Consultant Team Profiles
Marcia Morgan, Ph.D.
Executive Director; Research and Evaluation; Needs Assessments;
Curriculum Development; Training; Project Management and Design; Gender
Issues; Sexual Violence; and Crime
Marcia Morgan has worked in the criminal justice field
since 1975, starting her career as a deputy sheriff,
a correctional officer, researcher, lobbyist and
presently as a highly sought-after national consultant with expertise in
training, curriculum development, research, assessment
and evaluation, gender issues, sexual violence, and criminal justice practices.
Marcia has worked with many national and international agencies including the
National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, International
Association of Chiefs of Police, Housing and Urban Development, Just Detention International, Crittenton Foundation, and many local,
state and federal agencies. She has worked in South Korea, Brazil, Malaysia,
England, Australia, and Germany. With the US Army at the Pentagon, she researched
and helped develop a sex offender protocol for the military. She has conducted
qualitative and quantitative research for adult and juvenile justice agencies
and health programs. She was selected to represent the U.S. and present at the NATO Conference on victimization in Italy.
Marcia has written over 20 national curricula on various
crime issues. For the National Institute of Corrections
in Washington, D.C. she wrote:
Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct
with Inmates (2007)
How to be More Effective Supervising
Women Offenders in the Community (2007)
Practices in Women's Prisons (2005)
Issues in Managing Women Offenders (2002)
Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders (2002)
Offenders: Developing an Agency-wide Approach (2002, 2014)
How to Communicate Effectively and Professionally with Inmates: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Gender Non-Conforming (E-learning 2014)
For the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Beyond Gender Barriers: Programming Specifically
for Girls (2000)
Gender-Responsive Programming for
Girls – Track
For the National Institute of Justice, she wrote two training
Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative (2000)
on youth gun violence
Project Safe Neighborhoods (2002)
For the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), she and a colleague
wrote the curriculum, Partnerships for Safe Schools
worked on the curriculum Beyond Trauma
with Dr. Stephanie Covington on trauma
recovery and substance abuse for women, authored Gender-responsiveness
in Criminal Justice Settings
training program for jails in Chicago, a facilitator's curriculum
for the Girls Circle Association, Female Offenders
part of the Carey
Guides-Effective Case Management, SafeTOUCH curriculum
on child abuse prevention, and the Gender-Responsive
Training for Corrections Specialists
for the US Navy Brig at Miramar.
As a consultant
with the National Institute of Corrections, she has conducted qualitative research
at men's and women's prisons around the US (Indiana, California,
Georgia, Oregon, Washington, Vermont, etc.) examining prison culture issues,
staff sexual misconduct and prison rape. Since 2004, she has worked on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) helping develop the standards, writing scripts for national inmate and staff training videos, and producing policy materials. She has conducted evaluations of PREA strategies and standards compliance in Florida, Washington, Oregon, Colorad, Arizona and other states.
Marcia and a
colleague, Virginia Edwards, were the original developers in 1976 of the "Anatomical
now used worldwide in interviews with sexually abused children. She authored
How to Interview Sexual Abuse Victims
, Sage Publications (1995), now
in three languages. She also wrote My Feelings
, a children's book on
teaching them to trust their instincts about OK and Not OK touches. It was one
of three safety books recommended on “Good Morning America.” In the
1970's, she headed up one of the first all-female rape investigation programs
in the country in Eugene, Oregon.
Police Policies and Procedures;
Leadership; Team Building; Criminal Justice Strategic
Planning; Capital Improvements and Construction Planning and Management
Andy Jordan has been in law enforcement for over
35 years and is the former Chief of Police in Bend,
Oregon. He began his career in Fresno, California,
became a Deputy Sheriff with Deschutes County, Oregon,
then with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s
Office, and finally with the Bend Police Department
where he worked his way up the ranks from patrol officer,
patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant, captain
and then Chief of Police in 1999. Andrew managed a
staff of 87 sworn and 25 support staff. In 2003, Bend
Police received state accreditation - one of a handful of departments
in the state to receive this status. As Chief for nine years, Jordan
instituted a "Command College" that
he taught monthly to 60 employees to build capacity
in leadership. After he retired, he was recruited to be Director for the multi-jurisdictional
911 Emergency Center. He is also a certified and trained PREA auditor. See
Andrew's expertise is in criminal justice strategic planning, leadership in law
enforcement, project development and technical assistance. He co-authored the
article "The Prison Rape Elimination Act: What Police Chiefs Need to Know," Police
Chief Magazine, April 2006.
Andrew directed the planning and building of several public safety facilities
(police, 911 dispatch center, municipal court addition to police services building).
Andrew has a strong commitment to being active in his community including Rotary
and sitting on several boards of directors such as the KIDS Center (child advocacy
center) and HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), the State Board on
Public Safety Standards and Training appointed by the Governor, as well as being
active on various law enforcement committees.
Andrew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State
at Fresno, CA and graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National
Academy in Quantico, Virginia in 1995.
