Megan began her career with the Department of Corrections in 1995 as a student worker at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Louisiana and later as a student worker at DOC Headquarters in Baton Rouge.
In September 2004, Megan began employment at Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, Louisiana as an Administrative Assistant to DCI’s Maintenance Department. After a short time she become the Administrative Assistant to DCI’s Deputy Warden. Later, Megan earned a promotion to the position of Administrative Program Specialist. In 2009, she was promoted to Administrative Program Manager overseeing DCI’s Purchasing Department. In 2015, Megan became DCI’s Executive Management Officer.
While each position has presented its own set of challenges, it allowed her to become familiar with and gain experience in many different areas of the facility such as maintenance, staffing, budget, policy and accreditation.
When Megan assumed the position of Executive Management Officer her career turned from a job to a passion. As DCI’s EMO she became versed in all areas of the facility. By working closely with the Warden’s Office and working daily with the Institution’s policies and procedures and also the standards set forth the by the American Correctional Association she learned insight to ensure effective facility operation.
In January 2022, Megan accepted a position in the Office of Division of Prison Operations at DOC Headquarters as the Executive Management Officer/ Basic Jail Guideline Administrator. In this position she works closely with the Chief of Operations and the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association in assuring that the Basic Jail Guidelines are met.
Megan has been an active member with Louisiana Correctional Association since 2015. She has served on LCA’s Executive Board for five years (At-Large Member for two years and Secretary for three years). Megan is also an active member of the American Correctional Association & Southern States Correctional Association. Over the years with DOC she has served on many fundraising committees such as; American Heart Association, LASCCA, as well as serving on many other DOC committees.