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Senior Staff


Justin Farris

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff collaborates with agency divisions to assist the ODOC Director in accomplishing the agency’s mission and goals, by developing strategic long term and short term plans, defining major projects and developing standards for ODOC management operations. The Chief of Staff provides direct supervision to Auditing and Compliance, Asset Management, Property and Leases, Chief Information Officer, and Special Projects.

Scott Crow

Director

The ODOC Director oversees all aspects of agency operations and policy. The Chief of Staff, Chief of Financial Officer, Chief Informational Officer, Chief of Operations, Director of General Services, Inspector General, General Counsel and Director of Health and Offender Services report to the agency Director. The Director is an appointee of the Governor of the State of Oklahoma.

Justin Farris

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff collaborates with agency divisions to assist the ODOC Director in accomplishing the agency’s mission and goals, by developing strategic long term and short term plans, defining major projects and developing standards for ODOC management operations. The Chief of Staff provides direct supervision to Auditing and Compliance, Asset Management, Property and Leases, Chief Information Officer, and Special Projects.


Mike Carpenter

Chief of Operations

The Chief of Operations oversees a broad swathe of ODOC functions and acts as a reviewer and adviser to the Director. The Chief of Operations has responsibility over day-to-day operations at all state facilities and security, which includes the Director of Institutions, who directs the agency’s 17 state-run facilities, its academy, and canine unit. The Chief of Operations also oversees the Director of Community Corrections & Contract Services, who directs Community Corrections, Probation & Parole Services, and private prison contracts. Other units under the COO are Emergency Services, Honor Guard, and Construction & Maintenance.

Jessica Brown

Chief of Strategic Engagement

The Chief of Strategic Engagement is a conduit between ODOC, criminal justice-related organizations, and the public. This position supervises Communications, Government Relations and Community Outreach to accurately, cohesively, and strategically convey the agency’s message. This team hosts events to inform the public and policy makers on ODOC’s role in public safety, works with elected leaders to craft laws that improve the corrections’ system, and assists the public with navigating the complexities of the justice system and the agency. Other units under supervision are Data Quality and Analytics and Training.

Ashlee Clemmons

Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the agency, including the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve the agency’s assets and report accurate financial results.

Millicent Newton-Embry

Director, Health and Offender Services

The Director of Health and Offender Services oversees ODOC’s male and female assessment and reception centers; Classification and Population; Sex and Violent Offender Registration; Central Transportation and Medical Security Units and Sentence Administration; Programs which includes Education, Substance Abuse Treatment, Program Development and Cognitive Behavioral Programs, Vocational Training, Reentry, Religious services/Volunteer Services; Medical Services; and Mental Health Services.

Lester Neill

Chief Technology Officer

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for the maintenance of existing technology. The CTO also works with the department in implementing the modernization of technical equipment and systems. This assists the department in staying in alignment and in reaching the department’s goals. The units under the prevue of the CTO maintain the architecture, hardware, software and networking of computers in the agency. They also maintain and install all the physical security systems and communications devices used by the department.

Ted Woodhead

Inspector General

The Inspector General serves as ODOC’s chief law enforcement officer, managing, directing and supervising Investigations, Criminal Interdiction, Security Threats Intelligence, Fugitive Apprehensions and Law Enforcement Communications. The IG also advises ODOC’s Director and provides analysis on security threats and inmate illegal activity intelligence. The Inspector General also liaises with other local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Gary Elliott

General Counsel

ODOC's General Counsel advises and represents the Director, Oklahoma Board of Corrections, and ODOC administrators on all legal matters pertaining to the agency, its staff and inmates, including litigation, personnel, operations, contracts and policy. The General Counsel oversees ODOC's Legal Division, which includes the agency's Assistant General Counsels, associated support staff, PREA Coordinator and the Administrative Review Authority.

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