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About US

Established in 2002, The Moss Group was

formed to provide the field of corrections with

opportunities to partner with dedicated and

talented practitioners, researchers, and

community stakeholders within the

criminal justice system. We have since grown into a comprehensive consulting firm and expanded our services to other industries. Our exceptional team and consultants serve as your trusted partner with the capacity to respond to short and long-term client needs at any stage.   

Our Mission

   We are a trusted partner – to leaders and their organizations – to create optimal safety and well-being for staff and persons under their care. 

Chief Executive Officer and Our Founder

Andie Moss

is founder and president of The Moss Group. Through her organization, Ms. Moss manages multiple strategies to assist the field, including implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act, working effectively with woman offenders, providing executive leadership training, assessing and supporting mission change and transition strategies, developing and leading culture change initiatives, delivering investigative trainings, and facilitating strategic planning. In 2003, TMG was awarded a multi-year cooperative agreement with NIC to manage its PREA initiative by providing training and technical assistance to the field, as well as present at professional conferences. Ms. Moss managed this cooperative agreement for seven years, providing technical assistance to nearly all 50 states, developing video toolkits for adult and juvenile corrections, developing an online e-learning training program, and publishing brochures and articles to assist the field with operational and policy issues related to PREA. Additionally, Ms. Moss served as subject matter expert to the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission and the PREA Review Panel. Ms. Moss is published in professional periodicals and authored a chapter in a correctional administrator’s textbook on staff sexual misconduct. She is active in professional organizations, is the former chair for the ACA Women Working in Corrections Committee, and is past president of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections. Additionally, Ms. Moss serves on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers. She also chaired the NIC Institute initiative on women offenders for five years. Ms. Moss has received numerous honors for her work, including the NIC Executive Director’s Award and the Association of Women Executive’s in Correction’s Susan M. Hunter Award.

Bernie Warner

Bernie Warner joined TMG as President in 2021. Mr. Warner has over 35 years of experience in both juvenile and adult corrections. He brings a commitment and passion for corrections and rehabilitation and strives to continually advance corrections. As President, he leads the day-to-day operations and management of the firm, with a focus on growth and partnerships that align with and support the current needs of the criminal justice and public safety industry. In July 2011, Mr. Warner was appointed by then-governor of Washington Christine Gregoire as the secretary of the state’s department of corrections, a position he held until October 2015. Secretary Warner led an agency of 8,000 employees responsible for over 35,000 offenders in 12 prisons, 15 work release facilities, and 123 community supervision offices throughout the state. He also held executive positions in corrections in the states of Arizona, Florida, and California, where he served as the director of the state juvenile justice system. In each jurisdiction, he focused on comprehensive system reform relying on an evidence-based model of risk, need, and responsivity. Additionally, Mr. Warner led corrections operations in the private sector and has been actively engaged in international correction promoting policies and standards for humane and effective correctional policies and practices, as a board member of the International Prisons and Corrections Association from 2015-2020; advisory board member of the Vera Institute from 2015-2020; delegation member of the U.S. State Department to the UN Crime Commission in Vienna; and expert for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on the revisions of the standard minimum rules for the treatment of offenders. In 2019, Mr. Warner received the Louie Wainwright Award from the Association of State Correctional Administrators (now known as the Correctional Leaders Association). He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University.

A Team Of Professionals

Paige Adkins

Executive Coordinator

Executive Coordinator

Paige Adkins

Paige Adkins joined TMG in 2022 as Executive Coordinator. Paige comes to TMG with over five years of experience working in research contributing to the criminal justice field. She has supported several large-scale state and federal grant contracts intended to reduce drug-related crime and recidivism, which include Ohio’s State Opioid Response (SOR) grant and the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Programs (COSSAP) grant. Some of the research that Paige has been involved in includes reentry after incarceration for women, opioid addiction, correctional officer training, and Naloxone distribution for opioid overdose prevention. Most recently, Paige was with a non-profit organization. There she facilitated operations and administrative responsibilities for the research department, ensured compliance with grant and federal regulations, and provided operational assistance in research projects. Paige received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Gender and Women’s Studies with a minor in Criminology from the University of Kentucky and she is currently earning her master’s degree in Criminal Justice at The University of Cincinnati.

Caleb Asbridge

Caleb Asbridge

Project Director

Project Director

Caleb Asbridge

joined TMG as Director of Correctional Services in 2022, after having been either a full- or part-time consultant since 2005. As DCS, he manages and directs the work of consultants (employees and contract), project directors, project managers, and project coordinators, who collectively ensure the successful execution and delivery of TMG projects according to TMG standards.

