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Board Members and Executive Director

Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate to four-year terms. The Governor names the chair and vice chair. The full-time board was authorized in 1969 and has five members.


Chairperson

Michael Hsu has served on the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision since May of 2017. During his time as a Board Member, he has served on the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force and the Oregon Governor's Reentry Council. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Parole, he worked as an attorney at Metropolitan Public Defenders in Washington and Multnomah counties.  As a public defender he represented defendants at trials, sentencings, probation violation hearings, and release hearings for a wide variety of crimes. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a law degree. 

Term: 05/2017 - 05/2021

Board Members

Patty Cress has served on the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision since March of 2016. Prior to her appointment to the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, she worked as the Lead Release Counselor for the Oregon Department of Corrections and as a Parole and Probation Officer in Coos and Jackson counties. As a Parole Officer, she supervised specialized caseloads of domestic violence and sex crimes. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communication and a master's degree in Teaching. 

Term: 03/2020 - 02/2024

James Taylor has served on the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision since December of 2017. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, he served for four years on the Audit Committee, one as Chairman, for the Oregon Youth Authority which oversees nine youth correctional facilities in the state of Oregon. Additionally, James worked for over 30 years as a banker in Portland, Oregon, serving primarily as a Vice President in commercial real estate and business finance. James has also previously worked for the former state agency Oregon Economic Development Department and the city agency Portland Development Commission (aka Prosper Portland). James Taylor holds a bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.  

Term: 12/2017 - 12/2021

Greta Lowry has served on the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision since May of 2019. Prior to her appointment to the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, she worked as a prosecutor in Coos and Lincoln counties. As a prosecutor she represented the interests of the State of Oregon at trials, sentencings, probation violation hearings and release hearings for a wide variety of crimes. Her final duties as a prosecutor focused on programming in response to the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, wherein she was embedded with Community Corrections and tasked with determining which individuals could be safely supervised in the community. Greta holds a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a law degree.

Term: 2/2020 - 2/2024

John Bailey has been with the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision since July of 2019. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, he served as a U.S. Probation Officer for the federal judiciary in Portland, Oregon, and he served as a Parole and Probation Officer for the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice. As an officer in community corrections, John worked with a variety of adults on probation and Post-Prison Supervision, to provide meaningful opportunities for positive change, and enforce conditions of supervision to protect the community. John Bailey holds a bachelor's degree in Criminology and a law degree.

Term: 7/2019 - 7/2023

Executive Director

Dylan Arthur has been with the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision since March of 2018. Prior to working for the Board of Parole, he served as the Community Justice Manager for the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice and managed programs such as Drug Court, the Sex Crimes Supervision Program, and the Electronic Monitoring Program. He also has experience working as a Juvenile Court Counselor for Multnomah County and a Residential Counselor for St. Mary's Home for Boys. Currently, Dylan serves on the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force and the Oregon Governor's Reentry Council. Dylan holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology. 


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