SMART Community Member Representatives

Community Representatives (CR) represent an element within SMART who perform specific compliance tasks when the team is called to investigate police use of deadly force, as required by WAC 139-12-030. CR are separate and independent from the investigative role and provide an objective review to ensure that the requirements of the WAC are met which lends credibility to the investigation. CR work directly with Command Team members during the investigation which adheres to the CR Policy.


All CR are required to pass a criminal background check prior to their approval by the SMART Board of Directors. Applicants must have a strong interest in supporting the ongoing effort to provide independent, transparent, impartial and thorough investigations surrounding Officer Involved Use of Deadly Force, or other incidents deemed response worthy by SMART command.


If you are interested in being part of the team, please complete and return the following SMART Non-Law Enforcement Community Representative application.

Non-Law Enforcement Community Representatives



A minimum of two (2) Non-Law Enforcement Community Representatives will be assigned to each IIT in the following aspects:
  • Participate directly in the vetting, interviewing and/ or selection of IIT investigators. (Existing teams will have until January 2021 to provide necessary information about the qualifications of current IIT investigators to the non-law enforcement community representatives for review).
  • Review conflict of interest statements submitted within 72 hours of the commencement of each investigation by the investigators.
  • Be present at the briefings with the involved agency(s) chief or sheriff.
  • Have access to the investigation file when it is completed
  • Be provided a copy of all press releases and communication to the media prior to release; and
  • Review notification of equipment use of the involved agency,
The non-law enforcement community representatives must sign a binding confidentiality agreement at the beginning of each police use of deadly force investigation that remains in effect until the prosecutor of jurisdiction either declines to file charges or the criminal case is concluded. The binding confidentiality agreement also includes any civil cases that may arise.

Current Community Representatives

Carmen Fisher


Work Experience: 

Small Business Owner

 

Community Involvement:

Friends of the Mill Creek Library, Grant Committee Chair; Candidate for Mill Creek City Council, 2017, 2019; Mill Creek Women's Club, Member; Women Democrats in Action, Member; Mill Creek Police Department, Volunteer

 

Education: 

Indiana University Mauer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, J.D. 2003, cum laude

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A., Criminal Justice, 1999

Ethel T. McNeal

Ethel


Work Experience:

Consumers Rep./Consumers Rep. Lab Supervisor for Scott Paper

Quality Control Supervisor for Scott Paper

Warehouse Supervisor for Third Dimension Hair Salon

Warehouse Supervisor for Drug Emporium

Warehouse Supervisor for Sees Candy

Purchasing Specialist for the Edmonds School District (Purchasing, Travel and Credit Cards)

Union President Office Personnel SEIU1948

Grievance Chair

Secretary for Office Personnel SEIU1948


Community Involvement:

Everett City Council, Envision Everett 2037, City of Everett Council of Neighborhoods, City of Everett Civil Service Commission, City of Everett District Commission, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Everett School District Boundary Change Committee, Everett School District and Edmonds School District Stuff the Bus, New Life Church Council, Secretary National Council of Meridianites, Assistant Regional Director of the Western Region Meridianites, Sang the National Anthem at two Seattle Mariner Games


Education:

Meridian Junior College

Everett Business College, Business Clerical


Additional Education & Training:

Scott Paper Supervisor's Training

Drug Endangered Children {DEC} Alliance

Multiculturalism & Policing: Understanding the Fragile Relationship with Communities of Color

SEIU1948 Union Grievance Training

SEIU1948 Successful Bargaining Training 

CERT Training

Thomas W. Mesaros

Thomas Mesaros


Work Experience:

Edmonds City Council, March 2014 through December 2019

Retired President & CEO of the Alford Group, a national consulting firm serving the not-for-profit community (1995 to 2014)

Vice President for Fund Development, Sisters of Providence Health System, Springfield, MA (1992 to 1995)

President of the Providence Foundation of Seattle (1982 to 1992)

Chief Fund Development Office and CFO for the Chief Seattle Council, BSA (1975 to 1982)

US Army, Czech Linguist in the Army Security Agency (1971 to 1974)

Community Involvement:

Board Member of the Seattle Rotary Club, Board Member of the Giving USA Foundation, Member of the King County Habitat for Humanity Fund Development Committee, Member of the Edmonds College Foundation Fund Development Committee, Member of the Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church, Former Vice President of the SNO911 Board, Former Board Member of the North Seattle College Foundation, Former Board Chair of the Giving Institute, Former Member of the Edmonds Citizens for Schools

Education:

BA Degree in Political Science, Bethel University, St Paul, MN (1970)

Graduate of the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA (1972)

Wally Webster II

Wally 2021


Work Experience:

Retired Senior Vice President of Bank of America after a 32 year career. During his tenure at Bank of America, Wally held a number of managerial positions in Consumer Banking and Banking Operations. Prior to retirement, he led enterprise-wide project teams of Six Sigma practitioners to improve customer satisfaction, expense reductions, service, and fulfillment functions.


