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					       2010 ACA Election —
       Candidates and Voting Instructions
       This year’s slate of candidates was selected by ACA’s Nominating Committee during its
     meeting on Nov. 16, 2009. Candidates were chosen for president-elect, vice president and
     treasurer positions, along with nominees to the Board of Governors, the Commission on
     Accreditation for Corrections and the Delegate Assembly. Candidates for all the positions
     are listed on the following pages, along with brief summaries of their backgrounds.

       You are eligible to vote in this year’s election if your ACA membership was paid
     through April 1, 2010. The following membership categories have one vote:

                     Professional I
                     Professional II
                     Executive Gold
                     Life
                     Supporting Patron
                     Organizational
                     Dual-Member Chapters and Affiliated Organizations

       Your ballot is attached to the cover of this magazine, including the postage-paid return
     envelope. You may also vote online at https://www.esc-vote.com/aca2010. The Web site
     opens April 19. You will need your ACA membership ID number to vote. Your member num-
     ber can be found above your name on the mailing label of this magazine and/or on your
     membership card. You can also call 800-222-5646, ext. 0129, to obtain your member number.
     You must have your member number for the paper ballot and the Web ballot.

        Paper ballots should be mailed to:    American Correctional Association
                                              c/o Election Services Corporation
                                              P.O. Box 9021
                                              Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-9824


      The closing date for the election is May 19, 2010. Paper ballots must be postmarked by
     May 19. Web voting will close at 11:59 p.m. on May 19.




34 — April 2010 Corrections Today
                                                    OFFICERS
President-Elect
Christopher B. Epps
Commissioner
Mississippi Department of Corrections

    Appointed commissioner in 2002, Christopher B. Epps began his career in corrections as a Mississippi
Department of Corrections (MDOC) correctional officer in 1982. Epps, honored as the longest serving com-
missioner in the history of MDOC, has held virtually every management and supervisory position in the
agency. He holds a master’s degree in guidance/counseling, a bachelor’s degree in elementary education,
and was honorably discharged from the Mississippi Army National Guard with the rank lieutenant colonel.
He has been elected and appointed to numerous ACA boards, serves as treasurer, and is an ACA auditor.
President-elect of the Southern States Correctional Association, Epps was recently appointed to the Correctional Peace Officers
Foundation National Board of Directors. Under Epps, MDOC became fully ACA accredited in 2008, and was the 14th state agency
to receive the ACA Eagle Award. If elected, Epps will bring a proven record of leadership to the post.

Albert Murray
Commissioner
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

    Albert Murray became Georgia’s commissioner Jan. 23, 2004. He began his career in Tennessee in 1970
and eventually earned the rank of assistant commissioner. In Tennessee, he oversaw the accreditation of
all juvenile facilities. In 1997, Murray was appointed the first commissioner of the Kansas Juvenile Justice
Authority, and under his leadership all juvenile facilities were fully accredited. In 2003, he served as
deputy commissioner for the Alabama Department of Corrections. In Georgia, the agency has maintained
an accredited school program for juveniles, and Murray brought to closure Civil Rights of Institutional-
ized Persons Act oversight by the U.S. Department of Justice. Murray has previously served on ACA’s Board of Governors, its
Delegate Assembly, and its Nominating and Standards committees. He is a 2009 E.R. Cass recipient. In addition, he is a member
of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, the National Associa-
tion of Blacks in Criminal Justice and Georgia’s Juvenile Services Association. He is a past president of the Tennessee Correc-
tional Association, and has been an ACA member since 1982. Murray holds a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s
degree in English.

Vice President
Patricia L. Caruso
Director
Michigan Department of Corrections

    Patricia L. Caruso is director of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). Caruso’s focus for
MDOC is on controlling prison growth and reserving expensive prison beds for the most violent and dan-
gerous offenders. Initiatives are aimed at rethinking and re-emphasizing the use of community corrections
approaches to slow new prison commitments and reduce the number of returning technical parole viola-
tors. Caruso joined the department in 1988 as assistant business manager of Kinross Correctional Facility.
She served as business manager at Hiawatha Correctional Facility and as correctional facility manager for
the Chippewa correctional facilities. In 1991, she was named warden of the Chippewa Correctional Facility, a multilevel prison,
and the Straits Correctional Facility, a minimum-security prison. In 2000, she was appointed as one of three regional prison admin-
istrators for the Correctional Facilities Administration (CFA), overseeing 13 prisons and eight camps from Saginaw to the tip of
the Upper Peninsula. Prior to her appointment as director, Caruso held the post of CFA deputy director. Caruso was elected vice
president of ACA for a two-year term beginning in August 2008. She also serves as president of the Association of State Correctional
Administrators. She is a past member of ACA’s Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, its Standards Committee and its
Program Planning Committee. She is also a past president of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents
and remains active in a number of other professional correctional organizations. She holds a master’s degree from the University
of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from Lake Superior State University.

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                          Mark H. Saunders
                          Vice President
                          The Nakamoto Group Inc.

                             Mark H. Saunders patrolled his first corrections walk line in 1977 with the Military Police in Ft. Bliss,
                          Texas. His career has spanned the decades with experience as a police officer, probation counselor,
                          classification specialist, unit manager, warden, overseas warden advisor, deputy director and vice
                          president. After earning his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas at El
                          Paso, Saunders declined an appointment with the FBI in favor of a position with the Ohio Department
                          of Rehabilitation and Correction. He served in Iraq as part of an American team commissioned with
   establishing the Iraqi Corrections System. He later worked in jail administration as deputy director of the Louisville Metro
   Department of Corrections, and now manages the on-site detention monitoring program for Immigration and Customs
   Enforcement under the auspices of Homeland Security. Saunders was recently selected to lead a delegation of corrections
   professionals to South Africa. He has served as an elected member of ACA’s Executive Committee since 2004 and is past-
   president of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents. Other affiliations include the American Jail
   Association, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice,
   the National Correctional Industries Association, the Correctional Education Association, the National Sheriffs’ Association,
   the Ohio Wardens and Superintendents Association, and the Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association. He has
   served on numerous ACA committees since 1990 and, if elected, will continue to serve the corrections field with dedication
   and integrity.

   Treasurer
                          David A. Gaspar
                          Criminal Justice Consultant
                          Phoenix

                                David A. Gaspar is an independent consultant with 30 years of experience in executive level positions in
                            government and private nonprofit sectors. Gaspar has served as the chief operating officer for a
                            community-based provider of comprehensive mental health services, managing the day-to-day operations
                            of programs and services in the areas of substance abuse and mental health. He serves on ACA’s Board of
                            Governors and its task force on disproportionate minority contact. Gaspar has previously served as chair
                            of ACA’s Professional Educational Council and as president of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Admin-
   istrators. He also served on the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission and on the Administrative Council of the Arizona Supreme
   Court’s Commission on Minorities Project on Minority Overrepresentation. Gaspar has experience in training and education with-
   in the criminal justice field, and is also an author. He previously served on the board of the National Correctional Trainers Associ-
   ation, and has been an adjunct faculty for a local community college system. He was recognized with the National Public Service
   Award from the National Association of Public Administrators, as well as the Far West Community Service Award from the
   League of United Latin American Citizens. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from West Virginia University.



                          Mary L. Livers, Ph.D.
                          Deputy Secretary
                          Louisianan Office of Juvenile Justice

                             Mary L. Livers, Ph.D., has been an ACA member since 1977, and has served in the corrections agencies
                          of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Maryland and Louisiana, rising through the ranks to agency head. Today she
                          leads the Louisiana juvenile justice agency in a systemic reform effort. Livers holds a bachelor’s degree
                          and a master’s of social work from Louisiana State University, and a doctorate degree from the University
                          of Oklahoma. She has served ACA as a member of the Executive Committee, Board of Governors and Dele-
                          gate Assembly, as well as a member on numerous committees, including Parole and Post Release Supervi-
   sion, Adult Institutions, Congress Program Planning, Standards, Juvenile Corrections, Correctional Industries, Correctional
   Awards, and Resolution and Policy Development Advisory. She has also served as an auditor. She is a member of the North
   American Association of Wardens and Superintendents, the Southern States Correctional Association, and a founding member of
   the Association of Women Executives in Corrections. Livers’ platform for ACA leadership is to use “common cents” and to pro-
   mote the values of the organization for the best interest of the members.

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                               BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Aftercare or Post-release Supervision – Juvenile (1 position)
Lisa J. Bjergaard
Director, Division of Juvenile Services
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

    Lisa J. Bjergaard serves as division director of juvenile services for the North Dakota Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation. Prior to this role, she served as regional manager and case manager
within the division. She is responsible for the administration and management of the state’s secure
youth correctional facilities, adolescent shelters and domestic violence shelters. Bjergaard has exten-
sive board work and committee experience in the areas of finance, strategic planning and executive-
level administration with local, statewide and national boards. She received a bachelor’s degree in
religion from Concordia College and a master’s degree in public safety with a specialization in criminal justice from Capella
University.


Robert Rosenbloom
Deputy Commissioner, Community Services and Intake Division
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

    Robert Rosenbloom, JD, CPM, began his corrections career in 1976 when, as an attorney, he became
interested in counseling offenders. He has held the positions of probation officer, counselor, center
director and assistant regional director with the Georgia Department of Corrections. He began work
with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice in 1999. As deputy commissioner of community ser-
vices and intake, he has responsibility for 22 detention centers in Georgia, as well as services to youths
in the community. Rosenbloom has served as president of the Georgia Probation Association and the
Georgia Correctional Association. He is currently on the Board of Governors and Delegate Assembly, and has presented
workshops at ACA conferences on such topics as legal liability and school-based supervision. Rosenbloom has a bachelor’s
degree from Kent State University and a juris doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School. In addition, he is a certified
public manager.


At-Large Ethnic Minority (2 positions)

Raul S. Banasco
Deputy Chief
Osceola County (Fla.) Corrections Department

   Raul S. Banasco, CCE, CPM, MPA, CJM, began his career in the juvenile justice/corrections field in
1986 with the New York State Juvenile Justice Department. In 1988, he joined the Florida State Depart-
ment of Corrections (FDOC) as a correctional officer. During his 19 years with FDOC, he served as a
classification officer, probation officer, classification supervisor, warden and director of staff develop-
ment. In October 2006, he was appointed major at the Orange County (Fla.) Corrections Department in
Orlando, Fla. In September 2008, he was appointed deputy chief of the Osceola County (Fla.) Correc-
tions Department. Banasco has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Iona College, and a master’s degree in public adminis-
tration from Florida Atlantic University. He is a certified public manager, certified jail manager, certified corrections execu-
tive, an auditor for ACA, and a graduate of the Orange County Government Leadership Institute. He is a member of ACA, as
well as the American Jail Association, the North American Association of Warden’s and Superintendents, and the Florida
Council on Crime and Delinquency. He served on ACA’s Professional Education Council and its Programs Committee, and is a
founding member and past president of the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice.




                                                                                             April 2010 Corrections Today — 37
                          Ekpe D. Ekpe
                          Superintendent
                          New York State Department of Correctional Services

                           Since 1984, Ekpe D. Ekpe has worked for the New York State Department of Correctional Services.
                        He has served as education counselor, program coordinator, deputy superintendent, first deputy
                        superintendent, and, currently, as superintendent. Ekpe serves as a member of the board of directors
                        for New York State Corrections and Youth Services Association and New York State Minorities in Crim-
                        inal Justice. For the past four years, he has served as an at-large ethnic minority member of the ACA
                        Board of Governors. He is also the liaison for the ACA Mental Health Committee to the Board of Gover-
   nors. Ekpe plans to continue to use his experience in the corrections field to actively participate in program and policy
   developments that will not only benefit the organization as a whole but also individual members. Ekpe has several under-
   graduate and graduate degrees from the State University of Brockport and Rochester Institute of Technology.




                          Kenneth E. Lassiter
                          Correctional Superintendent, Charlotte Correctional Institution
                          North Carolina Department of Corrections

                           Following his enlistment in the U.S. Army in 1989, Kenneth E. Lassiter began his career in correc-
                       tions as a correctional officer for the North Carolina Department of Corrections. Lassiter was promot-
                       ed through the ranks and is currently employed as correctional superintendent at Charlotte Correc-
                       tional Institution. In addition, he is president of the North Carolina Correctional Association, which
                       affords him the opportunity to represent North Carolina on ACA’s Delegate Assembly. He also is a
                       member of the ACA Dual Membership Chapters and State and Geographical Affiliates and the ACA
   Membership committees. Lassiter is also a member of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, North American
   Association of Wardens and Superintendents, Correctional Peace Officer Foundation, and Southern States Correctional Asso-
   ciation.




                          B. Diane Williams
                          President and Chief Executive Officer
                          Safer Foundation

                              Diane Williams is president and chief executive officer of the Safer Foundation, one of the nation’s
                           largest nonprofit providers of employment placement and job readiness training for people with criminal
                           records. Under Williams’ leadership, Safer has built a reputation nationally and internationally as an orga-
                           nization that effectively integrates corrections, community and business/employer strategies to ensure
                           public safety. Williams has more than 20 years experience working with the criminal justice population.
                           She has served in consulting roles for several U.S. federal agencies and has served on the National Institute
   of Corrections Advisory Board. As a member of the ACA Delegate Assembly, Williams has been a voice on issues in the areas of
   community corrections and reentry. She has facilitated and participated in a number of ACA workshops and has published arti-
   cles and editorials for ACA publications. As chairman of the Disproportionate Minority Confinement (DMC) Task Force, Williams
   has been a leader in bringing forward the issue of DMC and its impact on corrections. Williams plans to use her experience and
   expertise in these areas to make significant contributions to the ACA Board of Governors.




38 — April 2010 Corrections Today
Community Programs – Juvenile (1 position)

Yolanda Hockett
Assistant Superintendent of Programs
G4S-Davidson County (Tenn.) Juvenile Detention Center

   Yolanda Hockett, CCE/Juv, has worked at the Davidson County (Tenn.) Juvenile Detention Center
for 15 years, serving as correctional officer, shift supervisor, administrative manager, case-
manager/counselor, compliance coordinator, and her current position as the assistant superintendent
of programs. She is a member of ACA, the North American Association of Wardens and Superinten-
dents, the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, the Disproportionate Minority Confinement State
Wide Task Force, the Tennessee Department of Children Services (TDCS) Standards Revision Commit-
tee, the TDCS Advisory Board, the Resolution Committee to improve the educational services for youths in detention centers
in Tennessee, Project Return/Project Success Juvenile Assistance Re-Entry Team, and the Tennessee Lives Count Suicide Pre-
vention Task Force. Hockett has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Tennessee State University and a master’s
degree in public service management from Cumberland University. She is an ACA auditor, a certified correctional executive
with a juvenile specialization, and a graduate of G4S Youth Services Leadership Academy.


