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DCA Liaison Committee

DCA Liaison Committee

Mission

Summary

Act as a liaison to improve the communication and relationship between Commissioners and Deputy Compact Administrators. Provide a mechanism for DCAs to communicate concerns or needs.


Chair

Sara Andrews

Director, Ohio

Sara Andrews Photo

Biography

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 a 31 member group chaired by the Chief Justice of Ohio. Ten

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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 a 31 member group chaired by the Chief Justice of Ohio. Ten members of the Commission are judges appointed by the Chief Justice, 12 members are appointed by the Governor, 2 cabinet directors, 2 state agency leaders as well as 4 members of the General Assembly serve on the Commission. It is responsible for reviewing Ohio's sentencing statutes and sentencing patterns, and to make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding statutory changes.

Before her appointment as the Director of the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, Sara was a more than 20 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.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.

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Vice Chair

Vacant


Members

First Name Last Name State Title Roles Profile Email
Elizabeth Powell District of Columbia DCA Parole & Probation Full Profile elizabeth.powell@csosa.gov
Tim Strickland Florida DCA Parole & Probation Full Profile Timothy.Strickland@fdc.myflorida.com
Judy Mesick Idaho DCA Parole & Probation Full Profile jmesick@idoc.idaho.gov
Matthew Billinger Kansas DCA Parole & Probation Full Profile Matthew.Billinger@ks.gov
Cathy Gordon Montana Commissioner / Compact Administrator / DCA Parole & Probation Full Profile cagordon@mt.gov
Deon McDaniel Nevada DCA / DPS Lieutenant Parole & Probation Full Profile dmcdaniel@dps.state.nv.us
Sara Andrews Ohio Commissioner / Compact Administrator Parole & Probation Full Profile sara.andrews@sc.ohio.gov
Kevin Duckworth Oklahoma Commissioner / Compact Administrator Parole & Probation Full Profile kevin.duckworth@doc.ok.gov
Margaret Thompson Pennsylvania DCA Probation - Incoming & Outgoing County Cases Parole & Probation Full Profile mthompson@pa.gov
Donna Pratt Vermont DCA Parole & Probation Full Profile donna.pratt@vermont.gov
Julie Lohman Virginia DCA Parole & Probation Full Profile julie.lohman@vadoc.virginia.gov
Diann Skiles West Virginia Commissioner / Compact Administrator Parole & Probation Full Profile Diann.E.Skiles@wv.gov