Board Members

 

Chairman: Clark A. Harms:

Clark A. Harms was born and raised in Utah. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Utah in 1986, and his Juris Doctorate from 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. At the District Attorney's Office, Clark initially prosecuted asset forfeiture, drug, and public employee cases. In 1998, he began working with the Special Investigations Unit and Wasatch Range HIDTA Task Force, investigating and prosecuting organized crime, gang crime, and drug trafficking organizations. Clark was cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in 1998, a capacity in which he served until his appointment to the Board. Following several years with the Wasatch Range Task Force, Clark eventually was made Unit Chief in Special Investigations. He later served as Unit Chief of the Gang Prosecution Unit and the General Felony Unit of the District Attorney's Office. 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.

Clark was nominated to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. in May 2006. Clark was appointed Chairman by Governor Gary L. Herbert on August 1, 2010, after serving as Vice-Chairman from May 2007 to August 2010. 

Vice Chair: Angela F. Micklos

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, as well as supervisor of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, and most recently the Special Victim Unit. Angela was appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert on October 1, 2009, and was named Vice Chair in August 2010.

Board Member: Jesse Gallegos

Jesse Gallegos has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah. Jesse began his career with the state at the State Auditor's Office, and then with the Department of Administrative Services/Finance. He then moved into to the legal arena with several law clerkships and teaching fellowships. Jesse returned to state service with the Department of Corrections where he served in various capacities, including Project Coordinator, Legislative Liason, Community Relations Director, and Deputy Executive Director.

Jesse was appointed to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole by Governor Leavitt on July 14, 2003.

Board Member: Robert S. Yeates

Robert S. Yeates has 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 previously 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. Immediately prior to his appointment to the Board of Pardons and Parole by Governor John M. Huntsman, Jr., Bob served as Executive Director of the Utah State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. He began serving on the Board on March 1, 2009.

Board Member: Chyleen A. Arbon

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.

Pro Tem Board Member: S. Camille Anthony

S. Camille Anthony was appointed as a Pro Tempore Member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole by Governor Gary R. Herbert in February, 2012. In addition to her service on the Board, she is the Associate Director for the Office of Special Projects for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. She also serves as the evaluator for the Executive Leaders Program and the Fusion Center Leaders Program at CHDS. Camille has worked for the University of Utah in several capacities. She served as the Executive Director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center (UCJC), Principle Investigator for Global Justice Project Iraq, Hazard Mitigation Plan Coordinator and Associate Instructor for the Master of Social Work, Master of Public Administration and Political Science programs. Camille’s professional assignments have also included: Coordinator for the Criminal Justice Advisory Council for Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon; Executive Director of the Utah Department of Administrative Services; and, Executive Director of the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Camille received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah College of Law and her Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from NPS, CHDS.

Pro Tem Board Member: Angie Welling

Angie Welling Angie Welling has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Weber State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Utah. After many years as a reporter in Utah, Angie served as public information officer for the Utah Department of Corrections and later as Director of Communications for Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert. She now works for a communications firm in Salt Lake City. Angie was appointed as a pro tempore member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole in February 2012.

Pro Tem Board Member: Earl Xaiz

Earl was appointed as a pro tempore member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole in June, 2012.