The Community 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 Community 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
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). Appointed July 1, 2012.
1st Vice Chair
Brandon Hilpert is currently director of marketing for a Sabre Springs-based home builder. A resident of North Park since 2005, he is active within the community having served on the North Park Planning Committee for seven years. 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.
2nd Vice Chair
Taura Gentry is a Native San Diegan and has spent her whole life in San Diego. She is a single parent of a 13-year old daughter. Ms. Gentry is a full time Information Technology Professional 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 many 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.
Dr. Anderson is Professor in the Departments of Communication and Ethnic Studies, and in the Program in Critical Gender Studies, at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of three books: Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict; So Much Wasted: Hunger, Performance, and the Morbidity of Resistance; and Autobiography of a Disease. He serves on the faculty board of the University of California Press, and has previously worked with a variety of community groups: as an organizer with anti-war groups in Sri Lanka, as a medic with the Berkeley Free Clinic, and as an educator with HIV/AIDS groups in various locations in the United States. Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. Appointed August 7, 2018.
Doug Case is the Political Affairs Director for California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins. He retired in 2015 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.
Maxine hails from the great state of Arkansas and has resided in the San Diego community since 1964.
In San Diego she worked for several companies and made her career choice with the Xerox Corporation. After 37 ½ years at Xerox, Maxine retired as a Production Training Specialist (International Trainer). As an active San Diego community involved citizen, she chaired the Xerox Community Involvement Committee (putting $5-$10k back into the community each year) for over 20 years and received numerous awards from her company for the community efforts in which Xerox became greatly acknowledged. She received the coveted Xerox President’s Club Award and the United States Presidential Award for Volunteer Service (President Obama). She has been honored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The Purpose Womb and has garnered recognition from two Governors, two Senators and one Mayor.
Maxine Clark is a 48-year member of St. Stephen’s Cathedral COGIC, pastored by Bishop George D. McKinney. There, she has ministered in the Sanctuary and Youth Choirs and worked with the Debutant Academy. For more than 25 years she co-chaired the Annual Founder’s Month-long Celebration honoring Bishop George D. McKinney, Founder of St. Stephen’s Cathedral COGIC.
She also ministered in the following areas: Donovan’s State Prison, San Diego County Jail, Chula Vista City Jail, Vista Jail and the Rescue Mission. She assisted in the Juvenile Hall, House of Metamorphosis, Green Oak Ranch, Battered Women and Campo Ministries and feeding the homeless. She served as First Lady of Fairmount Community Church where her husband pastored for ten years (1996-2006).
Currently, she is active with the Military Ministry, Scholarship Committee, Sunshine Band, YPWW, Mother’s Board and “Women of Wisdom”, a division of the St. Stephen’s Mother’s Board. She happily and willingly lends her God-given talents to other churches and organizations upon their request.
Also, she founded, wrote and directed the renowned and dramatic plays: “Our Living Heritage” in 31st year running, “The Gospera”, a combination of the Gospel and Opera, performed in concert and, “An Evening With The King”, Dr. Martin Luther King.
Effective 2018, Maxine was appointed by the Mayor Faulconer as a member of the Community Review Board on Police Practices (CRB) and facilitates a clothing and sock drive for the Monarch School and ministers and visits at Brighton Place Skilled Nursing Facility.
Mr. Daunoras is an Adjunct Instructor at Cuyamaca College. He teaches in the School of Business and Professional Studies, he educates students on real estate principals and finance. Mr. Daunoras is a member of the National Association of Realtors, California Real Estate Education Association and the Pacific Beach Town Council. He received a master's in postsecondary education from San Diego State University and a master's in public administration from National University. Appointed August 7, 2018.
Diana Dent is a retired educator from San Diego City School where she taught grades first through sixth for 25 years. Her career was spent in schools in Southeast San Diego and City Heights. Her passion for teaching and learning introduced students to the informal side of learning. She found many opportunities for students to visit museums, attend plays and interact with university professors. She believed that students learned in and out of the classroom, and she worked tireless to provide the many interactive learning events for her students.
Out of the classroom, Diana served as a Peer Coach and Science Staff Developer. Through these positions, Diana was able to introduce teachers to problem-based learning that helped students develop intellectually and emotionally. By using real-world scenarios, challenges, and problems, students gain knowledge and skills that could be applied in a variety of curriculum.
Diana is a member of CalRTA, Women, Inc, and National Sorority of Phi Delta – Delta Upsilon Chapter. Appointed August 24, 2015.
