Employee Directory

Office of the Director

Jackson Miller - (804) 786-8718
Director
Tracy Louise Banks - (804) 786-7840
Deputy Director
Angella Alvernaz - (804) 517-8695
State Trafficking Response Coordinator
McKayla Burnett - (804) 382-3353
State Trafficking Services Grant Program Specialist
Laureen Hyman - (804) 786-8718

Ms. Hyman is the Executive Assistant to the Director. She also provides support to the Chief Deputy Director and is the Recording Secretary for the Criminal Justice Services Board. 


Executive Assistant to the Director

Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services

Leon Baker - (804) 786-2348

Mr. Baker is responsible for serving as a member of the Agency's Leadership Team and directs the day-to-day operations of the Division.  He has been with DCJS since March of 1992, and has served in a number of management roles within the Agency during that time period.  Overall, Mr. Baker has been directly involved in the private security industry in Virginia since June of 1981.  He has served on the Private Security Services Advisory Board, and he is a past President of the International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators.  Mr. Baker and his staff are fully committed to providing the absolute best service possible to our constituents.


Division Director

Adjudication

Viktor Shuparskyy - (804) 786-0487

Mr. Shuparskyy serves as the Adjudication Coordinator for the Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services. He reviews, analyzes, and conducts legal research and prepares cases of administrative violations for adjudication. He negotiates settlements of cases involving administrative violations by the Division’s registrants and licensees through the consent orders. He prepares administrative cases and schedules them for adjudication through the informal fact finding conferences and represents the Department at those conferences, where he defends the Department’s position.  Mr. Shuparskyy prepares administrative cases for adjudication at the formal hearings and participates in them, as well. His main goal as the Adjudication Coordinator is to resolve the cases and ensure that the Department’s administrative actions are legally defensible. Mr. Shuparskyy has a Master of Laws degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and more than 20 years of legal experience.


Adjudication Coordinator
Jennifer Winters - (804) 367-0716
Adjudication Specialist

Compliance, Enforcement & Training

Thomas Clarke - (804) 786-0813

On June 25, 2012, Mr. Clarke was hired as the Compliance and Enforcement Manager for the Division of Regulatory Affairs.  Mr. Clarke brings over four decades of broad law enforcement experience gained in the City of Richmond as the officer in Charge of Violent Crimes and as Special Agent in Charge of Investigations for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  He has led investigations for the Secretary of Administration and the Office of the Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney. He has served as an expert consultant for trial preparation, investigations, and grand jury presentations, with specialized assistance to local law enforcement agencies. He has a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Criminal Justice and has completed additional Criminal Justice coursework at Virginia Union University.  He has attended the FBI and DEA Academies in Quantico, Virginia, and is also a graduate of CMI, Commonwealth Management Institute and the Secretary of Public Safety-- Public Safety Leadership Institute.


Compliance, Enforcement, & Training Manager
Bryan Carver - (804) 385-2945

Investigator Carver is assigned to the Compliance, Enforcement, and Training Unit for the Department of Criminal Justice Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services within the Tidewater Hampton Roads Region of the Commonwealth. He investigates complaints alleging violations pertaining to the Code of Virginia or the Regulations for all programs under the Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services.  He conducts audits of Private Security Services Businesses, Training Schools and Training Sessions. He provides technical assistance to Law Enforcement Agencies, individuals, businesses and training schools regarding the requirements of Virginia law and regulations as they relate to all programs.


Regulatory Investigator
KerriAnne Cooper - (804) 629-1579

Ms. Cooper investigates complaints received regarding violations of applicable sections of the Code of Virginia and the Virginia Administrative Code.  She conducts compliance inspections of businesses and training schools licensed or certified by DCJS.  Her experience includes 14 years as a law enforcement officer as a Virginia State Trooper and a Special Agent with VA ABC.  Ms. Cooper has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from James Madison University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University.  


Regulatory Investigator
Timothy Haymore - (804) 840-1382

Mr. Haymore conducts investigations relating to complaints received reporting violations applicable to sections of the Code of Virginia and the Virginia Administrative Code. He conducts compliance inspections of businesses and training schools licensed or certified by DCJS. He conducts compliance inspections of training sessions conducted by certified training schools.


Regulatory Investigator
Sandi Kurek - (804) 385-8497
Regulatory Investigator
Loretta Lynch - (804) 225-4857

Ms. Lynch has been with DCJS since 2007. She started as an Administrative Assistant in the Director's office and later transferred to the Grants Department where she handled special grant projects as assigned. In 2015, she was assigned to the Regulatory Division as a processor and currently is the Training Specialist for Compliance Agents. She also handles the input of Training Rosters, Training Exemptions, entry in the Learning Management System, and issues with OSPREY. In the course of her time at DCJS, she has obtained her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice; her Masters Degree in Public Administration, and lastly her PhD in Forensic Science.


Criminal Justice Training Specialist
Robbie Robertson - (804) 837-3774

Investigator Robertson is assigned to the Compliance, Enforcement, and Training Unit, Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services. Within the Southwest region of the Commonwealth, he investigates complaints alleging violations pertaining to the Code of Virginia or the Regulations for all programs under the Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services and conducts audits of Private Security Services Businesses, Training Schools, and Training Sessions. He provides technical assistance to Law Enforcement Agencies, individuals, businesses, and training schools on the requirements of Virginia law and regulations as it relates to all programs.


Regulatory Investigator
Cordelia Starkes - (804) 786-1524

Ms. Starkes is a workforce development professional with proven experience applying adult learning principles that impact the bottom line for individuals and organizations.  A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), graduate of the University of Richmond (BS in  Human Resource Management), and Louisiana State University - Shreveport (Masters in Nonprofit Management), Ms. Starkes incorporates the rigor of process management with her passion to help others succeed.  She has expertise in several industries including healthcare, state government, and non-profit.


Criminal Justice Training Specialist

Customer Service and Criminal History

Robert Mason - (804) 786-1018

Mr. Mason is responsible for ensuring customer service is delivered in a competent and professional manner. He serves as an escalation point for providing technical assistance and problem resolution to constituents both verbally, in-person, and in writing. He reviews and signs Criminal History denial letters for individuals and employers, helps to provide solutions to complex issues related to the On-line Regulatory System, and develops protocols to promote efficiency in various processes.


Customer Service & Criminal History Manager
Brenda Cardoza - (804) 225-2454

Ms. Cardoza provides oversight of fingerprint card scanning and processing procedures according to established policies and procedures. This includes evaluating submitted fingerprint cards for completeness, ensuring that an application for licensure has been submitted, and the process is complete for scanning purposes; properly assessing the completion of the scanning; and conducting proper and appropriate follow up for reconciliation purposes. She ensures approved results are timely noted for registration issuance purposes; maintains proper and appropriate records for deficiencies noted during reconciliation process; and works with the Towing, Adjudication, and Criminal History staff providing support and assistance to the Private Security Services section as needed. Ms. Cardoza provides oversight of the Division’s retention procedures according to retention schedules to include the storage, retrieval, and retention and disposition of public records.  She provides professional staff support concerning activities of the Private Security Services Advisory Board and the Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee.


