Sexual Offender Registration Review Board

SORRB Board Members

Board Chair Members Members
Katie Strayhorn
Victim Advocate Representative
Paul Freeman, M.S., LPC
Public Member Representative
Vice Chair

Gary Holstad, M.S., LPC
Clinical Representative

 

Gerard W. Armorer
Public Member Representative

Phil D. Miller
Law Enforcement Representative

 

Jessica K. Moss, Esq.
Public Member Representative

Members Sandra Putnam, CFE, CFCE, CIFI  
Public Member Representative
Donna E. Andrews
Public Member Representative
W Lee Robinson, Esq.  
Public Member Representative
Matthew B. Connelly, M.S., LPC
Clinical Representative
Judson K. Smith
Law Enforcement Representative
Shannon Dunlap, Ph.D.
Clinical Representative


Donna E. Andrews - Donna Andrews is a senior U.S. probation officer for the Northern District of Georgia, serving as an intensive supervision specialist. She is recognized nationally as an expert in the field of location monitoring. She completed the Federal Judiciary’s Leadership Development Program, has received numerous awards and has served on several national committees during her 24-year career. Andrews earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Georgia. She and her husband, Robert, have one son and two granddaughters. They reside in Ball Ground.

Gerard W. Armorer - Gerard Armorer is a field training officer and senior parole officer assigned to the State Board of Pardons and Parole’s South Metro Parole Center. He was previously the chief deputy marshal of the DeKalb County State Court Marshal’s Department and served as jail school administrator, deputy sheriff III, and post-certified instructor for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Armorer graduated magna cum laude from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communications. Before his career in Georgia law enforcement, he served in the U.S. Army as a flight operations specialist and worked for Newsweek magazine. Mr. Armorer and his wife, Fatimah, have one child and reside in Stone Mountain.

Matthew B. Connolly, M.S., LPC - Matthew Connolly is the director of A Better Tomorrow Counseling Services. He serves on the board for the Georgia Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Connolly earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Georgia College and State University. He and his wife, Eva-Maria, reside in Atlanta.

Shannon K. Dunlap, Ph.D. - Shannon Dunlap is a psychologist in private practice at Counseling Services, Inc. located in LaGrange. He is currently serving as president-elect of the Georgia Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Dunlap earned a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University, a master’s degree from Columbus State University and a doctorate in Psychology from Auburn University. He and his wife, Jane, have one son. They reside in LaGrange.

Paul B. Freeman, M.S., LPC - Paul Freeman retired as Victim Specialist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta Field Office. He has served on board of directors for the National Organization for Victim Assistance, the Georgia Council on Elder Abuse and was a member of the National Victim Assistance Standards Review Consortium. Freeman earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Counseling and Human Services from Florida State University and is a licensed professional counselor. He and his wife, Vikki, reside in Atlanta

Gary D. Holstad M.S., LPC - Gary Holstad worked as a prison counselor in the Iowa Correctional System for 22 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, coordinated the community Little League baseball and softball programs, and was a local Jaycee member, where he was selected as one of the top 40 local presidents in the nation. Mr. Holstad has counseled offenders for 38 years, currently as a therapist and licensed professional counselor with Family Recovery, Inc. in Gainesville. He is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia. He and his wife, Marcia, have five children and three grandchildren and reside in Duluth.

Phil D. Miller- Phil Miller currently serves as sheriff of Douglas County. He has been involved in law enforcement for 41 years and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He previously served on the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council and is currently a member of the North Central Georgia Police Academy Board. He and his wife, Gloria, have two children and one grandson. They reside in Douglasville.

Jessica K. Moss, Esq., - Jessica Moss is the Solicitor General in Cherokee County. She previously served as Chief Assistant Solicitor General within the Cobb County Solicitor General’s Office, and has served in state and local government for 25 years as a Prosecuting Attorney. Moss earned a bachelor’s degree from Brenau University and a juris doctorate from Mercer University. She was named Assistant Solicitor General of the Year by the Georgia Association of Solicitors General in 2004. Moss has three step children and two step grandchildren. She and her husband, Garry, reside in Ball Ground.

Sandra J. Putnam, CFE, CFCE, CIFI - Sandra Putnam is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit and has been with the GBI for more than 15 years. She also serves as the Commander of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children task force, which is composed of more than 120 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies from all over the state of Georgia. Ms. Putnam earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgia College and State University and her master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University. She and her husband, Spurgeon, reside in Covington and have two children.

W Lee Robinson, Esq., - Lee Robinson is the current circuit public defender for the Macon Judicial Circuit. He served in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader with the 173d Airborne Brigade and retired after 31 years of active and reserve duty with the rank of colonel. He serves on the board of governors of the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, the board of directors of Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival and the Bibb County American Cancer Society. He has served as mayor of the city of Macon and in the Georgia state Senate. Lee earned a bachelor’s in industrial management from Georgia Tech, a master’s in business administration and law degree from Mercer University. Lee and his late wife, Irene, have two children and four grandchildren. He resides in Macon.

Judson K. Smith, - Jud Smith currently serves as sheriff of Barrow County where he was elected in 2008. He has been in law enforcement for almost 14 years and is currently the vice chairman of the legislative committee of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association. Smith also serves on the board of directors for Peace Place, the Tree House Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club of Winder/Barrow. He graduated from Columbus State University with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two children. They reside in Winder.

Katherine E. Strayhorn - Katherine Strayhorn is currently employed by District Attorney Lee Darragh of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, where she serves as the director of the Dawson County Victim Assistance Program. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Jacksonville State University and went on to graduate from the National Victim Assistance Academy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Ms. Strayhorn is a volunteer with the United States and Georgia Crisis Response Teams. She and her son, Wyatt, reside in Dawsonville.