MissionSummaryResponsible for guiding and overseeing the administration of all Commission activities and for acting on behalf of the Commission, as permitted by the Compact, during the interim between Commission meetings. RosterMembership
Director, Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission
Sara Andrews serves as the Director of the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, effective January 2015. In 1990, the General Assembly created the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission by statute. The Commission is chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio. The Commission is responsible for conducting a review of Ohio’s sentencing statutes and sentencing patterns, and making recommendations regarding necessary statutory changes. The Commission consists of 31 members, 10 of whom are judges appointed by the Chief Justice.
Before her appointment as the Director of the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, Sara was a more than twenty year veteran with the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, holding a number of leadership positions, most recently as the Deputy Director of the Division of Parole and Community Services (DPCS) and Chief of the Adult Parole Authority (APA). In that role, she managed the Ohio Parole Board, the Office of Victim Services, the Bureau of Research, Office of Offender Reentry and Religious Services, Jail inspection and oversight, community supervision, fugitive and interstate compact operations, and DRC funded community corrections throughout the State of Ohio. She was also the Ohio Commissioner and national Chair of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision and continues to serve in that capacity.
Sara’s academic background includes a B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and M.S. degree from the University of Dayton, Ohio. She is a member of Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections, the American Probation and Parole Association, serves as an appointed member of the Attorney General’s Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway Steering Committee and Advisory Board, the Commission on Technology and the Courts of the Ohio Supreme Court, served as a member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty and most recently represents the Chief Justice on Governor Kasich’s Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations.
In her community and affiliated with her daughter’s High School rowing team Sara serves as a trustee and Vice-President of the not for profit organization, Upper Arlington Crew. Sara is also a recipient of the United States Attorney General’s William French Smith award, the 2013 Ohio Community Corrections Association President’s award, 2013 Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections Bennett J. Cooper award, 2014 Interstate Compact Adult Offender Supervision Executive Director’s Leadership award.
Community Corrections, Department of Corrections
Jeremiah Stromberg is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Community Corrections for the Oregon Department of Corrections. This role includes oversight of the community corrections grant in aid funding; development of statewide legislation, policies, and rules that govern community corrections; Jail Inspections; liaison between the Counties of Oregon and the Department of Corrections, and Interstate Compact.
Jeremiah served on the Oregon Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision from 2009–2012, first as the Executive Director before being appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber as a member of the Board.
From 1997–2009, he worked for Multnomah County Department of Community Justice in Portland, Oregon in a variety of roles including: Lead of the Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Unit within the Juvenile Detention Center; Manager of the Adult Secure Residential Treatment Program; Manager of the START Drug Court; Manager of the Parole and Probation Domestic Violence Unit, and finally Manager of the Local Control Supervision Unit.
Executive Officer, Department of Corrections
Charles Lauterbach is an Executive Officer with the Iowa Department of Corrections. He has worked in community-based corrections since February, 1988. He has held the positions of Job Developer, Probation/Parole Officer, Residential Counselor, and Community Corrections Service Representative. Charles was appointed Iowa’s Compact Administrator in September, 1997. In that role he served on the Probation and Parole Compact Administrators’ Association’s Training Committee, Finance Committee, and Nominations Committee.
Upon adoption in 2001 of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, Charles continued to serve as Iowa’s Compact Administrator. In May, 2009 he was appointed Iowa’s Commissioner.
Charles holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, West Des Moines Campus. Charles chaired the Commission’s Deputy Compact Administrators Liaison Committee in 2010. Since 2010 Charles has served as the Commission’s Treasurer.