Key Personnel

Shelley Zavlek, M.Ed., J.D.
Shelley Zavlek, M.Ed., J.D.

Ms. Zavlek, formerly Assistant Commissioner for Operations and Facility Management for the NYC Department of Juvenile Justice, has over 30 years of experience in justice system and facility planning. Ms. Zavlek has broad experience working with federal, state, local jurisdictions and Native American Tribes to plan and program new detention and correctional facilities, and to assist clients in the process of activating and transitioning to their new facilities. Ms. Zavlek has contributed to two books, published numerous articles and lectured widely on the planning, design and activation of new detention/ correctional facilities.

Michael McMillen, AIA
Michael McMillen, AIA

Mr. McMillen has been responsible for architectural programming and conceptual design on more than 50 justice facilities nationwide. Many of these have been recognized for design excellence by the American Institute of Architects annual Architecture for Justice Exhibition. He authored Residential Environments for the Juvenile Justice System, an analysis of environmental effects on behavior and advanced approaches to residential care, and has taught facility programming at the National Institute of Corrections.

Daniel B. Ryan, J.D.
Daniel B. Ryan, J.D.

Mr. Ryan is the former Chief of Operations for the Probation and Pretrial Services Division of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. He has been recognized nationally for his work in the areas of pretrial services, diversion, drug courts, reentry and judicial case management. Mr. Ryan has provided consulting services to Federal, state, and local jurisdictions in the areas of probation, pretrial services, community policing, community prosecution, judicial case management, Native American drug courts, jail security and racial disparity in criminal justice. Mr. Ryan is a former Guggenheim Fellow in Criminal Justice at the Yale School of Law.

Al Reno
Al Reno

Mr. Reno began his City service with the New York City Department Of Correction in June 1973 as a Correction Officer and retired with the rank of Warden. In 1996 he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of New York City's Department Of Juvenile Justice. Mr. Reno retired from New York City service after 27 years in March of 2000. During his time at the Department Of Juvenile Justice, he oversaw the planning, construction and activation of two 124-bed, state-of-the-art juvenile detention facilities. Mr. Reno is currently the Director of Corrections Operations at Justice Solutions Group.

Michele Georgio
Michele Georgio

Ms. Georgio, Senior Associate/Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator, has been a valuable member of JSG since 2008.  Ms. Georgio coordinates all training and technical assistance services and oversees the planning and delivery of workshops developed by JSG staff.  Ms. Georgio also oversees the development and delivery of publications and distance learning programs. These include webinars and conference calls for grantees and JSG’s private clients on a wide range of subjects including justice facility planning and design, facility activation, and facility programming.