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Officers & Directors

2017-2018 KCCD Executive Officers & Board of Directors


                                            
                                                                                    
                                        Amanda Dees, President

Amanda Dees began her career with the Kentucky Department of Corrections in 2007, as an Accountant III at the Roederer Correctional Complex. In 2009, Amanda transferred to the position of Administrative Secretary in the Warden’s Office and in 2011 she was promoted to her current position of Administrative Specialist III. Amanda was elected to serve on RCC’s Staff Canteen Board of Directors from 2010-2012, and has been involved in fundraising efforts for the staff. Prior to her employment with the Department of Corrections, Amanda worked for Aramark as an Assistant Food Service Director at all 3 LaGrange area Adult Institutions from 2005-2007. Amanda attended the University of Kentucky, where she majored in Agriculture Economics with a minor in Business.
 

Amanda has been a member of KCCD since 2006. She served as interim Secretary for the Louisville chapter in 2010 and was then elected to serve in that position from 2010-2011, then elected to serve as President-Elect of the chapter from 2011-2012. Amanda has served as Treasurer and President-Elect for the KCCD Executive Board and was chosen as a 2012 and 2013 recipient of the Mary Frances Cooper Award.


                                                                                              
                                                                                        Donald Shawn McKenzie
                                                           President-Elect

Shawn began his career with the Department of Corrections in 1996 as a Classification and Treatment Officer at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex. He was promoted to Corrections Unit Administrator I in 2006. In 2008 he was promoted again to Corrections Unit Administrator II. He is the former Work Program Director at E.K.C.C.

Shawn has been a member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD) since 2000. He co-wrote the chapters by laws and petitioned to have the Cave Run Chapter Charter reinstated in 2009. He has served as the Chapter President of Cave Run for six years and has been the President Elect three. He has Co-Chaired the Hospitality room for the 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Conference.


                                         
                                              Abigail McIntire, Past-Present
                                                        Bio - Coming Soon 

 

 

 

 

                                                    
                                              DeEdra Hart, Secretary

DeEdra Hart began her career with the Kentucky Department of Corrections at the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in 1995, as a Correctional Officer. She has also held the positions of Classification Treatment Officer I & II, Unit Administrator I & II, Offender Information Supervisor and Probation and Parole Officer I in District 13 Owensboro Office. She was promoted to the Deputy Warden of Programs and Support Services at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex.  Currently, DeEdra is Warden of Green River Correctional Complex in Central City, KY.

DeEdra has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Murray State University. She is the recipient of the 2004 Commissioner’s Achievement Award, and a 2006 and 2012 graduate of the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program. Along with being a member of SSCA, DeEdra has been a member of KCCD since 2000, having served 3 terms as Chapter President for the Four Rivers Chapter and 8 terms as Secretary for the KCCD Executive Board. DeEdra was the 2005, 2007, and 2012 recipient of the Mary Frances Cooper Award.



                                                    
                                               Beth Moore, Treasurer

Beth Moore started her career in corrections with CCA at Marion Adjustment Center.   She then transitioned to KY DOC in 2004 starting as a Correctional Officer at Northpoint Training Center and was promoted to CTO in January 2005.  In August of 2007 she was promoted to CTO II at FCDC.  Upon the closing of FCDC in 2011, Beth was promoted to Systems Analyst II in Central Office IT Department, to Systems Analyst III in 2012 and now works as the Systems Consultant.  Beth Moore has been a member of KCCD since 2005.  She was the Herrington Lake President in 2006-2007, State Board President in 2009-2010 and Capitol Chapter President.  Beth received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2002 and her Master’s Degree in Correctional & Juvenile Justice in 2008.

                                                                                             

 

                                                    
                                        Vanessa Kennedy, Director

Vanessa began her career with the Department of Corrections at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in 1999 as a Correctional Officer. She has also held the positions of Sergeant, Classification Treatment Officer, Unit Administrator I & II, and Deputy Warden at two institutions. She is currently the Deputy Warden of Security at RCC. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Corrections and Juvenile Services from Eastern Kentucky University along with a Master of Science in Conflict Management. Vanessa is a member of Southern States Correctional Association, Deputy Warden Association, and Correctional Peace Officer Foundation and has been a member of Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency since 2007, has served two (2) terms as Chapter President for the Four Rivers Chapter and two (2) terms for the KCCD Executive Board.

                                                                                      

                                             

                                             David Bradley, Appointed Board Member

David began his career with the Kentucky Department of Corrections May 1, 2005, at the Little Sandy Correctional Complex in Sandy Hook as a Classification & Treatment Officer. David was also a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team at LSCC. David was named LSCC Employee of the Month in May 2006. David also became the KOMS Liaison for the institution in March 2007, where he assisted in the training of over 1000 DOC staff on the new KOMS system. In October 2007, David laterally transferred to Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty as Classification & Treatment Officer, and was also named the KOMS Liaison for the institution. David transferred to the position of Network Analyst I in June 2010. David was named EKCC Employee of the Month in May 2008 and September 2011. David was selected to participate in the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Development Program, which he completed in March 2012. David was also the P.R.E.A. Compliance Manager for EKCC for nearly 2 years.  David was also a part of the Teamwork Award given at the Governor's Ambassador's Awards Banquet, which was given to EKCC employees for their stellar performance in the aftermath of the tornado of March 2, 2012, which destroyed much of West Liberty.  In April 2013, David was promoted to Corrections Unit Administrator I and was in charge of the Pre-Release Office, working with inmates going out on early-release (MRS) and parolees; responsibilities he held through July 1, 2015.  David was then reassigned and was the Assistant Unit Director of Housing Unit B at EKCC.  On 8/16/2016, David was promoted to Corrections Unit Administrator II, and he was assigned as Unit Director over Minimum Security and Honor Housing.  On 10/25/2016, David was reassigned as Unit Director over Restrictive Housing.  On 1/05/2018, David was reassigned as Unit Director over Reentry Preparation Dormitory, where he works closely with inmates who will be reentering society within the next 2 years, and Dorm 2 General Population Dormitory. 

David has been an active member of KCCD, and has served as President of the Cave Run Chapter twice, and he was previously an elected member of the Board of Directors of the state board in 2012, and served in 2015 at President-Elect of the State Board and 2016 as President of the State Board. David received the prestigious Mary Frances Cooper award at the 2012 Conference and again at the 2013 Conference. David is also very active in the community. He has held memberships with the West Liberty Kiwanis Club and West Liberty Rotary Club.  He is a member of the UK-Morgan County Extension Council, a member of the UK-Morgan County Extension Building Committee, a member of the West Liberty-Morgan County Steering/Business Development Committee, a member of the Morgan County Board of Education District Development Committee, Chairman of the Morgan County Sorghum Festival Committee for the past two years, a member of A Walk To Remember committee, and is the web designer for two websites, KCCD and Morgan County Sorghum Festival. David earned his Bachelor's Degree from Morehead State University. David is married to his wife, Reanna, and they have a 10 year old daughter, Zoe, who is in the fifth grade at Wrigley Elementary School.