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Indiana Department of Correction

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Executive Directors

William Wilson 

William K. Wilson serves as Executive Director of Adult Facilities and is responsible for oversight of day to day operations at each of of Indiana's 16 adult male correctional facilities.

Executive Director Wilson began his career with the Department as a Correctional Officer in 1991 at the then Maximum Control Complex (MCC).  Bill has served as a Counselor (MCC), Casework Manager (WCC), Unit Manager (WCC), and was Assistant Superintendent at both Westville Correctional Facility and Indiana State Prison. He most recently served as the Superintendent of the Indiana State Prison for the past four  years. 

ED Wilson holds an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from Vincennes University and a Bachelor Degree in General Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice from Indiana University.  Mr. Wilson was Superintendent of the Year in 2009. He has been a Certified Correctional Executive since October 2007. 

Michael Osburn

Michael J. Osburn serves as the Inspector General/Public Safety Liaison for the Indiana Department of Correction. He oversees the adult female facilities and GEO-operated facilities.

Executive Director Osburn began his career with the Department in 1986 as a Correctional Officer at the Plainfield Correctional Facility and has held every custody positions from Officer to Major.  Mr. Osburn also served at the Director of Staff Development and Training at Plainfield Correctional Facility, Assistant Superintendent at Miami Correctional Facility, and Superintendent at Putnamville Correctional Facility. He has also held every position on the IDOC Emergency Squad and was the first Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) Commander.

Mr. Osburn has over 38 years of dedicated military service with both the United States Army and the National Guard and currently holds the rank of Brigadier General in the Army National Guard and is Commander of the 81st Troop Command. Osburn served a tour of duty in Afghanistan as Commander of the Agribusiness Development Team with the Indiana National Guard.

Mr. Osburn earned a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Management from Oakland City University and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Richard Curry

Richard L. Curry, Jr. started his career with the Indiana Department of Correction in June 1992 as a correctional officer at the Plainfield Correctional Facility. After promoting through the ranks to Correctional Major he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. In December 2006, Richard was appointed as the Superintendent of the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Richard’s background in corrections is numerous and includes instructor qualifications in leadership, emergency response operations, thinking for a change, dealing with youth incarcerated as adults, cultural competency and cultural diversity.

Richard is very active in his community as well. He serves as Senior Pastor the True Tried Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, and participates in various community activities to assist in the repair of the troubled north-side community. In addition, Richard also served in the United States Army for 13 years, participating in Desert Shield/Storm.

Richard’s has attended Vincennes University, Vincennes Indiana, majoring in Criminal Justice. He has also attended Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Trinity Bible College, Newburgh, Indiana majoring in pastoral ministry and religious studies. In 2006, he graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. In 2009, Richard graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Master’s Degree in Leadership.

Julie A. Lanham

Julie Lanham serves as the Executive Director of Case Management and Reentry Initiatives. She has over 25 years of experience in executive level positions in the criminal justice field.

After completing her degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University she moved through the developmental positions as a probation officer to an Executive Director of Marion County Community Corrections (Indianapolis Indiana) for eleven years. Following that tenure, she owned her own consulting company that interfaced with privatized prison and jail leadership, where she utilized her broad expertise at the county, state, and federal levels to evaluate and audit the effectiveness of facility operations, complaints and re-entry programs.

Julie served on the transition committee for Governor-Elect Mitch Daniels and was ultimately asked to serve as the Deputy Commissioner of Reentry Programs for the Indiana Department of Corrections from 2005 to 2007. Julie was then recruited to serve as Territory Manager for a Dallas based company that provides diversified technology and security solutions for correctional facilities across the country.

Aaron Garner

Aaron Garner serves as Executive Director of Research and Technology. Mr. Garner joined the Indiana Department of Correction as a Research Analyst within the Research and Planning Division in July 2006.

Since joining the Indiana Department of Correction, Aaron graduated from the first Experienced and Emerging Leader’s Program. He has also served as a Team Leader for the Department’s Leadership Academy since its inception.

Aaron earned a Master’s degree in Criminology from Indiana State University (2006), and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University (2002).

Jerry Vance

Gerald “Jerry” Vance serves as the Indiana Department of Correction’s Executive Director of Programs. Executive Director Vance is responsible for providing broad oversight and coordination of credit-time generating programs, including addiction recovery programs, education services, cognitive behavioral programs, and faith-based programs and services. Jerry also directs other services, including offender case management, transitional programs, the sex offender management and monitoring program and volunteer services.

