditation Managers Association Year 2000 Conference. Jones also is an ACA auditor and book reviewer, and previously served as a member of the Delegate Assembly. In addition, Jones is a member of the International Community Corrections Association and American Probation and Parole Association.
Richard J. Nimer
Director of Program Services
Florida Department of Corrections
Richard J. Nimer began his career with the Florida Department of Corrections in 1984 as a correctional training officer and was promoted to assistant to the secretary in 1985. Between 1987 and 1993, Nimer held the positions of community supervision administrator, correctional programs administrator and was promoted to chief of the Bureau of Programs and Quality in 1997. In 1999, Secretary Michael W. Moore appointed Nimer to the position of assistant secretary of program services. This office is responsible for program development, management, oversight and delivery of all department programs to offenders and inmates. Nimer received his bachelor's degree from Loyola University, New Orleans and his master's degree from Florida State University.
Probation Line Level (Juvenile)
Department of Youth Services
Since 1979, Fred Baxter has worked in several positions in juvenile services in Ohio, including one year as a substance abuse specialist, two years as an executive director, seven years as a probation officer, five years as a parole officer and six years as a casework supervisor. Baxter received his bachelor's degree in social work from Bowling Green State University and his master's degree in social work from the University of Cincinnati. Baxter is a certified ACA auditor and plans to use his experience in juvenile services and correctional committees for the further development of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.
Joseph E. "Ed" Isolani
State Director of Juvenile
Probation and Parole
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Joseph E. "Ed" Isolani has worked with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections since 1985, beginning his career as an executive officer, program manager and program administrator. In 1989, he was appointed assistant director of juvenile services and was named state director of juvenile probation and parole in 1995. Isolani has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Nicholls State University and has been active in supporting ACA programs and policies. He heads a fully ACA-accredited juvenile probation and parole agency. Isolani also is involved in youth services in his community and serves as scoutmaster for a local Boy Scouts of America troop.
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