Commissioner: Michael Ruff
Michael Ruff was appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Brown on January 20, 2017. Ruff was a Retired Annuitant Special Agent on the Special Projects Team at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2013 to 2016, where he was also a Special Agent In-Charge at the Office of Correctional Safety from 2007 to 2013 and Senior Special Agent from 2003 to 2007. Ruff was a Captain at the Deuel Vocational Institute from 2001 to 2003 and a Lieutenant there from 1998 to 2001. Ruff was a Sergeant at San Quentin State Prison from 1994 to 1998, where he was a Correctional Officer from 1986 to 1994.
Commissioner Ruff was reappointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Newsom on May 25, 2023.