The North American Association of Wardens & Superintendents is the only Warden's Organization that has members throughout Canada and the United States.

Thanks for Visiting

Thank You for visiting our website. The North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (NAAWS) is dedicated to helping Correctional Administrators everywhere through training, information sharing, advocacy, and networking.

After our very successful Training Conference in San Antonio in April we are already planning for our next one which will be held in Columbus Ohio April 24 – 27, 2023. The program is taking shape and our friends from the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) and the Ohio Wardens and Superintendents Association (OWSA) are working closely with us to insure the best possible experience for attendees. Detailed information will be posted on our website as we get closer to the date.

Every 2 years NAAWS changes Officers. Our new President is Jeff Crawford (Pennsylvania) and our President Elect is Joe Page (Arkansas). Rusty Washburn (Georgia) will now be our Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Doug Fender (OHIO) is our new Vice President and Shelbie Smith (Ohio) is our new Secretary. L.E. Townsend (Texas) and Denisha Goodman (New York) are our new Sgt. At Arms.

Our Board of Directors now includes Pat Caruso (Michigan), Doug Dretke (Texas), Mark Saunders (Ohio), Mike Hynes (North Carolina), Kevin (Geno) Genovese (Tennessee), Dan Dickerson (Texas), and Shellie Baker (Florida).

If you would like to get more involved in NAAWS or have some creative ideas on how we can better serve Corrections and our membership, please let us know.

Mel Williams
NAAWS Executive Director