Commissioners, Staff & Hearing Officers
Steven A. Jewell
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Steven A. Jewell is the employee elected member of the Civil Service Commission. Mr. Jewell currently works for the City as a Labor Negotiator. Mr. Jewell has spent 26 years in Labor Relations and served 22 years as an International Representative for a large construction Union working across the United States . During his career with the Union he has negotiated hundreds of Labor Agreements and holds an outstanding success record in Arbitrations. Mr. Jewell has founded several State wide Industrial councils in the Midwest . He has taught Collective Bargaining for Ohio State University , and served as a safety instructor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the Federal Government. He currently is a certified trainer for the Department of Homeland Security. He has served for 10 plus years on Boards of Directors for several Labor/Management consortiums. He has also owned several businesses of his own. He has a degree in Labor Law and loves to hunt, fish, play golf, and restore old cars.
Eric C. de los Santos
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Eric C. de los Santos has been an attorney for over 18 years and is Assistant General Counsel and Director of Employment Law for TrueBlue, Inc., a national leader in the blue collar staffing industry. Mr. de los Santos leads a team of attorneys and legal professionals that advises the company on a wide array of labor and employment issues, throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. He is active in various bar associations and is Immediate Past President of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington. He also formerly served on the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors. In October 2015, the Puget Sound Business Journal and the Association of Corporate Counsel presented Mr. de los Santos with the Matthew J. Whitehead II Diversity Award. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University Of Washington School Of Law.
Angelique M. Davis
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Since 2005, Angelique Davis has been a full-time professor in Seattle University's Political Science Department. She also directs the Pre-law Program at the university and is an affiliated faculty member in the Global African Studies Program. Before entering academia, she practiced labor and employment law for a number of years as an associate with a private law firm and then as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Seattle's Employment Section. Davis earned a bachelor's degree in Law and Diversity from Western Washington University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law. Commissioner Davis was reappointed by City Council to serve a second term.
Jennifer A. Greenlee
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Jennifer Greenlee has a distinguished career in public service at both the State of Washington and the City of Seattle. Her experience in public administration includes investigations, training development and delivery, legal proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, policy/legislative analysis, and employee and program management. Ms. Greenlee holds Human Resources Certifications from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, the Human Resources Certification Institute, and the Society for Human Resources Management. She is a certified mediator volunteering with the King County Inter-Local Conflict Resolution Group and the Seattle Federal Executive Board. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Seattle University before obtaining a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law and is a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association.
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Teresa was promoted in December 2003 to the position of Administrative Staff Assistant. Teresa has been with the City of Seattle since 2001. Prior to her promotion she worked for the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission. Teresa was born and raised in Seattle. She has a son who recenlty graduated from Eastern Washington University. Teresa is a competitive Power Lifter and has been competing since 2002 and currently holds World, National and Washington State Records in the Dead Lift and Bench Press. In November 2013, she was inducted in her lifting federations Hall of Fame.
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Christopher Mathews is a licensed Attorney specializing in Dispute Resolution. Mr. Mathews brings over 20 years of experience to the City of Seattle as a Professional Hearing Examiner; and, during the past 12 years has expanded his Dispute Resolution practice to include Professional Arbitration and Mediation services. Mr. Mathews earned undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Sociology and a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Washington before earning a Juris Doctorate from BerkeleyLaw at the University of California (Boalt Hall).
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Barbara Harris is an under graduate of Seattle University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Puget Sound, now the Seattle University School of Law. She has been licensed to practice law in Washington for twenty years and is also a member of the Oregon Bar. Her legal experience includes eight years as a staff attorney with the public defense agency of Associated Counsel for the Accused; serving as a judge pro tem over a nine year period for King County Superior Court, which included an appointment as a Temporary Term Limited Commissioner; and three years as the Senior Managing Attorney for the Housing Justice Project of the King County Bar Association. Barbara is currently a full time Administrative Law Judge for the State of Washington, Office of Administrative Hearings.
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Donna Lurie was hired in May of 2013 as a Hearing Officer for the Civil Service Commission. She is in private practice with Lurie Workplace Solutions as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, and organizational development consultant. Ms. Lurie spent 29 years in Labor-Management relations as a negotiator, arbitration advocate, grievance representative, co-chair of numerous labor-management committees, creator of job classification systems, and in-house mediator and facilitator for several education associations and school districts in the Puget Sound area. She has a degree in Labor Relations from Pennsylvania State University and a Law degree from the University of Wisconsin. Ms. Lurie is active in the State Bar and King County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Sections.