Board of Directors

2017–18 AJA Officers and Board of Directors

For a complete listing of the current members of the American Jail Association Board of Directors, including their Board position, agency, title/rank, and contact e-mail address, click here.

We thank all our Board members for their diligent service to the Association and to the field of local corrections.

Our Past Presidents

1981 - 1982     John Newhart (Chairman of the Board)
1981 - 1983     Ray Coleman (Charter President)
1983 - 1984     Norman R. Cox
1984 - 1985     Larry Ard
1985 - 1986     James Gondles
1986 - 1987     Thomas R. Barry
1987 - 1988     Samuel F. Saxton
1988 - 1989     Paul E. Bailey
1989 - 1990     James W. Painter
1990 - 1991     Norma Phillips Lammers
1991 - 1992     David M. Parrish, CJM
1992 - 1993     Richard G. Kiekbusch, Ph.D.
1993 - 1994     Merry Gay McMackin
1994 - 1995     Robert Bud Kerr
1995 - 1996     Thomas N. Faust
1996 - 1997     Sally Chandler Halford
1997 - 1998     Thomas B. Slyter, Jr.
1998 - 1999     Bryan L. Hill
1999 - 2000     Mark Fitzgibbons
2000 - 2001     Gerry D. Billy
2001 - 2002     Walter R. Smith
2002 - 2003     Timothy P. Ryan, CJM
2003 - 2004     Peter Perroncello, MS, CJM, CCT, CCHP
2004 - 2005     Anthony Callisto
2005 - 2006     Robert W. Patterson, III, CJM
2006 - 2007     Joseph W. Oxley
2007 - 2008     James M. Hart, CJM, CCE
2008 - 2009     Jon D. Hess, CJM
2009 - 2010     Robert M. Lucas
2010 - 2011     Bobbi Luna, CJM
2011 - 2012     Frank R. Hecht
2012 - 2013     Kim Spadaro, MS, CJM
2013 - 2014     Estéban Gonzalez, CJM, CCT
2014 - 2015    Jamie Lynn Clayton, CJM
2015 - 2016    Mitch L. Lucas
2016 - 2017    Wayne Dicky, CJM, CCE