Criminal Justice Advisory Board

In an effort to insure that the Wilmington University Criminal Justice curriculum is up to date and meeting the challenges that are contemporary in the field, a group of professionals from the region has been assembled to provide counsel and advice on the most recent trends, developments, and changes that occur in the in the field. The Board meets twice each semester to review proposals and programs in the curriculum.


Jo Allegro-Smith
Sussex County Director
Cancer Support Community
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Ronetia Bacon
Supplemental Nutrition Program Policy Advisor (SNAP)
Delaware Division of Social Services
New Castle, DE
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Keith Bosco
Community Integrated Services
Middletown, DE

Lauren Brueckner, Program Coordinator
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Georgetown, DE
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Rick Carter, Founder & CEO
The Hospitality School
New Castle, DE

Stephanie Cory, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Newport, DE

Carol Doherty, Executive Director
A Door of Hope Pregnancy Center
Wilmington, DE

Joy Elvin, M.S.W, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Linda Ganassi
Training Director
PAFACOM
Vineland, NJ
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Piera Gravenor, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Delsea Regional School District
Franklinville, NJ

Lauren Havens
Career Counselor
Wilmington University
New Castle, DE

Erik Hochrein
Family Crisis Therapist Supervisor
Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Families
Wilmington, DE
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Carlyle Hooff
Director of Housing - Behavioral Health and Community Integration
Project Manager - U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement

Makeesa Johnson, M.S.W.
Owner, Elderly Healthcare Consulting, LLC
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Cathy Kavanaugh, Ph.D.
Instructional Director and Department Chair
Human Services, Drug & Alcohol Counseling, and Social Service Program
Delaware Technical Community College
Wilmington, DE

Sherry Kirkland, M.S.
Academic Advisor
Wilmington University
New Castle, DE

Laura Leary
Site Director, Dover AFB Campus
Wilmington University

Kim Murtha
Counselor
Corsica River Mental Health Services
Centreville, MD
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Judy Pantalino
Bereavement Counselor
Delaware Hospice
Dover, DE
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Terry Page, Ph.D.
Clinical Director
Advoserve
Bear, DE

Allison Parker
Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
Bancroft
Haddonfield, NJ
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Susan Perron
President & CEO
Abilities Solutions
Westville, NJ

Donna Smith-Moore, Ed.D.
Academic Advisor, Georgetown Campus
Wilmington University

Barbara Snyder
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
Easter Seals DE & MD's Eastern Shore
New Castle, DE

Patricia Spratley, M.S.
Human Resource Specialist
Department of Youth and Family Services
State of Delaware

Karen Spring, LCSW
Social Worker
Children & Families First
Wilmington, DE
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Ron Stephenson
Teacher of Autism
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

Shawn Stevens, Ed.D.
Director, Community Impact
United Way Delaware
Wilmington, DE
Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington University

James Thornton
Executive Director
Claymont Community Center
Claymont, DE

Enid Wallace Simms
Public Affairs Manager
Delmarva Power

Andrea Woie
Marketing & Development Manager
Meals on Wheels Delaware
Wilmington, DE


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.