President-Elect: Libbie Miller* or Curly Sellers Vice-President: Alton Baskerville* or James J. Shanko* Treasurer: Perteacher Drone Secretary: Tawana Ferguson* At-Large Board Members (9 positions available)
Vanessa Crawford*, Ernest Giles*, Antionette Irving, Chuck Kehoe, Vincent Givens*, Larry Edmonds*, Erma Locust*, Layton Lester, Dana Ratliffe-Walker, Karen Bowden, Jack Scott, Sherla Hendricks, James Adams, June Williams-Hopson*, Jennie Springs Amison, Jeff Crawford, Marilyn Hill*, Teresa Harvey*
*These candidates are either current Officers or At-Large Board Members
Sheriff Vanessa Crawford has served in the field of criminal justice and law enforcement for over 40 years. Over 28 years with the Virginia Department of Corrections and as the Sheriff of Petersburg for 15+ years. Sheriff Crawford was the first African American female to be elected unanimously as president of the Virginia Sheriffs Association. She was also elected unanimously as president of the Virginia Sheriffs Institute. during her first term as Sheriff, she received the national designation of Certified Jail Manager through the Jail Manager Certification Commission (JMCC), by authority of the American Jail Association. This prestigious certification documents that mastery of a strong level of knowledge in the specialty and demonstrates continuing education and growth. Not only did Sheriff Crawford received this national designation; she has been recognized and appointed by the Honorable Timothy Kaine, former Governor of Virginia, to the Adult Fatality Review Team and now serves on the Department of Criminal Justice Services Board, appointed and reappointed by former Governor Terry McAuliffe. She has been a member of the National Sheriff’s Association Domestic Violence Committee for a number of years and Vice Chair of the Petersburg Task Force on Domestic Violence. Sheriff Crawford has received numerous awards and certificates for her years of service and work in the community.2017 Petersburg Chamber of Commerce-Hometown Heroes Award and noted as one of twelve “Politically Unusual” elected officials across the country in the “O” (Oprah) magazine in November, 2012. From 2014 until 2017, Sheriff Crawford was the only African American Female Sheriff in the United States; Sheriff Crawford is the only Sheriff in the Commonwealth of Virginia to attain the certification by the Department of Justice as a PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) auditor.Sheriff Crawford was formally honored with 2 resolutions in her honor for her dedication and community service from the House of Delegates, HJ 332 and by the Senate, Senate Joint Bill 182.Sheriff Crawford was appointed to the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam’s Transitional Team in 2018.She was honored by the General Assembly-House of Delegates in 2018 with Joint Resolution, HJ 274, in honor of and for her service to her community and state. She was recently elected (2020) as the Third Vice President of the The Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers (VALECO). Most recently, in 2020, Sheriff Crawford was honored by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce with the F. Nathaniel Gatlin Award for her service to the local community. Sheriff Crawford is married to Leon Crawford, a retired military officer and they have 5 children, Latricia, Roderick, Cornell II, Leon and Courtney and 14 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Her mother is retired educator Esther T. Reese (deceased in 2000). Currently Sheriff Crawford serves as an Officer of VCA in the role of Past-President, and now seeks election as an At-Large Board Member.
Sheriff Ernest L. Giles, Sr. has served the citizens of Sussex County for more than 28 years. He was hired by Sheriff E. S. Kitchen, Jr. as a deputy sheriff assigned to the jail. After several years he transferred to Patrol, and was promoted through the ranks until he was appointed by Sheriff Raymond R. Bell as Chief Deputy. After the untimely death of Sheriff Bell, he became Sheriff. Sheriff Giles has been active in the Virginia Sheriff's Association, the Virginia Correctional Association, and has been a leader in advocating for the senior citizens of Sussex County. Sheriff Giles continues to promote safety and security for his constituents and has led in updating technology and infrastructure of his department. He is a lifelong citizen of Sussex County. Sheriff Giles seeks reelection as an At-Large Board Member.
