Founded in 1981, the National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE) is a professional organization representing the chief executive officers of local, county, state, and federal probation agencies.
NAPE is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and effectiveness in the field of probation by creating a national network for probation executives, bringing about positive change in the field, and making available a pool of experts in probation management, program development, training, and research.
In fulfilling its mission, NAPE strives to accomplish the following:
Susan Burke is Executive Director of The Carey Group from South Jordan, Utah.
Erika Preuitt is Director of the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice in Portland, Oregon.
Cobi Tittle is the Director of the Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department in Fort Worth, Texas.
Greg Dillon is the Director of the Brazoria County Community Supervision and Corrections Department in Angleton, Texas.
Kathryn Liebers is the Chief Probation Officer for the District 7 Probation Office in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Brian Mirasolo is Field Services Administrator for the Massachusetts Probation Service in Boston, Massachusetts. He represents the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Charles Robinson is Deputy Chief of the Administrative Office of US Courts, Probation and Pretrial Services Office in Washington, DC. He represents the states of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Linda Brady is Chief Probation Officer of the Monroe Circuit Court Probation Department in Bloomington, Indiana. She represents the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Joe Winkler is the Assistant Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections in Tallahassee, Florida. He represents the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Sarah Douthit is the Chief Probation Officer of Coconino County Adult Probation in Flagstaff, Arizona. She represents the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Carmen Gomez is Chief Probation Officer for the Chelsea District Court in Chelsea, Massachusetts. She represents the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Marcus Hodges is Associate Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, located in Washington, DC.
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REGULAR: Regular members must be employed full-time in an executive capacity by a probation agency or association. They must have at least two levels of professional staff under their supervision or be defined as executives by the director or chief probation officer of the agency.
ORGANIZATIONAL: Organizational memberships are for probation and community corrections agencies. Any member organization may designate up to five administrative employees to receive the benefits of membership.
CORPORATE: Corporate memberships are for corporations doing business with probation and community corrections agencies or for individual sponsors.
HONORARY: Honorary memberships are conferred by a two-thirds vote of the NAPE Board of Directors in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the field of probation or for special or long-term meritorious service to NAPE.
RETIRED: Retired memberships are for individuals who have retired in good standing from a full-time professional executive capacity in a probation, parole, or community corrections agency or association.
Christie Davidson, Executive Director
NAPE - Correctional Management Institute
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296
(936) 294-3757 | (936) 294-1671
Community corrections leaders must now be skilled in adapting to an everchanging landscape of challenges that have been exacerbated by external factors – a pandemic, inflation, underfunding, and negative public perceptions of justice system workers. Now, more than ever, leaders need proven processes for prioritizing workloads with the intent of reducing or eliminating outdated practices; operating underfunded programs; expanding their ability to identify, hire, and retain staff; and fostering a work environment that promotes professional growth within a healthy, culturally sensitive workplace. Addressing these challenges can be overwhelming, especially as many departments are experiencing major staff shortages. An important question for many community corrections leaders is: How are agencies creatively meeting operational needs and prioritizing performance expectations even though they are experiencing workforce labor challenges.
This webinar aims to examine the causes of this unprecedented challenge of finding workers to fill vacant position and staff retention, discuss strategies to mitigate the negative impact of staff shortages, and provide creative solutions to meeting performance expectations with limited staff.
NAPE's official publication, Executive Exchange, is a journal edited by Brian Mirasolo. Executive Exchange is a collection of articles, reports, book reviews, commentaries, and news items of interest to community corrections administrators.
All correspondence and questions regarding Executive Exchange should be sent to:
Editor, Executive Exchange
Since its creation in 1981, the National Association of Probation Executives has been blessed with a number of visionary probation leaders who have served as President.
The following individuals have served as the organization's Presidents:
|2016-2018||Marcus Hodges||Washington DC|
|2012-2014||Robert L. Bingham||Indiana|
|2010-2012||Ellen F. Brokofsky||Nebraska|
|2006-2008||Rocco A. Pozzi||New York|
|2004-2006||Cherlyn K. Townsend||Nevada|
|2002-2004||Ronald R. Goethals||Texas|
|2000-2002||Dan Richard Beto||Texas|
|1998-2000||Robert L. Bingham||Indiana|
|1994-1996||Ronald P. Corbett, Jr.||Massachusetts|
|1986-1988||Henry C. Duffie||Arizona|
|1984-1986||Don R. Stiles||Texas|
|1982-1984||Richard E. Longfellow||Georgia|
As part of its mission, the National Association of Probation Executives provides recognition to individuals who have made significant contributions to the community corrections profession.
