Who We Are

Mark Carey

Mark Carey

Mark Carey is the President of The Carey Group (TCG), a national consulting firm that provides training and technical assistance for justice and correctional professionals and community groups. Mark is also the President of Carey Group Publishing (CGP). He served as the Deputy Commissioner of Community and Juvenile Services for the Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1999 to 2003, the Director of Dakota County Community Corrections, the Director of Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted County Community Corrections, and the Warden of MCF-Shakopee, the only women’s prison in Minnesota. He has over 35 years of experience in the correctional field, serving as a counselor, probation/parole officer, planner, administrator, and consultant. Mark taught juvenile justice at the Community College in Rochester, Minnesota, and has published over a dozen articles and two books.

Mark previously served as President of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). He has been on the APPA Board of Directors since 1997. In 1996, he received APPA’s Sam Houston University Award. He has served as President and Chair of a number of other associations and task forces, and is a frequently requested keynote speaker and trainer. In 1993, he was selected as the Corrections Person of the Year by the Minnesota Corrections Association.

Contact Mark at: mark@thecareygroup.com

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Mimi Carter

Madeline M. Carter

Madeline (Mimi) Carter joined The Carey Group and Carey Group Publishing as a partner in January 2012. She began her career in the justice field working for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, serving as Resident Supervisor, Correctional Counselor, and Screener for the Pre-Release Center. She oversaw the development of the county’s pretrial services agency and served as the Supervisor of its Screening Unit following implementation.

After a decade of government service, Mimi joined the Center for Effective Public Policy, where she has served as a Principal and Managing Partner for over 23 years. Mimi has managed numerous national, state, and local projects on a variety of topics, including implementing evidence-based practices, advancing effective prisoner reentry strategies, establishing and maintaining multidisciplinary collaborative teams, and working with special populations, including women offenders and sex offenders. In addition, Mimi has over two decades of experience advancing policy and practice around probation and parole violations. She has worked directly with more than 30 agencies and statewide jurisdictions across the country on this topic, designing policy frameworks that guide responses to the behavior (both prosocial and noncompliant) of justice-involved individuals. She has published on the topic of responses to probation and parole violations (see http://nicic.gov/Library/016858), including a 2015 National Institute of Corrections-sponsored monograph on the state of the art in offender behavior management (see https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.nicic.gov/Library/029553.pdf).

Mimi holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the American University. She has published more than 25 journal articles and practitioner handbooks.

Contact Mimi at: mimi@thecareygroup.com

Madeline Carter's Publications
 

Erin King

Erin King

Erin King joined The Carey Group in 2015 as the Training Coordinator. Erin has more than 20 years of experience in the corrections field. While earning her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, she worked in a juvenile residential treatment center. She began her service with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in 1994, where she served as an adult probation and parole agent for seven years until she was promoted to Corrections Field Supervisor in 2001. In 2011, she worked with the Office of the Secretary’s Reentry Unit as a Cross Divisional Coordinator. In 2012, she assumed the role of Assistant Regional Chief for Community Corrections in Milwaukee, Wisconsin—a position she held for three years prior to joining The Carey Group.

Erin is an experienced trainer; she provides skill-based instruction on evidence-based principles and practices, COMPAS risk assessment tool administration and scoring, Four Core Competencies, Carey Guides and BITS, and the Supervisor’s EBP BriefCASE. Additionally, Erin is certified to evaluate corrections programs using the Correctional Program Checklist (CPC). She has particular interest and expertise in victims’ rights and advocacy, community justice, evidence-based decision making, dosage probation, corrections’ role in early justice interventions, and Behavioral Health Treatment Court.

Contact Erin at: erin@thecareygroup.com

Christine Toner

Christine Toner

Christine Toner is an Associate with The Carey Group and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has worked with state and local governmental agencies across the country on the implementation of, and training and consulting in, evidence-based practices. Christine has trained extensively on cognitive behavioral programming such as Thinking for a Change, Motivational Interviewing, engaging families, and effective case management.

