Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

List of Certified Auditors

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.  

Teresa
Abreu
Chicago, IL
Date certified
Certification
Juvenile Facilities

Teresa is the deputy executive director of Administrative and Legal Services and serves as the chief legal counsel for the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Juvenile Detention Center (JTDC). She served as the JTDC acting executive director for 2.5 years. Prior to the JTDC, Teresa was a Cook County assistant state’s attorney in the Criminal and Civil Bureaus of the State’s Attorney's Office. She was appointed to the National Work Group for the National Center for Youth in Custody.

Mary
Achilles
Mechanicsburg, PA
Date certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

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.

Jama
Acuff
Sharpsburg, GA
Date certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Jama Acuff has over 35 years of experience in the field of corrections. She retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons where she served in positions of increasing responsibility including Chief of Strategic Management, Associate Warden and Regional Administrator, with expertise in auditing, strategic planning, staff training, administration, and inmate programs. After retirement she worked on contract assignments performing performance audits for the U. S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.

Brad
Adams
Burgin, KY
Date certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Brad is currently an administrative section supervisor for the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC). He was a previous quality assurance manager with Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and served in many different roles within CCA and KDOC to include security, programs and administration.

S. Rene
Adams-Kinzel
Pittsburgh, PA
Date certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Rene is currently a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) compliance manager and corrections classification and program manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) at the State Correctional Institution in Pittsburgh. She has been with the department for 15 years. Prior to her employment with the Pennsylvania DOC, she was a mental health counselor at an inpatient psychiatric facility.

James
Aguiar
Ocala, FL
Date certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

James is currently the Accreditation Manager at the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. He has been in corrections since 1986. He is also an American Correctional Association (ACA) auditor, FCAC auditor; a Florida Model Jail inspector; and the coordinator of a local peer review team, which includes eight different county facilities.

Ana
Aguirre
Austin, TX
Date certified
Certification
Juvenile Facilities
Adult Facilities
Tami
Aiken
Little Rock, AR
Date certified
Certification
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Tami is a deputy warden with the Arkansas Department of Correction and has worked in law enforcement and corrections for over 23 years. She has held the position of agency PREA coordinator, Security Threat Terrorist Groups (STTG) coordinator, lead trainer, and curriculum developer and works as the lead policy developer for PREA and STTG-related issues. She is actively involved in developing the agency’s approach to implementing a victim services program with community-based resources.

Andrew
Albright
Columbus, OH
Date certified
Certification
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Andrew is currently the chief compliance officer for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Within this capacity, Andrew serves as both the agency Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) coordinator and agency American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation administrator. Andrew’s correctional experience spans across 19 years and includes working in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and for two private correctional operators. Andrew was nationally recognized and awarded the inaugural 2014 ACA Accreditation Manager of the Year. 

Mary Ann
Aldrich
Canon City, CO
Date certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

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.