On January 1, 2018, Dr. Antionette V. Irving became Sheriff of the City of Richmond facilitating one of the largest Sheriff's Offices in the Commonwealth, to include over 450 sworn and civilian staff members. Sheriff Irving seeks election as an At-Large Board Member. Sheriff Irving is a proud native of the City of Richmond and product of Richmond Public Schools where she learned the values of respect and discipline that have served her throughout her career. Growing up a child of substance abuse and domestic violence in the Church Hill of Richmond to include the city's Creighton Court public housing project, she viewed life with no obstacles or boundaries. A graduate of Armstrong-Kennedy High School, her strong work ethics drove her to become a basketball standout, eventually being named to both the Armstrong Kennedy High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Shaw University Athletic Hall of Fame. Sheriff Irving enjoyed a 26+ year career in the Henrico Sheriff’s Office and was the first woman to be promoted to the rank of Major in either the Henrico Sheriff’s Office or Police Department. Her leadership and vision encompasses organizational management, fiscal administration, human resources development, conflict and dispute resolution, mediation and community relations. Sheriff Irving’s focus is on establishing a culture of excellence at the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office by focusing on the professional development of the staff, establishing strong community partnerships, and equipping residents of the Richmond City Justice Center with the resources they need to prepare themselves for successful reentry into society. Sheriff Irving is a committed mentor, civic leader, and philanthropist in the City of Richmond. She volunteers within the community, as well as, with the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. A child of domestic violence and substance abuse, Sheriff Irving is a strong proponent of education and youth development. She strives to encourage young people to develop strong values, self-esteem, self-reliance, character, and discipline through the AVI Foundation, which she founded. In addition to her BA in Criminal Justice from Shaw University, Sheriff Irving earned her Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and her PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice from North Central University. Sheriff Irving’s numerous honors and recognitions include:
VSA Board of Directors, City of Richmond, Region VIII , 2020-2021
The John Jasper Trailblazer Award honoree at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church 2020
Chairperson of the Community Criminal Justice Board 2019
Inducted into the 2019 Richmond Public Schools (RPS) Athletic Hall of Fame
Chair of the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Advisory Council 2019
Living Legend Honoree, National Alumni Association of Shaw University, 2018
Emerge Virginia Boot Camp, Class of 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award, 2017 honoree
Past President, Virginia Center for Restorative Justice
Leadership Metro Richmond, graduate 2008
YWCA Women of the Year in Government and Politics, 2002 honoree
Golden Life Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Charter Member, Henrico County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Charles J. (Chuck) Kehoe has been a member of VCA for over 30 years. He regularly attends the monthly VCA Business Meetings and volunteers for various assignments. Chuck is a Past President of the American Correctional Association. Chuck has been employed in corrections for 56 years and has been the director of three agencies. Mr. Kehoe seeks election as an At-Large Board Member.
Tawana Ferguson is a long time employee of Virginia Department of Corrections, having served both in regional facilities, prisons, and at present from Headquarters at Atmore Drive in Richmond. She currently serves VCA as an At-Large Board Member and now seeks election as an Officer as Secretary.
Major Vincent B. Givens has devoted his life to one of service. Having first served his country in the United States Army, he has served the citizens of Sussex County for the past 38 years. He was appointed as Deputy Sheriff and assigned to Jail duties by Sheriff E.S. Kitchen, Jr. He was promoted through the ranks until his appointment as Jail Administrator. He has served in this leadership position through the administration of three Sheriffs. Major Givens is now Administrator of the Jail and Head of Security for the Courts under Sheriff Ernest L. Giles, Sr. Major Givens is active in community outreach programs. As Jail Administrator, he is currently undertaking many facility upgrade and modernization projects under the leadership and support of Sheriff Giles. Major Givens is seeking reelection as an At-Large Board Member.
Libbie Miller has been a Senior Research Analyst in the Virginia Department of Corrections’ Research Unit since 2016 where she assists in the development of technical, statistical, and research findings that are used to support the strategic goals and efforts of the agency. She currently serves as the Virginia Correctional Association Secretary. Prior to joining the Department of Corrections, Libbie spent nine years as the Senior Research Manager for Scantron Corporation. While there, she oversaw the Research and Statistics Department as well as designing evaluations and conducting research projects to support external and internal client needs. Libbie earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Genetics, focusing on Mathematical and Statistical Analyses, from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently serving VCA as Secretary, and now seeks election as President-Elect of Virginia Correctional Association.
