Governance

Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 Executive Team

The Executive Team strives to adequately represent juvenile justice professionals in Michigan.  The team is currently comprised of individuals from local juvenile courts, the State Court Administrative Office, the Department of Human Services, Grand Valley State University, and private residential treatment providers.

President

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Sandi Metcalf, MS, is the Director of the Juvenile Court for the 20th Judicial Circuit Court and President of Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20.  In addition, she is the Vice President of the Michigan Association of Family Court Administration, a founding member of the Michigan Female Responsive Task Force, and has extensive experience as the female-services consultant for the State of Michigan. She is also appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, the State Advisory Group.

Email:  smetcalf@miottawa.org

 


Vice President

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Bob Nida has served as the Vice President of Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 Executive Team since the organization was established.  He is now retired, but served as the Probate and Juvenile Court Director, the Family Court Administrator and Friend of the Court, and most recently as the Trial Court Administrator/Friend of the Court during his over his forty year career with Barry County.  He has served on numerous committees and councils at a local and state level and has served as President of the Juvenile Justice Association of Michigan and the Michigan Association of Family Court Administration.   

Email:  nidabowne@charter.net

Secretary

Heather Blodgett

 

 

Heather Blodgett is the Assistant Juvenile Court Director – Internal Operations for the 20th Circuit, Juvenile Court in Ottawa County.  Prior to joining the court, she worked with adolescent females in a residential mental health program and interned with the 20th Circuit’s Juvenile Drug Treatment Court.  She is a proud Grand Valley State University alumna, where she completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in criminal justice.  She has been a member of Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 since its inception in 2011, serving in a support role capacity, as a member of Action Team #5 and most recently, as Secretary of the Executive Team.

Email:  hblodgett@miottawa.org

Treasurer

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Kathy Bailey, Ed.D., is the Director of and Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Bailey holds a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University. Shortly after graduating, she began working with emotionally disturbed youth in residential treatment. In 1982 she was hired by the Kent County Juvenile Court, where she held a number of positions. While at the Court she finished her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University, and was hired to be part of a team to change the focus from institutionalizing youth to providing community-based treatment services. She has been with GVSU for over 24 years.

Email:  baileyk@gvsu.edu

Kevin Bowling

Kevin J. Bowling, JD, MSJA, is the Trial Court Administrator and Attorney Referee for the 20th Judicial Circuit Court and the Ottawa County Probate Court in Ottawa County. He is a Past President of the National Association for Court Management, Co-Chair of the COSCA/NACM Joint Technology Committee, and member of the DOJ Global Advisory Committee.  His work in the judicial system spans 35 years with time spent as a court manager, attorney, judicial educator and court consultant, including service in western Africa as Deputy Chief of Party for the Nigeria Justice Sector Assistance Project.  Mr. Bowling also served for 20 years in a variety of positions with the Michigan Supreme Court, including State Judicial Educator and Regional Court Administrator. 

Email: kbowling@miottawa.org

Linda Edwards-Brown

Linda Edwards-Brown, LMSW, is the Juvenile Court Administrator for the Washtenaw County Trial Court, where she has worked in various capacities for over thirty years. She is also a part-time Lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work and a Trustee for Pittsfield Charter Township. She is the immediate past president of the Michigan Association for Family Court Administration.  Linda has devoted her life to public service and is honored to serve on the Executive Board of Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20. She is committed to social justice and is passionate about juvenile justice. Linda has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Michigan and both a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Liberal Studies in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University.

Email:  edwardsbl@ewashtenaw.org

Nicole Faulds

Nicole Faulds is the Juvenile Division Administrator for the 16th Circuit Court in Macomb County.  She earned a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Calvin College in Grand Rapids and began working for the 16th Circuit Court in 2001.  Nicole began as the Drug Court Supervisor before being promoted to Program Director in 2004 and her current position in 2011.

Email: nicole.faulds@macombgov.org

Carla Grezeszak

Carla Grezeszak is the Family Division Administrator and Deputy Trial Court Administrator for the 23rd Circuit Court.  She attended and graduated from Lake Superior State College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Saginaw Valley State College.  Carla began her career with Iosco County (then Probate) Family Court in March, 1985 as the County Juvenile Officer.  She has been with the Iosco County Court System for thirty years and has been involved in many changes, including the creation of the Truancy Court and the development of a Family Dependency Treatment Court.  She has been a member of the Northern Michigan Juvenile Officer’s Association since 1986 and has served as president for that organization since 1998. She has also been a member of the MAFCA organization for more than 25 years.