Steve Jett
President
National Juvenile Detention Association

   Steve Jett has been the administrator of the 90-bed Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center since
1993. Previously, he was detention corporal in the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office. He has been the
president and secretary of the Idaho Juvenile Justice Administrators Association (IJJAA). He helped
compile Idaho’s juvenile detention standards; ran the state’s juvenile detention center compliance
monitoring project for two years; and still serves on IJJAA’s Standards Committee. As a Peace Officers
Standards and Training certified instructor, he sits as an ex-officio member of Idaho’s Juvenile Training
Council and has trained for several state and national academies or organizations. Jett earned a bachelor’s degree in forest
science from Penn State University. He serves as a hunter’s education instructor, city councilman and board member for the
National Partnership for Juvenile Services.



Correctional Administration – Juvenile (1 position)

Kurt Friedenauer
Director
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

    Kurt Friedenauer has served as the director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice since its
creation in July 2006. Prior to that he served as deputy director of the Juvenile Division for the Illinois
Department of Corrections. Friedenauer also served in a variety of professional and administrative
capacities in the state of Idaho’s Juvenile Justice System. In addition, he has served as the assistant
secretary for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, where he was responsible for helping imple-
ment a major restructuring of the agency. Friedenauer’s private sector experience includes serving as
vice president of adolescent services for a nationally recognized substance abuse, chemical dependency treatment agency.
Friedenauer has served on numerous ACA committees, as well as other national and state committees. He was president of
the National Association of Juvenile Correctional Agencies for two terms and has more than 30 years experience in the field
of juvenile justice.




                                                                                          April 2010 Corrections Today — 39
                         Allen Peaton
                         Deputy Director of Administration
                         Alabama Department of Youth Services

                             Allen Peaton, CCE, MPA, currently works as deputy director of administration for the Alabama
                          Department of Youth Services. He has a number of years of experience in the areas of staff develop-
                          ment and training, licensing and standards, public information, and finance. He received a bachelor’s
                          degree from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in public administration from Auburn
                          University. Peaton has been a member of ACA for more than 25 years. He became a certified correc-
                          tions executive in 2005, and is currently a member of ACA’s Commission on Professional Certification
   for Corrections. For the past four years, he has also served on the ACA Juvenile Corrections Committee.




   Education (1 position)

                         Kim B. Barnette
                         State Education Director
                         Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections

                            In 1991, Kim B. Barnette began her career in corrections as education director at David Wade
                         Correctional Center, the first ACA-accredited institution in Louisiana. Since that year, Barnette has
                         served Louisiana as a department auditor for state correctional education programs, assisting each
                         institution in becoming and remaining ACA accredited. In 2002, she was appointed by former-Secretary
                         Richard Stalder as state education director, a position in which she has been successful in building the
                         state’s offender education reporting database, designing a statewide transferable reentry preparation
   program and obtaining an additional $7 million in competitive funds for the state’s correctional education programs.
   Barnette received a Bachelor of Science degree in math/science, a Master of Arts degree in counseling, a Specialist in
   Education Administration degree and a cognate in psychology from Louisiana Tech University. She serves on numerous
   state boards and councils to promote the need for offender education, including serving as president-elect of the Louisiana
   Association for Public and Community Adult Educators.



                         Walter A. (Mac) McFarlane
                         Professor
                         University of Richmond

                             Mac McFarlane is retired from public service after 44 years. He is a professor on the adjunct faculty
                         at the University of Richmond, where he has taught in the university’s School of Continuing Studies
                         and its Law School. McFarlane retired in January 2010 from the Virginia Department of Correctional
                         Education (DCE) as its director for more than 15 years. At the same time he served DCE, he also was a
                         consulting attorney for three different Virginia governors. Prior to coming to DCE, he was chief coun-
                         sel and director of policy for then-Gov. Douglas Wilder’s administration. Prior to that he served for 21
   years with the attorney general’s office, 17 years were as deputy attorney general to seven different attorneys general. He
   was the A.L. Philpott Distinguished Professor at the University of Richmond in 2002.




40 — April 2010 Corrections Today
Health Care (1 position)

Robert D. Jones
Medical Director
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

   Robert Jones, M.D., has a 25-year history of working in correctional settings. He has served as the
clinical director for the Utah Department of Corrections, medical/mental health director for the
Montana DOC and deputy director of Health Services for the Arizona DOC. He also served as the
deputy county public health officer and the director of Biodefense Preparedness and Response for
Maricopa County, Ariz. He is a past president of the American Correctional Health Services Association
and was awarded its Distinguished Service Award, and Jones is a charter member of the Society of Cor-
rectional Physicians. Jones is a retired U.S. Army colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service
medals. He continues to serve on ACA’s Health Care, Substance Abuse and Juvenile Corrections committees and was a
Delegate Assembly member. He has presented numerous times at ACA conferences. Jones plans to draw on his extensive
correctional and medical expertise in furthering development of the health care activities and programs of ACA.



David L. Thomas
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery, Division of Correctional Medicine
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

   David L. Thomas, M.D., JD, is professor and chairman of Nova Southeastern University College of
Osteopathic Medicine’s Department of Surgery, Division of Correctional Medicine. He previously
served as deputy secretary for health services and director of health services for the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections. He is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He served in the
U.S. Army from 1971-73, and was a commanding officer of a 30-bed hospital unit. He currently serves on
ACA’s Board of Governors, and is a member of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections (CAC). He previously served
as CAC chair. Thomas is a part-time and voluntary police officer with the Florida Marine Patrol.




Member at Large (1 position)

Joyce Fogg
Public Relations Manager
Virginia Employment Commission

   Joyce Fogg worked in the field of corrections for more than 35 years in adult community correc-
tions, youth services, correctional administration, and the governor’s office. She served as assistant
secretary of public safety for the commonwealth of Virginia and deputy director for the Virginia
Department of Juvenile Justice. She served on several task forces in Virginia including Teen Pregnancy
Prevention, Detention Crowding, and Juvenile Justice Reform. She is past president and past treasurer
of the Virginia Correctional Association; served on ACA’s Delegate Assembly for four terms; is a mem-
ber of the Women Working in Corrections Committee; and has been an active member of ACA for more than 16 years. She
currently serves on ACA’s Board of Governors and is chair of ACA’s Workforce/Human Resource Issues Committee.




                                                                                       April 2010 Corrections Today — 41
                         Gloria Hultz
                         Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services (retired)
                         New York State Department of Correctional Services

                            Gloria Hultz started her career in 1967 with the New York State (NYS) Narcotic Addiction Control
                         Commission. Three years later, she went to work for the NYS Department of Correctional Services in
                         the finance office as an account clerk. Through promotions, she worked her way to deputy superinten-
                         dent for administrative services. Hultz became an ACA member in 1979 and was part of the formation
                         of the New York Corrections and Youth Services Association (NY CAYSA) in 1982. She served as trea-
                         surer and is a past president of NY CAYSA. She is a member and former chair of the ACA Membership
   and the Dual Membership Chapters and State and Geographical Affiliates committees. She is also on ACA’s Women Working
   in Corrections Committee. Hultz is the executive treasurer for the North American Association of Wardens and Superinten-
   dents, and coordinates the ACA Student Affairs Committee poster session awards at both conferences. She is also a member
   of the Correctional Accreditation Managers Association and the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice. Hultz
   plans to use her working knowledge from the committees she serves on to represent and actively participate in the develop-
   ment of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Board of Governors.



   Parole or Post-release Supervision -– Adult (1 position)

                         Patricia Barnes-Goodwyn
                         Offender Transition Coordinator
                         Southampton Correctional Center

                           After serving five years in the U.S. Navy, Patricia Barnes-Goodwyn began her corrections career
                        with the Virginia Department of Corrections in 1988 as a corrections officer. She earned a Bachelors of
                        Science degree in psychology at Old Dominion University in 1997. In 1999, she became a case manage-
                        ment counselor at Southampton Correctional Center and was promoted to her current position as an
                        offender transition coordinator in 2003. She has initiated the Virginia Department of Corrections reen-
                        try program at three local jails, and is currently the coordinator at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in
   Portsmouth, Va. Barnes-Goodwyn is president of the Virginia Correctional Association, an elected member of ACA’s Delegate
   Assembly, the chair of the 140th Congress of Correction Program Planning Committee, a member of the Clean and Green
   Committee, and a member of the Disproportionate Minority Contact/Confinement Task Force.




                         Eugenie (Genie) Powers
                         Director, Division of Probation and Parole/Adult
                         Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections

                            Genie Powers has worked for corrections since 1974, serving as correctional officer and probation
                         and parole officer, among other positions, until she became director in 1999. She has worked with ACA
                         standards since the probation and parole division was accredited in 1993; has served as an ACA audi-
                         tor; and has served as an auditor for local detention facilities in Louisiana (using standards patterned
                         after ACA standards). She is also a member of Southern States Correctional Association and the Ameri-
                         can Probation and Parole Association, and she has served in several positions on the Interstate Com-
   mission for Adult Offender Supervision, including vice chair. Powers plans to use her experience in community corrections
   and the ACA accreditation process to represent parole and post-release supervision agencies on the Board of Governors,
   and is honored to be nominated to run for this position. Powers received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from
   Louisiana State University.




42 — April 2010 Corrections Today
Probation – Juvenile (1 position)

Ana Aguirre
Corrections Consultant
Austin, Texas

   Ana Aguirre is a corrections consultant with more than 27 years experience in the juvenile justice
arena in the state of Texas. She has served as assistant chief juvenile probation officer, management
auditor and senior trainer, as well as on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Risk Assessment
Review Committee and the Council on Sex Offender Treatment Interagency Advisory Committee.
Aguirre currently serves on ACA’s Executive Committee and as vice president and founding member of
the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice. She is also a member of the ACA Women
Working in Corrections Committee, the Correctional Accreditation Managers Association, the National Association of Blacks
in Criminal Justice, and the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents. Aguirre has a master’s degree in
criminal justice management from Sam Houston State University.



Dianne L. Gadow
Superintendent, Juvenile Detention Center
City of Richmond (Va.)

   Dianne L. Gadow was appointed superintendent at the juvenile detention center for the City of Rich-
mond’s Department of Justice Services in March. She previously served as director of integrated ser-
vices for the Texas Youth Commission. Prior to that, Gadow served as deputy director for operations
and programs at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, where she helped successfully
resolve complaints from the U.S. Department of Justice. From 1992 through 2004, she was superinten-
dent of Ferris School in Wilmington, Del., which was cited by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice as a
model juvenile justice program because of its integration of rehabilitation, education and treatment. Gadow chairs and serves
on several important committees of national juvenile justice organizations. Gadow holds a Bachelor of Science degree from
Concordia University Chicago and a master’s degree from the University of Oregon.



Commission on Accreditation Corrections (CAC)
At-Large Correctional Health (4 positions)

Richard Ellers
Director of the Bureau of Health Care Services
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

   Richard Ellers is a dedicated health care professional with 25 years of diverse health care manage-
ment experience in federal, state and self-regulated environments, including ACA accredited institu-
tions. He began as a licensed nursing home administrator, managing proprietary Medicaid skilled
nursing facilities. He also worked as a nursing home consultant and computer training consultant
throughout the U.S. In June 1996, Ellers joined the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections as chief of
quality improvement for the Bureau of Health Care Services. In January 2002, he transferred to the
State Correctional Institution at Rockview as the corrections health care administrator. In October 2007, Ellers was appointed
director of the DOC’s Bureau of Health Care Services.




                                                                                            April 2010 Corrections Today — 43
                         Angela Goehring
                         Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations
                         Armor Correctional Health Services

                             Angela Goehring has 23 years experience as a registered nurse, 14 of those years in correctional
                         health services in both jails and prisons. She was most recently appointed to the Commission on
                         Accreditation for Corrections to serve in a vacated, at-large health services commissioner position. In
                         her position of senior vice president of clinical services, she provides companywide oversight of
                         accredited jail and prison health services programs in 20 facilities. Goehring received her bachelor’s
                         degree in nursing from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., and her Master of Science in health ser-
   vices administration from Central Michigan University. Goehring demonstrates a passion for correctional health nursing and
   promises to utilize her expertise in program development and the use of outcome measures in quality assurance to assist
   facilities and programs in achieving the highest standard of inmate health care services and professionalism.




                         Pamela Hearn
                         Medical Director
                         David Wade Correctional Center

                              In 2000, Pamela Hearn, M.D., began employment as the medical director for Wade Correctional Cen-
                          ter. In addition, she has served as the health care authority at a local detention center since 2001 and
                          has previously worked as a contract provider for a state correctional center for youths. Past service
                          includes chairperson of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Pharmacy and
                          Therapeutics Committee; panel member of an “Aging in Corrections” panel discussion with state cor-
                          rectional health care administrators; and a workshop speaker on geriatric inmates for the 2008 ACA
   Congress of Correction. For the past four years, Hearn has served as the at-large health services commissioner of accredita-
   tion for ACA. A Louisiana native, Hearn received a bachelor’s degree in zoology at Louisiana Tech University and a medical
   degree at Louisiana State University. In Hearn’s service on the commission, and in her daily work in the trenches of juvenile
   and adult corrections, she strives to represent all aspects of corrections in a professional manner, utilizing her knowledge
   and experience in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the accreditation process.




                         Wendy Kelley
                         Deputy Director for Health and Correctional Programs
                         Arkansas Department of Correction

                             Since February 2006, Wendy Kelly, JD, has served as the deputy director of health and correctional
                         programs for the Arkansas Department of Correction. In her previous work at the Arkansas Attorney
                         General’s Office, the Department of Correction was one of her main litigation clients for 11 years. She
                         was the deputy attorney general supervising the Civil Department the last four years of her 14 years in
                         that office. She earned her juris doctorate degree in 1987 from the William Bowen School of Law in
                         Little Rock, Ark., and a bachelor’s degree in 1984 from the University of Arkansas. Kelley joined ACA in
   2006, and has served on the Adult Corrections and Legal Issues committees since 2008. She has been an active member of
   the Coalition of Correctional Health Authorities since its inception in 2007.




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Lester L. Lewis Jr.
Medical Director
Tennessee Department of Correction

   Lester Lewis Jr., M.D., MBA, has served more than 17 years in various correctional positions in both
the private and public sector. As a provider, Lewis has worked in large urban jails as well as multiple
prison facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Tennessee, serving both male and female institutions.
He has been the medical director for the departments of correction in Pennsylvania and Tennessee,
which maintain 100 percent institutional ACA accreditation. He completed his training in internal medi-
cine and pulmonary medicine at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and received a master’s
degree in business administration from Loyola College, in Baltimore. Lewis serves on the Coalition of Correctional Health
Authorities, and is a member of the Society of Correctional Physicians. He serves with the rank of colonel in the Tennessee
Army National Guard having completed two tours in Iraq and more than 29 years of service. Lewis plans to use his training
and experience to continue his advocacy for appropriate care for the incarcerated population, focusing on continuous
assessment of standards.