Larry Edmonds is a long time employee of Virginia Department of Corrections, having served as warden at several facilities; currently at Greensville Correctional Center. He has served VCA previously as an Officer as Treasurer of VCA, and currently as an At-Large Board Member. He seeks reelection to serve as an At-Large Board Member.
Erma Locust recently retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections where she last served at Headquarters on Atmore Drive in Richmond. She has previously served VCA as an Officer as Secretary and currently as an At-Large Board Member. She seeks reelection as an At-Large Board Member.
Layton T. Lester After 38 years in the Department of Corrections, I retired but returned to become a Hotline Investigation on a part-time basis. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I also have been an adjunct professor on the collegiate level at two universities and colleges teaching courses in the criminal justice field. Before I retired, I was a Warden at three facilities for 7 years and I have been directly involved in numerous changes in the management and the leadership of the department. During these years, I also was part of the beginning of the Virginia Correctional Association. I have served as a Board Member of the Virginia Correctional Association on several terms and I have been a member of the Registration Committee for the annual training conferences. I would like to return to being directly involved in the decision-making for Virginia Correctional Association as an At-Large Board Member. I truly enjoy working with others and being part of the growth and development of members and prospective members. I would appreciate your vote!
Dana Ratliffe-Walker is the Warden of Dillwyn Correctional Center. She began her career in 1985 as the part-time Volunteer Coordinator for the Department. She was hired as a counselor at Buckingham Correctional Center and was promoted to Treatment Program Supervisor at Coffeewood Correctional Center. Ms. Ratliffe-Walker transferred to Dillwyn Correctional Center and served as one of the two counselor seniors/unit cluster managers. She later returned to the Treatment Program Supervisor position at Dillwyn Correctional Center. Ms. Ratliffe-Walker was promoted to Assistant Warden at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. In 2012 she was transferred to Lunenburg Correctional Center as Assistant Warden. Ms. Ratliffe-Walker was promoted to the warden’s position at Lunenburg Correctional Center in 2014. Ms. Ratliffe-Walker received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Rehabilitation Counseling and she has completed course work toward a graduate degree in Family and Community Counseling at Longwood University. She is a LEAD and MDF Graduate. Ms. Ratliffe-Walker was selected to attend the Director’s Future Search Conference and was appointed to one of the many special assignment work groups that followed that conference. Ms. Ratliffe-Walker is a longtime Virginia Sex Offender Treatment Association Board member and officer and she is very active in civic and community programs with a special concentration on youth development/empowerment. Ms. Ratliffe-Walker has served on many task groups/special committees throughout her career with the Department. She is a pioneer of the VADOC’s reentry effort as she developed one of the first ReEntry programs, “Transition Out Program” at Dillwyn Correctional Center. She is an active member of ACA/VCA, SSCA and she is a Dialogue Practitioner Lead and an Subject Matter Specialist. Ms. Ratliffe-Walker seeks election as an At-Large Board Member.
Alton Baskerville has been President of AB Management & Consulting, LLC for the past nine years. Previously, he served with the Virginia Department of Corrections for thirty-nine years. Retired in 2011 after thirty-two years as a a warden of major prisons. He has spent the past seven years auditing dozens of prisons and jails throughout the country as a Department of Justice Certified PREA Auditor, and as an American Correctional Association Audit Chairperson for Adult Institutions. He has been a board member of the Virginia Correctional Association (VCA) since 2006; served as President of the Virginia Chapter, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. Alton is a member of Friendship Memorial Baptist Church, serving in the Deacon and Trustee Ministries. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his four grandkids, and cycling. Alton graduated from Armstrong High School in 1967. Received a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University in 1971; received a Master of Science degree in Administration of Justice from VCU in 1980. Mr. Baskerville seeks reelection to the Office of Vice-President of VCA.