Corrections Administration; Prison Operations; Prison Industries;
Training; Focus Group Facilitation; Risk/Need Assessments; Cross-cultural Communication;
Strategic Planning; Leadership
Marianne McNabb has worked in the criminal justice system for more than 30 years.
She has held a variety of executive level positions in both Washington State
and the State of Alaska. She has also served on boards and commissions in both
Alaska and Washington, and is currently a member of the Washington State Jail
Industries Board. Most recently, she was the Southwest Regional Administrator
for the Washington Department of Corrections. Her 10 county region included four
correctional facilities, four work release facilities as well as 50 community
corrections offices. Prior to this, as Assistant Director, she managed community
corrections programs for the Washington Department of Corrections. See
Ms. McNabb is currently a private consultant and has provided technical assistance
and training to more than 30 jurisdictions around the US in the area of staff
sexual misconduct, gender responsive services for female offenders, risk/need
assessments, strategic planning, cross-cultural communication, and leadership
Ms. McNabb received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University
of California, Riverside and holds a Master of Art in Sociology, with an emphasis
in Organizational Development, from the University of Rhode Island.
Organizational Psychologist; Human Resources; Workplace Violence/Threat Assessments;
Transitional Management; Employee Security Risk/Risk Prevention; Training; Employee
Assistance; Policy Development including Downsizing Issues
Keith Orton is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical and organizational
psychology and the founder of LIFE:WORK Perspectives. Dr. Orton has over 20 years
of experience working in various business settings performing corporate mental
health and human resources roles. See more.
Throughout his career he has accumulated extensive
experience in organizational assessment and transition management. As the Mental
Health Director for U S West, now Qwest, he lead both policy development and
implementation while also performing clinical functions for high profile, complex
situations. He developed skills in the area of threat assessment while fulfilling
that role. Dr. Orton also has experience in the area of individual assessment
focusing specifically on security risks and screening. While in private practice,
Keith performed security screening for a Northwest nuclear energy facility, evaluating
hundreds of individuals to determine their trustworthiness and reliability to
work in a secure facility. Dr. Orton also served as a human resources and organization
development resource for Intel Corporation and Cadence Design Systems. In those
roles, his objective was to keep the organizations “legal” while
consistently improving the organizational environment to enable their human assets
to contribute maximally to their success.
Keith received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Oregon and his Master's degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Georgia.
Legal Issues in the Criminal Justice System; Courts; Training
Jeff Shorba is an attorney and serves as Deputy State Court Administrator for
the Minnesota Judicial Branch. He oversees operational aspects related to the
work of Minnesota’s
district courts, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. He is responsible for supervising
division directors and managers in the areas of finance, information technology,
human resources, legal services, court services, education and organizational
development, internal audit and facilities management. The state court system
includes 3,500 employees and 300 judges working in ten judicial districts throughout
Prior to joining the judicial branch, Mr. Shorba served as Assistant Commissioner
for Management Services and Legal Counsel at the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
As Assistant Commissioner, Mr. Shorba reported to the Commissioner of Corrections
and oversaw the departments of: policy and legal services, finance, information
technology and human resources. In addition he supervised personnel coordinating
agency religious services and diversity. He also served as legal advisor to the
Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission and Secretary to the Minnesota Pardons
Prior to joining the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Mr. Shorba served
for eight years as Associate General Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal
Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C. Mr. Shorba was in charge of the Legislative
and Correctional Issues Branch where he provided legal advice on policy development,
legislative affairs and institution operational issues. He developed special
expertise in the areas of religious services, sentence computation, emergency
preparedness use of force, treatment programs, medical services, privatization
and death penalty procedures.
From 1989-1991, Mr. Shorba was in private practice
in Washington, D.C. at the law firm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd where his practice
focused on litigation and appellate work, primarily in the areas of employment
discrimination, labor law and employee benefits. From 1988 to 1989, he served
as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Mr. Shorba
as vice-chair of the American Correctional Association (ACA) Legal
Issues Committee and co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Corrections
and Sentencing Committee. He has conducted training at numerous national conferences
and seminars including those sponsored by the ACA, ABA, National Institute of
Corrections, Federal Bar Association and the Federal Judicial Center. He has
also served as an adjunct professor at the School of Public Affairs at the American
University in Washington, D.C.
Since 1999 Mr. Shorba has served as a consultant
with both the National Institute of Corrections and the Moss Group, Inc., a national
criminal justice consulting firm. His work has included teaching and technical
assistance to correctional agencies across the country regarding the prevention
of and detection of staff sexual misconduct and inmate-on- inmate assaults, investigating
sexual assault in a correctional environment, operational practices for working
with female offenders and sessions related to implementation of the Prison Rape
Elimination Act (PREA). Mr. Shorba worked closely with the National Prison Rape
Elimination Commission as the principal drafter of the Standards for the Prevention,
Detection, Response and Monitoring of Sexual Abuse in Community Corrections Facilities.
