Contact Information

Nancy Riley, Executive Director

Executive Director Riley is responsible for the comprehensive development, implementation, review, and evaluation of training on a Department-wide basis. Additionally, Mrs. Riley oversees the development, coordination, and implementation of the Agency's Strategic Plan.

Mailing Address: 2050 North County Road 50 East, New Castle, Indiana, 47362

Contact Information: NRiley@idoc.in.gov

Kevin Alfont, Skill-Based Program Manager

In Kevin’s current position, he is responsible for all skill based training programs for the Department, such as, Personal Protection, Security Skills, CPR First Aid, and Firearms. Kevin ensures a working relationship with Facility Staff, Superintendents, IDOC Directors, Executive Staff and outside agencies that have a relationship with the Indiana Department of Correction. Additionally, Kevin oversees the physical plant operations at the Correctional Training Institute.

Mailing Address: 2050 North County Road 50 East, New Castle, Indiana, 47362

Contact Information

Office: (765) 521-0230 Ext. 5013

Cell Phone: (765) 465-3524

Email: KAlfont@idoc.in.gov

Matthew Andrick, Curriculum Development Manager

In Matt's current position, he is responsible for advising the Executive Director regarding the research, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Department of Correction's training curriculum. Matt oversees the Department's Learning Management System, eLearning catalog, classroom/training technologies, Performance Measurement Committee, the Department’s DOC Supervisory Program, Leadership Academy, and Instructor Development courses. Additionally, Matt is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of the Indiana Department of Correction's Strategic Plan.

Mailing Address: 2050 North County Road 50 East, New Castle, Indiana, 47362

Contact Information

Office: (765) 521-0230 Ext. 5002

Cell Phone: (765) 506-2009

Email: MAndrick@idoc.in.gov

Christopher Meredith, North Regional Training Manager

In Christopher’s current position, he is responsible for all training programs for his region. Chris ensures a working relationship with Facility Staff, Superintendents, IDOC Directors, Executive Staff and outside agencies that have a relationship with the Indiana Department of Correction. Chris is responsible for coordinating the Basic Supervisory Skills for Custody Staff Program and serves as a Team Leader / Facilitator for the Leadership Academy. Additionally, Chris is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the Performance Measurement Committee.

The North Region consist of the following facilities:

  • Indiana State Prison
  • Westville Correctional Facility
  • Camp Summit Boot Camp
  • South Bend Re-Entry

Mailing Address: Westville Correctional Facility, 5501 South 1100 West, Westville, Indiana, 46391

Contact Information

Office: (219)785-2511 Ext. 4142

Cell Phone: (260) 571-7400

Email: CeMeredith@idoc.in.gov

Michael Minthorn, North-Central Regional Training Manager

In Mike’s current position, he is responsible for all training programs for his region. Mike ensures a working relationship with Facility Staff, Superintendents, IDOC Directors, Executive Staff and outside agencies that have a relationship with the Indiana Department of Correction. Additionally, Mike is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of the Indiana Department of Correction's Strategic Plan, Division of Youth Service' Training, and Commissioner's Experienced and Emerging Leaders (EEL) program.

The North Region consist of the following facilities:

  • Miami Correctional Facility
  • Chain O'Lakes Correctional Facility
  • Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility

Mailing Address: Miami Correctional Facility, 3038 West 850 South, Bunker Hill, Indiana, 46914

Contact Information

Office Phone: (765) 689-8920 Ext. 5511

Cell Phone: (574) 870-4315

Email: MMinthorn@idoc.in.gov

Jennifer Wills, East Regional Training Manager

In Jennifer’s current position, she is responsible for all training programs for her region. Jennifer ensures a working relationship with Facility Staff, Superintendents, IDOC Directors, Executive Staff and outside agencies that have a relationship with the Indiana Department of Correction. Additionally, Jennifer is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of the Division of Youth Service's Training, Commissioner's Experienced and Emerging Leaders (EEL) program, and Women in Leadership Roles Training.

The East Region consist of the following facilities:

  • Pendleton Correctional Facility
  • Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • Correctional Industrial Facility
  • New Castle Correctional Facility
  • Madison Correctional Facility
  • Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • Branchville Correctional Facility
  • Edinburgh Correctional Facility

Mailing Address: 2050 North County Road 50 East, New Castle, Indiana, 47362

Contact Information

Office Phone: (765) 521-0230 Ext. 5012

Cell Phone: (317) 452-3722

Email: JWills@idoc.in.gov

Kathy Goen, Central Regional Training Manager

In Kathy’s current position, she is responsible for all training programs for her region. Kathy ensures a working relationship with Facility Staff, Superintendents, IDOC Directors, Executive Staff and outside agencies that have a relationship with the Indiana Department of Correction. Additionally, Kathy is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of the Division of Parole Service's Training (Southern Region) and Women in Leadership Roles Training.

The Central Region consist of the following facilities:

  • Plainfield Correctional Facility
  • Reception Diagnostic Center
  • Heritage Trail Correctional Facility
  • Indiana Woman's Prison

Southern Region Parole Districts

  • Parole District 1 (Re-Entry)
  • Parole District 3 (Indianapolis)
  • Parole District 4A (Evansville)
  • Parole District 4B (Terre Haute)
  • Parole District 9 (Madison)

Mailing Address: Plainfield Correctional Facility, 737 Moon Road, Plainfield, Indiana, 46168

Contact Information

Cell Phone: (317) 626-3850

Email: KGoen@idoc.in.gov

Kenneth Kortum, West Regional Training Manager

In Ken’s current position, he is responsible for all training programs for his region. Ken ensures a working relationship with Facility Staff, Superintendents, IDOC Directors, Executive Staff and outside agencies that have a relationship with the Indiana Department of Correction. Additionally, Ken is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of the On-the-Job Training Program and Division of Parole Service' Training (Northern Region).

The West Region consist of the following facilities:

  • Putnamville Correctional Facility
  • Rockville Correctional Facility
  • Wabash Valley Correctional Facility

Northern Region Parole Districts

  • Parole District 2 (Fort Wayne)
  • Parole District 5 (Bloomington)
  • Parole District 6 (Gary)
  • Parole District 7 (New Castle)
  • Parole District 8 (South Bend)

Mailing Address: Putnamville Correctional Facility, 1946 U.S 40, Greencastle, Indiana, 46135

Contact Information

Office: (765) 653-8441 Ext. 340

Cell Phone: (765) 655-3582

Email: KKortum@idoc.in.gov


Joe Townsend, Recruitment and Retention Manager

Joe Townsend of Peru was recently selected as the RRM and has been with IDOC for 10 1/2 years. Prior to coming to SD&T he was a Program Director 1 at Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility.  He began his career at Miami Correctional Facility as a Correctional Officer and then promoted to Sergeant in 2010. In 2012 he promoted to Case Worker and in 2014 he promoted to Re-entry Specialist 3 and transferred to IREF.  He has assisted the training department throughout his service by being an adjunct instructor for CPR/First Aid Training and an Honor Guard Instructor. 

Mailing Address: 2050 North County Road 50 East, New Castle, Indiana, 47362

Contact Information

Office: (765) 521-0230

Email: JTownsend@idoc.in.gov