Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

The Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee develops strategies to promote awareness of diversity and foster greater equity and inclusion through active learning, collaborations, and community engagement. The Committee reviews the Commission’s data, Rules, policies, operations, and resources, and makes specific recommendations to promote equity and procedural justice. The Committee facilitates the Commission’s continuing efforts to cultivate a culture of mutual respect that educates, advocates, engages, and empowers members to be productive and socially responsible global citizens.  

2022 - 2023 Meeting Dates:

November 29, 2022
January 17, 2023
February 21, 2023
March 28, 2023
April 18, 2023
May 16, 2023
June 20, 2023
July 18, 2023
August 15, 2023


Chair

Sherry Jones

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

Biography

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.

Vice Chair

Francis Casey

Commissioner, Compact Administrator, Delaware

Roster

First Name Last Name Commission Title Office Email User Profile
Lisa Bjergaard Lisa Bjergaard Commissioner North Dakota lbjergaa@nd.gov User Profile
Felicia Dauway Felicia Dauway Deputy Compact Administrator/Designee South Carolina InterstateCompact@djj.sc.gov User Profile
Casey Gerber Commissioner Wisconsin casey.gerber@wisconsin.gov User Profile
Tasha Hunt Tasha Hunt Commissioner Connecticut Tasha.Hunt@jud.ct.gov User Profile
Stephen Jenkins Deputy Compact Administrator Louisiana Stephen.Jenkins@la.gov User Profile
Richetta Johnson Staff - Returns, Travel Permits, Outgoing Sprvsn. Virginia richetta.johnson@djj.virginia.gov User Profile
Latosha Mallory Deputy Compact Administrator Alabama Latosha.Mallory@dys.alabama.gov User Profile
Becki Moore Rebecca Moore Commissioner / Deputy Compact Administrator Massachusetts rebecca.moore@state.ma.us User Profile
Jessica Nash Commissioner / Compact Administrator Rhode Island Jessica.nash@dcyf.ri.gov User Profile
JoAnn Niksa JoAnn Niksa Deputy Compact Administrator/Designee Rhode Island joann.niksa@dcyf.ri.gov User Profile
April Simmons Interstate Compact Specialist - Outgoing Cases Indiana April.Simmons@courts.in.gov User Profile
Guillermo Viera Rosa Commissioner California User Profile
Jessica Wald Jessica Wald Deputy Compact Administrator / Designee North Dakota jlwald@nd.gov User Profile
Fawn Wilson Compact Specialist A-G Minnesota mnisc.doc@state.mn.us User Profile