Criminal History Specialist
Athena Davis - (804) 371-2669

Ms. Davis is responsible for criminal history records review processes to include reviewing criminal history according to established statutory and regulatory requirements and applicable criminal history waiver guidelines. She ensures that accurate electronic information is entered and maintained; requests and reviews disposition information; analyzes, verifies, and researches information via website from various state's court records for criminal history information; and conducts additional research through the public information database. Additionally, she contacts various state and local police departments for any outstanding charges, verifies that certain individuals have been cleared, processes denials of applications due to criminal history, and prepares cases filed for appeal under the Administrative Process Act.


Criminal History Coordinator
Missi (Carolyn) Cress - (804) 371-2670

Ms. Cress is responsible for assisting with all aspects of Customer Service operations within the Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services. She serves as a representative for all 5 programs that currently operate within the Division to include: Private Security Services, Bail Bondsman, Bail Enforcement Agents, Special Conservators of the Peace, and Towing. She provides technical and customer service assistance to constituents via phone and also provides assistance to those who walk in to the DCJS office in Richmond, Virginia.  Ms. Cress provides research and program support in areas that relate to the development and delivery of regulatory programs activities and services. She has over five years of dedicated government commitment and comes to DCJS from the IRS where she also served as a Customer Service Representative, working in a fast-paced, high-demand capacity. Ms. Cress is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan University.


Supervisor
Barbara Drudge - (804) 225-4086

Ms. Drudge coordinates the regulatory process for the Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services with the Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs and the Division Director.  She develops and maintains the Division Policy and Procedure Manual, serves as Records Retention Officer for the Division, and develops and plans the Division Weekly Report.  She also provides management support, completes special projects as directed, develops and revises forms, and provide support to the Division as needed.  Ms. Drudge was the Interim Director of the former Board of Towing and Recovery Operators, and also served as a compliance agent, hearing officer, policy analyst, and Agency contact for the Virginia General Assembly at the Charitable Gaming Board.  In addition to 20+ years with the Commonwealth of Virginia, she has also worked in private industry as a paralegal.


Administrative Regulatory Coordinator
Cymondria Smith - (804) 786-0507
Karen Suttles - (804) 225-2196

Ms. Suttles is responsible for assisting all aspects of customer service operations within the Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services. She serves as a representative for all five programs that currently operate within the Division to include: Private Security Services, Bail Bondsman, Bail Enforcement Agents, Special Conservators of the Peace, and Towing. Ms. Suttles provides technical and customer service assistance to constituents via phone and in person.


Customer Service Specialist

Licensing

Anika Coleman - (804) 225-1355

Ms. Coleman is the manager of the licensing, registration, and certification functions for the private security services program, bail bondsmen and bail enforcement agency program, tow truck driver registration program, and special conservator of the peace program in accordance with statutory and agency administrative rules, regulations, and procedures in order to ensure effective delivery of service to constituents.  Anika has significant experience managing and working in a regulatory licensing capacity and has been with the Commonwealth for a number of years. Anika's previous state employment includes DPOR and DMV.


Licensing Manager
Brandy Anderson - (804) 786-5490
Program Support Specialist
Lizbeth Miller - (804) 367-0714

Ms. Miller is responsible for the oversight of the Towing program. She also provides program and technical assistance to constituents under the Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services.


Program Support Specialist
Margaret Isler - (804) 786-1915

Ms. Isler serves as program specialist for the private security program. She reviews and processes all private security services individual registration applications. She provides quality customer service exercising independent judgement and decision making related to the application process and interpretation of rules and regulations. She has over 40 years of knowledge and training in business management and advanced bookkeeping/accounting principles, as well as customer service. She is a member of the Virginia Governmental Employees Association. Her prior employment includes VCU Facilities Management, City of Richmond Human Relations Department, Henrico Doctor’s Hospital, Retreat Hospital and Richmond Community Hospital.


Program Support Specialist
Monica Cooks - (804) 371-2601

Ms. Cooks is responsible for the oversight of the Special Conservator of the Peace (SCOP) program. In addition, she provides program and technical assistance to constituents under the Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services.


Program Support Specialist

Division of Policy, Research and Legislative Affairs

Maria Garnett - (804) 613-0001
Policy Planning Specialist III

Criminal Justice Research Center

Jim McDonough - (804) 371-0532

Mr. McDonough manages the DCJS Criminal Justice Research Center, which serves as the Virginia Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). The Research Center collects, analyzes and reports all types of criminal justice data, conducts program evaluations, and produces jail inmate population forecasts. He has worked with DCJS since 1991, and managed the Research Center since 1996. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Justice Research and Statistics Association. Prior to working at DCJS, he worked as a traffic accident researcher at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Washington, DC. Jim received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1984.


Research Manager
Baron Blakley - (804) 786-3057

Mr. Blakley’s analysis is primarily focused on jails and drug trends. He serves as the co-chair of the interagency Health & Criminal Justice Data Committee, which is currently analyzing data related to the opioid overdose crisis. He produces an annual report on drug cases submitted to the Department of Forensic Science and is responsible for the annual projection of the local-offender jail population. He also assists with criminal justice research and evaluation projects for other DCJS sections, as well as other agencies.


Criminal Justice Research Analyst
Joseph Boelsche - (804) 316-3459
Program Administrator Specialist II
Sherri Johnson - (804) 786-7427

Ms Johnson develops and conducts needs assessments, evaluations, and surveys in support of public safety policies and programs. She also provides assistance establishing performance measures for criminal justice initiatives.


Criminal Justice Research Analyst
Debbie Roberts - (804) 786-4612

Ms. Roberts is an experienced programmer/analyst at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Research Center.  She is expert in the analysis of Virginia incident-based Uniform Crime Reports and many other state and national criminal justice-related databases.


Criminal Justice Research Analyst

Division of Programs and Services

Candace Miles - (804) 371-6507

Ms. Miles serves as the Office Manager for the Division of Programs and Services at DCJS.  She provides support to all division programs and is the primary contact for the division’s web-based activities.


Office Manager

Adult Justice Programs

Jennifer MacArthur - (804) 786-6534
Adult Justice Programs Manager
Leslie Egen - (804) 371-0531
Criminal Justice Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Response Coordinator
Amanda Griffith - (804) 573-1581

Ms. Griffith is the Training Coordinator for the Adult Justice Programs section of the Department of Criminal Justice Services. In this role, she coordinates and facilitates training for all new Local Probation and Pretrial Services officers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. She provides technical assistance and/or training for 37 local agencies established uner the Community Corrections Act for Local-Responsible Offenders (CCCA) and Pretrial Services Act (PSA) grants. Amanda has over 10 years experience in the local probation and pretrial services field. Prior to her employment at the Department of Criminal Justice Services she served as a Director of a CCCA/PSA agency from 2015-2021. She is a graduate of Radford University with a BA in Political Science with minors in History and Criminal Justice, and a MA in Criminal Justice from Radford University.


