Quality, Integrity, and Accountability in Community Corrections

Executive Management

David Fawkner

Founder

David Fawkner founded The Kintock Group in 1983 which began as a public/private partnership created to develop employment opportunities for offenders. From its modest beginnings as a fledgling organization serving 100 clients, Kintock has grown to become a leading community corrections provider serving approximately 1,500 individuals each day. When asked to discuss those factors contributing to the growth of the company, Mr. Fawkner shared this comment; “I strongly believe that we can help to break the cycle of crime by providing education, employment training, and meaningful employment.”

Mr. Fawkner began his lifelong career in the criminal justice field as a senior United States Probation and Parole Officer. While employed by the U.S. courts he was loaned to the National Alliance of Business and was subsequently appointed National Director of Criminal Justice Programs. In that role he was responsible for developing specialized employment programs between the U.S. Courts, Federal Probation and the National Alliance of Business.

David holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice from San Jose State University. He has served as an adjunct professor at Temple University teaching criminal justice. Mr. Fawkner was awarded an honorary degree from Wilmington College, Ohio and a Commendation by President Jimmy Carter for his innovative programs in community corrections.

Diane DeBarri

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of corrections experience, Diane DeBarri was appointed Chairman of the Board for Kintock in 2014. She has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2010. Having begun her career as an Intake Officer at Kintock, Diane brings a unique blend of clinical and operations experience to her present role. She is committed to forging strategic partnerships with government entities to meet the need for effective correctional re-entry programming. After joining Kintock in 1986, Diane quickly rose through the ranks, garnering recognition for her dedicated and diplomatic leadership skills. Prior to assuming the Chief Executive Officer Role, Diane served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Kintock.

Diane holds a bachelor’s degree in human services from Antioch University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Walter Simpkins

Chief Operating Officer

 

A seasoned Law Enforcement Professional, Walter Simpkins has more than 30 years of experience in corrections, spanning both the public and private sectors, with extensive knowledge of correctional best practices and corrections management. Walt began his career in New Jersey State Government with the Department of Human Services before moving on to the Department of Corrections. Upon his retirement, in 2007, as corrections Captain, Walt joined the Kintock Group with corporate oversight of the company’s security. In 2014 Walt was named Chief Operating Officer. As a member of the executive management team Walt oversees all fiscal, programming, and security related issues for the organization.

 

Gretchen Wiseman

Chief Administrative Officer

With more than 20 years of experience in the field of community corrections, Gretchen Wiseman was named Chief Administrative Officer in February 2011. In this role, Gretchen is responsible for providing oversight of the organization’s information technology department, vendor contracts, and purchasing and lease agreements. She also oversees Kintock’s business and proposal development efforts.  Since joining Kintock in 1994, Gretchen has held a variety of management roles within the organization, both at the facility and corporate level. She is an active member of the community and currently serves as a member of the Community Advisory Board for Virtua Hospital in New Jersey. 

Gretchen holds a bachelor’s degree from Rosemont College.

Priya Raja

Chief Financial Officer

Priya Raja serves as a Chief Financial Officer of the Kintock Group and is responsible for corporate-wide oversight of all aspects of financial operations, including financial reporting and analysis, internal and external audits, budgets, internal controls, payroll and accounting functions.
 
A strategic financial professional, Priya served as a Corporate Controller for Kintock for nine years before becoming Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Kintock in 2004, Priya started her career as a financial analyst in India.
  
Priya holds a master’s degree in accounting information systems from Widener University in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from the Institute for Technology and Management in India.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Deborah Oree

Corporate Director of Training and Diversity

Deborah Oree became Kintock’s Corporate Director of Training and Cultural Diversity in October 2011 after previously serving as Corporate Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance for the organization. In her present role, she spearheads Kintock’s staff training and development efforts, ensuring that all employees fulfill the requisite training consistent with contractual, accreditation, and safety and security standards. Deborah has more than 30 years of experience in the community corrections’ non-profit sector. She joined Kintock in 1988 and has held several management positions since then, including Corporate Director of the company’s hallmark Resident Employment Resource Center Services (ERC).

As a skilled trainer and excellent communicator, Deborah has presented workshops related to offender employment for the National Institute of Corrections and at conferences sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

Deborah currently holds several professional memberships and certifications. She is a Certified True Colors Trainer, a Certified CPR Instructor, and has completed ACA Auditor Training. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Richard Stockton State College, in New Jersey.

Nicola Cucinotta

Corporate Compliance Officer

Nicole Cucinotta was named Corporate Compliance Officer in 2007 and has more than 25 years of experience in the community corrections field. In her current role, Nicole serves as a member of Kintock’s executive management team and is responsible for policy development and monitoring the company’s quality assurance plan. Previously, she held the positions of Site Administrator and Program Director of Kintock's Philadelphia location. She also assisted with the design and opening of the Erie Avenue Facility in Philadelphia. Prior to joining Kintock, Nicole worked in the forensic mental health field, providing counseling and supportive services.

She holds a master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University School of Social Work in Pennsylvania.