Jerry’s in-depth knowledge of rehabilitative programs along with his 21 years of experience with the Department makes him superbly suited to direct the kinds of refinements to the Department’s programming that will make our Agency stand out among the finest in the nation. He has been in the social services field for over 30 years. He possesses a Bachelors and Masters Degree from Ball State University, and is Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Indiana.

Bryan Pearson

Bryan Pearson currently serves the Indiana Department of Correction as the Executive Director of PREA Compliance. Executive Director Pearson coordinates the Department’s sexual assault prevention program and monitors compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act and Department of Justice PREA Standards at all adult and juvenile facilities.  He is a Certified PREA Auditor with the Department of Justice.

Bryan has held several leadership positions during his career that began in 1994. His most recent positions have been as Superintendent of the Edinburgh Correctional Facility, Operational Director of Mental Health Services and a Classification Program Director. He has also been the ACA accreditation manager and facility policy coordinator at three different facilities providing him with extensive knowledge of all aspects of IDOC operations and programs.  He completed the inaugural Emerging and Experienced Leadership program in 2008 as well as NIC leadership programs.

Bryan is a member of the American Correctional Association and Indiana Criminal Justice Association. He was elected to the ICJA Board as the Southern and Central Region Director between 2009 and 2011. He has also been a member of NAMI, NAAWS and IACCAC. Bryan received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1989 and 1991 majoring in Criminal Justice. He has also served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman.

Jack Hendrix

Jack Hendrix serves as the Executive Director of Classification for the Indiana Department of Correction.  In addition to supervising the Agency Classification Division, he also supervises the IDOC Offender Release Division, IDOC Offender Movement and Support Services and IDOC Offender Records Division.

Mr. Hendrix began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction in 1986 as a Correctional Officer at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.  Since that time,  he has served in a variety of positions such as Correctional Counselor, Supervisor of Classification, Program Director, Unit Team Manager and Assistant Superintendent (Offender Programming & Re-Entry Services and Adult Operations). In addition to these positions, Mr. Hendrix has been chosen to serve on a wide variety of Agency level committees in each of his assignment areas.  Mr. Hendrix was selected as a founding board member of the Correctional Professional Assistance Fund of Indiana, where he continues to serve in the capacity of CPAFI Vice Chairman.  Prior to his promotion to his current position, Mr. Hendrix has enjoyed professional experiences at the Putnamville Correctional Facility, Branchville Correctional Facility and Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

Mr. Hendrix earned multiple degrees in Criminology from Indiana State University, College of Arts and Sciences. Throughout his career, Mr. Hendrix has been an active member of the Indiana Criminal Justice Association, holding numerous committee chair positions and elected offices, including ICJA President and Board Chair. Jack continues to remain very active in a variety of faith-based, professional and civic organizations.

Eddy Ortiz  

Eddy Ortiz serves as the Executive Director of Human Resources for the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC). Director Ortiz supports and oversees all of the HR field staff that are embedded within the IDOC facilities; in addition, he develops and implements the divisions HR Strategic planning. He is responsible for serving as a liaison between IDOC and the State Personnel Department for the purpose of coordinating guidance and counsel to the State agency and facilities on employee relations; Federal and State laws, policies, and procedures involving employee relations; affirmative action; equal employment opportunity; and Americans with Disabilities Act.

He joined the State of Indiana and IDOC in October 2013. With over 12 years of business experience including over nine years dedicated to the field of Human Resources, he has been able to successfully lead staffing teams and HR teams, as well support multi-site operations for companies, such as Overstock.com, Angie’s List, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (H&M.com), NESCO Resources, among others. He has managed staffing operations with over $9 million in annual revenue, and he has been in charge of managing a $2.5 million payroll system.

In 2012, he was elected and served as the Director of Education and Certification for the Board of Directors at the Salt Lake City local chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). He has been a continuous member of SHRM since 2008, as well as an active member in their local chapters in Salt Lake City, Utah (2008 to 2012) and Indianapolis, Indiana (HRPDA) since 2012. He has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) since 2010.

Nancy Riley

Nancy Riley serves at the Executive Director of Staff Development and Training. In addition to her responsibilities of providing training to the Department's workforce, she also utilizes her skills and expertise as the agency's Strategic Planning Coordinator.

Ms. Riley began her career in criminal justice in May 1995 at Madison County Juvenile Center.  In 1999, she joined the Indiana Department of Correction as a Correctional Training Officer.  She has worked her way through the ranks, serving as Curricula Development Specialist, Juvenile Academy Supervisor, Preservice Program Manager, Staff Development Manager, Correctional Training Manager and Assistant Director of Staff Development and Training. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and Master's Degree in Criminology from Indiana State University. 

 

Kevin Orme

Kevin Orme serves as the Executive Director of Construction Services.