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September/October 2014
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Granados named Parole
Region V director

Parole region V director Juan Granados
 
Juan Granados  

Juan Granados was recently selected to fill the position of regional director for Region V in Lubbock for the Parole Division. Region V covers west Texas and has 13 district parole offices with approximately 250 employees and 12,200 offenders.

Granados began his career with TDCJ as an entry level parole officer in Austin and advanced through supervisory positions, most recently as assistant region director in Parole Region IV which comprises central and south Texas. Granados holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi.

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Howard named deputy director of Reentry and Integration Division


TDCJ reentry and integration deputy directory Lisa Howard

Lisa Howard

In September, Lisa Howard was appointed deputy director of TDCJ’s Reentry and Integration Division.

Howard has more than 25 years experience working for TDCJ, including more than 15 years in supervisory positions. During her career she has served as both regional director and deputy director of the Private Facility Contract Monitoring Oversight Division, and most recently as director of Support Operations in the Parole Division.

Congratulating Howard on her promotion, RID Director April Zamora said, "Ms. Howard is a wonderful addition to the Reentry and Integration Division. She brings an exceptional amount of parole, contract monitoring and special needs experience that will be an asset to the division's overall operations. I am very pleased to have her on my team."

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Training Sergeant Brown named
CTSD Trainer of the Year

Correctional training and staff development trainer of the year Sergeant Tracy Brown
 
Sergeant Tracy Brown  

At September's Correctional Institutions Division meeting in Huntsville, Sergeant Tracy Brown of CID's Region VI Training Academy was recognized as Correctional Training and Staff Development's 2014 Trainer of the Year.

Sergeant Brown joined TDCJ in 1997 and currently holds an associate degree. This year, with assistance from a Texas Correctional Association Susan Cranford Scholarship, Brown will begin work on her bachelor's degree at Tarleton State University. Brown's work was essential to CTSD's achieving a 100% reaccreditation score from the American Correctional Association. She is also active in the Crisis Response Intervention Support Program and has deployed to locations around the state to assist at CTSD staff emergencies.

CTSD's Trainer of the Year is selected from a group of six Regional Trainers of the Year. The five other nominees for this year's award were:

Region I:
Sergeant Sylvia Norman, Region I Training Academy

Region II:
Sergeant Shane Crutcher, Region II Training Academy

Region III:
Sergeant Marvin Bouldin, Jr.,
Jester IV Unit-Based In-Service Training

Region IV:
Sergeant John Lawson, Edmundo Mireles Training Academy

Region V:
Sergeant Jeremy Herndon, Clements Unit-Based In-Service Training

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TDCJ EMPLOYEE PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS
Name From To
Bruce Armstrong Assistant Regional Director,
Region VI Director’s Office – CID
Assistant Warden,
Alfred D. Hughes Unit
Jeffrey Catoe Senior Warden,
Price Daniel Unit
Senior Warden,
Buster Cole State Jail/
Choice Moore Transfer Facility
Larry Doyle Assistant Warden,
H.H. Coffield Unit
Senior Warden,
Walker Sayle SAFPF
Cynthia Gurrola Major of Correctional Officers,
George Beto Unit
Assistant Warden,
Christina Melton Crain Unit
Donna Kazmierczak Assistant Warden,
Christina Melton Crain Unit
Senior Warden,
Ellen Halbert SAFPF
John McDaniel Major of Correctional Officers,
T.L. Roach Unit
Assistant Warden,
Rufe Jordan Unit
Joe Milburn Assistant Warden,
Rufe Jordan Unit
Assistant Warden, Nathaniel J. Neal Unit
Edward Pharr Senior Warden,
Walker Sayle SAFPF
Senior Warden,
Price Daniel Unit
Jeffery Richardson Major of Correctional Officers, Skyview Unit/Jerry H. Hodge Unit Assistant Warden,
H.H. Coffield Unit
Billy Thompson Major of Correctional Officers, Eastham Unit Assistant Warden,
Gib Lewis Unit
Patricia Walker Senior Warden,
Ellen Halbert SAFPF
Senior Warden,
Linda Woodman
State Jail
John Werner Senior Warden,
Buster Cole State Jail/
Choice Moore Transfer Facility
Senior Warden,
Alfred D. Hughes Unit

 

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Retirees

 

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Granados named Parole
Region V director

Howard named deputy director of Reentry and Integration Division

Training Sergeant Brown named
CTSD Trainer of the Year

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