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Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision | Ensuring Public Safety for the 21st Century

West Region

Mission

Summary

Serve as a liaison between the Commission and states within a defined geographic area. Provide assistance, share best practices, recommend rule changes, and report to the Executive Committee.

Chair

Roberta Cohen

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, New Mexico

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Biography

Roberta Cohen started her career in 1994 with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety working with the Financial and Procurement Division, Crime Lab and New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Training and Recruiting Division.


In January of 2006, Cohen was

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Roberta Cohen started her career in 1994 with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety working with the Financial and Procurement Division, Crime Lab and New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Training and Recruiting Division.


In January of 2006, Cohen was promoted as the Deputy Compact Administrator with the Department of Corrections, Interstate Compact office. In June 2014; she was appointed Commissioner for New Mexico Interstate Compact by Governor Susanna Martinez. She is a member of the ICAOS Training Committee and the Chair of the Commission’s West Region.

 

Cohen trains all incoming Basic probation and parole recruits for the New Mexico Department of Corrections and the surrounding state judicial agencies.

 

Cohen is a graduate of Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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Vice Chair

Vacant


Commissioners

Rebecca Brunger

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, AK

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Dori Littler

Commissioner / DCA Probation, AZ

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Biography

Dori Littler has held her current position as the Deputy Compact Administrator (DCA) for Arizona Adult Probation since December 1999. Prior to thi

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Dori Littler has held her current position as the Deputy Compact Administrator (DCA) for Arizona Adult Probation since December 1999. Prior to this position, She was an adult probation officer with the Gila County Probation Department in Globe, Arizona. As DCA, she is responsible for training and oversight of the interstate compact program. She was appointed as Arizona’s Compact Commissioner in January 2005, currently serves on the Rules Committee, and is a national trainer for the Training Committee. She has previously served as Chair of the West Region and Training Committee. In 2006, she was awarded the Executive Chair Award for her outstanding service to the Commission. 

 

Littler regularly trains line officers, judges, attorneys and other court personnel on the rules of the interstate compact throughout Arizona. She has also trained criminal justice personnel in Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Nevada, California, Hawaii, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Idaho, Alaska, New Jersey, Kansas, Iowa, Connecticut, New Mexico, and Washington, D.C.

 

Littler is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice.

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Jeff Green

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, CA

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Biography

Jeffrey Green was appointed acting director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations on June 14, 2019. Mr. Green has served as the deputy direct

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Jeffrey Green was appointed acting director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations on June 14, 2019. Mr. Green has served as the deputy director for the Division of Adult Parole Operations since July 1, 2016 and has held several positions with the division since 2000 including chief deputy administrator, associate director, parole administrator, parole agent III, parole agent II, and parole agent I. He worked at California State Prison, Corcoran from 1996 to 2000 where he served as a correctional counselor, correctional officer, and recreational therapist. From 2005 to 2006, he was adjunct instructor at Saint Mary’s College.

 

Mr. Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Sacramento and a Master of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College.

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Merideth McGrath

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, CO

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Dwight Sakai

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, HI

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Denton Darrington

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, ID

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Biography

Senator Denton Darrington serves as Idaho’s Interstate Compact Commissioner since retiring after 30 years in the Idaho Legislature.  He was

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Senator Denton Darrington serves as Idaho’s Interstate Compact Commissioner since retiring after 30 years in the Idaho Legislature.  He was first elected to the Senate in 1982 and, after serving 15 consecutive terms, he retired in 2012.

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Cathy Gordon

Commissioner / Compact Administrator / DCA, MT

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Biography

Cathy Gordon has been with the Montana Department of Corrections for over 25 years.  She has served as the Deputy Compact Administrator for t

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Cathy Gordon has been with the Montana Department of Corrections for over 25 years.  She has served as the Deputy Compact Administrator for the past 15 years and as Commissioner since 2014.

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Roberta Cohen

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, NM

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Biography

Roberta Cohen started her career in 1994 with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety working with the Financial and Procurement Division, Crim

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Roberta Cohen started her career in 1994 with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety working with the Financial and Procurement Division, Crime Lab and New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Training and Recruiting Division.


