New Deputy Director of Care and Treatment at Valdosta State Prison

Heather Davis is promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the promotion of Heather Davis to Deputy Director of Care and Treatment at Valdosta State Prison (SP) effective as of April 1, 2022. As Associate Director of Care and Treatment, Davis will oversee the oversight of educational programs, health services, library services, counseling programs, recreational services and mental health services for approximately 875 male offenders in close security.

“Davis has proven to be a valuable member of the team since the beginning of her career with the agency,” Commissioner Timothy C. Ward said. “We are confident that his advice and correctional knowledge will benefit the staff and offenders of Valdosta SP.”

Davis began his career with the Department in 2008 as a correctional officer at Lee SP. During her tenure at Lee SP, she was promoted through the ranks of Correctional Officer II and Behavioral Health Counselor. In 2011, she transferred to the Tifton Day Reporting Center as a behavioral health counselor. In 2016, she returned to Valdosta SP as Counselor II, followed that same year by a promotion to Chief Counselor, where she is currently serving.

Davis received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Albany State University and a Masters in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. His departmental training includes Basic Correctional Officer Training, Sexual Assault Response Team Training, and Basic Counselor Training.


About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the United States and is responsible for overseeing approximately 47,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information about the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit


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