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U.S. Department of Justice

Attorney General of the United States
William Barr

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Caren Harp

Corporation for National and Community Service
Barbara Stewart

U.S. Department of Education
Betsy DeVos

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alex M. Azar II

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Kevin K. McAleenan
Acting Secretary

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.

U.S. Department of Labor
Alexander Acosta

Office of National Drug Control Policy
Executive Office of the President
Jim Carroll

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U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sonny Perdue

U.S. Department of Defense
Patrick M. Shanahan
Acting Secretary

U.S. Department of the Interior
David Bernhardt
Acting Secretary

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Elinore McCance-Katz

Practitioner Members

Maura Corrigan
Jim St. Germain
Adele L. Grubbs
Jacob Horowitz
Pamela Rodriguez
Deborah Schumacher
David A. Tapp
William Thorne
Francisco Villarruel


David A. Tapp
28th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky

David Austin Tapp currently serves as Judge of the 28th Circuit of the Kentucky Court of Justice. He is a former law enforcement officer, prosecutor, defense attorney, and district judge. Judge Tapp received his Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu, and a Bachelor of Arts from Morehead State University. He is a frequent author and media contributor on a variety of justice related topics.

Education has remained a paramount focus throughout Judge Tapp's profession, as he strives to cultivate a pedagogical judicial environment. He currently serves as Chairperson of Kentucky's Circuit Judges Education Committee and is responsible for developing and providing the training for all of Kentucky's general jurisdiction and family court judges. In 2014, Judge Tapp initiated Kentucky's new lawyer-to-judge mentoring program and authored the Transitions mentoring manual. Furthermore, Judge Tapp served as an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, where he taught electronic discovery and digital evidence.

In addition, Judge Tapp extends his pursuits outside the scholastic setting in order to serve the community. Most recently, Judge Tapp was appointed as a Council Member to the Governor's Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council where he served on the Recidivism Reduction work group. He also served as Co-Chairperson of the Judicial Child Fatality Task Force and is the winner of two national awards from The National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

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