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New Commission Members

Apr 14, 2016

photo of Jessica DommeJessica G. Domme is an Assistant Attorney General within the Criminal Litigation Division of the Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. AAG Domme joined the Attorney General’s Office in January 2013 as the designated domestic violence prosecutor.  In this role, AAG Domme prosecuted domestic violence cases statewide and served as a training resource for law enforcement and prosecutors throughout the state.  In May 2016, AAG Domme began managing a broader caseload, including homicides, child sex offenses and cases involving public officials.  She has served as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Domestic Violence Training, the Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) Certification Panel and BIP Disciplinary Panel.  AAG Domme is currently a member of the Kansas Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Working Group. 

AAG Domme graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University, with a major in Political Science.  From 2000-2005, she served as leadership staff for the Kansas House of Representatives.  AAG Domme graduated with Dean’s Honors from Washburn University School of Law and was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 2007.  Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Johnson and Shawnee Counties, prosecuting misdemeanor and general felony crimes.   AAG Domme is a member of the Kansas County and District Attorneys Association and the Topeka Bar Association. 

Outside the courtroom, AAG Domme serves as a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, Topeka #3, and the Topeka Day Care (TDC) Adventures in Early Learning Center (AELC) Parent Connect Committee.  She is also a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she serves as an Elder and co-chairs the Educational Ministries Team.  AAG Domme was a 2015 Honoree of the Boy Scouts of America Jayhawk Area Council’s Topeka’s Top “20 Under 40.”  AAG Domme and her husband, Lawrence, reside in Shawnee County with their two daughters.

Meredithphoto of Meredith Butler Butler earned her Bachelor’s Degree in criminology from Kansas State University in 1996 and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays University in 2012. She has been employed with the 8th Judicial District Community Corrections since March 1997 where she has focused on developing effective programs and interventions for adult and juvenile offenders. She is the co-founder of the Geary County Prevention Partnership and has served in several advisory roles relating to juvenile and adult justice, education and prevention programming. She currently serves as the Chair for the Kansas Corrections Care Coalition focusing on reducing fatigue of corrections professionals.

photo of Terry MaloneTerry Malone is an attorney currently engaged in litigation and criminal defense practice with the law firm of Williams-Malone P.A. in Dodge City. He is a former Ford County Attorney (1976-1977 and 2009-2013) and Dodge City Prosecutor (1990-2014). For 17 years, Mr. Malone has served his community as a Dodge City Community College Trustee. He is a graduate of the Washburn School of Law and Kansas State University.


photo of commissioner Nathaniel BarnesNathan Barnes, Kansas City, was recently appointed by the Governor to serve as one of the two public members on the Commission.  Mr. Barnes is the owner of Barnco, Inc of KCK. He also has been employed with the KCMO Housing Authority and Allied, Inc.

His service to his community has extended to local government where he was a Wyandotte County Commissioner from 1997 to 2013.  As a county commissioner, Mr. Barnes was instrumental in creating a new Boys and Girls Club facility in Kansas City, KS and bringing NASCAR to the county.  Mr. Barnes championed numerous civic and minority causes as a county commissioner.  Mr. Barnes was also a Kansas City, KS city commissioner from 1995 to 1997.

Mr. Barnes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. He replaces Pastor Junius Dotson, Wichita.

photo of Commission member Johnnie GoddardInterim Secretary Johnnie Goddard began his employment with the State of Kansas in 1985 when he joined Hutchinson Correctional Facility as a corrections officer trainee. In 1986, Goddard was promoted to corrections officer I. Goddard later transferred to Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) where he was promoted to sergeant in 1988. He continued to move higher through the ECF ranks to the positions of corrections counselor I in 1988, corrections counselor II in 1989, unit team manager that same year and then emergency preparedness coordinator in 1996.

Goddard was named deputy warden 1999 and then warden in 2007, a position he held until his appointment to deputy secretary in April 2011 by Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts.

Goddard received his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social science from Kansas State University in 2007. He also has earned numerous corrections-related certifications including Special Operations Response, Defusing Crisis Situations Correctional Leadership, Administration of Justice, Kansas Quality Management, Management Development for the Future, Executive Leadership and Leadership Development Academy.

photo of Commission member Johnathan OgletreeJonathan Ogletree has been a member of the Prisoner Review Board for Kansas Department of Corrections since their inception July 1, 2011 and promoted to the Chair position as of January 3, 2016.  Jonathan has worked in the criminal justice system for over 22 years. He began his career with Kansas Department of Corrections in 1989 at the Lansing Correctional Facility as a Corrections Officer and has also served as a Correctional Counselor, Unit Team Manager and Director of the Shawnee County Re-Entry Program. He has completed two National Institute of Correction (NIC) leadership training programs and  the Advanced Practicum for the “Thinking for a Change Program” through NIC and serves as a trainer for both KDOC and NIC.  He is currently a member of the Kansas Council for Interstate Adult Offender Committee and the Professional Development Committee for Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI).  Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science degree from Friends University in Organizational Management and Leadership, and a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Management.