Dr. Poppy Fitch is a higher education administrator and counselor whose career spans more than 25 years working in San Diego area community college and university settings. Poppy serves as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, 504/ADA and Title IX Coordinator at Ashford University. She previously served at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges supporting students with disabilities. She is a published co-author of A Guide to Leadership and Management in Higher Education: Managing Across the Generations, and presents regularly at regional and national conferences.
Poppy earned her doctorate in Post-Secondary/Community College Educational Leadership and her master’s in Education with a specialization in Multicultural Counseling, both from San Diego State University. Her research focuses on the success factors for foster youth who have persisted to college degree completion. In her community, Poppy demonstrates her commitment to social justice through various service organizations, including Women’s March San Diego, San Diego State University, and is appointed to the San Diego Community Review Board on Police Practices.
Kevin Herington is a small business owner in San Diego. He was previously an officer with the Palm Springs Police Department and in the banking industry for more than ten years, where he rose from personal financial representative to a regional operations trainer. Mr. Herington received a degree in criminal justice from Ashworth University. Appointed August 20, 2018.
Sheila Holtrop currently operates her own freelance paralegal business, with attorneys and paralegals in the various practice areas, of debt negotiation, bankruptcy, civil, criminal, family Law, estate planning, and other legal services. She handles debt negotiation, criminal law, and family law. She also assists every day citizens with filling out, and filing the necessary family/civil law court paperwork and refers services to attorneys. Appointed Oct. 27, 2016.
Steve Hsieh is a consultant for the Overseas Community Affairs Council, Republic of China. He was previously a senior engineer for Qualcomm. Mr. Hsieh was a President of the San Diego Chinese Americans Science and Engineering Association and former Chairman of the San Diego ROC Taiwan National Day Celebration Committee. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California at Riverside and a Master of Science degree from University of Texas at Dallas. Appointed August 20, 2018.
Alex Hu is Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager for Torrey Pines Bank. He is the San Diego Chapter Director of the Hong Kong Association of Southern California, member of the Rotary Club of Kearny Mesa, and a board member if the San Diego Asian Americans for Equality Foundation. Mr. Hu received his Master in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Appointed August 20, 2018.
Bonnie Kenk is a tax support specialist for Intuit. She has previously served on the San Diego County Parole Board and on the San Diego County Grand Jury. Ms. Kenk was also the founder and director of Parrot Education and Adoption Center. She studied psychology at Robert Morris College. Appointed August 20, 2018.
Ramon Montano is a restorative justice coordinator at the King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools. He is the Co-founder of Thinking Indigenous, a youth led organization that works to implement better approaches to impact the indigenous youth around the world. Mr. Montano is also a Commissioner for the Juvenile Justice Commission of San Diego County. He is currently enrolled at National University. Appointed August 20, 2018.
Dr. Maria Nieto-Senour
Dr. Maria Nieto-Senour received her Ph.D. in Guidance and Counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit. She is currently the president of the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees. When she was first elected in 1990, she was the first person of Mexican heritage to be elected to any school or college board in San Diego. She has been reelected 7 times. Maria is also an Emeritus Professor in the Community Based Block (CBB) Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Education in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University. Appointed Oct. 27, 2016.
Mary O'Tousa is a retired corporate executive who led a large benefits consulting practice. In addition to her current volunteer work with the Community 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. Ernestine has a masters degree in counseling from San Diego State University. 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.
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, originally from the northeast, was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1969, making use of the GI Bill to get an electrical engineering degree.
During his career he worked for several large corporations in various parts of the country, specializing in factory automation. He eventually ended up at Sony Electronics as an electrical engineering manager, where he retired in 2004.
Since retiring, in addition to serving on the CRB, he has taken up watercolor painting as a hobby.
Dr. Marissa Yenpasook
Dr. Marissa Yenpasook is an Adjunct Counselor at San Diego City College and Southwestern College. She is also the founder of Yenpasook Consulting, a personal and professional development practice that coaches and trains individuals and groups within organizations on topics such as, strengths-based skills development, cultural competency, and effective communication. Marissa earned her PhD. in Multicultural Education from Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University. She is the co-author of “Increasing Access to Effective Teachers for All Children in California: Research Review and Policy Recommendations,” a policy report for the California Legislature and “Defiant: The Strength of Asian American and Pacific Islander Women”, a chapter in the book Killing the Model Minority Stereotype: Asian American Counter-Stories and Complicity. In addition to her current involvement with the CRB, Dr. Yenpasook has previously volunteered for San Diego Coast Keeper, Voices for Children, Feeding America, and Border Angels; and she is deeply passionate about social justice issues and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion across all industries and organizations.