J.R. Hall - Chairperson - Mr. Hall was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Parole by Governor Polis in 2022. Mr. Hall is a decorated retired deputy sheriff with 36 years of experience. During his tenure he had a steady increase in roles and responsibilities, starting as a deputy in the jail and moving up to an undersheriff responsible for 395 personnel and up to 800 inmates. Mr. Hall has a bachelor’s degree in social science from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix-Colorado Springs. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1999 and has been an active member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Board since 2001 as well as many other Federal agency cooperative special operations. Mr. Hall is committed to his community both at work and at home with service over himself in charity work. He has taught college-level courses at three college campuses and for law enforcement agencies in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. His class topics included Criminal Profiling, Mass Casualty Terrorism and Incident Command, Security Planning and Development, Criminal Justice 100,200,300 and 400 and Response to the Suicide Bomber, Tactical Medical Response, and the First Responder.
Rändi Moore - Vice Chair - Ms. Moore was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Parole by Governor Polis in 2022 and promoted to Vice Chair in July 2023. She has a background in criminal justice and has 26 years of experience working in the field of Probation. Ms. Moore held many positions within the probation department. She has experience supervising many types of offenders and was a probation supervisor for 12 years. While a supervisor in the 18th Judicial District she supervised a variety of teams, including intensive supervision, presentence investigations, victim services, and a community corrections liaison. For the past 5 years, Ms. Moore was a member of the Arapahoe County Community Corrections Board as a member, vice chair, and chair of the Board. While a member of the board she collaborated on the implementation of a decision-making tool for cases transitioning out of the Department of Corrections into the community or a halfway house. Ms. Moore was instrumental in developing and training a leadership course within the 18th Judicial District. Ms. Moore earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University.
Joe Morales - Mr. Morales, a career law enforcement professional, was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Parole by Governor Hickenlooper in 2013 to serve a three-year term on the Board of Parole. On September 17, 2015, Mr. Morales was then appointed to serve as the Chairperson for the Board of Parole. Mr. Morales served in the Summit County Sheriff's Office for 24 years, and 12 years as the three-term elected Sheriff of Summit County. In 2003, at the end of his third term as sheriff, he was appointed by Governor Bill Owens to serve as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety and as his Homeland Security Advisor (HAS). Mr. Morales was then recruited by DoS to serve in Afghanistan for the next three years as an Executive Mentor in Kabul at the Ministry of Interior for Security. Mr. Morales was also a mentor in the Regional Command West in western Afghanistan. The next two and one-half years in Amman Jordan as a Tactical Operations Team Advisor assisting to develop National Security Forces in the region, which was a joint DoD/DoS project. Mr. Morales was elected in 1999 as president of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, was appointed in 1999 to the Colorado POST Board by Governor Owens, and served with AG Ken Salazar and AG John Suthers on the POST Board from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Morales graduated from the FBI LEED Academy, Kennedy School of Government, numerous law enforcement and leadership training programs, and has over 28 years of law enforcement service. Mr. Morales serves as a former law enforcement officer on the Board.
Michelle Geng - Ms. Geng was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Parole by Governor Polis in 2019. She has a background in child protective services and spent the last decade working within the criminal justice system, first as a probation officer and then at the Department of Public Safety working on policy issues related to the management of adults convicted of sexual offenses. Ms. Geng recently won an Innovation in Criminal Justice Award and the 2019 Productivity Award related to her policy work. Ms. Geng also offers experience in process and outcome program evaluation as well as developing evaluation designs and strategies. Ms. Geng earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and her Master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ms. Geng serves as a citizen representative on the Colorado State Board of Parole.
Darlene Alcala - Ms. Alcala was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Parole by Governor Polis in 2019 to serve a three-year term on the Board of Parole. Ms. Alcala was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. She has 32 years of Law Enforcement and Corrections background, for the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, she is a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Police and Command. As a Jail Administrator, she has experience in Policy, Management, Leadership, Addiction Treatment, and Offender Re-Entry programs. Ms. Alcala serves as a citizen representative on the Colorado State Board of Parole.
Stephen Holmes - Mr. Holmes was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Parole by Governor Polis in 2022. He began his law enforcement and corrections career after graduating from the law enforcement academy in 1995. After working for a small town and as a reserve deputy in rural Colorado he started his career with the CDOC (Colorado Department of Corrections). Mr. Holmes has been involved with multiple positions within CDOC as a correctional officer, parole officer, COPD (Code of Penal Discipline) administrative hearings officer, interstate compact unit, field training officer, basic and advanced training instructor, use of force programs training coordinator, and parole supervisor. Mr. Holmes has also been involved with many committees and panels during his career, including the SWPOST (Southwest Peace Officers Standards and Training) committee, community corrections, criminal justice panel, south area commanders meeting, security technology committee, alternative sentencing programs network, GRAACE (Gender, Race, Ability, Awareness, Culture, Equity)Alliance, and the GRAACE training subcommittee.
Greg Saiz - Mr. Saiz was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Parole by Governor Polis in 2022. Greg previously worked for the Colorado Department of Corrections, during which time he held several positions, Community Parole Officer, Parole Team Leader, Specialized Trainer, and Training Coordinator. In addition to the positions held, Greg also served as a use-of-force instructor, a field training officer, a certified facilitator of numerous cognitive-behavioral programs for clients, trained staff on the proper use of supervision practice models, and co-developed a gender-responsive parole caseload. Greg later served as a United States Probation Officer, during which time he provided supervision and support services to juvenile and adult Federal Court clients residing on the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribal lands in southwest Colorado. Additionally, Greg has worked as an Implementation Specialist with the Evidence-Based Practices Implementation for Capacity (EPIC) office within the Division of Criminal Justice. As an Implementation Specialist Greg assisted agencies serving justice-involved clients to implement evidence-based and evidence-informed practices. He is also trained in LEAN approaches to continuous process improvement and has led numerous process improvement efforts. Greg has worked extensively on improving outcomes in the criminal justice system and will continue to promote the use of evidence-based programs and data-driven decision models to promote systemic equity and enhance public safety.
Dr. LaKisha Sharp, Ph.D. – Dr. Sharp was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Parole by Governor Polis in 2023. She holds an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited Master’s and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from Fielding Graduate University; in addition to, a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Dr. Sharp also completed an APA accredited residency/predoctoral internship at the District of Columbia Superior Court – Child Guidance Clinic, where she received advanced clinical training in forensic interventions such as juvenile competency attainment/restoration, juvenile sex offender treatment; in addition to, providing effective expert witness testimony. Her previous professional experience in criminal justice includes over a decade of experience as a Probation Officer with the Mental Health Court and Sex Offender units at Cuyahoga County Adult Probation Department. Clinically, Dr. Sharp has professional experience as a Clinical Psychologist at Atascadero State Hospital, and as a psychometrist at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court – Diagnostic Clinic. Dr. Sharp is certified to administer the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS) to assess adult offenders criminogenic risk and needs, the Sexual Trafficking Assessment Review (STAR) to identify youth who are victims of and/or at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and the Static-99R to evaluate adult, male offenders likelihood of sexual recidivism.