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 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.
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 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.
Dr. Anderson is Director of Critical Gender Studies, and Associate Professor in the Departments of Communication and Ethnic Studies, at the University of California, San Diego. He previously has worked as a director and actor in theater and film; as an anthropologist in Sri Lanka, Chicago, and New Mexico; and as an activist and organizer for anti-war groups in Sri Lanka, for the Berkeley Free Clinic, and for HIV/AIDS groups in various locations in the United States. Dr. Anderson received a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkley. Appointed August 7, 2018.
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.
Ms. Clark is a retired production training specialist with Xerox Corporation. In her time there, she chaired the Xerox Community Involvement Community for more than twenty years. Ms. Clark is a recipient of numerous awards including the Xerox President's Club Award and the President Award for Volunteer Service. Alongside her late husband, Pastor Charlie Clark, she ministered at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, San Diego County Jail, and the San Diego County Juvenile Detention Facility. Appointment October 4, 2018.
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.
Poppy Fitch is Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Ashford University. She oversees the student affairs units including academic integrity and student community standards as the senior judicial affairs officer, crisis management intervention team, student counseling and wellness, disability services, student activities, and student equity programs. Ms. Fitch graduated from National University in with a Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral science, and received her M.Ed. from San Diego State University. Appointed August 20, 2018.
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 graduated from Marygrove College in 1964 with a B.A. in Art and Education, and received her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Guidance and Counseling at University of Toledo and Wayne State University, respectively. She is currently an elected member of the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees and an Emeritus Professor 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. 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 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.
Dr. Marissa Yenpasook
Dr. Marissa Yenpasook is an Adjunct Counselor at San Diego City College. She was previously a lecturer at California State University San Marcos, teaching a course designed to develop first year students for the rigors of college. Dr. Yenpasook has previously volunteered for San Diego Coast Keeper, Voices for Children, Feeding America, and Border Angels. She earned her Ph.D. in multicultural education from Claremont Graduate University.