Fé Lopez was appointed Executive Director by Mayor Murray and confirmed by the CPC and the Seattle City Council in early 2014. Prior to working for the CPC, Fé was the director of alumni relations and annual fund at Seattle University School of Law. She is a past president of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) where she and other minority bar and community leaders advocated for greater police accountability. Fé currently serves as a board member of OneAmerica and co-administrator of the Schroeter Goldmark Bender/LBAW Free Legal Clinic at El Centro de la Raza. She earned her J.D. at Seattle University School of Law.
Anne Bettesworth provides complex policy research, advice, and strategy to help the Commission fulfill its duties. Anne came to the CPC from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, where she worked on an initiative called Justice Reinvestment, the aim of which was to avert state prison population growth and reinvest savings in strategies that would reduce recidivism and increase public safety. Prior to that, Anne lived in Washington, DC, where she worked for a member of Congress and in the Government Affairs Office at the American Psychological Association. She has a Master in Public Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, where she studied political science and Spanish.
Administrative Staff Assistant
Tracy Whitlatch is responsible for office management and administrative support. Prior to joining the CPC, Tracy worked 11 years for SPD beginning with 9-1-1 dispatch, and later supporting command staff, the Investigative Bureau and in SPD's public disclosure unit. In 2009 Tracy received the SPD Innovation Award which is "presented to a person or team that developed a creative solution or new program that embodied the characteristics of courage, risk-taking and/or perseverance, to address a long-standing problem." She also received the SPD Impact Award with the Narcotics Section, ProAct Teams. "This award is given to a team or unit that through their collaborative and innovative working style has made a significant impact on a crime or crime-related problem."
Betsy Graef served as interim Director of the CPC from July 2013 through January 2014. She is currently managing the CPC's work to reform SPD's accountability system and providing technical back-up in a variety of other areas. As a legislative aide at the Seattle City Council, Betsy built expertise in local government public policy research, analysis and development, with a focus on public safety, criminal justice and education issues. Her prior career was as a project manager in the healthcare field. She has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Colorado.