ACESFUND Board of Directors:

Forrest Johnson
Bettinna Carter
Glen Casey
Phyllis Billups
William DeSpain
Scarlotte Robinson
Lori McCulloch
Welcome to the Alabama Correctional Employee Support Fund
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Board of Directors

Alabama Correctional Employee Support Fund Mission Statement:

"The mission of the Alabama Correctional Employee Support Fund, Inc. is to raise and disseminate funds to persons currently employed by, or retired from the Alabama Department of Corrections and members of such persons' families and to members of the public at large in some circumstances for the purpose of financially supporting those who are needy, ill, or distressed because of disaster, hardship, or other circumstances: and the purpose of providing educational schloarships based on need and/or merit."


The Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the operations, affairs and property of the Fund.  All of the Fund's officers and directors are employees or retired employees of the Alabama Department of Corrections.  There is no compensation paid to the officers and directors of the Fund.


 

President:  Bettina Carter is Warden II at Decatur Community Based Facility/Community Work Center, employed with ADOC since August of 1985.  Mrs. Carter received a BS degree from Athens State University.


Secretary:  Glen Casey began his career with Corrections in January, 2002, working as a Grants Analyst with the Research Division.  Prior to joining the Department, he worked in private industry as a supervisor with a printing and manufacturing company.  Mr. Casey served as an Analyst for three years and earned promotions to Senior Analyst in 2004 and Director of Research and Planning in 2005.  He graduated with honors from Auburn University in 1984, earning a BS degree in Business Administration.
 

 
Director:
  Phyllis Billups is a Warden II at Draper Correctional Center, employed with ADOC since June 1987.  Warden Billups received a BS Degree from Faulkner University in Montgomery.


Director:  Forrest Johnson is a former Computer Operations Manager with the Alabama Department of Corrections.  He retired after working for approximately 41 years for the Department in the Information Systems area.  
       
                                                                          
Vice President:  Andy Farquhar is Director of Alabama Correctional Industries, a division of the Department of Corrections.  His duties also include the management of all Departmental lands, and he currently serves as ADOC's Energy Officer.  He has been employed with ADOC since September of 1985.  He started his tenure as Assistant Director of the Agriculture Division and was later assigned the additional duties of ACI's Information Systems Manager.  In 1993 he was promoted to Director over the Agriculture Division and in 1999, was appointed to his current position as ACI Director.  Dr. Farquhar has served as President of the Southeast Region Correctional Industries Association and currently serves as Vice President for Program Development on the National Correctional Industries Association Executive Board.  Dr. Farquhar holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Auburn University and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University.
  

 Director:  Ms. LaShanda Hails is currently a Classification SpecialistSupervisor at Kilby Correctional Facility where she oversees intake and segregation.  Ms. Hails joined the Alabama Department of Corrections in 2006 as a Classification Specialist at Elmore Correctional Facility.  In 2010, she was promoted to Classification Specialist Supervisor at Draper Correctional Facility.  In 2012, she returned to Kilby Correctional Facility as a Classification Specialist Supervisor.  Ms. Hails received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University, Master of Science in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University Montgomery in 2005 and a Master of Science in Adult Education from Troy University in 2011.  Ms. Hails also enjoys being an Adjunct Instructor in the College of Arts and Science departments at local universities.
          

Director:   Mr. William DeSpain is currently a Classification Specialist Supervisor at Holman Prison.  Mr. DeSpain joined the Alabama Department of Corrections in 2006 as a Correctional Officer. In 2008, he was promoted to Classification Specialist at Holman Prison. In 2011, he was promoted to Classification Specialist Supervisor at Holman Prison. He has been assigned as Classification Specialist Supervisor at Holman and Fountain Correctional Facility. Prior to ADOC, Mr. DeSpain has over 11 years of experience in security and classification at Florida DOC. Mr. DeSpain received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Minnesota in 2000 and Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Social Work from Auburn University in 2007. Mr. DeSpain has been very instrumental in continuing the annual Holman golf tournament that  supports ACESF. He also enjoys being an active member in the community where he manages the youth sports league and coaches youth football in Flomaton, AL.       



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Scarlotte Robinson
Lori McCulloch


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