Bobbie J. Boyer is currently self-employed as a consultant specializing in professional education and training, organizational development, strengths based practices, and reentry services. Ms. Boyer's background includes over 35 years of work in the areas of administration, strategic planning, policy and program development, staff supervision and training, marketing, and community collaboration. She has worked in a consulting role with a broad sector of community leaders, including government officials, business and industry, schools, courts, churches, and community groups.
Luis Cardona is currently the Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Montgomery County
Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Cardona was an adjunct professor at
The Institute for Public Safety and Justice at the University of the District of Columbia. Mr. Cardona
received his Bachelor's in Political Science from Howard University. Mr. Cardona is on the National
Advisory Board of Barrios Unidos, which is a nationally and internationally recognized organization that
Jennifer Fahey has been working in the law and policy arena for the past twenty years, primarily in government and non-profit agencies. She is currently a practicing attorney and criminal justice consultant, providing training and technical assistance to local, state, and tribal jurisdictions nationwide. Her legal areas of expertise include Indian law and criminal law, having served as an elected county attorney in Minnesota.
I currently serve as the Director of Program Services for the Mayor’s Anti Gang Office in Houston,Texas . I have been employed with the city for almost 14 years and the office serves as a resource for gang prevention, intervention and suppression services. My position is also responsible for coordinating multi disciplinary teams and strategies to impact gang violence. I am also responsible for supervising and training the gang outreach staff. Mayor’s Anti Gang Office was selected as a demonstration project by the National Youth Gang Center and OJJDP in 2000.
1969 – 1973: United States Air Force: Honorable Discharge.
Education: 1979 – Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice Studies (Cum Laude), Mankato State University – currently renamed Minnesota State University.
Minneapolis Police Department: 1975 thru 1994: Patrol Officer, Community Relations Officer, Community Crime Prevention Supervisor, Detective Sergeant (Sex Division, Homicide/Robbery Division). Swat Team Member/Supervisor (Entry Team, Hostage Negotiator/Supervisor). Department Report Writing Instructor.
Ada Pecos Melton an enrolled citizen of the Pueblo of Jemez is President/Owner of American Indian Development Associates (AIDA), a 100% Indian owned technical assistance, training, research, and evaluation firm operating since 1989. Ms. Melton provides services to Indian nations on design of research and evaluation, infrastructure, program and policy design and development to address social welfare and justice issues.
James Spurgeon currently serves as the Chief of Police for the Cocopah Tribal Police Department in southwestern Arizona. He has served in this capacity for over six years and previously served as a police chief in the State of Washington for nearly four years. During his 25+ year law enforcement career, beginning with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, he has worked as a gang investigator, motorcycle officer, area investigator, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE,) Field Training Officer (FTO,) SFST Battery Instructor, and many other areas of discipline, including his most recent formal
Phyllis H. Subin, Esq., member of the Pennsylvania & New Mexico bars, has over thirty years public defender experience representing children and adults in juvenile delinquency and criminal court systems. Appointed by the governor of New Mexico, she was a member of his criminal justice cabinet and served as chief public defender for New Mexico, leading a statewide indigent defense representation delivery system.
Judge Jeffrey Tauber (ret.), a pioneer in the development of court-based rehabilitation systems, spearheaded the development and growth of Drug Courts and other Problem-Solving courts across the United States (presiding over the creation of the award winning Oakland Drug Court, 1990). In 1996, he relocated to Washington D.C. to work closely with the Clinton Administration and the Department of Justice in the development of court based rehabilitation programs (1996-2001).