Professional Development Department

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Meet the Director of Professional Development


Casandra DePalma is the Director of Professional Development at the American Correctional Association.  Before serving in this role she spent 7 months as the Professional Development Specialist, directly assisting patrons with all Certification needs.  Before joining the American Correctional Association Casandra worked for Nike, INC out of New York City and Washington D.C.  She has a graduate degree in Psychology from University of the Rockies and obtained her undergraduate degree, from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Contact Casandra at 703.224.0175