Karen E. Bowden, Undersheriff, Hampton Sheriff’s Office, Hampton, VA Provides general oversight and leadership for the Corrections, Court Services, Professional Standards & Training, Administration and Medical areas of the office. The Undersheriff upholds the charge to embrace the Hampton Sheriff’s Office brand of “committed to excellence” with emphasis on safety, security, performance management and accountability. Ms. Bowden seeks election as an At-Large Board Member. Essential Functions: •Formulate organizational strategy and strategic budget planning •Assist the Sheriff in the leadership and supervision of the Command Staff and line Staff--- manage a staff of 177 civilian and sworn members •Administration of the Finance, Procurement and Payroll •Provide leadership in special projects and initiatives of the Sheriff •Responsible for the development and management of an annual budget of approximately 9.3 million dollars •Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Office •Ensure policies and procedures are evenly applied •Generate, articulate, communicate, and sustain a vision for all staff members NOTABLE ACHIVEMENTS: •Launched a Quality Assurance Team •Launched and Completed a Business Plan •Launched a Jail Assessment Team •Met all management and operating standards for the Virginia Department of Corrections •Received an “unqualified opinion” on annual financial statements •Developed new recruitment and orientation efforts •Developed and implemented leadership training for new leaders/managers •Developed and implemented Policy Review Committee Selected for key leadership roles in the Sheriff’s Office, in addition to; ensuring the management and operations of the Hampton Sheriff’s Office is properly supervised , managed a staff of approximately 183 sworn and civilian staff members, and an average daily inmate population of 281 for Fiscal Year 2019. Further, the task includes the development and management of an annual budget of approximately $9.3 million dollars.
Lieutenant James J. Shanko grew up in the scenic city of Staunton, Virginia. After graduating from Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, he began his law enforcement career in 1977 in a small Tennessee town that is famous for being home to Little Debbie Snacks (McKee Bakery) in Collegedale, TN. After being hired as a dispatcher for the town's 5-man Police Department, he graduated from Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in charge of Communications. After graduating from college he moved back to Virginia where he was employed by Virginia Department of Corrections at Southampton. He then worked for Sussex County Department of Social Services and for the Supreme Court of Virginia as Magistrate for the 6th Judicial District. He has served with Sussex County Sheriff's Office for the past 28 years. At this time his duties include Records Manager, LIDS/CORIS Manager, and Accounts Payable for the jail. Lieutenant Shanko is currently an At-Large Board Member, and he seeks election to the Office of Vice-President of VCA.
Perteacher Drone My law enforcement career began 25 years ago. During that time, I have worked in local, state, and federal government as a Re-entry Case Manager, Prison Case Manager, Parole Officer and Probation Officer. I am a certified Workforce Development Specialist and Trainer, and a Post-Conviction Risk Assessment Trainer. As a volunteer, I have served as the chairperson for the Petersburg Domestic Violence Taskforce, a volunteer with Home Again, a shelter for homeless families providing inspirational encouragement. I serve on the advisory board and I am a volunteer with Family Restoration Network, where I counseled incarcerated fathers with fatherhood skill building, upon their release if they are reunited with their children we continue to coach the fathers through the process of being a present and hands on dad. I have 14 years of management experience. I have a B. A. Degree in Sociology with a Concentration in Social Welfare. I graduated in 1981 from Winston-Salem State University, an accredited university. I have been a member of Virginia Correctional Association since September 2017. In addition to her Administrative Assistant duties under the guidance of Petersburg Sheriff Vanessa Crawford, she is involved with community events, including those sponsored by the TRIAD Organization. TRIAD assists senior citizens in Petersburg and surrounding localities with life-enriching activities and valuable resources for improving and enhancing their lives. She seeks election as an Officer as Treasurer of VCA.
Jack M. Scott, Executive Director, Crater Youth Care Commission located in Disputanta, Virginia. Jack retired from the United States Army after serving 25 years with a rank of Sergeant Major. Since his retirement he has served as an Executive Director for Youth Services International, a private cooperation, Assistant Superintendent for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice. Jack earned an Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies from the Hagerstown Maryland Junior College and has over four years of College credits. Additionally, Jack is a graduate of Class 41 of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy where he served as the Class Vice President for Leadership. Jack has served as consultant for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and the City of Richmond Department of Justice Services (DJS). He is currently serving on the Virginia Correctional Association’s (VCA) Board of Directors and the Virginia Juvenile Detention Association (VJDA), executive committee. Jack has experience at the State, Local Government and Private sector relating to Juvenile Corrections. Mr. Scott seeks election as an At-Large Board Member.
