Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is empowered to act on behalf of the Interstate Commission during periods when the Interstate Commission is not in session, with the exception of rulemaking and/or amendments to the compact.  The power of the Executive Committee is subject to any limitations imposed by the Commission, the Compact, or its By-laws.

The Executive Committee is responsible for monitoring the health, needs, and accomplishments of the Commission while also ensuring the organization operates according to its By-laws.  As described in  ICJ Article III (F), the functions include, but are not limited to: 

  • Financial management;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Scheduling of full Commission meetings;
  • Oversight of day-to-day activities of the administration of the compact, managed by the Executive Director;
  • Administration of enforcement and compliance activities; and
  • Performs such other duties as directed by the Interstate Commission or set forth in the By-laws.

Meeting Dates:

November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 20, 2021
June 17, 2021
July 15, 2021
August 19, 2021
September 16, 2021
October 19, 20201


Chair

Jacey R. Rader

Commissioner, Nebraska

Jacey Rader was appointed as Assistant Deputy Administrator of the Administration & Operations Division in May of 2018.  Jacey serves as the Commissioner for the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) and the Interstate Commission for Juveniles in the State of Nebraska. Jacey graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2002 and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She began her career with probation in 2004, and served as a probation officer until 2013, when she was promoted to Compliance Officer with the Administrative Office of Probation. In 2014, she was appointed to the Deputy Compact Administrator position and currently serves as the Commissioner for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS). 

Vice Chair

Jedd Pelander

Commissioner, Washington

Jedd Pelander currently serves as the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Commissioner for Washington State within the Department of Children, Youth & Families - Juvenile Rehabilitation Programs.   Jedd has worked in State Government for over fifteen years in direct service, supervisory and administrative roles. Jedd received his Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Central Washington University in 2003.  Jedd currently provides administration of Washington State’s Juvenile Sex Offender Programs in institutional and community programs.  Jedd is a current member of Washington’s States Sex Offender Policy Board and is the Chair of Washington State’s End Of Sentence Review Committee for juveniles.    

Treasurer

Nate Lawson

Commissioner/UNITY Coordinator, Ohio

Nata Lawson was appointed as the Commissioner for the Ohio Interstate Compact for Juveniles Office in February of 2018.  Nate has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Bowling Green State University as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree from the University of Cincinnati.  Nate began working for the Ohio Department of Youth Services in 2000 as a Juvenile Parole Officer and over his 19 years of state service has held the following positions: Juvenile Parole Officer, Social Worker II, Juvenile Parole Services Supervisor, Parole Regional Administrator, and Standards and Accreditation Administrator. 

Compliance Committee Chair

Natalie Dalton

Commissioner/UNITY Coordinator, Virginia

Natalie currently serves as the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She earned a BA in Sociology from Roanoke College. Natalie has worked for the Department of Juvenile Justice for over 20 years. Prior to ICJ, her roles have included probation officer, supervisor and program administrator. Natalie has served on several ICJ committees including Information and Technology, Special Projects, Compliance, and the Unity Business Analysis Team. She previously served as the Vice Chair and is currently Chair of the Compliance Committee.   

Finance Committee Chair

Corrie Copeland

Commissioner/Deputy Compact Administrator/UNITY Coordinator, Tennessee

Corrie Copeland is an employee with the Tennessee Department of Children Services, currently serving as the Commissioner for Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) within the Office of Juvenile Justice.  Ms. Copeland has been with the department for 18 years and has served in various positions.   Ms. Copeland is responsible for providing daily oversight of interstate probation/parole cases and the process of returning runaway youth, absconder, and escapees.  She currently chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Racial Ad Hoc committee.   She previously served on the Compliance Committee, which ensures states adhere to the rules and protocols of the Compact, and on the Training Committee in which she was a panel participant for the  2019 Annual Business Meeting.  Ms. Copeland also participates in the Southern Regional ICJ workgroup, making sure the region complies. It addresses any interstate issues that may affect the Southern region and ICJ stakeholders.  Ms. Copeland obtained her undergraduate degree in History from Fisk University and a Master’s degree in Public Serve Management from Cumberland University.

