Purpose

The Palm Beach County School & Community 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. 

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Supported by the Children's Services Council​


Behavioral Health Track Members

Judge James Martz (Chairman)

Circuit Court Judge

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

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

Nicole Bishop
PBC Director of Justice & Victim Services

Melody Bonomo
Director of Behavioral Health
Prestige Health Choice

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

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

June Eassa, Ed.S.
Assistant Superintendent of Student Wellness
Palm Beach County School District

Megan Eaton
Circuit 15 Juvenile Justice
Advisory Board Co-Chair

Magistrate Judette Fanelli
15th Judicial Circuit

Tammy Fields
Director Youth Services
Palm Beach County

Lt. Randy Foley
Behavioral Services Unit
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Dr. Barbara Gerlock
Organizational Development Consultant

Deputy Chief Robin Griffin-Kitzerow
Florida Atlantic University Police Department

Jeff Kadel
Executive Director
Palm Beach County Substance Abuse Coalition

Assistant Chief Pat McCutcheon
Palm Beach County School District
Police Department

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

Beau Lynch
Behavioral Health Executive Director
JFK Medical Center North Campus

Kevin McCormick
Director
Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
Palm Beach County School District

Pat McNamara
President and Chief Executive Officer
Palm Healthcare Foundation

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

Jill Sorenson
Director of Children's System of Care
Southeast Florida Behavioral
Health Network

Judge Rosemarie Scher
15th Judicial Circuit

Cassandra Smith-Burney
Circuit 15 Juvenile Justice
Advisory Board Co-Chair

Sara Talley
FBI Special Agent

Sharon Tarlow
Education Coordinator
JFK Medical Center North Campus

Craig Williams
State Attorney's Office

Magistrate Maxine Williams
15th Judicial Circuit

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

William Wims
South County Mental Health Director of Acute Care

Lauren Zuchman, LCSW
Executive Director
BeWellPBC


Law Enforcement Track Members

Judge James Martz, Chairman
Circuit Court Judge

Lt. Randy Foley
Behavioral Services Unit
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

Sara Talley

Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Frank Mercurio

Resident Agent in Charge
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Craig Williams

Chief Assistant
State Attorney's Office

Greg Starling

Chief Probation Officer
Circuit 15 Florida Department of Juvenile Justice