Mission Statement

The Board of Parole (Board) works to make informed parole decisions which are evidence-based. The goal is successful re-entry of offenders into the community. 

The Iowa Board of Parole is established by Iowa Code Chapter 904A and consists of five members, including a chairperson. All five members are full-time salaried members of the Board. The Governor appoints Board members. The Iowa Senate confirms the Board appointments. Staggered terms run for four years.


Learn more about the Board members' biographies.

Chair – Nick Davis
Vice Chair – Meredith Lamberti
Board Member – Thomas V. Darden
Board Member – Ralph Haskins
Board Member – Susie Weinacht