1 Speaker Bios The 20 th Judicial District s Adult Integrated Treatment Court (AITC) has been in operation since November The program serves Boulder County and conducts dockets in both Boulder and Longmont. The program strives to serve high-risk, high-needs offenders using evidence-based practices. Program capacity is 75. To date the program has served 425 participants. In 2007, the AITC received a Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Public Service from Boulder County. In 2008, it won a SAMHSA Science & Service Award in the area of Treatment of Substance Abuse and Recovery Support Services. The staffing team includes Presiding AITC Judge Gwyneth Whalen, Law Clerk Debbie Moguillansky, Treatment Court Coordinator Harry McCrystal, Deputy District Attorney Debbe Welsh, Deputy Public Defender Seth Temin, Probation Officers Christina Orlowski and Wendy Walbert, and treatment providers Marco Prospero of Boulder County Public Health and Phyllis Klaif of Mental Health Partners. Chaya M. Abrams works currently as a Clinical Supervisor and past clinician for Intervention, Inc. from 2007 until the present. Her duties consistent mainly of supervising a team of Residential clinicians throughout the state, overseeing grants/specialized populations within Residential settings, and collaborating with community stakeholders/agencies for the benefit of consumers. Chaya also teaches part time in the Graduate Counseling Program at Regis University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor. Robin Amadei, JD, owns Common Ground Mediation Center, LLC, Boulder, CO, a mediation, training, facilitation, workplace assessment and conflict coaching organization. Robin's mediation practice is focused primarily in the employment, business, international, and family areas. She has been an Assessor/Executive Coach and Visiting Program Manager for the US Office of Personnel Management, Western Management Development Center since 2006 and a facilitator for non-profit, for profit and governmental organizations since Since 1994, Robin has been an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, teaching mediation and negotiation classes. She provides training for individuals, corporations, and government in the areas of conflict management, negotiation, facilitation, mediation, conflict coaching and effective communication. Robin is a published author in the field of mediation and teambuilding in organizations, is considered to be a leader in the dispute resolution community, and often serves as a mentor and coach for newer mediators. Terri Anderson has been the Coordinator of the El Paso County Collaborative Management Program since December In this capacity she works with 23 El Paso County child/youth serving systems, nonprofits and family and youth representatives in order to increase the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of services delivered to children and families. Ms. Anderson has worked in the area of program and multisystem integration for 13 years. From 2000 to 2006 Ms. Anderson worked with the Colorado Springs Police Department on the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team, managing team members and training systems professionals regarding domestic violence, child maltreatment, and investigation. From 2006 to 2011 Ms. Anderson served as Director of Operations at Silver Key Senior Services, a large senior service and advocacy agency in Colorado Springs. She developed the El Paso County Coalition Against Abuse in Later Life (CALL) to develop coordinated strategies to address abuse and exploitation of the elderly. Ms. Anderson has developed curricula and trained nationally in the areas of child and adult neglect, abuse, and exploitation, family violence, collaboration building, and coordinated community response.
2 Ms. Anderson has been a Certified Trainer for the Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute (CRCPI) and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Matt Bennett, MBA, MA has a Master s degree in community psychology and executive development (non-profit management), as well as a Master s in business administration. He specializes in the development of trauma informed care, quality improvement and results-based leadership and clinical practices. Mr. Bennett combines his academic pursuits as a researcher and published author with his practical experience in leading organizations to develop researched based solutions to improve the health of individuals, organizations and systems. Mr. Bennett utilizes a participant centered training approach which includes interactions and adult learning activities to maximize learning, retention and application of workshop concepts. These approaches combined with a strong mastery of the topical research allow delivery of in-depth subject matter in a practical manner, targeted to the audience. Mr. Bennett s presentations are a dynamic dance of cutting edge research, practice application and a passion for the art and science of helping others. Joel Bishop has worked in criminal justice for Mesa County for 17 years. He is also the co-owner of a successful private business. He has worked extensively with risk assessments, and he has programmed computerized forms of a number of risk assessments over the years. Joel has researched drug testing technology and he has spearheaded the development of new pretrial tools, and he has presented on these topics at national conventions. He recently built the first computerized form of the Colorado Pretrial Assessment tool that was implemented in July of 2012, which has been used as a model for implementation for other jurisdictions. He has also been deeply involved in Mesa County s evidence-based decision making initiative, which has been recognized nationally. He worked with Mesa County s Pretrial EBDM stakeholder work group to help achieve success in developing and implementing evidence-based tools. He also worked on the EBDM Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) group, which recently re-designed and implemented a new PSI that focuses on evidence-based risk factors. Joel also currently serves as the chair of the Sentencing Guide EBDM work group in Mesa County, which is currently developing evidence-based process for Mesa County to help inform better sentencing decisions. Joel describes one the most remarkable part of his career as being a part of the successful collaboration in the recent EBDM initiatives in Mesa County. Thomas Bonde, LCSW, LAC, Clinical Manager II at Axis Health System received a BA degree in Psychology from The University of Minnesota in 1977, and a Master s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 1987 Tom has worked in the behavioral healthcare field since 1977 with a specialty is Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness. For the past 20 years he has worked in Community Mental Health Center s, and for 15 years in Not-For-Profit Hospital systems. Tom has also been a private practitioner and consultant and was on the faculty of St. Mary s College in New Orleans, LA for nine years teaching courses in Chemical Dependency Counseling. He has led numerous seminars and workshops on Family Systems, Family of Origin Issues and Shame, Domestic Violence, Anger Management, and Theft Intervention. Moving to Durango in 2004, Tom began working at Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center, now known as Axis Health System. Tom is currently an approved trainer in the Addiction Counselor Certification program for the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), and is a facilitator for the annual La Plata County Critical Incident Team (CIT) training of Law Enforcement and First Responder personnel. He serves on numerous community collaborative boards, programs and committees across the five county catchment area of Axis Health System.
