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Michael W. Nail

Commissioner

Michael W. Nail is the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS). In this role, Michael is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of  one of the nation’s largest community supervision agencies which is comprised of over 2000 employees responsible for the adult felony supervision of over 200,000 individuals.

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.

Patrick Holsey Director of Field Operations

Patrick Holsey

Director of Field Operations

Patrick Holsey; Director of Field Operations is responsible for leading over 1,800 field personnel in the efficient and effective supervision of approximately 200,000 persons under supervision within Georgia’s 49 judicial districts. 

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. 

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.
Chief Financial Officer

Olivia Duke

Chief Financial Officer

Olivia Duke, Chief Financial Officer for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, is a highly respected public financial administrator with the State of Georgia in the functional areas of financial analysis & reporting, budget, auditing, accounting, and planning.

Barbara Neville

Human Resources 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.

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

Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis

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.

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.
James Bergman

James Bergman

Director of Special Operations

James Bergman is the Director of Special Operations for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision.

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.
Maria Stephens

Maria Stephenson

Director of Research and Data Services

Maria Stephenson began her career with the state of Georgia in 2005. She has an extensive background in Criminal Justice, specifically probation and parole.

Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis

Misdemeanor Probation Oversight Director

Tim Lewis began his career in 1990 as a Probation Officer for the Georgia Department of Corrections.