2014 ACA election.

Position:American Correctional Association

Kathleen F. Maurer

Director of Health and Addiction Services and Medical Director

Connecticut Department of Corrections

Private Community-Based Correctional Organizations (4 positions)

President-Elect (1 Position)

Lannette Lintincum

Division Direcior of Health Services

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Lannette Linthicum, M.D., CCHP-A, FACP, has worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for more than 28 years. A graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass., she is also a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Currently the treasurer of the American Correctional Association, Lannette has served two terms as the chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and two terms on the ACA Standards Committee. Linthicum has been active in ACA's Coalition for Correctional Health Authorities as its co-chair. She has also been actively involved in many other ACA committees. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and an advanced certified health professional. She currently serves as the division director of health services for Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In 2012, Linthicum was awarded the John Phillips Award from Exeter Academy, and in 2011, she received corrections' highest award, the E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award from ACA.

Mel Williams

Superintendent (Ret.)

Willard Drug Treatment Campus

Starting as a correctional officer at Attica Correctional Facility and working up through the ranks to his final position with the department as superintendent of the Willard Drug Treatment Campus, Mel Williams worked for the New York Department of Corrections for more than 37 years. He earned his Master of Science in corrections and has received numerous awards. He has worked for Nakamoto Inc., as compliance reviewer, taught college and is currently employed as a correctional consultant. Williams serves ACA as an international security specialist, trainer and auditor. He is also the vice chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and prior chair of the membership and dual chapters/affiliates committees. He is a workshop presenter, contributor to Corrections Today, and a past Delegate Assembly representative. Williams is the president of Make A Smile and past president of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents, New York State Corrections and Youth Services and his local school board. He is a strong believer in supporting staff (fix the problem, not the person) and advocates for positive programming for inmates' reentry.

Vice President (I Position)

Robert 0. (Bob) Lampert


Wyoming Department of Corrections

Robert 0. (Bob) Lampert has more than 40 years of increasingly responsible corrections experience, from correctional officer to state agency head. He worked in corrections in the Marine Corps, as well as in the states of Texas and Oregon, before becoming director of the Wyoming Department of Corrections in 2003. Lampert has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in criminology and corrections, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Lampert serves on ACA's Commission on Professional Certification for Corrections and is chair of the Association of State Correctional Administrator's Performance Measures Committee. He is an ACA certified corrections executive and recipient of the 2013 Francke Award. Lampert is an active ACA member who wants to use his broad experience to represent ACA members from all specialties and jurisdictions.

Michael L. (Mike) Wade


Henrico County, Va.

In 1974, Michael L. (Mike) Wade began his career in law enforcement, which ultimately led to his election as sheriff of Henrico County in 1999. As sheriff, he is responsible for the supervision of two jails with an average daily population of 1,150, security for 14 judges and civil processes. He employs 350 deputies and 44 civilian employees and incurs an annual budget exceeding $34 million. His educational achievements include a Bachelor of Science in administration of justice and a master's degree in substance abuse counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. While currently serving as a Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program commissioner, he is also the vice president of ACA and is seeking re-election. In addition to his current positions, Wade has served as National Security Agency representative to the ACA Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. Under his leadership, 25 percent of the total jail population actively participates in the jail's substance abuse program. Wade takes great pride in the creation of the Summer Student Academy, which trains college students to be certified corrections officers. As vice president, Wade would focus on customer service and drug rehabilitation in corrections.

Treasurer (1 Position)

Gary C. Mohr


Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Gary C. Mohr is director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC). Appointed by Gov. John Kasich in January 2011, he is a 40-year corrections professional with a national reputation for innovative and efficient prison management. In 2002, Mohr served as deputy director and superintendent of the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Previously, he was ODRC deputy director for administration, as well as a deputy director in the agency's Office of Prisons, where he supervised, mentored and advised a region of the state's wardens. In addition, Mohr has served as warden at the Ross Correctional Institutional, Chillicothe Correctional Institution and the Correction Reception Center. From 1992 to 1994, Mohr served as director of the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice. In 2005, Mohr founded Mohr Correctional Insight, where he advised Corrections Corporation of America in areas of staff leadership and development, and implementing unit management.

Allen Peaton

Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Alabama Department of Youth Services

Allen Peaton currently works as a special assistant to the executive director of the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS). In this role, he oversees construction projects and is a policy advisor. He recently retired as DYS deputy director for administration, where he was responsible for finance, licensing and standards, staff development and training, and public information. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama and a master's degree in public administration from Auburn University. Peaton has been a member of ACA for more than 30 years. He became a certified corrections executive in 2005, and is currently a member of ACA's Commission on Professional Certification for Corrections and the Juvenile Corrections Committee. For the past four years, Peaton has represented juvenile corrections on the ACA Board of Governors.

Board of Governors

Correctional Administration (I Position)

Ricky Dixon

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Institutions

Florida Department of Corrections

Ricky Dixon is currently the deputy assistant secretary of institutions and is responsible for the overall administration and management of the department's 145 correctional facilities, which includes secure major institutions, institutional annexes, work camps, work release centers, road prisons and residential treatment centers. These facilities house more than 100,000 inmates and employ 19,256 staff. Dixon began his career in 1996 as a correctional officer and progressed through the security ranks while serving in 11 prisons throughout the state of Florida. During his career, Dixon has served as chief of security at Florida State Prison; warden in three state correctional facilities; and regional director for Region I, overseeing approximately one-third of the state's prisons. Dixon has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Florida Gulf Coast University and was recently a presenter at ACA's 2014 Winter Conference in Tampa, Fla.

Kenneth E. Lassiter

Central Region Director

North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Juvenile Justice

Kenneth E. Lassiter, current central regional director of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Juvenile Justice, began his career with the department in 1989 as a correctional officer at Odom Correctional Institution. During the next 25 years, he was promoted up through the ranks to positions such as correctional lieutenant/field training officer, superintendent II and warden. In his current role, Lassiter oversees custody, administration, programmatic and maintenance functions for the Central Prison/Medical Complex, three large institutions, four medium-size institutions and three correctional centers housing 7.000 inmates in all custody levels. He is a seasoned instructor, having led trainings in areas such as chemical munitions, gangs and firearms; and staff trainings for correctional supervisors and new wardens. Lassiter has previously served on ACA's Delegate Assembly, the Membership Committee and the Board of Governors. He has also served as the president-elect, president and past parliamentarian of the North Carolina Correctional Association; and a state representative for the Southern States Correctional Association.

Institutions (1 Position)

Kathleen Gerbing


Otisville Correctional Facility

As the current superintendent of Otisville Correctional Facility in Otisville, N.Y., Kathleen Gerbing is responsible for all operations of the 580-bed, male, medium-security facility. Her active role in the innovative John Jay College Prison to College Pipeline has been instrumental in the development of the dynamic and popular program at the facility. Gerbing began her career in corrections in 1970 in the New York State Drug Rehabilitation Program. She has taught at all levels, from the nonreader to the college student. She advanced from classroom to supervision when she was promoted in...

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