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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Secretary's Office
Deputy Secretary

Michael Crews
Timothy H. Cannon
Deputy Secretary
(850) 488-7480

For more information
please see
his biography.

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The Deputy Secretary's office handles the operations side of the Department and is made up of the Office of Institutions, the Office of Community Corrections, the Office of Re-Entry, and the Office of Medical & Health Services.This position also assists the Secretary in supervising activities of the Department's executive staff and acts on behalf of the Secretary in his absence.

  • The Deputy Secretary assists the Secretary in the formulation and implementation of his priorities through legislation, the budgetary process, and leadership of departmental employees.

  • The Deputy Secretary serves as the liaison and primary advisor to the Secretary on internal and external policy matters.

  • The Deputy Secretary has a leadership role in setting the agenda for the agency and ensuring the agency continually meets its mission.

For additional information see the agency organization chart, directory and contact information.

Organizational Chart for the Chief Deputy Secretary Deputy Assistant Secretary of Re-Entry, Kim 'Chris' Southerland Assistant Secretary of Health Services Olugbenga Ogunsanwo, M.D. Assistant Secretary of Institutions Timothy Cannon; North Region Director - Chris Southerland; South Region Director - Terry Royal; Operations/Support Director - James Upchurch Region 1 - Director Samuel (Sam) Culpepper Region 2 - Director Eric Lane Region 3 - Director Randy Tifft Assistant Secretary of Community Corrections Jenny Nimer; North Region Director - Barbara Scala; South Region Director - Beth Atchison; P&P/Interstate Compact Chief - Shari Britton; Community Programs Chief - Shawn Satterfield Deputy Secretary | Timothy Cannon

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