The TMG Team
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.
Donna Deutsch joined The Moss Group in 2010. As director of business development, Ms. Deutsch is the strategic and operational leader for business development, conferences, marketing, and system processes. She develops, coordinates, and implements 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 amplify TMG’s work and meet organizational growth goals, including those related to regional markets, targeted clients, and new products and services. She also serves on the TMG Volunteer Team. 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 identification of 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.
Michelle Duhart is the managing director for The Moss Group, Inc. Prior to joining The Moss Group, she served as the associate director supporting the National PREA Resource Center’s Training and Technical Assistance division. Michelle has worked in the training and technical assistance field for over 20 years for several corporations where she managed several Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice, and Delinquency Prevention projects. She also delivered training and technical assistance for 20 years in the areas of community and youth development, strategic planning, organizational development, community policing, and risk-focused prevention as well as other health and human service initiatives. She also has a long history of designing and implementing targeted training requests delivered on-site, via conferences, and web-based forums. Ms. Duhart has a degree in social work and has also worked and consulted in the field of sexual assault, domestic violence, law enforcement, health and human services, juvenile justice, and delinquency prevention at the city, state, and community level.
Judy Wood is the CFO for The Moss Group. In her role, Ms. Wood provides oversight for the firm’s accounting, finance, and tax needs. Since 1982, Ms. Wood has operated her own public accounting firm: 15 years in Atlanta, GA, and since 2002, in Washington, DC. The firm in Atlanta was a full-service public accounting firm with ten employees and over 1,000 clients. In 1997, Ms. Wood sold her practice and moved to Washington, DC, where she now specializes in nonprofit organizations, often acting as a part-time CFO for organizations. In Ms. Wood’s role, she is often called upon to develop accounting systems and procedures, particularly as they relate to tracking grant expenses to comply with federal grant fund audit standards. This experience is invaluable in managing TMG’s federal grants.
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.
Jessica Stroop serves as a project director for The Moss Group, where she lends her expertise from her recent position as a senior statistician working on judicial and immigration statistics in the Department of Justice. Her work has focused primarily on the Prison Rape Elimination Act and the measurement of rape and sexual victimization in correctional facilities.
Ms. Stroop has 15 years of experience in the federal government, including the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the United States Sentencing Commission. She is a veteran of designing and implementing national self-report surveys used to measure climate, safety, efficacy, and organizational indicators and victimization in special populations and has conducted this work with university students, in militarized conflict zones, refugee camps, and with incarcerated youth and adult individuals.
Ms. Stroop has both a Master’s degree in Criminology and an MBA from the University of Maryland. She remains a licensed sexual assault-rape crisis Victim’s Advocate for the Department of Defense and continues to advise the Department of Navy on best practices in victim response.
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.
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, in 2017 to project manager, and in 2021 to senior 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.
Shannon Murphy joined The Moss Group in 2016 as an onsite project manager for the New York City Department of Correction (NYC DOC). She was promoted to senior project manager in 2021 and continues to lead and coordinate 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.
Brissan Guardado joined The Moss Group in 2019 as a project manager, infusing her extensive project management and graphic design background to support and contribute to the execution of strategic solutions in relation to Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and implementation, culture enhancement, staff training, gender-responsive strategies, and strategic planning aimed at helping state, local, federal, and private organizations in achieving organizational excellence.
Ms. Guardado has vast experience in community and educational program development and delivery efforts in the healthcare field, particularly in the oncology sphere. Prior to joining TMG, Ms. Guardado coordinated global innovation workshops aimed at leveraging technology, data, and artificial intelligence at AstraZeneca and served as a senior project manager with the Association of Community Cancer Centers, implementing a diverse portfolio of strategic education programs to support the multidisciplinary cancer care team at community cancer centers across the country.
Ms. Guardado graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and from the Maryland College of Art and Design with an Associate Degree in Visual Communications.
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.
Heather Thompson joined The Moss Group in 2021 as an associate project manager. She brings with her a long-term passion for reforming the system and structure of incarceration in our country. Ms. Thompson served as a legal assistant at the Federal Public Defender’s office for four years, a position from which she nurtured her love of helping meet the needs of the clients. Prior to that, she worked with a non-profit organization that focused on bail reform. From 2007 until 2015, Ms. Thompson was a courtroom clerk at the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. She holds an associate degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Her greatest passion is restorative justice, a pursuit she nurtures through the DC Peace Team as a volunteer circle keeper and facilitator of workshops on circle keeping, victim-offender dialogues, anti-racism, and other restorative practices. Ms. Thompson is an experienced team lead for the DC Peace Team’s restorative justice department. She has helped develop the restorative justice training curriculum and tailors it to the needs of the community. She also has additional subject matter expertise in public speaking, conducting interviews, and serving on discussion panels to support restorative justice and criminal justice reform. Ms. Thompson has certificates in nonviolent conflict resolution and victim advocacy. In 2021, she was appointed to the Mental Health Advisory Committee for Montgomery County, Maryland.
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.
Eileen LeFurgy joined The Moss Group in 2021 as a project coordinator. She has 10 years of experience coordinating projects, including several federally funded criminal justice initiatives. She coordinated OJJDP’s Juvenile Justice Training and Technical Assistance Project at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, where she worked with law enforcement agencies to improve their interactions with youth in their communities. She also worked on OJP’s Crimesolutions.gov at Development Services Group, where she conducted research and coordinated work to assess the effectiveness of law enforcement programs. Prior to joining The Moss Group, Ms. LeFurgy also worked as a program coordinator for the Committee on National Statistics at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the American University Center for Data Science. She has a master’s degree in Justice, Law, and Society from American University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Chelsey Turner joined The Moss Group in 2019 as a project coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating and scheduling the various moving parts of projects.
Prior to joining The Moss Group, Ms. Turner worked in Human Resources in the talent acquisition and training departments in the real estate industry. She began her career as an administrative assistant, supporting the director of training and was later promoted to talent strategist. As a talent strategist, Ms. Turner focused on recruiting and providing career coaching to internal team members. She later moved into a support role where she focused on reporting, process and systems improvement, and maintaining human resource information systems.
Ms. Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Jackson State University.
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 joined The Moss Group in 2017 as an accounting manager. She is a certified public accountant and is responsible for processing accounts payable, receivable, payroll, and for the general oversight of the company financial activities. Ms. Volkmann works closely with the CFO and human resources department 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. 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.