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.

Kevin Little

Board Member

Kevin Little was elected Chairman of the Walton County Board of Commissioners in 2000 and is currently in his fourth term. Kevin has lived in Walton County all of his life. He graduated from Monroe Area High School and Georgia College in Milledgeville earning a B.S.

Tyrone Oliver

Tyrone Oliver

Board Member

DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver was appointed to his position on July 25, 2019. Commissioner Oliver is serving currently as a board member for A Child Voice Advocacy Center Inc., Communities in Schools Walton County, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, and Leadership Walton Alumni Association.

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

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. Mr.

Tom C. Rawlings

Board Member

Rawlings is the director of the Office of the Child Advocate. He was the first full-time juvenile court judge in the Middle Judicial Circuit and oversaw juvenile justice and child protection cases in five counties.

Michael Terrell

Board Member

Michael Terrell currently serves as the Chief Probation Officer for Coweta County. He began his law enforcement career with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department and served as a Parole Officer for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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.