Meet Our Panel Members

Vice Chair

Jo Ann Numoto


Born and raised in Wyoming; parents and family were farmers in the Worland area. Completing her post-secondary education at UW with a BS in Psychology,  a BA in Secondary Education, and an MA in Educational Administration.


Having been a teacher and administrator in Wyoming and Colorado; with opportunities in public, private, and Bureau of Indian Education schools; as well as working with a school administration organization in Reston, Virginia, and now get to work at the state level.  Jo Ann is currently working with court ordered and medically necessary placement of students and the federally funded Math/Science Partnership competitive grants. During the time with the state agency, she has the opportunity to work with other state agencies, councils, committees, and non-profit organizations.



Les Pozsgi


Les has devoted his professional life to working with Wyoming’s high risk youth, families and adult offenders.  He was involved in human services at the state and community levels and has worked with the executive branch and legislature as an Administrator for both the Department of Family Services and the Department of Corrections.  He has served on a variety of boards, councils and commissions and believes strongly in promoting safety and well-being for children and families.  Retired and living above Lander, Les pursues his passion for wandering around the northern Rockies, especially the wilderness and mountains of the Wind River Range.




Shad Bates



Emily Genoff


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

Dawn Sides


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.


Department of Family Services Representative

Lauri Lamm




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.


Kellie Johnson


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.


Shannon Horton

  Shannon has worked with troubled youth in Wyoming for over thirty years and is now retired and grateful to use some of my experience with the Citizen Review Panel.  She is a Wyoming native and understands the unique needs of the youth and families in this wonderful state.



Sherilyn England


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.

Jo Lee Schuler


After working for the Department of Family Services for over 22 years, first as a Social Service Worker for three years and then as a Social Work Supervisor for 19 years, Schuler decided to retire and enjoy traveling, running, sewing, and spending more time with friends and family.


She and her husband (of 36 years) enjoy their 3-year-old grandson and 1-year-old granddaughter. She also enjoy serving our community as a board member of Safehouse and as a CASA.