Kintock’s leadership team is comprised of individuals with extensive experience working within the criminal justice and substance use disorder treatment fields.
As a team, we are committed to delivering cost-effective reentry services to meet the unique needs of our clients and contracting partners.
President & CEO
A seasoned Law Enforcement Professional, Walter Simpkins has more than 30 years of experience in corrections, spanning both the public and private sectors, with extensive knowledge of correctional best practices and corrections management. Walt began his career in New Jersey State Government with the Department of Human Services before moving on to the Department of Corrections. Upon his retirement, in 2007, as corrections Captain, Walt joined the Kintock Group with corporate oversight of the company’s security. In 2014 Walt was named Chief Operating Officer and in 2020 he was named President and Chief Executive Officer.
Chief Operating Officer
Paul Taggines has held the position of Chief Operating Officer since 2020. Paul began his career at the Kintock Group in 2001 and holds a master's degree in Public Administration. He is responsible for strategic planning, organizational development, budgetary planning and operational effectiveness of the company.
Since starting with the Kintock Group in 2001, Paul has held a wide range of positions, including Site Administrator of the Bridgeton Campus, Senior Director of Corrections and Federal Bureau of Prisons programs, and in 2015 he was named the company's Corporate Director of Facility Operations.
Paul is a member of the Reentry Coalition of New Jersey and is an At-Large Member of Mid-Atlantic States Correctional Association (MASCA).
Chief Administrative Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of community corrections, Gretchen Wiseman was named Chief Administrative Officer in February 2011. In this role, Gretchen is responsible for providing oversight of the organization’s medical services, vendor contracts, and purchasing and lease agreements. She also oversees Kintock’s business and proposal development efforts. Since joining Kintock in 1994, Gretchen has held a variety of management roles within the organization, both at the facility and corporate level. She is an active member of the community and currently serves as a member of the Community Advisory Board for Virtua Hospital in New Jersey.
Gretchen holds a bachelor’s degree from Rosemont College.
Chief Financial Officer
Priya Raja serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Kintock Group and is responsible for corporate-wide oversight of all aspects of financial operations, including financial reporting and analysis, internal and external audits, budgets, internal controls, payroll and accounting functions.
A strategic financial professional, Priya served as a Corporate Controller for Kintock for nine years before becoming Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Kintock in 2004, Priya started her career as a financial analyst in India.
Priya holds a master’s degree in Accounting Information Systems from Widener University in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Institute for Technology and Management in India. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Human Resources Officer
Kathleen Mulqueen was named Corporate Director, Human Resources Management in September 2014. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, she provides corporate level guidance and oversight for the development and implementation of human resource management policies, programs and services for the organization. With Kintock since 2006, she is responsible for all human resource functions including recruitment and staffing, benefits, classification and compensation, learning and development, employee relations and career services, payroll, information management, and leadership development. Kathy has a broad spectrum of expertise and experience in the field of Human Resources and prior to joining Kintock specialized in staffing and recruitment for K. Hovnanian Companies and Prudential Financial.
She earned a bachelor of science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bloomfield College in New Jersey. Kathy holds a certificate in Employee Relations Law and is an active member of several trade organizations.
Corporate Director of Training and Diversity
Deborah Oree became Kintock’s Corporate Director of Training and Cultural Diversity in October 2011 after previously serving as Corporate Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance for the organization. In her present role, she spearheads Kintock’s staff training and development efforts, ensuring that all employees fulfill the requisite training consistent with contractual, accreditation, and safety and security standards. Deborah has more than 30 years of experience in the community corrections’ non-profit sector. She joined Kintock in 1988 and has held several management positions since then, including Corporate Director of the company’s hallmark Resident Employment Resource Center Services (ERC).
As a skilled trainer and excellent communicator, Deborah has presented workshops related to offender employment for the National Institute of Corrections and at conferences sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
Deborah currently holds several professional memberships and certifications. She is a Certified True Colors Trainer, a Certified CPR Instructor, and has completed ACA Auditor Training. She received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Richard Stockton State College, in New Jersey.
Corporate Director of Quality Assurance & Accreditation
Nicole Cucinotta was named Corporate Director of Quality Assurance & Accreditation in 2007 and has more than 25 years of experience in the community corrections field. In her current role, Nicole serves as a member of Kintock’s executive management team and is responsible for policy development and monitoring the company’s quality assurance plan. Previously, she held the positions of Site Administrator and Program Director of Kintock's Philadelphia location. She also assisted with the design and opening of the Erie Avenue Facility in Philadelphia. Prior to joining Kintock, Nicole worked in the forensic mental health field, providing counseling and supportive services.