3 Judge David A. Bottger graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School in He served as law clerk to Justice Robert B. Lee of the Colorado Supreme Court from 1976 to He practiced law in Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado, from 1977 to 1983, when he was appointed as the first magistrate for the 21st Judicial District of Colorado. In 1987, he was appointed to the district court bench and was named chief judge of the district in He received the Colorado Judicial Department s Judicial Officer of the Year Award in 2010 and the Mesa County Bar Association s Professionalism Award in Shannon M Carey, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Senior Research Associate at NPC Research, has worked in the areas of criminal justice and substance abuse treatment for over fifteen years, particularly in the area of drug courts and cost analyses. Her experience includes managing, designing, and implementing research and evaluations of programs related to substance abuse prevention and treatment, and adult criminal justice and juvenile justice policy. Altogether, Dr. Carey has been involved in performing process, outcome and/or cost evaluations in over 150 adult, juvenile, family, reentry and DWI drug courts across the United States. She led the efforts to build web based tools in California and Michigan that drug courts can use to determine their own costs and benefits. Dr. Carey recently completed a statewide cost analysis in 27 Oregon Drug Courts, and published a paper for which she analyzed best practices within the 10 Key Components using evaluation results in 101 adult drug courts nationally. Shannon Carst is the President of CMI. Since 1994, she has worked in the criminal justice system including, community corrections, therapeutic communities, in-prison treatment, outpatient treatment and federal services. Ms. Carst has a Bachelor s degree in Criminal Justice, Master s degree in Business and is certified by the State of Colorado as an Addictions Counselor. Ms. Carst has previously held positions as Deputy Regional Director of operations that provided oversight for 19 Federal and State programs across the country. Ms. Carst serves on numerous committees including the ACA Community Corrections Advisory Council, Division of Criminal Justice Standards Revision, and Governor s Advisory Council for Community Corrections. Paul L. Cary, M.S., is director of the Toxicology and Drug Monitoring Laboratory at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia Missouri. For over thirty years, Mr. Cary has been actively involved in the management of a nationally-recognized toxicology laboratory (SAMHSA certified) that performs drug testing for drug courts, hospitals, mental health facilities, attorneys, coroners and medical examiners, athletic programs, and public and private employers. He has authored numerous scientific publications and monographs, has served on a variety of clinical and technical advisory committees, teaches at the university, is involved in drug testing research, and serves as a consultant in toxicology-related matters. Mr. Cary has also provided judicial education including lecturing at the National Judicial College on alcohol pharmacology, the use of expert testimony and on drug testing issues. He has been certified as an expert and provided expert testimony in court (local, state and federal) and in labor arbitration. Mr. Cary has been a resource to drug court teams throughout the nation and overseas and serves as visiting faculty for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Center for Court Innovation, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the National Drug Court Institute. Christie Coates, an experienced attorney, now emphasizes ADR and has been a dispute resolution professional since 1984 in private practice. She currently provides mediation and parenting coordination services through the Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution and is a teacher, trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant. She is an adjunct professor of ADR at the University of Denver and has taught at the University of Colorado School of Law in family law and ADR, Christie is a popular national
4 speaker, trainer, author and consultant in conflict resolution, high-conflict personalities, parenting coordination, hybrid dispute resolution processes, professionalism, reflective practice, ethics, and law. She has been active in many professional and community organizations throughout her career and has been honored for her work as a mediator, lawyer and child advocate. Most recently, she received the coveted President s Award as well as the John Van Duzer Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, an international interdisciplinary organization, and the prestigious 2011 John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from the international Association for Conflict Resolution. She co-authored Working with High Conflict Families of Divorce (Jason Aronson, 2001) and Learning from Divorce (Jossey-Bass), Marc Condojani, LCSW, CAC III, is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified addictions counselor. He has been working in the behavioral health field for 20 years, during which time he has held a variety of positions including clinician, manager, educator and administrator. The majority of his clinical experience has been working with adults and adolescents with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Currently, Mr. Condojani is the Director of Community Treatment and Recovery Programs for the Office of Behavioral Health within the Colorado Department of Human Services. His team contracts for behavioral health services in Colorado, with program oversight responsibilities for the treatment and recovery services of the combined SAMHSA behavioral health block grant, numerous discretionary grants, as well as a number of State general and cash fund programs. He serves on a number of Colorado interagency committees, including as a Vice Chair for treatment of the State Methamphetamine Task Force, Co-Chair of the Correctional Treatment Fund Board, and member of the following three groups; Governor s Community Corrections Advisory Council, the Drug Policy Task Force of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, and the Task Force for the Continuing Examination of the Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness who are Involved in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. Brian N. Connors has worked as a public defender for 20 years. Currently he holds the position of Chief Deputy State Public Defender. Prior to this, he served as the Office Head in Greeley and has also served as a Deputy State Public Defender in the Brighton, Salida and Greeley offices. In addition to practicing law, Brian serves on several statewide policy boards including CCJJ s Drug Policy Task Force, Colorado Problem-Solving Courts Advisory Committee, Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, Criminal Law Issues Working Group and the Correctional Treatment Board. He brings to all these boards a strong knowledge of statewide indigent defense issues. Brian received his B.A. in American Studies from Colby College in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in Debbie Corriero, LCSW, CAC III is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a Bachelor s Degree in Social work, Sociology and Criminal Justice. She has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver with a concentration in drug dependency and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and level 3 Certified Addictions Counselor. Debbie has been working in the drug and alcohol field for the past 20 years from Detox to Residential treatment for adolescents and adults to halfway houses for adjudicated youth with addiction issues and also as a school-based therapist with middle and high school students. For the past 10 years Debbie has been with the Office of the District Attorney in the 5th JD as a Juvenile Diversion Coordinator. Ty Crocker is the EPIC Project Training Coordinator assigned to the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) Facilities. He currently coaches and trains criminal justice professionals across the state of Colorado in Motivational Interviewing (MI) following Implementation Science to create the capacity for agencies to implement MI to scale. Prior to this position, Ty worked as a Supervisor for the Arapahoe
5 County Pretrial Release Program as well as a Correctional Officer for CDOC at Denver Women s Correctional Facility and the Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center. Ty attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Minor in Philosophy. He then went on to earn a Masters of Criminal Justice degree from the University of Colorado at Denver. Ty is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Melanie L. Davis is the Associate Director of State Government Relations for Alkermes, plc. Alkermes is a leader in biotechnology, developing innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. During the past 7 years, Ms. Davis has assisted numerous state and local government entities implement evidence-based addiction treatment for under-served, high risk/high need, populations. Her experience also includes work with criminally involved populations suffering from alcohol and substance abuse. She has assisted numerous Specialty Treatment Courts throughout the country with developing strategies to implement of use non-narcotic, non addictive, Medication Assisted Treatment. Ms. Davis has worked in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology field for nearly 25 years. She holds bachelor degrees in both Business Administration and Communication s from Concordia College. Ms. Davis resides in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, with her husband and 5 children. Chad Dilworth has a Master s degree in Forensic Psychology. His professional background includes working as a Deputy Sheriff in Jefferson County, as well as a Parole Officer for the Department of Corrections. Currently he is working as a Training Coordinator for the EPIC project, training and coaching criminal justice professionals, in Evidence-Based Practices. Chad is also an expert level LSI trainer and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Jim Egar is the Public Defender of Monterey County, California. He is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist with the State Bar of California. He is a professor of law who has taught at the University of California at Davis Law School, Western State University Law School and the Santa Barbara College of Law. Mr. Egar has tried the full spectrum of criminal law cases over a 33-year career. He has written grants for drug courts that have been funded by the U.S. Department of Justice as well as implementation protocols, contracts and confidentiality agreements. He has taught about drug court issues on behalf of the National Drug Court Institute, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Justice Management Institute, U.S. Department of Justice and has been a plenary speaker at the conference of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He is a member of the American Council of Chief Defenders, the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association and a former Board member of the California Public Defenders Association. Kim English has been the director of research for the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice since 1994, managing a staff of professional researchers engaged in a variety of criminal and juvenile justice research and policy analysis activities including program evaluations, adult and juvenile correctional population forecasting, and actuarial risk scale development and implementation. These activities involve providing research support and program evaluation findings to the General Assembly, the governor s office and the Colorado Criminal and Juvenile Justice Commission and its task forces. In 1999, Ms. English received the G. Paul Sylvestre Award for outstanding achievement in advancing criminal justice statistics in the states. She has consulted with the Council of State Governments, the National Governor s Association, the National Association of State Legislatures, the National Institute of Corrections, the Center for Sex Offender Management, the American Probation and Parole Association,