Training Coordinator, Adult Justice Programs
Paula Harpster - (804) 786-1140

Ms. Harpster has worked in the adult criminal justice system since 1994. She is currently involved with the administration of the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act for Local-Responsible Offenders (CCCA) and Pretrial Services Act (PSA) grants, and monitors 13 of the 37 agencies. She also monitors Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants and has monitored the RSAT grant. Her responsibilities include planning, policy development, technical assistance, and implementing evidence-based practices for CCCA and PSA agencies throughout Virginia. She also is involved in coordinating and developing legislative responses and analyses on adult criminal justice issues. Ms. Harpster has experience in program evaluation, research methods, and design. Prior to her current position, she worked with the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) from 1993 to 1998. In addition to developing legislative impact statements for the VADOC, her responsibilities included evaluating programs in institutions, as well as in the community. She also chaired the agency’s Human Research Review Committee and facilitated numerous collaborative research projects and has authored several evaluations and participated in many state-wide projects. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a BA in Sociology with Minor in English and a MA in Applied Sociology from Old Dominion University/Norfolk State University.


Compliance Coordinator
Cynthia Nwarache - (804) 659-2264

 Cyn is the Reentry Coordinator in the Division of Programs and Services-Adults Justice Programs section. Prior to coming to DCJS, Cyn worked as a Reentry Services Case-Manager and Advocacy Coordinator at a non-profit organization. Cyn has experience working with justice-involved youth and adults, victims services, and in youth program outreach. She has a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Social Work Administration, Planning, and Policy Practice. Cyn is a certified yoga teacher and enjoys teaching and practicing yoga during her spare time.


Reentry Coordinator
Ken Rose - (804) 225-4329

Mr. Rose coordinates the statewide pretrial services activities provided under the Pretrial Services Act (PSA) and is responsible for all of DCJS’ codified responsibilities related to jail planning activities. His responsibilities include program planning and implementation, policy development and analysis, grant management, and technical assistance in the adult corrections area. He has adult corrections experience at the local, state, and national levels. Mr. Rose joined DCJS after working as a consultant where he provided technical assistance and training to pretrial services agencies throughout the country.  Prior to that, he worked for the National Institute of Corrections.


Pretrial Services Program Coordinator
Tisha Skinner - (804) 807-1202

Tisha is a probation subject matter expert with Adult Justice Programs. She is responsible for the administration of the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act (CCCA) and Pretrial Services Act (PSA) to include grants management, program planning, policy development and analysis; evidenced-based practices, quality-assurance, new initiatives and innovative practices in community supervision.  Prior to DCJS, Tisha has over 25 years of experience in community based supervision as probation supervisor with Chesterfield Community Corrections Services and Henrico Community Corrections Program as a pretrial investigator/officer. Tisha has served and lead numerous boards, committees, and demonstrated an active role in moving the field forward. Tisha earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Law with Virginia State University and Masters in Human Services/Criminal Justice from Capella University.


Local Probation Program Coordinator

Juvenile and Child Welfare

Laurel Marks - (804) 786-3462

Ms. Marks manages the Juvenile and Child Welfare Section within the Division of Programs and Services. The section administers both state and federal funds and does policy work for improving investigation, prosecution, and judicial handling of child abuse, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. Ms. Marks received her J.D. from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary and her undergraduate degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.


Juvenile & Child Welfare Services Manager
Jenna Foster - (804) 786-3967

Ms. Foster serves as the Children’s Justice Act Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Virginia at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. As part of the Juvenile Services Section, she supports programming that effects children and youth who may have experienced trauma and victimization. Ms. Foster has over thirteen years’ experience working in the advocacy field at the local, national, and international level. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the World YWCA located in Geneva, Switzerland and specializes in young women’s leadership and violence against women initiatives. She also serves on the Advisory Committee for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NCRDV) which works to support victims of crime through annual awareness programs. Ms. Foster holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in Leadership and double-majored in Business Management and International Business during her undergraduate tenure.


Children's Justice Act Coordinator
Ed Holmes - (804) 786-4576

Mr. Holmes is responsible for technical assistance, grant monitoring and management of programs funded by OJJDP, Title II, Title V and JABG programs, and other grant funded programs as assigned.  Mr. Holmes retired after 35 years from the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). He has worked in a variety of professional positions in juvenile justice, including Eastern Regional Administrator, DJJ Field Operations Manager, and Regional Programs Manager. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Hampton Institute, and a MSW from the Norfolk State University Graduate School of Social Work. 


Juvenile Justice Program Coordinator
Melissa O'Neill - (804) 786-6428

Ms. O’Neill is the State Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program Coordinator with the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). There are 27 local CASA programs in Virginia. In her role as the State CASA Program Coordinator, Ms. O’Neill provides leadership and policy guidance for operational CASA programs. Additional duties include regulatory oversight, technical assistance for existing programs, new program development, training, and grant administration. Ms. O’Neill has over 30 years of experience working in child welfare, juvenile justice, government, and non-profit settings. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo and a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Tennessee with a concentration in Administration and Planning.


CASA Program Coordinator
Ken Stables - (804) 786-0051

Mr. Stables serves as the primary JJDP Act Compliance Monitor for the Commonwealth. He monitors Virginia’s jails, lockups, courthouses, juvenile detention centers, and juvenile correctional facilities for compliance with key provisions of the federal JJDP Act. He provides information and technical assistance to facility staff and local stakeholders. Prior to DCJS, Mr. Stables served 33 years in local law enforcement before retiring. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Richmond and an Associate’s degree in Police Science from John Tyler Community College.


