2018 ACA Election: Candidates and Voting Instructions.

Position:American Correctional Association

This year's slate of candidates was selected by ACA's Nominating Committee during its meeting on April 19, 2018. Candidates were chosen for president-elect, vice president and treasurer positions, along with nominees to the Board of Governors, the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and the Delegate Assembly. Candidates for all the positions are listed on the following pages, along with brief summaries of their backgrounds.

You are eligible to vote in this year's election if your ACA membership was paid through Sept. 1, 2018. The following membership categories have one vote:

* Professional I

* Professional II

* Executive Gold

* Life

* Supporting Patron

* Organizational

* Affiliate with Representation

Your ballot is attached to the cover of this magazine, including the postage-paid return envelope. You may also vote online at https://www.esc-vote.com/aca2018. The website opens Sept. 1, 2018. You will need your ACA membership ID number to vote. Your member number can be found above your name on the mailing label of this magazine and/or on your membership card. You can also call (800) 222-5646, ext. 0121, to obtain your member number. You must have your member number for the paper ballot and the Web ballot.

Paper ballots should be mailed to:

American Correctional Association

c/o Election Services Corporation

P.O. Box 9020

Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

The closing date for the election is Oct. 1, 2018. Paper ballots must be postmarked by Oct. 1, 2018.

Web voting will close at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Oct. 1, 2018.


President-Elect (1 Position)

Robert Green (MD)


Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation

Robert Green has been a presenter and consultant for more than 20 years in the areas of correctional management, leadership development and program implementation. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Jail Association and the American Correctional Association Standards Commission. Green is currently the director of the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, and is a well-established local and state public safety leader. He is an accomplished correctional professional with more than 30 years of correctional experience. He is also currently chairmen of the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards and is serving an appointment to the Maryland Justice Reinvestment Council.

Tony C. Parker (TN)


Tennessee Department of Correction

Commissioner Tony Parker began his career with the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) as a correctional officer at Lake County Regional Correctional Facility in 1983. He served as correctional corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, associate warden of security and deputy warden. He served as warden at Northwest Correctional Complex and the West Tennessee State Penitentiary, later becoming the west region correctional administrator. In 2011, Parker was promoted to assistant commissioner of prisons, and in 2016 appointed as commissioner of TDOC by Governor Bill Haslam. Parker received a master's degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee. Parker serves on ACA's Delegate Assembly, Standards Committee and is vice chairman of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.

Vice President (1 Position)

Kevin Bovenkamp (WA)

Administrator, Health Services

Washington State Department of Corrections

Kevin Bovenkamp began his career with the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) in 1995 as a community corrections officer. He has held varied positions within corrections including: a training specialist and training administrator, performance administrator, correctional operations regional administrator and community corrections officer and administrator. He joined the Health Services Division as a health services administrator in 2011, supervising seven health services managers with oversight at seven correctional facilities. Bovenkamp has served as the assistant secretary for the Health Services Division, overseeing all DOC health care operations since 2013. He received his B.A. in criminal justice from Seattle University in 1992. Bovenkamp actively engages in strategic planning, workforce development, quality improvement and development of strategic partnerships.

Tony M. Wilkes (TN)

Chief of Corrections

Davidson County Sheriff's Office

Tony M. Wilkes began his career in 1987 as a correctional officer at the Jerry Newson Center. He transferred to the Criminal Justice Center as the master control operator in 1991. Wilkes was promoted to administrative services officer at the CJC, and became the CJC chief of security. He transferred to the Correctional Development Center as chief of security, and was appointed administrator of the institution in 2002. Wilkes became DCSO's first-ever site administrator for the Sheriff's Correctional Complex in 2006 and in 2008 was DCSO'S first-ever chief of corrections. Wilkes received a B.S. from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the ACA and served as board of governor for Adult Local Detention, Staff Safety and Security Committee. Wilkes serves as ACA's Executive Committee Treasurer for 2017-2019.

Treasurer (1 Position)

John W. Johnson (FL)

Chief, Correctional Division

Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department

Chief John W. Johnson began his career in 1995 as a correctional officer and has served in several correctional positions, including correctional lieutenant and correctional captain. Johnson was promoted to his current rank of correctional divisional chief in 2017 and is assigned to the Program Services Division. He is responsible for several bureaus, including the Re-entry Services Bureau and the Monitor Release Bureau. Johnson received a master's degree in business administration and completed coursework for a doctorate of philosophy on public-safety leadership. Johnson has received professional certifications with the ACA as an auditor and has served as a delegate for the ACA. He has served as a consultant for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the National Institute of Corrections.

Denise M. Robinson (OH)

President, CEO


Denise M. Robinson has served on the Advisory Board for Columbus State Community College. She served as chair of the Community Corrections Network, International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA), and served on the board of the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) where she served as president. Robinson is currently the president and CEO of Alvis and has increased the annual budget in her time there. Robinson received a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University. Her awards include the E.R. Cass Award from ACA; Margaret Mead Award from ICCA; President's Award from ICPA; Jonathan Jasper Wright Award from the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; and she is a member of the Young Women's Christian Association Academy for Women of Achievement.

Board of Governors

  1. Institutions: (1 Position)

    Ennice L. Hobbs Jr. (WA)

    Deputy Director, Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility

    Army Corrections Command, Joint Base Lew!s-McChord, Washington

    Ennice L. Hobbs Jr. has served in law enforcement for over 42 years, first in the United States Army where he completed 24 years of service as a military police officer and corrections officer performing at all levels before retiring in 2000. He continued serving in various correctional positions with Washington State Department of Corrections working with juvenile offenders, female offenders and later male offenders before assuming his current assignment as the deputy director, Northwestern Joint Regional Correction Facility (NWJRCF), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he has served for over 17 years. Hobbs has received numerous awards and recognitions, including Certified Corrections Executive, Corrections Officer of the Year and Austin MacCormick Awardee.

    Joe Page III (AR)


    Arkansas Department of Correction

    Joe Page III has worked for the Arkansas Department of Correction since 2004. He was promoted to deputy warden at the Newport Complex in Newport, Arkansas in 2009. Page was promoted to warden of the Delta Regional Unit in 2016. Page received a M.S. in criminal justice from Bethel University and a B.A. in criminal justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is an adjunct faculty member for Shorter College instructing incarcerated students for Second Chance Pell Grant. He is an adjunct faculty member for Arkansas State University-Newport in the criminology department and serves on the Criminal Justice Board for Arkansas State University-Newport. Page plans to use his experience to actively participate in his role for ACA as a member of the Board of Governors.

  2. Probation: (1 Position)

    Allen Godfrey (MN)

    Director, Field Services

    State of Minnesota

    Allen Godfrey began his career working with juveniles in Hennepin County's residential facility in 1984 and has served as a probation officer, supervisor and deputy director in Dakota County and Scott County Community Corrections. He is currently the field services director for the State of Minnesota. He is also the commissioner for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS). Godfrey received a master's degree in human services planning and administration. He initiated the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, which led to the reduction of juveniles in detention, and the implementation of specialty courts during his time in Dakota County. Godfrey is a member of the State EBP Policy Committee, serves on the Minnesota Specialty Court Advisory Committee and Compliance Chair for ICAOS.

    Stephanie MacDonald (VA)

    Chief Probation and Parole Officer

    Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC)

    Stephanie MacDonald began her career with the VADOC as a surveillance officer in 2000 and was promoted to a probation officer in 2001...

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