In January of 1995, I was appointed as a U.S. Probation Officer in the Northern District of New York; promoted to Senior U.S. Probation Officer/Team Leader & Sentencing Guideline Specialist in April of 1999; and promoted to Supervising U.S. Probation Officer in August of 2003. As a supervisor, I have had oversight of a combined presentence and pretrial investigation unit in the Albany office. During my career in Northern New York I have served as assistant firearms instructor and a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team.
My name is Eileen Vodak and I have been the Great Lakes Regional President since December 2013, and a member of FPPOA for 17 years. I am a Supervising US Probation Officer in the Eastern District of Wisconsin where I have worked since August 1999. I worked in the pretrial and presentence areas until I was promoted in December 2012. I now supervise officers in pretrial, presentences, and supervision.
I have been employed as a United States Probation Officer for nearly twenty-five years, having been hired in February of 1992. During this amazing career, I have served as a supervision officer, a presentence writer, an Intensive Supervision Specialist and a Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer. The majority of my career was spent in the District of Connecticut and in October 2015, I was given the opportunity to transfer to the Middle District of Florida and continue my role as a Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer.
I was appointed a United States Probation Officer in July of 2003 and have been in the Presentence Investigations Unit since that time. In July of 2012, I became a Sentencing Guideline Specialist. I have a Bachelor of Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts - Sociology, and a Master of Criminal Justice, and I am currently a part-time student working toward a Master of Accountancy degree. I am a member of the Financial Investigations Committee and a district peer trainer for PSX, and I have been a member of FPPOA since 2010.
In February 2014, I was appointed as a United States Probation Officer in the Middle District of Georgia. I currently work in the Supervision Unit. Prior to US Probation, I worked nine years for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department - Pretrial Services Division in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have a Bachelor of Science - Political Science from East Carolina University and a Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. I am a Firearms Instructor, Safety Instructor, a member of the Search and Seizure Team.