Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday appointed or reappointed five commissioners, including three from Los Angeles, to the Board of Parole Hearings.
Maria R. Gutierrez has served on the board since 2019 and Excel Sharrieff since 2018, while Ali Zarrinnam was formerly an associate chief deputy commissioner, a post he had held since 2016.
Gutierrez, 58, served as assistant sheriff in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department from 2018 to 2019, where she was chief of the Court Services Division. She served in several other positions at the department beginning in 1991, including commander and captain of the Century Regional Detention Facility, lieutenant, sergeant and detective.
Sharrieff, an attorney, was deputy commissioner and administrative law judge for the Board of Parole Hearings from 2017 to 2018. He was the lead hearing officer for Amtrak in 2017 and served as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Court from 2016 to 2017.
Ali Zarrinnam, a 46-year-old attorney, previously served as a commissioner at the Board of Parole Hearings from 2012 to 2016 and was deputy commissioner there from 2009 to 2012.
The positions require Senate confirmation, and the annual compensation is $166,306.