6 and criminal justice agencies in states across the country with recent work in Alaska, California, Illinois, New York, and Tennessee. Carmen Facciolo is the Coordinator of Technical Assistance at the Center for Court Innovation. Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Facciolo served as the state problem-solving court coordinator with the Delaware Administrative Office of the Courts, where he assisted jurisdictions plan and coordinate problem-solving justice and grant activities. Previously, Mr. Facciolo directed the Mental Health Court, Reentry Court, and Drug Courts for the Superior Court of Delaware. In this capacity, he assisted the judiciary implement problem-solving courts including a statewide felony-level Mental Health Court and Veterans Court. He is a recipient of the 2010 State of Delaware Governor s Team Excellence Award for his collaborative efforts to use continuous quality improvement tools to excel in leadership, team dynamics, and communication to produce superior customer service and tangible results. Mr. Facciolo received a B.A. from the University of Delaware, a M.B.A. from Wilmington University, and attended the Widener University School of Law. Carol Fisler is the Director of Mental Health Court Programs at the Center for Court Innovation, overseeing initiatives that address mental illness and the courts. She coordinated the planning and implementation of the Brooklyn Mental Health Court, the first specialized court for offenders with mental illness in New York, and a juvenile justice/mental health initiative for young people with mental health disorders charged with delinquency. She has provided extensive training and technical assistance to more than 50 mental health court planning teams in New York State and around the country and speaks frequently at national and regional conferences. Ms. Fisler has extensive public and private sector legal and managerial experience, serving as the president of a start-up welfare-to-work staffing company, deputy general counsel of the New York City Housing Authority, assistant commissioner for legal affairs of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and an associate at a major New York City law firm. Ms. Fisler graduated from Harvard University and Stanford Law School. Doyle Forrestal is the Executive Officer in the Office of the Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Region VIII. In this capacity, Doyle works with state, local and community groups to answer questions, provide information, and assist with matters relating to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Prior to joining HHS, she was the Director of Public Policy with the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC), the membership organization representing Colorado's statewide network of community mental health providers, and has worked with the Colorado Legislature for nearly a decade. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Political Science, and received her law degree from the University of Denver. Rachael Fryrear is the Program Manager for Jail Based Behavioral Services (JBBS) throughout Centennial Mental Health Center s (CMHC) ten northeastern counties. Prior to managing the JBBS, she had provided co-occurring services to consumers for CMHC s Holyoke and Sterling Outpatient offices. Notable in her four years of working with the Department of Corrections (DOC) for The State of Colorado, she had served as both supervisor and team lead for drug and alcohol services. During this time she became a certified trainer for the Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change (Evidenced Based Curriculum). Prior to her work for the DOC, she was working in Denver, CO as a psychotherapist for a private counseling company. She has been in the counseling field for 10 years. Rachael has a Master s Degree in Psychology/Counseling Track from Regis University. She is a Certified Addiction s Counselor, III for The State of Colorado.
7 Bill Gurule, Chief Probation Officer for the 12th Judicial District Probation Department. Bill currently serves as the Chair of the Colorado Chief Probation Officers Association, and former IOG Chair of the his local HB-1451 Collaborative Management Program in the 12th Judicial District. He is also a member of numerous State committees, as well as a member of the National Association of Probation Executives. Prior to joining Probation, Bill worked in the mental health profession. Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts in degree in Sociology/Criminology from Adams State University, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Kari Harp is the Director of the Joint Interagency Group (IOG) of the San Luis Valley. She holds a BS degree in Psychology from Union College and an MS degree in Public Policy and Leadership from DePaul University. Ms. Harp currently administers the HB 1451 Collaborative Management initiative in Alamosa, Rio Grande and Conejos Counties where she works with local agencies to identify ways to reduce duplication and improve quality of services for youth and their families. Prior to working with the IOG, Ms. Harp worked in the fields of mental health, healthcare, and the councils of government. Ms. Harp also serves on the Board of Directors for the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley. She originally hails from Chicago and Denver but has delighted in discovering the unique beauties of rural southern Colorado. She lives with her husband and children in the beautiful southern region of the San Luis Valley where she and her husband own a fly fishing shop on the Conejos River. Honorable Marla Garrett, Magistrate Denver Adult Drug Court, has served on the bench of the Denver Adult Drug Court for 5 years. In addition to the standard Drug Court review dockets, Mag. Garrett presides over specialized review dockets for offenders with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries, offenders who have been designated as especially high risk/ high need, and offenders sentenced to ISP drug court. Mag. Garrett currently serves as a member of the Colorado Problem Solving Court Advisory Committee and chairs the Education and Training Subcommittee. Prior to joining the bench, Mag. Garrett served as a public defender in the Denver trial office of the Colorado State Public Defender and was previously in private practice in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and Miami University. Helen Harberts, M.A., J.D. Helen Harberts has been working in criminal justice since As a Chief Probation Officer, she implemented an adult drug court, juvenile drug court, DUI Court, Domestic Violence Court, and Mentally Ill Offenders Court, all based on the problem solving court model. As an attorney, she practiced law exclusively in problem solving courts for over five years. Ms. Harberts has taught extensively throughout the United States on drug testing, community supervision, adolescent brain development, Methamphetamine topics, psychopharmacology of drugs, what works in treatment, sanctions and incentives, confidentiality and ethics, and various other problem solving court topics. She serves on the faculty of the National Drug Court Institute, National Center for DWI Courts, National Judicial College and others. Ms. Harberts was California s Chief Probation Officer of the Year in 2000, and was recently honored as 2009 Prosecutor of the Year by Region 8 of the California Narcotics Officers Association. She maintains memberships in the California District Attorney s Association, National Association of Probation Executives, and the California Narcotic Officers Association, as well as the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Harman, Hogan & Shelley, LLC (HHS Consulting) provides a wide variety of consulting services to agencies and institutions across criminal justice, health care, and social service industries. Drs. Jennifer Harman, Michael Hogan, and Tara Shelley have over 70 years of combined statistical and methodological expertise, and they apply empirically based psychological and sociological principles to their work. HHS Consulting has considerable experience in substance abuse treatment provision and
8 research, and is uniquely qualified to assist agencies in creating effective and viable solutions to their programmatic and service provision needs. Sheri Hein was born In Texas and raised in the state of Colorado. After graduation from Greeley West High School, Sheri attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a degree in sociology and human services in Sheri has a history working in a variety of human services areas including; juvenile corrections and foster care services. She lives in Greeley with her husband, Monte, and two children, Richard and Maddie. Sheri has worked with Loved-ones Against Meth Ministries, a local organization that serves addicts in recovery. Within that organization, she facilitated support groups, and assisted in fund raising projects. Likewise, Sheri was the Service Coordinator/Case Manager for The House of Rest, L.A.M Ministries sober living home for men. Sheri graduated from the 19 th Judicial District Adult Drug Court program on July 1st, 2010 and continues to be an active participant of D.R.E.A.M., the Drug Court s sober living group, serving as a board member. In January 2010, Sheri became a state certified peer specialist and is currently working for North Range Behavioral Health in that capacity. Currently, Sheri is the Program Coordinator for Tower 21, a drop-in center in Greeley which serves people involved in the legal system who are struggling with addiction. Sheri has presented as a member of DREAM in local communities throughout Colorado, Colorado Best Practices Meet the Community (Drug Court conference) in , Colorado Behavioral Health Conference 2010, Northern Colorado Substance Abuse Conference 2011 and the 17 th Annual NADCP Conference in Dr. Todd Helvig, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked for the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) since Dr. Helvig is Chair of CDOC s Approved Treatment Provider Board in the Division of Adult Parole, Community Corrections, and the Youthful Offender System. The ATP Board is responsible for the statewide provision of mental health, substance use, and sex offender treatment services for offenders releasing from CDOC to the community. Dr. Helvig, CDOC, and the ATP Board collaborate with both State and local agencies in the delivery of effective programs and services for offenders on parole or in community corrections who have behavioral health needs. Joe Higgins has been the Director of Mesa County Partners Program for 30 years. The Partners Program in Mesa County has several components including One to One Mentoring for youth for high risk environments; Restitution/Community Service Work Program for juvenile offenders; and the Western Co. Youth Conservation Corps a training/employment program for young adults. Joe is responsible for fundraising and financial management of the $2.2 million budget. As a member of the Partners Mentoring Association, Joe has provided technical assistance in starting up other Mentoring Programs in Colorado and Arizona over the past 30 years. He started his mentoring experience as a senior partner with the Denver Partners Program in 1969 and has mentored 7 youth over the past 40 years. More recently, Joe helped start a Mentoring Program in Tbilisi, Georgia. Brian Hulse has served as Program Director at Intervention Community Corrections Services (ICCS) since He has been working in the facility since Prior to becoming the Director, Brian began his career as a Security/House Manager. He was then promoted to a Case Manager, and then served as a Case Manager Supervisor. He has in-depth knowledge of all levels of facility operation. In his current role as Director, Brian is responsible for the supervision and performance of staff in both the residential and non-residential program. He is responsible for overseeing facility security, the management of clients in the facility and facilitator over client s grievance and appeal process. He has been involved in the developing of training for staff, assisting in the development of policy and procedure, and the development of new programs. Brian has a Bachelor s degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology.
