The CPC consists of fifteen (15) members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Members of the CPC were 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 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 Deputy Director and supervises the Racial Disparity Project at the Defender Association. The Racial Disparity Project works to reduce racial bias in the criminal justice system. Since 2001, under Lisa’s leadership, the project has focused on racial disparity in Seattle drug arrests, and since 2005, they have worked to develop a pre-arrest diversion alternative to traditional arrest and prosecution for low-level drug 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.
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. He is currently serving as a Board Member of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF). He is 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.
Kate Joncas has been President and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association since 1994. Kate has over 30 years of experience in downtown revitalization in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors in communities around the world. Ms. Joncas is the Past Chair of the International Downtown Association. She is very active in her community serving on the Seattle Police Foundation, Seafair, Seattle Center Advisory Commission, Interagency Council to End Homelessness, two Police Chief selection panels, Seattle Art Museum Advisory Council, Plymouth Housing, Leadership Team for the Cascade Agenda and the Economic Development Commission of Seattle and King County.
Captain Joseph Kessler began his career with the Seattle Police Department in 1981. He’s worked in all patrol precincts as an officer, instructor in the Advanced Training Unit, supervisor of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy, supervisor of the Community Police Team in the West precinct, and commander of the East and Southwest precincts. In addition, Kessler has served on the Seattle Police Management Association for almost 19 years; he currently serves as Vice-President. Captain Kessler was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at Boston University and the West Point Leadership Program.
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.
Tina Podlodowski is a former Microsoft manager and Seattle City Councilmember. In 1999, as a Seattle City Councilmember, she negotiated and authored the legislation to create the original Office of Professional Accountability, "OPA," to receive and investigate complaints of misconduct by Seattle Police Department personnel. She is currently one of the co-chairs of the statewide Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility.
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.
Jennifer Shaw is Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington. She is responsible for leading the policy advocacy work and for 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. 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 currently serves as the Interim Pastor of Sojourner Truth Ministries, a community service based faith community in Seattle’s Central Area. Rev. Walden 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.