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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

Taryn Link

Commissioner, Alaska

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Biography

Taryn Link joined the Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) in 2006 upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Her first assignment was at the Anchorage Probation Office (APO) where she was promoted to a supe

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Taryn Link joined the Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) in 2006 upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Her first assignment was at the Anchorage Probation Office (APO) where she was promoted to a supervisor role, Probation Officer III (PO III) in 2010. In February 2013, Taryn joined the Alaska Parole Board staff where she managed clemency applications and investigations. In 2014, she transferred to Alaska’s only women’s prison, Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (HMCC), where she worked as an Institutional PO Supervisor. In October 2018, she returned to the Anchorage Probation Office as a district supervisor of the training unit and was quickly promoted in September of 2019 to the position of Deputy Chief at the APO. In June 2020 Taryn was promoted to her current role, as Chief Probation Officer for Region III for the Division of Pretrial, Probation and Parole.

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Commissioners

Taryn Link

Commissioner, AK

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Biography

Taryn Link joined the Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) in 2006 upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at the Univers

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Taryn Link joined the Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) in 2006 upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Her first assignment was at the Anchorage Probation Office (APO) where she was promoted to a supervisor role, Probation Officer III (PO III) in 2010. In February 2013, Taryn joined the Alaska Parole Board staff where she managed clemency applications and investigations. In 2014, she transferred to Alaska’s only women’s prison, Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (HMCC), where she worked as an Institutional PO Supervisor. In October 2018, she returned to the Anchorage Probation Office as a district supervisor of the training unit and was quickly promoted in September of 2019 to the position of Deputy Chief at the APO. In June 2020 Taryn was promoted to her current role, as Chief Probation Officer for Region III for the Division of Pretrial, Probation and Parole.

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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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Guillermo Viera Rosa

Commissioner, CA

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Biography

Guillermo Viera Rosa was appointed to Director of Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) at the California Department of Corrections and Rehab

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Guillermo Viera Rosa was appointed to Director of Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in June 2020. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Viera Rosa served as the Undersecretary of Operations since November 2019. He was the Director of the Division of Correctional Policy Research and Internal Oversight from January 2018 through December 2019. Mr. Viera Rosa was formerly the Director of DAPO, where he served in several positions since 2000, including Regional Parole Administrator, Associate Director, Parole Administrator, Parole Agent Supervisor, and Parole Agent. Mr. Viera Rosa also served in several positions at the Board of Parole Hearings from 2004 to 2009, including Deputy Commissioner, Correctional Counselor Supervisor, and Parole Agent Specialist. He was an instructor at the Riverside County Office of Education, Deputy Probation Officer at the San Bernardino County Probation Department, and US Pretrial Officer with the US Central District Court prior to working at CDCR.

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Andrew Zavaras

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, CO

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Biography

Commissioner Zavaras began his career in Criminal Justice as a Community Parole Officer (CPO) for the Colorado Department of Corrections, Division

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Commissioner Zavaras began his career in Criminal Justice as a Community Parole Officer (CPO) for the Colorado Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Parole in 2005. As a CPO, he became knowledgeable on supervising virtually every type of caseload available from interstate cases to gangs and sex offenders. Following subsequent promotions, he became the Division's first supervisor of the Housing & Stabilization Unit, focused on hard to serve parolees experiencing homelessness and/or high mental health needs. In that capacity, Mr. Zavaras built bridges between parole staff, re-entry staff and community partners to ensure a smoother transition and more effective supervision, leading to his promotion to manager of the Unit as well deputy compact administrator. In 2021, he was appointed as commissioner, serving as the manager of the Interstate Compact Unit and Westminster field office.

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Brook Mamizuka

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, HI

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Judy Mesick

Commissioner, ID

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Biography

Judy Mesick has been working in the Corrections field for 21 years and has worked in Interstate Compact for 20 years serving. Judy has been the De

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Judy Mesick has been working in the Corrections field for 21 years and has worked in Interstate Compact for 20 years serving. Judy has been the Deputy Compact Administrator for the Idaho Department of Correction for 16 years. Besides her duties as DCA, Judy also supervises the Limited Supervision Unit which was mandated by Justice Re-investment. She supervises two Interstate Compact Coordinators, 3 Probation/Parole officers and 2 Tech Rec II positions. She conducts annual trainings with judges, PA’s, DA’s, and Felony and Misdemeanor P&P officers.

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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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Deborah Dreyer

Commissioner / Compact Administrator , NV

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Biography

Debbie Dreyer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She has 21 years of experience in

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Debbie Dreyer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She has 21 years of experience in law enforcement. In July 2000, Debbie began her career with the State of Nevada, Department of Public Safety, Division of Parole and Probation, as a Parole and Probation Officer in the Las Vegas Office. For the next twelve years, as a DPS Officer, Debbie worked in a variety of units within the Division to include, Sex Offender, Interstate Compact, General Supervision, House Arrest and Intensive Supervision/Risk Control. As an officer, she also prepared Pre-Sentence Investigation Reports. In 2012, Debbie was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was one of three sergeants assigned to oversee Division’s the Sex Offender Unit. In early 2016, Debbie transferred to the Office of Professional Responsibility where she was tasked with conducting administrative investigations involving employee misconduct. A few months later, in August 2016, Debbie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned as one of two lieutenants in the Court Services Unit. Debbie was responsible for the oversight and production of approximately 600 Pre-Sentence Investigation reports per month. In December 2019, Debbie was promoted to the rank of Captain and assumed responsibility for the Programs Unit which included the Eighth Judicial District’s 10 Specialty Court Programs, the House Arrest Unit, the Re-entry Unit (parole) the Sex Offender Unit and the Interstate Compact Unit. Currently, Debbie oversees the Sex Offender Unit, Interstate Compact Unit, and the Operations - South Unit. Debbie was appointed to the role of Commissioner for the state of Nevada In February 2021.

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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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