Rules Committee Chair

Tracy Hudrlik

Commissioner/Compact Office/Deputy Compact Administrator, Minnesota

Tracy Hudrlik is currently the ICAOS Deputy Compact Administrator and the ICJ Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. In this role, she is responsible to provide statewide direction, planning and coordination of all activities related to the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision and Interstate Compact on Juveniles. She is the primary liaison between the Department of Corrections and the courts, corrections agencies, attorneys, law enforcement, compact staff across the country and other agencies with regard to the Interstate Compact process. Tracy has worked in the field of corrections for over 25 years, holding positions in both Minnesota and Wisconsin ranging from Probation and Parole Agent to Interstate Compact Commissioner.

Technology Committee Chair

Anne Connor

Deputy Compact Administrator/Designee/UNITY Coordinator, Idaho

Anne joined the Idaho ICJ Office as the official Designee in December 2017. Anne was previously the ICJ Commissioner for Nevada, having been appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval on November 28, 2012. She began her Interstate career at the Nevada ICJ Office in March 2010, coming from the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services and the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office. As the sole practitioner in the Nevada ICJ Office, Anne was responsible for the day to day operations of the Nevada ICJ Office and provided training to juvenile parole and probation staff across the state regarding ICJ.

Anne was responsible for the development of an internal database to track Nevada’s ICJ youth in 2010 and was a designated “power user” representing the West Region in the development of the National database (JIDS) currently used by all member states within the ICJ. She has been one of two JIDS Trainers since the system went live in November 2012 and is currently involved in the development of ICJ’s new UNITY database. As the Chair of the Training, Education and Public Relations Committee from 2015-2017, Anne presented trainings on a variety of topics including Rules, Rule Amendments, JIDS, JIDS Enhancements and Returning Youth via ICJ.  In addition, she has been privileged to provide training about the ICJ to national juvenile justice stakeholders such as NCJFCJ and APPA. After assisting in the development of a Best Practice for States in Transition, Anne provided countless hours of support, training and technical assistance via WebEx, by phone and on-site to member states across the country. She was also, along with the four Region Representatives, one of the designated ICJ Mentors for the Commission from 2014-2019.

In October 2012, Anne was elected as the Western Region Chair and in October 2013, she was elected as the Vice Chair of the National Interstate Commission serving until August 2015. Anne served as Chair of the Training, Education and Public Relations Committee as well as the Human Trafficking Ad Hoc Committee from 2015-2017. In September 2017, Anne was elected as the Commission's Chair and served 2 terms. She received the ICJ Commission’s Leadership Award in 2015 and again in 2018 in recognition of her dedication to the National Commission for Juveniles.

Training Committee Chair

Felicia Dauway

Compact Office/Deputy Compact Administrator/Designee/UNITY Coordinator, South Carolina

Felicia L. Dauway is the Community Justice Administrator for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. In her role as Community Justice Administrator she serves as Deputy Compact Administer and full-time Designee for the Interstate Commission for Juveniles. In addition, she oversees several areas to include, Statewide Arbitration, Prevention & Intervention, Teen After School Programs (TASC) and all community agency initiatives.  She received her B.A. from Claflin University. She has worked in various state agencies over the years to include the South Carolina Governor’s Office and the South Carolina Department of Social Services. Felicia is a board member for the non-profit Lighthouse for Life which is the only human trafficking shelter in the state of South Carolina. Felicia was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Office of Victims Services Education & Certification now known as the Department of Crime Victim Services Training, Provider Certification, and Statistical Analysis. Felicia has served as an instructor for state organizations, victim services and criminal justice organizations, including the National Institute of Justice Conference, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, Annual Victims’ Rights Week Conferences, and South Carolina’s Victim Assistance Academy, among others. She loves volunteering especially with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

