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Task Force Chairs:

Hon. Henry duPont Ridgely
Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

Hon. Jan R. Jurden
President Judge, Superior Court of Delaware

Task Force Subcommittees and Chairs:
Communication, Collaboration, and Resource Allocation Subcommittee
  Chair: Hon. Jan R. Jurden  
  President Judge, Superior Court of Delaware
     
Education, Prevention, and Victims’ Rights Subcommittee
  Chair: Vivian L. Medinilla  
  Judge, Superior Court of Delaware
 
Identification, Assessment and Treatment Subcommittee
  Chair: Dr. Carol Tavani, MD, MS, DLFAPA  
  Executive Director, Christiana Psychiatric Services
 
Juvenile Subcommittee
  Chair: Hon. Jan R. Jurden  
  President Judge, Superior Court of Delaware
 
Mental Health Courts Subcommittee
  Chair: Hon. Anne Hartnett Reigle  
  Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Delaware
     
Task Force Members

Judicial Branch

Hon. William L. Witham, Jr.
Resident Judge, Superior Court of Delaware

Hon. Andrea Maybee Freud
Commissioner, Superior Court of Delaware

Hon. Alicia B. Howard
Commissioner, Superior Court of Delaware

Hon. Loretta M. Young
Commissioner, Family Court of Delaware

Hon. Deborah Ann McNesby
Justice of the Peace, Justice of the Peace Court of Delaware

Legislative Branch

Delaware Senate
Hon. Margaret Rose Henry
Hon. Nicole Poore

Delaware House of Representatives
Hon. Deborah Hudson
Hon. Helene M. Keeley

Executive Branch

Office of the Governor
Drewry Fennell, Esq., Deputy Chief of Staff

Delaware Health and Social Services
Hon. Rita Landgraf, Cabinet Secretary
Marc D. Richman, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Community Mental Health and Addiction Services (DSAMH)

Department of Correction
Hon. Robert M. Coupe, Commissioner
Laurie Pezick, Supervisor, Probation and Parole

Department of Justice
Patricia Dailey Lewis, Esq., Director of Family Division

Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Terry L. Pepper, Deputy Principal Assistant

Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families
Susan A. Cycyk, M.Ed., Director, Division of Prevention & Behavioral Health Services

Office of the Public Defender
Brian J. Bartley, Esq., Chief Deputy
Kerry M. Ferriter, Supervisor, Psycho-Forensic Evaluation Unit
Lisa A. Minutola, Esq., Chief of Legal Services

Community Task Force Members

Janet Kramer, M.D., Board member, Delaware Center for Justice
James Lafferty, Executive Director, Mental Health Association in Delaware
Patricia McDowell, Director of Programs, National Alliance on Mental Illness in DE
Joshua Thomas-Acker, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness in DE

Advisory Subcommittee Members

Gerard Gallucci, M.D., M.H.S., Medical Director, DSAMH
Ronald Keen, Criminal Justice Coordinator, Criminal Justice Council
Christian Kervick, Executive Director, Criminal Justice Council
Abraham J. Mensch, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Clarence Watson, J.D., M.D., Clinical Director of Forensic Services, DHSS

Task Force Staff

Hon. Patricia W. Griffin, State Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the Courts
Amy Quinlan, Esq., Deputy State Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the Courts
Kathryn Wolinski, Special Projects Analyst, Administrative Office of the Courts


For more information about the Delaware Supreme Court’s Criminal Justice and Mental Health Task Force,
please contact Amy Quinlan at the Administrative Office of the Courts, (302) 255-0098 or Amy.Quinlan@state.de.us.