Secretary- Maria Reyes
Zone Sub- Gemini Murray
Born and raised in Jamaica, West Indies, Gemini immigrated to the United States as a teenager. She attended Classical High School and was among the first class of graduating seniors at Springfield Central High School in 1987. Gemini is the proud mother of a 27-year old son who graduated from the High School of Commerce and American International College, and a 15-year-old daughter who is currently an honor student at Springfield Central High School.
She received a Master of Science in Human Services with a Concentration in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services with a concentration in Criminal Justice was also completed at Springfield College. She started teaching at the college level in 2007 when she became an Adjunct Instructor at her alma mater. Also, since January 2018, she has been teaching Criminal Justice courses at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. Some courses that Gemini teaches include Juvenile Justice, Group Project in Community Development and Change, Social Transformations and Alternative Visions, Correctional Management, Institutional Corrections, Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Social Services, Homeland Security and Terrorism, and Domestic Violence.
Gemini is a retired correctional captain with twenty years' experience in the Criminal Justice field. Her career with The Connecticut Department of Corrections started in March 1994 where she worked at various security-level facilities with adult male offenders. She worked her way up the ranks from corrections officer to lieutenant, then ultimately retiring as a Correctional Captain in 2014. She also worked as an Assistant Program Director with youthful offenders at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) Westfield Youth Services Center.
She is one of the founding members on the Criminal Justice Blue Ribbon Panel at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. Gemini was among the rank of Criminal Justice Practitioners tasked with designing and developing the university's first Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice Bachelor's Degree Program that was successfully launched in September 2016.
For her work in corrections, in 2013 Gemini received a Law Enforcement Achievement Award from The Connecticut Chapter of Men and Women for Justice, Inc. She also received a Public Leadership Citation from Denise Napier, Connecticut State Treasure, Certificate of Special Recognition from Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut State Senator, and Official Statement of Recognition from Nancy Wyman, the Connecticut Lieutenant Governor.
Her passion for teaching and for learning new things drives her interest in researching and facilitating conference workshops and programs relating to contemporary issues including, Sexual Harassment Prevention, Diversity and Inclusion, and Leadership Development. Gemini is a volunteer at the Hampden County Sheriff Department’s Western Massachusetts Recovery and Addiction Center, working with female offenders who are struggling with addiction.
She enjoys cycling, dancing, and traveling with her children, family, and friends.
Zone Sub- Tracey Marshall
Senior Clerk Typist- Karen Grant