DeRicco: Christopher P. DeRicco was appointed as a
Parole Board Commissioner by Governor Brian Sandoval in July 2017. He
served as a Commissioner on the Board until July 2018, when he was appointed as
the Chairman. Prior to his appointment, Chairman DeRicco served as a
Senior United States Probation Officer for the United States District Court,
District of Nevada, for 21 years. Prior to that, he was employed by the
State of Nevada as a Parole and Probation Officer with the Division of Parole
and Probation. Throughout the years, Chairman DeRicco also served as a
past Vice-President for the Federal Probation and Pretrial Services Officers
Association, and he was Chairman of the College of Criminal Justice and
Information Security at the University of Phoenix. Chairman DeRicco holds a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational
Management. Chairman DeRicco is a
lifelong resident of the State of Nevada.
Commissioner DeRicco’s term expires on June 30, 2025.
L. Jackson was appointed as a Parole Board Commissioner by Governor Jim Gibbons
in January 2008. Commissioner Jackson
has an extensive law enforcement and investigative background. Prior to her appointment, she worked within
the law enforcement community, spending 23 years dedicated to public
safety. Her experience began with the
State of Nevada in 1985 with The Gaming Control Board, continuing as a Senior
Investigator with the Attorney General’s Office and as Senior Investigator with
the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division. Additionally, she was assigned as an
Instructor and Training Consultant for the Commission on Peace Officer’s
Standards and Training. Commissioner
Jackson earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy,
171st Session, and holds a Nevada Peace Officer’s Advanced
Certification. Commissioner Jackson is a
third generation native Nevadan.
Commissioner Jackson’s term expires on June 30, 2024.
Christiansen: Eric Christiansen was appointed as a
Parole Board Commissioner by Governor Brian Sandoval in July 2018. Prior to his appointment, he served as a
United States Probation Officer for the United States District Court, District of Nevada, for 21 years. Prior
to that, he was employed as a Nevada Parole and Probation officer and was also
a police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Commissioner Christiansen earned a Bachelor’s
Degree in Political Science from Washington State University. In 1986, he relocated to Nevada and has been
a resident of Nevada a since that time.
Commissioner Christiansen’s term expires on June 30, 2023.
Commissioner Baker: Mary K. Baker was appointed as Parole Board
Commissioner by Governor Steve Sisolak in October 2019. Prior to this she was employed by the Reno
Municipal Court as the court program manager for Specialty Courts. Mary K. Baker was also appointed as a Parole
Board Commissioner by Governor Jim Gibbons in January 2008. Commissioner Baker has over 42 years’
experience in the Criminal Justice System, working in law enforcement and
community corrections. Commissioner
Baker managed the United States Pretrial Services Office in Reno, for the U.S.
District Court, prior to this appointment.
She served as the District’s Program Development Coordinator, as well as
the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist.
While employed by the Federal Court, Commissioner Baker assisted in the
development of the National Standards for Investigation, report writing and
supervision of criminal defendants. She
served as faculty for the Federal Judicial Center and the training branch of
the Federal Judiciary. Prior to joining
the Federal Judiciary, Commissioner Baker worked as a Juvenile Probation
Officer for Carson City and as a Victim/Witness Coordinator for Clark County
Juvenile Court. Commissioner Baker holds
a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Services and Corrections, and Criminal
Justice, as well as a Certificate of Public Management from the University of
Nevada, Reno. She is a third-generation
Nevadan and has been a lifelong resident of the State.
Commissioner Baker’s term expires on June 30, 2025.
Commissioner Verchio: Donna Marie Verchio was appointed as
a Parole Board Commissioner by Governor Steve Sisolak in June 2020. Prior to her appointment, she attained the
rank of Colonel and served as a Staff Judge Advocate, United States Air Force
Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base.
She has over 25 years of service in the United States Air Force, and previously
served as the Chief of the Trial Defense Division, a Senior Legal advisor at
the Pentagon, and Chief Circuit Defense Counsel, among many other duties
throughout her military career. The legal office was responsible for the
provision of legal advice to the Commander, and all subordinate and associate
commanders and staff agency directors on matters of military justice, ethics,
environmental law, labor law, contract and fiscal law, administrative law, and
operations law. Commissioner Verchio holds
a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in History (magna cum
laude) from the University of Scranton, and a Juris Doctor, Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, School of Law.
Commissioner Verchio has been a resident of Nevada since 2013. Commissioner Verchio’s appointment expires on
June 30, 2023.
Lamicia Bailey was appointed as a Parole Board Commissioner by Governor
Steve Sisolak in October 2020. Prior to
her appointment, she was employed as a Correctional Caseworker with the Nevada
Department of Corrections. Commissioner
Bailey has also been employed as a reentry specialist with the Division of
Parole and Probation. Commissioner
Bailey served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years, where she last
served as the Director of Human Resources for Nellis Air Force Base, after
serving as a Law Enforcement Officer.
Commissioner Bailey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science, with a
minor in Business Management from Campbell University. She also holds a Master of Arts in Human
Relations form the University of Oklahoma.
Commissioner Bailey has been a resident of Nevada since 2012. Commissioner Bailey’s appointment expires on
June 30, 2024.
Commissioner Weisenthal: Scott Weisenthal was appointed as a
Parole Board Commissioner by Governor Steve Sisolak in February 2021. Commissioner Weisenthal has approximately 33
years of experience working within the criminal justice system, with approximately
23 of those years working within the Nevada Department of Corrections. He began his career in the prison system in 1988,
where he was first employed as a Correctional Officer at the Nevada State
Prison. He worked his way up to a Correctional
Casework Specialist, where he later became a subject matter expert for Intake
and Initial Classification, Sentence Structure and Credits, and was involved in
training staff on policies and procedures.
In addition, Commissioner Weisenthal was employed by the Board of Parole
Commissioners for a period of four years beginning in 2008, where he served as
a Hearings Examiner. Commissioner
Weisenthal retired from state service in 2015, with approximately 27 years of service
to this state. Following his retirement,
he worked as a contracted Hearing Representive for the Nevada Board of Parole
Commissioners for approximately six years.
Commissioner Weisenthal has
always been involved with the community.
He served on the Carson City Little League Board of Supervisors and the
Carson City In-Line Hockey League Board of Supervisors (Sierra In-Line Hockey
League). He has also coached youth
sports such as, baseball, soccer, in-line hockey and basketball. He was a Cub Scout Den leader and a Cub Scout
Cub Master for Douglas County. He also co-founded
the Carson City Jewish Group in 1990, and he is a certified CPR
Instructor. Commissioner Weisenthal has
been a Northern Nevada resident since 1981.
Commissioner Weisenthal’s term expires on June 30, 2025.