Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his nomination of Doris M. De Los Santos of Providence for the Rhode Island Parole Board filling the seat vacated by Anne M. Nolan.
"Doris has been a committed leader in women's issues, community development and political and civic participation. She will bring to the Parole Board valuable insight, perspective, and expertise," Governor Chafee said. "I thank Anne for her service to the State of Rhode Island and being a valuable member of this Board."
The Rhode Island Parole Board is committed to promoting public safety. The Board is authorized by statute (R.I.G.L. § 13-8-1 et seq.) to consider the early release of incarcerated offenders who have been sentenced to be imprisoned for a period of more than six months and who have served not less than one-third of the term for which they have been sentenced. Using structured decision-making, the Parole Board has broad discretion to determine when and if an offender will be released from imprisonment. Annually, the Board promulgates guidelines and a policy statement, which they conscientiously apply to assist in their release decisions.
De Los Santos is currently Director of the Development and Partnerships Office for Providence Public Schools and previously served as Director of the Office of Municipal and External Affairs in the Governor's Office. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, magna cum laude, from Pedro Henriquez Ureña University in the Dominican Republic and an associate degree in general studies from the Community College of Rhode Island. Her community involvement includes developing and leading the Latina Leadership Institute, five years of service on the YWCA Greater RI Executive Board of Directors and Vice President of the Community Action Partnership of Providence Board of Directors.