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Tom Roy, Commissioner


Roy has spent his entire career on the front lines of corrections. In his first job as a probation officer for Arrowhead Regional Corrections in Northeast Minnesota, Roy learned to work with individual offenders who were trying to turn their lives around.

In 1984, he was promoted to the position of chief probation officer for Arrowhead Regional Corrections, where he was tasked with coordinating all adult and juvenile probation and parole programs. His duties also included managing budgets totaling in the millions, negotiating and approving professional service contracts, reviewing probation practices to maintain efficiency, and accountability and reporting to the agency's board of directors.

Roy's work earned him a promotion to the position of executive director of Arrowhead Regional Corrections in 2002. His new duties included administering the agency's $20 million budget and managing a staff of 221 employees providing corrections services in a five county area in Northeast Minnesota.

Bruce Reiser, Deputy Commissioner

Bruce Reiser

Reiser has been deputy commissioner of the facilities division since June of 2017. Prior to becoming deputy commissioner, he was assistant commissioner of the facilities division.

Reiser began his corrections career in 1982 as a corrections officer.

He held various supervisory positions before being named project manager of the MCF-Faribault expansion project. In 2009, Reiser become associate warden of operations and then warden at MCF-Rush City. In 2011, he was named warden of MCF-Faribault. Reiser began his role as assistant commissioner in 2015.

"I'm honored to serve the state of Minnesota and our hardworking and dedicated corrections staff."

Ron Solheid, Deputy Commissioner


Solheid began his career in corrections as a detention deputy with Hennepin County in 1984. He came to the DOC in 1988 as a detention facilities inspector and was promoted to senior inspector in 1995. In 1997, he became a Sentencing to Service regional supervisor.

From 1998 to 2006, he was a program manager for the work release and Institution/Community Work Crew (ICWC) Affordable Homes Program. In this role, he oversaw the construction of over 300 new affordable homes, construction of 30 units of supportive housing and the repair and remodeling of over 200 existing substandard homes statewide. Inmates participating in the program learned construction skills as they transitioned from prison back into the community.

Since 2006, his responsibilities increased to include central region probation and supervised release, and in 2011 he was promoted to the director of community support and administrative services, overseeing work release and ICWC programs, the grants and subsidies unit and the inspection and enforcement unit.

Collin Gau, Assistant Commissioner

Collin Gau Official 2017-website

Gau became assistant commissioner of the facilities division in June of 2017.

Gau succeeds Bruce Reiser, who became deputy commissioner.

Prior to becoming assistant commissioner, Gau was warden of MCF-St. Cloud. During his career, Gau has served as records/release unit manager, planning unit director, cell hall director, assistant director of RESHAPE (the facility’s chemical dependency treatment program), case manager, associate warden of administration and associate warden of operations.

Gau holds a BA Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from St. Cloud State University.

Lisa Wojcik, Assistant Commissioner

Lisa Wojcik Headshot 2017-web

Wojcik has been the Assistant Commissioner of Operations Support since 2005.

Wojcik has worked for the department since 1988 beginning her career in an accounting position and working her way up the ranks to her current position. She has worked at three correctional facilities and central office holding various accounting positions and others such as associate warden of administration and agency chief financial officer.

Wojcik has a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Through her management the agency has developed and delivered a continuum of leadership programs for varying levels of staff. In 2008, she was published in "Corrections Today" magazine, an article titled: "Developing Leaders for the Challenges Ahead." Lisa has devoted a great deal of her career developing and mentoring staff.

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