9 Emily Humphrey: After graduating from the University of Dayton School of Law, Emily began her career as a prosecutor in Pueblo Colorado for the 10 th Judicial District in In 2001, she began her duties as a prosecutor in the 8 th Judicial District and has been working in this capacity for over 10 years. As a prosecutor she has worn many hats from a County and District Court District Attorney to a Sexual Assault Prosecutor, specializing in child cases. She has also had the opportunity to be a representative for the DA s office on the Drug Court Team. In 2008, she was promoted to Chief and began supervision of the County Court District Attorneys. Seeing the need for a specialty DUI Court in Larimer County, a core team was developed in May of 2008 to implement a DUI Court Program. Emily has been a team member from the beginning. In July of 2010, DUI Court in Larimer County began and has been successfully running ever since. In January 2013, Emily became Second Assistant District Attorney. Ann Jacobs is the Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The mission of PRI is to spur innovation and improve practice in the field of reentry through research, demonstration projects, education and training. Currently PRI administers the NYC Justice Corps, a portfolio of educational initiatives, research on illegal reentry housing, and the prestigious Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative. For nearly two decades, Ms. Jacobs served as the Executive Director of the Women's Prison Association (WPA), the nation's oldest and largest social service and advocacy organization for incarcerated women, formerly incarcerated women, and their families. WPA served over 2,500 women and their families per year at five community sites, the city jail, and four women's prisons in New York State. Ms. Jacobs also founded the Women's Justice Alliance, a consortium of over 100 service providers in New York State; the Institute on Women in Criminal Justice, a national policy center; and the Women's Advocacy Project, a program in public policy and civic involvement for formerly incarcerated women. Previously, Ms. Jacobs was responsible for oversight of the city's five public safety agencies for the NYC Mayor's Office of Operations and served as the Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator. Earlier in her career, Ms. Jacobs worked at the Pretrial Services Resource Center and the National Institute for Dispute Resolution. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland and attended the University of Baltimore Law School. Christina Jensen is a Licensed Social Worker and has been working in the mental health, substance abuse, and criminal justice field for almost ten years. Some of her prior experience includes helping inmates with co-occurring disorders transition back into the community from both county jails and DOC, has worked in a community corrections program focusing on substance abuse treatment, and as therapist and case manager in traditional outpatient mental health. She received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Belmont University and her Masters degree in Social Work with a concentration in mental health from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently works for Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network on the Criminal Justice Services Team. She is one of two clinicians that run the Jail Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS) Program in the Arapahoe County Detention Facility. She leads substance abuse groups, provides individual therapy, and coordinates case management and re-entry services. Dr. Sam Kamin joined the faculty at the Sturm College of Law in 1999 and was promoted to Associate Professor at the end of the academic year. Holding both a J.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Kamin is active in the Law and Society Association and in the field of law and social science generally. Professor Kamin s research interests include criminal procedure, death penalty jurisprudence, federal courts, and constitutional remedies. He is the co-author of two books analyzing California s Three Strikes and You re Out Law and has published scholarly articles
10 in the Virginia Law Review, The Indiana Law Journal, the Boston College Law Journal and Law and Contemporary Problems, among others. Gary B. Kempker has served in the law enforcement and corrections field for more than 25 years. Currently, he is serving as a Senior Manager with The Center for Effective Public Policy. Prior to joining The Center, Mr. Kempker served as Interim Sheriff in Cole County, Missouri, was the Director of the Missouri Department of Corrections ( ) and the Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety ( ). He worked for the Jefferson City Police Department for 18 years as Personnel and Training Coordinator, Shift Commander and Police Officer before becoming Chief of Police in Mr. Kempker served in the United States Air Force ( ) as a Law Enforcement Specialist including one tour of duty in Southeast Asia. An honor graduate of the U.S Army Military Police Investigators School, Kempker achieved the rank of Sergeant and received an Honorable Discharge. Mr. Kempker has received numerous awards and professional recognition including: Ten Outstanding Young Missourians; 1990 Missouri Police Chief of the Year; 1993 recipient of the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award; past President of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association and Jefferson City Breakfast Rotary Club; Member of the Jefferson City United Way Board of Directors; recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal for Valor and Director of the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad; and 2002 Communicator of the Year by the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Mr. Kempker holds a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and a Masters in Public Administration. Eileen Kinney holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration with over twenty years experience in criminal justice. For seven years, she served as a management analyst with the Colorado Division of Probation Services being promoted to managing the Evaluation Unit in Ms. Kinney manages a team of analysts who are responsible for data management, publications, technology development and quality assurance of programming and practice. She leads strategic planning with chief probation officers throughout Colorado with the ultimate goal of implementing practices supported in the literature and improving probation outcomes. Ms. Kinney oversees the staffing model and allocations, is responsible for developing and implementing workload value studies, and oversees all probation-related evaluation projects. Prior to joining the Division of Probation Services, she acquired field experience with offenders as a sheriff s deputy when she managed both work release and home detention programs and as a probation officer. Norm Kirsch, LCSW administers the Colorado Collaborative Management Program (CMP) which is intended to integrate services for multi-system families and children in thirty-five Colorado counties. Counties are incentivized for meeting certain outcomes. Duties include monitoring, outreach, marketing, recruitment, and technical assistance in implementing high quality collaborative processes that contribute to strong outcomes. Other duties include state liaison for the Indian Child Welfare Program, chairperson of the CMP State Steering Committee, Systems of Care Collaborative, Prevention Leadership Council, and executive committee of the Colorado Children and Youth Information Sharing collaborative. Dr. Edward J. Latessa received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1979 and is Interim Dean and Professor of the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Latessa has published over 140 works in the area of criminal justice, corrections, and juvenile justice. He is co-author of seven books including Corrections in the Community, and Corrections in America. Professor Latessa has directed over 150 funded research projects including studies of day reporting centers, juvenile justice programs, drug courts, prison programs, intensive supervision programs, halfway houses, and drug programs. He and his staff have also assessed over 600 correctional
11 programs throughout the United States, and he has provided assistance and workshops in over fortyfive states. Dr. Latessa served as President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences ( ). He has also received numerous awards. Joe Lunievicz is the Director of the Training Institute at NDRI. He has over 20 years experience in drug treatment arenas and has worked with drug courts for the last 12 years. He has developed and trained BJA s Cultural Proficiency for Drug Court Professionals 2-day training; helped develop and train the Center for Court Innovation s curriculum titled Treatment Providers and Drug Courts Managing Relationships and Meeting Challenges, for new drug court treatment providers, and has trained nationally for drug courts on Cultural Competency, Working with Young Adult Drug Court Participants, Assessment Overview, Treatment Modalities, Teambuilding, Motivating Participants, and Working with LGBT Participants. In addition to being faculty for NDCI/NADCP trainings, Mr. Lunievicz is also coinvestigator on a number of NIDA funded research and intervention projects. Kristen Mahlin, MPA has been working as a teaching and trainer for most of her professional life and is currently the HR Education Specialist for the Colorado Judicial Department. Over the past 17 years some career highlights include: Teaching second grade English in Helsinki, Finland; Guest lecturing at Cornell University; Instructor at over twenty conferences across the United States on a variety of topics including most recently leadership, interagency response to community violence, emotional intelligence, mental health first air, staff coaching, motivating employees and stress management. Kristen also teaches over thirty different classes for the Colorado Judicial Department. She specializes in helping mid-level managers build and develop leadership skills through motivation, communication and talent implementation. She believes that every manger can be an amazing leader with the right tools and the desire to put them into use. Kristen holds a Master s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Management and Leadership Development from the University of Colorado and currently lives in Lakewood Colorado. Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D. is the Chief of Science, Law & Policy for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and a Senior Scientist at the Treatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. A lawyer and clinical psychologist, Dr. Marlowe has received numerous state and federal research grants to study coercion in drug abuse treatment, the effects of drug courts and other diversion programs for drug abusers involved in the criminal justice system, and behavioral treatments for drug abusers and criminal offenders. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and has received proficiency certification in the treatment of psychoactive substance use disorders from the APA College of Professional Psychology. Dr. Marlowe has published over 150 articles, books and book chapters on the topics of crime and substance abuse. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Drug Court Review and is on the editorial board of Criminal Justice & Behavior. Shannon Maroney is the Clinical Therapist Team Lead at Intervention Community Corrections Services- West, providing clinical services to dually diagnosed female offenders. Prior to joining Intervention, Shannon completed an internship with Synergy Outpatient Services, a continuum of ARTS, providing Multisystemic Therapy services to youth and their families. Prior to moving to Colorado, Shannon worked as a Youth Case Manager at a mental health agency in Bozeman, Montana. Shannon earned her bachelor s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Vermont in 2006 and earned her master s degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in Shannon is a Licensed Social Worker, working toward her hours to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the next year.
12 Greg Mauro is the Director for Denver Community Corrections. This office, which is housed under the Denver Manager of Safety, provides the local administration and oversight to the community corrections system in the City and County of Denver. The office also administers other alternative to incarceration programs such as pretrial services and in-home detention. Mr. Mauro has over 19 years of experience in both the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. He began his career facilitating groups and providing family reunification and emancipation services at Savio House, a Denver residential care treatment facility for adjudicated juveniles. Greg has spent the last 17 years with the City and County of Denver holding various positions in the Department of Safety. He is active on many state and local committees involving alternatives to incarceration and offender re-entry. Daniel H. May, after graduating from Creighton School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska, began his legal career in 1982 as an entry level prosecutor in the 4 th Judicial District Attorney s Office. During his 29 years as a prosecutor he gained experience in virtually every department in the Office. At various times in his career he has been head of Homicide, Vehicular Homicide, Narcotics, Chief Trial Attorney and Assistant District Attorney. After leaving the 4 th Judicial District Attorney s Office in 2004, Dan served four years as head of all county courts in the 18 th Judicial District. Dan was elected D.A. for both Teller and El Paso Counties in 2008 and is serving his second term. In 2009, the first Veteran s Court in the State of Colorado began under Dan s leadership. This program ensures that our veterans are treated with dignity and respect while receiving necessary therapy and being held accountable for their crimes. This philosophy is also demonstrated in the Juvenile Diversion Unit, our Drug Court and our mediation unit. Dan is a product of District 11 schools, graduating from William Mitchell H.S. He received a Business degree in Economics at Arizona State University and his J.D. degree in law from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Dan is married and has two sons. Marguerite McCormack is a consultant, trainer, and licensed practitioner in the field of trauma and couple s therapy. She works nationally with issues of trauma, disaster, organizational trauma dynamics, and vicarious trauma. She is the former Director of Trauma Practice at Jefferson Center for Mental Health, the former Project Director of Columbine Connections, the community-based response to the shootings at Columbine High School, and the former Coordinator of the Student Counseling Center at the University of Colorado at Denver. She is one of the principal authors of the Colorado State Mental Health Curriculum for Intervention in Disasters, Introduction to Trauma Therapy, Working with Children in Disasters and Vicarious Traumatization. She presents regularly to diverse audiences, including physicians, nurses, law enforcement, attorneys, correctional staffs, first responders, behavioral health providers, and school teachers. Amber McCrackin is a Licensed Addiction Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Motivational Interviewing Therapist. Amber is currently the Clinician and Case Manager for the Diversion Offenders Opportunity for Re-Entry (DOOR) Project. The DOOR Project is an intensive program for adult offenders on Diversion with the dual diagnosis of serious mental health and substance use disorders. The DOOR Project is a collaboration between the Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH), Intervention Community Corrections Services (ICCS), Colorado Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), and the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). Lorez Meinhold serves as the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Community Partnerships for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. In this capacity she helps establish and advance the work of the Department, and focuses on building and managing community partnerships and relationships that integrate Department strategy and activities with statewide and national health
13 reform initiatives. Prior to joining the Department, Lorez served as the Senior Policy Director for Health, Human Services, Education, and Economic Development in the Office of Policy and Research for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Lorez previously served as Senior Health Policy Analyst for Governor Ritter as well as worked on state and federal policy for the Colorado Health Foundation. Carl Miller is a probation officer assigned to the 19th Judicial District Adult Drug Court program in Greeley, Colo. He is responsible for case management and supervision of participants in the program. His duties include monitoring compliance with drug court rules and preserving an environment that enriches participants and those around them. He is a lifelong resident of Weld County and believes there is no better place to live. He began his career with the 19th Judicial Probation Department in He completed his bachelor s degree in 1997 at the University of Northern Colorado. During 2007 and 2008 he completed an assessment of the need for a drug court in the 19th Judicial District and took part in planning and designing the drug court that is in place today. His work earned him a master s degree in clinical sociology at the University of Northern Colorado in Carl has presented with DREAM in local communities throughout Colorado and the Colorado Best Practices Meet the Community (Drug Court conference) in , Northern Colorado Substance Abuse Conference 2011 and the 17th Annual NADCP Conference in Timothy J. Murray is the Executive Director of Pretrial Justice Institute. He has worked as a criminal justice practitioner at the local, state and federal levels for 40 years. His extensive pretrial justice experience includes management and executive positions with the pretrial services systems in Washington, D.C., and Miami-Dade County, Fla. While in Miami, he was the principal architect and administrator of the nation's first drug court. He went on to serve with the U.S. Department of Justice as first director of the Drug Court Program Office. Following that appointment, Tim held the positions of Director of Policy and Planning and Director of Program Development at the Bureau of Justice Assistance. He completed his federal service as part of the start-up team for the Transportation Security Administration, now part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was selected as PJI's Executive Director in He has provided technical assistance to hundreds of programs and organizations, nationally and internationally. He is a lifetime member of the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies and is the proud recipient of the Association's most prestigious honor, the Ennis J. Olgiati Award. He also serves as the Executive Director for the Institute for Justice Planning, a subsidiary of PJI providing planning support to jurisdictions engaged in criminal justice system reform. Amanda Nagl is the Community Services Manager for the Estes Park Police Department. She manages programs designed to better connect and deliver services to the community: Restorative Justice, Police Auxiliary, Emergency Service Dispatch and Police Records. Amanda has been the Executive Director of the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, a community 501c3 organization which works in cooperation with the Estes Park Police Department program, since the organization s inception in November, Amanda has worked to create alliances and partnerships with other restorative justice practitioners across the state and nationally, which have resulted in numerous speaking opportunities that have highlighted the program s success with drug and alcohol cases as well as its unique design. Amanda has trained over 150 Community Group Conference facilitators and has developed a Parole Re-entry program, Community Circles, based on restorative principles. Amanda was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama in 1999 and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University in 2012.
