The Officers of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) govern through the leadership of its executive director and serve as a consultative and advisory body for the direction of the Council’s policies and affairs. The contact information is presented below.
Lisa Bjergaard, President
Director, North Dakota Division of Juvenile Services
Lisa J. Bjergaard is the Director for the Division of Juvenile Services in North Dakota. DJS is the state’s juvenile corrections agency, and is organized under the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. DJS operates both institutional and community corrections.
Lisa joined the North Dakota Division of Juvenile Services as a case manager in 1989 and in 1993 became the Regional Manager for the eastern half of North Dakota. In 2006, Lisa was named Director.
Cindy McKenzie, Vice President
Administrator, Montana Youth Services Division
Cindy McKenzie is the Administrator for the Montana Youth Services Division.
Kevin M. Brown, Treasurer
Commissioner, New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission
In his 27 years of service in community corrections and probation services, Kevin has worked in many capacities including Juvenile Probation Officer, Vicinage Assistant Chief of Mercer Juvenile Probation, Chief of the Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program, and prior to joining the JJC, as Assistant Director of Probation Services.
Kevin graduated magna cuml laude from North Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science. He is a certified Criminal Justice Counselor and Certified Court Manager. He has completed the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Orientation Program. He serves as the NJ Compact Commissioner for the Interstate Commission for Juveniles, as a member of the State Employment and Training Commissioner, and is affiliated with ACA; CJCA, and the NJ Council on Juvenile Justice System Improvement (CJJSI).
Susan Burke, Secretary
Director, Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services