Prior to joining The Carey Group, Christine worked for the New York City Department of Probation as Deputy Director of the Division of Staff and Organizational Development. She also served as Clinical Director for the national non-profit agency Family Justice. Christine is currently an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Social Services in New York City, and a Senior Advisor at Phoenix House, a non-profit provider of drug and alcohol services.

Contact Christine at: christine@thecareygroup.com

Shana Rigelhaupt

Shana Rigelhaupt

Shana Rigelhaupt is the Computer and Information Systems Manager for The Carey Group and Carey Group Publishing. She is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing technology and software solutions, including Carey Group Publishing's Digital Library and Behavior Management System software. 

Shana has 14 years of web design and development experience, and has worked for several non-profit agencies as well as the United States Marine Corps. In addition, Shana has seven years of experience working as a Production Manager for The Focal Point, LLC, a legal graphics firm. Shana holds a BFA in Photography from The Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Mary Washington.

Contact Shana at: shana@thecareygroup.com

Amy Youngblood

Amy Youngblood

Amy Youngblood holds a Computer Science degree from Georgia State University and comes to The Carey Group and Carey Group Publishing with 18 years of software development and consulting experience. She began her career as a consultant for Microsoft, gaining hands-on experience developing cutting-edge technology. From there, she worked with companies such as Williams Telecommunications, Chesapeake Energy, Coca Cola, and Opteum Financial Services, where she was hired to manage the development team and oversee all in-house development. Amy went on to start her own company, specializing in developing custom software for business, government, and non-profit organizations. For the past 10 years, Amy has been developing applications for the justice field, including web-based systems to manage the movement of clients through the court system and to map the locations of sex offenders, and Windows-based applications to capture and manage data used to predict jail and prison populations.

Contact Amy at: amy@thecareygroup.com


TCG Training Team

Aila Malik

Aila Malik

An experienced trainer of professionals in corrections, education, and community-based organizations, Aila Malik joined The Carey Group’s training team in 2015. For more than 14 years, she has also worked as a nonprofit entrepreneur and executive, including serving as the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Strategic Officer of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, a national organization focused on preventing juvenile delinquency and incarceration, and launching reentry programming for the adult offender population. In addition, Aila has developed juvenile justice protocols for probation departments throughout the country, served on the leadership team for Disproportionate Minority Contact/Confinement issues in Santa Clara County, California, and held adjunct lecturer positions for juvenile justice courses at Santa Clara University School of Law and Lincoln Law School. Most recently, Aila founded Venture Leadership Consulting, which specializes in executive coaching, organizational change, and developing and implementing strategic initiatives in the nonprofit and public sectors.

Aila holds a BS degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Environmental Science; she has her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law and is a member of the California Bar; and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011 American Bar Association Child Advocacy Award.

Contact Aila at: info@thecareygroup.com

Dawn Schantz

Dawn Schantz

Dawn Schantz has more than 30 years of experience in Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system. She began her career in 1981 as a community-based counselor at Community Commitment, Inc. She then served as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Lehigh County from 1982 to 1987 and held several different human services positions from 1987 to 1993. In 1993, Dawn accepted a Juvenile Probation Officer position in Northampton County. While there, Dawn also provided extensive training around Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy activities at both the state and local levels. Dawn is a Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory Master Trainer and, in this capacity, has provided master trainer certification and re-certification training to the majority of the counties in the Commonwealth. She is also a trainer of Family Involvement and of The Carey Group’s Four Core Competencies, Brief Intervention ToolS, and Carey Guides curricula.

Dawn retired from juvenile probation in April 2015 to accept the position of Pennsylvania’s Motivational Interviewing Consultant. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the design, organization, and coordination of the implementation of motivational interviewing practice in local jurisdictions across the Commonwealth, with special attention to implementation steps and sustainability planning. Dawn holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Moravian College and a Master’s degree in Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling from the International Institute for Restorative Practices. Dawn joined The Carey Group’s training team in 2015.

