Board of Parole Hearings
Executive Officer

Jennifer Shaffer, Executive Officer

The Executive Officer is the administrative head of the BPH, and is responsible for managing the daily operations and implementing policies.

Jennifer Shaffer

Jennifer Shaffer was appointed executive officer for the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Jerry Brown on June 10, 2011. She most recently served as the Board's Chief of Hearing Operations for the Northern Region. Previously, she served in the Bureau of Independent Review with the Office of the Inspector General, as special assistant inspector general from 2006 to 2008 and then as senior assistant inspector general from 2008 to January 2011. Ms. Shaffer served with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as assistant director in the Office of Victim and Survivor Services from 2004 to 2005 and then as assistant secretary in the Office of Victim and Survivor Services from 2005 to 2006. Ms. Shaffer served as counsel and analyst for California Performance Review in 2004, as staff counsel and deputy executive officer for the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board from 1997 to 2004, and counsel to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety in 1996. This position requires Senate confirmation.

Executive Officer Appointees

Name Date of Service
Jennifer Shaffer June 2011 – Present
Martin Hoshino January 2008 - May 2011
John Monday August 2006 - December 2007
Dennis Kenneally August 2005 - April 2006