Through his work with The Moss Group, Mr. Asbridge has worked with a wide variety of local, state, and federal entities and professional organizations. He began his career in 1998 working with juvenile sex offenders in a private residential setting and spent a significant part of his career working with the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). While at DJJ, Mr. Asbridge was responsible for statewide programs, policy, PREA and was the agency liaison to the Kentucky legislature.

Mr. Asbridge holds a bachelor's degree in Government, Economics and Philosophy and a master's degree in Public Administration.

 
 

Maggie Black

Project Director

Project Director

Maggie Black

joined The Moss Group in 2014 as a project coordinator, providing logistical assistance and supporting the execution of multiple projects. In 2015, Ms. Black was promoted to associate project manager and in 2017 to project manager, where she continues to manage and coordinate projects with both adult and juvenile agencies focused on PREA standards implementation and compliance, culture enhancement, staff training, audit readiness, gender-responsive strategies, and strategic planning. She also serves on the TMG Volunteer Team. Notably, Ms. Black worked on gender-specific inmate orientation videos, provided support in leadership development trainings, provided on-site support during facility assessments, and assisted in curriculum development in the subjects of LGBTI, PREA, and gender responsiveness. Ms. Black formerly worked at the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and the National Center for Trauma Informed Care, working on a variety of projects to include mental health awareness and the reduction of seclusion and restraint. Ms. Black has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Manhattanville College.

Rollin Cook

Project Director

Project Director

Rollin Cook

joined The Moss Group in 2021 as Project Director, though he served as a consultant with TMG since September 2018. Mr. Cook served in Salt Lake County’s Corrections system for 23 years, having joined the county as an officer in June 1989. He worked his way through the jail’s ranks, from officer to corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and ultimately chief deputy. Governor Gary Herbert appointed Mr. Cook to Executive Director at the Utah Department of Corrections in April 2013. He honorably served in that position until his retirement in May 2018. Most recently he served as the Connecticut Commissioner of Correction, before returning home to his family in Utah during the pandemic of 2020 and shifting his focus to his consulting and executive leadership work. Mr. Cook has extensive experience in all areas of corrections operations, as well as, new facility construction and transition, servant leadership, enhancing organizational culture, and employee engagement. Mr. Cook earned his master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College in Salt Lake City.

Hope Cooper

Project Director

Project Director

Hope Cooper

Hope Cooper joined The Moss Group in 2022 as a Project Director. Prior to joining TMG, Hope Cooper served as the Deputy Secretary of Juvenile and Adult Community Based Services for the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) where she oversaw the Juvenile Services Division, to include the only juvenile correctional facility in Kansas, the Community Corrections Division, the Parole Services Division, and the Interstate Compact Unit. She served as the Commissioner for both adult and juvenile Interstate Compact for the State of Kansas as well as serving as national Vice-Chair for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision. Her career with KDOC began in 2008, with roles including Program Consultant, Director of Community Corrections Services, and Warden at the state’s only female facility, Topeka Correctional Facility. Prior to joining KDOC, Hope worked for a juvenile treatment center for adolescent girls as a therapist, the Target Corporation, and as a Federal Probation Officer.

Hope is a member of American Probation and Parole and the Association of Women Executives in Corrections. She maintains her certification in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Hope earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology along with a master’s degree in Community Counseling from Chadron State College. Hope has a passion for people being the best version of themselves and believes every person has worth and is capable of change.

Donna Deutsch

Chief Administration Officer

Director of Business Development

Donna Deutsch

joined The Moss Group in 2010. As Chief Administration Officer, Donna is the operational leader for all business functions including finance, human resources, technology, and management. Previously, Donna was the TMG director of business development where she developed, coordinated, and implemented plans to increase visibility for TMG in the industry and capture and respond to new business opportunities. As a member of the executive team, Ms. Deutsch leads efforts to evaluate and expand TMG's work, including strategic partnerships to meet organizational growth goals, including those related to regional markets, targeted clients, and new products and services. Ms. Deutsch brings more than 20 years of operations, strategic planning, and business development experience to TMG. Her well-rounded base of knowledge and experience in building businesses, evaluating, and enhancing systems and operations, and identifying strategic partners provides for the cultivation and expansion of new opportunities and relationships for TMG. Prior to joining The Moss Group, Ms. Deutsch worked in leadership positions within the education, technology consulting, consumer electronics and publishing industries, and has successfully instilled positive, business-building blueprints throughout her career. Her business operations, finance, mergers and acquisition expertise, and analytical skills provide key operational support for TMG's expanding business. Donna received her bachelor's degree in accounting from Transylvania University and has continued graduate education at the University of Maryland University College.