14 Anjali Nandi, MA, LAC, MAC is an organizational consultant and the Program Director of the Center for Change, a state-licensed adult out-patient drug and alcohol treatment agency in Colorado. As a consultant and trainer, Anjali Nandi designs and delivers a variety of training seminars in the fields of addictions and corrections to state and local agencies throughout the country on topics as varied as implementation; organizational development; skills for effective supervision; evidence based practice; adult and juvenile assessment; group facilitation skills; curriculum building; cognitive skill-building; and basic and advanced Motivational Interviewing. She serves as an expert consultant to the Colorado SBIRT program providing coaching and training to agencies across the state as well as a consultant for the Evidence-based Practice Implementation for Capacity (EPIC) project in Colorado. She has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, has presented at numerous regional and national conferences around the country and aids agencies in developing implementation teams and moving towards being a learning organization. In addition to this clinical and consulting work, Anjali Nandi has co-authored Probation and Parole Treatment Planner published by Wiley (2003), Interlock Enhancement Counseling (2012), and two books on Motivational Interviewing published by the National Institute of Corrections and available at and Ann Noonan, MA, LPC, CAC III, is the Director of the Addiction Recovery Centers at Boulder County Public Health. She has been with the ARC for 15 years, and has worked in the field for almost 30. Ms. Noonan was a charter member of the task forces which developed the four Integrated Treatment Courts in the 20 th Judicial District, and her treatment program provides treatment to clients from each of the four courts. Julie Pence has been employed with the Arapahoe County Sheriff s Office since January Julie currently works as the Mental Health Coordinator in the Arapahoe County Detention Facility. Julie works closely with Inmates that have been diagnosed with a major mental illness or a co-occurring disorder and are returning to the community. Julie earned a Bachelor s Degree in Sociology and holds a Master s Degree in Criminal Justice both at the University of Colorado-Denver. Prior to her employment with the Arapahoe County Detention Facility, Julie completed internships with The Denver County Coroner s Office and 18th Judicial District Probation Department. Julie is the JBBS Program Director and works with representatives from both Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health and Aurora Mental Health. Her main role outside of administrative duties directly relates to JBBS is to complete initial screenings of potential participants and to assist case managers with the continuity of care of JBBS clients while they are incarcerated at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility. Julie s additional role with the Sheriff s Office is to operate the ADMIT program, a treatment oriented diversion program for inmates with severe mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders and a community re-entry program to assist inmates in bridging mental health care upon release from custody. Tammy Pope, a therapist and case manager for the JBBS Program at the Arapahoe County Jail and employed by AuMHC. Tammy was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she earned her associate s degree in Human Services and Mental Health from Southeast Community College and a bachelor s degree in Family Science and Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While in Nebraska, Tammy worked for seven years at a correctional institution (Lincoln Regional Center) as a tech and counselor, at League of Human Dignity for three years as a counselor and case manager, and as a therapist, case manager, and probation officer for Community Corrections for four years. At the time Tammy worked for Community Corrections full-time, she also worked part-time as a substance abuse counselor at an inpatient treatment facility named Touchstone. Tammy and her family moved to Colorado in 2007 where Tammy began her master s degree in psychology at University of Phoenix and
15 graduated in Tammy worked as Diversion Officer and Therapist on the men s mental health unit at the Denver County Jail for three years. Tammy worked for a year on the Assertive Community Treatment Team and Drug Court for a year at ADMHN until offered the current position she possesses. As a therapist and case manager for the JBBS Program, Tammy leads daily substance abuse group, meets with clients weekly for therapy, provides full case management, and provides re-entry services upon client s release from jail. Vanessa Price was employed as a police officer with The City of Oklahoma City from October 1990 through January She retired at the rank of Inspector and was assigned to Operations Administration as the Interim Executive Director for Weed and Seed Programs. Mrs. Price held that position from September 2009 through January Her prior assignment from May of 1998 to September 2009 was with the Oklahoma County Drug Court. She was instrumental in the development of The Oklahoma County Drug Court Program, including policy manual development, budgeting, and staff training. She also participated with local efforts in the development of a drug endangered child protocol. Mrs. Price has an Associate s Degree from Oklahoma State University in Applied Police Science; a Bachelor s Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Criminal. Mrs. Price received the Kiwanis Association Police Officer of the Year in 1999 and was awarded a badge of Meritorious Service from her Department in In June of 2007, she received the NADCP Drug Court in the Media Award. Mrs. Price was again named the Kiwanis Association Police Officer of the Month in August In 2008 she received the Drug Court of the Year Award and the CHUMS Unsung Hero Award in Mrs. Price currently serves as faculty for National Drug Court Institute, Metro-Technology Training Institute and consults on a number of community development projects in her community. In July of 2010 Mrs. Price joined the staff at National Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center as a program development and capacity building consultant. Dennis A. Reilly Esq. is the Deputy Director of Drug Court Programs at the Center for Court Innovation providing training, technical assistance and development support for drug treatment courts. Mr. Reilly has served as the Director of the Brooklyn Treatment Court and the Problem-Solving Courts Coordinator for the Kings Supreme Court. Previously, Mr. Reilly worked for the Connecticut Judicial Branch as a Special Deputy Sheriff, Trial Court Clerk, Pretrial Services Officer, Supervision Officer, Court Planner and as a founding team member of the first two drug courts in the State of Connecticut in New Haven and Fairfield Counties. Mr. Reilly has also worked as a Project Director at the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) developing and initiating the Drug Court Planning Initiative (DCPI). Presently, Mr. Reilly serves as a Reclaiming Futures Project Director Fellow for the Nassau County, New York Reclaiming Futures Initiative. Mr. Reilly is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, School of Administration and Management, the University of Denver, College of Law and the University of Amsterdam School for Executive Development in International Relations. Michael Rempel is research director at the Center for Court Innovation and is ultimately responsible for all research conducted at the agency. He is currently directing a statewide evaluation of specialized drug courts in New York; a randomized trial of evidence-based assessment tools; a national evaluation of the Attorney General s Defending Childhood Demonstration Program; and a national study of the commercial sexual exploitation of children. He is also co-principal investigator on NIJ s Multi-Site Evaluation of Second Chance Act Reentry Courts; and co-pi on a study of the Red Hook (Brooklyn) community court. In the past, he has published extensively on research related to drug courts and offender interventions in cases of intimate partner violence. Recent publications also concern specialized domestic violence courts; the commercial sexual exploitation of children; research
