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Commissioners

If you are interested in applying for Board appointment, please go to https://onboard.sandiego.gov/apply/ for application 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 commissiononpolicepractices@sandiego.gov. Your name will be put on a list as soon as the Implementation Ordinance on Police Practices is finalized.

Brief Member Profiles

photo of Brandon HilpertBrandon Hilpert

Chair

Brandon Hilpert is a director of marketing for the real estate instrustry. A resident of North Park since 2005, he is active within the community having served on the North Park Planning Committee for seven years as well as the North Park Maintenance Assessment District. He is passionate about community development, sustainability and social justice. He earned a BA in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in Sociology from San Diego State University. Appointed Aug. 24, 2015.

Doug CaseDouglas Case

1st Vice Chair

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.

Kevin Herington

2nd Vice Chair
Kevin Herington is a small business owner in San Diego and a Domestic Violence Counselor, certified by the State of California Governors office. He was previously a Police Officer with the Palm Springs Police Department, and was in the banking industry for thirteen years as a Retail Banking Center Manager and Regional Fraud Investigator. Mr. Herington is active in the delivery of medical supplies, housing essentials and monetary donations to Domestic Violence centers, LGBT center and Homeless Outreach throughout San Diego County. Mr. Herington received a degree in Criminal Justice from Ashworth University and a Masters Certification in Internet Marketing from the University of San Francisco. Appointed August 20, 2018

Maxine ClarkMaxine Clark

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.  

photo of Andrea Dauber-GriffinDr. Andrea Dauber-Griffin

Dr. Andrea Dauber-Griffin accepted lecturer appointments at the University of San Diego, University of California San Diego and DeVry University while pursuing her research agenda. Part of her research included a qualitative study involving female offenders at Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee. In 2016, Dr. Dauber-Griffin transitioned to The Neighborhood House Association (NHA) where she took on the position of Program Director for Project In-Reach, a program serving incarcerated women and men living with mild to serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders in San Diego County detention facilities. Dr. Dauber-Griffin significantly expanded program services, built strong relationships with key partners at the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and Probation Department, and added 17 more staff in the following 4 years while also leading the San Diego Reentry Roundtable's Policy and Legal initiatives. She has also served on the Board of the United Nations Association San Diego Chapter since 2016. She continues to pursue education and training in the areas of mental health and law enforcement and has recently enrolled in a Master of Science program for Forensic Psychology. Dr. Dauber-Griffin obtained her doctorate in sociology from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany in 2010.  Appointed December 8, 2020

Diana Dent

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.

Steve Hsiehphoto of Steve Hsieh

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.

Christopher Pink

Christopher Pink, originally born in Opelika, Alabama, currently works as a Cybersecurity Engineer with Science Applications International Corporation. Prior to this, he owned and operated a multimedia development company, Exousia Design, from 2001 until 2014. Eventually Mr. Pink career would evolve across several engineering roles applied across various projects with the DoD/Navy during the course of his career for the past 11 years.   Appointed December 8, 2020

photo of Ernestine SmithErnestine Smith

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.

Dr. Robin Spruce

Dr. Robin Spruce is a San Diego native and has worked in education for over 20 years. As a credentialed Spanish and Special Education teacher she has worked with students in middle and high school and also undergraduate and graduate students pursuing their teaching credentials and Masters' Degrees. Currently, Dr. Spruce is a university supervisor for teacher candidates and interns in local school districts. She believes in the importance of civic engagement to build safe communities for all, social justice, and animal rescue. She earned her BA from Connecticut College (History/Hispanic Studies), MEd from University of San Diego, MA from The Catholic University of America (Special Education), and PhD from Old Dominion University (Education, Curriculum and Instruction).  Appointed December 8, 2020.

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.