Jenise Durant

Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator

Jenise Durant

Jenise Durant joined The Moss Group as a Project Coordinator in 2022. She brings eleven years of criminal justice system experience having worked in training and as a detention officer. Jenise received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University. She began her career at Lexington Detention Center where she worked for five years. Duties performed included intake, booking, classification, and visitation. She also served as a Field Training Officer with the department. Jenise later worked for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice as a Training Instructor where she taught various certification courses for juvenile correctional officers. Most recently, Jenise worked with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA) where she was a senior instructor in the detention program. She handled detention research, curriculum development, and basic training to include defensive tactics for detention and law enforcement officer certification. During her time with SCCJA, Jenise completed her master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Adler University.

Marian Geiger

Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator

Marian Geiger

joined The Moss Group in 2021 as a project coordinator following her graduation from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and a minor in Humanities, Health, and Medicine. Marian has extensive internship and experiential learning experiences in sexual assault prevention and response and reproductive health care. During her time at NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland as a policy research intern, Ms. Geiger helped to create a disability justice campaign that expands on disability within the reproductive rights movement. She also supported qualitative research efforts and created deliverables on the criminalization of pregnancy and disability on state and nationwide levels. While working with the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), Ms. Geiger aided research and programming efforts around intersectional approaches to sexual violence prevention and response. In her final semesters at the University of Maryland, Marian actively contributed to campus efforts around hate and bias response and diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. Ms. Geiger is excited to support The Moss Group’s efforts to improve correctional care practices. 

 

Ken Hyle

Project Director

Project Director

Ken Hyle

Ken Hyle joined The Moss Group as a Project Director in 2022. He began his career in the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1992, and throughout this time, he worked extensively on criminal justice issues and employment law matters. He retired from the agency as the General Counsel in 2022. Mr. Hyle had oversight of legal training and of a broad range of practice areas to include correctional law, litigation, policy development and review, real estate and environmental law, government contracting, the Freedom of Information Act, and government ethics. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2011 and has been recognized with two distinguished service awards from the U.S. Attorney General for his work on PREA regulations and staff diversity management. Mr. Hyle received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Boston University in 1991. He attended law school at the National Law Center of the George Washington University and received his Juris Doctorate in 1994.

Shannon Murphy

Sr. Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Shannon Murphy

joined The Moss Group in 2016 as an onsite project manager for the New York City Department of Correction (NYC DOC). She leads and coordinates TMG’s project support for NYC DOC’s PREA compliance efforts, including coordinating leadership symposiums, implementation workgroups, and training of DOC’s 11,000+ uniformed and civilian staff in the prevention, detection, and response to incidents of sexual abuse and sexual harassment against inmates of the operated facilities. Ms. Murphy brings with her 20 years of experience working in county community correctional environments, developing and implementing assessment protocols, programming, and sentencing initiatives to improve offender outcomes in the community. She led NIC’s Transition from Jail to Community project with the Douglas County (Kansas) Sheriff’s Office and was responsible for resident service development and outcome evaluation as deputy chief of programs with Montgomery County’s Pre-Release and Reentry Services (Maryland). Ms. Murphy holds a Master of Public Administration, with a focus on local sector government, and bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Crime and Delinquency Studies from the University of Kansas.

 
 

Raymond Ortiz

Project Manager

Project Manager

Raymond Ortiz

Raymond Ortiz joined The Moss Group in 2022 as a project manager. Mr. Ortiz has nine years of experience coordinating programs within the healthcare, education, and judicial System. He coordinated with several major NYC Hospitals in implementing programs at reducing hospital emergency room recidivism as well as leading an Oracle Implementation Project, which focused on improving talent acquisition and recruitment across the organizations. Prior to this, Mr. Ortiz served as a correction officer for Riker’s Island NYC DOC working primarily with the young adult gang affiliates, mental observation units, and special housing units. Following his departure from corrections, Mr. Ortiz worked with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services as an instructor to juvenile detention counselors for safety crisis management, security, and report writing. Mr. Ortiz has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Theology from St. John’s University.

Aaron Richards

Project Manager

Project Manager

Aaron Richards

Aaron Richards joined The Moss Group in 2022 as a Project Manager working on various projects within the organization. Before joining The Moss Group, Mr. Richards served as a supervisor with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. While there, Mr. Richards spearheaded numerous violence prevention programs, including the Homicide Reduction Partnership, to reduce crime in police service areas. This program led to a 15 percent decrease in violent crime within those districts. He has a master's in Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Economics from St. John's University.

