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Michael W. Nail

Commissioner

Michael W. Nail is the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. In this role, Michael is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s largest community supervision agencies.

Scott Maurer

Assistant Commissioner

Scott Maurer has worked in the Criminal Justice field for the past 18 years, beginning his career in 1996 as a counselor at a residential youth treatment facility in Erie, Pennsylvania. He later accepted a position as a Probation/Parole Officer for the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

Sandra Thomas

Executive Operations Director

Sandra Thomas began her career with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 1991 as a Probation Officer in the Lawrenceville Probation Office.

Bert Flewellen

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Community Supervision, Bert Flewellen provides the leadership and vision necessary to ensure that the department has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively and efficiently supervise approximately 200,000 felony offenders.

David Morrison

Field Operations Director

David Morrison began his career with the Parole Board in May of 1999 as a Parole Officer in the Marietta Parole Office.

Michelle Stanley

Reentry Services Director

Michelle Stanley is the Director of Reentry Services. In this role, Michelle oversees various programs and initiatives designed to reduce recidivism. 

Mike Kraft

Senior Policy Advisor

Mike Kraft began his career with the Georgia Department of Corrections as a Probation Officer in the Central DeKalb Probation Office in 1990.

Phil Sellers

Chief Information Officer

Phil Sellers, Chief Information Officer for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, has more than 26 years of experience in Georgia Public Safety.

Robert Orange

Chief Financial Officer

Robert Orange, Chief Financial Officer for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, has 26 years of experience with the State of Georgia in the functional areas of financial analysis & reporting, budget, auditing, accounting, and planning.

Johnny Knatt

Human Resources Director

Johnny Knatt, Director of Human Resources for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, has 34 years of experience in the functional areas of organizational development, recruiting, staffing, employee relations, training, sales and manufacturing management.

Brian Tukes

External Affairs Director

Brian Tukes is the Director of External Affairs. In this role, Brian is responsible for overseeing all interactions with elected officials, external stakeholders, and the media.

Reginald Huley

Reginald Huley

Chief Wellness Officer

As the Chief Wellness Officer, Reginald oversees the agency’s Wellness program and provides both internal and external statewide law enforcement peer support as the agency’s Peer Team Coordinator.  

Shanta Porter

Training & Professional Development Director

Shanta Porter began her career with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 2006 as a Probation Officer in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit.

Nick Powell

Nick Powell

Strategic Planning and Research Director

Nick Powell began his career as a Juvenile Probation /Parole Specialist in 2009.

James Knox

James Knox

General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer

James Knox currently serves as General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. He began his career in criminal justice working with the Georgia Department of Corrections as a Center Probation Officer at I.W.

Barbara Neville

Misdemeanor Probation Oversight Director

Barbara Neville began her career with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 2006. While with the Department of Corrections, she served as a probation officer, program manager, and Director of Offender Administration.

Maryann Dillard

Office of Professional Standards Director

Maryann Dillard began her career in 1996 with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles as a Parole Officer. In 2000, she was promoted and served as a Field Operations Officer overseeing the warrant and violations process.

Bea Blankenship

Confidential Assistant

Bea Blankenship serves as the confidential assistant to the Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, and the Executive Operations Director at the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. Bea began her career with the State Board of Pardons & Paroles in 1993.

Shari Chambers

Special Projects Director

Shari Chambers, Director of Special Projects for the Department of Community Supervision, has more than twenty years of government and industry sector experience in project management and program administration.