M. Kay Northrup
Correctional Health Care Consultant
Compliance Inspector, MGT of America Inc.

    Kay Northrup, RN, CCHP, retired from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction after
serving as staff nurse, health care administrator, deputy warden, warden and deputy director for
health care. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Capital University. A 20-year ACA mem-
ber, Northrup served eight years as an ACA auditor and two terms as elected health care representa-
tive to the Delegate Assembly. She served as a member of the ACA Mental Health and Women Working
in Corrections committees and chaired the ACA Health Care Committee. She was involved in revising
the ACA’s Performance-Based Standards for Correctional Health Care and the American Nurses Association’s Corrections
Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Northrup is past-president of the Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association;
is on the Corrections Compendium Editorial Advisory Board; and is serving her first term as a CAC commissioner. As a commis-
sioner, Northrup would continue to use her experience and commitment to accreditation to support the mission of ACA.




Debbie Roth
Regional Nursing Director, Region III
Michigan Department of Corrections

   Debbie Roth, RN, served the U.S. military from 1977 through 1989 as a medical specialist. In 1986,
Roth began with the Michigan Department of Corrections as a contractual licensed practical nurse on
the surgical floor at Duane L. Waters Hospital. She was hired as an MDOC employee in 1988. Roth
worked six years on the surgical floor at Duane L. Waters, five years in post-anesthesia care, five years
in education, three years as the state health care training coordinator, three years as health unit man-
ager and three years as director of nursing. Roth obtained a registered nurse degree in 1992 from
Jackson Community College; a Bachelor’s of Science in 2005 from Siena Heights University; and is currently attending Central
Michigan University for a master’s degree.




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                          Joanie Shoemaker
                          Director
                          Clinical and Mental Health Services
                          Colorado Department of Corrections

                             Joanie Shoemaker, RN, MBA, is director of clinical and mental health services for the Colorado
                          Department of Corrections. She has broad professional experience with CDOC, serving as manager for
                          facility clinics, warden of the Denver Complex and deputy director of prison operations. Shoemaker is
                          past president of the Colorado Nurses Association and an appointee for Colorado’s Legislative Task
                          Force on the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System. She is chair of ACA’s Health Care Committee
   and an active member of the Coalition of Correctional Health Authorities and the Association of Women Executives in Cor-
   rections. Shoemaker is an experienced ACA auditor, and, if elected, is committed to ensuring ACA health care standards
   reflect current thinking and best practices.




   Member at Large (2 positions)

                          VaNessa P. Adams
                          Assistant Director of the Program Review Division
                          Federal Bureau of Prisons

                             VaNessa P. Adams currently serves as assistant director for the Program Review Division at the
                          Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) headquarters in Washington, D.C. She directs the division responsi-
                          ble for analyzing programs and guiding BOP managers in the assessment of their operations. Adams
                          also serves as the BOP’s competition advocate and limited English proficiency coordinator. Adams
                          began her career with the BOP in 1978 as a correctional officer and had held positions of increasing
                          responsibility in the agency, including teacher, assistant principal, principal, evaluation specialist for
   the Program Review Division, executive assistant of the Information, Policy, and Public Affairs Division, associate warden,
   and warden. She became senior deputy assistant director of the Program Review Division in 2007, and was promoted to
   assistant director in June 2009. Adams received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Gettysburg College and a mas-
   ter’s degree in correctional special education and behavioral disorders from Lenoir-Rhyne College. She has received several
   awards for her dedication, service and professionalism, including the Attorney General’s Mary C. Lawson Lifetime Service
   Award.




                          Ronald Budzinski
                          Corrections Practice Segment Leader
                          PSA-Dewberry

                            Ronald Budzinski, FAIA, is a registered architect with 40 years of experience, specializing in criminal
                         justice architecture. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a degree in architecture. In 2007,
                         Budzinski was elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows for his achieve-
                         ments in correctional architecture, specifically for restoring correctional facilities in Louisiana follow-
                         ing Hurricane Katrina. Budzinski has designed correctional facilities in 14 states, Canada and Bermuda.
                         He has served and chaired numerous AIA criminal justice committees, and in 2006 was elected as AIA‘s
   representative on the ACA Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and appointed to the ACA Standards Committee. As
   an at-large member to the commission, Ron will apply his expertise in support of ACA’s advancement of correctional stan-
   dards and the accreditation of correctional facilities.




46 — April 2010 Corrections Today
Mark H. Luttrell Jr.
Sheriff
Shelby County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office

   Mark Luttrell Jr., MPA, is in his second term as sheriff of Shelby County, in Tennessee. During his
tenure, the Shelby County Jail received accreditation from ACA. The department’s law enforcement
division received accreditation from Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Those designations led to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office receiving the Triple Crown Award from the
National Sheriffs’ Association. Luttrell received the Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year-2009
from the National Sheriffs’ Association. He previously served 22 years with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons,
the last 10 as warden of three facilities, each of which received ACA accreditation. Luttrell has also served in the U.S. Army
and as a public school teacher. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union University and a master’s degree in public
administration from the University of Memphis. He is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute.




David R. McKune
Warden, Lansing Correctional Facility
Kansas Department of Corrections

   David R. McKune has been with the Kansas Department of Corrections for more than 34 years, in posi-
tions of corrections officer, corrections counselor, director of classification, deputy warden and deputy
secretary of corrections. For the past 19 years, he has been warden of Lansing Correctional Facility, a com-
plex with maximum-, medium-, and minimum-security units and a population of 2,500 inmates. McKune has
been an active member of ACA, serving on the Delegate Assembly and committees such as Adult Correc-
tions, Congress Program Planning, and the Host Committee for the Kansas City, Mo., Congress of Correc-
tion. He has served as an auditor for nearly 20 years, conducting well in excess of 100 audits, more than half of which he served as
chair. In 2003, he received the prestigious Chairman’s Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.




Probation/Parole -- Adult (1 position)

G. David Guntharp
Director
Arkansas Department of Community Correction

   David Guntharp, director of the Arkansas Department of Community Correction (DCC), has a long
and storied career in corrections that began in 1970 as a juvenile probation officer. It is ending as he
completes a decade of leadership of an agency noted nationally for its innovations in community
supervision. In those nearly 40 years, he also served as a prison warden, as assistant, deputy and chief
director in the Arkansas Department of Corrections, and finally as director of DCC. During his tenure at
DCC, Guntharp has created programs for parole technical violators to ease prison and county jail
crowding; created a specialized section for supervising sex offenders; and pushed for greater opportunities for probation and
parole staff. He served twice as chair of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision. Guntharp is a member of
ACA, as well as the Southern States Correctional Association and the American Probation and Parole Association. He brings
this experience and a love of the correctional system and innovation.




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                         Jeaneene E. Miller
                         Director, Division of Adult Parole, Community Corrections and Youthful Offender System
                         Colorado Department of Corrections

                              Jeaneene Miller currently serves as director of Adult Parole, Community Corrections, and Youthful
                          Offender System for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Miller began her career as one of the
                          first female parole officers for the department. She is a recognized leader in the criminal justice system
                          with more than 30 years of experience in policy development; designing and implementing innovative
                          programs; and managing the staff and resources to support all state-supported community-based
                          offender programs in Colorado. Miller obtained the first ACA accreditation of the DOC’s Parole Divi-
   sion. She is currently a member of ACA, the Colorado Criminal Justice Association, and the American Probation and Parole
   Association; the commissioner of the State Council for Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision; and she serves
   on the Governor’s Community Corrections Advisory Council, the Juvenile Clemency Advisory Board, and the Colorado
   Association of Community Corrections Board. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from San Francisco State Univer-
   sity and earned her Master of Arts in psychology, counseling and guidance from the University of Northern Colorado.




   Probation/Aftercare – Juvenile (1 position)

                         Tim Howard
                         Deputy Director
                         Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice

                             For the past 11 years, Tim Howard has served as deputy director of community programs for Vir-
                         ginia. As deputy director, he is responsible for the management of juvenile probation, parole and
                         intake services in 32 courts in Virginia, as well as the provision of community-based contract services
                         and oversight of 24 detention centers. Howard has more than 30 years of public service in both admin-
                         istrative and direct service positions. Prior to coming to Virginia, Howard held various juvenile justice
                         positions in Ohio and participated in successful ACA certification audits of parole services for the Ohio
   Department of Youth Services. Howard has served as a member of the ACA Delegate Assembly and actively participated on
   ACA’s Juvenile Corrections and Probation and Parole committees. Howard plans to use his administrative and direct service
   experience in serving as a member of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.




                         Thomas J. Stickrath
                         Director
                         Ohio Department of Youth Services

                             Thomas J. Stickrath has dedicated the past 30 years to a career in corrections. He has served in
                         many roles including warden, deputy director and assistant director for the Ohio Department of Reha-
                         bilitation and Correction. He currently serves as director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services
                         (DYS). Stickrath has served a four-year term on the ACA Standards Committee and since 2006 has
                         served as a commissioner on ACA’s Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. In 2007, he was
                         appointed to the Council of State Governments Justice Center Board of Directors. Under Stickrath’s
   leadership, DYS achieved full accreditation and was awarded ACA’s highest honor for commitment to excellence, the Golden
   Eagle Award. In addition, Stickrath is a 2009 recipient of the E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award. He received a degree
   in business administration from The Ohio State University in 1976, and graduated from Ohio State’s College of Law in 1979.




48 — April 2010 Corrections Today
American Institute of Architects (1 position)

Mary Galey
Project Manager
DLR Group

   Mary Galey’s breadth of experience spans both private and public sectors making her an ideal AIA
representative for the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. In March 2007, Galey, AIA, retired
as projects administrator with the Federal Bureau of Prisons after more than 32 years of service. She
was responsible for the maintenance of the design program guidelines and concept drawings for the
model correctional facility designs used by the Design and Construction Branch in its design-build con-
tracts. She has overseen an internal program of post-occupancy reviews and recommended adjust-
ments to the design criteria. Galey was also responsible for the design and oversight of construction for more than 30 new
facilities now operating in the federal prison system. Since her retirement, Galey has served as an architectural project man-
ager at DLR Group, in Phoenix. She is a member of ACA, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of
Architectural Registration Boards, and the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice, for which she served as standing com-
mittee chair 2005-2006. Galey received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University.



Glen Hodgson
Principal
Hodgson Associates Architects

   Glen Hodgson, AIA, is a principal with Hodgson Associates Architects in Springfield, Ill. Hodgson’s
nearly 30 years experience in the justice field has included master planning, programming, design,
security consulting and program managing. Hodgson was the principal architect for the Illinois Depart-
ment of Corrections for 21 years, overseeing nearly 33,000 beds added to that system. He received a
Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Iowa State University and has been a licensed architect in Illinois
since 1983. He has been a member of the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture
for Justice and ACA since the mid-1980s, and he has been a member of the ACA Facility Design Committee for the past 10
years. With his experience in both the public and private sectors, Hodgson will actively work to represent the American Insti-
tute of Architects on the ACA Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.



Association of State Correctional Administrators (1 position)

James (Jimmy) M. Le Blanc
Secretary
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and corrections

    Devoted to the corrections profession in Louisiana for 36 years, Jimmy Le Blanc has held various
positions in the department, including chief budget analyst, interim director of probation and parole,
undersecretary and warden. His degree in business administration serves him well as secretary as he
works to maintain employee and offender morale and public safety in these challenging budget times.
Le Blanc currently serves on both the ACA Standards and Adult Corrections committees; is a member
of the Association of State Correctional Administrators; and has served as an ACA auditor. He received
the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents’ Warden of the Year honor in 2008, largely for his passion-
ate commitment to expanding opportunities for offenders through reentry programming — a cause that continues to grow
more important and successful as time progresses. Le Blanc’s day-to-day operational experience in an ACA fully-accredited
system, coupled with his knack for program and policy development, will undoubtedly be beneficial to the Commission on
Accreditation for Corrections if he is elected.



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                         Jim Rubenstein
                         Commissioner
                         West Virginia Division of Corrections

                            Jim Rubenstein was appointed commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Corrections in June
                         2001. Rubenstein has more than two decades experience in the corrections profession. He has served
                         as correctional officer, recreation coordinator, counselor, corrections case manager, superintendent
                         and deputy commissioner of institutional operations. His career in corrections has prepared him with
                         the management abilities, training and development skills, and interpersonal communication expertise
                         necessary to promote programs, technology and training. Rubenstein is an ACA member and affiliated
   with the following organizations: member of the Association of the State Correctional Administrators and the Southern
   States Correctional Association; secretary for the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Board; and member and
   former president of the West Virginia Association of Correctional Employees.



   Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (1 position)

                         Joyce Burrell
                         Deputy Commissioner
                         New York State Office of Children and Family Services

                             Joyce Burrell is the deputy commissioner of the New York State Office of Children and Family Ser-
                         vices and directs the Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth, which includes the
                         state’s 26 residential facilities, six community-based group homes, eight day-placement centers and
                         two reception center programs, as well as intake and 37 community offices for reentry. Among the
                         many evidence-based interventions she has implemented or expanded in New York are Functional
                         Family Therapy, Multi-Systemic Therapy, dialectic behavior therapy and the promising trauma-focused
   initiative “Sanctuary.” She previously directed juvenile justice agencies in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Burrell
   received the Albert Elias award for outstanding leadership in juvenile justice in 2008 and the James E. Gould Award honoring
   vision and leadership in juvenile justice in 2007. She is a past president of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administra-
   tors and served proudly as the director of the National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of
   Children Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk.



                         Robert (Gene) E. Christian
                         Executive Director
                         Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs

                            Gene Christian, JD, is serving as the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs’ (OJA) fourth executive
                         director since its creation. He joined OJA in 2006. Previously, Christian served as a district attorney, an
                         assistant district attorney and a staff attorney for the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He received
                         his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma and his law degree
                         from the University of Oklahoma School Of Law. Christian serves on the Council of Juvenile Correction-
                         al Administrators’ Mutual Aid Committee, the Governor’s Transformation Advisory Board, and as a
   commissioner on the Oklahoma Commission of Children and Youth. Christian wants to use his experience as a juvenile jus-
   tice administrator and professional, both in juvenile corrections and prosecution, to ensure the continued relevance of the
   ACA accreditation process.




50 — April 2010 Corrections Today
                                    DELEGATE ASSEMBLY
Correctional Administration — Adult (1 position)
Brenda Johnson
American Correctional Association Manager and Trainer
Winston-Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility

    In 2008, Brenda Johnson began employment with the Winston-Choctaw County Regional Correction-
al Facility as the ACA manager and trainer. The position allows Johnson to help instill changes in the
lives of many incarcerated individuals, as well as facilitate the ongoing training and development of
facility staff. Johnson worked in the Intensive Care Unit at Winston Medical Center for five years. For 23
years she was employed by Sta-Home Health Agency as a home health aide. Johnson attended St.
Dominic School of Nursing, and she is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People. She is a lifelong resident of Winston County, Miss., and an active member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church.