Compliance Monitor
Curtis Stevens - (804) 840-7040

Mr. Stevens has worked at DCJS as Virginia’s Juvenile Justice Compliance Monitor for 12 years, monitoring lockups, jails, courthouses, juvenile detention and juvenile correctional facilities for compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Prior to this, he worked in law enforcement for over 30 years, serving as Deputy Chief of Police for 15 years. He has also taught various courses in criminal justice at several Virginia community colleges. Mr. Stevens holds a B.A. degree in Criminology from Saint Leo University and a M.S. degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Compliance Monitor
Terry Willie-Surratt - (804) 225-4320

Ms. Willie-Surratt currently serves as the CASA Grant Monitor & Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Department of Criminal Justice Services. She provides oversight and management of state and federal grant program and projects, a variety of technical assistance, program and performance measures development, and quality assurance coordination. In addition she is responsible for the preparation and submission of applications and reports as required by federal agencies to ensure continued receipt of funds. A graduate of the Cincinnati College of Law, Mrs. Willie-Surratt also has a MSW in Social Work from the University of South Carolina, a BSW from NC Agricultural and Technical State University and a MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from Strayer University. Mrs. Willie-Surratt developed a commanding blend of legal, social and organizational development expertise in the child welfare arena and legal arena providing legal advocacy on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault victims. As a consultant, she has over 15 years of experience in developing community relations and partnerships, board development, personnel management, grant writing, project and grant management, fundraising and organizational infrastructure design. She has proven leadership and senior management experience in both business and nonprofit management,


CASA Grant Monitor and Quality Assurance Coordinator
Gregory Hopkins - (804) 692-0977

Greg is the Juvenile Justice Program Coordinator with DCJS. In his role, Greg serves as the state Juvenile Justice Specialist and DMC Coordinator. Greg provides policy guidance and technical assistance for local and state juvenile justice administering agencies. He also coordinates the agency's juvenile justice and delinquency prevention grant programs, promote and enhance statewide efforts to address racial and ethnic disparity. In addition, he also serve as the state liaison for the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Greg has over 20 years of experience working in Juvenile Justice and Human Services field. He received his Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Virginia State University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree from the Tiffin University.


Juvenile Justice Program Supervisor

Victims Services

Kristina Vadas - (804) 786-7802

Kristina Vadas is the manager of the Victims Services Team at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). In this role, she provides oversight of all Victims Services initiatives, including grant programs, training, technical assistance, and resource development. In addition, the Victims Services team monitors victim-related legislation, conducts studies, and promotes best practices in service delivery for victims of crime. Kristina represents DCJS on statewide committees and task forces that address human trafficking, underserved victims of crime, services for victims of sexual and intimate partner violence, and other related issues.


Manager
Tricia Everetts - (804) 786-7362

Tricia provides assistance in the development of training, planning, and evaluation services to state and local agencies, criminal justice programs, boards, commissions and task forces. She also coordinates the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Fund program and provides technical assistance and consultation regarding the development and enhancement of grant funded programs.


Victims Services Training Coordinator
Patricia Foster - (804) 371-8634

As a Department of Criminal Justice Services, Victim Services Section Coordinator, Ms. Foster manages the statewide Victim Witness Grant Program. In this role, she plans, allocates, and monitors state and federal funding to local and statewide organizations to ensure and expand crime victim services across Virginia in a manner consistent with federal and state guidelines. She provides technical assistance and consultation regarding administration of the Victims of Crime Act funded Victim Witness Grant Program (VWGP).  Ms. Foster also provides guidance and training to subgrantees and other criminal justice system professionals throughout Virginia on VWGP management of services to crime victims according to the Virginia's Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act.   


Victim Witness Grant Program Coordinator
Julia Fuller-Wilson - (804) 371-0386

Ms. Fuller-Wilson is the Violence Against Women Program Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. She currently administers the federal Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution (STOP) grant funds. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of victim services. She has provided direct services to victims of sexual and domestic violence; provided grant monitoring, technical assistance, and training to victim service programs and projects; and provided assistance to victims of crime through the criminal appellate, death penalty, and civil commitment systems. She manages and responds as a part of the Virginia Crisis Response Team, trained through the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA). She is currently the President on the Board of Directors of the Association of VAWA Administrators (AVA) and serves as Vice-Chair of the CASA/CJA Advisory Board. Ms. Fuler-Wilson received a B.S. in Sociology and Psychology from Charleston Southern University and a Master’s in Social Work, with a concentration in Social Work Administration and Policy Practice, from Virginia Commonwealth University.


State Crisis Response Coordinator/ Violence Against Women Program Administrator
Gleibys Gonzalez - 8045461002

Gleibys Gonzalez is the Sexual Assault Forensic Services Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, a position created in § 9.1-191 of the Virginia Code. In her role, Gleibys works with forensic nursing programs around the Commonwealth to enhance, expand, and increase the visibility of sexual assault forensic nursing programs, which are an important and vital part of our communities’ efforts to treat and heal the trauma associated with sexual violence. Gleibys has a JD from American University, Washington College of Law, where she served on the Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law and co-president of the Women’s Law Association. After law school, Gleibys worked at the Baha’i Office of Public Affairs in Washington DC as the Representative for the Advancement of Women. As the AOW representative, Gleibys worked in collaboration with other NGOs to advance treaties, legislation, and policy that focused on women’s rights, such as the Convention on the Elimination on all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Violence Against Women Act, and the International Violence Against Women Act. Gleibys has also served as an advocate at the Sexual Assault Resource Agency in Charlottesville and Supervisor of the advocacy team.


Sexual Assault Forensic Services Coordinator
Jennifer Kline - (804) 225-3456

Jennifer is the Program Coordinator for the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking grant (ICJR). She coordinates the ICJR partnership team that provides technical assistance, training and resources to Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART), Lethality Assessment Programs (LAP), Fatality Review Teams and Legal Advocacy. Jennifer has twenty-five years of experience advocating for victims at the state and local level through direct services and through initiatives to improve the system for victims of child maltreatment and sexual assault. For twelve years Jennifer's career was dedicated to creating and expanding a Child Advocacy Center and coordinating crimes against children multidisciplinary teams. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Radford University, and a Masters in Sociology from the University of North Carolina.  

 

Grant Program Coordinator
Andi Martin - (804) 371-0534

Andi Martin is the Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Program Coordinator.  In this role, she administers the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) , which supports the development and enhancement of sexual assault and intimate partner violence services across the Commonwealth. She also serves on various statewide working groups to expand these services.  Prior to her role at DCJS, Andi worked at the Virginia Attorney General's Office as the Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program Coordinator.  She has over twenty years of direct victims' services experience in prosecutorial victim assistance, law enforcement-based victim assistance, appellate victim notification, and victims' rights compliance.  Andi received her master's degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and an undergraduate degree from Mary Washington Collage (now the University of Mary Washington) in Political Science. 


Sexual Assault & Intimate Partner Violence Program Coordinator
Anya Shaffer - (804) 786-2059

Ms. Shaffer monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, Violence Against Women Act (V-STOP), Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and VOCA New Initiatives Victim Assistance grant programs.  She is also responsible for providing training and technical assistance to the programs and assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim related grants administration to include data collection for statewide and federal performance reporting.


Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Administrator
Tierra Williams - (804) 786-1165

Mrs. Williams started with DCJS in April 2018 as a Victims Services Program Specialist or Grant Monitor. In September 2020, she transitioned to the role of VSTOP and VSDVVF Grant Program Coordinator. Her primary role is to provide oversight and management of state and federal grant programs and projects under the VSTOP and VSDVVF funding opportunitites. She does this by engaging in grant program coordination, providing technical assistance, training, data collection and federal performance reporting. Tierra holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Mary Baldwin University (College) and a Masters of Social Work from Temple University. 


