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Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision | Ensuring Public Safety for the 21st Century

South Region

Mission

Summary

Serve as a liaison between the Commission and states within a defined geographic area. Provide assistance, share best practices, recommend rule changes, and report to the Executive Committee.

Chair

Julie Kempker

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, Missouri

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Biography

Julie Kempker is currently the Missouri Director of the Division of Probation and Parole. She began her career within the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1988 and she has worked in many capacities including Probation and Parole Officer, District Administrator, Deput

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Julie Kempker is currently the Missouri Director of the Division of Probation and Parole. She began her career within the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1988 and she has worked in many capacities including Probation and Parole Officer, District Administrator, Deputy Interstate Compact Administrator, Assistant Division Director and in 2014 she was appointed to the position of the Director of Probation and Parole. Julie has worked within Adult Institutions, field Probation and Parole, institutional Probation and Parole, Interstate Compact and Offender Rehabilitative Services. Prior to her work in Probation and Parole she served as the Department of Corrections Reentry Manager where she spent eight years educating the department, communities across Missouri as well as other states within the US about the implementation of evidence based practices for successful offender reentry.

 

Ms. Kempker received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Southwest Missouri State University and Lincoln University.

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Vice Chair

Vacant


Commissioners

Tom Langer

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, AL

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Biography

Tom Langer started his career with the State of Alabama in September 1982 as a Corrections Officer with the Alabama Department of Corrections

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Tom Langer started his career with the State of Alabama in September 1982 as a Corrections Officer with the Alabama Department of Corrections. In 1986, Tom changed job classifications from Corrections Officer to a Classification Specialist still working with the Department of Corrections. In July 1989, he accepted employment with the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles as a Probation and Parole Officer. Over the years he climbed the promotional ladder from Supervisor to District Manager to his current position as Division Director of the Interstate Compact Unit. Tom graduated from The University of Alabama in August 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a double minor in Business and Social Work. In December 1998, he received a Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law.

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Amber Schubert

Commissioner, AR


Richard Tischner

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, DC

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Biography

Mr. Richard S. Tischner is the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA). In this capaci

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Mr. Richard S. Tischner is the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA). In this capacity, he leads the agency’s 850+ federal employees who uphold the agency’s mission of enhancing public safety, preventing crime, reducing recidivism, and supporting the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the community.

 

In July 2018, President Donald J. Trump nominated Mr. Tischner to serve as the third presidentially-appointed Director of CSOSA. Mr. Tischner appeared before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs in November 2018; and his nomination was confirmed by the Senate in January 2019. On February 11, 2019, Mr. Tischner was sworn into his six-year term in office by United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu.

 

Mr. Tischner has been a public servant for more than 33 years. He has served as an attorney for the Federal Government of the United States at the Merit Systems Protection Board as well as the Federal Trade Commission. He has spent the last 30 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice, most recently serving as the Chief of the Superior Court Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

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Joe Winkler

Commissioner, FL

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Biography

Joe Winkler has over 18 years of experience in Corrections. During his tenure with the Florida Department of Corrections he has advanced through t

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Joe Winkler has over 18 years of experience in Corrections. During his tenure with the Florida Department of Corrections he has advanced through the ranks starting as a Correctional Probation Officer to his current position as the Assistant Secretary of Community Corrections.

 

In his current position, Director Winkler is responsible for providing support and policy direction to approximately 3,000 staff who supervise over 165,000 offenders. In addition, he provides oversight to the Bureau of Interstate Compact/Probation & Parole Field Services and the Bureau of Community Programs & Victim Services.

 

 

Prior to his current position, Assistant Secretary Winkler has held several leadership positions in Community Corrections that have included a Probation Supervisor, Probation Senior Supervisor, Circuit Administrator in two Judicial Circuits, Northern Region Assistant Regional Director, Region 2 Director, and Director of Community Corrections. These assignments have provided him with valuable experience in critical agency missions within Community Corrections.

 

 

Assistant Secretary Winkler is a graduate of Saint Leo University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

 

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Chris Moore

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, GA

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Biography

Chris Moore has served as Interstate Compact Administrator/Commissioner for the State of Georgia since 2012. Chris began his career in Community S

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Chris Moore has served as Interstate Compact Administrator/Commissioner for the State of Georgia since 2012. Chris began his career in Community Supervision in 1989 as a Probation Officer. In 1998, he moved to Central Office as a Field Support Specialist and his program area was Sex Offender Supervision. In 2005 he was promoted to Center Administrator of a Day Reporting Center and in 2009 he was promoted to Chief Probation Officer. Chris received his BBA from Mercer University in 1989. He is also a Certified P.O.S.T Instructor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

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Steve C. Turner

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, KY

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Biography

A 13-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, Turner began his career working as a correctional officer at the Frankfort Career Development

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A 13-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, Turner began his career working as a correctional officer at the Frankfort Career Development Center in 2005. In 2006 he promoted to a classification and treatment officer position at the facility. Shortly afterwards he transferred to the home incarceration program area at Central Office as the original central region classification and treatment officer. In 2008 Turner promoted to deputy compact administrator for the Interstate Compact Office where he helped build a solid foundation for the controlled movement of over 6,000 probationers and parolees across state lines. In this capacity, Turner was a key player in Kentucky’s transition to the Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS). He gained national recognition for his efforts toward ensuring all interstate compact policies and procedures are followed in accordance with statute. Turner took the initiative to spearhead the department’s DNA collection efforts during a difficult time in 2013. His unwavering commitment to this task was pivotal in that he not only coordinated the undertaking, but also played an instrumental role in updating and enhancing processes and procedures to establish a system of accountability across the state. Turner is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. In 2013 he graduated from the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program and later served as a mentor in the program. He received a DOC Deputy Commissioner’s Award in 2012 and was a co-recipient of the Deputy Commissioner’s Award for Support Services in 2018. Turner is an active member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD) and currently serves as the Capitol Chapter president.

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Pete Fremin

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, LA

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Biography

Pete Fremin is currently Director of Probation and Parole and has over 30 years of experience in state government. Fremin is a past President

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Pete Fremin is currently Director of Probation and Parole and has over 30 years of experience in state government. Fremin is a past President of the Louisiana Probation and Parole Association and State Representative of the Southern States Correctional Association. He is currently the Interstate Compact Commissioner for Louisiana.

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Martha Danner

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, MD

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Biography

Martha Danner began her service career working with troubled juveniles in several public and private facilities. In 1986, Danner landed her first

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Martha Danner began her service career working with troubled juveniles in several public and private facilities. In 1986, Danner landed her first job as a Parole and Probation Agent in south Prince George’s County and followed that with a job in Anne Arundel County. She spent 3 years with the Department of Corrections serving as the Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Operations, where she had a panoramic view of the Department.

 

Danner is currently the Director of the department’s Division of Parole and Probation, managing a staff of 1,100, about 700 of which are agents, in 43 offices around the state.

 

Director Danner serves on the Board of Trustees for Maryland for Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association (MASCA) and as Maryland’s Commissioner for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS).

 

She graduated with a sociology and political science degree from Frostburg State University.

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Julie Kempker

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, MO

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Biography

Julie Kempker is currently the Missouri Director of the Division of Probation and Parole. She began her career within the Missouri Department of C

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Julie Kempker is currently the Missouri Director of the Division of Probation and Parole. She began her career within the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1988 and she has worked in many capacities including Probation and Parole Officer, District Administrator, Deputy Interstate Compact Administrator, Assistant Division Director and in 2014 she was appointed to the position of the Director of Probation and Parole. Julie has worked within Adult Institutions, field Probation and Parole, institutional Probation and Parole, Interstate Compact and Offender Rehabilitative Services. Prior to her work in Probation and Parole she served as the Department of Corrections Reentry Manager where she spent eight years educating the department, communities across Missouri as well as other states within the US about the implementation of evidence based practices for successful offender reentry.

 

Ms. Kempker received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Southwest Missouri State University and Lincoln University.

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Christy Gutherz

Commissioner, MS

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Biography

Christine “Christy” M. Gutherz was appointed deputy commissioner of Community Corrections in January 2015. Prior to this appointment, she had

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Christine “Christy” M. Gutherz was appointed deputy commissioner of Community Corrections in January 2015. Prior to this appointment, she had served as the Community Corrections Director (CCD) for Region II since 2003. She has worked in numerous capacities throughout her career with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) and also worked five years with Keeton Corrections, as a case manager and a facility director.

Gutherz is a graduate of Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. She is a charter member of the Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals (MADCP), serving as president from January 2005-May 2006;  a member and past president of the Mississippi Association of Professionals in Corrections (MAPC); a member of the Southern States Correctional Association (SSCA); and a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA). She received the MAPC President’s Award in 1999 and 2000.

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Timothy Moose

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, NC

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Biography

Tim Moose was appointed in April 2019 to serve as Acting Chief Deputy Secretary of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (ACJ

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Tim Moose was appointed in April 2019 to serve as Acting Chief Deputy Secretary of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (ACJJ) . In this role, Mr. Moose oversees the agencies and personnel responsible for the care, custody and supervision of all adults and juveniles sentenced after conviction for violations of North Carolina law.

 

Since 2012, Moose has served as Deputy Secretary overseeing several operational sections including Community Corrections, Special Operations and Intelligence, Reentry Programs & Services, Staff Development and Training, Combined Records, and Critical Incidence Responses Administration. In this capacity, he also has worked with the Post Release-Parole Commission on policy and offender supervision as well as with Prisons on joint operational issues.  These operations have responsibilities for the supervision of 110,000 offenders in the community; community and facility programming; multiple community and law enforcement partnerships, intelligence and task forces projects.

 

A career corrections professional with 35 years experience, Moose has gained expertise in all aspects of division administration, technology utilization, offender supervision, treatment programming, and special operations. He began his career as a Probation Officer rising through several positions until his appointment in 2009 as Director Community Corrections. His work has included several break-through developments for field operations in the state, such as national award-winning technology improvements to automate Probation Officer caseload management, share information, provide smartphone applications for officers; and the implementation of an evidence based behavioral management approach to offender supervision.

 

Moose is a graduate of North Carolina State University with degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science and the National Institute of Corrections Probation Executives Program. He has served on the Governors Crime Commission, NC Domestic Violence Commission, State Advisory Committee for Drug Treatment Courts, and the State Advisory Committee for Operation Recovery.

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Jerry Adger

Commissioner, SC

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Biography

Jerry Adger was appointed as Director of the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services by Governor Nikki Haley in January

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Jerry Adger was appointed as Director of the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services by Governor Nikki Haley in January 2015.

 

Mr. Adger has had a diverse background in the criminal justice arena. His career spans over 30 years, specializing in law enforcement tactics, program management, strategic planning, and achieving organizational goals. He began his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigations as a Fingerprint Analyst. At the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division he served 23 years working in several capacities, including Fingerprint Examiner and Fingerprint Instructor, Special Agent of Investigations, SWAT Team Member, Internal Affairs Investigator and Community Relations Liaison. He then went to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in December 1999 to direct the newly established Office of the Inspector General. He is South Carolina’s first nationally certified Inspector General, receiving his certification at the American University in Washington, D.C., through the Inspectors General Institute.

 

 

In 2003, Adger was appointed to the position of Deputy Director, in which he served for eight years. During his tenure, he gained a national reputation for his work transforming the treatment of young women at Willow Lane, a gender-responsive facility. In 2011, he was appointed as Inspector General for the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

 

 

Mr. Adger is an adjunct professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina. He holds a Master of Criminal Justice Degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. He is a 2012 graduate of the Riley Institute at Furman University’s Diversity Leaders Initiative, a program that imparts deep knowledge and skills to effectively manage and lead increasingly diverse workers, clients and constituents. He also is a 2006 graduate of the South Carolina Executive Institute. In December 2016, Governor Nikki Haley awarded Director Adger the Order of the Palmetto.

 

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Lisa Helton

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, TN

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Biography
Lisa Helton, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Community Supervision, oversees felony probation and parole operations and community corrections progra

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Lisa Helton, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Community Supervision, oversees felony probation and parole operations and community corrections programming, with responsibility for more than 1,100 TDOC employees and approximately 77,000 offenders. Reporting directly to the Assistant Commissioner are the Field Services Administrator, the Probation/Parole Administrators, the Community Corrections Administrator, the Community Supervision ACA & Policy Director, and an Executive Administrative Assistant.

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David Gutierrez

Commissioner, TX

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Biography

David Gutiérrez was appointed by Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, in September 2015 as Presiding Officer, Chairman, to the Board of Pardons and Parol

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David Gutiérrez was appointed by Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, in September 2015 as Presiding Officer, Chairman, to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. In addition, other appointments include in 2009, Texas Governor, Rick Perry appointed Chairman Gutiérrez as a Board Member to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. In February 2016, Texas Governor, Greg Abbott appointed Mr. Gutiérrez to the Texas State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision and received re-appointment in February 2017. In January 2020, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Mr. Gutiérrez to the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision, serving as the Texas Commissioner in the South Region.

Mr. Gutiérrez brings to the Board over 40 years of experience in the criminal justice system. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wayland Baptist University. He began his criminal justice career in 1977 with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Gutiérrez began in the jail and transferred to the Patrol Division and promoted through numerous other divisions. His promotions include Captain, Assistant Jail Administrator, Chief Administrator, Assistant Chief Deputy and Chief Deputy. Mr. Gutiérrez was elected Sheriff of Lubbock County in 1998. Sheriff Gutiérrez resigned his position as Sheriff in 2009 to accept an appointment by Governor Perry.

Throughout his law enforcement career, Mr. Gutiérrez also served as Chair of TCOOMMI, Texas Correctional Office of Offender’s with Medical and Mental Impairments, Chair of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and currently serves as Chair of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. He has received such prestigious recognitions as the Attorney General Outstanding Service & Leadership to State of Texas Award in 1992, the Distinguished Leadership Alumni Award from his alma mater Wayland Baptist University in 1999 and the Excellence in Outstanding Law Enforcement Award by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2006 for a three-year search of a missing 16-year old girl. He has previously served on the Boards of many important organizations such as the United Way of Lubbock, Texas Jail Association, Texas Corrections Association, Boys and Girls Club, South Plains Boys Scout Council, Highland Medical Center, Hospice of Lubbock, Assist Human Needs, Inc. and various other impactful agencies. Since his transition to the Board of Pardons and Paroles as Presiding Officer, Mr. Gutiérrez continues to express enthusiasm, interest and concern for the direction of the agency and staff. He works and collaborates with stakeholders to insure public safety and the transition of offenders to their families back into their communities.

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James Parks

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, VA

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Diann Skiles

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, WV

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South Region States


Regions


Next Meeting

South Region DCAs Meeting

05/16/2019 @ 11:00am Agenda | Calendar

South Region Meeting

02/06/2020 @ 2:00pm Agenda | Calendar


Meeting Minutes

01/10/19

07/30/19