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Board Member Profiles

Board Members are appointed by the Governor to serve a five-year term to the Massachusetts Parole Board. There are currently four members with unique backgrounds, education, and experience.

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Tina M. Hurley

Tina M. Hurley is the Chair of the Massachusetts Parole Board as well as the Commissioner of the Interstate Compact for Massachusetts. She was confirmed to her second term with the Board in November, 2022. She has over 37 years of experience in the fields of parole and juvenile rehabilitation, including service as a parole officer, supervisor, manager, hearings examiner, and Parole Board member. She received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and her Masters in Public Affairs from the John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Charlene Bonner

Dr. Charlene Bonner has served as a member of the Parole Board since 2011, and was confirmed to her third term in June, 2019. She is a certified Designated Forensic Psychologist (DFP), who also has expertise in substance use disorders. In the past, she has served as the Clinical and Administrative Director of Bournewood Hospital’s Ambulatory Services, a Juvenile and Adult Court Clinician, and a Lecturer at Saint Anselm College, where she taught a variety of courses in Psychology. She has over thirty years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. She was certified as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADCI) in 2003. She is also the president of a non-profit 501 (c) 3 foundation. Dr. Bonner has a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Anselm College, a Master of Education from Bridgewater State University, and a Doctoral Degree from William James College. 

Tonomey Coleman, Esq.

Tonomey Coleman was confirmed to serve a third term as a member of the Parole Board in November, 2022He is an attorney with 21 years of prior legal experience, which includes his two years of service as a law clerk and his 19 years of practice in civil and criminal law. Board Member Coleman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College and a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School.

James M. Kelcourse

James M. Kelcourse was appointed as a member of the Parole Board in June, 2022. He is an attorney with a background in criminal defense and civil litigation. He has also served four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He received a B.S./B.A. in Management, and a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University. He also has a Juris Doctorate degree from the Massachusetts School of Law. 

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