This environment can be very unforgiving. When you walk in, you need to know who you are and what biases you bring to the table. You don't want those issues to be identified as a weakness and exploited. You may want to be a nurturer, while I would not recommend that approach to inmate interations, you need to understand the appropriate parameters to being nurturing and how those seemingly innocent behaviors can be misinterpreted and lead you down a path that you do not want to be on.
Prior to establishing Alleyne & Co., Constantine was a Health Services Manager on Rikers Island and served as Health Services Administrator II for Connecticut Department of Corrections. She has almost two decades of correctional and human resource management experience, holding a Masters in Public Health from Long Island University; an Executive Masters in Business Administration and an Advanced Business Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of Connecticut; and a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University.
Throughout Constantine's correctional career she has been able to establish trusting partnerships with custody leaderships at all levels; working closely on many significant operational events and investigations. Constantine has lead a number of small and large teams, always leveraging the collective intelligence to make more informed decisions. She sat on the Policy & Procedure Committee for five years, identifying and resolving conflicts with standards and best practices. She served on the PREA Audit Committee for three years, ensuring alignment with the PREA standards, intake assessment and the internal questionnaire. Constantine also maintained N.C.C.H.C. and O.T.P. Accreditation for the five years she managed the Janet York women's facility in Niantic, CT.
Constantine decided to diversify; taking on a role in the aerospace industry where she manages the operator relationship throughout their contract life cycle. She quickly discovered that although her skills were transferable her heart was in Corrections. In 2018, Constantine established Civilian Corrections Academy, a subsidiary of Alleyne & Co. She is an Adjunct Criminal Justice Professor at Monroe College, training the next generation of civilian employees seeking to enter some aspect of Law Enforcement. Today, she proudly sits on the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association (M.A.S.C.A.) Board of Trustees while continuously monitoring the correctional landscape and positioning herself to better serve the industry.