VSTOP & VSDVVF Grant Program Coordinator
Amber Stanwix - (804) 664-5864

Amber Stanwix is the Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards Coordinator. She is a part of the Division of Programs and Services, Victims Services section. Amber supports the implementation of the professional standards in collaboration with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards Committee. In this role, she assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of accreditation standards and procedures by which local sexual and domestic violence agencies can be systematically evaluated with a peer-reviewed process.


Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards Coordinator
Andrea Sumter - (804) 664-4118
Program Administrator Specialist II
Amia Barrows - (804) 225-4060

Amia, Victims Services Grant Monitoring Supervisor, monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and VOCA New Initiatives Victim Assistance grant programs. She provides training and technical assistance to the programs and assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim-related grant administration to include data collections for statewide and federal reporting.


Supervisor, Victims Services Program Specialists
Dione Bassett - (804) 965-4019

Ms. Bassett, Victims Services Grant Program Specialist, monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and VOCA New Initiatives Victim Assistance grant programs. She provides training and technical assistance to the programs and assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim related grant administration to include data collections for statewide and federal reporting.


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Kelly Carpenter - (804) 659-2750

Kelly Carpenter is a Victim Services Grant Program Specialist and monitors compliance for the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP), Victim Witness Grant Program (VWGP), Virginia Services, Training Officers, Prosecution (V-STOP), Virginia sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund (VSDVVF) and the Victim Services Grant Program (VSGP) for the Shenandoah area.  Kelly provides training and technical assistance to grant recipients and assists with maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim related grant administration to include data collection for statewide and federal reporting.  Kelly has over 20 years of experience with victim services, specializing in the response to sexual violence.  Prior to joining DCJS, Kelly has served as Assistant Director for the Chesterfield County Victim/Witness Assistance Program, the Sexual Assault Payment Program Coordinator for the Virginia Victims Fund and most recently, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Project Manager for the Office of the Attorney General.  Kelly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Victims Services Grant Monitor
Bunny Chidester - (804) 659-6753

Bunny Chidester is a Victims Services Program Specialist, monitoring compliance and providing technical assistance for programs and localities in the Western region funded by the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP), Victim Witness Grant Program (VWGP), Virginia Services, Training Officers, Prosecution (V-STOP), Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund (VSDVVF) and the Victim Services Grant Program (VSGP).  Bunny has worked in the field of Human Services since 1996, originally in child abuse prevention and mentoring young parents and teens. She has been an advocate for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, with a passion for Primary Prevention work and youth advocacy. She developed and coordinated a 6-year peer mentoring program for 8th-12th grade students in King George, VA.  Bunny worked as a contract trainer for VDH, JMU, and the VA Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance for 7 years.  In 2013, the Action Alliance awarded her their Blue Ribbon Catalyst Award for Child and Youth Advocacy.  She is certified as a facilitator for the Richmond Peace Education Center’s (RPEC) Conflict Resolution, Help Increase the Peace, and Healing and Rebuilding Our Community programs. RPEC awarded Bunny their 2018 Peacemaker of the Year award for her work with youth and her commitment to social justice.  She comes to DCJS having worked from 2016-2020 as a DV Program Specialist at the VDSS Office of Family Violence, and 2020-2021 at SAFE in Chesterfield as a Prevention Specialist/Grant Coordinator.  


Victims Services Program Specialist
Haymanot Cummings - (804) 510-9316
Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Chad Felts - (804) 965-4427

As a Victims Services Grant Program Specialist, Chad monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund, and VOCA VSGP grant programs. He provides training and technical assistance to the programs and also assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim-related grants administration, to include data collection for statewide and federal reporting. Chad covers the Shenandoah Valley territory for the Victims Services section's grant programs. He received his Bachelor's Degree in history from the University of Virginia, and his Juris Doctorate from the Wake Forest University School of Law.


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Andrew Kinch - 804-225-4331

Mr. Kinch, Victims Services Grant Program Specialist, monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund, and VOCA New Initiatives Victim Assistance grant programs. He provides training and technical assistance to the programs and also assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim related grant administration to include data collections for statewide and federal reporting. Mr. Kinch covers the Shenandoah territory for the Victim Services section’s grant programs.  He came to DCJS after several years with Virginia Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Political Science from the University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Erin Osiol - (804) 510-9540

As a Victim Services Grant Program Specialist, Erin monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and VOCA grant programs. She provides training and technical assistance to the programs and also assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim-related grants administration, to include data collection for statewide and federal reporting. Erin has a masters degree in social work with almost 20 years of experience in grants administration and nonprofit management and is a Licensed Massage Therapist that currently serves on the Governor’s Advisory Board for Massage Therapy.


Victim Services Grant Monitor
Sharon Reed - (804) 658-8179

Sharon Reed, Victims Services Grant Program Specialist, monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and Victim Services grant programs. She provides training and technical assistance to the programs and assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim-related grant administrations. Prior to her role at DCJS, Sharon worked as the Victim/ Witness Director in Washington County Virginia. Sharon spent the first fourteen years of her career in corrections and law enforcement in Prince William County.


Victim Services Grant Program Specialist
Chrissy Smith - (804) 339-9137

Chrissy Smith, Victims Services Grant Program Specialist, monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and Victim Services grant programs.   She provides training and technical assistance to the programs and assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim-related grant administrations.  Prior to her role at DCJS, Chrissy worked at the Virginia Attorney General’s Office as the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Advocate working on eliminating Virginia’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Project.  Chrissy spent the first thirteen years of her career as an Advocate in Henrico Victim Witness Assistance Program. 

 


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Christine Wengloski - (804) 309-3874
Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Dawn Bush - (804) 659-1031

Division of Law Enforcement

Harvey Powers - (804) 786-8730
Division Director
Amy Sink - (804) 786-7898

Ms. Sink has worked in the field of criminal justice for 12 years, prior to starting with DCJS in September 2016. She provides programmatic and technical assistance for the criminal justice community. She serves as recording secretary for the Committee on Training, assists in managing the Department’s records management system as the Division Records Management Officer, and assists in the contractor-led development and fielding for the new records management system.


Law Enforcement Program Coordinator

Standards, Policy and Homeland Security

Erik Smith - (804) 225-3899

Mr. Smith is the manager for Standards and Policy with the Division of Law Enforcement.   He supervises a diverse and talented group of individuals who handle training standards, model policies, officer certification and decertification, agency accreditation,  crime prevention, and regulations.  Prior to joining DCJS, Mr. Smith was a prosecutor with the city of Richmond for over thirteen years, where he prosecuted a wide range of crimes, with an emphasis on narcotics and firearms cases.


Manager
Carolyn Naoroz - (804) 774-1578

Carolyn Naoroz, Ph.D. is the Uniform Lesson Plan Coordinator, Division of Law Enforcement for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.


