Board of Trustees

The New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC) has a tripartite Board of Trustees. This means that one-third of our board is made up of low-income individuals or those that represent low-income individuals and/or families; one third are elected officials (or their representatives); and the remaining are from business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups and interests in the communities we serve. Our board is a cross-section of individuals that all come together to help guide the direction and overall effectiveness of the work of the organization. We appreciate the time and efforts of the following volunteers currently serving on our board:

CalvinJohn Smiley, PhD Vice President

Calvin John Smiley, PhD


CalvinJohn Smiley, Ph.D. is the President of the Board of Trustees for NJAC. He has been a board member since 2013. Chair of Quality Assurance and Program committee. Dr. Smiley is associate professor at Hunter College – CUNY.

Diane Scott – Bey

Vice President

Anthony Carabelli, Jr.

Anthony Carabelli, Jr.


Anthony Carabelli currently serves as the Director of the Mercer County Office of Economic Development. He has been a board member since 2018.

W. Reed Gusciora. Esq.

W. Reed Gusciora. Esq.

Represented by Shakespearecia Cadet

Reed Gusciora was sworn in as the 48th mayor of the City of Trenton on July 1st, 2018. Prior to becoming Mayor, he served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1996, representing the 15th Legislative District, which includes portions of Mercer and Hunterdon Counties. He has been a board member since 2018.

Jim Reeder III

Jim Reeder is a principle in J. Reeder Consulting.

Sharon Edwards-Parris

Sharon Edwards-Parris is a currently a full life cycle Senior Recruiting professional with Korn Ferry. A Board member since 2022 she is committed to making a difference in people’s lives by fostering respect and equality for all people at all levels.

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