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Civil Service Commissioners, Staff & Hearing Officers


Commissioner Steven A. Jewell
Employee Elected

Term: January 2006 - December 2014

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.


2014 Chair

Commissioner Eric C. de los Santos
Mayoral Appointee

Term: March 2012 - December 2014

Eric C. de los Santos has been an attorney for over 19 years and is Assistant General Counsel and Director of Employment Law for TrueBlue, Inc., a national leader in the 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 and several countries. He is active in various bar associations and is Past President of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington. He also formerly served on the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University Of Washington School Of Law.


Commissioner Angelique M. Davis
Council Appointee

Term: January 2013 - December 2015

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.


Jennifer A. Greenlee, Executive Director

Term: February 2012 - February 2015

Jennifer has spent her career in the public sector with both the State of Washington and the City of Seattle. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director of the Civil Service Commissions, Jennifer worked as the Employee Relations Advisor for Seattle City Light Human Resources. Her previous employment included the Washington State Human Rights Commission and Seattle Office for Civil Rights with expertise in equal employment opportunity and fair housing. She is a Seattle native who grew up in the Madrona neighborhood, attended Garfield High School, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington and is a member of the Washington State Bar. Jennifer is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and has been trained as a mediator. Jennifer is the mother of two adult sons and enjoys the richness of the performing arts and cultural events available in Seattle. 


Teresa Jacobs- Administrative Staff Assistant

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 attends 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 the federation Hall of Fame.


Gary McLean - Hearing Officer

Bio coming soon.


Christopher Mathews - Hearing Officer                       

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 Berkeley Law at the University of California (Boalt Hall).


Barbara Harris - Hearing Officer

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.


Donna Lurie - Hearing Officer

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.