Participant List

A total of 22 state/local teams participated in the 2014 National Leadership Summit on School Discipline and Climate

  • Click on a state or locality below to see a team list.
  • Click here to download a complete participant list (PDF).


Baltimore, Maryland

Akil Hamm
Deputy Chief
Baltimore City Public Schools Police Force

Robert B. Kershaw
Associate Judge
Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Gregory Thornton
Chief Executive Officer
Baltimore City Public Schools

Brandon Tilghman
Executive Assistant, Student Support & Safety
Baltimore City Public Schools

Karen Webber-Ndour
Executive Director, Student Support & Safety
Baltimore City Public Schools

John Zesiger
Coordinator, Student Support Teams and 504 Plans
Baltimore City Public Schools


Ramona Bishop
Vallejo City Unified School District

Stacy Boulware Eurie
Presiding Juvenile Judge
Sacramento County Superior Court

Erika Brooks
Education Manager
Dolores Huerta Foundation

Jacquelyn Byers
Black Organizing Project

Maisie Chin
CADRE Los Angeles

Christine Cleary
Judicial Council of California

Laura Faer
Education Rights Director
Public Counsel Law Center

Juan Gomez
Program Manager
Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)

Vanessa Hernandez
Policy Coordinator
California Youth Connection

Gordon Jackson
Assistant Superintendent
California Department of Education

Tracy Kenny
Judicial Council of CA

Claudette White
Chief Judge
Quechan Tribal Court


Bill DeLisio
Family Law Program Manager
Court Administrator's Office

Daniel Kim
Director of Youth Organizing
Padres & Jovenes Unidos

Janelle Krueger
Program Manager
Colorado Department of Education

Luis E. Leal Munoz
Padres Y Jovenes Unidos
Youth member

Judith Martinez
Director of Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement
Colorado Department of Education

Ricardo Martinez
Co-Executive Director
Padres &Jovenes Unidos

Jeff McDonald
Executive Director
Jeffco Juvenile Assessment Center



Bernadette Conway
Chief Administrative Judge--Juvenile Matters
Connecticut Judicial Branch

John Frassinelli
Bureau Chief
Connecticut State Department of Education

Catherine Foley-Geib
Clinical and Educational Services
Connecticut Judicial Branch

Charlene Russell-Tucker
Chief Operating Officer
Connecticut State Department of Education

Martha Stone
Executive Director
The Center for Children’s Advocacy, Inc.

Toni Walker
State Representative
Connecticut Legislature


Patricia Dailey Lewis
Deputy Attorney General
Delaware Department of Justice

Aisha Davis
Law Clerk
Family Court, State of Delaware

Jim Freeman
Executive Director
Grassroots Action Support Team

Frederika Jenner
Delaware State Education Association

Chandlee Kuhn
Chief Judge
Family Court, State of Delaware

John Sadowski
Education Associate
School Climate and Discipline
Delaware Department of Education

District of Columbia

Carol Dalton
Deputy Presiding Judge of the Family Court
Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Daniel Hickson
District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department


Terri Odom
Family Court Social Services Division (Juvenile Probation)
Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Mary Grace Rook
Magistrate Judge
Superior Court of the District of Columbia


Julie Collins
Program Specialist
Office of Safe Schools
Florida Department of Education

Katherine Essrig
Circuit Judge
13th Judicial Circuit

Susan Horan
School Liaison
13th Judicial Circuit

Rose Patterson
Chief of Court Improvement
Florida Supreme Court

Lee Haworth
Circuit Judge
12th Judicial Circuit

Julie Orange
Educational Development
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice


Michelle Barclay
Assistant Director
Children, Families and the Courts Section
Georgia Admin Office of the Courts

Brad Bryant
Executive Director
Georgia REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen)

Araceli Jacobs
Legal Policy Analyst
Office of Children, Family and the Courts
Supreme Court of Georgia

Garry McGiboney
Associate State Superintendent
Georgia Department of Education

Lamar Smith
Community Programs
Georgia Division  of Family and Children Services (DFCS)

Patricia Stone
Juvenile Court Judge
Chatham County Juvenile Court

Marlyn Tillman
Co-founder and Co-chair
Gwinnett Parent Coalition to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline (Gwinnett SToPP)


Leila Hayashida
Assistant Superintendent
Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Student   Support
Hawaii Department of Education

Carol Matsuoka
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

Paul Murakami
First Circuit Family Court, Hawaii

Jean Nakasato
Educational Specialist
Hawaii Department of Education


Jenny Arwade
Executive Director
Albany Park Neighborhood Council
Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)

Jennifer Bauknecht
Circuit Judge
Eleventh Judicial Circuit

Elizabeth Hanselman
Assistant Superintendent
Specialized Instruction, Nutrition and Wellness
Illinois State Board of Education

Mark Hassakis
Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.

