Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Profile

Visionary County Executive who creates strategic partnerships with both internal and external organization leaders to effectively align with and support key initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.

Skill Highlights
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Project Management
  • Budgeting expertise
  • Community Outreach
  • Team Building
  • Organizational Restructure
  • Public relations
Core Accomplishments

  • Led the successful $3.2 million Capital Campaign for Yamhill Community Action Partnership regional food bank & client services center (opened 11/11). As the hands-on chair of the campaign, I was involved in creating the case statement & marketing materials, identifying & contacting potential donors, meeting fundraising goals & deadlines, monitoring financial statements & reports to foundations, planning & executing events.
  • Propelled Yamhill County's selection as one of seven jurisdictions nationwide in the National Institute of Corrections' Evidence Based Decision Making Initiative. As a member of the EBDMI policy team since 2010, I have guided the county's goals to reduce recidivism as well as costs associated with our local criminal justice system, by using data and focusing efforts on pretrial detainees, sentencing, and mentally ill offenders.
  • Spearheaded the Farmland Activities Task Force, convening impacted state agency directors, legislators, county commissioners, and others to seek adjustments to land use laws to allow for a limited number of agriculture-related events on farmland. The final report led to the successful passage of SB 960 in 2011.
  • Reorganized the Yamhill County governing structure to a strong administrator style, correcting inadequacies of the prior system by ensuring all department heads are appropriately supervised & mentored.
Professional Experience
2003 to
County Commissioner Anthem, Inc. Providence, RI,
  • Acts as one of three chief executive officers overseeing all county functions, including $80 million budget; planning and development; solid waste programs; health and human services ; community corrections; juvenile programs (; public works. Works as liaison with other elected officials including Sheriff, District Attorney, County Clerk.
  • Supervises County Administrator and County Counsel. Previously supervised numerous professional Department Heads.
  • Serves on the policy team for the county's Evidence Based Decision Making Initiative; member of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.
  • Chaired Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP) $3.2 million Capital Campaign for a new regional food bank & client services center (opened 11/2011).
  • Serves as President for the Association of Oregon Counties, leading commissioners and county judges from Oregon’s 36 counties in the development of goals & priorities for the organization; advocating for those goals priorities with the Governor’s Office, state agencies & legislators, and our federal delegation.
  • Serves on the Oregon Solutions Steering Committee and Regional Solutions Team for Marion/Polk/Yamhill Counties.
  • Serves on Job Growers, Inc. (regional workforce development) Board and Executive Committee; Chairs Jobs Council, comprised of the nine Commissioners from Marion/Polk/Yamhill Counties to oversee expenditure of Workforce Investment Act funds; served 2 1/2 years on Oregon Workforce Investment Board.
  • Interacts on a regular basis with community, state, and federal leaders on issues of mutual concern.
  • Serves on numerous non-profit boards.

04/2001 to 01/2002
Business Consultant United States Courts Pocatello, ID,

Assisted businesses with public relations needs. References Available Upon Request.

06/1998 to 04/2001
Pro Se Law Clerk American Advanced Management, Inc Riverbank, CA,

Reviewed appeals, drafted orders and opinions for judges and magistrates in prisoner cases.

08/1998 to 04/2000
Instructor Chico's Fas, Inc. Metairie, LA,

Taught Introduction to Corrections and Penology to students in the Criminal Justice and Corrections programs.

01/1995 to 06/1998
Executive Assistant to the Warden Us Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations Paterson, NJ,
  • Supervised Administrative staff.
  • Coordinated Institution's Strategic Plan.
  • Provided staff with instruction on diversity issues and oversaw the Affirmative Action Diversity Program as the Diversity Program Manager.
  • Investigated allegations of staff misconduct as authorized by Internal Affairs.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and approved all institutional policies.
  • Prepared & managed several small budgets, assisted with institution's $3 million budget.
  • Oversaw the Administrative Remedy Procedure for inmate grievances.
  • Provided information and assistance to the District Court, federal agencies, the general public, the media, and elected officials as the Public Information Officer.
  • Drafted and/or edited all official correspondence from the Warden.
  • Oversaw large-scale projects as assigned by the Warden, including accreditation of facility.
07/1992 to 01/1995
Staff Attorney Federal Bureau Of Prisons City, STATE,
  • Supervised Legal and Administrative staff.
  • Provided direct litigation assistance to Assistant U.S. Attorneys in habeas corpus actions, FTCA matters, constitutional cases, and criminal prosecutions.
  • Reviewed and approved all institutional policy statements.
  • Reviewed, responded to, and investigated inmate grievances.
  • Reviewed and responded to all legal and quasi-legal matters, including environmental, contract, employment law, and labor/management issues, as well as advising Executive Staff in these areas.
  • Acted as a liaison between the prison and U.S. District Court, the Federal Public Defender's Office, other legal agencies, and private attorneys.
  • Instructed institution staff on developments in prison law, and BOP policy and procedure.
08/1991 to 07/1993
Honors Attorney Federal Bureau Of Prisons City, STATE,
  • Acted as liaison between Regional Counsel's Office and legal staff at five federal prisons in the WeClaire Region regarding BOP policy and Correctional Law.
Expected in 1991
Suffolk University Law School - Boston, MA

Graduated Cum Laude

Expected in 1981
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice
Westfield State College - Westfield, MA
Expected in 2012
County Leadership Institute - Washington, DC

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