Our Board

  • Dr. Robert Paradise, Ph.D. — Chairman 02-21-2012 - 03/15/2016 After four years Dr. Paradise voluntarily stepped down as Chairman and is currently serving as a board member.  Dr. Paradise is an ordained minister and a retired Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor with a Bachelor Degree in Theology, a Masters in Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling. He is also a Licensed Temperament Therapist, and holds Board Certification in Abuse and Crisis Therapy, and as a Temperament Instructor. He was a Charter Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, is currently a Professional Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselors Association, and a Diplomat with the National Board of Christian Clinical Therapists, of Sarasota, Florida. (Dr. Bob was a Founding Member of CCJR in 2010)
  • Chris Dornin — Founder, Public Relations Chairman. Chris Dornin is a former correctional counselor, a retired N.H. State House reporter, and the founder and first Chairman (2011–2012) of Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform. He has won 22 press association awards and a NH Arts Council fellowship in poetry.
  • Kate Kirkwood, M.B.A. — Vice-Chairman.
  • Sandra McGonagle, M.Ed. — Treasurer. Sandra McGonagle is a retired educator/consultant with 35 years in education in the New Hampshire school system. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education at Antioch New England and C.A.G.S. (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies) from Plymouth State University. She is a resident of Gilford, NH and serves her community on various boards and commissions. She is a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board to DCYF.
  • Jeremy J. Olson Secretary, Research Committee Chairman, Webmaster. Jeremy Olson is an information technology professional specializing in security and privacy and the owner of EPRCI, a small web-hosting, IT consulting, and web-development business in Manchester. Jeremy is a former Research Director of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance and their current IT Committee Chairman, a member and former president of the Canaan Lions Club, and has formerly served as a Trustee of the Trust Funds and a Planning Board Alternate for the Town of Grafton, NH. Jeremy has been a volunteer with a variety of other liberty activist groups and causes in New Hampshire since 2007. (Founding Member of CCJR.)
  • Dr. Philip Horner. Phil Horner graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed a family practice residency in Lancaster, PA, studied the philosophy of science as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and practiced family and emergency room medicine for 14 years in Mississippi, Nova Scotia, and New Hampshire. He is married and has five children. (Founding Member of CCJR.)
  • Attorney Michael Sheehan, Esq. Mike Sheehan has been a trial lawyer in Concord, New Hampshire for almost twenty-five years, focusing on civil rights litigation, criminal defense, and post-conviction issues. Mike has completed dozens of jury trials, appealed many cases to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and once to the United States Supreme Court, and regularly appears before the superior and district courts and several administrative bodies throughout the state. (Founding Member of CCJR.)
  • Thomas Adams. After 39 years employment with the NEA-NH, an education association, Thomas Adams retired and enrolled in the NH Institute of Art, where in 2011 he established a photographic archive. As a social justice advocate, Adams helped found the Manchester Alliance for the Advancement of Hispanic Americans, and the Coalition of Organized Public Employees. Adams is a graduate of UNH and the Harvard Trade Union at the Harvard Law School. Adams is also a consultant fine art photography.
  • Richard E. Mori. Richard Mori is a graduate from Holy Apostles College, with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Richard is a life long advocate for peace and justice; has worked in both the private and public sector, and see's criminal justice issues as the single most pressing concern in the local community.
  • Sharon Drolet. Sharon Drolet has a B.S. in accounting and has worked as an audit manager, auditing non-profit Home Health and Hospice agencies for the past 27 years. Sharon is currently the Administrator of a non-profit Home Health Agency in Nashua, NH. Recently encountering first hand experience with the prison system Sharon sees the importance of educating the public regarding shortfalls in programs allowing the rehabilitation of those incarcerated and how those shortfalls impact re-entry of the incarcerated into society.