The CPC's 15 commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. They represent the diversity of Seattle and include people from communities of color, ethnic and faith communities, immigrant communities, the urban Indian community, the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community, civil rights advocates, the business community, individuals familiar with the challenges faced by homeless people and those with mental illness or substance abuse issues, and youth. One member represents the Seattle Police Officers Guild and one represents the Seattle Police Management Association. CPC members live or work in all five Seattle police precincts. There is one vacancy at this time.
Claudia D'Allegri is Vice President of Behavioral Health at Sea Mar Community Health Centers, where she has over 17 years of experience administering health programs. Sea Mar serves more than 153,000 clients in Washington State each year, the majority of whom are low-income. Claudia also chairs the Latino Civic Alliance, a statewide organization that focuses its efforts on civic engagement, conducting town hall meetings and working on legislation with the State Legislature.
Lisa Daugaard, Co-Chair
Lisa Daugaard is Interim Deputy Director of the King County Department of Public Defense and Policy Director at the Public Defender Association (PDA). Since 2001, under Lisa's leadership, the Racial Disparity Project at PDA has focused on racial disparity in Seattle drug arrests, and since 2005, they have worked to develop LEAD, a pre-arrest diversion alternative to traditional arrest and prosecution for low-level drug and prostitution suspects. Prior to becoming a public defender in 1996, Lisa directed the Urban Justice Center Organizing Project and was Legal Director of the Coalition for the Homeless, both in New York City, and was a fellow at the ACLU National Legal Department.
Dr. Melinda Giovengo became the Executive Director of YouthCare in November 2006. She has thirty years of experience in developing and implementing re-engagement programs for out-of-school and homeless youth. Melinda speaks locally and nationally on youth homelessness, adolescent mental health issues, and child sexual exploitation and is published on issues concerning homeless youth and the impact of learning disabilities for hard-to-serve populations. She is a board member of the National Network for Youth and the National Youth Employment Coalition, and serves as the Government Relations Chair of YouthBuild USA. Melinda holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
Enrique Gonzalez has worked for El Centro de la Raza in various roles for the past nine years. As the Juvenile Justice Policy Advocate, his focus has been on making policy changes in the juvenile justice system and working with schools to prevent suspensions and expulsions. El Centro de la Raza has been at the forefront of building better relationships with police officers and establishing trust within the community. This has been a major part of Enrique's work.
Bill Hobson has been the Executive Director of the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) since 1988. DESC provides effective and affordable solutions to homelessness for our community's most vulnerable men and women through a nationally recognized interwoven network of care, housing, and support. Bill is also an adjunct professor at Seattle University and holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Baylor University.
Jay Hollingsworth is an enrolled member of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut and a member of the SPD Native American Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Washington State Democrats Native American Caucus and chair of the John T. Williams Organizing Committee.
David Keenan practices at the global law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in complex litigation. David graduated summa cum laude from Seattle University School of Law while working full-time in his prior career in federal law enforcement. A former juvenile offender and high school dropout, David serves on boards at Northwest Justice Project, Friends of the Children, the Federal Bar Association, and Seattle University School of Law, as well as on the Washington State Bar Association's Judicial Recommendation Committee and the Washington Supreme Court's Civil Legal Needs Study Committee. He also devotes a significant amount of his practice to pro bono work relating to access to justice.
Diane Narasaki, Co-Chair
Diane Narasaki is Executive Director of Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). ACRS is nationally recognized for its culturally competent, Asian Pacific American community-based advocacy and multicultural, multilingual, and multi-generational behavioral health and human services. She was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council. She has served on the Governor-appointed Washington State Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, chairs the King County Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, and chaired the Minority Executive Directors Coalition and its Racial Profiling and Police Accountability Task Force. Diane has a Master's degree in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University.
Marcel Purnell is the Program Coordinator for Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR). The program was developed in 2001 as a partnership between The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Seattle Young People's Project. YUIR is a youth-centered multi-generational vehicle for young people to engage in ongoing anti-racist and anti-oppression education and to take action in their schools and community to bring forth social change.
Acting Captain Ron Rasmussen joined the Seattle Police Department in 1985. He is currently assigned to the Compliance Bureau with responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the IAPro system (the new enterprise employee performance mentoring, complaint investigations, and use of force reporting system). He also manages the project to build a new Business Intelligence System for the Department. Ron is Vice President of the Seattle Police Management Association and fills the seat on the Commission reserved for that organization.
Jennifer Shaw is Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. She is responsible for leading policy advocacy work and coordinating multi-disciplinary, high impact campaigns for civil liberties that involve legal, legislative, public education and mobilizing programs. She has served on the King County Sheriff's Blue Ribbon Panel and the Seattle Mayor's Police Accountability Review Panel. Jennifer is a member of the Seattle University Law Alumnae Board and mentors law students and new attorneys.
Officer Kevin Stuckey has been with the Seattle Police Department for 20 years. He greatly enjoyed his years as a school emphasis officer (SEO). SEOs focus on education and mentoring to help at-risk youth stay in school. Kevin has maintained relationships with many students even after their graduation and is very proud of their success as young adults. Kevin is currently assigned to the East Precinct community police team. He is the Seattle Police Officers Guild board member and fills the seat on the Commission reserved for that organization.
Rev. Harriett Walden has been a vocal advocate for better police-community relations in Seattle since she co-founded Mothers for Police Accountability in 1990. She has been appointed to and served on numerous task forces and commissions that involve efforts to improve and heal community-police relations and to achieve greater transparency and accountability in the criminal justice system.
Rev. Aaron Williams is the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church and Vice-President of the United Black Clergy. His greatest wish as a religious leader is that we strive to create a "beloved community." He believes we must all work towards that end, and he's eager to work with the Mayor and other community leaders to make it a reality. Aaron served on the Police Chief Search Committee for the City of Seattle in 2009. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, and a Master of Theology with an emphasis in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas.