The Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices is comprised of 23 members who represent a diverse cross section of San Diego's citizens. Board members were appointed by the Mayor to serve terms of one year. The Mayor also appointed a high ranking civilian employee as Executive Director to the Board.
Additionally, up to 23 members may be appointed each year as prospective members. These prospective members attend Board meetings and receive training but cannot vote on cases. They are appointed to the voting Board as vacancies occur.
If you are interested in applying for Board appointment, call the Citizens' Review Board Coordinator at 619-236-6296 or email a letter stating your interest in serving and attach a current resume or biography that includes your name, address and phone number to [email protected]. Your name will be put on a list to receive information during the next recruitment period.
Brief Member Profiles
Lisa Sorce is the Director of Human Resources for a local public water agency. Ms. Sorce has extensive knowledge of human resources, employment law, corporate health and welfare programs, and compensation policy development and implementation. Previously, Ms. Sorce was the Director of Human Resources for 14 years at a national restaurant chain headquartered here in San Diego. Ms. Sorce earned a BS in Business Management from Bellevue University and is PHR certified through the Society for Human Resource Management. Appointed July 1, 2012. Appointed Chair June 30, 2015.
William H. Beck
1st Vice Chair
William Beck is currently the President of the Renaissance La Jolla Community Association Board of Directors. Mr. Beck also served as the President of the La Florentine of Renaissance Board of Directors and was an executive member of the University Community Planning Group. Before retiring, Mr. Beck was an educator in New York City. Mr. Beck also volunteered in the Ardsley (N.Y.) Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief for six years. Appointed July 1, 2011.
2nd Vice Chair
Douglas Case recently retired from San Diego State University where he worked in the Division of Student Affairs for 37 years. He is a dedicated volunteer and has served on both the College Area Community Council and the College Area Community Planning Board. Mr. Case has also held numerous board positions with the San Diego Democrats for Equality, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/San Diego, Campus Pride, and the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Appointed July 23, 2013.
Joe W. Craver is the founder of Galaxie Defense Marketing, a National Marketing company with representation in nine locations nationwide.
Mr. Craver retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force as a highly decorated combat pilot. His awards includes the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medals, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He flew 265 combat mission in Vietnam. He served in the Pentagon where he managed 37 billion dollars of procurement of aircraft, missiles, and spare parts for the Air Force.
Mr. Craver earned his MA from Stanford University and his BS from Arizona State University.
Mr. Craver’s 32 years of community involvement includes: Chairman of the San Diego Military Base Realignment and Closure of 1995; Chairman of the Work Force Partnership; Chairman of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; President of the Holiday Bowl; Chairman of San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; Chairman of the San Diego Airport Authority; CEO of the San Diego American Red Cross, President of the Point Loma Rotary Club; Chairman of the Major Blue Ribbon Review 2002; Chairman of the Public Facilities Authority for San Diego and other Boards and Commissions.
Mr. Craver’s Community Awards include: Rotary Club 33; “Mr. San Diego 2010”; San Diego Fleet Week Achievement; Rotary Boy Scouting Achievement, San Diego Boys and Girls Club Achievement Award; San Diego Business CEO of the Year Award and the Life Time Achievement Award, Junior Achievement Man of the Year.
Mr. Craver is married to Rayma-Lew and has one son who is the former President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Taura Gentry is a native San Diegan and has spent her whole life in San Diego. She is a single parent of a 9-year old daughter. Ms. Gentry is a full time Information Technology Software Programmer and Instructor at UC San Diego. She has been dedicated and involved in the San Diego community since she was a young child. She continues to volunteer her time and service in our community; at all levels. Ms. Gentry is specifically dedicated to the journeys of children in single parent families here in San Diego. Ms. Gentry believes that San Diego has come a long way in terms of the San Diego Police Department and overall community relations. Being exposed to diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, legal, religious, and lifestyle statuses in San Diego adds to her perspective. Ms. Gentry believes that the positive collaborative relationship between the CRB and the San Diego Police can serve as a model nationally and globally. Appointed Aug. 24, 2015.
Godwin H. Higa
Godwin Higa currently serves as Principal at Cherokee Point Elementary School in City Heights. As an educator, Mr. Higa served ten years as a teacher for San Diego Unified School District and also taught at Donovan Correctional Facility. He was named San Diego Unified School District Teacher of the Year in 1997. He served as a language arts consultant for the state Program Quality Review committee and participated in developing state standards for Humanities and Social Science. Mr. Higa serves the community as an active team member of the Mid-City Curfew Sweep held monthly at his school site. He is a member of the Anti-Violence Task Force - Mid-City, and a member of the Hispanic Alliance Community Association. Appointed July 1, 2011.
Brandon Hilpert is currently director of marketing for a Carmel Valley-based real estate developer. A resident of North Park since 2005, he is active within the community serving on the North Park Planning Committee as Treasurer. He is passionate about community development, sustainability and Labrador Retrievers. He earned a BA in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in Sociology from San Diego State University. Appointed Aug. 24, 2015.
