The CPC consists of fifteen (15) members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by 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 those with mental illness or substance abuse issues, and youth. One member is from the Seattle Police Officers Guild and one is from the Seattle Police Management Association. CPC members live or work in all five Seattle police precincts
Meet the Commissioners
Claudia D'Allegri is Vice President of Behavioral Health at Sea Mar Community Health Centers, where she has had 17 years of experience administering health programs. Sea Mar is an organization that serves more than 153,000 clients in Washington State each year, the majority of whom are low-income. She 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. 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, she 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. She holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and is published on issues surrounding homeless youth and the impact of learning disabilities in hard-to-serve populations. Dr. Giovengo speaks locally and nationally on youth homelessness, adolescent mental health issues, and child sexual exploitation. She is a board member of the National Network for Youth, and the National Youth Employment Coalition. She also serves as the Government Relations Chair of YouthBuild USA.
Enrique Gonzalez has worked for El Centro de la Raza in various roles for 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 officers and establishing trust within the community of which Enrique's work is a major part.
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 and master's degrees from Baylor University.
Jay Hollingsworth is an enrolled member of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. Jay is also a member of the Native American Advisory Committee with the Seattle Police Department. He is a member of Native American Caucus Washington State Democrats, 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. David 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 & 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 & 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 & Police Accountability Task Force. Diane has a Master's degree in Seattle University's Not-for-Profit Leadership program.
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 began his police career in 1983 with the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office. He moved to the Seattle Police Department in 1985 and has worked in a wide variety of assignments over his nearly 30 years of experience with the Department. He is currently assigned as an Acting Captain working in the Compliance Bureau with the responsibility of 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 currently the 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 (ACLU) of Washington. She is responsible for leading policy advocacy work and for coordinating multi-disciplinary, high impact campaigns for civil liberties that involve legal, legislative, public education and mobilizing programs. Jennifer has served on the King County Sheriff's Blue Ribbon Panel and the Seattle Mayor's Police Accountability Review Panel. She is a member of the Seattle University Law Alumnae Board and mentors law students and new attorneys.
Officer Kevin Stuckey began his career in law enforcement in 1994. Currently, he is a School Emphasis Officer (SEO) at Aki Kurose Middle School. SEOs focus on violence prevention and intervention in collaboration with Seattle Public Schools. In addition, they focus on gang resistance and violence prevention education and training, truancy and suspension reduction. School Emphasis Officers are part of the city Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) and supports the mission of supporting youth and families.
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 has 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 concern 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 willing to work with the Mayor and other community leaders to make it a reality. Rev. Williams 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.