Percy H. Pitzer
Percy H. Pitzer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of PCGI. Percy is a Veteran of the United States Army, in which he served during the Vietnam Era from 1968 through 1973. His assignments included: 14th Armory Calvary Kensington - Germany; 4th Infantry Division Pleiku - Republic of Vietnam; and Army AWOL Apprehension Unit Milwaukee. Percy was promoted to the rank of Sergeant (E-5) and is the recipient of numerous medals and recognitions. Percy was also the recipient of an Honorable Discharge upon completion of his exemplary military service. Since his completion of service, Percy has accumulated over 40 years of correctional management experience, and has served as a Senior Warden at Minimum, Medium and High security level facilities. He also served as Warden in the private sector, where he is credited with implementing a number of innovative and advanced prison reform programs. These reform programs are still being utilized by many correctional facilities today, in both the private and public sectors. Percy has earned national awards in community service and cost reduction. He has a comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and private detention/correctional operations management.
Executive Vice President
Sununt Pitzer is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and is an experienced executive who has owned and operated a number of successful small businesses in the United States and Thailand. Sununt is also the President of Creative Corrections, L.L.C., providing guidance and leadership since its inception in 2002. Sununt brings to her role a broad wealth of knowledge and vision which has led to the success and advancement of the company which is now recognized worldwide and highly respected as a front runner in the industry of corrections management consulting.
Selma De Jesús-Zayas,Ph.D.
Director of Mental Health
Dr. De Jesús is the Director of Mental Health Programs for PCGI. She is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in Forensics. Dr. De Jesús joined PCGI after retiring from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) where she served 23 years, the last 13 years as the Chief of Psychology Services, in Miami. Dr. De Jesús, who is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, obtained her B.A. (Social Science) and M.A. (Psychology) from the University of Puerto Rico. Her interest in the integration of psychology and religion led her to Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, Ca.) where she obtained an M.A. in Theology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Upon graduation, she began her career in forensic psychology first by completing her Post-Doctorate Internship in a hospital for the criminally insane and those not competent to stand trial and later with the BOP, in Miami, Florida where she was hired as a Forensic Examiner. A licensed psychologist in the state of Florida, Dr. De Jesús was one of a handful BOP mental health experts who regularly testified in federal court regarding inmates’ competency to stand trial, sanity at the time of the offense, and degree of dangerousness. As the head of psychology services in Miami Dr. De Jesús department monitored the mental health stability of approximately 1,500 adult, male inmates. Dr. De Jesús’ areas of expertise include competency, sanity at the time of the offense, dangerousness, suicide prevention, and suicide reconstruction (“suicide autopsy”). Dr. De Jesús is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish.