Additional names will be listed as pending certifications are finalized.
Auditors submitted the bio information found below. The National PREA Resource Center posted only those bios from certified auditors who consented and made only minor spelling, punctuation, and grammar changes.
Mary Achilles is the owner of Achilles Consulting Services in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. With over 25 years’ experience within the criminal justice system, including serving as Pennsylvania’s first victim advocate, Mary is a skilled change agent whose expertise extends to communications, media relations, crisis management, policy and procedure development, creation and implementation of strategic training programs, and consultation on effective organizational change. Prior to her gubernatorial appointment as victim advocate, Mary served as the director of victim services for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC), and prior to that, she was director of victim services for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. More recently, she was a high-level consultant with Cardinal Justin Rigali of the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on organizational response to trauma and victimization both internally and externally in response to sexual assault by clergy. Mary’s other clients have included the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty, and the Juvenile Court Judges Commission. Mary is a certified rape crisis counselor in Pennsylvania, a trained community crisis responder, and a training consultant for the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime.
Mary Ann is currently the administrative services manager for the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) and is the facility Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) coordinator. In addition, she supervises the facility American Correctional Association (ACA) process, staff training, the offender disciplinary process, fire/life safety process, and staff in those positions. She has worked for the DOC over 25 years in a variety of positions and is currently an ACA auditor, security auditor, and DOC internal PREA auditor.
James is retired after 21 years in the air force, and he is retired after 17 years with the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC), where he worked as a corrections officer, classification director, resident unit manager, and personnel director, and he was on executive staff upon retirement in October 2002. Since that time, he has been doing audits for the American Correctional Association (ACA), with a total of 182 audits. Of those audits, he has chaired 114 and was a member on 68. James has audited everything from adult community residential facilities to adult prisons (including everything from minimum to maximum security), as well as training academies and central offices.
Marva is currently a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit administrator with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and has been employed by the department for 17 years. Previously, she was a Northwest regional operations manager and unit management chief.
Melinda retired as a Captain from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office in Lawrenceville, Georgia and started Melinda Allen & Associates LLC, a PREA Auditing and consulting business. Melinda worked in law enforcement for 28 years prior to becoming a PREA Auditor.
Harley is currently an investigator for the internal affairs branch of the Kentucky DOC. He has been in this position for two years. Previously, he was a district supervisor for the DOC’s Division of Probation and Parole. Harley was also a probation and parole officer for five years, where he was a sex offender supervision officer two of those years. He also has 11 years of experience working various positions for the DOC’s Division of Adult Institutions.
Shamroque is currently a correctional lieutenant for the Oregon DOC and has been for 18 years. She has a great deal of experience in a wide variety of areas, mostly with male facilities and in the Oregon Youth Authority. Her current role at Oregon State Penitentiary is that of a special functions lieutenant/PREA liaison, where she works corroboratively with the special investigations unit and state police on any sensitive information that surfaces.
La Cole is currently the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) coordinator for the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC). She has been working with PREA since 2004. She has experience working as a corrections officer, parole officer, criminal investigator and community corrections. She is Peace Officer Standards Trained (POST) in the state of Colorado. In addition, she has a Master Of Public Administration and teaches criminal justice and public administration classes.
John is CEO of Kern Bridges Youth Homes and a licensed clinical social worker. He holds a master’s degree in psychology from California State University, San Bernadino and a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University. John has worked with youth in out-of-home care for over 34 years.
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