Board of Directors


2018–19 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.

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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
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
2009 - 2010     Robert M. Lucas
2010 - 2011     Bobbi Luna
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
2017 - 2018     John W. Johnson Sr., MBA, CJM, CPM