President – S. Bailey Davis
S. Bailey Davis has worked for the UAB School of Medicine/UAB TASC Programs for 18 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 individuals with severe substance use disorder/mental health diagnosis. Currently, he is the Director of Justice Programs/UAB School of Medicine, including oversight over all adult criminal/ adolescent/family related treatment court programs, community corrections programs (front end diversion and reentry), adolescent prevention and mentoring programs, and pretrial release services for Jefferson County, AL.
Vice President – Karl Cetina
Karl M. Cetina received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Mount Union and his master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Cleveland State University. He is the Director of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (T.A.S.C.) at Catholic Charities Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Cetina is a founding member of the Executive Committee for Cuyahoga County’s Juvenile Reentry Court and the Co-Chairman for the Transitional Youth Committee for Cuyahoga County’s Reentry Coalition. He recently served three years as President for the State of Ohio’s T.A.S.C. Association. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for National T.A.S.C.
He is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Clinical Supervisor with over twenty-five years’ experience and has been employed as a counselor, consultant, clinical supervisor, director and executive director over the span of his career.
Mr. Cetina thrives on program development and building cost-effective, innovative, initiatives via capacity building through strong collaborative community efforts that will provide ongoing sustainability and produce positive outcomes.
Treasurer – Susan McLaughlin
Susan K. McLaughlin is a graduate of Springfield College and has been involved in the addictions field for over 40 years.
Currently, she is working in the Performance Improvement Unit at Connections CSP, Inc., which is the largest provider of mental health and substance abuse services in Delaware.
Prior to her recent retirement from the State of Delaware she held various administrative positions in the Quality Improvement and Eligibility and Enrollment Units for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. She also acted as DUI appeals coordinator and was Director of Delaware’s Treatment Access Center (TASC) for eleven years. As TASC Director she 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. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional. Ms. McLaughlin is President of the Delaware Certification Board, is a member of NAADAC and serves as Treasurer for the National TASC organization.
Secretary – Michelle Miller
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 Insight Human Services Inc. since 2003 and has been working in the field of behavioral health services 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 and a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers), Certified MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy) Trainer and Facilitator, Certified Breaking the Chains of Trauma Trainer and Facilitator, Certified Grants Specialist. She is a member of the Buncombe Co. Drug & Sobriety 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.
Michelle has been an active National TASC Board member since 2014 and currently serving as National TASC Board Secretary.
Past 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
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Members of the Board
Joseph Hodges has been the Project Director of TASC of Orange County in Goshen, NY, for 14 years. Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College and has been in the field of addiction treatment for 23 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.
Karen Cino is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida and a qualified supervisor for interns looking to obtain licensure. She works for a large behavioral health care company called Aspire Health partners and have been with them for twenty years. Her current job is as a clinical manager of juvenile TASC in four counties in central Florida. She has been in the behavioral health care field for over twenty five years working with youths, juveniles, adults, families, and couples in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, homes, schools, and wherever was most comfortable to the client. In her downtime she loves to travel, cook, and spend time with her teenager.
Karen Cino LCSW
Tania Peterson Chandler
Tania Peterson Chandler is Vice President of Operations at EAC Network. Tania began her career in social services working as a Court Advocate for an alternative-to-incarceration program after graduating from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in Legal Studies. 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. Since 1997 she has been working for EAC Network, a not-for-profit human service agency with a network of over 100 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 Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk and Rockland Counties.
Cheyenne Watson currently serves as the Diversion Program Manager for TASC, Inc. AZ. 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.
Leah Vail Compton
Leah Compton M.A., M.B.A. is currently the Vice President of Forensic Services at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare which provides comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment, case management, court advocacy, and supportive services in 11 rural, North Florida counties. The Forensic Program employs 24 professional staff and provides treatment and prevention services to individuals who have a chronic mental illness and/or substance abuse and have legal/criminal involvement. Under her leadership, the Forensic program was awarded the 2017 National Council for Behavioral Health Award of Excellence in Behavioral Healthcare Management.
Compton has been in Forensic Services since 1999 and at Meridian since 2005. Prior to becoming Meridian’s Forensic Vice President, she provided direct services to the Forensic individuals who were FS 916. Throughout the years, she has also provided community outreach by offering Forensic Evidence Based Practices Trainings and public presentations to a variety of audiences including law enforcement, social workers, social service organizations, jail personnel, probationary personnel, court stakeholders and conferences.
Compton has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University, a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is a certified trainer of the CIT, SOAR, and Mental Health First Aid. She was awarded Administrator/Supervisor of the Year by The Florida Council for Community Mental Health in 2014/2015.
Rhonda Blaney is a Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Clinical Supervisor. She currently manages the Cuyahoga County Adult TASC Program in Cleveland Ohio. The program provides Substance Use Disorder Assessments, Case Management, Gender Specific Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Non-Intensive Outpatient Treatment.
Rhonda obtained a Master of Science Degree from Tiffin University in Criminal Justice- Forensic Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cleveland State University in Social Work and an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Cuyahoga Community College in Community Mental Health Technology.
Rhonda currently serves as a member of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court Advisory Board, Cuyahoga County Drug Court Advisory Board, Secretary of the Ohio TASC Association and the National TASC Board of Directors.
In her spare time she enjoys attending church and participating in community service events as a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Jennifer Saphara is currently the Regional Director for Region 1 TASC of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.; she is responsible for oversight of TASC operations in 32 counties within Eastern North Carolina. She has been employed with Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. since 2001.
In addition to her role as Regional Director, Jennifer manages the Recidivism Reduction Services (RRS) program of Coastal Horizons. This program provides cognitive behavioral intervention services to high risk/high need probationers in North Carolina; she oversees RRS operations in 13 counties within Eastern North Carolina.
Ms. Deana Elmore has worked at TASC for almost 17 years, and serves as a leader on a variety of agency projects and committees. Currently, she provides clinical supervision to multiple programs and staff across the state, including pre-release family case management at Decatur Correctional Center, for the Moms and Babies Program; post-release reentry case management teams in over 50 counties; substance use screening for offenders at Graham and Logan Correctional Centers; and collection, maintenance and analysis of the Illinois Department of Corrections’ statewide substance use waiting list. In addition, she oversees budgets, the integration of new programs, contract compliance, and participates in a national model initiative focused on developing evidence-based practices for systems tasked with managing treatment for justice-involved populations. Ms. Elmore earned her BA in criminal justice in 1995, her MA in human services in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and received her CJAP and CARS certifications 15 years ago. She has been an adjunct criminal justice instructor for 13 years at Richland Community College (in Decatur, Illinois).