Sherla Hendricks is a Senior Probation & Parole Officer and Re-Entry Specialist of District One Probation and Parole. Ms. Hendricks has thirteen years of experience as a Probation Officer, 3 years with the Tennessee Department of Corrections and 10 years with the Virginia Department of Corrections. She is currently assigned to the Re-entry Unit at District One Probation and Parole as well as State Farm Correctional Center. Ms. Hendricks is originally from the tiny, 68 square mile island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Ms. Hendricks is a graduate of the Cleveland Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy, class of 2008. She is a graduate of the Virginia Department of Corrections Corridors Program, Emergent Leaders Institute and the Leadership Institute of the Virginia Department of Corrections. She supports the Virginia Department of Corrections organizational objective to promote public safety and reduce recidivism of the returning citizen. She is instrumental in preparing the returning citizen for success, through a continuum of services and supervision, in collaboration with state and local partners, from the time the offender’s entry into prison through their transition and reintegration into the community. Ms. Hendricks engages family members in conversation about what the VADOC has done to prepare their loved one returning to the community. She was recently nominated and selected as the Regional Recipient of the Department of Corrections Regional Honor Award for “Creative Customer Service” and the Virginia Correctional Association (VCA) Member of the Year award. Ms. Hendricks is a Member of the Virginia Probation & Parole Association (VPPA), American Probation & Parole Association (APPA). She is a Healing Environment Ambassador for the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC), a member of the Crisis Intervention Peer Support Team for the Virginia Department of Corrections. She is a member of Virginia Corrections Association (VCA) and the National Coalition of Public Safety Officers (NCPSO). She seeks election as an At-Large Board Member.
James H. Adams, Jr., is the Assistant Officer in Charge and Technical Director at Naval Consolidated Brig Chesapeake. Born in Moultrie, Georgia, Mr. Adams enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1981. He served as a Military Policeman until 1989 when he was selected to be a Drill Instructor. In 1990, he was assigned as a Corrections Officer. Over the next 14 years, Mr. Adams served as a Supervisor in each facet of corrections. Because of his unique background, he was selected to support Operations United Shield (Evacuation of the United Nations Forces from Somalia) and Emerald Express (Demonstration for the SECDEF and Congress of the technology and techniques used in the evacuation). He was then ordered to Headquarters Marine Corps as the Operations Officer and later Deputy Director of Marine Corps Corrections. His last assignment was to the Base Brig at Camp Lejeune where he served as the Brig Officer (Deputy Warden), and Commanding Officer (Warden) until his retirement. After retirement from the Marine Corps, he was hired by the Department of the Navy Corrections as their Western Region Inspector and soon took over as the Operations Officer. He was promoted to his current assignment in 2011. Mr. Adams has a BAAS degree from Texas State University and MA degrees in management and security management from Webster University. He is an ACA Auditor and a Certified Jail Manager (CJM). His personal decorations include the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Services Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Drill Instructor Ribbon. He is also the 2015 recipient of the ACA/MCC Austin MacCormick Award. He and his wife, Yolanda, have a son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Alisha. Mr. Adams seeks election as an At-Large Board Member.
Jennie Springs Amison provides Transitional Services and Counseling to individuals needing assistance dealing with educational issues and seeking freedom from Alcohol and Drug Addiction. She seeks election as an At-Large Board Member. Education: Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA Bachelor of Science, Special Education Strayer University, Richmond VA Master’s Degree in Education Administration Workshops: Virginia Department of Corrections National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; Virginia Corrections Association Conference 2007 Virginia Summer Institute for Additions Specialist – Faculty Member 2007 National Economic Development Conference - Detroit, Michigan International Studies Group Training – Tokyo Japan Ministry of Justice Workshop Tokyo Japan Virginia Department of Corrections Substance Abuse Conference December, 2014 Virginia Summer Institute of Addiction Studies July 14, 2015 Work Experience: Virginia Department of Corrections, Harrisonburg, Virginia Offender Workforce Development Specialist •Provide Career Counseling •Instruct Ready to Work Classes •Resume Writing •Teaching Soft Job Skills •Financial Management
Jeff Crawford Since 1995, Jeff has served in a variety of positions in Corrections, to include correctional officer, Sergeant, SRT Member, Physical Security Officer, Clemency and Parole Board Analyst, Discipline & Adjustment Board Recorder, and IT Specialist. In 2007, Jeff relocated to northern Virginia and worked as a Standards and Accreditation Specialist for the American Correctional Association (ACA). After two years with ACA, Jeff went on to assignments with the FBOP and a newly-formed private detention company, Immigration Centers of America (ICA). At ICA, Jeff served as the Chief of Security and has served as the Director of Detention since March of 2012. Jeff is also a two-time Certified Jail Manager (CJM) with the American Jail Association (AJA), a two-time DOJ-certified PREA Auditor, the President of the Compliance and Accreditation Managers Association (CAMA), and first Vice President for the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (NAAWS). Jeff holds masters degrees in Theology and Divinity from Liberty University. Mr. Crawford seeks election as an At-Large Board Member.