Kristal Miller

Corporate Director of Program Operations

Kristal Miller was named Corporate Director of Program Operations in 2014. She is responsible for overseeing clinical program operations at all of Kintock’s re-entry programs in Newark and Pennsylvania, including the selection of program curricula. Prior to her current role, Kristal served as the Clinical Director of Kintock’s Outpatient Substance Abuse and Sex Offender Outpatient Treatment Programs in Newark and Paterson, New Jersey. She has more than sixteen years of experience in the areas of counseling, supervision and case management and holds numerous licenses and certifications, among them Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS).

Kristal earned a master’s of arts in counseling from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey and a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Kathy Mulqueen

Corporate Director, Human Resources Management

Kathleen Mulqueen was named Corporate Director, Human Resources Management in September 2014. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, she provides corporate level guidance and oversight for the development and implementation of human resource management policies, programs and services for the organization. With Kintock since 2006, she is responsible for all human resource functions including recruitment and staffing, benefits, classification and compensation, learning and development, employee relations and career services, payroll, information management, and leadership development. Kathy has a broad spectrum of expertise and experience in the field of Human Resources and prior to joining Kintock specialized in staffing and recruitment for K. Hovnanian Companies and Prudential Financial.

She earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in management and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bloomfield College in New Jersey. Kathy holds a certificate in Employee Relations Law and is an active member of several trade organizations.

Mike Kuhn

Corporate Director of Information Technology

Michael Kuhn assumed the role of Corporate Director of Information Technology in March 2004 after serving as Senior Custom Software Programmer since July 2000. With more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), Mike oversees all IT systems and functions including the support, planning, and implementation of equipment for the entire organizations. In this role, he leads a team of five employees in a dynamic, high-performing environment. Before joining Kintock, Mike was a Development Manager for Micro Endeavors Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Microsoft Technologies.

Mike earned his Master’s of Information Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a Microsoft Certified Programmer (MCP).

Paul Taggines

Corporate Director of Facilty Operations 

Paul Taggines was named Corporate Director of Facility Operations in August 2015.  He is responsible for oversight of safety and security practices for all Kintock locations.  Paul monitors facility compliance with ACA, PREA and contracting agency standards.  He is responsible for strategic planning, organizational development, budgetary planning and crisis management. Paul also oversees sanitation, food service, transportation and maintenance functions for the entire company.

With 14 years of direct community corrections industry experience, Paul has held a wide range of positions at Kintock, among them Site Administrator of the Bridgeton Campus, Senior Director of the Philadelphia Region, Program Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Work Release/Treatment Program and Interim Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Comprehensive Sanction Center. 

Paul is a member of the Re-entry Coalition of New Jersey and is an At-Large Member of Mid-Atlantic States Correctional Association (MASCA).  He holds a bachelor’s of arts in criminal justice from Holy Family College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Corey Davis

Site Administrator

Corey Davis was named Site Administrator of The Kintock Group’s Philadelphia/Erie Avenue Facility in 2011. He is responsible for the oversight of the Federal, State and Bucks County programs at that site, supervising more than 400 residents and more than 100 staff members there. Corey has 14 years of experience in private correctional settings and has successfully led the Pennsylvania programs through the initial and subsequent ACA accreditation process, with the support of Kintock’s corporate management staff. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole and Corrections (PAPPC) and Community Corrections Association of Pennsylvania (CAPPA), and International Community Corrections Association (ICCA).

Corey received a bachelor’s degree in criminology/pre-law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Desiree’ Pressley

Controller

Desiree’ Pressley joined the Kintock Group in February 2016, assuming the role of Controller. In this position, she provides oversight of accounting functions, which include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bookkeeping, auditing, and payroll functions. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, Desiree’ plays a key role in helping to design and implement effective systems of internal control.

With over 10 years of progressive nonprofit experience focusing in finance and accounting, operations management, and community advocacy, Desiree’ is dedicated to supporting community-serving organizations centered on making a positive impact with their services.

Desiree’ has worked with several nonprofit and for profit organizations including Urban Affairs Coalition, Therapy Center of Philadelphia, Open City Healing Arts, Child Care Information Services and Fair Housing Rights Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania, providing accounting and consulting services. She has been instrumental in obtaining state and federal contracts and has utilized her nonprofit experience and literary style to support each organization.

Desiree’ Pressley holds a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Accounting from Edinboro University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Gwynedd Mercy University.

Greg Bartkowski

Site Administrator

Gregory Bartowski was named Site Administrator of Kintock’s Newark Correctional Complex in 2012. In this role, he oversees the daily operations of a 400-bed private halfway house that houses two distinct programs and works collaboratively with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and the New Jersey State Parole Board to assure contract compliance. Prior to joining Kintock, Greg enjoyed a successful 35-year tenure with the New Jersey Department of Corrections' Operation Division, working in several different capacities over the years before retiring as the Administrator of New Jersey State Prison in Trenton.

Greg earned a master’s degree in special education from the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, New Jersey and a bachelor’s degree from Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. He also holds a Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification from Edinboro State University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

Marcos DeJesus

Site Administrator

Marcos DeJesus was named Site Administrator for The Kintock Group Bridgeton Correctional Campus in September 2015. Marcos has been with the Kintock Group since 2004 and served most recently as a Program Director in Bridgeton for the Parole and DOC Work Release contracts. Marcos has over 24 years of experience in the social services field; including 10 years as a Regional Service Manager for Easter Seals and he served as Correction Officer for the Cumberland County Sheriff Department. He is also a member of the South Jersey Community Reentry Coalition Task Force.

Marcos has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania.