Meg Heap serves as Vice Chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Ms. Heap was appointed to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on January 19, 2021, by Governor Brian Kemp. As Vice Chairman, Ms. Heap serves on the Board of the Department of Community Supervision. Meg Heap is the former District Attorney for Georgia's Eastern Judicial Circuit. She began her career as a Volunteer Coordinator and Victim Advocate with the Victim-Witness Assistance Program in the Chatham County District Attorney's office. After graduating from law school at Mercer University, Ms. Heap went on to serve the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA), where she prosecuted felonies in the Superior and Juvenile Court and handled civil condemnation. From 1995 to 2010, Ms. Heap worked as an ADA in the Eastern Judicial Circuit, where she would later serve two terms as District Attorney. The District Attorneys' Association of Georgia named her the 2019 District Attorney of the Year. Ms. Heap was raised in Savannah, Georgia, where she attended St. Vincent's Academy before pursuing her undergraduate education at Georgia Southern University.