Lonzo Henderson was appointed to a five-year term on the
Board of Parole by Governor Palin in December 2008. He was
appointed Chair of the Board by Governor Parnell in February
Mr. Henderson served 21 years with the Alaska Department of
Corrections in increasingly responsible positions as a
corrections or probation officer and administrator, before
retiring in 2001 as assistant director of the Division of
Community Corrections. Since 2003, he has been a case manager
with the Community Residential Center offender supervision
program, a private contractor of halfway houses for the
department. In 1989, Mr. Henderson won a governor's Distinguished
Public Service Award.
He is a member of the Anchorage East Rotary Club and is a
Paul Harris Fellow. He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology
from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1981, and a master's
degree in adult and continuing education from Alaska Pacific
University in 1989. He is a resident of Anchorage.
Sarah Possenti was appointed to a five-year term on the
Board of Parole by Governor Parnell in March 2011.
She has served in numerous capacities for the Alaska
Department of Corrections, most recently as an Institutional
Probation Officer at Fairbanks Correctional Center, and prior to
that, as a Field Probation Officer. She formerly served as
program coordinator for the Fairbanks North Star Youth Court.
Mrs. Possenti holds Bachelor's degrees in Criminal Justice
and Social Work from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is
appointed to a seat on the board reserved for a resident of the
4th Judicial District.
She is a resident of Fairbanks.
Ole Larson was appointed to a five-year term on the Board
of Parole by Governor Parnell in March 2010. Mr. Larson has a
Bachelors of Science (Biology) degree from the University of
Nebraska at Omaha. He also holds a Secondary Certification in
Education from the University of Alaska at Anchorage.
Mr. Larson retired from the Alaska Department of
Corrections, serving from 1976 to 2005 with more than 29 years of
Service. During his tenured within the Department of Corrections
he served as a Youth Counselor, Correctional Officer, Sergeant,
Assistant Superintendent and retired as the Superintendent of
Mat-Su Pretrial Facility. He served in various Correctional
Facilities including McLaughlin Youth Center, Palmer Correctional
Center, State Correctional Center-Annex, Mat-Su Pretrial
Facility, Cook-Inlet Pretrial Facility, Hiland Mountain-Meadow
Creek Correctional Center and Fairbanks Correctional Center.
He is a resident of Wasilla.
Mr. Meyer retired from the State of Alaska, Department of
Corrections in 2014, after a 21 year career. His tenure with the
Department included 11 years with the Division of Institutions as
a Correctional Officer, Prisoner Transportation Officer,
Correctional Sergeant, and one year as a Training Officer II with
the Department Academy. In 2004, he began the remaining ten years
of his career as a field Probation/Parole Officer in the Kenai
Field Probation Office. From 1994 to 2008, he was an operator for
the Alaska State Troopers Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).
He is an active member of his community and has served on
numerous boards and advisory committees. He resides in Kenai.
Jason Wilson was recently appointed by Governor Walker to
the Parole Board to complete the remaining term following a
vacancy on the board. Jason is only the second Alaska Native to
be appointed to the Parole Board. Jason first joined Central
Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central
Council) in 2002 as a youth advocate where he provided case
management to youth referred to the Tribe by the State of
Alaska’s Division of Juvenile Justice and Office of
Children’s Services. He later served as family caseworker
and supervisor for the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) program,
as well as criminal justice specialist for the Tribe’s
Children’s Justice Act Initiative. In 2009, he was promoted
to Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program coordinator and
then manager of the Public Safety department in 2011. As manager
of the Public Safety department, he oversees the Second Chance
Prisoner Re-entry and VPSO programs.
Prior to working for the Tribe, Jason also worked eight
years as a youth counselor for Johnson Youth Services where he
developed individual treatment plans and facilitated youth
groups. In the Juneau community, Jason has served as the head
swim coach for Thunder Mountain High School (TMHS) for the past
six years as well as the assistant coach for the TMHS softball
Jason was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska.