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Date: Aug. 25, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700

New probation managers in Wake, Durham and region offices

 RALEIGH - Community Corrections Director Robert Guy has named new managers in Wake and Durham county probation offices and in the Smithfield regional office, effective September 2.

 Diane Isaacs has been named as the assistant judicial division chief for Community Corrections Division II, a 21-county region including Wake, Durham and Cumberland counties.  Isaacs has been serving since March as an interim assistant manager in Wake County.   She previously served as judicial district manager in District 16A, which covers Hoke and Scotland counties.

 In Wake County, Margaret Brewer will be the new judicial district manager overseeing a staff of 141 employees who supervise approximately 7,400 offenders on community supervision.   Brewer previously served as a chief probation/parole officer in Wake County.

 Chief probation/parole officers Doris Colclough-Hardy and Jacqueline Murphy are being promoted to serve as assistant judicial district managers in Wake County.   Colclough-Hardy previously served in Wayne County and Murphy in Mecklenburg County.

 In Durham County, John Lee is the new judicial district manager, overseeing 86 employees who supervise more than 4,300 offenders on probation or parole.   Lee has been serving since May as the interim manager in Durham.   He previously managed District 9A, which covers Caswell and Person counties.

 Celeste Kelly and Anthony Taylor will serve as assistant judicial district managers in Durham.  Kelly is being promoted from a chief probation/parole officer position in Durham County and Taylor previously served as an assistant judicial district manager in Wake County.   Taylor began his new duties August 1.


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