Chris Akins joined the Corrections Foundation staff as Executive Director in September 2005.
Chris’s tenure in the public, private, and non-profit sector included service in the Florida House of Representatives, the office of State Rep. Bev Kilmer, The American Road and Transportation Builders Association in Washington, DC, the United Way of the Big Bend, and the Republican Party of Florida. He has also performed contract work for OnPoint Advocacy and Direct Impact of Alexandria, Virginia, and numerous political campaigns and county Republican Parties and clubs.
Chris is also a past member of the American Association of Political Consultants and has a background in fundraising, communications, message development, and campaign coordination.
Chris currently sits on the board of directors for the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates and serves as a Deputy Clerk for the Leon County Supervisor of Elections on election days.
Chris graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society. He also earned a Webmaster Certification from Florida State University’s Center for Professional Development.
Mrs. Logue joined the Corrections Foundation staff in May 2003. She received her BS degree in Criminology from Florida State University.
Mrs. Logue has more than 20 years of non-profit administration experience with prior work in the child abuse prevention field.
She is a church and community volunteer, most recently assisting Elder Care Services as a Meals on Wheels volunteer.
Ms. Logue retired in 2005 with more than 35 years of experience with the Florida Department of Corrections. As Program Administrator and Foundation Board member she was instrumental in the growth of the Corrections Foundation, serving as Executive Director from 2001-2003.
Under Ms. Logue’s leadership, the Foundation accomplished many worthwhile endeavors, including the increase of membership from 100 members to more than 12,800 members and the success of the Employee Assistance Program.
Sheila has developed a good rapport with Directors, Regional Directors, Wardens and Circuit Administrators in getting emergency employee assistance for their staff in a timely manner. Ms. Logue currently assists the Foundation with membership and special events as our program coordinator.
Abigail joined the Corrections Foundation in January 2023 and is involved in ensuring membership is processed and members are recognized along with a variety of things that help our office run efficiently. She is a community and church volunteer, loves to teach kids and is an incredible baker. She will be pursuing a business degree and culinary school in the future.