Todd Schroeder
Assistant Director, Court Services Division
Administrative Office of Illinois Courts

Rick Velasquez
Executive Director
Youth Outreach Services


Lynette Adams
Judicial Program Manager
Families in Need of Services (FINS) Assistance Program
Louisiana Supreme Court

Wesley Bishop
State Representative
Louisiana House of Representatives

Terri Byrd
Education Program Consultant
Louisiana Department of Education

Kristina Kent
Staff Attorney
General Counsel’s Office
Louisiana Supreme Court

Josh Perry
Executive Director
Louisiana Center for Children's Rights

Roxson Welch
Executive Director
Baton Rouge Family & Youth Service Center


Jessica Berry
Supervising Attorney
Children's Law Center of Massachusetts

Dianne Curran
Deputy General Counsel
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary

Anne L. Gilligan
Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Amy Nechtem
Chief Justice
Massachusetts Juvenile Court

Andre Ravenelle
Fitchburg Public Schools

Jenny Sazama
Director and Co-Founder
Youth on Board

Jacqueline Schelfhaudt
Assistant Deputy Court Administrator
Massachusetts Juvenile Court


Judge Dorene Allen
Probate and Family Court Judge
County of Midland

Angela Cole
Michigan School–Justice Partnership

Richard Dolinski
Founder and President Emeritus
The Legacy Center for Community Success

Michelle Fecteau
Member and NASBE Delegate
Michigan State Board of Education 

Kyle Guerrant
Deputy Superintendent Administration & School Support Services
Michigan Department of Education

Jean Ingersoll
Assistant Administrator to the Chief Deputy and Pathways to Potential Operations Manager
Michigan Department of Human Services

Jodi Latuszek
Management Analyst
Trial Court Services
Michigan State Court Administrative Office 

Paul Liabenow
Executive Director
Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association

Kayla Mason
Harriet Tubman Center

Herman McCall
Acting Director, Juvenile Justice Programs
Michigan Department of Human Services

Rodd Monts
Field Director
American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan

Edna Reaves
Executive Vice President
Detroit Federation of Teachers


Brigid Duffy
Chief Deputy District Attorney
Clark County District Attorney's Office–Juvenile Division

Elizabeth B. Florez
Division Director
Washoe County Juvenile Services

Stephanie Heying
Court Services Analyst
Nevada Supreme Court

Tammy Malich
Assistant Superintendent
Clark County School District

New Jersey

Kelly Allen
Project Specialist
New Jersey Department of Education

Mark Biedron
New Jersey State Board of Education

Nancy Curry                                           
Office of Student Support Services
New Jersey Department of Education

Lorelei Drew-Nevola
Learning Resource Center
New Jersey Department of Education

Adam Grossman
Unit Head
School and Traffic Safety Unit
New Jersey State Police

Tremaine Harrison
Director of Education
Juvenile Justice Commissioner

New Mexico

Tonna Burgos
Executive Director of Student Services
Rio Rancho Public Schools

Danielle Johnston
Education  Superintendent
New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department

Petra Jimenez Maes
Senior Justice
New Mexico Supreme Court

Louis McDonald
District Court Judge
13th Judicial District Court

Angela Peinado
Statewide Program Manager
Administrative Office of the Courts

Gloria Rendon
Executive Director
New Mexico Schools Superintendent's Association

New York

Mary Adams
School Board Commissioner
Rochester City School District

Nora Cronin
New York State Governor's Office of Public Safety

Kathleen DeCataldo
Executive Director
New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

Lois Herrera
Senior Executive Director
Office of Guidance and School Counseling
New York City Department of Education

Will Keresztes
Associate Superintendent for Educational Services
Buffalo Public Schools

Judge Howard Levine
Former New York Court of Appeals Judge

Terry McSweeney
Assistant in Research and Educational Services
New York State United Teachers

Tom O'Brien
Roxbury Central School District

Renee Rider
Assistant Commissioner
New York State Education Department

Angelica Rivera
Education Chair
Citizen Action

Nicolas Storelli-Castro
Governmental Relations and Special Projects
New York State Education Department

Marsha Weissman
Executive Director
Center for Community Alternatives

North Carolina

Lisa Barnes
Executive Director
Student Discipline and Behavior Support
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Julius Corpening
Chief District Court Judge
North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts

Sanyu Gichie
Program Associate
Youth Organizing Institute

Rick Holiday
Deputy Superintendent
New Hanover County Schools

Judy Stubblefield
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and Bullying
Prevention Coordinator
New Hanover County Schools

James McAdams
New Hanover County Schools

Elizabeth Trosch
District Court Judge
North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts

McKinley Wooten
Deputy Director
North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts

Jason Langberg
Supervising Attorney
Legal Aid of North Carolina


Kimberly Berkeley Clark
Administrative Judge
Allegheny County Family Court

George Mosee
Deputy District Attorney
Philadelphia County Juvenile Division

Keith B. Snyder
Executive Director
Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission

David W. Volkman
Deputy Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Education

David R. Workman
Common Pleas Judge
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas


Joy Baskin
Director of Legal Services
Texas Association of School Boards

Priscilla Flores
Senior Advisor, Educator Initiatives
Texas Education Agency

Deborah Fowler
Deputy Director
Texas Appleseed

David Slayton
Administrative Director of the Courts
Texas Office of Court Administration

Candace Stoltz
Senior Advisor to the Commissioner School Safety, Discipline, Emergency Management
Texas Education Agency

Terra Tucker
Policy Analyst
Office of Senator John Whitmire


Jo Ann Burkholder
Student Assistance Systems Coordinator
Virginia Department of Education

Cynthia Cave
Student Services
Virginia Department of Education

Darla Edwards
Board Member
Virginia Board of Education

Lelia Baum Hopper
Court Improvement Program
Office of the Executive Secretary
Supreme Court of Virginia

Tracey Jenkins
State Juvenile Justice Specialist
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Jeree Thomas
JustChildren Program


Brenda Jennings
Education Consultant
Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Ron Rogers
Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services

Susan Valeri
Director of Special Education and Student Support
Kenosha County Unified School District

Mary Wagner
Kenosha County Circuit Court

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