Trainer and Instructor III
Cynthia Hayes - (804) 225-1847
Law Enforcement Program Coordinator
Dallas Leamon - (804) 517-8334
Marcus Alert Coordinator
Jon Banberger - (804) 225-4503
Law Enforcement Decertification Coordinator
Kristi Shalton - (804) 786-7801

Ms. Shalton is the Regulatory Coordinator for the Law Enforcement Division, managing administrative code regulations affecting law enforcement and numerous criminal justice professions. She is also responsible for assisting with model policies to be utilized by law enforcement agencies, and frequently collaborates with the Training Standards Coordinator on numerous other projects within the Division. She began her position with DCJS in early 2019 after serving as a magistrate in the 16th Judicial District, primarily sitting in Orange, Culpeper, and Albemarle counties. Prior to becoming a magistrate, she worked as a victim advocate for the Stafford County Victim/Witness Office, assisting with criminal cases and protective orders. She is a busy mom of three, and holds a BA and MS in Criminal Justice Administration. Ms. Shalton is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Liberty University.


Regulatory Coordinator
Lisa Thornton - (804) 786-4154

Ms. Thornton fills orders for Law Enforcement Instructor Patches;  and reviews, processes, and approves Partial In-Service Credit applications.  Additionally, she provides programmatic and technical assistant to the criminal justice community and grades and reports results of the Law Enforcement certification exam to the academies.


Law Enforcement Program Coordinator
Lois Kinch - (804) 371-4809

Ms. Kinch joined the Department of Criminal Justice Services’ (DCJS) Law Enforcement Division in May 2017.  She currently serves as the agency’s Job Task Analysis Coordinator and is responsible for coordinating a statewide Entry-Level Law Enforcement Job Task Analysis (JTA). Her responsibilities include ensuring the training standards required for Commonwealth of Virginia entry-level law enforcement officers are contemporary, relevant, and accurate in depicting the job as it exists today. Additionally, she collaborates and assists with law enforcement curriculum development and review processes and the development of related performance measures. Previously, she was a police officer for the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) from 1996-2005. While at VBPD, she increased her diversity, knowledge, and experience by working in the uniform patrol, vice and narcotics, and computer crimes units. Prior to accepting employment with the DCJS, Ms. Kinch was also a sworn special agent with the New Mexico Office of Attorney General from 2006-2017. As a certified computer/digital forensic examiner and investigator for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit, she honed her skills. She was motivated to make a positive difference in the lives of families and rose through the ranks to become Deputy ICAC Commander for the state of New Mexico from 2007-2017. She has received numerous commendations for her law enforcement efforts from the United States Attorney’s Office, Office of the New Mexico Attorney General, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Virginia Beach Police Department.


Training Standards Coordinator
Marty Alford - (804) 678-8704
Raquel Walker - (804) 393-2728
Program Administrator Specialist II
Todd Blair - (804) 393-3125

Todd Blair serves as a Decertification Specialist in the Law Enforcement Division, Standards and Policy. 


Program Administrator Specialist I
Todd Clingenpeel - (540) 353-2501

Todd comes to us from the City of Salem Sheriff's Office where he was assigned to accreditation and became the Accreditation Manager.  He was a Senior Assessor with VLEPSC.  In addition, Todd retired as a Lieutenant of the Roanoke Police Department where he worked as a supervisor on their accreditation team.  He brings extensive experience with facilitation of training programs and as an instructor.  Todd has more than thirty-five years of law enforcement experience in total. 


Accreditation Center Manager

Field Inspections & Audits

Sharon Gray - (757) 567-5690

Ms. Gray serves as the manager for the field services section of DCJS. She supervises five field representatives who oversee the certified criminal justice academies and agencies across the Commonwealth. She reviews, processes, and approves partial training waivers submitted by criminal justice agencies. She assists academies and agencies with DCJS related employment and training issues.  She reviews academy certification and recertification audits, and troubleshoots as issues arise. She reviews, processes, and approves partial in-service training credit for training conducted outside of the academy setting. She is also the training director for the DCJS training academy. Ms. Gray served as a Rockingham County Deputy Sheriff for 10 years prior to coming to DCJS in 1990. She holds a bachelors degree from James Madison University.


Field Services Manager
David Hewes - (804) 837-9633

Mr. Hewes serves as the DCJS liaison with criminal justice academies and agencies in Area V. This consists of the areas served by Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy, Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Academy, and Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy. He conducts academy certification/re-certification audits. He approves entry-level training for all criminal justice functions, administers the state certification exam for law enforcement offices, and approves all mandated training extensions and instructor applications. He reviews annual firearms qualification and speed measurement training and retraining for criminal justice agencies in his region. Additionally, he conducts administrative investigations related to DCJS training issues as required. Mr. Hewes is a 32-year law enforcement veteran and served as the Academy Director for the Virginia Beach Police Academy during his tenure with that agency. He also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Old Dominion University.


Field Services Coordinator
David Stone - (804) 239-4012
Frank Pitzer - (804) 840-8673

Mr. Pitzer serves as the liaison for criminal justice academies and agencies in the greater Richmond region, Roanoke region, and the Virginia Department of Corrections. He assists academies and agencies with DCJS related employment and training issues. He conducts academy certification and recertification audits, and he approves entry-level training for law enforcement, jail, court security, civil process, dispatcher, and corrections officers at each academy. He administers the state certification exam for law enforcement officers, and he reviews and approves training extensions and instructor applications. He reviews annual firearms qualifications for criminal justice agencies within his region, and he conducts administrative investigations into DCJS training issues as needed.


Field Services Coordinator
Kathryn Bowen - 804.517.2922
Field Services Coordinator
Matthew Doyle - (540) 690-4326
Field Services Coordinator
Michael Coker - (757) 439-3990
Paula Davenport - (804) 508-1062
Field Services Coordinator
Reinhardt Gray - (804) 836-3689
Field Services Coordinator
Robert McHale - (804) 229-2439

Mr. McHale serves as Field Services Coordinator and is responsible for Northern Virginia area academies and agencies that feed into those academies.  He acts as the main contact for DCJS to the police and sheriff's departments and the academies; conducts training audits, answers technical questions via email and on the phone; ensures agency and academy compliance with Virginia State Code pertaining to hiring and training of Law Enforcement, Court Security, Jail and Civil Process servers; and processes paperwork associated with compliance with the Code of Virginia as it pertains to certifications in Law Enforcement, Jail and Courts.  His previous experience includes 28 years with the Prince William County Police Department, retiring at the rank of Captain.  He also served two years with the Prince William Sheriff's Department as a background investigator prior to joining DCJS in September 2015.  Mr. McHale received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton and also attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.


Field Services Coordinator
Terry Montgomery - (804) 840-7139

Mr. Montgomery began his career in the criminal justice system with the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office. Leaving the sheriff’s office, he took the position of Assistant Director and later became Executive Director of the New River Criminal Justice Training Academy.  In 2001, he joined the Jail’s Training Staff at Department of Criminal Justice Services and now holds the position as a Field Services Coordinator.


