From left to right: Don Dease, Sal Osuna, Glenn Mueller, Kim Potter-Blair, Ed Barcliff, Richard Waldo and Jim Brown
National Director and Chairman: Glenn A. Mueller
Mr. Mueller, a founding Director of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, began his Correctional career in 1968 with the California Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer at Folsom State Prison, Represa, CA. He promoted through the ranks working at two other prisons: the California State Prison at Solano County, Vacaville, CA, and Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, CA, before being promoted to Warden at Folsom State Prison. There he worked until his retirement in 2000 with over 32 years of State service.
National Director and Treasurer: Richard Waldo
Mr. Waldo, a founding Director of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, began his Correctional career in 1971 with the California Department of Youth Authority as a Group Supervisor at the Karl Holton School, Stockton, CA. He promoted through the ranks also working at Pine Grove Fire Camp, Pine Grove, CA, O.H. Close School, Stockton, CA, Headquarters of CYA and the Central Office of the Northern California Youth Center, Stockton, CA. He retired as a Lieutenant in 1996 with more than 25 years of State service.
National Director: Salvador (Sal) M. Osuna
Mr. Osuna, a founding Director of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, began his Correctional career in 1972 with the California Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer at Folsom State Prison, Represa, CA. Over the years, Mr. Osuna has been responsible for supervising various fund-raisers such as circuses, variety shows and NASCAR races, raising thousands of dollars for the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation. He retired in 2001 with more than 30 years of State service.
National Director and Vice Chairman: Edgar W. Barcliff, Jr.
Mr. Barcliff began his Corrections career in 1970 as a Correction Officer in Essex County, New Jersey. He was assigned to the Main Jail in Newark, New Jersey. In 1986 he was the first Correction Officer in Essex County to receive the Officer of the Year Award. Ed also was the first Correction Officer in the State of New Jersey to receive national recognition and to be ranked as one of the top five Correction Officers in the nation. In 1990, after completing a basic training course for Investigators at the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Academy, he was appointed to the Internal Affairs Bureau as an Investigator. In 1996 Ed was promoted to Sergeant and was the Supervisor of the Internal Affairs office at the Main Jail in Newark. Ed was and still is very active with many law enforcement and community groups, both nationally and locally. He has received numerous awards and commendations from Federal, State, County and Municipal agencies for his professional dedicated commitment to law enforcement and the community. Mr. Barcliff retired in 2002 with more than 31 years of service.
National Director: Donald Dease
Mr. Dease began his Correctional Career in 1974 as a Recreational Coordinator at MacDougall Youth Institution. From May 1976 through February 1980 he held various positions including Deputy Warden and Administrative Assistant. In February 1980 he was named Warden at Dutchman Correctional Region and promoted to Regional Director in 1983. Mr. Dease served as Regional Director for 14 years and supervised ten facilities. He retired as Institutional Division Director.
During his career Don was active in many professional organizations including South Carolina Correctional Association, American Correctional Association, Southern States Correctional Association and South Carolina State Employees Association. He is a graduate of the Citadel with a BS in Education, has a Master of Arts in Teaching and a degree in Criminal Justice. Don was inducted into the Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.
Don started volunteering for the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation in 1997 and started working for the CPO Foundation when he retired in 2002. You can see Mr. Dease all over the United States but primarily in the Southeastern States. The CPO Foundation currently has payroll deduction in 32 states. Mr. Dease was very instrumental in acquiring payroll deduction for the CPOF in Georgia.
National Director: James Brown
Mr. Brown began his Correctional career in 1970 with the California Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer at Folsom State Prison, Represa, CA. He promoted through the ranks also working at California State Prison-Sacramento, Pelican Bay State Prison and Centinela State Prison. He retired as Lieutenant from Folsom State Prison in 2002 with more than 32 years of service.
Jim is an active member of CPOF, California Correctional Peace Officer Association Retired Chapter, International Police Association and Northern California Peace Officer Association. Jim took over Operations Manager of the Retired Correctional Peace Officers Museum at Folsom Prison in 2001.
National Director: Kimberly Potter-Blair
Mrs. Potter-Blair began her Corrections Career with the Kentucky Department of Corrections in 1997 as a Correctional Officer at Blackburn Correctional Complex. She promoted through the ranks through the Kentucky Department of Corrections and Kentucky Division of Probation and Parole, including District Supervisor. Currently Kim is the Deputy Commissioner of Support Services of the Kentucky DOC, which she was appointed to in 2008. Kim was awarded the Commissioners Award in 2004 and the Kentucky State University Employer Award in 2007.
Kim is a Department representative for the Criminal Justice Drug and Alcohol Treatment, and current member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency, American Correctional Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Opportunity for Work & Learning.