In recent years, conferences and training events have highlighted approaches to working within the realities of an intergenerational workforce. In the breakout session, “Passing the Baton or Holding on For Dear Life? What Boomers and Younger Generations of Women in Corrections Need to Talk About,” Andie Moss, president of The Moss Group, Inc., and Tina Waldron, a project director with The Moss Group, will transcend the classic discussion of generational characteristics to include the perspectives of women who are approaching retirement and women who are aspiring to or are currently leading the future of their organizations. One is hoping to leave a legacy and the other is building a path for success. This workshop will blend presentations of women across the age spectrum and experience level to offer lessons learned and potential challenges in the successful planning of women in leadership roles.
Andie Moss is founder and president of The Moss Group, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based criminal justice consulting firm established in 2002. The Moss Group provides consulting services to federal, state and local agencies, as well as private organizations, using the expertise of experienced practitioners with a commitment to excellence.
Moss has an extensive history working on sensitive correctional management issues and was a pioneer in the work of assessing and addressing organizational and facility culture. During her tenure at the Georgia Department of Corrections, she oversaw program implementation in more than 30 facilities, managed transitional centers that housed male and female inmates, and was charged with reforming women’s services, which resulted in a national model recognized by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). In 1995, she joined NIC, where she was involved in seminal work on developing strategies to address staff sexual misconduct.
Moss’s commitment to leadership in the corrections field has led her to managing an Executive Women’s Program for NIC; developing and facilitating events like the Louisiana Leadership Summit; and providing multiple agencies with leadership assessment tools to encourage best practices. She has developed numerous leadership curricula and has led more than 25 executive leadership programs. In 2003, The Moss Group was awarded a multi-year cooperative agreement with NIC to manage its PREA initiative. She also served as a subject matter expert to the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission and the PREA Review Panel. Moss was appointed by the White House to a two-year term on the education subcommittee of ICE’s Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers administered by the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Moss is published in professional periodicals, is the immediate past-chair for the American Correctional Association Women Working in Corrections Committee, and is a past president of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC). Moss has received numerous honors for her work, including the NIC Executive Director’s Award and AWEC’s Susan M. Hunter Award.
Moss received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and her Master’s in Education from the University of Idaho.
Tina Waldron is a project director with The Moss Group, Inc., where she provides leadership and expertise in evidence-based correctional practices, leadership development, reentry, mental health, agency and facility assessments (sexual safety, gender responsive practice and culture), and strategic planning.
Waldron’s primary responsibilities within The Moss Group include management of assessments, and leadership and strategic planning initiatives. Her work includes, but is not limited to, leading approximately 80 assessments of culture, sexual safety and gender-responsive practices in adult and juvenile systems, providing training and consultation in sexual safety and gender-responsive practices, and primary management of various strategies (leadership, culture, strategic planning, and training) within multi-year projects. Waldron speaks on PREA, sexual safety, and gender responsive practices in a variety of conference venues, and serves as a member of the American Correctional Association Mental Health Committee.
Prior to her current position, Waldron served as the reentry and women’s services manager for the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC). In this role, she worked closely with representatives from MDOC, partnering state agencies, and community partners to research, plan, and evaluate the Missouri Reentry Process (MRP). MRP strategies were designed to assist inmates leaving prison and preparing them to successfully reintegrate into the community. She has also served as a program consultant with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), where she acted in a leadership role to implement evidence-based practices in community corrections, and provided oversight, technical guidance, and training to Community Corrections Act agencies across the state.
Waldron has also served as a research analyst at KDOC. She is an advanced communication and motivational strategies master trainer, has published articles on state-specific risk reduction and reentry, and has taught as an adjunct professor of psychology at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
Waldron received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in clinical psychology from Washburn University. Before beginning her career in corrections, Waldron’s research and clinical focus was on traumatic stress reactions with emphases on combat and disasters. She has been trained in organizational development; evidence-based practice implementation, community and systemic collaboration, change management, project management, process facilitation, and building and implementing effective quality-assurance systems.