DIRECTOR HISTORY


DIRECTOR DONA MARIE MARKLEY
2016 - 2016
Appointed by Governor Douglas A. Ducey

Dona Marie Markley was appointed by Governor Douglas A. Ducey as the Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) on April 11, 2016. Prior to this appointment, she served as the ADJC Assistant Director. Ms. Markley has over 32 years professional experience with 30 years in Arizona State Government. Other state positions held include Deputy Director at the Arizona Department of Corrections, Assistant Director and acting Deputy Director at the Arizona Department of Health Services, and Executive Director of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. During her tenure in Arizona State government, Ms. Markley has participated in a variety of statewide executive branch initiatives and has held positions on a variety of executive branch committees. Ms. Markley holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Iowa, where she also completed the University of Iowa’s prestigious undergraduate Writer’s Workshop. In addition, Ms. Markley holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University.



DIRECTOR CHARLES FLANAGAN
2011 - 2014
Appointed by Governor Janice K. Brewer

Charles Flanagan was appointed by Governor Janice K. Brewer as the Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC), effective July 8, 2011, and served until January 13, 2014, when he was appointed Director of the newly formed Arizona Department of Child Safety. Prior to his ADJC appointment, Mr. Flanagan served as the Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC). Director Flanagan came to ADJC with more than 28 years of correctional experience at ADC. In addition to serving as Deputy Director, he also served as Assistant Director; Workforce Development Administrator; Academic and Career Technical Education Administrator; Chief Executive Officer of Correctional Industries and Warden of two ADC prison complexes, which included oversight of minors adjudicated as adults. From 2011 through 2014, Director Flanagan lead an agency restructuring that consolidated the secure care operations into one facility in North Phoenix, reduced agency administration by 50%, reduced overall spending, and focused on increasing outcomes for juvenile offenders. Director Flanagan has a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is a Certified Public Manager through Arizona State University.



DIRECTOR MICHAEL BRANHAM
2003 - 2011
Appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano

Michael Branham was appointed Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) on March 11, 2004, by Governor Janet Napolitano and also served under the leadership of Governor Janice K. Brewer through July 7, 2011. Prior to his appointment he served as Executive Director of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. Director Branham came to ADJC with over three decades of public service in law enforcement and in municipal, county and state government. During his tenure as director, Mr. Branham was responsible for the oversight and management of more than 1,200 youthful offenders in the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. This included four secure care facilities and juvenile parole services. Director Branham was the guiding force behind the organizational culture change in addressing the findings of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) investigation. This transformation was the foundation in building a solid organization to provide a safe and secure environment while addressing treatment, education and rehabilitative needs for youth committed to the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. Director Branham holds a Bachelor in Management, a Masters in Organizational Development, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.



DIRECTOR DAVID A. GASPAR
1997 - 2003
Appointed by Governor Jane Dee Hall

David A. Gaspar was appointed by Governor Jane Dee Hall as Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) in December 1997. Under Mr. Gaspar's direction, the Department continued the ambitious reform agenda that led to completion of Johnson v. Upchurch. Mr. Gaspar retired in 2003, became one of the original staff members of the National PREA Resource Center (PRC), and currently serves as a senior program specialist at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. In that capacity, Mr. Gaspar handles the field-initiated inquiries PRC receives regarding technical assistance, as well as website communications to PRC from people in the field and the general public. He also participates as a faculty member with the certified PREA auditor training program and maintains this commitment to the field by his active participation in various national organizations across the criminal justice field.



DIRECTOR EUGENE R. MOORE
1994 - 1997
Appointed by Governor Fyfe Symington III

Eugene R. Moore was appointed Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) by Governor John Fyfe Symington III in January 1994, and also served under the leadership of Governor Jane Dee Hall through December 1997. His career as a professional in criminal justice culminated in his appointment as Director. Under the leadership of Director Moore, ADJC opened a new training academy, developed a nationally accredited education program and implemented dozens of specialized programs targeting chronic violence, substance abuse, sexual offenses, and mental health problems. Prior to state service, Mr. Moore served in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran. He earned his doctorate in Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona in 2003 and was a national consultant and trainer in organizational development for the North American Family Institute.



DIRECTOR JOHN ARREDONDO
1991 - 1994
Appointed by Governor John Fyfe Symington III

John Arredondo was appointed Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) in August 1991, by Governor John Fyfe Symington III. During his tenure as Director, United States District Judge Richard M. Bilby signed a consent decree settling Johnson v. Upchurch. Prior to his appointment he served as the Director of Institutions for the Texas Youth Commission as well as the cabinet-level position of Executive Director of the Arizona Department of Youth Treatment and Rehabilitation. Mr. Arredondo holds a Bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology and a Master's degree in social work.



DIRECTOR CAROL HURTT BOONE
1990 - 1991
Appointed by Governor Rose Mofford

Carol Hurtt Boone was appointed as the first Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) by Governor Rose Mofford effective July 1990. Ms. Boone had supervised juvenile corrections when it was a division of adult corrections. This appointment occurred following Senate Bill 1034, which created a separate juvenile department and separate school district for youth committed to corrections. Prior to her appointment, she served as Assistant Director of Juvenile and Community Services for the Arizona Department of Corrections, Chief Administrator of Private Foster Care Program for the Casey Foundation, and Division Chief for Ventura County Correction Services Agency.