Troy Taira appointed Member, California Board of Parole Hearings

July 10, 2018: Dianne Dobbs, David Long, Michele Minor, Neil Schneider, Terri Turner and Troy Taira were appointed as Members of the California Board of Parole Hearings by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, July 6, 2018. Dobbs, 56, Sacramento Democrat, has worked at the Board since 2017, and she was previously a Deputy Commissioner at the Board from 2007 to 2017. She received a master of business administration degree in management from Holy Names University. Long, 53, Tehachapi Republican, has been on the Board since 2018; he was previously the vice president of prison engagement at Defy Ventures in 2017 and 2018; he was the Warden at the California City Correctional Facility from 2014 to 2016; and he held several positions at the Ironwood State Prison from 2008 to 2014 and from 1995 to 2002, including Warden and Chief Deputy Warden. Minor, 56, Galt Democrat, has been on the Board since 2014. Minor previously held several positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 1985 to 2014, including Project Manager at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center; Deputy Director at the Office of Rehabilitative Programs; and Program Administrator at the Stockton Training Center. Schneider, 58, Sacramento Republican, has been an adjunct assistant professor in the Administration of Justice Department at Los Rios Community College since 2018. He held several positions at the Sacramento Police Department from 1983 to 2017, including Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant and Officer. Schneider received a master of public policy and administration degree from California State University, Sacramento. Turner, 63, West Sacramento Democrat, has been a Board Member since 2011, and she was a Deputy Commissioner from 2008 to 2011. She held in several positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 1987 to 2007, including Assistant Regional Parole Administrator, Adult Parole Supervisor, Manager of the Edward Veit Community Correctional Center, and Parole Agent. Taira, 58, Alameda Democrat, has worked for the Board since 2016. Taira was previously an Administrative Law Judge at the California Public Utilities Commission in 2018. He was a Special Assistant Inspector General at the California Office of the Inspector General from 2013 to 2015, and an Administrative Law Judge at the California Office of Administrative Hearings in 2012 to 2013 and from 2009 to 2011. Taira received his law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. Dobbs, Long, Minor, Schneider, Turner and Taira will be paid $147,778 per year in their new position.


Attribution: Governor's Office



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