Advisory Council (Regional Reps)

The NCJA Advisory Council helps the Board of Directors formulate and guide the policy and direction of the association. The Advisory Council is composed of the SAA from each member state and 12 elected Regional Representatives. Council members select the Board of Directors and NCJA Officers.

Midwest Region

Lori Pesci, Deputy Directory, Summit (OH) County Division of Public Safety
Melissa Pierson, Deputy Director of Justice Services, Franklin County Office of Homeland Security & Justice Programs
John Sweeney, Chief Deputy Sheriff - Retired, Oneida County Sheriff's Office

Northeast Region

Christine Cole, VP - Executive Director, Crime and Justice Institute at CRJ
Anne Jordan, Manager of Criminal Process and Specialty Dockets, Administrative Office of the Courts
Scott McLaren, Deputy Director, DE Criminal Justice Council
(Alternate) Ganesha Martin, Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (Baltimore)


Southern Region

Kay Chopard Cohen, Chopard Consulting Inc.
Burke Fitzpatrick, Director, SC Attorney General, Crime Victim Services Division
Navin Puri, Senior Criminal Justice Planner, NC Governor's Crime Commission

Western Region

David Mauroff, Vice President of Operations, Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco
Dan Spencer, Retired former Director of Administrative Services for Alaska Departments of Public Safety (Alaska SAA) and Law
Anthony Vidale, Deputy Director and Program Manager, AZ Criminal Justice Commission

(Alternate) Scott Donaldson, Director/Chief Administrator, Collin College Law Enforcement Academy