In January of 2006, Cohen was promoted as the Deputy Compact Administrator with the Department of Corrections, Interstate Compact office. In June 2014; she was appointed Commissioner for New Mexico Interstate Compact by Governor Susanna Martinez. She is a member of the ICAOS Training Committee and the Chair of the Commission’s West Region.

 

Cohen trains all incoming Basic probation and parole recruits for the New Mexico Department of Corrections and the surrounding state judicial agencies.

 

Cohen is a graduate of Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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Sheri Sliva

Commissioner / Compact Administrator / DPS Captain, NV

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Jeremiah Stromberg

Commissioner, OR

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Biography

Jeremiah Stromberg is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Community Corrections for the Oregon Department of Corrections. This rol

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Jeremiah Stromberg is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Community Corrections for the Oregon Department of Corrections. This role includes oversight of the community corrections grant in aid funding; development of statewide legislation, policies, and rules that govern community corrections; jail inspections; program evaluations; liaison between the Counties of Oregon and the Department of Corrections; and Interstate Compact.


Stromberg served on the Oregon Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision from 2009–2012, first as the Executive Director before being appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber as a member of the Board. From 1997–2009, he worked for Multnomah County Department of Community Justice in Portland, Oregon in a variety of roles including: Lead of the Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Unit within the Juvenile Detention Center; Manager of the Adult Secure Residential Treatment Program; Manager of the START Drug Court; Manager of the Parole and Probation Domestic Violence Unit, and Manager of the Local Control Supervision Unit.

 

In 2016, Stromberg was elected Vice Chair of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision and in 2018 was elected as the Commission’s Chair. He is also a former Chair of the Commission’s Compliance Committee.

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Dan Blanchard

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, UT

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Biography

Dan Blanchard is the Division Director of Adult Probation & Parole in the Utah Department of Corrections, having been appointed in Novemb

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Dan Blanchard is the Division Director of Adult Probation & Parole in the Utah Department of Corrections, having been appointed in November 2018. Mr. Blanchard previously served as Deputy Director of Adult Probation & Parole and has over 21 of experience with community and institutional corrections.

 

Dan began his career with the Utah Department of Corrections in 1997 as a correctional officer at the Utah State Prison, and later at a community correctional center. In 1999 he became an agent with the Division of Adult Probation & Parole in the Provo office, and later as a supervisor of intake and field teams.

 

By 2013, he had worked is way up to assistant regional administrator in the Salt Lake office at the Fortitude Treatment Center and field supervision teams, and was appointed deputy director with AP&P in 2015.

 

Blanchard is a member of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision’s Technology Committee.

 

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology and his Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University.

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Mac Pevey

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, WA

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Biography

Mac Pevey began his career with the Washington State Department of Corrections in June 1999 as a community corrections officer and has climbed the

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Mac Pevey began his career with the Washington State Department of Corrections in June 1999 as a community corrections officer and has climbed the ranks, serving as a community corrections supervisor, field administrator for section 4-Pierce County, and as a regional administrator.

Pevey also serves as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Seattle University (since 2004) and has sat on the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee since its inception.

 

Pevey has his Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Seattle University and his Masters of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the National Institute of Corrections' Executive Excellence Program in 2015. He is the 2013 recipient of the Secretary's Leadership Award.

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Coltan Harrington

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, WY

Biography

Coltan Harrington is the Deputy Administrator of Field Services for the Wyoming Department of Corrections. As such, he manages several progra

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Coltan Harrington is the Deputy Administrator of Field Services for the Wyoming Department of Corrections. As such, he manages several programs for the Wyoming Department of Corrections and fills in for the Field Services Administrator when needed.

 

Coltan has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and an M.P.A., both from the University of Wyoming.

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Next Meeting

West Region DCAs Meeting

03/11/2019 @ 2:00pm Agenda | Calendar

West Region Meeting

10/08/2019 @ 10:45am Agenda | Calendar