Sheriff Heath Elliott

Heath Elliott

Board Member

Sheriff Heath Elliott has served in the Seminole County law enforcement community for thirty plus years and has served as Sheriff since 2009. 

Terry Barnard

Board Member

Terry E. Barnard is the Chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Mr. Barnard was elected Chairman for FY 2019. It is his fourth term as Chairman as he previously served in the position from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017. Mr. Barnard also previously served as Vice Chairman for two years.

Sonja Fillingame

Board Member

Sonja Fillingame was appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Union City as City Manager to ensure the efficient day-to-day operations of the City.

Judy Fitzgerald

Board Member

Judy Fitzgerald was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) by Governor Nathan Deal in 2016. She has been with DBHDD since 2012, previously serving in the roles of Chief of Staff and Deputy Commissioner.

Jimmy Kitchens

Jimmy Kitchens

Board Member

Kitchens has served on the Coffee County Commission as the 2nd district representative since he was elected in 2004. He is the CEO and President of American Truck Parts in Douglas and the President of G&W Equipment in Hazlehurst.

Norton

Nick Norton

Board Member

Sheriff Charles N. "Nick" Norton is a dedicated law enforcement professional who has served the State of Georgia and his local county for nearly three decades.

Tyrone Oliver

Tyrone Oliver

Board Member

Tyrone Oliver is Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). He was appointed Commissioner of DJJ by Governor Brian P. Kemp on July 25, 2019. Commissioner Oliver began his law enforcement career in 1999.

Brian Owens

Board Member

Brian Owens is Vice Chairman of the Parole Board. He was appointed to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on February 1, 2015, by Governor Nathan Deal. The former commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections began his career as a parole officer in 1993.

Steve Queen

Steve Queen

Board Member

Steve Queen is Director of Field Services for CSRA Probation Services, Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Queen is responsible for the supervision of over 150 employees serving over 120 Georgia courts.

Timothy C. Ward

Board Member

Timothy C. Ward was appointed by Governor Brian P. Kemp as the Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Corrections on February 18, 2019. As Commissioner, Ward manages a $1.3 billion budget and leads approximately 10,000 employees.