Melody Turner
Managing Director, Facility Operations
Corrections Corporation of America

   Melody Turner brings more than 26 years of correctional experience in federal, state, local and pri-
vate corrections. She is a managing director for Corrections Corporation of American and her duties
include the full operational oversight of multiple prison and jail facilities throughout the U.S. Her back-
ground includes leadership roles in adult (male and female) and juvenile systems. Her career began
with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and she served as one of the first female wardens of a male close-
max facility with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Turner currently serves on the
ACA Delegate Assembly and has chaired the ACA Membership Committee. She is past president of the North American Asso-
ciation of Wardens and Superintendents and is a lifetime board member. Turner is also past president of the Ohio Wardens
Association, and she is on the Association of Women Executives in Corrections board. Turner holds a bachelor’s degree from
Miami University and a master’s degree from Wright State.


Correctional Administration — Juvenile (1 position)
Peria Duncan
Regional Administrator
Washington Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration

    Peria Duncan has worked in progressive roles in corrections, including as a juvenile corrections offi-
cer and detention shift supervisor, and a corrections supervisor and custody manager in the adult sys-
tem. Duncan worked at Washington Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) as a community facility
administrator. Duncan chaired the criminal justice program at ITT-Technical Institute, where she
taught courses, advised students, and hired and had oversight of instructors. She works currently with
JRA as a regional administrator. Duncan holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Washington
State University. Duncan was just re-elected for a second term as secretary for the Washington Correctional Association. She
is the author of the award winning Correctional Officer Resource Guide, Fourth Edition, published by ACA. Duncan plans to use
her education and experience to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a
member of the Delegate Assembly.




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                         Linda McWilliams
                         Institution Superintendent Senior
                         Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice

                             Linda McWilliams has worked for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice since 1978. She has
                          served in the capacity of corrections officer, case manager, case manager supervisor and program
                          manager. For the past 12 years she has held the position of institution superintendent senior. She cur-
                          rently directs operations for a 280-bed, coed facility. McWilliams has extensive experience in policy,
                          procedure and standards development. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Virginia
                          Commonwealth University. McWilliams plans to use her experience in policy development and institu-
   tional operations to represent and actively participate as a member of the Delegate Assembly.




   Probation — Adult (1 position)

                         Kenny Holloway
                         Deputy Director of Treatment and Rehabilitative Services
                         Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

                            Kenny Holloway is deputy director of treatment and rehabilitative services for the Oklahoma
                         Department of Corrections. During his 23-year tenure with corrections, Holloway has served as a cor-
                         rectional case manager and a probation and parole officer before accepting various positions in man-
                         agement. Holloway served seven years as the district supervisor for the Oklahoma City area of proba-
                         tion and parole. He has served as the classification coordinator for the Division of Community
                         Corrections where he was responsible for ACA accreditation, policies and procedures, offender classi-
   fication, and information technology program implementation. In 2006, Holloway was appointed administrator of probation
   and parole where his responsibilities included functional oversight of probation and parole field operations. Holloway is cur-
   rently responsible for oversight of medical services, mental health services, programs, education, reentry, religious and vol-
   unteer services, and victim services. Kenny serves as a governor-appointed member of the Governor’s Interagency Council
   on Homelessness, and is an appointed board member of the Child Abuse Training and Coordination Council. Holloway is an
   active member of both ACA and the American Probation and Parole Association.




                         Joy W. Horton
                         Branch Manager, Western Region Probation and Parole
                         Kentucky Department of Corrections

                              Joy W. Horton has served as branch manager for Western Region of the Probation and Parole Divi-
                           sion of the Kentucky Department of Corrections since 2006. In this position, she supervises district
                           supervisors in seven probation and parole districts, spanning 44 counties. Horton also acts as commu-
                           nity liaison and promotes community relations in Western Kentucky. She maintains relationships with
                           courts and all law enforcement agencies and serves on various committees for corrections policies
                           and procedures, training, and ACA accreditation. Horton began her corrections career as an institu-
   tional parole officer in 1990. She went on to serve as a probation and parole officer in District 13 (Daviess County), assistant
   district supervisor and district supervisor. Horton holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Kentucky Wesleyan College
   and a master’s degree in education from Western Kentucky University. Horton has been a member of ACA since 2005. She is
   also a member of the Kentucky State Probation and Parole Officers Association, the Correctional Accreditation Managers’
   Association, and the Kentucky Council for Crime and Delinquency. She has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of
   Corrections with the Adjustment for Continuing Excellence Award; as Probation and Parole Supervisor of the Year; and as
   Probation and Parole District 13 Employee of the Year.



52 — April 2010 Corrections Today
Probation — Juvenile (1 position)
John Ronald Haws
Commissioner
Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice

    John Ronald Haws was named the acting commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Jus-
tice in February 2008 and has since taken over the role full time. Prior to being named the head of the
department, Haws was the Western Kentucky regional director for DJJ and a former facilities regional
administrator with the agency. In addition, he has served in several capacities with the Illinois Depart-
ment of Corrections’ Juvenile Division, including superintendent and district parole supervisor. Haws
has extensive experience in group counseling, case management, behavior modification, community
relations, budget preparation, and supervision with widespread knowledge in in-service training, grant writing, proposed leg-
islation, writing and implementation of personnel procedures, labor relations, and standard operating procedures. A gradu-
ate of Bradley University with a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, Haws has taught school, coached football and
served as director of youth services in Peoria, Ill.


Doris D. Moseley
Director
City of Richmond
Department of Social Services

   As director of social services for the city of Richmond, Va., Doris D. Moseley oversees an agency of
approximately 500 city employees, and is responsible for operations, strategic planning and policy
development in the social services arena. She leads and manages the Social Services Department to
ensure program compliance for mandated and nonmandated federal, state and local programs such as
foster care, food stamps and child protective services. Moseley is also responsible for developing
departmental procedures in response to disaster preparedness; providing housing and other treatment services to the home-
less community; deploying staff to police precincts to cover human service needs; and enrolling children in health insurance.
Moseley was a youth counselor with the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center before joining the Department of Social Ser-
vices in 1989. She previously served as child protective services worker, social work supervisor, acting human services coor-
dinator, and human services manager. Moseley received a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice and public safety
from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s of Management/Human Resources Management from University of
Phoenix.



Probation: Line Level — Adult (1 position)
Thomas James McCoy III
Probation and Parole Officer III
Division of Probation and Parole
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections

   Since 1997, Thomas McCoy has worked for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Correc-
tions Division of Probation and Parole. He is probation and parole officer III and assistant to the com-
munity resource supervisor. McCoy received his Master of Arts in criminal justice in 2001. He retired
from the U.S. Navy Reserve as a master at arms petty officer first class in April 2004. In July 2007, he
received the Scotia Knouff Line Officer of the Year Award from the American Probation and Parole
Association. McCoy has initiated numerous programs to assist individuals on probation and parole to help reintegrate them
back into the New Orleans metropolitan area. McCoy plans to use his knowledge, training and experience in the probation
and parole field to develop programs and policies for ACA as a member of the delegate assembly.




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                          Bill Payne
                          Parole Reentry Coordinator
                          Rensselaer County (N.Y.) District Attorney’s Office

                              Bill Payne worked as a probation officer and senior probation officer in the Dutchess County (N.Y.)
                          Office of Probation and Community Corrections from 1970 to 1984. He went on to work for the New
                          York State Division of Parole for the next 21 years as a facility parole officer I and II; a field parole offi-
                          cer in the interstate bureau; and a senior parole officer in the Staff Development Unit, where he com-
                          pleted the first full revision of the Parole Policy and Procedure Manual in 20 years and the first-ever digi-
                          tal version. His efforts were recognized as instrumental to the Parole Division achieving its first ACA
   accreditation, and he was awarded the Executive Director’s Accreditation Award in May 2005. Payne received a master’s
   degree in sociology (probation and parole practice) from Fordham University in 1982. He is currently the parole reentry
   coordinator at the Rensselaer County (N.Y.) District Attorney’s Office, and for the last year, has collaborated with other state
   agencies to assist prison and jail releasees and probationers in their efforts to remain in the community without re-offending.
   Payne is a member of ACA, the New York Corrections and Youth Services Association, and the New York State Parole Offi-
   cers Association, and he is the upstate vice president of the Reentry Association of New York. If elected, Payne plans to use
   his experience in community-based corrections to help develop programs and policies for ACA.




   Probation: Line Level — Juvenile (1 position)

                          Lisa DiSabato-Moore
                          Crossroads Probation Supervisor
                          Summit County (Ohio) Juvenile Court

                            Lisa DiSabato-Moore is a probation supervisor at Summit County Juvenile Court in Akron, Ohio. DiS-
                         abato-Moore oversees a specialty court docket intensive probation program for youthful offenders
                         with co-occurring mental health and/or substance abuse/dependence disorders, as well as a dedicated
                         docket program that serves families of children who have a developmental disability. DiSabato-Moore
                         has 21 years experience in the criminal justice field. Prior to her public employment, she spent 18
                         years in the private and nonprofit sectors. Work experience includes administrative oversite of adult
   and juvenile residential community corrections facilities. DiSabato-Moore also works as an adjunct professor at Stark State
   College in Canton, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/corrections from the University of Akron and a
   master’s degree in justice administration from Tiffin University. DiSabato-Moore serves as a board member of the Ohio Cor-
   rectional and Court Services Association, and is a member of several national and state criminal justice professional organi-
   zations. She currently serves ACA as a visiting auditor.




                          Corinne Jackson
                          Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist II
                          Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

                          Corinne Jackson has worked for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) since July 2006, as
                       a case manager. Jackson received her Bachelor of Science in criminology from the University of West
                       Georgia in December 2005. While employed with DJJ, Jackson received her certification as a juvenile
                       sex offender counselor from the University of Louisville, and currently works a specialized caseload
                       with primarily juvenile sex offenders. Jackson received a commendation from Gov. Sonny Perdue for
                       Excellence in Customer Service in September 2009, when she was honored at a DJJ board meeting.
   Jackson would be honored to serve as the juvenile representative for ACA’s Delegate Assembly.




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Parole or Post-release Supervision — Adult (1 position)
Patti Loukides
Chief, Contract Administration
New Jersey State Parole Board

   Patti Loukides, MSW, LCSW, has more than 25 years experience in the counseling and criminal
justice fields. Loukides came to New Jersey in the late 1990s with more than 10 years of experience
counseling offender populations and supervising jail-based treatment programs. She began her work
experience in New Jersey with the New Jersey Department of Corrections Office of Community Pro-
grams. Loukides worked as a supervising community program specialist with the New Jersey Juvenile
Justice Commission for six years prior to joining the New Jersey State Parole Board (NJSPB) in 2007.
While at the commission, she was grants manager for juvenile offender reentry programs. Since joining NJSPB, she has
worked with the Community Programs Division and was appointed by the governor to serve two consecutive sessions as an
acting state parole board member. Currently Loukides supervises the Contract Monitoring and Accountability Unit that con-
ducts routine reviews of the contracts between NJSPB and community-based service providers. Loukides has been a member
of ACA’s New Jersey Chapter for more than 10 years and for the past two years she has served as a member of the New Jer-
sey board. She is a member of ACA’s Women Working in Corrections Committee. Loukides is a licensed clinical social worker
and a certified mental health first responder.

Priscilla Tenner
Probation/Parole Officer
Mississippi Department of Corrections

   Priscilla Tenner began her tenure with the Mississippi Department of Corrections in 2002 as a pro-
bation/parole officer in Jackson. In 2004, Tenner was promoted with the Hinds County District Attorney
Office as a pre-trial intervention supervisor. Currently, she works as an interstate compact officer for
adult offenders. She received a master’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice from
Jackson State University in 1998. In 2003, she graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer
Training Academy and in 2008 from the Certified Investigators Program. She is an active and dedicated
member of the following professional organizations: ACA, Southern States Correctional Association, The National Association
of Blacks in Government, and The Certified Investigators Program Association. She has served as an elected member of the
Delegate Assembly, and has been a member of ACA’s Community Corrections and Probation and Parole committees. Ten-
ner’s experience as a probation/parole officer and a member of the Delegate Assembly will help her in working to develop
programs and policies for ACA.

Aftercare or Post-release Supervision — Juvenile (1 position)
Andrew J. DeAngelo
Deputy Chief Probation Officer (retired)
Pennsylvania Department of Juvenile Probation

    Since 1976, Andrew J. DeAngelo has worked as a detention child care counselor, juvenile probation
and aftercare officer, supervisor, and deputy chief. Following his retirement in July 2007, he assumed the
position of community justice planner for Lehigh County and director of program development for Com-
munity Solutions Inc. During his career, DeAngelo has been involved in the development of aftercare ser-
vices, including community counseling programs; balanced and restorative justice initiatives; and the
implementation and supervision of the first school-based probation program in the country. Statewide,
DeAngelo has co-chaired the Juvenile Justice Personnel Safety Task Force and chaired the Public Relations and Education
Committee. He has participated in research projects on aftercare and school-based probation and has presented at numerous
local, state, national and international conferences. DeAngleo is a member of the American Probation and Parole Association’s
Victims Committee and numerous state and local committees, and he served five years as secretary of the Middle Atlantic
States Correctional Association. DeAngelo is the recipient of local, state and national awards for his work in the juvenile justice
system. He has authored numerous articles and served as editor of the Pennsylvania Special Edition newsletter on juvenile jus-
tice services and practices. In addition, DeAngelo is executive producer of the video Achieving Balanced and Restorative Justice
in the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System. He has served on ACA’s Delegate Assembly for the last six years.

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                         Ian Fraser
                         Juvenile Parole Services Supervisor
                         Ohio Department of Youth Services

                              Ian Fraser came to work for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) in 1994 and was
                           employed as a parole officer responsible for the reentry planning, community supervision and treat-
                           ment of a specialized population of adolescent sex offenders. After serving in this capacity for 10 years,
                           Fraser supervised an inner-city caseload of adolescent parolees before assuming his current supervi-
                           sory position. In his current capacity, Fraser has overseen the development and implementation of a
                           specialized transitional reentry program for juvenile female offenders; the development and implemen-
                           tation of a similar program for young, low-risk male offenders; and the implementation of a specialized
   reentry court docket. Fraser has served on the DYS ACA parole accreditation team for 16 years. He received a bachelor’s
   degree in psychology and a Master’s of Education in counseling from the University of Toronto. If elected to the delegate
   assembly he would like to assist ACA in updating the parole standards, developing a Web-based means for the dissemination
   and monitoring of the ACA parole standards, and work with others to establish a compendium of evolving best practices for
   the field of juvenile reentry and community supervision.


   Parole or Post-release Supervision: Line Level — Adult (1 position)

                         Isaac (Duke) Albert
                         Hearing Examiner and Senior Analyst
                         U.S. Army Clemency and Parole Board

                            Duke Albert is a hearing examiner and senior analyst at the U.S. Army Clemency and Parole Board.
                         He has held that position since March 1993. Prior to that, Albert served as a police officer for 18 years
                         in Maryland and Georgia. He was the valedictorian of the Anne Arundel Police Academy in 1972 and
                         valedictorian of the Harford County (Md.) Sheriff’s Academy in 1977. He served honorably in the U.S.
                         Marine Corps, including a 13-month combat tour in Vietnam as a machine gunner in 1967 and 1968. He
                         is a member of ACA and its Military Corrections Committee, the Association of Paroling Authorities
   International, and the Correctional Accreditation Managers Association. He has an associate degree in criminal justice from
   Catonsville Community College and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Western Illinois University.




