Meet Our Panel Members
Emily Genoff has been the Business Development Coordinator for over 10 years at the Wyoming Behavioral Institute. Receiving a Bachelor of Science in Community Journalism and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Wyoming. While volunteering under many organizations for the past 23 years.
Department of Corrections Representative
Department of Family Services Representative
Dawn Sides has been working for the State of Wyoming Department of Corrections for the past 30 years. She began her career as a Correctional Officer at the Wyoming Women's Center. In 2004 she was appointed as Warden at the Wyoming Honor Farm followed by overseeing programs for the Prison Division and was appointed as the Field Service Administrator 2011 supervising Probation and Parole along with the work release centers. She currently is part of the Governor's Impaired Driving Council and is a member of the American Corrections Association and Wyoming Criminal Justice Association.
In her spare time she loves to spend time with her two daughters and four grandchildren along with hiking, kayaking and traveling.
Kellie Johnson is honored to be serving with the WYCRP. She has held many positions in social services over the years including early childhood, mentoring, alternative high school, adult education and adoption programs. She is currently working for the Laramie County Library. Kellie holds Bachelor's degrees in psychology and human services from Black Hills State University. She is married to a third grade teacher and they have one daughter. She enjoys reading, volunteering and travel.
Peter R Newell
Peter was drafted for military duty during his third year in college. After military duty in the Far East he returned to college and received his doctorate and license to practice psychology. He has been a teacher, counselor, a partner in a family counseling firm and a partner in an organization consulting and leadership development firm. Dr. Newell has served as a leader of a Human Resources group in a privately held research development and manufacturing company and has trained and practiced as a mediator. He is past co-chair of the Wyoming Mediation Association and has been an international instructor/trainer for Gordon Training International the past few decades.
Sherilyn grew up in southwestern Minnesota and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology from Bemidji State University in 1981.
She has worked with youth and families for 27 years starting at The Evergreen House in 1988. During her time at The Evergreen House, she assisted in the operation of several programs including a youth crisis runaway shelter, independent living program and a drug prevention program targeting Native American youth in Bemidji, Minnesota. She was promoted to Assistant Director several years before leaving her employment in 1994 to work for Youth Emergency Services, Inc. (Y.E.S. House) in Gillette, Wyoming. Sherilyn is passionate about her work with youth & families and is currently the Executive Director.