Shan Jumper, Ph.D., is the current President of the SOCCPN Board. He received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of North Dakota. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked in the field of sexual violence since 1991. Following a pre-doctoral internship in outpatient mental health and forensics at Connecticut Valley Hospital/Whiting Forensic Division, he was employed at the Sexually Violent Predator program at the Wisconsin Resource Center, where he conducted SVP re-examinations and provided court testimony and sex offense treatment. In 1999 Dr. Jumper joined the staff of the Sexually Violent Persons program at the Illinois Dept. of Human Services Treatment and Detention Facility as a psychologist, later serving as a Treatment Team Leader and Associate Clinical Director. An employee of Liberty Health Care, he has served as the program's Clinical Director since 2005. Dr. Jumper has worked in private practice as an expert witness in SVP cases, has peer reviewed articles for Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, and is on the adjunct faculty at Argosy University Chicago.
Shan Jumper, Ph.D.
Illinois Dept. of Human Services
Treatment and Detention Facility
Liberty Health Care
R. R. 1, Box 6A
Rushville, Illinois 62681
Kenneth Carabello, MSW, is the SOCCPN Board Vice-President. He is a Vice President of Operations for Liberty Healthcare Corporation. Since 1992 he has held clinical, supervisory and administrative positions in forensic mental health programs working with offenders in state and federal systems. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Carabello was designated by the CA Department of Mental Health as the first state-wide Community Program Director for persons conditionally released under the Sexually Violent Predator law throughout the state. He currently oversees outpatient SVP programming in CA and both inpatient and outpatient SVP programming in IL. He has degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Southern California. He has lectured nationally and internationally on sex offender management and forensic mental health issues. He is the past president of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Safe NOW Project. In 2005, Mr. Carabello led the creation of the Steering Committee which resulted in the establishment of the Sex Offender Civil Commitment Program Network.
Vice President of Operations
Liberty Healthcare Corporation
Geoffrey Souther, M.Ed. MHSA, is currently serving as the Treasurer for SOCCPN. He has more than forty years experience serving people with mental illness in both the public and private non-profit sectors. He has worked in several Executive positions within the NH Department of Health and Human Services including: Assistant Director and Acting Director of the Division of Behavioral Health; Administrator of the Bureau of Behavioral Health; Director of Medicaid Management Information Systems; and as Senior Project Manager. His community experience includes Director of a Community Support Program at a NH Community Mental Health Center and as Executive Director of Community Mental Health Centers in Kansas and Connecticut. He holds an undergraduate degree from Ottawa University, KS, Master’s degrees from the University of Southern California and Antioch New England Graduate School.
Since 2007 Mr. Souther has chaired the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) responsible for the assessment of persons to determine if they meet the definition as a sexually violent predator. (SVP) In this capacity he participated in the development of Administrative Rules, the development and training of members of the MDT, and he has been a member of every MDT conducting an SVP evaluation. More recently, in addition to his role as Chairman of the MDT, he was appointed as Department Director for Standards and Quality Assurance at the New Hampshire Hospital.
Mr. Souther is a veteran of United States Army and has been active providing community service in both a volunteer and elected capacity on numerous boards, committees, and service organizations.
Geoffrey C. Souther, M.Ed., MHSA
Senior Project Manager
Chairman, Multidisciplinary Team
Senior Project Manager, NHH
NH Department of Health & Human Services
Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D., is currently serving as the Secretary of the SOCCPN Board. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She is presently employed by the Department of Human Services as the Director of Research and Quality Improvement at the Special Treatment Unit, New Jersey's civil commitment facility for sex offenders. She served as the Project Coordinator on a federally funded sex offender reentry study that provided counseling and case management to sex offenders recently released from incarceration in collaboration with the Department of Corrections and State Parole Board. In addition, she worked as a Program Development Specialist for the New Jersey Department of Corrections where she supervised the release processes and monitored prosecutor notification for sex offenders. She also taught a variety of undergraduate criminal justice classes at Rutgers University.
Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Quality Improvement
Special Treatment Unit
Austin T. DesLauriers, Ph.D., is the Clinical Program Director for the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program (SPTP). He is presently responsible for all treatment within the program, for post-commitment evaluations, and for overseeing the transition process. He has worked in a leadership position in SPTP since 1998. He has been active in the process of forming a working group of civil commitment programs around the country for several years and is presently serving on the Executive Committee, as Membership Coordinator, of the Sex Offender Civil Commitment Programs Network (SOCCPN). His work in this field has presented him with opportunities to provide expert witness testimony, contribute book chapters and articles, and to make regional and national presentations on the topic of working with sexual offenders.
