2024-2025 Board of Directors


2024–2025 AJA Officers and Board of Directors

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. Click here for the contact information of the 2024-2025 Officers and Board of Directors.
 

Our Executive Committee and Board of Directors 

PRESIDENT


Shawn C. Laughlin,
MCJ, CJM

Commander
Broomfield Police Detention and Training Ctr Support Service Div 
Broomfield, Colorado 
 

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Leslie

    Robert Leslie Hood,
    BS, CJM
  

    Lieutenant 
    Shelby County Sheriff's Office
    Columbiana, Alabama



 

1ST VICE PRESIDENT

Anthony

     Anthony Yeber,
     MPA, MSCJ, CJM

     Captain/Bureau Supervisor
     Miami-Dade Corrections &                       Rehabilitation Department
     Miami, Florida

 

2ND VICE PRESIDENT

Shaun

Shaun Klucznik,
MA, CJM

Major/Jail Administrator 
Judicial Services Bureau Commander Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
Brooksville, Florida

3RD VICE PRESIDENT

Elsie

Elsie Judon,
MS, CJM

Lt. Colonel/Director of Operations       
Broward Sheriff's Office
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
 

SECRETARY

Darren

Sam L. Davis,
MA, CJM

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

TREASURER

Eddie

     Eddie K. Lance


Jail Administrator (Retired)
Transylvania County SO
Regional Sales Manager
Southern Software, Inc
Seneca, South Carolina

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Anthony

Louis Quinones, Jr., 
CCE, CJM


Chief of Corrections
Orange County Corrections Department
Orlando, Florida
 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Chris

     Chris Daniels,
     MPA, CAE

American Jail Association
Hagerstown, Maryland


 



 

1-YEAR TERM

Cavin

Laura Bedard, PhD
CJM

Chief of Corrections
Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Sanford, Florida

1-YEAR TERM

Sonya

Sonya J. Gillespie

Chief, Employee Relations
Denver Sheriff Administration
Denver, Colorado

1-YEAR TERM

Lisa

Lisa Peck,
CJM

Lieutenant
Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Grand Junction, Colorado

1-YEAR TERM

Henry

Henry Reyes,
MAM, MPA, CJM, CCE, NCCE

Chief Deputy (Retired)
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office
Fort Worth, Texas

2-YEAR TERM

Melissa

Denise Diamond,
CJM

Captain
Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office
Portland, Oregon

2-YEAR TERM

Sonya

     Jonathan Ede,
     MSCJ, CJM

Captain  
Travis County Sheriff’s Office  
Austin, Texas 

2-YEAR TERM

Mark

Mark Foxall,
PhD, CJM

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

2-YEAR TERM

 Cavin

Diana Knapp,
MS, CJM, CCE

Director
Jackson County Department of Corrections
Kansas City, Missouri
 

3-YEAR TERM

Melissa

     Jeffrey M. Begue,
     CJM

     Captain       
     Stark County Sheriff’s Office
     Canton, Ohio


 

3-YEAR TERM

Melissa

     Dorothy Harris
     MBA, CJM

     Major, Juvenile Detention Center               Director           
     Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center
     North Charleston, SC

 

3-YEAR TERM

Jeff

     Fred W. Meyer,
      MA, CJM, CCHP

     Deputy Chief (Retired) 
     Managing Director, NCCHC 
     Resources 
     National Commission on Correctional       Health Care  
     Las Vegas, Nevada

3-YEAR TERM

Linda

     Jared Schechter,
     MS, CJM, CCM

Director
Jackson County Department of Corrections
Kansas City, Missouri

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Eddit

Mane Martirosyan,
MSSW, CSW

Executive Administrator
Louisville Metro Department
of Corrections
Louisville, Kentucky
 

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Stefanie

Stefanie Bush,
CJM

Assistant Jail Administrator 
Scott County Sheriff's Office -
Jail Division
Davenport, Iowa

CHAPLAIN

Linda

    Linda Ahrens,
    Chaplain

    Founding Volunteer Chaplain
    for Staff
    Cook County Sheriff's Office 
    Chicago, Illinois 

 

MEDICAL ADVISOR

Jeff

Marc F. Stern,
MD, MPH

Affiliate Assistant Professor
University of Washington
School of Public Health
Seattle, Washington

 


 

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