Finance Committee

The Finance Committee monitors the Commission’s budget and financial practices, including the collection and expenditure of Commission revenues and developing recommendations for the Commission’s consideration.  Committee members review the Commission's budgets and requests in preparation for the discussion during the quarterly online meetings.

Meeting Dates:

December 10, 2020
March 11, 2021
May 4, 2021
August 12, 2021


Chair

Corrie Copeland

Commissioner, Deputy Compact Administrator, UNITY Coordinator, Finance Committee Chair, Tennessee

Biography

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.

Vice Chair

Nina Belli

Deputy Compact Administrator, Designee, UNITY Coordinator, Oregon

Biography

Nina Belli serves as the Juvenile Interstate Compact (ICJ) Deputy Compact Administrator and Designee 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.

Roster

First Name Last Name Commission Title Office Email User Profile
Nina Belli Nina Belli Deputy Compact Administrator/Designee Oregon Nina.Belli@oya.state.or.us User Profile
Angela Bridgewater Angela Bridgewater Commissioner Louisiana angela.bridgewater@la.gov User Profile
Mary Kay Hudson Commissioner / Compact Administrator Indiana MK.Hudson@courts.in.gov User Profile
"" Nate Lawson Commissioner Ohio Nathan.Lawson@dys.ohio.gov User Profile
"" Jedd Pelander Commissioner Washington wa-icj@dcyf.wa.gov User Profile
Pat Pendergast Patrick Pendergast Designee Alabama pat.pendergast@dys.alabama.gov User Profile
Roy Yaple Roy Yaple Commissioner Michigan yapler@michigan.gov User Profile