Field Services Coordinator
Tim Wyatt - (804) 613-8562
Field Services Coordinator

Public Safety Training

Tracy Matthews - (804) 371-0635

Mr. Tracy Matthews is the Law Enforcement Training Coordinator, with the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Division of Law Enforcement.  He original joined DCJS as a Law Enforcement Grant Programs Specialist in August 2017.  He has over 21 years of experience in the Juvenile Justice system. Prior to DCJS, he was employed as the Community Programs Administrator for the City of Newport News Department of Juvenile Services. There, his responsibilities included management and oversight of the locality’s alternatives to secure detention and grant-funded programs for court-involved youth. Prior to the City of Newport News, he was employed with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), at the Newport News Juvenile Court Services Unit. He has also served as the Youth Services Coordinator, for the City of Williamsburg and Office on Youth Director for Isle of Wight County. He began his professional career working as a Detention Specialist at the Newport News Detention Center. Tracy earned his BA degree in Sociology/Criminology from Hampton University, in Hampton, Virginia. He earned his MA degree in Public Administration/Justice Administration from Troy University.


Acting Manager
Adam Keene - (804) 205-3803
Active Attack Training Coordinator
Alan Chambers - (804) 510-9799
Chris Boucher - (804) 584-0510
Grant Program Specialist
Chris Scuderi - (804) 482-8780
Lori Walters - (804) 225-2091
Nicole Phelps - (804) 263-3388
Criminal Justice Grant Program Specialist
Randy Campbell - (804) 5347-3817
Trainer and Instructor III

Human Resources

Yolanda Sharpe - (804) 371-0796
Human Resource Manager II
Christy Schrader - (804) 225-4399

Ms. Schrader serves as the Agency's Human Resources Analyst.  She is responsible for payroll and leave accounting, benefits administration, and other areas related to human resources and volunteer and internship programs.


Human Resources Analyst
Justin Shreve - (804) 786-4000
Program Administrator Specialist III
Anita Sikka - (804) 786-5491
Administrator and Office Specialist III

Division of Finance & Administration

John Colligan - (804) 786-4961
Division Director

Grants Management

DeAndrea Williams - (804) 371-5380

Ms. Williams provides computer support and technical assistance by serving as a liaison between Grants Administration and Computer Services for the Grants Management Online Information System (GMIS Online)  Ms. Williams also has the added responsibility of compliance related to programmatic reporting for state and federal grant awards. 


Acting Grants Manager
Weldon Bunn - (804) 971-6377
Program Administrator Specialist I
Paul Taylor - (804) 971-6312

Paul Taylor will be part of our Grants Section and will continue to aid the agency in our equity and outreach efforts.


Program Administrator Specialist I
April Dickerson - (804) 786-9055
Grant Support Specialist
Kim Owens-Burroughs - (804) 371-0533
Lacey Payne - (804) 786-8003
Joseph Thompson - (804) 225-2782

Joseph Thompson joined DCJS in May 2022 as the Grants Compliance Supervisor in the Division of Administration and Finance - Grants Management.  He supervises the monitoring of the agency’s federal and state grants. Previously, he was responsible for general accounting and grants management for the Department of Education. Joseph received his undergraduate degree from Hampton University and completed his Master of Accountancy from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Grants Financial Compliance Supervisor
Will Abbott - (804) 786-9469
Grants Fiscal Monitor
Bill Dodd - (804) 371-0638

Mr. Dodd is responsible for quarterly fiscal reporting of in-house grants and all other grant programs. His responsibilities include processing Requests for Funds and drawdown requests for Federal Funds. He also provides technical assistance in completing all required DCJS forms and information such as Request for Funds forms, financial reports, budget amendments, DCJS grant applications and itemized budgets.


Grants Administration Supervisor

Procurement

Tonia Perry - (804) 786-2646
Procurement Manager
Karen Sullivan - (804) 786-9047

Ms. Sullivan's primary role at the Agency is training/event coordinator.  She also performs procurement functions and is certified as a Virginia Contracting Associate.  In addition, she serves as the Agency Telecommunications Coordinator, Agency Parking/ID Coordinator, and Agency Transportation Officer.


Administrative Planning Specialist

Financial Services

Connie Fisher - (804) 205-3413

Ms. Fisher serves as a Financial Analyst and primarily manages the Agency's Chart of Accounts, the Annual Indirect Cost Recovery plan, Financial Statement Review and Reporting.


Financial Analyst - Acting Manager
John Lux - (804) 786-4245
Financial Services Specialist II
Beth Dandridge - (804) 371-0538

Ms. Dandridge serves as the Coordinator for the Forfeited Asset Sharing Program. She assists local law enforcement agencies with submission and resolution of seized assets allowable under this program and maintains a database of seized assets.  Additionally, she processes disbursements to law enforcement agencies and Commonwealth's Attorneys Offices state-wide from this program.  Ms. Dandridge has prior experience as a police officer and magistrate in addition to working in finance at a local government agency. She has a BA from the College of William and Mary.


Forfeited Asset Sharing Program Coordinator
Bobbie Morris - (804) 786-4249

Ms. Morris has serves as the Forfeited Asset Sharing Program assistant.   After retiring at the rank of First Sergeant from Virginia State Police, she joined DCJS part time to assist local law enforcement agencies with submission and resolution of seized assets allowable under the program and maintains a database of seized assets.  Bobbie Morris is responsible for assisting with the Forfeited Asset Sharing Program.


Forfeited Asset Sharing Program Assistant
Keshana Pierce - (804) 786-2309
Nina Pittman-Smith - (804) 786-2648

Ms. Pittman-Smith is responsible for auditing and processing claimed expenditure payments and submitting Federal 1099 Miscellaneous forms for reportable vendors to the IRS.


Accounts Payable Accountant
Karen Roth - (804) 786-3746
Sr. Accountant
Elizabeth Gindhart - (804) 786-3051

Communication & Design Center

Marsha Dietz - (804) 225-4068

Ms. Dietz serves as the Agency's Manager of the DCJS Communication and Design Center. She provides support services for the agency’s programs, communications, and events. She designs and coordinates the production of materials for conferences and trainings, brochures, reports, presentations, displays, and others items that reflect the mission of the agency to a diverse audience. Additionally, she maintains the agency’s social media sites, and provides design and graphic support for the website. Ms. Dietz ensures materials presented to the public meet the design and content standards set by the agency. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University.


Communications and Design Center Manager

Computer Services

Tivona King - (804) 371-8635
Chief Technology Officer
Rhey Lewis - (804) 786-2990

Mr. Lewis serves as the IT Support Lead in the Computer Services Section.  He supervises staff that is responsible for our help desks and supporting SaaS solutions.  He also provides help desk and networking support services for 37 Pre-Trial Community Corrections locations throughout the Commonwealth.


