Purpose

The Palm Beach County School Safety Initiative was established by the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) at the Annual Planning meeting on February 26, 2018. This initiative was created to work on issues of coordination, reviewing recent legislation and other areas they deem necessary for local improvement. A law enforcement and behavioral health track have been established to identify gaps in each system.


Supported by the Children's Services Council

Law Enforcement Track Members

Judge James Martz, Chairman
Administrative Juvenile Division Judge

Pat Kenny
Division Manager
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Chief Clint Shannon

Law Enforcement Planning Council Representative
Palm Beach Gardens Police Department

Chief Frank Kitzerow

Palm Beach County School District Police Department

Justin Fleck

Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Frank Mercurio

Resident Agent in Charge
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Lynn Powell

Chief of Juvenile Division
State Attorney's Office

Greg Starling

Chief Probation Officer
Circuit 15 Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Behavioral Health Track Members

Judge James Martz, Chairman
Administrative Juvenile Division Judge

Ann Berner
Chief Executive Officer/President
Southeast Florida Behavioral
Health Network

Seth B. Bernstein, Psy.D.
Senior Vice President for
Community Investments
United Way

Darcy J. Davis
Chief Executive Officer
Health Care District of Palm Beach County 

Tammy Fields
Director Youth Services
Palm Beach County

Lisa Williams-Taylor, Ph.D. 
Chief Executive Officer
Children's Services Council

Becky Walker
Chief Operating Officer
Southeast Florida Behavioral
Health Network

Pat McNamara
President and Chief Executive Officer
Palm Healthcare Foundation

Sharon Tarlow
JFK Medical Center

Dr. Barbara Gerlock
Circuit 15 Juvenile Justice
Advisory Board Chair

William Delaney
Vice President of Government Relations
Beacon Health Options

Nabilah Baig, MPA
Business Analyst II, Child Welfare &
Healthy Kids, Sunshine Health

Melody Bonomo
Director of Behavioral Health
Prestige Health Choice

Magistrate Judette Fanelli
15th Judicial Circuit

Judge Rosemarie Scher
15th Judicial Circuit

Magistrate Maxine Williams
15th Judicial Circuit

June Eassa, Ed.S.
Director
Department of Safe Schools

Keith Oswald
Deputy Superintendent and
Chief of Schools
Palm Beach County School District

Dr. Michael Kane
Elementary School Counseling Program Planner
Palm Beach County School District

Major Robin Griffin-Kitzerow
Palm Beach County School District
Police Department

Pat Kenny
Division Manager
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Sergeant Skip Reasoner
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Jeff Kadel
Executive Director
Palm Beach County Substance Abuse Coalition

Sharon L'Herrou
President/Chief Executive Officer
211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

Dr. Rachel Docekal
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Lyrae Group
Economic Council member of the
Criminal Justice Commission

 Agenda/Minutes