Meet Our Staff

Leadership

Andrew Myerberg, Director

Andrew Myerberg was sworn in by Mayor Tim Burgess November 21, 2017 to serve as the first OPA Director under the new police accountability legislation adopted in May 2017. Andrew leads the work of OPA by overseeing the intake, classification, and investigation of complaints, certifying investigative findings, suggesting modifications to Seattle Police Department policies, and making recommendations on discipline to the Chief of Police.

Andrew came to OPA from the Seattle City Attorney's Office, where he was the lead attorney for the City in the Consent Decree over the Seattle Police Department and provided legal advice to City departments on criminal justice and law enforcement issues. Andrew also previously served as legal counsel to the Seattle Community Police Commission.

Andrew has a Juris Doctorate from American University's Washington College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College.

Anne Bettesworth, Assistant Director of Public Affairs

Anne oversees OPA's work in the areas of policy, community engagement, communication, and operations. She serves as both an individual contributor and staff supervisor in these areas.

Anne came to OPA from the Seattle Community Police Commission, where she provided strategic policy advise to help the Commission fulfill its responsibilities under the Consent Decree. Her previous professional experience also includes working for the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the American Psychological Association's Science Government Relations Office, and the Office of Congressman Jim McDermott. 

Anne has a Master's in Public Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Washington.

Mark Grba, Assistant Director of Investigations & Video Analysis

Mark works closely with OPA investigators to ensure that investigations of complaints are thorough, timely, and objective. He also advises and assists the Director in writing recommended findings. 

Mark came to OPA with an extensive background in investigations. He served as First Deputy Chief Administrator for Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability, Chief Investigator for Chicago Public Schools' Office of Inspector General, Forensic Audit Investigator for Chicago's Office of the Inspector General, Senior Investigator for the United States Department of Labor, and Director of Compliance for the Cook County Assessor's Office.

Mark has a Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of South Florida.

Gráinne Perkins, Assistant Director of Investigations, Research & Training

Gráinne oversees the strategic and administrational management of investigations conducted by a team of sworn and non-sworn investigators. She is responsible for conducting sensitive and complex investigations relating to complaints involving senior ranking Seattle Police Department personnel and develops the continuous professional training for investigative personnel. Her work ensures standards and ongoing professional development across the OPA team.

Gráinne spent 15 years as an operational police officer and detective investigating serious offenses including homicide and organized crime. Her professional experience ranges from community policing in Ireland to international work with Interpol. Her ethnographic doctoral research involved over 900 hours examining the risk and danger encountered by members of the South African Police Service in their daily routines. Gráinne is an adjunct professor at Seattle University.

Dr. Gráinne Perkins holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Cape Town, a Masters in Public Administration from Ulster University, a Masters of Criminology from Queen's University Belfast, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from University College Dublin, Ireland.

Civilian Staff

Kristina Adams, Project Coordinator
John Barry, Investigations Advisor
Lauren Caputo, Data and Policy Analyst
Troy Chen, Administrative Specialist II
Nick DeMuro, Administrative Specialist II
Enrique Gonzalez, Community Engagement Specialist
Dane Rohrer, Investigator
Puao Savusa, Administrative Specialist II
Geneva Taylor, Community Engagement Specialist
Jennifer Tippins, Community Engagement Specialist
Chelsea Whittler, Investigator
Katie Wieliczkiewicz
, Operations Manager

Sworn Staff

OPA has nine SPD sergeants on staff who conduct administrative misconduct investigations. They generally serve at OPA for a few years before rotating to a different SPD assignment.