IT Support Team Lead
Jacob Mouton - (804) 584-7635
Jacob is an IT Support Specialist in the Office of the Director - Computer Services section. In this role, he supports DCJS external and internal applications. He works with vendors to ensure problems are resolved in a timely manner, complete incident resolution, manage and monitor IT issues using helpdesk tools, among other duties. Jacob also assists Michael Mwaniki, our primary Help Desk Specialist, with support for the agency’s desktop issues. Jacob came to DCJS from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he has worked in the IT world since 2015.
 

 


IT Support Specialist
Michael Mwaniki - (804) 225-4864

Michael provides end-user IT support to all DCJS staff. In this role, he helps staff with desktop, laptop, tablet devices, as well as printers, scanners, and monitors. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Information Technology from Kabarak University. In addition, he obtained an A+ certification.


Help Desk Support Specialist
Edith Throckmorton - (804) 786-3477

Edith is the Database Administrator for DCJS.


Database Administrator
Yvonne Mency - (804) 225-4334

Yvonne serves as the IT Project Management Lead in the Computer Services Section.  She has supervisory responsibility for staff who provide project management and support for various application replacements. 


IT Project Management Team Lead
Paul Akong - (804) 225-4395

Mr. Akong joined DCJS in early November 2012. He has over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology in technical support, systems analysis, SQL query development and financial information technology. He takes customer service extremely seriously. He enjoys hiking and camping. Paul attended the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario Canada majoring in Accounting and Finance and minoring in Information Technology.


Systems Administrator
Leslie Borman - (804) 393-0672

Leslie is a Senior Project Manager leading various system replacement projects for the agency.


IT Project Manager
Lisa Self - (804) 786-8475

Ms. Self is the Information Security Officer (ISO) responsible for developing and managing the agency’s information security program   Agency liaison to the Commonwealth's Security Risk Management team to provide the appropriate balance of preventative, detective, and corrective security controls for agency IT systems.


Information Security Officer
James Harris - (804) 225-4868

James is a senior level developer that has primary responsibility for development of software applications at the agency.  He supervises a staff of other developers and contractual staff.


IT Application Development Team Lead
Brian Kemp - (804) 297-7218

Brian is as a Web Designer/Developer in the Computer Services section. He also be assists the Communication and Design Center with graphic designs.


Web Designer/Developer
Bryan Scharf - (804) 225-4863

Mr. Scharf is the lead developer for the DCJS website, as well as several other web applications. 


Senior Programmer Analyst
Stacie Smith - (804) 225-4564

Ms. Smith serves as a Senior Programmer Analyst.  She maintains the Current Pretrial and Community Corrections Case Management System for thirty-eight locations statewide.


Senior Programmer Analyst
Wei Zhang - (804) 786-0036

David (Wei) Zhang is the Senior Programmer Analyst for Computer Services where he is responsible for more than 30 systems used by internal and external criminal justice constituents. He provides software development, maintenance, and support to the agency's applications. He previously worked as a Sr. Software Engineer at Cotiviti Inc. David holds a Master's Degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor's Degree in Physics.


Senior Programmer Analyst

Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety

Donna Michaelis - (804) 371-6506

Ms. Michaelis is the manager of the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety and Public Safety Training at the Department of Criminal Justices Services. She has been working in the area of school safety since 1985 when she began her career with the Chesterfield County Police Department as the county’s first Child Safety Coordinator. Mrs. Michaelis assumed the responsibility of the newly legislated Center at DCJS when it was established in 2000 as a result of the Columbine tragedy. She is currently a manager within the Law Enforcement Division of DCJS overseeing Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety. In her role, she provides training, resources, and technical assistance to all schools, colleges and universities, and law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth on issues related to school and campus safety and specialized law enforcement issues.  Mrs. Michaelis is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  


Division Director
Shellie Evers - (804) 629-7042

Ms. Evers oversees the five elements of the school safety audit process including the annual secondary school climate survey. She also tracks the departmental budget and plans and develops conferences and trainings in the areas of K-12 school safety including active shooter, anti-bullying, climate improvement, emergency planning, gang prevention and awareness, human trafficking, mental health awareness, social media, suicide prevention, threat assessment, trauma informed care, and legal issues. 


School Safety Training and Conference Coordinator
Gillian Wilson - (804) 482-8922
Resource Development and Online Training Coordinator
Denae Griffin - (804) 225-3948

Campus Safety

Marc Dawkins - (804) 380-9709

Mr. Dawkins has served as the School and Campus Safety Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) since 2013.  He provides training, resources, and technical assistance to Virginia’s colleges and universities in many areas impacting campus safety to include campus sexual violence, stalking, dating violence, threat assessment, mental health, Title IX and Clery Act compliance, legal guidelines, and managing critical incidents. 


Manager

K12 School Safety and Threat Assessment

James Christian - (804) 357-0967

Mr. Christian serves as the School & Campus Safety Coordinator for the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety in the Law Enforcement Division of the Department of Criminal Justice Services. He collaborates with school divisions; law enforcement agencies; and numerous local, state, and federal partners to improve school safety, provide technical assistance, and facilitate training across the Commonwealth. Prior to working at DCJS, he served in several capacities in public education as an​ ​administrator of a​n alternative school, high school assistant principal, and special education teacher. He began his career in education as a woodworking, building trades, and automotive technology teacher at a private residential treatment center. Prior to working in education, Mr. Christian was a police officer​ and an army paratrooper​. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Masters in Special Education, and an​ Ed.S. in School Administration and Leadership.


Manager
Betsy Bell - (804) 997-1658
K-12 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Programs Coordinator
Ed Ewing - 804-370-3755
Crisis Management and Critical Incident Response Coordinator
Michelle Miles - (804) 225-1846

Ms. Miles has served as a Victims Services Grant Program Specialist with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services since November 2014. In this role, she monitors grant compliance and provides technical assistance to victim advocates, medical providers, law enforcement, attorneys, and others. She assists with trainings and acts as a DCJS representative on committees addressing victims’ service issues. Ms. Miles also assists with the development of grant guidelines and onboarding of grant monitors. Prior to her current position, she worked with victims of all crime types at the Virginia Department of Corrections in the Victim Services Unit. At the beginning of her career she was a hospital-based advocate working with adult victims of sexual and domestic violence. Ms. Miles has a Master’s degree in Community Counseling and Forensic Psychology from Marymount University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from James Madison University.


SRO/SSO Grant Monitor
Carol Miller - (804) 225-4111
Administrative Training Specialist
Kim Simon - (804) 997-1717
SRO/SSO Training and Program Coordinator
Brad Stang - (804) 997-1278
Threat Assessment Program Coordinator
Nicole Wilcox - (804) 786-3923
Safety Audit and Climate Coordinator