President – Marrya Briggs
Marrya L. Briggs is currently the Chief Operating Officer for TASC Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona. As COO she is responsible for monitoring and facilitating daily operations and quality control, and through executive collaboration develops and implements plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, software and personnel.
Marrya has a background in the Behavioral Health and obtained a Comprehensive Criminal Justice degree from the University of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She has been working in the Criminal Justice field since 1998. Prior to joining TASC, Inc. in 2005, Marrya accumulated extensive experience working with juvenile substance abuse offenders in residential settings.
With TASC, Inc., Marrya provided substance abuse assessments, education and group therapy to a diverse juvenile and adult offender population for local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies. As Case Manager and Diversion Program Coordinator, she provided intensive case management for specialized caseloads, managed daily operations for a large-scale Deferred Prosecution Program for Maricopa County (Metro Phoenix area), and served as liaison between TASC and the Courts.
As a former Diversion Program Coordinator, Marrya presents implementation strategies for sustainable Deferred Prosecution programs nationwide. She has also conducted presentations annually at the National TASC Conference since 2007, and performs substance abuse training throughout the community.
Marrya has been an active National TASC Board member since May, 2011, and was conference chair in 2013. She is currently serving as National TASC Board Vice President.
Member: National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA)
Member: National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
Member: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
Member: American Correctional Association (ACA)
Adult Deferred Prosecution Program
TASC, Inc. of Arizona
2234 N 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Vice President – S. Bailey Davis
S. Bailey Davis has worked for the Jefferson County Community Corrections/UAB TASC Programs for 14 years. He received his Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December 2000. Prior to working for the UAB TASC Programs, Mr. Davis worked as a counselor with a variety of populations, including people afflicted with HIV, homeless teens, and substance abuse/mental health participants. Mr. Davis has been the developer/administrator of the Bessemer Drug Court Program, along with the administrator of the Jefferson County Community Corrrections/Alternative Sentencing Program, while employed at the UAB TASC/Substance Abuse Programs. Currently, he is the Program Manager for all Jefferson County/Bessemer Cut-off operations, including all adult supervision/deferred programs, the community corrections sentencing program, adult/adolescent/family court urinalysis testing, oversight of UAB Substance Abuse Programs IOP services, and the Birmingham Fatherhood Initiative.
Community Corrections Program Manager
UAB TASC Programs
Treasurer – Susan McLaughlin
Susan K. McLaughlin is a graduate of Springfield College and has been involved in the addictions field for over 39 years. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional. Currently, she is working in the Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Unit of the Department of Health and Social Services/Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Prior to this, she was the Director of Delaware’s Treatment Access Center and was responsible for the management/supervision of a state-wide program that provided assessment, case management, referral and diversion services for both Superior Court and Court of Common Pleas drug and mental health court programs. She served as Director of Administrative Services for a not-for-profit agency developing programs for the Department of Corrections, early intervention programs for middle and high school students as well as prevention programs for pre-k and the elderly. Ms. McLaughlin serves on the Delaware Certification Board, is a member of NAADAC and as Treasurer for the National TASC organization. Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
1901 North Dupont Highway, Office 175
New Castle, DE 19720
Secretary – Karl Cetina
Mr. Cetina is the Director of Juvenile TASC for Cuyahoga County at Catholic Charities Services. Karl thrives on building cost-effective, innovative practices and initiatives through capacity building and truly understanding the necessity of collaborative community efforts as a basis for sustainability and positive outcome and is licensed in Ohio as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). Karl is the current President for the State of Ohio’s TASC Association. Member of the Executive Committee of Cuyahoga County’s Juvenile Reentry Court, Juvenile Co-Chair for Cuyahoga County’s Reentry Coalition, and past Chair of Medina County’s Family First Council. In 2006, he received the Medina County Public Schools award for outstanding community service. Karl has over 25 years of experience in public and private behavioral health care facilities, schools, criminal justice, and hospital practices. He has been employed as a counselor, family counselor, clinical supervisor, director and executive director over the span of his career.
Director of Juvenile TASC for Cuyahoga County
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland
3135 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
P: (216) 391-2064 x13
Members of the Board
Past President – Andrea Paventi
Andrea Paventi is currently the Criminal Justice Service Coordinator at Braking Point Recovery Center and is responsible for criminal justice programming for the agency and case management will follow the TASC model of case management as well as adhere to the critical elements essential to model. She was the previous director of Mahoning County TASC where she worked for 17 years and has extensive background in criminal justice programming and specialty docket knowledge. Braking Point Recovery Center is a certified residential treatment provider by the Ohio Department Mental Health and Addiction Services. Ms. Paventi was a graduate of Canfield High School and went on to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Science degree from Youngstown State University followed by a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Paventi wrote her graduate thesis on the Common Pleas Drug Court program. She is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDCIII). She was also named as a member of the National TASC Board of Director’s in October 2007. She is also a Trustee with the Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections (OJACC).