Captain June T. Williams-Hopson has been with the Virginia Department of Corrections 22 years, starting as a Correctional Officer at Coffeewood Correctional Center, She was promoted to Sergeant at Virginia Correctional Center for Women, Overseeing Strike Force, Laundry, Tool, Key, Armory, and Therapeutic Community Unit. Currently Training Development Coordinator Sr Security Unit for the Department’s Academy for Staff Development. June currently holds Certifications in Corrections Crisis Intervention Team, Dialogue Lead, Dialogue Coach Dialogue Skills Trainer and Working Dialogue. June is also Central Circle Lead.(DCJS) Criminal Justice General Instructor, and firearms Instructor (Armor: Glock, Remington, Windham). Stratford, Foley Belsaw Professional Locksmith, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Comprehensive Less Lethal, OC, Aerosol Projectors, Specialty Impact Munitions, Distraction Devises, Chemical Munitions Instructor, Nova Instructor, Vehicle Operators Driver Instructor, American Heart First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, and Monadnock Instructor. June has served for 9 years as a member of the VCA Conference Planning Committee. In May 2012 June was awarded Co-Facilitator - Evidence Based Practices Ray Ferns Restorative Services. She served as a Strike Force member, Past & Current Gold Member of Correctional Peace Officer Foundation, June was voted VCA Member of the year 2014 ACA & VCA and is a current VCA Member since 2002. She is a current At-Large Board Member and is seeking reelection.
Curly R. Sellers Chief of Housing and Program Green Rock Correctional Center Chatham, VA. 24531
Member of the following Organizations: American Correctional Association, Virginia Correctional Association, Southern States Correctional Association, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INC., Order of Eastern Star & Lifetime member of National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. Curly R. Sellers began her career in 1998 as a Grievance Coordinator at Greensville Correctional Center. She was promoted to Counselor in 1998 and then Clinical Social Worker in 1999. In 2000, she became Treatment Program Supervisor at Indian Creek Correctional Center. She left this position in 2004 to work with the Department of Rehabilitation until she got the call to come back home to DOC in January 2008. In 2004, Ms. Sellers became a Certified Substance Abuse counselor with the state of Virginia. She came back as a Re-entry Specialist in 2008 and then in 2010 promoted to Unit Manager at St. Brides Correctional Center. In 2013 promoted to Chief of Housing and Program where she opened River North Correctional Center a level 4 institution. Ms. Sellers graduated from Tidewater Community College in 1993 with an AS degree in Education. She went on to get her Bachelor degree in 1994 in Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University. Curly later on continued her education by obtaining a Master’s degree in Counseling in 1997 from Hampton University. Curly has served on the board of Parks and Recreation and Industrial Development in the City of Galax. She has served on many planning committees throughout Virginia and other states. She also enjoys being a motivational/ inspirational speaker. She likes energizing her audience and getting them involved. Ms. Sellers is a small business owner of Platinum’s Event Planning where she works as a Certified Event Planner. Her motto is “I don’t have a desire to be rich, I just want to be a Blessing to others.” Curly Sellers is seeking election as President-Elect of the Virginia Corrections Association.
Marilyn Hill is Assistant Warden at Nottoway Work Center. She seeks reelection as an At-Large Board Member.
Teresa Harvey works for Virginia Department of Corrections. She currently serves VCA as an Officer as Treasurer. She currently seeks election as an At-Large Board Member.
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