                         William (Bill) Martin Brand
                         Community Corrections Associate Director
                         Mississippi Department of Corrections

                            Since September 1989, Bill Brand, CCS, has worked for the Mississippi Department of Corrections
                         (MDOC) in probation and parole. Brand started his career as a police officer in 1980 and joined correc-
                         tions in 1989 as a field officer; he now serves as an associate director. He is a certified ACA auditor and
                         conducts audits in residential facilities and field services. From 1998 to 1999, Brand served as presi-
                         dent of the Mississippi Association of Professionals in Corrections. In 2008, he received the Commis-
                         sioner’s Distinguished Service Coin Award. In January 2009, he became the first employee of MDOC to
   become an ACA-certified corrections professional. If elected, Brand plans to use his experience in probation, parole and
   post-release supervision work to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA.




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Aftercare or Post-release Supervision: Line Level — Juvenile (1 position)
Renee A. Blashak
Juvenile Parole Officer
Ohio Department of Youth Services

   Since 1994, Renee Blashak has worked for the Ohio Department of Youth Services in several posi-
tions. She worked for four years as a juvenile correctional officer, four years as a social worker, and the
past eight years as a juvenile parole officer. Blashak has been a trainer for unarmed self-defense, verbal
strategies, first aid and CPR, and victim awareness. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from
Kent State University and is licensed by the state of Ohio as a social worker. She would like to use her
experience and background to assist with the development and implementation of programs within the
juvenile system that are in accordance with ACA policies.




John Rogers
Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist II
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

   Since 2006, John Rogers has worked with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. Rogers
worked for one year as a juvenile probation/parole specialist I on the Intensive Supervision Team, and
the last two-and-a-half years as a juvenile probation/parole specialist II in the Court Services Office.
Rogers received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from American Intercontinental University, in
Atlanta. Rogers served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps where he received extensive training in plan-
ning, developing policies, and substance abuse training. Rogers plans to use his experience from the
military and juvenile services to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a
member and a delegate.




Crime Victim Organization (1 position)

Trudy Gregorie
National Consultant and Senior Director
Justice Solutions

   Trudy Gregorie has 31 years experience in criminal and juvenile justice, specializing in victim ser-
vices at the local, state and national levels. She was director of a prosecutor victim services unit in
Charleston, S.C.; developed the State Crime Victim Ombudsman Program in the South Carolina Gover-
nor’s Office; and was a director at the National Center for Victims of Crime. Since 2002, she is a senior
director with Justice Solutions, a national nonprofit agency providing training and technical assistance
on justice and victim issues. As a national consultant, she has been involved in the development of
numerous training programs, curricula, and resources on emerging issues for the victim services field and allied professions,
especially corrections. She is a founding member of the National Association of Victim Service Professionals in Corrections
and has served on the ACA Restorative Justice /Victims Committee since 1996. Currently, she is a lead consultant with the
National Criminal Justice Association for the BJA-funded Statewide Automated Victim Information Network Training and
Technical Assistance Center. In 1999, Gregorie was awarded the National Crime Victim Services Award by the U.S. attorney
general.




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                         Brent Myers
                         Director, Registration and Victim Services Division
                         Indiana Department of Correction

                              Brent Myers is director of the Registration and Victim Services Division at the Indiana Department
                           of Correction. Since his appointment, Myers has led department efforts for sex and violent offender
                           registration in addition to victim notification. Myers was prominent in the creation of Indiana’s sex and
                           violent offender registration system and served in a leadership role in the development of Indiana’s
                           automated victim notification system. Before joining the department in 2005, Myers spent nine years
                           with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute in capacities ranging from director of research to the agen-
                           cy’s strategic planner. In his time at the institute, Myers had extensive experience in victim services,
   sex offender registration and information technologies. Myers has held leadership roles with state-level initiatives and com-
   mittees focusing on the courts, criminal law and sentencing, corrections, law enforcement, and technology-related public
   safety efforts. Myers received a Master of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and political sci-
   ence from Ball State University. Myers has also spent three years in advanced graduate studies in public policy and adminis-
   tration at Northern Illinois University.



   At-Large Ethnic Minority (3 positions)

                         Jacquelyn Banks
                         Warden
                         Wilkinson County (Miss.) Correctional Facility

                             Jacquelyn Banks was named warden at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility (WCCF), a Correc-
                          tions Corporation of America (CCA) facility, in April 2006. WCCF is an adult, male correctional facility
                          with 1,000-bed capacity, housing minimum-, medium-, and close-custody-security offenders. She previ-
                          ously served as assistant warden at CCA’s Correctional Treatment Facility, Washington D.C.; Leaven-
                          worth Detention Center, Leavenworth, Kan.; Delta Correctional Facility, Greenwood, Miss.; and Dawson
                          State Jail, Dallas. Banks joined CCA in May 1997 as assistant warden after working 11 years with the
   Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She began her career in corrections as a correctional officer in 1986 and was promot-
   ed through the ranks to case manager, chief of classification and assistant warden. Banks is a member ACA, the North Ameri-
   can Association of Wardens and Superintendents, the Southern States Correctional Association, and the Mississippi Associa-
   tion of Professionals in Corrections. She received associate degrees from Lamar University and Alvin Community College.



                         Patricia Dean-Wilson
                         Bureau Director
                         Mississippi Department of Corrections

                            Patricia Dean-Wilson has more than 23 years of experience in criminal justice. During her tenure at
                         the Fulton County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Department, she held ranks from deputy to lieutenant and served with
                         the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. She joined the Mississippi Department of Corrections in 1997 and
                         served in the positions of operational management analyst, ACA accreditation manager for community
                         corrections, and director of private and regional facilities. She is currently the director of loss preven-
                         tion. Dean-Wilson is a current at-large ethnic minority assembly delegate and hopes to remain in this
   capacity to serve the association as an active member of the Delegate Assembly. With her agency’s support, Dean-Wilson is
   currently working on a doctoral degree of philosophy at Jackson State University, in Mississippi. She received a Master of
   Science degree from Georgia State University and Bachelor of Arts-Science Degree from Michigan State University.




58 — April 2010 Corrections Today
David Kaleolani Haasenritter
Assistant Deputy, Corrections Oversight
Army Review Boards Agency

   David Kaleolani Haasenritter has served as assistant deputy of corrections oversight since the cre-
ation of the position in the Army Review Boards Agency in 2004. This summer the position was expand-
ed to include serving as the board manager of the Army Clemency and Parole Board. Haasenritter
retired from military service in 2003, having served in numerous corrections positions, including oper-
ations officer, deputy warden, director of army corrections and parole board member. Haasenritter is
currently the at-large ethnic minority representative to the ACA Delegate Assembly; a member of the
ACA Standards Committee; and president of the Correctional Accreditation Managers Association. He is an ACA auditor and
is often requested to speak at Asian Pacific Islander functions. He has had articles published in Corrections Today and given
presentations at corrections and victim witness conferences. Haasenritter is the recipient of the 2000 Military Affairs Commit-
tee Austin MacCormick Award and the 2004 ACA Walter Dunbar Award. He earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from
the University of South Carolina.



Lynn Johnson
Director of Nursing
Davidson County (Tenn.) Juvenile Detention Center

   Since 2002, Lynn Johnson has worked for the Davidson County (Tenn.) Juvenile Detention Center as
the director of nursing, assisting in the development and implementation of the facilities’ policies and
procedures. Johnson has 24 years of nursing experience, having previously served as supervisor of
three facilities in Tennessee, including the Deberry Special Needs Correctional Facility Medical Clinic.
She is a nurse consultant for the Tennessee Vaccine Distribution Department. Johnson has served as
an ACA auditor for six years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Belmont Uni-
versity. Johnson plans to use her experience in juvenile services and the correctional arena to actively participate in the
development of programs and policies for ACA as the at-large ethnic minority representative.




James Terrones
Deputy Director
Johnson County (Kansas) Department of Corrections Juvenile Detention Center

   James Terrones began his career with the Kansas Department of Corrections in 1979. He served as a
correctional officer, parole officer, institutional parole officer, interstate compact administrator, direc-
tor of the eastern parole region, and community program consultant. In 1996, Terrones became deputy
director of programs for the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center. His primary duties include
training and staff development, activities and volunteer/intern programs, classification, support ser-
vices and the accreditation process. In mid-2009, Terrones became deputy director. He is past presi-
dent of the Kansas Correctional Association, and a member of ACA, the Olathe Human Relations Commission, the Kansas His-
panic and Latino American Affairs Commission, the Governor’s Task Force on Racial Profiling, the National Association of
Hispanics in Criminal Justice (committee chair), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Johnson
County Chapter), the Kansas Correctional Association, and the Olathe Police Foundation. Terrones received a Bachelor of
Arts in criminal justice/police administration from Parkville University.




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                         S. Elwood York Jr.
                         Director Pretrial Services
                         16th Judicial Circuit, Monroe County, Fla.

                            Since 2006, Elwood York Jr. has been the director of pretrial services for the 16th Judicial Circuit of
                         Florida. He currently serves as the southeastern regional director of the National Association of Pretri-
                         al Services Agencies (three years) and as the regional director for the Florida Pretrial Professionals
                         Association (four years). He has served on the ACA Congress Program Planning Committee for the last
                         five years, facilitated the accreditation process for his agencies and has been an active member of the
                         ACA for more than 10 years. Prior to his employment with the 16th Judicial Circuit, York was both the
                         legal counsel for and director of corrections in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. His has
                         also held positions as municipal judge, criminal district attorney and law professor. York received a
   bachelor’s degree in zoology/chemistry from Howard University and a juris doctorate degree from Texas Southern Universi-
   ty. He plans to use his experiences and expertise to best represent our members and actively participate in the Delegate
   Assembly.


   Correctional Education Services — Adult (2 positions)

                         Eileen Baker
                         Educational Consultant and Expert Witness
                         Old Saybrook, Conn.

                            Eileen Baker serves as an educator, consultant and expert witness to industry, education and gov-
                         ernment agencies both public and private, including the National Institute of Corrections, the Federal
                         Bureau of Prisons and departments of correction across the U.S. She has expertise in issues surround-
                         ing hearing loss specific to a correctional setting per the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individu-
                         als with Disabilities Education Act and the Department of Justice. Baker has presented workshops at
                         ACA conferences — most recently at the 2009 Winter Conference in Kissimmee, Fla., on legal implica-
   tions for deaf and hard-of-hearing offenders. She makes other presentations on related topics nationally and internationally.
   She has had articles published in professional literature, and developed the manual American Sign Language for Law Enforce-
   ment & Corrections Communication and Correctional Health Care Professionals. Baker is an active member of ACA and serves
   as a member of the Delegate Assembly and the Legal Issues and Health Care committees. She is the recipient of a master’s
   degree in education of the deaf from Smith College.




                         Jessica Edmond
                         Community Program Supervisor II
                         South Carolina Department of Corrections

                             Since 2004, Jessica Edmond has worked for the South Carolina Department of Corrections in several
                         areas, including security, education and case management. Edmond serves on the Membership Com-
                         mittee for the South Carolina Correctional Association and has been a member of the Women’s Task
                         Force for the past two years. Outside of her professional career, Edmond tutors inner-city youths who
                         fall under the No Child Left Behind campaign. Edmond received her bachelor’s degree in criminal jus-
                         tice from the University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in business adminis-
   tration from Webster University. She plans to use her experience and knowledge of adult corrections and adult and juvenile
   education to represent, enhance and actively participate in the development of programs and policies for ACA as a member
   of the Adult Education Committee.




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John Hopkins
Director, Division of Treatment and Programs
Mississippi Department of Corrections

   John Hopkins has been with the Mississippi Department of Corrections since 1981. He is now serv-
ing as director of the Division of Treatment and Programs. He has served as treatment director since
2002 and prior to that position, served the agency as administrator of the Administrative Remedy Pro-
gram. As treatment director, he manages various programs that focus on alcohol and drug treatment,
education, inmate legal assistance, pre-release, and religious programs. Hopkins served as general
counsel to the Mississippi Department of Corrections from 1981-1991. He is a member of ACA, the
Southern States Correctional Association, the Mississippi Association of Professionals in Corrections and the Mississippi Bar
Association. Hopkins holds a juris doctorate degree from Samford University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of
Mississippi.



Susan Lockwood
Director of Juvenile Education
Indiana Department of Correction

   Susan Lockwood, Ed.D., is director of juvenile education for the Indiana Department of Correction.
She has worked for the department for nine years, both as a classroom teacher and a school adminis-
trator. Prior to that, she taught in the public schools of central Indiana for 17 years. Lockwood has
undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ball State University and Oakland City University in music
education and educational leadership. She and her colleague, John Nally, Ed.D., have been invited pre-
senters at several state and national conferences regarding their research of the impact of formal edu-
cation and employment on recidivism. She is actively involved with the Correctional Education Association and the Commit-
tee of Practitioners (Title I) for the Indiana Department of Education. She has participated in the Marion County
(Indianapolis) Leadership in Action Program facilitated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.




Correctional Education Services — Juvenile (2 positions)
James (Jack) Franklin Catrett
Associate School Superintendent
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

   Jack Catrett has served as special education teacher, high school counselor and principal in public
education. He has served as a teacher, regional principal, director of special education and associate
school superintendent for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. Catrett also worked during
undergraduate school as a juvenile correctional officer. He holds a doctorate degree in educational
leadership; an educational specialist degree in leadership, a Master of Education in counseling and a
bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has presented on many educational topics at ACA conferences
and is president of the Georgia Correctional Education Association. As a professional educator and a member of the Delegate
Assembly, Catrett will promote quality education, security, mental health and medical policies that work for the ACA mem-
bership.




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                         Brenda Cronin
                         Executive Assistant to the Director
                         Ohio Department of Youth Services

                            Brenda Cronin has worked in the field of juvenile corrections for the past 24 years. She began as a
                         juvenile parole officer for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS), and has worked in a number
                         of areas within the agency. Cronin currently holds the position of executive assistant to the director
                         for DYS. Throughout her career, Cronin has been involved in nearly every aspect of DYS operations,
                         from overseeing the state’s juvenile parole services, to spearheading the state’s compliance with the
                         Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002. In her current role, she assists the director in
                         managing the day-to-day administrative operations of DYS, including supervising the DYS Buckeye
   United School District. In this capacity, Cronin has overseen significant reform of the DYS education system. Cronin is an
   active member of ACA, and serves as the DYS representative for the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators. She
   holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University.




