February 2018

Glen Whorton, President

Retired from the Nevada Department of Corrections after 32 years of service. Last position was Director of the Department. Glen has additional experience as an Army Aviator, Community College Instructor, Ombudsman for the Nevada Attorney General, and Hearing Representative for the Nevada Parole Board.

Maurice White, Facilities Chair

Retired from the Douglas County School District after 27 years of service. After Maurice retired he served as a department manager for various businesses. Maurice is very active in local non-profit organizations, including Carson City Pop Warner, Carson City Youth Sports Association, Ormsby Sportsman’s Association, Veterans Guest House Endowment Fund, and Carson City Airport Authority.

Didi Cheney, Secretary

Didi is a local business woman who has owned Valley Staffing Solutions for over 20 years. She is a graduate of the University Of San Diego School Of Law, Boston University and the Sorbonne in Paris. In addition to her commitment as Secretary for the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society, she volunteers as Recording Secretary for Soroptimist International of Carson City and as President of Preceptor Alpha Epsilon.

Deborah Reed, Treasurer

Retired from the State of Nevada, ending her service as the Deputy Director of Support Services at the Department of Corrections. Her State experience included tours as the CFO of Corrections, Budget Analyst, and Auditor. She has non-profit experience with Boy Scouts of America, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nevada Civil War Volunteers, and Shepherd of the Sierra Church.

Terry Hubert, Membership Chair

Retired Associate Warden, Nevada Department of Corrections, with 25 years of experience. Terry is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has additional experience as an Instructor at the Western Nevada College, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada, Criminal Justice Department. Additionally, Terry has extensive experience working with incarcerated veterans, and offender reintegration programs.

Leroy Perks, Membership Co-Chair

Lee is owner and operator of L.A. Perks Petroleum Specialists, Construction and Fuel Services. This family business was established in 1974 with 2 employees specializing in plumbing and heating; today it is a company with 50 employees specializing in mechanical systems with a strong emphasis on petroleum products. Lee has extensive experience working with, and serving non-profits and professional organizations.

Greg Smith

Greg began his career as a correctional officer trainee at the Nevada State Prison and was the warden at Nevada State Prison when it was decommissioned in 2012.His final assignment was as the warden of the adjacent Warm Springs Correctional Center and the Northern Nevada Transitional Center in Reno.Greg has also been an instructor on corrections at Western Nevada College and guest lecturer on Nevada correctional issues at the University of Nevada.He is a member of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation and the American Corrections Association.

Legal Counsel

Brian Hutchins

Retired from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office after 27 years of service. The last 15 years were as Chief Deputy and Chief Counsel to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Brian was previously Chief Deputy for the Criminal Justice Division and Counsel to the Nevada Department of Prisons. Brian is presently an attorney and consultant in private practice since 2005, working in such areas as real property and land use, mining and environmental, government relations, and construction and business planning. He has extensive experience working with non-profits.