Board of Directors

2020–2021 AJA Officers and Board of Directors

Marsha P. Travis, CJM, CCM, Director of Standards for the Davidson County Sheriff's Office in Nashville, Tennessee, was sworn in Monday, April 6 as President of the American Jail Association. Moments after being installed by Immediate Past President Elias A. Diggins on a conference call, President Travis issued the oath of office to the 2020-2021 Board of Directors.
President Travis called the non-traditional, swearing-in ceremony an "unusually historical situation" and thanked everyone for their patience and understanding as jails nationwide navigate uncertainty.
The governing body of AJA is the Board of Directors. The Board is the final authority on all matters pertaining to the management of AJA. It sets policies for AJA and relies upon elected officers, staff, and committees to implement or to develop plans to implement those policies. The Board is ultimately accountable to the membership of AJA.


AJA thanks all of its Board members for their diligent service to the Association and to the field of local corrections.

Our Executive Board

 
Marsha

Marsha P. Travis,
CJM, CCM

President

Director of Standards and Accountability
Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
Nashville, TN

Amanda

Amanda Lambert,
CJM

President-Elect

Major/Director of Support Services Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center
Manassas, VA

Darren

Darren Sieger,
MS, CJM

1st Vice President

Assistant Director - Administration Broward Sheriff’s Office
Department of Detention
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Marsha

Louis A. Quiñones Jr.,
MS, CCE, CPM, CJM

2nd Vice President

Chief of Corrections
Orange County Corrections Department
Orlando, FL 
 

Amanda

Shawn Laughlin,
MCJ, CJM

3rd Vice President

Commander
Broomfield Police Detention and Training Center Support Services Division
Broomfield, CO

Darren

Sam L. Davis,
MA, CJM

Secretary

Adjunct Staff
Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
East Lansing, MI
 
Eddit

Eddie K. Lance,
CJM

Treasurer

Jail Administrator (Retired)
Transylvania County Sheriff's Office Southern Software Internal Sales Specialist
Southern Pines, NC 

Elias

Elias A. Diggins,
MPA, CJM, CCE

Immediate Past President

Sheriff
Denver Sheriff Department
Denver, CO

 

Mark

Mark Archambeau 
CJO, CCE, CCM

1-Year Term

Correctional Specialist United States Marine Corps (Retired)
Elizabeth City, NC

 

Cavin

Cavin Harley,
CJM

1-Year Term

Special Projects Manager
Smart Communications
Charleston, SC

Leslie

Robert Leslie Hood, 
CJM

1-Year Term

Lieutenant 
Shelby County Sheriff's Office Columbiana, AL

Darren

Reese G. Walker,
CJM


1-Year Term

Administrative Captain
Shelby County Division of Corrections
Memphis, TN
Tiffany

Tiffany Mass,
MA, CJM

2-Year Term

Jail Administrator
Pottawattamie County Jail
Council Bluffs, IA 


Gary

Gary Palmer
 

2-Year Term

Colonel/Executive Director
Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Detention & Community Programs
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Darren

Joli Rish Shumpert,
CJM, CCM, CBHC-CO

2-Year Term

Lieutenant/Accreditation and Standards Compliance Manager
Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
Richland County, Columbia, SC 

Denise

Michael Tolerico,
CJM, CPM

2-Year Term

Warden
Passaic County Sheriff's Office Patterson, NJ

 

Melissa

Denise Diamond,
BA

3-Year Term

Captain
Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Portland, OR


Mark

Mark Foxall,
PhD, CJM

3-Year Term

Community Service Associate University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Administration and Community Service
Omaha, NE

Eddit

Melissa McClellan,
CJM

3-Year Term

Captain/Jail Administrator
Corrective Services Division
Oakland County Sheriff's Office
Pontiac, MI

 

Yeber

Anthony Yeber,
MPA, MSCJ, CJM

3-Year Term

Captain/Facility Supervisor
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center
Miami, FL

Cornita

Cornita A. Riley,
MPA, CJM, CPM, CCE

Sergeant-at-Arms

Chief of Corrections (Retired)
Orange County Corrections Department
Orlando, FL

 

Johnson

John W. Johnson,  
PhD, CJM, CPM

Parliamentarian

Division Chief Program Services Division Support Services
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department
Miami, FL 

Hosea

   Hosea Cannon, Jr.

   Chaplain 

   Chaplain/Programs Coordinator
   Denver Sheriff Department
   Denver, CO


Bob

Robert J. Kasabian,
MBA

Executive Director

American Jail Association
Hagerstown, MD


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