                         Ellen M. Kehoe
                         Title I Reading teacher
                         Richmond Juvenile Detention Center’s Binford Education Center

                            Ellen Kehoe is the Title I reading teacher at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center’s Binford Edu-
                         cation Center. Kehoe has taught English in private and public high schools for 30 years to students in
                         grades six through 12. For the last 15 years, however, she has focused on ninth grade English both for
                         honors-level students and “at-risk” students. It was her interest in teaching the “at-risk” students that
                         led her to the position at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center. Kehoe is a member of the Virginia
                         Education Association’s training cadre, and through this position provides teacher training in Virginia
   public schools. Kehoe is past president of the Delta Chapter of Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organi-
   zation for female educators. She has been involved with ACA for nearly 40 years, regularly attending the congresses of cor-
   rection and the winter conferences. Kehoe received a Bachelor of Arts from Duchesne College, in Omaha, Neb., and a Master
   of Arts from Michigan State University.




                         John Stewart
                         Chief Executive Officer
                         Bright Spot Educational Enterprise LLC

                            John Stewart currently serves as an educational consultant in Alabama and Georgia. From 1983 to
                         2009, he was the superintendent for the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS) School District.
                         Stewart served as the director for Correctional Education Region VIII; an ACA Delegate Assembly mem-
                         ber; and chair of the ACA Academic/Vocational Education and Training Committee. He is a qualified
                         auditor with ACA, the Correctional Education Association (CEA), AdvancED and other educational
                         organizations. While superintendent, the DYS School District was awarded accreditation from the
   Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and CEA. In addition, he served as a representative from the Council of Direc-
   tors of Correctional Education, on the CEA Executive Board and the CEA Standards Commission. He is an adjunct professor
   for the managing human resources program at Faulkner University.




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Detention — Adult (2 positions)
Danny Downes
Chief Deputy Detention Branch
Lubbock County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office

   Since 1994, Danny Downes, CJM, has served three jurisdictions in Texas including McLennan, Dallas
and Lubbock counties. He was assistant jail administrator in McLennan County and assistant chief
deputy in Dallas. Downes is currently the jail administrator in Lubbock. He is a past president of the
Texas Jail Association and has served as mentor/facilitator for the National Jail Leadership Command
Academy. Downes holds an Associate of Applied Science in electronics from the National Education
Center, San Bernardino, Calif. He plans to use his experience in detention administration and his sup-
port of state and national correctional issues to give back to the industry and actively participate in the development of pro-
grams and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.




E. Keith Neely
Major, Assistant Director of South Operations
Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office

   E. Keith Neely, CJM, joined the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office in July 1987 as a detention
deputy and has worked and supervised in the mental health, booking, classification, accreditation and
transportation units. He has also served as an investigator and supervisor in internal affairs. Neely is
the assistant director of south operations and is responsible for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office
main jail, booking, intake/release and classification. Neely holds a bachelor’s degree in public adminis-
tration from Barry University. He is a graduate of the 2001 Executive Leadership Program, 2004 Florida
Criminal Justice Executive Institute, Southern Police Institute, and he is a certified jail manger through the America Jail Asso-
ciation. Neely plans to use his experience in adult corrections to be an effective participant in the development of programs
and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.




Kim Peery
Director of Standards
Davidson County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office

    Kim Peery began her career at the Davidson County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) as a correctional
officer for female offenders in 1984, and also worked as a transportation officer, finance division inven-
tory manager, and food services director. Peery left DCSO in 1992 and joined Corrections Cooperation
of America (CCA) as food service director. Two years later, Peery returned to DCSO in that same posi-
tion. Since that time, she has worked in many areas of DCSO, including food service monitor, CCA mon-
itor, commissary monitor, and interim chief of security at the Correctional Work Center (now the Cor-
rectional Development Center-Male), and Title VI and ADA coordinator. She is currently director of standards. Peery is a
member of ACA and the Correctional Accreditation Managers Association. She is certified in occupational safety and health
standards. Peery attended the University of Tennessee at Martin.




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                         Belinda Y. Wells-Major
                         Director of Administration and Court Services
                         Hampton (Va.) Sheriff’s Office

                            Belinda Y. Wells-Major, CJM, is director of administration and court services for the Hampton (Va.)
                         Sheriff’s Office. She has served in the criminal justice field since 1993, holding positions that include
                         deputy sheriff; director of intake, classification, records and inmate services; accreditation manager;
                         training supervisor; and commander of support services. Wells-Major is a certified general instructor
                         for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. She is an ACA auditor and an American Jail
                         Association certified jail manager. Wells-Major received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Old
                         Dominion University.




   Detention — Juvenile (2 positions)
                         Glenn Cook
                         Assistant Superintendent/Operations and Security
                         G4S Youth Services, Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center

                             Glenn Cook is employed with G4S Youth Services as assistant superintendent for security and oper-
                          ations at the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center (DCJDC), located in Nashville, Tenn. Cook
                          began his career in corrections in 1992 working with adult offenders at Corrections Corporation of
                          America’s Metro Davidson County Detention Center. He started as a correctional officer and then held
                          the rank of senior officer, assistant shift commander and shift commander. Cook has been assistant
                          superintendent at DCJDC since October of 1996. Cook has experience in staff training and public speak-
   ing in the areas of special operations and response teams, defensive tactics and use of force, and gang awareness. The David-
   son County Juvenile Detention Center remains the only ACA-accredited juvenile detention facility in Tennessee, and has
   been since 1996. Cook received his Bachelor of Science in criminal justice administration from Middle Tennessee State Uni-
   versity in 1991.




                         Claudia Engelhardt
                         Executive Director
                         Samaritan Shelters Inc.

                            Since 1979, Claudia Engelhardt has held the position of executive director of Samaritan Shelters, a
                         regional nonsecure juvenile detention program. She currently serves as the legislative chair of the
                         Juvenile Detention Association of New York state and has served as vice president and president.
                         Engelhardt is an active member of the Corrections and Youth Services Association and has served on
   the Region III planning group since 1997. She is also a member of the North American Association of Wardens and Superin-
   tendents and the Northeast Juvenile Detention Coalition. Engelhardt is a recipient of the Anthony J. Cuccurullo Memorial
   Award for excellence in juvenile justice. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in political science.
   She has served as a Delegate Assembly representative in the area of juvenile detention for two terms and will continue to use
   her experience in the development of programs and policies for ACA.




64 — April 2010 Corrections Today
Andrea Morbitzer
Release Authority Board Member
Ohio Department of Youth Services

   In June 2008, Andrea Morbitzer was appointed to the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS)
Release Authority as a board member. After more than 20 years in administration of both juvenile
detention and correctional facilities, she now has increased contact with youths and direct influence
on their programming and reentry plans. She has served ODYS in many leadership roles; and from 2001
to 2005, Morbitzer served Franklin County, Ohio, as its deputy director of juvenile detention services.
She led juvenile detention and juvenile correctional facilities in ACA accreditation/reaccreditation,
implemented unit management, increased awareness of conditions of confinement, and improved due process in holding
youths accountable. Morbitzer earned a master’s degree in management from Ohio Dominican University and a Bachelor of
Science in public administration from the University of Scranton. Morbitzer will use her experiences in juvenile justice and
policy change as a representative of juvenile detention in the Delegate Assembly.


William B. Sweat Jr.
Facility Administrator
Oklahoma County (Okla.) Juvenile Detention Center

    Since 2007, William Sweat has been working for the Oklahoma County (Okla.) Juvenile Detention
Center. He served one year as director of the Oklahoma City Community Intervention Center; five years
as the assistant director of the Canadian County Juvenile Detention Center; five years as chief of securi-
ty for the Central Oklahoma Woman’s Correctional Facility; and three years as chief of security for the
Carver Correctional Facility. Sweat received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Eastern Ken-
tucky University. He plans to use his experience in juvenile and adult corrections to represent and
actively participate in the development of policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.




Institutions — Adult (2 positions)
Clayton Catoe
Human Resource Manager I
South Carolina Department of Corrections

   After graduating in 1992 from the University of South Carolina and a short stint in the business com-
munity, Clayton Catoe was hired by the South Carolina Department of Corrections as human resources
manager I. In 1997 and again in 2007, he was selected as Institutional Supervisor of the Year. In 2003, he
received South Carolina Correctional Association’s (SCCA) Executive Committee Award. Currently, he
is a member of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, the North American Association of War-
dens and Superintendents, the South Carolina Jail Administrators Association, the South Carolina Law
Enforcement Officers Association, the Southern States Correctional Association, and SCCA, where Catoe currently serves as
treasurer and is a past president. Clayton has served ACA in numerous capacities, including the Delegate Assembly, Dual
Chapter Membership Committee, Workforce/Human Resources Committee, Membership Committee, Staff Safety Committee
and Special Election Sub-Committee. While serving on the Delegate Assembly, Catoe plans to use his experience to help
develop programs and policies for ACA members.




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                         Kathleen S. Green
                         Warden, Eastern Correctional Institution
                         Maryland Division of Correction

                              Since 1974, Kathleen S. Green has worked for the Maryland Division of Correction in several posi-
                          tions, including classification counselor, case management supervisor, facility administrator, assistant
                          warden and DOC headquarters special liaison. She is currently warden of Eastern Correctional Institu-
                          tion, Maryland’s largest correctional facility, which comprises medium, minimum and prerelease cus-
                          tody levels. She received a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Maryland. Her pro-
                          fessional training, from the University of Maryland, the National Institute of Corrections, the University
   of Baltimore, the Maryland Police and Training Commission, and Washington College in Chestertown, Md., includes civil lia-
   bility, administrator’s training, hostage negotiations, managing for results, team building, cognitive restructuring, leadership
   development, leadership challenges, addictions, and managing difficult employees. She is a member of ACA, the Maryland
   Criminal Justice Association and the Association of Women Executives in Corrections.




                         Karen LaPolt
                         Deputy Superintendent of Programs
                         New York State Department of Correctional Services

                            Karen LaPolt has worked for the New York State Department of Correctional Services in adult insti-
                         tutions for almost 25 years. Beginning as a teacher, LaPolt later worked as a volunteer services coordi-
                         nator, a correction counselor and an education supervisor. She has been deputy superintendent of
                         programs since 2005. An active member of the New York Corrections and Youth Services Association
                         (CAYSA) since 1988, LaPolt served as conference chair for 10 years and an executive board member
                         for more than 20 years. In 2002, she was voted in as president-elect. LaPolt has also served for many
   years as a CAYSA representative to the ACA Delegate Assembly. She received a master’s degree in business education from
   the State University of New York Albany, studied educational administration at SUNY Plattsburgh, and is certified in school
   administration and supervision.




                         Darrel Vannoy
                         Deputy Warden
                         Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola

                              Darrel Vannoy, CCE, has been serving in Louisiana corrections for more than 33 years. At one of the
                          oldest and largest penitentiaries in the U.S., Vannoy has been recognized for his role in apprehending
                          escaped inmates, uncovering drug smuggling operations and achieving ACA accreditation. He is the
                          first vice president of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents and a member
                          of the Louisiana Association of Wardens and Superintendents. Under the tenure of Warden Burl Cain,
                          Vannoy has enabled great change to occur that has transformed the prison to one that is now known
   for its successes. Vannoy has helped grow the Angola Prison Rodeo, which attracts more than 10,000 spectators. In 2009,
   Vannoy was nominated and named as one of 12 state civil servants to receive the highest award presented to state employ-
   ees in Louisiana, the Charles E. Dunbar Award.




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Institutions — Juvenile (2 positions)
Albert G. Dawson Sr.
Superintendent, Woodland Hills Youth Development Center
Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

   Albert G. Dawson Sr., is a juvenile justice advocate with more than 25 years experience in the development, implementa-
tion and administration of programs for juvenile offenders. He has held his current position as superintendent of the 120-bed
Woodland Hills Youth Development Center since 2007. For 14 years, Dawson was director of community residential programs
and assistant director of foster and group homes where he directed the operation of 14 community-based group homes for
juvenile offenders, as well as an observation and assessment center and a day treatment program. Previously, he worked at
the Spencer Youth Center in various positions including tutor counselor, counselor II and assistant director of counseling. He
is a member of ACA, the Tennessee Corrections Association and Southern States Correctional Association. He has been an
ACA auditor since 1991. Dawson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fisk University.




Johnnie Jones III
Facility Administrator, Atchison Youth Residential Center
G4S Youth Services

   Johnnie Jones III has spent more than 30 years in corrections for the U.S. Army. His tours and
assignments have taken him to Europe, Korea, Cuba and numerous stateside assignments. He received
the Legion of Merit during his retirement in August 2009. After retirement, Johnnie joined G4S Youth
Services as facility administrator for the Atchison Youth Residential Center in Atchison, Kan. Jones has
a dual master’s degree in management and human resources from Webster University.




Carla J. Leveque
Commander
Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center

   Since January 1999, Carla J. Leveque has worked as commander of the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center, a
100-bed, seven-county compact detention facility that incorporates secure detention, staff-secure detention and a home
detention program. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and revising policies and procedures for all aspects of
operations, as well as managing budgets related to operations. She ensures that all personnel and volunteers are trained, and
she reports to the Pennington County Sheriff and the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Compact Board. In 1999,
Leveque was responsible for obtaining initial ACA accreditation, and she currently oversees the ACA accreditation manager.
She began working at the center as assistant administrator in June 1996. Prior to coming to the center, Leveque served as a
parole agent, a child care worker at a juvenile facility, and a deputy sheriff in Jerauld County, S.D. She holds a Bachelor of Sci-
ence in criminal justice from the University of South Dakota.




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                         Ronnie Woodard
                         Director, Office of Secure Campuses
                         Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

                           Ronnie Woodard began his career in juvenile justice in 1981 when he accepted the position of youth
                        development worker with the Eastman Regional Youth Detention Center. He later served as court ser-
                        vice worker and court service worker senior in the Cordele Judicial Circuit. In 1985, Woodard became
                        assistant director at the Eastman Regional Youth Detention Center and became director in 1998.
                        Woodard was promoted to regional administrator for the Office of Campus Operations in 2004, where
                        he was responsible for the direct supervision of four youth development centers. Woodard was recent-
   ly appointed as director of the Office of Secure Campuses, providing direct supervision to six youth development centers
   with a population capacity of 900 beds. Woodard received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Georgia Southern
   College in 1981.



   Institutional Line Operating Personnel — Adult (2 positions)
                         Tony Fountain
                         Correctional Supervisor, Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility
                         Iowa Department of Corrections

                            Tony Fountain has worked for the Iowa Department of Corrections since 1994. He started at the
                         maximum-security unit before coming on board with the relatively new clinical care unit in Fort Madi-
                         son that works with adult offenders with special needs. He has attended numerous in-service classes
                         dealing with the mentally ill, effects of medications and anti-social behavior personalities. Most recently,
                         Fountain was promoted to correctional supervisor for the Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility and is cur-
                         rently a coordinator for the facility’s Staff Victimization and Support Services. Fountain has served as a
   member of the Iowa Department of Corrections’ Employee Recognition Committee and as a board member of the American
   Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (local #2989), and the Iowa Corrections Association. He has been on
   the ACA Delegate Assembly since being elected in 2006.




