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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

President

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

Michael K. Decker

Treasurer

Michael Decker is president and CEO of Eden Autism Services. A member of the board since 2019 he is Chair of the Finance committee.

Anthony Carabelli, Jr.

Anthony Carabelli, Jr.

Secretary

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.

Gabriela M. Mosquera

Gabriela M. Mosquera

Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera was sworn into office on March 5, 2012 representing South Jersey families in the 4th Legislative District which consists of municipalities in Camden and Gloucester Counties. Ms. Mosquera has been a board member since 2015.

Jason Williams, PhD

Jason Williams, PhD

Jason M. Williams is an associate professor of Justice Studies at Montclair University. He chairs the criminal justice department of the Hampton Institution and he is co-editor of Black Males and the Criminal Justice System, recently published by Routledge. Dr. Williams has been a board member since 2018 and is Chair of the Personnel and Affirmative Action Committee.

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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