Board Members

Charles Parker - Chair


Chuck has resided in the Spokane Valley for the past twenty-four years.  He holds an Associate in Arts degree from Green River Community in Auburn WA, Bachelor of Arts degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from Eastern Washington State College and a Masters in Teaching degree from Whitworth College.

Chuck’s work experience includes twenty three years in Senior Account Management with Philip Morris USA, a Fortune 500 Company (Retired). He is currently a fifth grade teacher for Spokane Public Schools. He has also been a softball, wrestling and track coach for Northshore and Liberty School Districts.  Chuck said, “Children are our future and my life goal is to teach and develop life skills in all children, academically, athletically and spiritually.”

In addition, Chuck is a proud U.S. Army Vietnam Era Veteran and attained the rank of Sergeant serving 1968 -1971.

Robert West - Vice-Chair



Bob has lived in Spokane for over 35 years and is a graduate of Lewis and Clark H.S. and Ashford University with a degree in Criminal Justice. After Graduation from high school, Bob went into the United States Army and spent the next 20 years on Active Duty and Retired as a Sergeant First Class. Bob returned home in 1991 after a decorated Military career and has expanded his diverse resume within the Criminal Justice Field. He has been through the Washington State Arson Investigation School; Been a Senior Reserve Police Officer; a Paralegal; Deputy Coroner and Death Scene Investigator; Crime Scene Draftsman for the Spokane County Prosecutors Office; CASA Guardian Ad Litem; Spokane Police Records Specialist; Animal Control Officer; and presently works with the City of Spokane in Probation Services. He has served on the Spokane Smart Justice Executive Board; (2) Sub-committees of the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council and is the Vice-Chair of the CAB.  Bob also maintains membership in the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE).

Leigh O’Neill - Secretary  



Leigh has lived in Spokane for over 20 years. She is a wife and mother.
She works full time, volunteers in the schools and with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Davisson


Michael is a retired engineering program manager with a high technology company and entrepreneur.  He is married with 2 adult sons.  He was also an advanced life-support fireman and search and rescue member in the Lake Tahoe area.   Mike has been involved with Boy Scouts over the years and has been active in his community as a volunteer.  

"Skip" Marlyn Johnson



Skip served in the United States Air Force before his 41 year career as a line haul truck driver and is currently retired. During his career as a truck driver, he worked for United Buckingham Freight, Garrett Freight, Freight Line and Boeing.  

Mary Lewis



Mary began volunteering for the Sheriff’s Community Oriented Policing Effort (SCOPE) in 2000 and joined the CAB in 2001.

S. Tom Mackenzie

Tom proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years.  During that time, he flew in B-52s, worked on systems development of the B-2, F-15 flight testing and conducted foreign military sales of F-16s before retiring from active duty.  Tom also has a Criminal Justice background, is a graduate of the New Hampshire State Police Academy and served his community in Concord and Bedford NH.  He holds a B.S. Degree from New England College and a MBA from Golden Gate University.

Having settled in Spokane County, he continues to give back to his community through service as a board member of the Spokane County Parks and Recreation Board and the Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory/Review Board.   

Larry Marlett



Larry is a retired teacher and has lived in Spokane for 45 years.

John Nollette

John is a self-employed attorney is Spokane and has been a member of the Washington and Idaho State Bar Association since 1974.  He served as a Spokane County District Court Judge from 1981 to 1990 and attended college at Gonzaga University/Gonzaga University of Law.

Suzun Kaiser



Suzun was born in the North Spokane Area, raised in Chattaroy by parents who were both educators and graduated from Riverside High school. She moved to the Spokane area in 2000 and graduated from Whitworth with a BA in Program Management and Development in 2007.  She has 2 children and 5 grandchildren and one blind rescue kitty named Campbell. 

 

Suzun's hobbies include landscaping, boating, hiking, reading, scrapbooking and reading everything she can get into her Kindle. She has been an active volunteer for the Spokane Humane Society since 2008 and is excited about her new position on the CAB Board. 


Tiffanie Papich



Tiffanie has worked in the IT Consulting, Management, and HR space for over 12 years. She has lived in the Spokane Valley for 5 years and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in Government. Tiffanie joined the Spokane CAB in September 2015 and is passionate about law and justice.

Vijaya Pavani



Brandi Peetz



 I’m a recent graduate from Gonzaga University and am looking forward to taking concepts and learning materials I’ve acquired on to this board. I have a diverse skill set and hope to bring something new to the CAB. I’ve always been about helping others and will continue to do so as I’m able. I’m very grateful to have a spot in this process.

Mehrdad Samadi



Erin Williams-Huetter



Erin currently serves as the Director of Victim Advocacy and Prevention at Lutheran Community Services Northwest. She graduated from Mead High School and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work with minors in Psychology and Sociology from Pacific University. Erin has worked as an advocate/counselor for over 20 years and has served on numerous Washington State and local committees. During her service to our community, she has been honored to receive the Spo-CAN Council award for work with survivors of sexual abuse, the Catholic Charities Spokane Volunteer Service Award, Volunteer Coordinator Award, the Fairchild Family Medal and the Partnership Award from Spokane Community Oriented Policing Services.   

 Kenneth Winn



Kenneth has worked in heavy-duty sale for 40 years. He holds a B.A. Degree in Industrial Arts with a Minor in Sociology.

Gurjeet Singh Aujla



Gregory Kranich


A Vietnam vet, Gregory Kranich spent 8.5 years with the Detroit Police Department. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Madonna University, Livonia, MI. He then moved to San Jose, CA where he spent 20 years with the San Jose Police Department. During those 20 years, he was an adjunct faculty member for 16 years at West Valley College, Saratoga, CA. He was also a “sysop” for the Atari BBS (predating the internet) and a developer with Apple Computer as well as doing executive protection assignments for Steve Jobs.

After retiring from the Silicon Valley careers, Greg moved to Mead, WA. Retirement didn’t last long and Greg went to Graduate School at Michigan State University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. During grad school, Gregory went to work for the U.S. D.H.S.  With assignments in Upper Michigan, Alaska, Hawaii and Nevada, Greg retired from federal service and moved back to Mead where he lives with his wife, two dogs and a cat. He tries to golf when he can, is a member of the Masonic Lodge in Deer Park, and a substitute teacher in the Mead School District.

Verne King

Other Members

 
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