SEARCH Elections Result in New Board Roster


SEARCH Members elected four new Members to the Board of Directors during their Annual Membership Group Meeting, held July 18-20 in Portland, Oregon. Elected to new two-year terms on the Board were three State and one At-Large Member:

Mr. Jeffrey Kellett
Chief Administrator, Criminal Records Unit, New Hampshire State Police

Capt. Philip K. O'Neill
Chief, Records and Technology Division, Nevada Department of Public Safety

Mr. David Steingraber
Executive Director, Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance

Ms. Janet L. Mullings Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Associate Professor, College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University (At Large)

In addition, the Membership re-elected three Board members to another two-year term:

Mr. Theron Schnure
Assistant Division Director, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Dr. Hugh M. Collins
Judicial Administrator, Supreme Court of Louisiana (At Large)

Mr. Robert Wessels
Court Manager, Office of Court Management, Harris County, Texas (At Large)

"We're pleased to welcome our new and returning Board Members, and look forward to their leadership. Their importance and the role of the Board will certainly grow as SEARCH implements Carver's Policy Governance model," said Mr. Ronald P. Hawley, SEARCH Executive Director.

Continuing to serve on the Board are: Mr. Brad Bates (Kentucky); Dr. Al Blumstein (At-Large); Mr. Dan Foro (New York); Mr. Mike Lesko (Texas); Ms. Liane Moriyama (Hawaii); Mr. Brad Truitt (Tennessee); Chairman Mr. Francis X. Aumand (Vermont), and Vice Chairman Capt. Tom Turner (Virginia).

SEARCH is governed by a Membership Group comprised of one gubernatorial appointee from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as eight at-large appointees selected by SEARCH's Chair. Members are primarily state-level justice officials responsible for operational decisions and policymaking concerning the management of criminal justice information, particularly criminal history information. The 15-Member Board of Directors provide general oversight and translate corporate goals and objectives into program directives and operating policies.

For a complete list of the SEARCH Board of Directors and Members, see

Congratulations to all new and returning Board members!