                         Mel Grieshaber
                         Executive Director
                         Service Employees International Union/Michigan Corrections

                            For more than 22 years, Mel Grieshaber has worked for the organization representing Michigan’s
                        state correctional officers, currently as its executive director. In this role he advocates for correctional
                        officers, supporting education, training and standards for them. Grieshaber has held positions as a
                        forensic officer and trainer of new officers. He was a board member of the International Association of
                        Correctional Officers (IACO), including several years as its president. Grieshaber has been a member
                        of the ACA Workforce Committee and for the last eight years has been a member of the Legislative
   Committee, including one term as vice chair. He was IACO’s member on ACA’s Delegate Assembly for three terms. He has
   also presented workshops at ACA conferences. He received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.




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Todd Rabideau
Senior Training Officer
New York State Department of Correctional Services

    Todd Rabideau is in his 27th year of dedicated service to the New York State Department of Correc-
tional Services. Rabideau is a seasoned corrections officer and is currently the senior training officer.
He has diverse correctional experience, having worked in camp, minimum-and medium-security level
facilities. Rabideau worked at Bedford Hills, a nationally recognized leader in female corrections reha-
bilitation and reentry initiatives. Rabideau currently serves at the largest male, maximum-security facil-
ity in New York, Clinton Correctional Facility. Rabideau’s receipt of the Outstanding Achievement
Award for his service as media coordinator testifies to his commitment to ACA and the New York Corrections and Youth Ser-
vices Association. Rabideau regularly attends ACA conferences and desires to continue advancing ACA’s positions on local
and national issues on the Delegate Assembly.




Michelle R. Watson
Corrections and Custody Officer 2, Washington Corrections Center for Women
Washington State Department of Corrections

   Michelle R. Watson began working for the Washington State Department of Corrections in 2002,
serving as sales secretary to the correctional industries sales team. She was promoted to the executive
support series for the Community Corrections Division. Watson became a member of the Correctional
Peace Officer Foundation in 2006. She was asked to join the Washington Correctional Association
(WCA) in 2006 as the budget and finance chair. She was then elected as the WCA vice president, and
now serves as the conference and training chair. Watson is now a corrections and custody officer for
the Washington Correction Center for Women. She received the Special Award from WCA on behalf of her service and com-
mitment to correctional staff. Watson is in the process of completing her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She plans to
use her experience and training to represent and actively participate in the development of programs and policies ACA as a
member of the Delegate Assembly.




Institutional Line Operating Personnel — Juvenile (2 positions)
Richard L. Bean
Superintendent
Richard L. Bean Juvenile Services Center

   Richard L. Bean has been an employee of the Knox County (Tenn.) government since 1962, starting
in the Domestic Relations Court. In 1965, he went to work for the Knox County Juvenile Court, and in
1972, he became superintendent of the East Tennessee Regional Juvenile Service Center. On Dec. 7,
2001, the Knox County Commission renamed the facility in his honor — the Richard L. Bean Juvenile
Services Center. He continues to serve there in the position of superintendent. Bean is retired from the
U.S. Naval Reserves, with 36 years of service. He served on the ACA Children’s Initiatives Committee
from 2000 to 2002, and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association. Bean will
bring his 36 years of experience in the area of juvenile detention to the Delegate Assembly.




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                          Roger Chute
                          Treatment Manager, John S. Wilder Youth Development Center
                          Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

                             Roger Chute, M.Ed., has been employed in the juvenile justice system since 1977. He has provided
                          direct services to juveniles as a counselor 1, counselor 2, counselor 3 and classification coordinator.
                          Currently, he serves as treatment manager within a juvenile institution. Chute has experience with
                          indirect service positions in the institutional setting, including assistant principal, training coordinator
                          and accreditation manager. During his 33 years of service, he has actively participated in numerous
                          departmental policy development projects. Chute has a bachelor’s degree in social science and a mas-
   ter’s degree in education with a concentration in guidance and personnel services, as well as additional graduate hours in
   criminal justice. He is an active member of ACA, serving as an auditor for the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.
   He has also served on ACA’s Resolutions and Policy Development and Juvenile Corrections committees. He has previously
   served as an elected member of the Delegate Assembly.




                          Terry J. Martinek
                          Assistant Director
                          Berrien County (Mich.) Juvenile Center

                              Since 1971, Terry J. Martinek has served in the juvenile corrections and adult mental health fields.
                          He has held positions as a youth counselor (three years), group leader (nine years), supervisor (one
                          year), administrator (2.5 years) and assistant director (22 years). Martinek currently serves on the
                          executive board of the Michigan Juvenile Detention Association and is the north region vice president
                          of the National Juvenile Detention Association. He is a past president of the South Dakota Corrections
                          Association and winner of the association’s 1977 Outstanding Service Award. Martinek has extensive
   experience in staff training and program implementation using the rational behavior training model in the juvenile field with
   experience at the state levels in training schools, detention and residential treatment. Martinek received a Bachelor of Arts in
   psychology and sociology from Dakota Wesleyan University.




                          LaShonda Watson
                          Accreditation/Case Manager, Davidson County (Tenn.) Juvenile Detention Center
                          G4S Youth Services

                             LaShonda Watson is the accreditation/case manager for Davidson County (Tenn.) Juvenile Deten-
                          tion Center, which is currently the only ACA-accredited juvenile detention center in the state. She has
                          worked at the detention center for 10 years and previously held positions as an intake officer and case
                          manager. Watson has a bachelor’s degree in political science. While completing her degree, she was
                          able to study politics and human rights in The Gambia, in West Africa. She also has a paralegal certifi-
                          cate and is currently completing her master’s degree in public service management.




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Institutions of Higher Learning (4 positions)
Curtis R. Blakely
Assistant Professor, Justice Systems Department
Truman State University

  Curtis R. Blakely, Ph.D., served as a member of ACA’s Academic/Vocational Education and Training
Committee. For more than a decade, he has served as a manuscript reviewer for Corrections Today. He
has had three articles, 23 book reviews and nine of his students published by ACA. Blakely has held
positions with the Missouri Board of Probation/Parole, the Penitentiary of New Mexico and the Jackson
County (Mo.) Jail. He is the resident penologist at Truman State University and has published two
books, the latest of which is Prisons, Penology and Penal Reform. His most recent manuscripts have
been featured in Federal Probation and the Internet Journal of Criminology. He is a member of the American Criminal Justice
Association and is executive advisor to the corrections section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.




Georgette A. Bradstreet
Statewide Forensic Coordinator
State of West Virginia

   Since February 2009, Georgette A. Bradstreet has served as head of forensic mental health for the
state of West Virginia. She also serves as clinical instructor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at
West Virginia University. Bradstreet received a Master of Arts in mental health counseling at University
of Cincinnati and in June will receive a Master of Science in criminal justice. She is a doctoral candidate
at University of Cincinnati in the Counseling Department with an expected completion date of October
2010. She is a member of both ACA’s Professional Education Council and its Mental Health Committee.
Prior to her current position, she was director of mental health at a 900-bed urban jail in Ohio. Bradstreet plans to use her
experience on the Professional Education Council and Mental Health Committee to strengthen the relationship between acad-
emics and ACA by her participation in the Delegate Assembly.




Doug Dretke
Executive Director, Correctional Management Institute of Texas
Sam Houston State University

   Doug Dretke, MPA, has served as executive director of the Correctional Management Institute of
Texas (CMIT) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) since July 2006. His oversight at CMIT includes
training, professional development and research across the spectrum of corrections. He has a Bache-
lor’s of Science in criminology/corrections from SHSU along with a master’s degree in public adminis-
tration (concentration in criminal justice) from Texas A & M University Corpus Christi. He is a 26-year
veteran of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, serving his last three years as director of the Cor-
rectional Institutions Division with oversight of 105 prison facilities. An active ACA member, Dretke currently chairs the Pro-
fessional Education Council and Professional Certification Commission and is a member of the Program Planning Committee.
His professional and academic experiences within corrections provide him with strong insight into the complex challenges
facing correctional leadership today, which he believes will enable him to serve effectively as a member of the Delegate
Assembly.




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                         Calvin R. Edwards
                         Professor and Department Chair, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
                         Lewis University

                            Calvin R. Edwards, DPA, has worked in corrections since 1974, when he began his career with the
                         Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as a case manager at the U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kan. He
                         served in numerous roles with the BOP, including warden, regional director and assistant director. He
                         later served as executive deputy director and interim director of the District of Columbia Department
                         of Corrections. He has been teaching in higher education for the past seven years. Edwards received a
                         Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Elmhurst College, a Master of Social Work from Washington Univer-
                         sity, and a Master of Public Administration and a Doctor of Public Administration from the University
   of Southern California. He has served on the ACA Professional Education Council, the Workforce/Human Resources Issues
   Committee and the Work Force Project Advisory Council. Edwards currently serves as a member of the Delegate Assembly
   and wishes to continue to use his experience in corrections and academia to contribute to program and policy development.



                         Edward E. Rhine
                         Deputy Director, Office of Policy and Offender Reentry
                         Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                             Edward E. Rhine, Ph.D., is deputy director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correc-
                          tion’s Office of Policy and Offender Reentry. He was formerly the chairperson of the Release Authority
                          and deputy director of Parole, Courts and Community Services for the Ohio Department of Youth Ser-
                          vices. Prior to that, he served as the director of field operations for the Georgia Board of Pardons and
                          Paroles. Rhine has written and edited numerous publications addressing the history and practice of
                          paroling authorities; the impact of due process on prison discipline; offender reentry; and “best prac-
   tices” in corrections. He served as the community corrections features editor for Corrections Management Quarterly, and is
   currently on the Editorial Committee for the American Probation and Parole Committee (APPA) publication Perspectives. He
   served as the chief editor of Transforming Probation Through Leadership: The ‘Broken Windows’ Model, and Best Practices:
   Excellence in Corrections, and as a co-author of Putting Public Safety First: 13 Parole Supervision Strategies to Enhance Reentry.
   He is an instructor in sociology at Ohio State University. He is a member of APPA and the American Society of Criminology.
   Finally, he served as chair of ACA’s Exemplary Practices Coordinating Council. He is the recipient of the 2004 E.J. Henderson
   Award bestowed by the International Community Corrections Association, and the 2005 Bennett J. Cooper Award bestowed
   by the Ohio Community Corrections Organization. Rhine received his doctorate degree in sociology from Rutgers University.




                         Richard Tewksbury
                         Professor of Justice Administration
                         University of Louisville

                             Richard Tewksbury, Ph.D., currently serves as professor of justice administration at the University
                          of Louisville. He has been an active member of ACA for nearly 20 years, and has served on the
                          Research Council since 1996 (chair, 2007-2008), the Professional Education Council since 1996 (chair,
                          2002-2004) and the Workforce/Human Resources Committee since 2004. Tewksbury is also recipient of
                          ACA’s Peter P. Lejins Correctional Research Award and a frequent workshop presenter at ACA confer-
                          ences. He is actively engaged in teaching and research concerning correctional culture, staff job satis-
   faction, sex offender registration policies and procedures, and institutional program evaluations. Tewksbury previously
   worked for both the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and the Kentucky Department of Corrections, and
   has consulted with numerous state and local agencies across the nation. He is the author/editor of 13 books and more than
   200 articles, chapters and reports.



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Jim Thomas
Distinguished Teaching Professor (emeritus), Department of Sociology
Northern Illinois University

   With the exception of a short break in the mid-1990s, Jim Thomas has been an ACA member since
1983. He has served on several ACA committees, and is former vice chair and current member of ACA’s
Student Affairs Committee. In addition to teaching in Stateville and Dixon correctional centers for many
years, he has served as a prison monitor with the Illinois prison watch-dog agency, the John Howard
Association, since 1980. As a professor in sociology/criminal justice at Northern Illinois University
(NIU) and visiting professor at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), he has published extensively on
prisons, and is currently the faculty advisor of both the NIU and UIC student chapters of ACA. As a member of the Delegate
Assembly, he would expand his current efforts to provide increased opportunities for students and their institutions to devel-
op partnerships with ACA as a way of understanding the complexity of corrections and preparing students for a corrections
career.


Barbara H. Zaitzow
Professor of Criminal Justice
Appalachian State University

   Barbara H. Zaitzow conducts a variety of research projects in men’s and women’s prisons and has been involved in local,
state, and national advocacy work for prisoners and organizations seeking alternatives to imprisonment. Zaitzow has served
on various editorial boards for nationally recognized journals, and she has had published a co-edited book, articles and book
chapters on a variety of prison-related topics, including HIV/AIDS and other treatment needs of female prisoners. A member
of ACA since 1985, Zaitzow has provided her expertise as a guest speaker for ACA, the Correctional Accreditation Managers’
Association, the North Carolina Correctional Association, and North Carolina unit management training. She currently serves
as an elected Delegate Assembly member representing institutions of higher learning. She is also a member of the Student
Affairs Committee and the Professional Education Council and is faculty advisor for the student chapter of ACA at her univer-
sity.




Private Community-Based Correctional Organizations (4 positions)
Debra Buccilla
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Alvis House

    Debra Buccilla is the executive vice president and chief operations officer of Alvis House, a private,
nonprofit human services agency. Alvis House was established in 1967 and operates programs in sever-
al Ohio cities, including Columbus, Dayton, Lima, Chillicothe and Toledo. The agency serves nearly 400
residential clients at a time and annually serves in excess of 4,000 men, women, young adults and chil-
dren. Buccilla has more than 30 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabili-
ties in both the private and public sector. Buccilla worked at the Ohio Department of Developmental
Disabilities for more than 12 years, most recently serving as a deputy director, responsible for Ohio’s developmental centers.
Immediately prior to coming to Alvis House, Buccilla was the chief executive officer of Triad Home Health Services and
served as the volunteer director for the Disability Resource Network Inc. As an advocate for individuals with disabilities, Buc-
cilla has presented locally and nationally on all aspects of service delivery to individuals with developmental disabilities,
including administrative and regulatory issues. Buccilla is a member of ACA, the International Community Corrections Asso-
ciation, the Ohio Community Corrections Organization, the Professional Association for Retardation in Ohio and the Ohio
Justice Alliance for Community Corrections. Buccilla holds a master’s degree in education from Ohio State University and a
bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio Dominican University.


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                         Kevin Duckworth
                         Regional Director
                         Community Education Centers

                              Kevin Duckworth has more than 20 years of experience in community-based correctional organiza-
                          tions. He currently works as the western region director for Community Education Centers, with over-
                          sight responsibilities of community corrections programs, reentry facilities, day reporting centers and
                          in-prison treatment units. Facilities are located in California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico,
                          Oregon and Wyoming. Duckworth has previously worked as director of community corrections facili-
                          ties in Colorado and Texas and served as a probation officer in Texas. Duckworth received a Bachelor
                          of Arts in criminal justice. He plans to use his experience in community corrections and reentry ser-
   vices in multiple states to actively participate as a member of the Delegate Assembly.




