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Mavis Nimoh 

Secretary, Board of Pardons

Since June 2015 to present Ms. Nimoh has been managing and evaluating the clemency process for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the direction of Lieutenant Governor, the Honorable Mike Stack.

Ms. Nimoh is an award winning executive level management and leadership professional with extensive experience in program development and implementation in the non-profit and government sectors.

Ms. Nimoh previously managed access, quality care and outcomes for uninsured and underinsured individuals with substance abuse disorders. Her areas of focus are Women, Youth, Veterans, African Americans, Latinos, and incarcerated and re-entering individuals providing access to treatment services. 

Ms. Nimoh has sat on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Capital Region as well as the Capital Area Behavioral Health Collaborative. She is an advocate for many causes including Children and Youth, Civil Rights and Social Action, Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation and Social Services.

Mavis’s past career experience includes: systems re-design, ex-offender reentry, budgeting, contract procurement and monitoring, program evaluation, non-profit human resource management, evidence based prevention program implementation, training and curriculum development, community engagement and advocacy.

Previous positions held include:

  • 2008 - 2015 Administrative/Executive Director for Dauphin County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services
  • 2004 - 2008 State and Regional Director of Victim Services


  • Duquesne University – 2006 Leadership Studies
  • Penn State University – 2002-2004 (MPA), Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • University of Rhode Island – 1998-2002 (B.A.), Political Science

Additionally Ms. Nimoh was a Robert E. McNair Fellow at the University of New Hampshire.