Community Involvement:

President, Board of Directors, Lynnwood Public Facilities District that owns the Lynnwood Convention Center and other properties; Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Edmonds College, also chairs the Board’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Treasurer and Board Member, Lynnwood Sister Cities Association; President of Shepard’s Garden Senior Housing Advisory Board; and Member, Lynnwood Chief of Police Advisory Committee.  Former Member, Board of Directors, Legal Foundation of Washington; and former chair and member of the City of Lynnwood Neighborhoods and Demographic Diversity Commission (currently Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission).


Education:

MS, Organizational Behavior, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

BS, Business Administration, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

AA, Business Administration, Columbia Basin Community College

AA, Applied Science, Columbia Basin Community College


Additional Education & Training:

Sig Sigma Methodologies – Certified Black Belt – DMAIC Improvement Process

Executive Management Program, University of Washington, Completed May 1993

Pacific Coast Banking School University of Washington, Completed August 1990

Michael A. Nicefaro Jr.

MNicefaro (003)


Work Experience:

Senior Counsel & Seattle Torts Section Chief, Office of the Attorney General, State of Washington, 1997-2019 (Retired 2019);

Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, State of Washington, 1979-2019.


Community Involvement:

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (President 2013-14), currently serving with the Board of Trustees;

Prior: King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer Attorney; YMCA Mock Trial Competition Assistant Coach Archbishop Murphy High School; Moot Court Volunteer Judge, University of Puget Sound Law School; WSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee Member; WSBA Credit Union Board of Directors Member; Donor (100+ Units) Puget Sound Blood Center (Bloodworks Northwest).


Education:

JD Degree, University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington (now Seattle University School of Law), 1979

Trial Advocacy, Hastings College of the Law, University of California (1980)

Real Estate Appraisal Courses 1 & 2, American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (AIREA) (now Appraisal Institute) 1980

BA Degree, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut (Political Science), 1976

Junelle Lewis

JLewis (002)


Work Experience:

Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging - Case Manager

Monroe Public Schools - Office Manager (4 years)/Attendance Intervention Specialist (1.5 years)

Everett Public Schools - ECEAP Family Support Specialist (current job)

Minority Small business owner - Avery’s Chicken and Waffles 

 

Community Involvement:

Take The Next Step Board Member 

Previous Planning Commissioner for City of Monroe

Educational Advocate for students of color

Monroe Equity Community member


Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - CSU Fresno

Master of Arts in Education - (Diversity, Equity, Social Justice concentration) University of Texas, El Paso


Additional Education & Training:

Monroe Police Department Citizens Academy - 2022 

USF Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace


Dan Hudson

DHudson (002)


Work Experience:  

Credit Union Direct Auto Lending, 18 years (Retired)

Dealer Regional Director (Washington, Oregon, Idaho) 

Air Force Veteran -  Officer


Community Involvement:

The Breakfast Group (Board Member)- African American Men’s Non-Profit mentoring & advocating for at-risk male students of color in the inner city Seattle high schools

Northshore Emergency Management Coalition CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

Hopelink Kirkland Food Bank- Grocery Stocker Lead 2015-2023

Red Cross Disaster Mass Care Unit Member (Feeding and Shelter), NW Washington Chapter

Bothell Police Community Advisory Committee Member 2023

Bothell Police Community Academy- First Class Graduate Fall 2021

Shelton View Forest Bothell Trail Maintenance Crew Member

Washington State Employees Credit Union High School Student Financial Reality Fair Volunteer


Education:

Bachelors Finance - East Central University, Oklahoma

Masters Public Administration - Troy State University, Military Graduate Program




Note: If the confidentiality agreement is violated, the nonlaw enforcement representative may be subject to prosecution under RCW 9A.76.020 (Obstructing a law enforcement officer) and chapter 10.97 RCW, Washington State Criminal Records Privacy Act. For the purpose of this chapter, "criminal background information" is the same as "criminal history information" as defined in RCW 10.97.030(4).