White and Hardin Promoted to Judicial District Managers in Western NC

Author: Greg Thomas

Officials with the Department of Adult Correction have promoted two Community Supervision managers to the position of Judicial District Manager (JDM) within Judicial Division 4 which covers 25 counties in Western North Carolina.

  • Latasha Yvonne White - JDM District 25 - Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties
  • Matthew W. Hardin  - JDM District 26 - Mecklenburg County

“Being a Judicial District Manager is a big challenge and these managers demonstrated they are ready for the job at hand,” said Todd Ishee, secretary for the Department of Adult Correction. “They have done the department proud and I am very happy to announce these promotions.”

“These dedicated managers have shown they have the skills, experience and leadership for these new responsibilities.” said Tracy K. Lee, deputy secretary for Community Supervision. “They exemplify our department’s mission of helping maintain community safety and making positive changes in the lives of those we supervise.”

Latasha Yvonne White began her career in corrections in 2004 as a Correctional Case Manager at Alexander Correctional Institute. In 2006, she became a probation/parole officer and was later promoted to chief probation/parole officer in 2014. She served that position in Catawba County and supervised officers assigned to Adult Recovery Court, sex offenders and security risk groups.

Most recently, she served as the assistant judicial district manager for District 27, where she oversaw operations of more than 100 staff in Gaston, Cleveland, and Lincoln counties.

White holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Appalachian State University. She is also a graduate from the Correctional Leadership Development Program.

Matthew W. Hardin began his career with probation/parole in 2006 as an intern at the Cleveland County office. He became a probation/parole officer in Rutherford County in 2007 and later worked in Cleveland County.  During this time, Matt supervised a variety of caseloads including high risk, domestic violence, sex offenders, and security risk groups.  He later served as chief probation/parole officer in Lincoln and Cleveland counties.

Hardin was promoted to assistant judicial district manager for District 27 in 2021.  While in District 27, he assisted in managing the daily operations of the 17 units within Gaston, Cleveland, and Lincoln counties.

He is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.