                         Dale Hale
                         Divisional Correctional Services Secretary
                         The Salvation Army Northern Division

                            Since 1971, Dale Hale has been a Salvation Army officer (ordained minister), with the rank of major,
                         having served appointments in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. It
                         was in Wisconsin that Hale organized the Salvation Army’s first prison programs in its state facilities.
                         Hale joined ACA as an active member in 1986 and has served on the Membership Committee, Proba-
                         tion and Parole Committee and Victims/Restorative Justice Committee, which he currently chairs. He
                         served as president of the American Protestant Correctional Association and currently is first vice
   president of the American Correctional Chaplains Association. Most recently, he was appointed as co-coordinator of the ACA
   conference prayer and meditation room. In 2008, he was elected to the Delegate Assembly representing private community-
   based organizations. Hale wants to use both his education and experience on behalf of private community-based organiza-
   tions to exhibit excellence in ACA policies, resolutions and standards. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from
   Asbury College in Kentucky, a master’s degree in criminology from Indiana State University, and a master’s degree in biblical
   counseling from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.




                         Jan M. Kempf
                         Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
                         Dismas Charities Inc.

                             Jan M. Kempf is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Dismas Charities Inc., a
                          Louisville-based human service organization specializing in residential community corrections centers.
                          In the 36 years she has been in the social service and criminal justice arenas she has worked toward
                          bettering the lives of those less fortunate and improving the community. She is the recipient of the
                          Commitment to Corrections Award, presented annually by the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delin-
                          quency, and she has also been recognized with the Arthur McDonald Leadership and Service Award
   from the International Community Corrections Association. She is also the recipient of the Father Diersen Award, the highest
   honor bestowed by Dismas Charities. In 1984 when Kempf joined Dismas, the organization had five centers in three states
   and a staff compliment of less than 100. Today, 26 years later, she has shepherded the nonprofit entity to nearly 600 employ-
   ees working at 36 centers or offices in 12 states. She is a member of ACA, the Southern States Correctional Association, the
   Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency, the American Probation and Parole Association, the Personnel Managers Asso-
   ciation and is past secretary of International Community Corrections Association. Kempf received a Bachelor of Arts in soci-
   ology from the University of Louisville.



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Kerry L. Knott
Chief Executive Officer
G4S Youth Services LLC

   Kerry L. Knott has more than 18 years of experience in the field of juvenile corrections. Knott has
worked for G4S Youth Services since 2000 and has held the positions of facility administrator, regional
operations director, vice president of operations, and chief operating officer before being appointed
chief executive officer of the company in 2008. He has actively served on various committees for the
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and is currently an ACA Juvenile Corrections Committee mem-
ber, a member of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association, as well as an advisory board member for the
Youth Outreach Foundation. Knott will use his passion for working with youths and his experience in juvenile justice to be an
active member of the ACA Delegate Assembly in the area of private community-based correctional organizations. Knott
earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration from Shippensburg University.




Cristi M. Payne
Corporate Director, Program Accountability and Support Division
State Director, Texas
Community Education Centers Inc.


   Cristi M. Payne has worked within the criminal justice industry for more than 15 years. She joined
Community Education Centers Inc. in August 2008 as corporate director of the Program Accountability
and Support Division and in June 2009 took on a dual role as the state director of CEC’s Texas sub-
stance abuse felony punishment facility and in-prison therapeutic community programs. Prior to join-
ing CEC, Payne worked for Cornell Companies Inc., as the corporate director of adult community-based marketing as well as
the corporate director of business development. She entered the criminal justice field as a substance abuse counselor at Illi-
nois Youth Center, where she was responsible for the administration of the fully dedicated Juvenile Criminal Justice Addic-
tions Program. Payne received a Bachelor of Science in social work with special emphasis in psychology from Southern Illi-
nois University-Carbondale. She is nationally recognized as a certified alcohol and other drug counselor, a mental health
substance abuse professional, criminal justice addictions professional and criminal addictions trainer of trainers.




Bernie Rochford
Executive Vice President of Administrative Services and Business Relations
Oriana House Inc.

    Since 1985, Bernie Rochford has worked for Oriana House, Inc., which provides chemical dependen-
cy treatment and community correction services. As executive vice president, he oversees the admin-
istrative functions of the agency and is the community liaison to outside criminal justice agencies,
courts, businesses and the community. He has been president of the Ohio Corrections and Court Ser-
vices Association, and a member of the ACA Delegate Assembly in addition to serving on several local
committees dealing with jail crowding and mentally ill offenders. Rochford is a licensed attorney and
member of the Akron Bar Association. He is president of the Akron Leadership Alumni Association, and serves on the boards
of Project Learn, First Friday Club and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.




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                         S. Anne Walker
                         Executive Director
                         Alston Wilkes Society

                            Since 1987, Anne Walker, CCE, has been executive director of the Alston Wilkes Society. She previ-
                         ously worked for the society from 1972 to 1979. From 1979 to 1981, Walker was self-employed in the
                         speaking/training field and went on to work in higher education from 1981 to 1987. She is an active
                         member of the South Carolina Correctional Association, a past president of the South Carolina
                         Probation and Parole Association, and a past president of the International Community Corrections
                         Association’s board of directors. She is also a member of the Association for Woman Executives in Cor-
                         rections. Walker is a past appointed member of ACA’s Board of Governors and has previously served
   as an elected member of the Delegate Assembly. She has served as chair of ACA’s Congress Program Planning Committee.
   She was a member of ACA’s Professional Development Committee, and is currently a member of its Community Corrections
   and Constitution and Bylaws committees. Walker is a 2006 recipient of ACA’s E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award. She
   received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Lander University and a master’s degree in education from the University of
   South Carolina.



   Correctional Health (2 positions)
                         John M. Casebolt
                         State Physician and Health Care Coordinator
                         Nebraska State Penitentiary

                             John M. Casebolt, M.D., has been an employee of the Nebraska State Penitentiary for six years.
                          Casebolt was in active practice for 30 years and then served as medical director for Aetna and Mutual
                          of Omaha and as a medical consultant. He is active in multiple professional organizations, including
                          the American Medical Association, the Nebraska State Medical Association, the American College of
                          Medical Quality, the American Board of Medical Quality, the American Academy of Family Practice and
                          the Society of Correctional Physicians. Casebolt serves in multiple correctional committees including
   ACA’s Health Care Committee. He has a medical degree from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in medical
   management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford. Casebolt plans to apply his knowledge and clinical skills to
   assist ACA in delivering the best quality health care within the limits of available resources.




                         Terre K. Marshall
                         Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Clinical Services
                         Massachusetts Department of Correction

                             Terre K. Marshall, MPH, began in corrections during graduate studies in public health at the Univer-
                          sity of Illinois Medical Center, focusing coursework within the Illinois Department of Corrections and
                          local nonprofit criminal justice agencies. She has held key positions within both the public and private
                          sectors of correctional health/mental health services. Her public correctional health roles include
                          director in Tennessee, administrator (statewide) in Illinois, deputy commissioner in Connecticut,
                          director of health services administration/contract monitor in Florida, and, now, assistant deputy com-
   missioner in Massachusetts. Marshall’s private sector positions include regional vice president and director of government
   relations and quality and compliance for two large contract correctional companies. During her lengthy career, Marshall has
   been involved in numerous ACA conference presentations and committees; a member of the Delegate Assembly; and has
   participated in the Coalition for Correctional Health Authorities.




76 — April 2010 Corrections Today
Stephen K. Valle
Licensed Psychologist and Addiction Counselor
President and Chief Executive Officer, AdCare Criminal Justice Services Inc.

   Stephen K. Valle, Sc.D., MBA, is president and chief operating officer of AdCare Criminal Justice Ser-
vices. He is a recognized leader and international expert in the addiction, criminal justice and mental
health fields. In 1993, Valle was nominated by Sen. Harold E. Hughes to serve as director of the Federal
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the Clinton administration.
In 2009 he was invited to address the British Parliament regarding prison reform and addiction issues
in the United Kingdom. Valle is the founder of Accountability Training, a behavior change model for
offenders with addiction; author of more than a dozen journal articles and the text Alcoholism Counseling: Issues for an Emerg-
ing Profession; and editor of Drunk Driving in America: Strategies and Approaches to Treatment. Valle has served as associate
editor of the Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, and holds several editorial review assignments for leading professional journals.




Cecilia Velasquez
Director of Correctional Services
Gaudenzia Inc.

   Cecelia Velasquez has worked in the human services field since 1974, and since 1981 has held an
array of positions with Gaudenzia Inc., a nonprofit organization. She ensures the provision of drug
treatment services to offenders in the Maryland and Pennsylvania state prison and community correc-
tions systems. Velasquez holds a Master of Human Services degree from Lincoln University, is a certi-
fied addictions counselor and a certified criminal justice addiction professional. Velasquez has trained
on a national level and worked with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment on the therapeutic com-
munity model. Previously, she was adjunct professor at Harrisburg Community College, Lincoln University and is currently
adjunct professor for Eastern University. Velasquez has been a member of ACA since 2001. She is also a member of the
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice, the Pennsylva-
nia Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections, the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association, and the American
Probation and Parole Association.



Mental Health (2 positions)
John Baxter
Director, Mental Health Services
Corrections Corporation of America

   John Baxter, Ed.D., joined Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) in March 2008 to provide clini-
cal and administrative leadership as director of mental health services. Prior to joining CCA, he served
as the psychology services administrator (chief psychologist) for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Bax-
ter’s correctional mental health career spans 28 years of state, federal and private sector service. He
has worked in jails and prisons, and has served in both direct patient care and administrative mental
health roles. Baxter graduated from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University with a doctorate
in education (human development counseling). He also holds a master’s degree from Harding Graduate School of Religion,
and a bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb University. Baxter has served ACA as a member of the Mental Health Commit-
tee, and will work actively to improve the quality of mental health services and standards as a member of the Delegate
Assembly.




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                         Deborah L. Bell
                         Technical Director
                         Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar

                             Deborah L. Bell, LCSW, CCE, has directed correctional and mental health services for 25 years,
                          working in correctional mental health services most of those years. She has also worked in substance
                          abuse, family advocacy/child protective services, behavioral health services and as senior correctional
                          director in a military correctional facility. An Air Force Reserves colonel, she is a medical inspector on
                          the Air Force Inspection Team to accredit hospitals/clinics. She received a Bachelor of Science in
                          social work from Virginia’s Longwood University and a master’s degree in social work from Virginia
                          Commonwealth University. Bell completed Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, the National
   Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence Program, and is a certified corrections executive. She is currently appointed as
   mental health representative to ACA’s Delegate Assembly; is on the ACA Mental Health Committee; and has served on the
   Congress Program Planning, Health Care, and Military Affairs committees. She has been an ACA auditor for more than 10
   years and serves on the United Through Reading board of trustees, advising on their correctional program. Bell plans to use
   her extensive correctional leadership and mental health experience to continue actively developing and examining special
   needs policies and programs in the Delegate Assembly.


                         Dennis Waite
                         President
                         Waite Consulting LLC

                             Dennis Waite, Ph.D, provides consultation in metal health and related services to residential facili-
                         ties and juvenile justice systems. He was the chief psychologist for the Virginia Department of Juvenile
                         Justice’s Behavioral Services Unit for 30 years. His primary job was to direct the mental health and
                         related treatment services provided within juvenile correctional centers. Waite received his bachelor’s
                         degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and both his master’s and doctorate degrees in
                         clinical psychology from Purdue University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex offend-
   er treatment provider and certified forensic evaluator. Waite has been on the ACA Mental Health Committee for the past five
   years representing juvenile services. Waite plans to continue his involvement with ACA to improve the delivery of mental
   health services within the juvenile system.




                       Dedric Williams
                       Human Services Coordinator IV
                       South Carolina Department of Corrections

                         Since 2000, Dedric Williams has worked in several capacities within the mental health arena, including
                      a program supervisor in adolescent services, a program coordinator in inpatient services and the last
                      three years as a human services coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDOC).
                      Williams is also a member of the Situational Control Team as a hostage negotiator. Williams received a
                      Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Benedict College and a Master of Arts in counseling from
                      Webster University. Williams serves as a member of ACA, Toastmasters International, the South Carolina
   Correctional Association and Columbia Young Professional Association. Williams also serves on several boards and commit-
   tees within SCDOC. Williams plans to use his experiences in mental health services to actively participate in the develop-
   ment of programs and policies for ACA as a member of the Delegate Assembly.




78 — April 2010 Corrections Today
Constitution and Bylaws Proposed Amendments
New and amended language appears in red.

I.   Article II Elections -- Section 1. Election of Board of Governors and At-Large Members of the
     Delegate Assembly

Amendment # 1
Current Language: A plurality of votes cast shall elect a candidate.
Proposed New Language: A plurality of votes cast shall elect a candidate. In the event of a tie vote, a winner will be
determined by a coin toss conducted by the President, in the presence of a majority of the Executive Committee.

Amendment #2
Current Language: In considering persons for nomination, the Nominating Committee shall take into account the qualifi-
cations, discipline, race, sex, and geographical location of the prospective candidates.
Proposed New Language: In considering persons for nomination, the Nominating Committee shall take into account the
qualifications, discipline, race, sex, ethnicity, gender and geographical location of the prospective candidates.

II. Article III The Board of Governors -- Section 1. Composition (Subsection B, Item 1)

Current Language: The nineteen (19) elected governors shall generally reflect the association’s disciplinary structure, the
geographical distribution of its membership, and representation of ethnic minorities and women.
Proposed New Language: The nineteen (19) elected governors shall generally reflect the association’s disciplinary struc-
ture, including adult and juvenile components, the geographical distribution of its membership, and representation of
ethnic and racial minorities, women, and management and nonmanagement staff.

III. Article IV Delegate Assembly -- Section 1. Composition (Subsection C. At-Large
     Representation, Item 1)

Current Language: At-Large Members shall be elected from the following disciplines of the correctional continuum:
Proposed New Language: The forty-two (42) elected at-large delegates shall generally reflect the association’s discipli-
nary structure, including adult and juvenile components, the geographical distribution of its membership, and repre-
sentation of ethnic and racial minorities, women, and management and nonmanagement staff.

IV. Article VI Committees and Councils -- Section 11. Committee on Ethics

Current Language: There shall be a Committee on Ethics with members appointed by the President from the Board of
Governors and Delegate Assembly.
Proposed New Language: There shall be a Committee on Ethics with members appointed by the President from the
Board of Governors, Delegate Assembly and representatives from the field of corrections.

V. Article VI Committees and Councils

Proposed New Section – Committee on Correctional Health Care
Current Language: None
Proposed New Language: There shall be a Committee on Correctional Health Care, which shall be appointed by the
President and be broadly representative of the field of correctional services. The Committee shall promote the inte-
gration of adequate, comprehensive health services for offenders and detainees, both pre- and post-adjudication, spe-
cific to their age and gender from arrest through reentry. The Committee shall advise the President and the members
of the association of the constitutional and other legal requirements for the provision of acceptable correctional
health care services. The Committee shall develop materials on correctional health care topics useful to the field. The
Committee shall work collaboratively with the President, governing bodies, committees, affiliate organizations, relat-
ed associations, and the public health sector to ensure the relevancy and ethical soundness of standards, polices, res-
olutions, and position statements.




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