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.

2022 - 2023 Meeting Dates:

November 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET
December 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET
January 26, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET
February 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET
March 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET
April 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET
May 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET
June 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET
July 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET
August 24, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET
September 26 – 28, 2023 – Annual Business Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT


Chair

Nina Belli

Commissioner/UNITY Coordinator, Oregon

Nina Belli serves as the Juvenile Interstate Compact (ICJ) Deputy Compact Administrator and Commissioner for Oregon, employed by the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA). She has worked in diverse juvenile justice systems by overseeing and conducting the daily operations of 2 state’s ICJ offices in 2 separate regions; those being the Ohio and Oregon ICJ Offices. During her time with OYA, Ms. Belli has assisted in drafting legislation within the state of Oregon to ensure the state’s compliance with ICJ. Ms. Belli currently serves on the Oregon Department of Justice Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee. Ms. Belli has also served for 4 years as the Midwest Region Representative and served on the Executive Committee in that role. Ms. Belli has conducted and participated in numerous ICJ trainings and seminars with juvenile courts, state juvenile justice departments, law enforcement, and social service agencies. Prior to her work with ICJ, Ms. Belli served as a Victim Advocate and Court/Agency Investigator at the city, county and state levels of government. Ms. Belli is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work.

Vice Chair

Julie Hawkins

UNITY Coordinator/Commissioner/Deputy Compact Administrator, Missouri

Treasurer

Sherry Jones

Commissioner/Deputy Compact Administrator/UNITY Coordinator/Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission Chair, Maryland

Sherry Jones is the Deputy Compact Administrator of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and serves as the Maryland ICJ Commissioner. Currently, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the Interstate Compact Unit and resolves discrepancies between State and Local Laws and ICJ Rules-Federal Laws. She serves on the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Committee and is Co-Chair of the Baltimore City Victims Services Committee. Her varied background includes advocacy, education/training, and formal/informal mentorship. Sherry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Coppin State University and an Associates of Arts degree from Baltimore Community College in Early Childhood Education. She is also a graduate of Towson University’s Professional Leader Program and Department of Juvenile Services Leadership Development Institute. Sherry is one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women Honorees for her Professional Accomplishment, Community Leadership, and Mentoring. She believes serving as the Maryland Representative helps cultivate and refine her leadership skills.

Immediate Past Chair

Tasha Hunt

Commissioner, Connecticut

Ms. Tasha M. Hunt is the Deputy Director of Juvenile Probation Services for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division. She started her career with the Judicial Branch nearly 25 years ago as a Juvenile Probation Officer. In 2009, she was promoted to Juvenile Probation Supervisor II and rose through the ranks to become the Deputy Director in 2015. Ms. Hunt is responsible for the management and operations of the eleven Juvenile Probation offices across Connecticut. She is committed to integrating evidence-based practices in probation offices to improve outcomes for court-involved youth. Ms. Hunt has played an integral role in Connecticut’s reform of the juvenile justice system, which has led to progressive change and the state acquiring recognition as a national model. In addition to managing field offices, Ms. Hunt serves as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Interstate Compact for Juveniles, overseeing the administration and management of the state’s federally-mandated supervision and transfer of juveniles on probation and parole who move across state lines or run away to another state. She also co-leads the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Ad Hoc Committee for Racial Justice. Ms. Hunt has served on several statewide committees and task forces. Currently, she represents the agency on the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Incarceration Workgroup, Improving Outcomes for Youth Subcommittee, Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children, and local initiatives focused on youth homelessness and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Ms. Hunt earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Master of Science Degree in Education from Southern Connecticut State University. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

Compliance Committee 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). 

Finance Committee Chair

Dale Dodd

Commissioner/UNITY Coordinator, New Mexico

Dale is the current Commissioner of the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Office in the State of New Mexico. Prior to taking this position in 2002, he worked as a Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer in New Mexico since 1998. Dale’s experience includes working with juveniles in both California and New Mexico as a Juvenile Detention Center supervisor as well as a manager of a residential treatment facility in California before moving to New Mexico. An active member of the Association of Juvenile Compact Administrators, Dale served three terms on the Executive Board and numerous other Committees. Dale currently serves as the West Region Representative and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Interstate Commission for Juveniles.

Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair

Sherry Jones

Commission Treasurer/Commissioner/Deputy Compact Administrator/UNITY Coordinator, Maryland

Sherry Jones is the Deputy Compact Administrator of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and serves as the Maryland ICJ Commissioner. Currently, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the Interstate Compact Unit and resolves discrepancies between State and Local Laws and ICJ Rules-Federal Laws. She serves on the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Committee and is Co-Chair of the Baltimore City Victims Services Committee. Her varied background includes advocacy, education/training, and formal/informal mentorship. Sherry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Coppin State University and an Associates of Arts degree from Baltimore Community College in Early Childhood Education. She is also a graduate of Towson University’s Professional Leader Program and Department of Juvenile Services Leadership Development Institute. Sherry is one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women Honorees for her Professional Accomplishment, Community Leadership, and Mentoring. She believes serving as the Maryland Representative helps cultivate and refine her leadership skills.

Rules Committee Chair

Stephen Horton

Commissioner, North Carolina

Stephen Horton is the Commissioner for North Carolina and the Deputy Compact Administrator for the North Carolina ICJ office with the NC Department of Public Safety; Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice. He has served as DCA since 2014. He has over ten years of service with the North Carolina ICJ office. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University in 1996. He began his career with North Carolina State government over twenty years ago and has worked as a Court Counselor, Court Counselor Supervisor, and as a Staff Development Specialist. Stephen is an (adjunct) General Instructor for North Carolina and holds Specialized Instructor certifications in Restraint, Control, and Defensive Tactics (self-defense), Wellness and Fitness, and First Aid/ CPR. He has also served on  a number of different ICJ committees within the Commission and is a current member to the Rules Committee.

Technology Committee Chair

Kellianne Torres

Designee/Deputy Compact Administrator/UNITY Coordinator, Iowa

Training 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.

East Regional Representative

Caitlyn Bickford

Commissioner/Deputy Compact Administrator/UNITY Coordinator, New Hampshire

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

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.

West Regional Representative

Howard Wykes

Designee/Deputy Compact Administrator, Arizona

Victims Representative

Nataki B. Brown

Ex Officio, 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.