Our Board of Directors

Officers

Carol Post, President
Alonna Berry, Vice President
June Alt, Secretary
Valerie Middlebrooks, Treasurer

Members

Allison Butler
John D’Agostino
Drewry Fennell
Dennis Greenhouse
Kerri Evelyn Harris
Chanda Jackson
Chrysanthi Leon

David McBride
Yasser Payne
Domenica Personti
Natalie Reese
Ashley Sabo
David Teague

Our Staff

David Bever
David BeverExecutive Director
302-658-7174 ext. 20
Dave joined the Delaware Center for Justice following three years as director of development at the ACLU of Delaware. Prior to relocating to Wilmington in December 2016, he served as executive director of two community-based non-profit victim service agencies. Building on his experience as a county probation officer, Dave trained criminal justice professionals for over fifteen years on the dynamics of domestic violence. Dave has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Jessica Alicea
Jessica AliceaProgram Director, Community Reintegration Services Program (CRSP)
302-498-5472
Jessica has been employed with DCJ since 2011.
Barbie Fischer, MA
Barbie Fischer, MAProgram Coordinator, Victim Restoration & Community Mediation Program
302-658-7174 Ext. 24
Erin Goldner
Erin GoldnerInstructor, Victim Sensitivity Program
Judy Hutt, MS
Judy Hutt, MSEducational Instructor, Women in Transition
Shaniqua Johnson-Pierce, MSW, LCSW
Shaniqua Johnson-Pierce, MSW, LCSW Coordinator, Safe Spaces
Suzanne Kirk, LCSW
Suzanne Kirk, LCSWCommunity Reintegration Specialist, Community Reintegration Services Program (CRSP)
302-498-5467
Suzanne is a social worker, who has provided direct services for several years. She works with older youth and adults who are impacted by the justice system and in transition. Suzanne enjoys assisting participants with identifying and building on their strengths and resources, learning new skills, and working towards making positive changes.
Cindy McDaniel
Cindy McDanielProgram Coordinator, School Offense Diversion Program (SoDP)
302-658-7174 Ext. 23
Years after starting a family and volunteering, Cindy returned to Widener University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Government & Politics in 1990, which included a semester in foreign policy at The American University. When she is not on the clock at DCJ, Cindy’s commitment to her community is driven by her determination to make a difference in and around the issues of social justice and peace–work that sustains her spiritual growth.

Fun fact about Cindy: When her passport was stolen during a trip to Calcutta, Cindy navigated over and through the corrupt landscape without offering a single bribe to get it replaced—a memory that still serves her during challenging times.

Laura Mood
Laura MoodBookeeper
302-658-7174 ext. 18
Javonne Rich, MSW
Javonne Rich, MSWMental Health Therapist, Adult Victim Services
Javonne started at the Delaware Center for Justice as an intern in 2017. She joined the staff as Mental Health Counselor in 2019.

Javonne has an extensive background in providing clinical counseling for individuals and families impacted by a myriad of social challenges including criminal justice involvement, child abuse, domestic violence, and trauma. Her mission is to provide compassion, empathy and a nonjudgmental space to explore feelings, thoughts and patterns of behavior. Javonne is experienced working with ta variety of mental health concerns including: grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. Her approach is person-centered and strengths-based. She focuses on using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness techniques to collaboratively work on goals defined by her clients.

Javonne currently serves as a board member of an organization that strives to eliminate sexual violence. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice/Sociology and Psychology from the University of Delaware and a Master’s in Social Work from Delaware State University.

Kailyn Richards
Kailyn RichardsPolicy Coordinator & Program Coordinator, Read In Read Out
302-658-7174 ext. 10

Kailyn is currently the Office Coordinator and Communications Assistant at the Delaware Center for Justice (DCJ) in Wilmington, DE. She is also the Program Liason for Read In Read Out, a program that allows incarcerated parents to read age-appropriate books on CDs to their children. The books and resulting recordings are then sent to the child. Before joining the Delaware Center for Justice in 2017, Kailyn served as Campaign Assistant to Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester until the 2016 primary election. Kailyn is a strong believer that we can alleviate inequality through policy, education, and compassion. In addition to advocating for criminal justice reform in Delaware, she spends her spare time on various community-based committees, reading fiction, and meditating. Her pronouns are she, hers, and beloved.

Emma Smith
Emma SmithCommunity Reintegration Specialist, Community Reintegration Services Program
Sussex County: 302-752-3571
Kent County: 302-674-7191

Gloria Smith is a 2013 graduate of Wilmington University. In 2016 Gloria began working as a victim advocate with Child Inc.’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, providing support services and outreach for the Spanish speaking community. She used her bilingual skills to assist her clients with the Protection from Abuse Order process, providing them with court accompaniment, support, and community resources. Additionally, she attended community outreach events to raise awareness and promote services available to victims of domestic violence. She collaborated regularly and built a strong network with community partners and service providers.

Gloria Smith
Gloria SmithProgram Director, Adult Victim Services Program
302-658-7174 ext. 15
Gloria Smith is a 2013 graduate of Wilmington University. In 2016 Gloria began working as a victim advocate with Child Inc.’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, providing support services and outreach for the Spanish speaking community. She used her bilingual skills to assist her clients with the Protection from Abuse Order process, providing them with court accompaniment, support, and community resources. Additionally, she attended community outreach events to raise awareness and promote services available to victims of domestic violence. She collaborated regularly and built a strong network with community partners and service providers.
Arden Vizzard, MSW
Arden Vizzard, MSWCase Manager, Adult Victim Services Program
302-658-7174 ext. 12
Arden Vizzard has recently graduated from Widener University with her MSW and has a bachelor’s degree from Immaculata University. In past internships, Arden has worked with Child Inc.’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, Crozer Keystone, and the Widener Partnership Charter School. Throughout her internships and education, she has found her love for advocacy and justice and looks forward to joining the DCJ team!
Ameshia White
Ameshia WhiteCommunity Reintegration Case Manager, Community Reintegration Services Program (CRSP)
302-598-5369
Ameshia is a graduate of Temple University, and currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Wilmington University. She has always had a heart to want to help others, and joined the DCJ team in 2019. In the past, Ameshia has worked with victims of human trafficking, youth in a teen pregnancy prevention program, and individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. She hopes to one day soon become a school counselor. Some of her favorite activities are spending time with her family and friends, reading, learning random facts, and shopping.
Corry Wright, MPA
Corry Wright, MPAProgram Coordinator, Student Warriors Against Guns and Gangs (SWAGG) Program
302-658-7174 Ext. 34
Corry holds a Bachelor degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University and has work experience in human services, as well as social and psychological research. He began working with the Delaware Center for Justice in 2014 because he is passionate about reducing recidivism.

Fun fact about Corry: Corry has a sense of adventure and several years ago scaled Mt. Washington, a height of 6,288 feet, in sub-freezing temperatures!