Braking Point Recovery Center
45 N. Canfield Niles Road
Austintown, OH 45515
Phone (330) 270-2380
Joseph Hodges, CASAC, has been the Project Director of TASC of Orange County in Goshen, NY for nine years. Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College and has been in the field of addiction treatment for eighteen years. In addition to his role as Project Director, Joseph provides a vast number of trainings for addiction counselors with an emphasis on working effectively with criminal justice clients. Joseph is a member of the Orange County Reentry Task Force and has served as a member of the TASC Standards and Procedures Committee for the New York State Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (OPCA). Joseph has particular interest in criminogenic thinking as a critical component of relapse prevention models for TASC clients.
TASC of Orange County
P.O. Box 583
Goshen, NY 10924
P: (845) 294-9600 x228
Michelle Miller is a native of Long Island, NY and moved to North Carolina in 1998. She obtained her B.B.A. in Accounting from Dowling College, located in Oakdale, N.Y. and a Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina located in Columbia, S.C. She has been employed with Partnership For A Drug Free NC since 2003 and has been working in the field of addictions for over 20 years. She currently is a Clinical Supervisor with Region 4 Justice Services.
Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor with the NCSAPPB (North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board). She Is a Certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer – Wyoming Protocol, Certified MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy) Trainer and Facilitator, and a Certified Grants Specialist. She is a member of the Buncombe Co. Drug & DWI Treatment Courts Management Committee. Some of her interests include speaking and/or providing trainings in her areas of interest, experience and expertise; program development and implementation.
In her spare time she enjoys volunteering and being involved with various community activities as well as working with youth, young adults and families.
PDFNC/Region 4 Justice Services
370 N. Louisiana Ave, Suite E-3
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
P: (828) 210-0541
Karen Cino LCSW and qualified Clinical Supervisor in the State of Florida has been working in the Behavioral Health field for over two decades. She has held various leadership positions at all levels that help to improve the service delivery and lives of children and families for inpatient, outpatient, school based services, day treatment and residential programs.
Karen is currently the director with Human Services Associates with the TASC program for 4 circuits throughout the state of Florida. These circuits cover almost one dozen counties statewide. She serves as a member of various children’s cabinets and committees throughout these counties. She is also a member of the Juvenile Justice Board for the 9th Judicial Circuit in the state of Florida. She has supervised many registered interns who have gone on to obtain state licensure. She is also a CANS ( child, adolescent, needs, and strengths) certified trainer. This is a evidenced based tool that is used throughout the country in various types of family team planning models.
In her spare time Karen is fully immersed in her teenage son’s athlete activities and has served as the team mom for his football team for the past 7 years. She also loves to travel and is a avid reader and enjoys entertaining and cooking.
Director, Human Services Associates
Tania Peterson Chandler, Esq
After graduating from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in Legal Studies, Tania Peterson Chandler, Esq. began her career in social services working as a Court Advocate for an alternative-to-incarceration program. While working fulltime she also earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Policy and Planning and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. She is a member of both the New Jersey and New York State bars. She is currently the Vice President of Operations for EAC Network, a not-for-profit human service agency with a network of 72 programs throughout Long Island and New York City. Among these programs are the Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC) programs that EAC Network has been operating in New York since 1978. EAC Network’s TASC programs provide alternative to detention, alternative to incarceration and re-entry services for the substance abusing and mentally ill population in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk and Rockland Counties.
Regional Director – NYC Services
P: 718-237-9404 Ext. 213
Bridget C. Kiely
Bridget C. Kiely, Director for Northern Illinois TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) is a leader within the TASC agency and Winnebago County in providing effective and accessible treatment to individuals involved in the criminal justice system with addictive disorders. Ms. Kiely’s expertise includes behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, co-occurring disorders, evidence based practices, domestic violence intervention, toxicology testing, clinical case management, recovery management, staff supervision and evaluation, and therapeutic jurisprudence.
Ms. Kiely is a noted presenter in the field of addiction and criminal justice, and has received numerous awards for her contribution to the field. She has participated in public hearings, advocated and educated legislators regarding statutory law and policies, and has provided consultation to many criminal justice systems on design and implementation of drug courts. Ms. Kiely has been with TASC over 30 years.
Director, Northern Illinois TASC
401 W. State Street, Suite 700
Rockford, IL 61101
P: 815-965-1106 x10228
Cheyenne Watson, MACJ
Cheyenne Watson currently serves as the Program Diversion Manager. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the adult Deferred Prosecution Program as well as maintaining working relationships with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, defense attorneys and general public. Cheyenne gained experience in the criminal justice field by working as a Court Services Representative in local government after graduating from Arizona State University in 2014, where she obtained her MA in Criminal Justice. Cheyenne performed her undergraduate studies at Fontbonne University in Saint Louis, MO where she graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Corporate Communications while serving as the Legal Administrator for one of the nation’s largest automobile services providers. Cheyenne has been working in the legal services field since 2008.
Diversion Program Manager, TASC Inc., AZ
4016 N. Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85017
P: 602-254-7328 EXT. 120