BOARD MEMBERS

Board Chair: Chyleen A. Arbon was born and raised in California. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English (1994) and a Master of Public Administration (1996) from Brigham Young University, and received her Ph.D. in Political Science (2004) from the University of Utah. She worked as a criminal justice policy analyst for the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel from 1997-2003 and then as an assistant professor for the Romney Institute of Public Management at BYU from 2003-2010.Chyleen was appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert in February 2012.  On November 1, 2017 Governor Herbert appointed Chyleen as Chair of the Board.    

 

Board Vice Chair:  Carrie L. Cochran was born and raised in Utah. She spent nearly 26 years employed with the Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) prior to her appointment with the Board. While employed with UDC, she served as a Correctional Administrator for Adult Probation and Parole, appointed as director of the Community Programming Unit. She spent several years serving as the Assistant Regional Administrator directing the Orange Street Community Correctional Center and the Fortitude Treatment Center. For eight years she worked as a staff supervisor in various field supervision units and also at community correctional centers within the Adult Probation and Parole division. She spent approximately ten years as a probation/parole officer working a variety of assignments and several years as a correctional officer working in the Institutional Parole Unit, the Fugitive Unit, and community correctional centers. She started her employment at UDC working as an office technician. She received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (2011) at University of Phoenix and a Master of Public Administration (2016) from University of Utah, graduating with Pi Alpha Alpha achievement. She obtained her Correctional Officer/Special Functions certification in 1992 and Utah Peace Officer certification in 1995. Carrie was appointed to the Board by Governor Gary R. Herbert in February 2017. 

 

Board Member: Clark A. Harms was born and raised in Utah. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Utah in 1986, and a Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1990.After practicing law in Salt Lake City for five years, Clark joined the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office in 1995, where he worked until his appointment to the Board. While at the District Attorney’s office, he assigned to the Special Investigations Unit and Wasatch Range HIDTA Task Force. He also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Clark served as a Unit Chief of the Special Investigations, Gang Prosecution and General Felony prosecution teams. He is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Utah, and the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.He has been a Board Member since 2006, and served as the Board’s Vice-Chair from 2007 to 2010; and as Board Chair from 2010 to 2014.  

 

Board Member: Angela F. Micklos was born in Illinois and was raised in Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Utah. She completed undergraduate studies at Utah State University and received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1992. Angela litigated felony post-conviction matters statewide as an Assistant Attorney General for six years. After leaving the Attorney General's Office, Angela spent almost eleven years as a Deputy Salt Lake County District Attorney where she served as a line prosecutor and supervisor of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit and later the Special Victim Unit.  Angela was appointed to the Board by Governor Gary Herbert in October 2009, was named Vice Chair in August 2010, and appointed Chair in August 2014.  On November 1, 2017 Chyleen Arbon was appointed Chair and Angela continues to serve as a Board Member. 

 

Board Member: Denise M. Porter was born and raised in Utah. She spent nearly 17 years as a trial attorney for the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association where she specialized in capital mitigation as well as resolution and sentencing strategy for violent felonies. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with bachelors degrees in both psychology and political science (1995). She then attended the University of Utah College of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate (1998). She is a former board member of both the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the State of Utah Indigent Defense Trust Fund as well as a current member of the Utah State Bar. Denise was appointed by Gov. Gary R. Herbert in March, 2016.

 

Pro Tem Board Member: S. Camille Anthonywas appointed as a Pro Tempore Member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole by Governor Gary R. Herbert in February 2012.  

 

Pro Tem Board Member: Jennifer K. Bartell was appointed as a pro tempore member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, in 2014, by Governor Gary R. Herbert. 

 

Pro Tem Board Member: Bradley P. Rich was appointed as a pro tempore member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, in 2014, by Governor Gary R. Herbert. 

 

Pro Tem Board Member: Robert S. Yeateshas a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, a Master of Social Work degree, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah.  He is a former Deputy Salt Lake Attorney and previosuly served as a Division Chief with the Salt Lake District Attorney's Office.  Bob is a retired Third District Juvenile Court Judge and a former Director of the Utah State Sentencing Commission.  Just prior to being appointed to the Board of Pardons, Bob was the Executive Director of the Utah State Commission on Crime and Juvenile Justice. Bob was appointed to the Board in August 2009 and served as Vice Chair from August 2014 until March 2017.  In August 2017 Governor Herbert appointed Bob to serve as a pro tempore Board Member.