16 methodology; and the potential to apply problem-solving techniques more broadly in traditional court settings. His work has recently appeared in journals such as the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Journal of Drug Issues, Justice Quarterly, Criminology and Public Policy, and Violence Against Women; as well as practitioner-oriented journals such as the Justice System Journal, Judicature, Drug Court Review, and Criminal Justice Magazine. He is co-editor of Documenting Results: Research on Problem-Solving Justice (2007). Dr. Judith Reynolds is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She has been the Medical Director of a Substance Abuse Treatment program for 30 years, specializing in opiate addiction. She has had extensive experience using methadone and Suboxone. She currently is the Medical Director for Colorado Treatment Services in Colorado Springs. She was certified as a Medical Review Officer (MRO), helping organize Drug Free Workplace Programs and reviewing drug testing for several Fortune 500 companies for over 15 years. She is currently the president of the Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine (COSAM). She has worked closely with local Drug Courts and other court ordered treatments. Dr. Reynolds has also served as the Medical Director of the El Paso County Health Department, focusing on issues such as emerging infectious disease epidemics, sexually transmissible diseases and Homeland Security disaster preparedness. Ms. Angie Riffel, Facility Director, ACRC, has over 10 years of criminal justice and corrections management experience. This includes service as the Facility Director of ACRC since 2010 where she has operational and administrative oversight of all facility staffing and programs. She began at ACRC in 2002 and assisted in the implementation of the first CRCF program at ACRC in Ms. Riffel ensures staff and facility compliance with CCCS and other agency standards. She previously served as the Facility Director of CEC s Tooley Hall facility from 2008 to Ms. Riffel has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University, is the Vice President of the Colorado Community Corrections Coalition and has served on several steering committees for the Division of Criminal Justice. Hon. Robert T. Russell, Jr. is an Associate Judge for Buffalo City Court and serves by appointment, as an Acting Erie County Court Judge. In January of 2008, he created and began presiding over this Country s first Veterans Treatment Court. The National Vietnam Veterans of America has awarded Judge Russell with the Vietnam Veterans of America 2010 Achievement Medal and The National Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has awarded Judge Russell with the 2010 James E. Dan Zandt Citizenship Award. Prior to his service as a Treatment Court Judge for Veterans, He created in December 1995 Buffalo s Drug Treatment Court and continues to serve as its Presiding Judge. In December 2002, he established and began serving over Buffalo s Mental Health Treatment Court. The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), an advocacy organization for the mentally ill, has awarded Judge Russell the Nancy D. Smith Memoriam Award, and similarly, the Mental Health Association of Erie County has bestowed Judge Russell with the Professional Service Award. Judge Russell is the Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Inc. and the Past President of the New York State Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals, Inc. He also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Judges Criminal Justice / Mental Health Leadership Initiative (JLI). Valarie Schamper is one of two full time auditors within the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Community Corrections. In addition to conducting performance audits of community corrections programs statewide, Valarie is responsible for assisting in the revision and maintenance of the Colorado Community Corrections Standards, coordinating technical management and upgrades of the Community
17 Corrections Information and Billing system (CCIB), providing technical assistance to programs and helping to implement evidence-based practices in the field of community corrections. Valarie has been employed with the Division of Criminal Justice for nearly seven years and before that worked with the Colorado Office of the State Auditor. Valarie is a graduate of Castleton State University and has a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology with a focus on research and evaluation. Valarie also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kelly Schramm has more than 17 years of experience in community development and project management. As the Director of Collaborative Management & Planning, she currently oversees and manages Youth & Family Connections (YFC) efforts to improve permanency, wellbeing and family functioning for youth who are involved in multiple support systems and that face complex challenges as they develop and grow. Through the Weld County Collaborative Management Program, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies work together to identify community and individual needs; identify solutions; create and leverage resources; and to nurture the relationships necessary to improve the county s system of care. Kelly has also served on the Colorado Child & Youth Information Sharing (CCYIS) Collaborative, the CMP State Steering Committee, and the Weld County Prevention Leadership Council. Jagruti Shah, MA, LPC, CACIII is currently the Manager of Offender Mental Health Programs at the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). She oversees the Offender Mental Health Services Initiative (SB 97) Programs and the Jail Based Behavioral Health Services Programs across the state. At OBH she serves as the clinical program expert for behavioral health services related to the offender population. She is currently appointed to the Justice Assistance Grant Board. Prior to OBH she worked at the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, where she managed the Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health Fee-for-Service benefits and also oversaw the benefit definition initiative- The Benefits Collaborative. She has also worked as the Program Coordinator at the Denver Women s Correctional Facility Therapeutic Community and at Independence House- Fillmore. She has a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver in Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Catherine University in Minnesota. Bonnie Sherman was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. She graduated from Platte Valley High School in Kersey and the University of Northern Colorado. She has been employed in the Operating Room at North Colorado Medical Center, has also been a licensed Realtor. She is married to John, her husband of 27 years, and is the mother to son Josh. Bonnie has completed the 19 th Judicial Adult Drug Court Program and is currently employed as a Peer Specialist and a Behavioral Health Specialist with North Range Behavioral Health. Bonnie was the first president of the D.R.E.A.M. sober group and was instrumental in helping develop the bylaws while forming the 501(c)3 non-profit status. She currently serves as a Board Member for D.R.E.A.M. and continues to stay active by attending D.R.E.A.M. sober groups and weekly drug court reviews. Bonnie has presented as a member of DREAM in local communities throughout Colorado, Colorado Best Practices Meet the Community (Drug Court conference) in , Colorado Behavioral Health Conference 2010, Northern Colorado Substance Abuse Conference 2011 and the 17 th Annual NADCP Conference in Janiece E. Siegerist is C.E.O. of National Assessment & Developmental Services, a company providing training and consulting services to Criminal Justice Agencies. Ms. Siegerist has over 30 years experience in the field of Criminal Justice. Her background includes work with courts, private defense, prosecution, corrections, correctional and law enforcement training, curriculum design and organizational development. She has designed curriculum for the National Drug Court Institute and has developed many state drug court training programs. She specializes in the delivery of team building and strategic
18 planning training sessions. As a trainer, Ms. Siegerist utilizes humor in her programs and provides trainees the opportunity to engage in interactive and insightful training activities. Ms Siegerist has designed training programs for various State Bar Associations across the country, and has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Labor. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and resides in Stillwater, OK. Dr. Charles Smith, PhD is the Regional Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY). Dr. Smith is the former Director of the Colorado Division of Behavioral Health and Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse for the State of Colorado. Dr. Smith is a Licensed Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in fields of behavioral health administration, forensic/correctional psychology, program development, training, research, and consultation. Esther Smith has over 14 years of experience working with specialized correctional populations. The evolution of her career started with case management and program planning that would meet state requirements and support client growth. Her duties expanded to include supervision of the case management department and as Program Director, Ms. Smith created diverse program planning that helped address and provide the proper tools needed for offenders to successfully re-integrate into local communities. Her efforts for successful programming were acknowledged in an audit by the American Correctional Association where the program she supervised received 100% compliance with all mandatory and non-mandatory standards. Currently Ms. Smith works for the City and County of Denver, Office of Community Corrections, Contract Compliance Coordinator. Her work with female, male, return to custody, and sex offenders in Denver and Adams County has had a significant and positive impact on offenders successfully returning to their communities with the tools and skills needed for long term success, ultimately leading to safer communities. Additionally, Ms. Smith is a certified Mental Health / First Aid Instructor trainer and a certified Standardized Offender Assessment-Revised (SOA-R) trainer with the Division of Criminal Justice-Office of Community Corrections. Ms. Smith is a graduate of Chadron State College. Tara Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor III. She has been working in criminal offender-specific outpatient substance use and mental