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Dion Thomas, Great Lakes Region President

In 2007, I began my career with United States Probation Department, in the Eastern District of Michigan as a supervision officer. In 2014, I was promoted to a Senior United States Probation Officer as a Mental Health Specialist. I am a local and national STARR Coach. Member of our department’s IT and Evidence-Based practices implementation groups. In 2001, I received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and in 2015 obtained my Master’s Degree in Public Administration.  

Steven Sheffer, Northeast Region President

In September 2011, I was appointed as a U.S. Probation Officer in the Northern District of New York.  I have been a presentence investigator for my entire career with the judiciary.  I am a member of the district's search team and serve as an evidence officer.  Before my appointment, I had prior federal service as an Assistant Pretrial Services Officer and Pretrial Services Officer for the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia.

Glynis Eaton, Mid-Atlantic Region President

Glynis Eaton is a Supervising United States Probation Officer in the Western District of North Carolina, and works in the Charlotte, NC office. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She has been a supervisor for four years, and before that served as the Program Development Specialist and Training Coordinator in her district.

Kelli M. Frye, Southeast Region President

I was appointed as a United States Probation Officer in the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division, in February 2001. I began in the Pretrial Unit, before moving into the Supervision Unit, and ultimately coming to rest in the Court Services Unit as a presentence officer. I am a wife and mom to three young boys. I look forward to serving as Southeast Regional President for FPPOA.

Jennifer Morris, Central Region President

I was appointed as a U.S. Probation Officer in the Northern District of Texas in January 2007.  Prior to this, I worked as a Probation Officer in Dallas County, Texas. I have a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work from Louisiana State University.  I have worked as a Presentence writer since I arrived in the federal system, and I am currently serving as the court services liaison for our Sex Offender Management Team.  In my free time, I volunteer with my alumni group.  

Sharie Lutt, Western Region President

In May 2003, Sharie Lutt was appointed a U.S. Probation Officer in the District of Arizona, Phoenix Presentence division.  In 2007, she transferred to the field operations division where she was promoted to Intensive Supervision Specialist in 2012 and thereafter Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer in 2015.  Sharie currently supervises a field unit of U.S. Probation Officers, some of which are assigned to the transition/re-entry team.

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Thomas Gahl Video

On September 22nd, 1986 Tom Gahl became the first United States Probation Officer to be killed in the line of duty. This video commemorates the 25th anniversary of his death.