ASCA Staff

Kevin Kempf
Executive Director

Jill Stewart
Project Manager
Wayne Choinski
Project Manager
Katie Scott
Project Manager
Derek Howell
Director of Operations

Kevin Kempf, Executive Director. ASCA is the most exclusive correctional association in the world.  Our members lead over 400,000 correctional professionals and 8 million inmates, probationers, and parolees.  Our ASCA staff is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and advancing the profession of corrections.  


Jill Stewart, Project Manager. Jill manages the planning of ASCA conferences and meetings. She is the Project Manager for the Susan M. Hunter Scholarship Program and works closely with multiple ASCA committees to serve as their staff liaison. 

Wayne Choinski, Project Manager. As a project manager for ASCA, Wayne oversees the development and delivery of member requested technical assistance in a number of operational and administrative areas to include: Staffing analyses; Serious incident reviews; and, Operational reviews and assessments. Additionally, Wayne manages joint projects with a number of our partners to include Lumina Foundation, Urban Institute, and CNA Analysis & Solutions.

Katie Scott, Project Manager. She coordinates and facilitates research, special events and manages multiple ASCA committees. Mrs. Scott works closely with the state research departments to coordinate surveys for ASCA members.  She is responsible for monitoring, and execution of the website and the membership database.  Mrs. Scott works in close collaboration and partnership with her team to guarantee member expectations are met or exceeded. 

Derek Howell, Director of Operations.  Derek is the Director of Operations for the corporate partnership program and assists with special projects, grant acquisitions, and grant management. Mr. Howell plays a key role in conference planning and is the staff liaison for multiple ASCA committees. His focus is on promoting, supporting, and advancing the profession of corrections.