Diane Sabatka-Rine

Diane Sabatka-Rine

Chief of Operations


Diane Sabatka-Rine was appointed Chief of Operations in April 2018. She serves as the second-in-command for the agency and oversees deputy directors for the divisions of prisons, programs, administrative services and industries. In this role, she uses her vision and inclusive approach to system management to identify and implement needed improvements to operations, looking for ways to make our work safer, more efficient and more effective. 

Sabatka-Rine started as a corrections officer with NDCS more than three decades ago, and has since filled a number of roles including unit administrator, assistant warden, warden and deputy director. She enjoys the day-to-day challenges of her work and says she couldn’t ask for better coworkers.

“Success in this business is a team effort, it’s not an individual accomplishment,” Sabatka-Rine said. “NDCS team members do extraordinary things every day and it’s truly an honor to work with individuals of that caliber.”

Sabatka-Rine earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in sociology, from Wayne State College, where she received the Outstanding Alumni award in 2017.