Email: cgrezeszak@ioscocounty.org

Derek Hitchcock

Derek Hitchcock is the Director of Residential Services at Highfields, Inc.  He was the former administrator of the Michigan Department of Human Services, Bureau of Juvenile Justice.  Derek served as the state’s Director of Juvenile Programs and as a staff member to the Governor’s Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice. From 2002-2011, Derek was Director of the W. J. Maxey Boys Training School, the state’s maximum security facility for juvenile offenders, where he developed successful programs for treatment of youth with serious criminal offenses and severe emotional disorders. He earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Eastern Michigan University and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Email:  dhitchock@highfields.org

Herman McCall

Dr. Herman McCall is the director for Juvenile Justice Programs for the state of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  Prior to this assignment, Dr. McCall provided leadership as the director of the Maxey Boys Training School, a secure facility for males 12 - 21, in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. In addition to his state service with the Bureau of Child and Adult Licensing, he has a wealth of private agency, child welfare programming and operations leadership experience. Dr. McCall earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, social work and sociology from Hillsdale College, his master’s in counseling form Western Michigan University, and his doctorate in education from California Coast University.

Email:  mccallh@michigan.gov

Tayna Morrow

Tanya Morrow is the Juvenile Services Supervisor for the Livingston County Juvenile Court and is also the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Coordinator.  Tanya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Michigan – Flint.  She has been in her current position for approximately four years and previously was a Juvenile Probation Officer for ten years. 

Email: TMorrow@livgov.com

Dave Rauch

Dave Rauch is the Family Court Administrator and Referee for the 33rd Circuit and 7th Probate Courts in Charlevoix County.  He attended both Spring Arbor College and Central Michigan University, earning a B.A. in Psychology.  Dave began his judicial career in Emmet County and has been with the Charlevoix County Probate Court since 1995.  He has participated as a member of the Executive Board for the Northern Michigan Juvenile Officer’s Association, for MAFCA, and is a member of the Juvenile Justice Association of Michigan.

Email: Rauchd@charlevoixcounty.org

Patrick Sussex

Patrick Sussex is a Program Manager for Juvenile Justice Programs with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. He is assigned as the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinator, responsible for overseeing compliance with the PREA juvenile standards in all state-run and private juvenile justice residential facilities that contract with the state, and responsible for administrative duties relative to PREA. He also oversees the Michigan Juvenile Justice Assessment System (MJJAS) training program. Mr. Sussex provides training for Regional Detention Support Services volunteers. He has a Master’s Degree in Education and is a certified drug and alcohol counselor, a certified PREA auditor, and a trained mediator.

Email:  sussexp@michigan.gov

Andy Thalhammer is originally from Flint and holds an MBA from Michigan State University.  He has worked as juvenile Probation Officer, Child Care Fund Manager, and is currently the Court Administrator of the 17th Circuit Court – Kent County.  He has held his current position since 2013 after being appointed as the Deputy Court Administrator in 2012. 

Administrative Support

Andrea Reenders

Andrea Reenders

Title:  Administrative Assistant

Department:  20th Circuit Court - Ottawa County

Email:  areenders@miottawa.org

SCAO Liaison

Noah Bradow

Noah Bradow

Title:  Liaison to the Executive Team

Department:  State Court Administrative Office

Email:  bradown@courts.mi.gov

SCAO Liaison

Robin Eagleson

Robin Eagleson

Title:  Liaison to the Executive Team

Department:  State Court Administrative Office

Email:  eaglesonr@courts.mi.gov

SCAO Liaison

Jennifer Warner

Jennifer Warner

Title:  Liaison to the Executive Team

Department:  State Court Administrative Office

Email:  warnerj@courts.mi.gov

Student Liaison

Chad Jackson

Chad Jackson

Title:  Liaison to the Executive Team

Department:  Grand Valley State University

Email:  jackscha@mail.gvsu.edu



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