KENTUCKY COUNCIL ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY
2023-2024 KCCD Executive Officers & Board of Directors
Kristy Hale, KCCD State Board President
Kristy started her correctional career in 2018 and is currently the Classification, Re-entry, and Transfer Coordinator as well as the Records Supervisor at the Lee Adjustment Center – CoreCivic. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Lindsey Wilson College in Human Services and Counseling and served as the cohort leader during her college career. During her career, she has been awarded the 2019 CoreCivic – Lee Adjustment Center Employee of the Year as well as the 2019 Adult Institutions Award and was recently designated as a Facility Duty Officer. She has served as the Red River Gorge KCCD Chapter President since 2020 and was the Chapter President Elect prior to that in 2019. When she isn’t performing her work duties or striving to raise funds for her local KCCD Chapter, she hikes with her family across Kentucky and road trips throughout the United States while photographing her journey for others to enjoy.
Donald Shawn McKenzie, President-Elect
Shawn began his career with the Department of Corrections in 1996 as a Classification and Treatment Officer at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex. He was promoted to Corrections Unit Administrator I in 2006, Corrections Unit Administrator II in 2008, and Deputy Warden in 2019. Shawn was named Warden at the Little Sandy Correctional Complex in July 2022. He is the former Work Program Director at E.K.C.C.
Shawn has been a member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD) since 2000. He co-wrote the chapters by laws and petitioned to have the Cave Run Chapter Charter reinstated in 2008. Shawn has served as the Chapter President of Cave Run for six years, he has been on the State Board of Directors and the State President twice. Shawn co-chaired the Vendors committee for two years, co-chaired Hospitality from 2014-2018, and returned to chairing Hospitality in 2023.
Cedric Coleman, Immediate Past-President
Cedric began his career with the Kentucky Department of Corrections Central Office IT/KOMS Helpdesk in January 2010 as a Programmer Analyst III. He was promoted to Systems Engineer IT in 2019. He currently serves as chairman for Corrections Employees Week (CEW) in Central Office. Cedric has been a member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency since 2011. He has served three terms as President of the Capitol Chapter and has served three terms as a state board member. Cedric served as State Board President during 2022-2023.
Pamela Clayton, Secretary
Pamela began her career with the Department of Corrections in 2008 as a Correctional Officer at the Kentucky State Reformatory. She has also held the positions of Classification & Treatment Officer, Unit Administrator I & II, and Justice Program Administrator. She is currently the Branch Manager for the PREA Branch under the newly formed Compliance Division and is the PREA Coordinator for the DOC. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Justice Administration, both from the University of Louisville. In addition to KCCD, Pam is also a member of the Southern States Correctional Association, where she currently serves as the state representative for Kentucky. Pam has served on the KCCD state board since 2017 and received the Mary Frances Cooper award in 2023.
Shannon Butrum, Treasurer
Shannon began her career with the Department of Corrections at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in 2001 as a Correctional Officer. She has also held the positions of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Training Coordinator and Procedures Development Specialist II. She is currently the Assistant Director of the newly formed Compliance Division, supervising the Policy & Accreditation, PREA, Safety, Contract Management and Program Credit Branches. Shannon is a member of Southern States Correctional Association, and the Correctional Peace Officer Foundation and has been a member of Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency since 2007. Shannon has served on the KCCD State Board since 2018 and received the Mary Frances Cooper award in 2022.
David Bradley, Director
David began his career with the Kentucky Department of Corrections in 2005 as a Classification & Treatment Officer at the Little Sandy Correctional Complex. He has also held the positions of Network Analyst I, Corrections Unit Administrator I & II and Education Branch Manager. He currently serves as Deputy Warden at the Little Sandy Correctional Complex.
During his time in Corrections, Bradley has been a member of the LSCC Hostage Negotiation Team, institutional liaison for the Kentucky Offender Management System (KOMS), Network Analyst, and PREA Compliance Manager. Bradley received the LSCC employee of the month in May 2006, the EKCC Employee of the Month twice in 2008 and in 2011, and the Governor’s Ambassador Teamwork Award in 2012.
He has been an active member of KCCD, serving as President of the Cave Run Chapter twice, and serving on the Board of Directors multiple times. He served as President of the State Board in 2016 and 2020 and received the Mary Frances Cooper award in 2012 and 2013. David is also a member of the Southern States Correctional Association and several local organizations.