Since 1989, the National Association of Probation Executives and the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center at Sam Houston State University have recognized the Probation Executive of the Year by presenting the recipient the Sam Houston State University Award.
This award, the Association's oldest and highest honor, has been presented to the following probation executives:
|2020||Marcus Hodges||Washington DC|
|2017||Michael Fitzpatrick||New York|
|2016||Leighton G. Iles||Texas|
|2015||Phillip L. Messer||Kansas|
|2012||Ronald G. Schweer||Kansas|
|2008||Ellen F. Brokofsky||Nebraska|
|2005||James R. Grundel||Illinois|
|2004||Gerald R. Hinzman||Iowa|
|2003||Robert L. Bingham||Indiana|
|2002||E. Robert Czaplicki||New York|
|2001||Cheryln K. Townsend||Arizona|
|2000||Ron R. Goethals||Texas|
|1999||Rocco A. Pozzi||New York|
|1998||Richard E. Wyett||Nevada|
|1997||Ronald P. Corbett, Jr.||Massachusetts|
|1996||Richard A. Kipp||Pennsylvania|
|1995||M. Tamara Holden||Oregon|
|1994||T. Vincent Fallin||Georgia|
|1990||Don R. Stiles||Texas|
This discretionary award, presented for the first time in 2005, is presented by the President of the Association in recognition of distinguished and sustained service to the probation profession. It is named after Dan Richard Beto, who served the Association as Secretary, Vice President, President, and Executive Director.
Recipients of this award include:
|2020||Donald G. Evans||Ontario|
|2018||Erika L. Preuitt||Oregon|
|2014||Christopher T. Lowenkamp||Ohio|
|2013||H. Ted Rubin||Colorado|
|2012||William D. Burrell||New Jersey|
|2010||Robert J Malvestuto||Pennsylvania|
|2009||Thomas N. Costa||Pennsylvania|
|2008||George M. Keiser||Maryland|
|2007||Ronald P. Corbett, Jr.||Massachusetts|
|2005||Dan Richard Beto||Texas|
This award is given in honor of George M. Keiser, the former Chief of the Prisons and Community Corrections Divisions of the National Institute of Corrections and a career corrections professional.
This award, first presented in 2001, has been given to the following corrections professional who has demonstrated leadership qualities:
|2020||Deborah A. Minardi||Nebraska|
|2016||Francine Perretta||New York|
|2015||Lynne E. Rivas||Texas|
|2012||Cheryln K. Townsend||Texas|
|2011||Dorothy "Dot" Faust||Iowa|
|2010||Mark D. Atkinson||Texas|
|2009||Robert L. Thornton||Washington|
|2008||Douglas W. Burris||Missouri|
|2007||W. Conway Bushey||Pennsylvania|
|2006||John J. Larivee||Massachusetts|
|2005||Rocco A. Pozzi||New York|
|2004||Donald G. Evans||Ontario|
|2003||Dan Richard Beto||Texas|
|2002||Carey D. Cockerell||Texas|
|2001||George M. Keiser||Maryland|
This award is presented jointly by the National Association of Probation Executives and the Community Improvement Association of Iowa. It is given in honor of Arthur Neu, former Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, who was active in the areas of education and corrections.
This award, first presented in 2002, has been given to the following individuals who have influenced public policy:
|2008||Andrew J. Spano||New York|
|2007||Robert E. Dvorsky||Iowa|
|2006||Oscar M. Babauta||Northern Mariana Islands|
First presented in 2002, this award is given by the National Association of Probation Executives and the Community Corrections Improvement Association of Iowa in honor of William Faches, the founder of the Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This award is presented to recognize a volunteer, a member of a board of directors or advisory board, or an individual who has significantly impacted community corrections through community service.
Past recipients include:
|2008||Mark D. Stoner||Indiana|
|2006||Brenda O' Quin||Texas|