Thomas J. Lincoln
Thomas J. Lincoln was appointed to the Board August 2015. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1977 and University of San Diego Law School in 1980. He began his legal career as a prosecutor for the San Diego City Attorney's Office and then went into private practice. He is now a senior partner with Lincoln, Gustafson and Cercos, LLP, and focuses his practice on business, employment, large loss and product matters. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Lincoln has taught civil litigation and ethics for the paralegal program at the University of San Diego. He has written and lectured on a variety of topics, including ethics. Mr. Lincoln is married and has three children.
Charlene McAdory is president of Strategic Business Solutions Consulting Group which specializing in helping small businesses align their goods and services with large primes by fostering technical support to help primes meet small business participation goals for women- Minority- and Disabled groups. She works with small businesses to push for inclusion in the construction, architect and engineering trades as well as the goods and services industry by encouraging them to seek certification.
Ms. McAdory is the former president (2010-2012) of San Diego Public Agency Consortium (PAC), a 13-member public agency consortium created to foster economic development for the small business community. She has also served in state government posts, as well many years in the public non-profit sector, including positions on numerous Boards of Directors. Ms. McAdory currently is a PhD candidate studying Conflict Analysis and Resolution; her subsequent academic achievements include a MA, Mini MBA, BS and a host of distinguished certificates. Appointed Aug. 24, 2015.
Larry McMinn was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1989 and was a Hospital Corpsman. After receiving his honorable discharge in 1999, he decided to make San Diego his home after the Navy, Larry went on to work at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego in the Surgical Training Laboratory, setting up and administrating courses of various surgical techniques for doctors. Larry has two teenage children, Hannah and Austyn. Appointed Aug. 24, 2015.
Pieter M. O'Leary
Mr. O'Leary is a graduate of California Western School of Law and represents plaintiffs in legal disputes throughout the state of California. While in law school, Mr. O'Leary was a judicial extern to Associate Justice James A. McIntyre of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division One, and a certified intern with the California Attorney General's Office in the Criminal Division - appeals, writs and trials section. Mr. O'Leary is a former volunteer with Volunteers In Parole (VIP Mentors) and volunteers with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego. When time permits, he enjoys hiking, swimming and cycling. Appointed Aug. 24, 2015.
Mary O'Tousa is a retired corporate executive who led a large benefits consulting practice. In addition to her current volunteer work with the Citizens' Review Board, Ms. O'Tousa manages a reading and writing program for a Juvenile Court and Community School, assists with humane education in the San Diego public school system and provides pet-assisted therapy primarily to at-risk juvenile populations. She is a graduate of the Citizen's Academy offered by the San Diego County District Attorney's office in partnership with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Ms. O'Tousa earned her MBA. at the University of Chicago and her BA. at the University of California, Irvine. Appointed Aug. 24, 2015.
Ernestine Smith is a retired nurse for San Diego Unified School District where she assisted in coordinating health services. Ms. Smith worked as a school nurse, teacher of human sexuality and substance abuse, and student counselor. She brings a wealth of knowledge about students and our communities. Appointed July 23, 2013.
Pauline Theodore was a psychologist with San Diego Unified School District for over 30 years. At schools throughout the District, she worked to determine the needs of developmentally delayed individuals and provided training to community centers. Since 2004, Ms. Theodore has been volunteering as a Reserve Probation Officer. In this role, she continues to work with, and help, students throughout San Diego. Appointed July 23, 2013.
Kathy Vandenheuvel is a professional civil engineer at Tetra Tech Inc. She has more than 16 years of experience as an engineer and project manager in the environmental field. She has managed and conducted projects focusing on various environmental media: soil, soil gas, sediments, groundwater, and surface water. Typical facilities have included commercial gas stations, military installations, munitions/ordinance sites, landfills, and various other facilities. Ms. Vandenheuvel has participated in and managed site investigations, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, remedial designs, and remedial actions in accordance with RCRA and CERCLA. She is experienced in contract management, project implementation, construction oversight and staff management. She is passionate about community and civic involvement and has served on local community boards as well as serving on the Citizens' Review Board for over seven years. Appointed Aug. 24, 2015.
Nancy A. Vaughn
Nancy Vaughn is a career computer programmer. She is the founder and President of Pretenders Inc., a very small company specializing in software to simulate Navy shipboard systems. Ms. Vaughn is a 1964 graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. A resident of Ocean Beach since 1987, she is an active community volunteer having served on the boards of both Peninsula YMCA (1998-2007) and Ocean Beach Town Council (2005-present). Appointed Feb. 10, 2010.
Martin Workman is a retired Electrical Engineering Manager. Originally from New York, Mr. Workman served as an electrical engineer specializing in factory automation throughout many parts of the country before coming to San Diego as the Manager of Electrical Engineering for Sony. Mr. Workman is a college graduate, and has served his country in the U.S. Army. After retirement, Mr. Workman worked as an estimator for a local construction company. He is currently helping teach math where his daughter teaches third grade. Appointed July 1, 2012.