Jennifer Sheahan

Project Manager

Project Manager

Jennifer Sheahan

joined The Moss Group in 2021 as a project manager working with agencies developing PREA programs under a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). She leads and organizes TMG’s project support for agencies under the BJA grant to achieve PREA compliance, including policy implementation and leadership development. She also is responsible for the coordination of efforts to train agency staff in the prevention, detection of, and response to incidents of sexual abuse and sexual harassment against inmates in their custody. She brings 25 years of experience working for non-profit agencies contracted with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and State Parole Board to provide residential community release programs for male and female inmates and parolees with substance abuse and mental health issues. Ms. Sheahan has experience in program development, policy implementation, monitoring program outcomes, and staff training. In 2015, she was responsible for the ACA and PREA compliance of 45 facilities throughout the country. From 2005-2011, she was a volunteer member of the Clifton, New Jersey Domestic Violence Response Team. She was a founding member of the Passaic County Sexual Assault Response team, where she volunteered for 10 years. She is certified as a Department of Justice (DOJ) PREA auditor. Ms. Shehan holds a master’s degree of Human Services from Lincoln University, with a concentration in counseling, and bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Duquesne University. 

 

 

Deepa Shrestha

Sr. Staff Accountant

Senior Staff Accountant

Deepa Shrestha

joined The Moss Group in 2017 as a staff accountant.  She has an accounting degree and is responsible for the daily processing accounts payable and receivable, payroll review, and for assisting the accounting manager with tasks as they arise.  Ms. Shrestha works closely with the CFO, human resources department, and accounting manager to ensure that employees and consultants are paid timely and accurately.  Her work contributes to the delivery of budget to actual reports and the production of financial statements. Before joining TMG, Ms. Shrestha worked as the primary accountant for a consulting firm in Virginia. Ms. Shrestha has Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Athens State University, AL.

Molly Volkmann

Director of Finance

Accounting Manager

Molly Volkmann

joined The Moss Group in 2017 as an accounting manager. As Director of Finance, Ms. Volkmann leads the financial planning strategy for the organization, including analyzing and reporting on financial performance. She is a certified public accountant and as an executive team member, works closely with the President and CAO in preparing forecasts and budgets and developing and implementing accounting principles. Ms. Volkmann has oversight of the accounting team, including AP and AR, and the delivery of budget to actual reports, projections, and financial statements. Before joining TMG, Ms. Volkmann worked in the finance department at a hedge fund in Boston, MA. Ms. Volkmann has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Connecticut.

Tina Waldron

Project Director

Project Director

Tina Waldron

joined The Moss Group in 2012. In her role as a project director, Ms. Waldron provides leadership and expertise in areas such as evidence-based correctional practice, leadership development, gender-responsive practice, reentry, mental health, agency and facility assessments, and strategic planning. Prior to her work with TMG, Ms. Waldron served as the reentry and women’s services manager for the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC). In this role, she worked closely with representatives from MDOC, partnering state agencies, and community partners to research, plan, and evaluate Missouri’s Reentry Process (MRP). MRP strategies were designed to advance the ability of the system to assist offenders leaving prison in preparing to reenter and successfully re-integrate into the community with the ultimate goal of enhancing public safety throughout the state. She has also served as a program consultant with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) where she acted in a leadership role in implementing evidence-based practice in community corrections and provided oversight, technical guidance, and training to Community Corrections Act agencies across the state. Ms. Waldron has served as a research analyst at KDOC, is an advanced communication and motivational strategies master trainer, has published articles on state specific risk reduction and reentry, and has taught as an adjunct professor of psychology at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Washburn University.

TMG Makes a difference

Community Impact

As a mission driven company, The Moss Group, Inc., is committed to community engagement and support. Through The Moss Group Volunteer Team (TMGVT), we embrace opportunities guided by our passion for social justice, including diversity, equity, and inclusion. We make a difference through local and national efforts that make our communities better for all.

With our headquarters based in D.C., TMG has consistently focused on local community support to organizations such as DC Central Kitchen, Free Minds, DC Department of Corrections, Dress for Success, and other food and clothing banks that serve justice-involved and underserved populations. Nationally, we partner with organizations and non-profits to champion issues that align with our mission.

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic expanded our creativity as we continued to support community needs while in-person efforts were limited. Following our passion and innovation, TMG community impact efforts include:

        • Delivering hygiene products, toiletries, and books to prison facilities
        • Participating in the Pongo Poetry Project
        • Volunteering at food banks
        • Delivering meals through Meals on Wheels
        • Volunteering at vaccination sites
        • Providing coaching and mentorship to underserved youth