Contact Dawn at: info@thecareygroup.com

Ingrid Sharos

Ingrid Sharos

Ingrid Sharos is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She worked for 31 years in the field of corrections, serving in both the adult and juvenile probation systems. She was instrumental in implementing evidence-based practices in the Department of Probation and Court Services Division of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court, Wheaton, Illinois. Ingrid worked as a Probation Officer, Program Manager, and Supervisor, and retired as the Deputy Director of Adult Casework Services. She continues her work in the corrections field as a trainer, coach, and consultant, and has worked with The Carey Group since 2011.

Contact Ingrid at: info@thecareygroup.com

Jay Leamy

Jay Leamy

Jay Leamy is a Deputy Chief Probation Officer in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Jay has been a Juvenile Probation Officer for more than 19 years, at first supervising diverse offender populations and then transitioning into specialized positions of aftercare and intensive supervision and managing sex offenders. While managing a caseload, he was also responsible for supervising Community-Based Probation Officers and Specialized Probation Officers, and for overseeing the management of offenders in residential-based settings as well as fiscal matters related to community-based and residential-based services. In his current role as a Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Jay directly supervises Specialized Probation Officers, oversees court operations, manages intake processes, and monitors departmental quality assurance operations. Between 2006 and 2014, Jay served as an adjunct professor in the Anthropology and Sociology Department at West Chester University. Jay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University and a Master’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology from Saint Joseph’s University. Jay joined The Carey Group’s training team in 2015.

Contact Jay at: info@thecareygroup.com

Linda Zimbleman

Linda Zimbelman

Linda Zimbelman has more than 20 years of experience in the corrections field. After earning her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, she worked in a residential halfway house for state and federal female offenders and their children, age 2 and under. Linda joined the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in 1998, where she served as an adult probation and parole agent for six years until she was promoted to Staff Development Specialist in 2004. In 2008, she assumed the role of Staff Development Program Director, a position she continues to hold.

Linda is an experienced trainer, curriculum developer, and training coordinator. She manages a 10-week training academy for new Probation & Parole Agents in Wisconsin, an advanced Specialized Supervision Training program for line staff, Principle of Subject Control (POSC) annual update training for 1670 Division of Community Corrections staff, and Training for Trainers Department-wide. Linda provides skill-based instruction on evidence-based principles and practices, the COMPAS risk assessment tool, effective case planning, effective responses to noncompliance, and The Carey Group’s Four Core Competencies, Carey Guides, Brief Intervention ToolS (BITS), and Supervisor’s EBP BriefCASE curricula. She is especially interested in victim community supervision and reentry programming for incarcerated adults, evidence-based decision making, and victim empathy. Linda joined The Carey Group’s training team in 2015.

Contact Linda at: info@thecareygroup.com

Matt Moore

Matt Moore

Matt Moore’s career has spanned every aspect of the correctional system. He has worked as a probation and parole officer, as a supervisor, and as a criminal justice executive in faith-based programs, state and local corrections, and the private sector. Among his accomplishments are developing and implementing day reporting centers, outpatient substance abuse programs, sex offender programs, residential treatment programs, and intensive supervision programs.

After more than 24 years in public and private corrections, Matt started his own company, Sprig Solutions, to provide speaking, training, consulting, and coaching services in the areas of evidence-based practices and leadership to justice system agencies, faith-based organizations, and businesses. He joined The Carey Group as a trainer in 2015.

Contact Matt at: info@thecareygroup.com

Stacy Ledvina

Stacy Ledvina

Stacy Ledvina has been a trainer for The Carey Group since 2013. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Social Work and from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master of Social Work. She has been employed in a variety of positions at the Manitowoc County Human Services Department since 1998, primarily in the juvenile justice field. Currently, Stacy is a Supervisor of the Youth and Family Services Unit and site coordinator for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).

Stacy is dedicated to system reform efforts and to utilizing best practices to ensure positive outcomes. Collaborating with system stakeholders is one of Stacy’s notable strengths and has allowed her to be a leader in establishing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for Manitowoc. Stacy is also actively involved in the Wisconsin Juvenile Court Intake Association and the Wisconsin Juvenile Justice Network. Stacy took an active role in developing Wisconsin’s Juvenile Justice Practice Model and is committed to helping others in their system reform efforts.

Contact Stacy at: info@thecareygroup.com