Liberty Management Services

2900 N. 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19132
    (610) 265-6700


LMS Leader Teaching

Monique Hendricks, Executive Director

Education/Certification: B.S., Administration of Justice, Pennsylvania State University
Master's in Governmental Administration (MGA), University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Hendricks comes to Liberty Management Services with nearly 20 years of executive management experience in corrections. Her career began as a Corrections Officer with the Philadelphia prison system, where she simultaneously earned a B.S. in Administration of Justice from Penn State. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Master’s in Governmental Administration from the Fels Institute of Government, a degree she obtained while still working full-time.

Ms. Hendricks has held several positions of advancing responsibility within the State of Pennsylvania and its Department of Corrections, her most recent being the state Regional Director of Region 1, where her responsibilities included oversight for the administration and operations of 22 community corrections centers in a 5 county region. (Full curriculum vitae available, upon request.)

In summing up her commitment to her profession, Ms. Hendricks notes the stress and triumphs that continually challenge and inspire her:

"This profession can be very stressful and sometimes make you feel like you are spinning your wheels. The satisfaction comes from that one individual you encounter who has turned their life around and reminds you why you continue to work so hard. It only takes that one success story to make you remember why you come into work each and every day! Those few instances keep me going…those few instances keep me smiling…it’s what this work is all about. "

Karen Sams, Director, Residential Division

Education/Certification: B.S.W., Temple University
M.A., Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
Certified Addiction Counselor, Villanova University

Ms. Sams is LMS' Director of Residential Services and, as such, is responsible for planning, developing, evaluating and executing all client case management services. With nearly a quarter century in corrections, Ms. Sams is a senior executive and is in charge of the overall management of LMS's facilities, directly supervising our management staff.

Sharlene Irving, Director, Behavioral Health

Education/Certification: B.A., Immaculata University
Crisis Worker & DUI Evaluator

Ms. Irving is Liberty’s current Director of Behavioral Health. Her more than 25 years of experience as a mental health and addiction specialist make her uniquely qualified to oversee the development and execution of LMS’ behavioral health and addiction programs.

Ms. Irving has had a career long interest in addiction counseling and treatment. Her focus has included both individual/group counseling and intervention, as well as developing and designing treatment programs for a range of public and private entities.

Cornell Tyler, Assistant Director of Security

Education/Certification: PA Dept. of Corrections and Philadelphia Prison System (PPS) Training Academy Graduate
Experienced Security Trainer/Instructor

Mr. Tyler has more than 25 years of experience in corrections. He started his career in 1988 as a Corrections Officer at the State Correctional Institute at Graterford and came to Liberty Management in 2008, as its Tour Commander. In 2014, LMS was proud to promote Mr. Tyler to Assistant Director of Security.

Jeanette Phillips, Director of Federal Programs

Education/Certification: B.A., Temple University
Master's in Human Services, Lincoln University

Ms. Phillips has 30 years of experience in the field of Human Services, 15 of which have been dedicated specifically to criminal justice and corrections. Her experience spans from in-prison to community corrections with specialized training in addictions treatment, the criminal thinking model, and the therapeutic community milieu. Ms. Phillips oversees the Federal Residential Reentry Program for Men and Women who are either reentering the community after serving a Federal prison sentence or a have received a supervised sanction judgment under U.S. Probation law.

Carlton Belfield, Security Manager

Education/Certification: Community College of Philadelphia
Certified Detective, FBI/Philadelphia Police Department
Certified Supervisor, Philadelphia Prison System

Mr. Belfield brings over thirty years of security, police and prison work to his role as LMS' Security Manager. In this role, he is responsible for the supervision of all security staff at each one of our facilities and oversees all operational aspects of security including equipment, procedures, disciplines and grievances.

Mr. Belfield formerly spent 26 years working in the Philadelphia Prison System, ending his tenure there as its Director of Internal Affairs. Here he was responsible for overseeing the following units: Internal Investigations, Background, K-9, Polygraph and Sexual Harassment.