Mark Noble, Director
Mark Noble began his career with the Department of Corrections in 2008 as a Correctional Officer at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex. In 2013 he was promoted to a Production Coordinator with Kentucky Correctional Industries at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex location. Mark was promoted again in 2014 to Operations Manager for Kentucky Correctional Industries.
Mark has been a member of Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency since 2011. Mark served as President for the Cave Run Chapter in 2019-2020 and served on the Silent Auction Committee for the State Board during that time. He was elected to the State Board in 2020-2021 and again 2021-2022 serving as Chair of the Programs Committee.
Mark is a graduate of the 2015 Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program. He received the Kentucky Correctional Industries Operations Manager of the year award in 2018 and 2022.
Missy Howard, Director
Missy began her career with the Kentucky Department of Corrections on November 16, 2010, at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex as an Office Support Assistant II. In 2011, she promoted to Administrative Specialist II, Administrative Specialist III in 2013, and to her current position, Procedures Development Specialist II in 2023. She was a recipient of employee of month in 2010 and 2015, and supervisor of the year the first quarter of 2020. She received the Commissioners achievement award in 2015 and graduated from EKCC Leadership S.A.I.L program in July 2018. In 2020 she was the recipient of the Mary Francis Cooper award. She has been a member of KCCD since 2012 and served as President of the Cave Run Chapter in 2018 and 2020. She has served as a board of director for the state KCCD since 2015. Missy is a member of Southern States Correctional Association. She has a big passion to help others and is always willing to go that extra mile to accomplish a job.
Chrissy Smith, Director
Chrissy began her career with the Department of Corrections in 2011 as an Office Support Assistant II in the Restrictive Housing Unit, Meritorious Housing Unit, and the Minimum Security Unit . In 2014, she was promoted to Administrative Secretary for the Deputy Warden of Programs. In 2016, she was promoted to Classification and Treatment Officer. In 2019, she was promoted to Corrections Unit Administrator I. In July 2021, she was promoted to Corrections Unit Administrator II. During her time at EKCC, she has worked intake, orientation, re-entry preparation dorm, minimum security unit, Meritorious Housing, and Restrictive Housing Unit. She assisted with opening the Transition Unit Program at EKCC, as well as converting a general population dormitory into an additional Restrictive Housing Unit. She has remained over the TU Program at EKCC since January 2018. A 2014 graduate of Morehead State University, Lindon earned her bachelor’s degree in University Studies. She earned employee of the month in 2018. She was a member of the facility’s Crisis Negotiation Team for 2018 and an active member of the EKCC Corrections Emergency Response Team and is a current Assistant Squad Leader.
Chrissy began membership of the Cave Run Chapter in 2012. She became the chapter secretary in 2013-2015, Chapter treasurer 2016-2017, Chapter Vice-President in 2018, and Chapter President in 2019 and President of KCCD Cave Run Chapter in 2021. She was an elected KCCD State Board Member 2020-2021.
Travis Evans, Director
Travis began his career with the Kentucky Department of Corrections in 2010 as a Correctional Officer at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex. Travis worked on both first and second shifts and served as count clerk and locksmith while in security. He promoted to Assistant Safety Coordinator in 2018, Jobs Coordinator in 2020 and became the Deputy Wardens Secretary in 2021. Travis most recently promoted to his current position as the Administrative Specialist III position, in the Wardens Office at the Little Sandy Correctional Complex in 2023. Travis served on the EKCC Staff Canteen Board for several years and was awarded Employee of the Month in August 2022. He has been a member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency since 2012 and served as the Cave Run Chapter President during 2022-2023.
Stefany Hughes, Director
Stefany began her career with the Department of Corrections in 2006 as a Classification and Treatment Officer at the Northpoint Training Center. Stefany has also held the positions of Unit Administrator I & II, and Jail Services Specialist. Stefany was promoted to her current position as a Deputy Warden at the Northpoint Training Center in 2021. Stefany joined the Crisis Negotiation Team in 2009, becoming regional commander for the central region in 2012. In 2017 she was named CNT state commander. She holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish/Latin American studies from Western Kentucky University. She has been a member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency since 2006 and served two terms as Chapter President for the Herrington Lake Chapter and three terms on the State Board.