East Regional Representative

Rebecca Moore

Designee/Racial Justice Ad Hoc Chair, Massachusetts

Becki Moore is Director of Community of Operations and ICJ Deputy Compact Administrator at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and has worked in juvenile justice for over 20 years. Ms. Moore served as a field-based case manager for a community-based provider agency working with youth committed to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS); since 2001, she has worked directly for DYS in several capacities. Most recently, Ms. Moore has worked out of the DYS Commissioner’s Office as the Director of Community Operations and ICJ Deputy Compact Administrator. In this role, she is responsible for the statewide oversight of community re-entry and supervision practices for all youth committed to DYS as well as for formerly committed youth engaged with DYS through a voluntary service agreement. Ms. Moore’s primary responsibilities in this role are policy development, quality assurance, data management, outcome measurement, interstate case management and the establishment of effective transition protocols and case management practices. She also recently managed the implementation of the Department’s OJJDP Second Chance Act grant award and the reintegration of the agency’s utilization of the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) and related Case Management Plan development.

Ms. Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a master’s of science degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Midwest Regional Representative

Charles Frieberg

Commissioner, South Dakota

Charles Frieberg started his career in the criminal justice system in September of 1993 as a probation officer. His first duty station was in Lake Andes where he stayed for two years before he was assigned to the office in Yankton, South Dakota. In his capacity as a probation officer he supervised both an adult and juvenile caseload. In 2010 Charles was appointed the Chief Court Services Officer for the First Judicial Circuit of South Dakota. He was implemental in bringing a Drug Court to two areas in his jurisdiction. He supervised a staff of 25 people which covered 14 counties in the southeastern portion of South Dakota. In 2016 Charles was appointed the Director of Court Services and is now living in Pierre, SD. He earned his BA in Criminal Justice from the University of South Dakota, graduating in 1993. He has raised six children who are all grown and are living in South Dakota and Colorado. He enjoys being with his family, golfing and reading.

South Regional Representative

Daryl Liedecke

Commissioner/UNITY Coordinator, Texas

Daryl Liedecke is the current Commissioner for Texas and Deputy Compact Administrator for the Texas ICJ office with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). He has served in that position since 2012. He has been with Texas ICJ since 2002 where he started as parole coordinator and extradition specialist. He obtained his Master’s in Social Work in 2000 and begin working for TJJD as a caseworker with the Capital and Serious Violent Offender Program at the Giddings State School in Giddings,  Texas, working with youth committed for violent offenses. He moved from there to the Texas ICJ Office in 2002. As Commissioner and DCA, he has also served on several different ICJ committees to assist with Commission business.

West Regional Representative

Michael Farmer

Designee/UNITY Coordinator/Deputy Compact Administrator, California

Michael Farmer has been employed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), formerly the California Youth Authority, since 1997.  He has held positions as both a youth counselor and case manager within state juvenile facilities as well as providedsupervision services to juvenile parolees in the community. As the Deputy Compact Administrator or Designee, Michaelsupervised the daily operations of the California ICJ Office from 2010 to 2016. He returned to this position in July 2020.  Michael is a past Chair of the Compliance Committee and has previously served on the Information Technology and Rules Committees as well as the AAICPC/ICJ Work Group. In addition to his role with ICJ, Michael acts a liaison between DJJ and county agencies to provide information related to eligibility and acceptance, facility programming, and re-entry services for state committed youth. He works closely with local courts, probation departments, and social service agencies to provide training and resources related to ICJ and DJJ. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and master’s degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Southern California.

Victims Representative

Nataki B. Brown

Victims Representative, South Carolina

Nataki Ballard Brown is a 1996 graduate of South Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. She began her career in Victim Services in 1996 as a Victim Advocate with the Rape Crisis Network (currently known as Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands). As a Victim Advocate with Rape Crisis Network she was responsible for crisis intervention services, hospital, law enforcement and court accompaniment. Her position at Rape Crisis Network was partially funded by a Federal Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant, of which she was responsible for maintaining. In 1999, she assumed a new VOCA position with the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office as a Victim Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Assault. In 2003 she was appointed the Director of Victim Services for the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Nataki served as the President of the South Carolina Solicitor’s Association Victim Advocate Forum from September 2007 – February 2009. She currently serves as the Solicitor’s Association Forum representative for the South Carolina Victim Services Collaborative Council (VSCC). Throughout her 24 years in Victim Services, she facilitated and presented several trainings around South Carolina.