He has also served as an advisor to the PREA Review Panel.
Shorba received his
Bachelor's degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Carleton
College. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Hara Shick and John Ralston
Architectural Design and Planning for Public Safety and Correctional Facilities
Ralston and Hara Shick, with the architectural firm hsr Master Planning and Architecture,
LLC, have extensive experience in criminal justice and public safety projects.
They have built police departments, court facilities, parole and probation offices,
a 911 facility, a new fire station as well as a maximum security unit at a state
Their firm, hsr Master Planning and Architecture, LLC can accomplish any number of needs, including feasibility studies, space planning, master planning, remodeling existing spaces and new construction. They can guide the client in the beginning stages of planning or take the project from design through construction. They have a reputation for staying on time and on budget. John and Leslie make an excellent team of thoughtful, communicative, and creative architects and look forward to working with you on your next project.
A sampling of projects include:
Transit Maintenance and Operations Facility,
Bend Police Station-Phase I and Phase II
Waste Water Training Facility
Master Planning Pilot Butte Campus
Bend City Hall and Boyd Acres ADA Studies
Klamath Falls Police Station
Prineville City Hall
Prineville Senior Center
Jefferson County Courthouse ADA and Site Improvements
Jefferson County Parole and Probation
Jefferson County Annex Remodel-Administrative Services
Master Planning Jefferson County
Kam Wah Chung Museum
Nike MLK Store-Portland, OR
Nike Outlet stores throughout the US
Intel Private Airline Terminal Locations
Both John and Leslie received their Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Oregon and became licensed architects in 1983.
Health Issues; Staff Wellness
Cynthia Kane, Ph.D. has over 25 years in the health field. Dr. Kane has taught at the
University of Wisconsin Stout, held executive level positions educating and contracting
with physicians and hospitals for Clear One Health Plans and Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Oregon, and consulted with various entities on a
wide range of health needs. She has expertise in evaluating and implementing
employee wellness programs, most recently for Clear One Health Plans, both for
their employees and their insured members. In addition, Cynthia has developed
wellness programs for students at the University of Wisconsin Stout, Oregon State
University, the University of Oregon and Summit High School. She was the Executive
Director of the Clear One Foundation that aimed to enhance the health and well-being
of Central Oregonians. Through this role she collaborated with other community
organizations involved in community wellness projects. See
Cynthia Kane received her Bachelor's degree in Health Education from the University of Arizona, her Master's degree in Health from Oregon State University and her Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Oregon.
Corrections Operations and Administration; Training; Corrections Leadership;
Conflict Resolution; Prison Cultural Assessments
Calvin Brown has over 30 years experience in the administration of statewide
programs in Facility Operations, Counseling, Mental Health, Mediation/Conflict
Resolution, and Inmate Administration with the Georgia Department of Corrections.
He is a decisive leader with success in motivating staff as well as developing
and implementing creative programs. See
He serves as a national consultant in the areas of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and Culture Assessments in Prisons. This consultation has been in the areas of training and implementation of PREA. The following is a list of states that I have served as a PREA consultant:
Arkansas State Department of Corrections
Alabama State Department of Corrections
Allegheny County Jail, Pittsburgh, PA
King County Jail, Seattle, WA
New York State Department of Corrections
Delaware Department of Corrections
California State Department of Corrections (3 womenís facilities)
Calvin also serves as a PREA assessor within the Georgia Department of Corrections. The primary role of an assessor is to make site visits and determine a facilityís vulnerability in its physical structure, classification, and housing as it relates to PREA. Additionally he assesses to what degree the Department could fully implement the PREA National Standards
Calvin received his Bachelorís degree in Sociology from Albany State College and his Masterís degree in Community Counseling from Georgia State University.
Mediation; Strategic Planning; Group Facilitation; Key Informant Interviewing
and Focus Groups
Lori Kenney has been providing mediation and facilitation for over 21 years for a broad cross-section of local, regional, state and federal agencies, businesses and not for profit corporations addressing a wide range of issues. She specializes in working with multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional, and diverse communities and groups to design systems, programs and processes to meet the needs and objectives of these multi-faceted groups. See more.
Ms. Kenney has guided coalitions and groups comprised of public safety leaders, politicians, senior level management, operations and line staff to better understand issues and develop solutions to complex issues. She is skilled at developing rapport with diverse individuals and groups, creating an environment for bridging differing cultures and addressing common interests through the active involvement of all stakeholders. Lori has conducted key informant interviews through the course of civil rights investigations, mediations and general fact finding missions. She has worked as part of a team on a national project for the International Association of Chiefs of Police and understands the complexities of criminal justice issues.
Prior to her work as a consultant, she served as a legislative aide in the Oregon State Legislature, worked in marketing communications for Evergreen International Airlines and served as Director of Admissions for the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University.
Ms. Kenney received her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Willamette Universityís Graduate School of Management and is a trained mediator.
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