health treatment for 8 years. Tara is currently the Coordinator/Clinician for the John Eachon Re-Entry Program (JERP), which is an intensive mental health and co-occurring treatment and transition program for criminal offenders operated in collaboration with Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Intervention Community Corrections Services, and the Colorado Department of Corrections. Kimberly Sokoloff Selvaggi is dedicated to advancing gender responsive and trauma informed practices for girls and woman in a variety of service settings. She is an experienced lecturer, trainer, consultant and technical assistance provider. Mrs. Selvaggi spent twelve years at the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division in the Center for Best Practices, supporting reform efforts throughout the juvenile justice system, specifically in the area of gender responsive and traumainformed programs and practices. She is currently the President of TaylorLane Consulting, which helps systems, agencies, and programs achieve successful client outcomes. Mrs. Selvaggi s is also an Associate Trainer for the Voices curriculum, by Dr. Stephanie Covington. Her recent training and consultation work includes projects for the National Institute of Corrections, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Girls Institute, Georgetown Center for Poverty and Law, the One Circle Foundation, and The Center For Gender and Justice. She is also co-author of the Trauma Informed
19 Effective Reinforcement System (TIER) for Girls, which offers a comprehensive, gender responsive program model for residential programs and facilities. Dr. Faye S. Taxman, Ph.D. is an innovator in the field of supervision policies and practices. As a University Professor in the Criminology, Law and Society Department and Director of the Advancing Correctional Excellence Center at George Mason University, she has created, tested, and refined many advancements in the justice-behavioral health arena. Dr. Taxman is recognized for her work in the seamless systems of care models that link the criminal justice with other service delivery systems, reengineering probation and parole supervision services, and adoption of evidence-based practices in justice settings. She has active laboratories with her nearly 22 year agreement with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. With colleagues, she developed the RNR Simulation Tool (www.gmuace.org/tools) that allows jurisdictions to assess individuals, jurisdictions, and program capacity based on the tenets of evidence-based practices. She is the co-author (with Steven Belenko) of Implementation of Evidence Based Practices in Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment (Springer, 2011) and Tools of the Trade: A Guide for Incorporating Science into Practice (NIC, as well as over 135 journal articles. She received numerous awards including a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology, the Distinguished Scholar from the American Society of Criminology s Division on Sentencing and Corrections, and the APPA s University of Cincinnati Award. Brett Taylor is Deputy Director of Technical Assistance at the Center for Court Innovation, a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to reducing crime, aiding victims, strengthening communities and increasing public trust in the justice system. He also is the Deputy Director of the Center s Tribal Justice Exchange program and was one of the lead planners of the Red Hook Peacemaking program that launched in Before joining the Center in 2007, Mr. Taylor served as the senior defense attorney for six years at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Previously, he was a trial attorney for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York for over 10 years. Mr. Taylor has presented at numerous national conferences on community courts, tribal courts, community prosecution and other community justice topics. Mr. Taylor holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Dr. Nicolas Taylor - Consistently rated as one of the top instructors and large group trainers across the nation on the topic of community based substance abuse treatment, drug courts, pharmacology, and addictive behaviors Dr. Taylor has provided informative and engaging community presentations to a wide array of audiences. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Level III Certified Addictions Counselor, as well as the director of Taylor Behavioral Health in Montrose. He is the author and primary developer of The Delta Community Based Substance Abuse Treatment Model. In 2008 he coauthored the book, Helping People Addicted to Methamphetamine: A Creative New Approach for Families and Communities (Praeger Publishers), with Dr. Herbert C. Covey. Dr. Abigail S. Tucker, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in Denver and the Senior Manager at Community Reach Center in Thornton; overseeing Psychological Services Department, Community Recovery Team, and Justice, Accountability & Recovery Program. Currently, she works with psychologists in the community mental health field, psychological evaluators, a jail-based behavioral health program, outpatient forensics, juvenile justice, and the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program for local law enforcement. Dr. Tucker serves as Adjunct Faculty at Nova Southeastern University in their Center for Psychological Studies Department and for the Institute for The Study of Human Service, Health, and Justice. Born and raised in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Dr. Tucker completed her B.A. in psychology at
20 Loyola College, Maryland, and her M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University. After her internship at the Community Reach Center, she relocated to the East Coast and completed her post-doctoral training at Eastern Shores Psychological Services as the Director of Forensics. She is an Editorial Board Member to the Journal of Family Violence, she has published over 10 journal articles, book chapters, and has presented over 50 times on the role of community mental health in forensics, critical incident stress debriefing models, and other policy issues. Dr. Tucker currently serves on the local Community Corrections Board, the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council Criminal Justice Workgroup, and is an active member of APA s Division 18. The focus of her on-going research and practice includes forensics, community mental health, and emergency services mental health. Alexandra Walker is the Interagency Criminal Justice Specialist with the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Community Corrections. In her role with DCJ, Alex is responsible for collaborating with other state corrections and criminal justice agencies in order to deliver effective assessment training, provide research and evaluation, audit specialized treatment programs, and help to implement evidence-based practices in the field of corrections. Alex has a strong background in criminal justice, community corrections, training/education, substance use and mental health treatment. DEBRA PIERQUET WELSH has worked as a Deputy District Attorney with Boulder County District Attorney s Office since September She presently handles probation violations for the office and is a member of the District Court Integrated Treatment Court team. Ms. Welsh previously worked with the Boulder County Attorney s Office as well as for the State of Colorado Judicial Branch as a Guardian ad Litem and respondent parent counsel. Ms. Welsh earned a Bachelor s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law in She was the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the 20 th Judicial District Juvenile Bar Association in Ms. Welsh was the Co-President of the Board of Directors for Voices For Children from , and the Treasurer for the Boulder Women s Bar Association from She has previously presented on juvenile violence and justice at the World Affairs Conference as well as the Colorado Juvenile Council. Peter A. Weir was elected District Attorney by the citizens of Jefferson and Gilpin counties in November, He was sworn in on January 8, An experienced prosecutor, Pete has also served as a district judge and past executive director of the Colorado Department of Safety. Pete completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University in North Carolina and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. Pete began his professional career as a deputy district attorney in the 4 th Judicial District (Colorado Springs) in From 1999 to 2004, Pete served as executive director of the Colorado District Attorneys Council (CDAC), representing the elected district attorneys in Colorado before the Colorado General Assembly and acted as a liaison with the Office of the Attorney General and the Governor s office. Pete was appointed to the district court bench by Governor Owens in 2004 where he served as a district court judge in the First Judicial District until In 2007, Pete was appointed by Governor Ritter to the governor s cabinet as executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS). In 2010 Pete returned to active prosecution in the First Judicial District as a senior chief deputy district attorney. Over the course of his career, he has served on many boards, committees and task forces dedicated to public safety, enhancing law enforcement efforts, and supporting the work of victims advocates. Westminster Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp led by Lt Col (Ret) Clarence Jones