Austin T. DesLauriers, Ph.D.
Larned State Hospital
Sexual Predator Treatment Program
1301 KS HWY 264
Larned, KS 67550
Rebecca Jackson, Ph.D., is the Past-President of the SOCCPN Leadership Board. She is the Clinical Director for the Florida Civil Commitment Center. Previously, she was a Chief Psychologist with the South Carolina Sex Offender Civil Commitment Program. She is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Forensic & Correctional Mental Health Counseling program at Palo Alto University. Her primary professional interests are in the areas of psychopathy, risk assessment, and sex offending. In addition to her published work, she has presented and delivered training regionally and nationally on these topics. In 2008, she received the Theodore Blau Award for Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology.
Rebecca Jackson, PhD
The Geo Group, Inc
Florida Civil Commitment Center
13619 Southeast Highway 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
Thomas J. Lundquist, MA is the Clinical Director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) at Moose Lake, MN. In his current position he is responsible for all clinical programming within the 550 bed facility. In his 12 years of service to MSOP he initially was a unit psychologist and since 2003, has served in a variety of clinical leadership roles. Prior to his employment at MSOP, he has worked with sexual abusers and those impacted by sexual abuse for 19 years. He worked with adult sexual offenders in outpatient and correctional settings as well as adult victims of abuse.
Thomas J. Lundquist, MA, LP
Office: 218 565-6220
Cell: 218 330-3218
Anita Schlank, PhD, ABPP has been assessing and treating sexual offenders since the mid-1980s, and has been very involved in SVP programs since 1995. She was formerly the clinical director of Minnesota’s civil commitment program for sexual offenders (from 1995 – 2003), and is currently the Clinical Director of Virginia’s SVP program. She has consulted to seven other SVP programs, including acting as an expert witness to defend those programs in class action lawsuits. Dr. Schlank is the former president of the Minnesota chapter of ATSA, and is the editor of The Sexual Predator, a series of books on the civil commitment of sexual offenders.
Anita Schlank, PhD, ABPP, LCP, CSOTP
Va. Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation
4901 E. Patrick Henry Highway
Burkeville, VA 23922
Amy Phenix, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist in California in private practice. Her expertise includes evaluations for risk of sexual reoffense, expert witness testimony, consultation to attorneys and trainings in sex offender risk assessment. She has completed evaluations pursuant to the Sexually Violent Predator (Persons) and Sexually Dangerous Persons Statutes and serves as an expert witness in those cases in nine states with similar laws as well as Federal Sexually Dangerous Persons Proceedings. In her capacity as a trainer she provides instruction in sex offender risk assessment, the use of the Static-99R and Static-2002R, report writing and issues in court testimony. As a state employee she served as Consulting Psychologist for the California Department of Mental Health Sexual Offender Commitment Program from its inception in 1996 through 1999. She was responsible for statewide training of all clinical staff that performed Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations in California from 1995 to 2008. Her background also includes working as a forensic psychologist in the California Department of Corrections, the California Parole Department, Atascadero State Hospital and the California Department of Mental Health Headquarters.
Amy Phenix, Ph.D.
630 Quintana Road, #242
Morro Bay, CA 934422
Jannine Hebert, M.A. Ms. Hébert is the Executive Clinical Director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in the Department of Human Services. She is a Master’s trained Licensed Psychologist and has worked with sexual abusers and those impacted by sexual abuse for over 15 years. She has worked with adolescent and adult sexual offenders in inpatient, outpatient and prison settings. Prior to coming to MSOP she was the Associate Director of Behavioral Health in the DOC and supervised Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Sex Offender programming in the prisons.
Jannine Hébert MA, LP
MSOP Executive Clinical Director
444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
Steve Arkowitz, PsyD. Dr. Arkowitz received his doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialty track in forensic psychology from the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. He started working with Sexually Violent Predator clients in 1999 during his pre-doctoral internship at Atascadero State Hospital (ASH). He then took a position at ASH as a staff psychologist providing treatment and assessment for the SVP population. In 2003, he began working for the Liberty Conditional Release Program for civilly committed pastimes released to communities throughout California. In 2008, he became the Clinical Director for that program. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and position papers concerning the SVP population. In addition, he has held Adjunct Faculty positions at Cuesta Community College and Columbia College in San Luis Obispo.
Steve Arkowitz, Psy.D.
California Conditional Release Program
P.O. Box 1888