Herbert J. Hoelter
CEO & Co-Founder
Mr. Hoelter is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts in sentencing and the federal prison system and in developing alternative programs to incarceration.
Christine Pahigian has worked for over 25 years in the field of criminal and juvenile justice, in sentencing advocacy and the development of alternatives to incarceration at direct service, policy and government levels practitioners. Ms. Pahigian currently serves as Executive Director of Friends of Island Academy, a youth development center which breaks the cycle of incarceration by building the capacity of young people to become contributing citizens.
Vince Wesley is Senior Vice President and Manager of the Not-For-Profit Division of SunTrust Bank and has spent over 20 years working with Not-For-Profit organizations.
Director of Jail Suicide Prevention and Liability Reduction
Lindsay Hayes began his employment as a research assistant with NCIA in 1978. He has been the Jail Suicide Prevention and Liability Reduction Program Director since 1980, and currently operates from NCIA’s office in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Andrew Hunt joined the Board of NCIA in 2012 after meeting Herb Hoelter, and has since then made regular trips from his home in Nottingham, England to assist the organization wherever possible. In the UK, Andy runs a property construction company, specializing in the high-end residential market. The company has won a number of awards in the UK for its modernist take on residential development. He is also a director of a residential therapeutic school for young people with specific behavioral needs. In 2005, Andy and his family set up a Charitable Trust in England, which has so far gifted over £250,000 to local charities, most of which carry out programs for disadvantaged young people.
Away from work, Andy enjoys sport, and hopes that one day the USA will recognize the value of cricket as the greatest of all ball-games. He spends many hours playing and watching the game, and manages a local team in Nottingham.