Executive Leadership   Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner Governor Robert Bentley appointed Jeff Dunn to commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections on April 1, 2015. Commissioner Dunn, a native of Alabama, comes to the department after serving 28 rewarding years in the United States Air Force. He is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College where he earned a degree in English and a military commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Regent University, Norfolk, Virginia, and a Master of Science degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Commissioner Dunn held many flying assignments and amassed over 3,400 flying hours. In addition to serving as military planner for U.S. European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, Commissioner Dunn served at the Pentagon as Deputy Director, Combating Terrorism and Support Activities for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as the Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs. His command assignments include Vice Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and Commander, Thomas Barnes Center for Enlisted Education at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. Steve Brown, Chief of Staff As Chief of Staff, Commissioner Brown is responsible for all administrative services, to include Personnel, Finance, Procurement, Information Systems, Communications, Food Service, and Correctional Industries. Commissioner Brown served in the United States Air Force from 1973 to 2003, completing his career as the Director of Personnel for the Air Force Special Operations Command in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Commissioner Brown has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University and a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. Grantt Culliver, Associate Commissioner for Operations Commissioner Culliver is responsible for ensuring the effective daily operations of male correctional facilities. He supervises the Transfer Division, Institutional Coordinators and the Emergency Response Teams. Mr. Culliver began his career with the Department in 1981 as a Correctional Officer. He was Warden at Atmore CBF, Fountain CF and Holman CF over a 10 year period. He was promoted to Correctional Institutional Coordinator in November of 2009. Culliver has worked as a Technical Resource Provider (TRP) with the National Institute of Corrections. He was promoted to his current position June 1, 2015. Commissioner Culliver graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in American Studies. Steve Watson, Associate Commissioner for Plans and Programs Commissioner Watson is responsible for the Central Records Division, Research and Planning Division, Supervised Reentry Program, Religious Programs, Educational and Vocational Education Programs, and Victim-Constituent Services. Commissioner Watson is a summa cum laude graduate of Auburn University-Montgomery, where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Justice and Public Safety-Adult Corrections. After graduating the Corrections Academy in 1987 as an Honor Graduate and receiving the Academic Award, he worked at Kilby Correctional Facility as a Correctional Officer, Correctional Sergeant, Correctional Lieutenant, and Correctional Captain. He served as Warden in various assignments, including Alexander City WR/WC, Childersburg WR/Boot Camp/WC, Birmingham WR/WC, and Elmore CF. He has served in specialized roles from the Commissioner’s office since 2006, including Information Systems, Contract Monitor for 1,300+ leased prison beds in Louisiana, and Director, Supervised Re-Entry Division, where he built the program from the ground up. Commissioner Watson has served as the ADOC Emergency Management Coordinator since 2000, and represents the Commissioner on several state-level Commissions and task forces. Ruth Naglich, Associate Commissioner for Health Services Commissioner Naglich is responsible for the administration of medical and mental health services to over 26,000 incarcerated individuals with the ADOC's 30 correctional institutions. Commissioner Naglich has more than 21 years of healthcare administration and clinical experience, with 17 years specific to the medical specialty of correctional healthcare. Commissioner Naglich's background includes business development, education and training, public health, and correctional healthcare administration. She has served as a correctional healthcare advisor and consultant to both private and public healthcare and correctional organizations, including the Correctional Medicine Institute, a not-for profit institute formed by faculty members of the Division of Infectious Diseases at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Jeffery Williams, Deputy Commissioner for Governmental Relations and Community Corrections Commissioner Williams began his career with the Department of Corrections in 1980 at Draper Correctional Facility as a Correctional Officer. He worked his way through the ranks to become Director of Community Corrections and was appointed Deputy Commissioner on March 1, 2011. Commissioner Williams is responsible for the daily operations of the Community Corrections Division and serves as a Legislative Liaison, monitoring issues that affect the functioning of the Department. Commissioner Williams is also the liaison between the Department and other state and local agencies in matters affecting the functioning of the Department of Corrections. He works closely with the Alabama Sentencing Commission promoting criminal justice reform. Commissioner Williams is a graduate of Alabama State University. Greg Lovelace, Deputy Commissioner for Maintenance and Construction Commissioner Lovelace has served in the Department since 1999 under three different administrations and is responsible for the maintenance and construction of correctional facilities. Commissioner Lovelace previously served 24 years with the Chambers County Sheriff's Department, 21 years of which he served as Jail Administrator and Chief Deputy Sheriff. This extensive jail operations experience has proven invaluable to Commissioner Lovelace while serving this Department over the past 8 years. Wendy D. Williams, Deputy Commissioner for Women's Services Dr. Williams is responsible for ensuring the effective daily operations of Women's Services and the Training Division. Dr. Williams began her career with the Department in 1987 as a Correctional Officer and worked her way through the ranks to Captain at Limestone Correctional Facility and was later appointed to Director of Training for the department in September 2002. Dr. Williams was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Women's Services on April 16, 2014. Dr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies and Sociology from Athens State University, a Master of Science degree in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University Montgomery, and a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership and Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University. Matthew C. Brand, Deputy Commissioner for Training and Development Commissioner Brand is responsible for the training, development and education of the department’s workforce. He came to the department in 2015 after serving 27 years as an officer in the United States Air Force. Commissioner Brand flew for more than 3,400 hours in the MC-130P Combat Shadow in a variety of assignments over the first 13 years of service, and worked as both a primary trainer, faculty member, and academic leader for the latter half of his Air Force career. Commissioner Brand deployed to combat operations in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Northridge in Accounting, a Master of Arts Degree in Management from Webster University, and a Masters in Military Arts and Science Degree from the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College in Military History. Mark Fassl, Inspector General Mark Fassl serves as the Alabama Department of Corrections first Inspector General. Inspector General Fassl comes to the Department of Corrections after serving almost 30 years in the United States Army. He is an alumnus of Canisius College of Buffalo, New York, and the United States Army War College of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Inspector General Fassl has executive authority for reviewing department policies, practices, and providing oversight for internal affairs investigations. Arnaldo Mercado, Director for Investigations and Intelligence Divis Director Mercado serves as Chief Investigator for the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division. He previously served as a Senior Special Agent and State of Alabama Homeland Security Coordinator for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). Before coming on board with the State of Alabama, Director Mercado worked for the Montgomery Police Department for 21 years before retiring as a Police Lieutenant in charge of the Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Narcotics Bureaus of the Special Operations Division. He is a graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Public Safety, and a Master of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Anne Hill, General Counsel Mrs. Hill was previously with the Attorney General's capital litigation division, where she worked from 2001 until being appointed to the ADOC in March 2006. Mrs. Hill is an alumnus of the University of Alabama, earning a bachelor degree in 1997 and a Jurist Doctorate degree in 2001. From 2006 to January of 2011, Mrs. Hill served as Special Counsel to the Commissioner.