She holds a master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University School of Social Work in Pennsylvania.
Corporate Director of Program Operations
Kristal Miller was named Corporate Director of Program Operations in 2014. She is responsible for overseeing clinical program operations at all of Kintock’s reentry programs in Newark and Pennsylvania, including the selection of program curricula. Prior to her current role, Kristal served as the Clinical Director of Kintock’s Outpatient Substance Abuse and Sex Offender Outpatient Treatment Programs in Newark and Paterson, New Jersey. She has more than seighteen years of experience in the areas of counseling, supervision and case management and holds numerous licenses and certifications, among them Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS).
Kristal earned a master’s of arts in counseling from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey and a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
Corporate Director of Information Technology
Michael Kuhn assumed the role of Corporate Director of Information Technology in March 2004 after serving as Senior Custom Software Programmer since July 2000. With more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), Mike oversees all IT systems and functions including the support, planning, and implementation of equipment for the entire organizations. In this role, he leads a team of five employees in a dynamic, high-performing environment. Before joining Kintock, Mike was a Development Manager for Micro Endeavors Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Microsoft Technologies.
Mike earned his Master’s of Information Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a Microsoft Certified Programmer (MCP).
Desiree’ Pressley joined the Kintock Group in February 2016, assuming the role of Controller. In this position, she provides oversight of accounting functions, which include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bookkeeping, auditing, and payroll functions. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, Desiree’ plays a key role in helping to design and implement effective systems of internal control.
With over 10 years of progressive nonprofit experience focusing in finance and accounting, operations management, and community advocacy, Desiree’ is dedicated to supporting community-serving organizations centered on making a positive impact with their services.
Desiree’ has worked with several nonprofit and for profit organizations including Urban Affairs Coalition, Therapy Center of Philadelphia, Open City Healing Arts, Child Care Information Services and Fair Housing Rights Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania, providing accounting and consulting services. She has been instrumental in obtaining state and federal contracts and has utilized her nonprofit experience and literary style to support each organization.
Desiree’ Pressley holds a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Accounting from Edinboro University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Gwynedd Mercy University.
Corey Davis was named Site Administrator of The Kintock Group’s Philadelphia/Erie Avenue Facility in 2011. He is responsible for the oversight of the Federal, State and Bucks County programs at that site, supervising more than 400 residents and more than 100 staff members there. Since starting with the Kintock Group in 2001, Corey has held a wide range of positions including Deputy Director of Program Services, concluding with his current position as Site Administrator. Corey has successfully led the Pennsylvania programs through the initial and subsequent ACA accreditation process, with the support of Kintock’s corporate management staff. He is a Board Member, and the Public Relations Chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole and Corrections (PAPPC), a Board Member of Community Corrections Association of Pennsylvania (CAPPA), and a Board Member of Mid-Atlantic States Correctional Association (MASCA).
Corey received a bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Pre-Law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from Walden University.
Gregory Bartkowski was named Site Administrator of Kintock’s Newark Correctional Complex in 2012. In this role, he oversees the daily operations of a 400-bed private halfway house that houses two distinct programs and works collaboratively with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and the New Jersey State Parole Board to assure contract compliance. Prior to joining Kintock, Greg enjoyed a successful 35-year tenure with the New Jersey Department of Corrections' Operation Division, working in several different capacities over the years before retiring as the Administrator of New Jersey State Prison in Trenton.
Greg earned a master’s degree in special education from the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, New Jersey and a bachelor’s degree from Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. He also holds a Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification from Edinboro State University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.
Marcos DeJesus was named Site Administrator for The Kintock Group Bridgeton Correctional Campus in September 2015. Marcos has been with the Kintock Group since 2004 and served most recently as a Program Director in Bridgeton for the Parole and DOC Work Release contracts. Marcos has over 24 years of experience in the social services field; including 10 years as a Regional Service Manager for Easter Seals and he served as Correction Officer for the Cumberland County Sheriff Department. He is also a member of the South Jersey Community Reentry Coalition Task Force.
Marcos has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania.
Robinette has 15 years of experience in the criminal justice setting in the areas of staff training, clinical leadership and program development. Prior to joining Kintock in 2015, she provided training to the State of New Jersey Drug Court Program, in the areas of criminogenic risk factors and evidence-based practices. She has worked extensively in a variety of clinical settings in and various roles. Robinette holds numerous professional certifications, including a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She also has a Master of Arts in Addictions Counseling from Fairleigh Dickerson University, in Florham and Madison, New Jersey and a Bachelors of the Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ.