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GEO Care Leadership Team
Ann M. Schlarb, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and President, GEO Care
Dr. Schlarb began her Criminal Justice career in 1986 working as a detention and probation officer, and later as Assistant Director of Operations and Treatment for a Probation Violators facility in San Antonio, Texas. She earned her Master’s degree in Organizational Management and holds several criminal justice certifications. Dr. Schlarb joined BI Incorporated in 1995 and was involved in the development, implementation, and operations of two different national programs, one providing supervision and treatment services to offenders in the Criminal Justice System, and the other overseeing field operations for the immigration services division of BI.
Dr. Schlarb left BI briefly to complete her doctoral degree in 2009 in Organizational Psychology, during which she remained a consultant. Dr. Schlarb was named Divisional Vice President in May 2012 and managed the BI location monitoring and immigration services division within GEO Care. Promoted to Senior Vice President and President of GEO Care in July 2014, Dr. Schlarb is now responsible for the GEO Care division of The GEO Group, which encompasses intensive residential treatment, youth services, electronic monitoring equipment and services, and community-based correctional and immigration services.
Derrick D. Schofield
Executive Vice President, GEO Continuum of Care and GEO Reentry Services
Mr. Derrick Schofield joined The GEO Group in 2016 after a distinguished career working in state correctional systems in Tennessee and Georgia for the last 26 years. He served most recently as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). Prior to that, he served as Warden, Assistant Commissioner and Chief of Staff at the Georgia Department of Corrections.
While Commissioner, Schofield served as President of the Southern Region of the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA). He has been at the forefront of several key issues and sat on the ASCA Racial Disparity Committee, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee, Performance Measures Committee, and was a member of the ASCA Executive Committee. Additionally he continues to serve as a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA) Standards Committee.
Mr. Schofield’s commitment to public service took him to the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of Captain. He earned a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) from Columbus State University, and he also graduated from Georgia’s Law Enforcement Command College. Mr. Schofield is currently pursuing his doctorate degree from Piedmont International University.
David O. Meehan
Divisional Vice President, Business Development
David Meehan is Vice-President of Business Development for GEO Care and joined GEO in 2005. He has extensive experience in marketing and strategic planning and his prior experience includes being a Brand Manager at The Walt Disney Company overseeing a DVD product line with over $400M in annual revenue. David received his Bachelors degree from Princeton University with a degree in Economics. He and his wife have 3 children and live in Boca Raton, Florida.
Divisional Vice President, Finance
Blake R. Barras joined GEO in 2010 with more than 15 years of experience in corrections and retail organizations. His responsibilities for The GEO Group, Inc. are to oversee the business management functions and pricing for proposals for the Community Services facilities.
He spent more than 10 years with Cornell Companies, Inc., and was previously Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis before The GEO Group acquired Cornell in August 2010. His responsibilities at Cornell included oversight of the organization’s budgeting and forecasting processes, analytic reporting, operations finance, in addition to financial and analytic systems development and maintenance. Prior to Cornell, Mr. Barras served 6 years at Stage Stores, Inc. ending his tenure there as Manager of Budgeting and Analysis.
Divisional Vice President, Youth Services
As Divisional Vice President of GEO Care's Youth Services, Mr. Jonathan Swatsburg is responsible for the development, management, and regulatory compliance of all 22 Youth Services facilities. Servicing up to 3,500 clients daily, the Youth Service Division offers an array of services to include community-based prevention and intervention, shelter care and detention services, residential treatment, as well as aftercare. Prior to his role as Divisional Vice President, Mr. Swatsburg served as the Program Director and subsequently Regional Director of several community-based and residential treatment programs during his 12 year tenure with the company.
Mr. Swatsburg has more than 15 years experience in the field of treatment services. He completed his Bachelor of Science with a dual major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Mr. Swatsburg received his Master of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania.
Divisional Vice President, BI Incorporated
In 1986, Jock Waldo began his career in community corrections as a Marketing Manager for Guardian Technologies. He joined BI Incorporated in 1991 as a Regional Sales Representative, and has also served the company as Regional Sales Manager and Vice President, Sales. After promotion to Vice President, Marketing and Internal Operations, Mr. Waldo maintained responsibility for BI’s Manufacturing, Product Management, and Marketing departments. He has been an integral part of expanding the company's sales, marketing, and electronic monitoring operations. He has been a part of BI's executive management team for more than a decade, and became the Divisional Vice President of BI in November 2015.
Mr. Waldo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from Vanderbilt University and has continued graduate studies in Business at the University of Denver.
David S. Burch
Divisional Vice President, GEO Continuum of Care
Mr. Burch began his Criminal Justice career in 1996 working as a Correctional Officer, and later as an Operations Manager, at subsequent residential work release facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then joined the Indiana Department of Correction as a Director of Reentry Services and Case Management in 2006, responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based programs and case management services.
Mr. Burch joined The GEO Group in 2011 as the Superintendent of the Heritage Trail Correctional Facility, where he provided leadership and direction for the facility administration, security and programs. In October of 2014, Heritage Trail opened the First Time Offender Program at the direction of the Governor and Commissioner of Corrections. Promoted in 2016, Mr. Burch was named the Divisional Vice President for the GEO Continuum of Care, within the GEO Care Division, which encompasses staff training, in-custody enhanced rehabilitative programs, clinical research and post-release services. He earned his Master’s degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.