Board of Directors & Staff


Cambridge, Massachusetts

Brian Corr is the current president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), a nonprofit organization that works to: enhance fair and professional law enforcement responsive to community needs; Read More  


Austin, Texas

Margo Frasier was appointed the Police Monitor for the City of Austin, Texas, in January, 2011.  The Office of the Police Monitor is the agency that receives complaints against sworn police officers of the Austin Police Department and oversees the investigations of the Internal Affairs Division. Read More 
Kansas City, Missouri

Karen Ullery Williams is a senior legal analyst with the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners’ Office of Community Complaints (the oldest continually operating police oversight agency). Ms. Williams began her career with the Office as a legal analyst in 2001. In this position, Ms. Williams is tasked Read More  

Dawn.jpgDawn Reynolds
Dallas, Oregon

Dawn is a licensed attorney highly involved in the area public oversight of law enforcement and public safety. She is a Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA) and an active member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) Read More 


Buchner.pngBrian Buchner
Immediate Past President
Los Angeles, California

Brian Buchner is a Policy Director in Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Safety. In that capacity, he prepares policy and provides strategic guidance to the Mayor on his top public safety and law enforcement priorities, and works with stakeholders, at all levels, to plan and implement major public  Read More                          

Board Members At-Large

Board Member at Large
Oakland, California

Mr. Anthony W. Finnell, Sr. currently serves as the Executive Director of the Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) in Oakland.  The CPRB receives allegations of misconduct from citizens, investigates those allegations and renders a decision based on the findings of the investigation.  The CPRB also reviews police policy and makes policy recommendations as needed. Read More    


Board Member at Large
New Orleans, Louisiana

Susan Hutson is the Independent Police Monitor for the City of New Orleans, Ms. Hutson is also the President of the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association.  The City of New Orleans welcomed Susan Hutson as the Independent Police Monitor in June of 2010. Prior to accepting the position Read More

Board Member at Large
San Jose, California


Walter Katz served as the Police Auditor for the City of San Jose, California.  Prior to that he was a Deputy Inspector General for the County of Los Angeles Office of Inspector General following his work as an attorney with the Office of Independent Review. Read More 


Board Member at Large
Seattle, Washington

Janna Lewis has more than 15 years’ experience working in the Criminal Justice arena. For the past 10 years, Janna has been working as a Deputy Ombudsman for the King County Ombudsman’s Office where she mainly conducts independent, impartial investigations of complaints regarding both the King County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. Read More


Board  Member at Large
Denver, Colorado

Nicholas E. Mitchell is the Independent Monitor of the Denver Police and Sheriff Departments. As Independent Monitor, Nick provides independent civilian oversight of all investigations into the approximately 2,300 sworn police officers and sheriff deputies in the City and County of Denver. He also conducts Read More 

Board Member at Large
Los Angeles, California

Mr. Smith has spent his entire professional career in the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement. Experiencing the value of an organization like NACOLE first-hand, he has been a strong supporter through his attendance at numerous annual conferences, his participation on various conference panels, and his status as a Certified Practitioner of Oversight.  Read More


Camme.jpgCameron McEllhiney
Director of Training and Education
Indianapolis, Indiana

Cameron McEllhiney is the Director of Training and Education for NACOLE. As the Director of Training and Education, Ms. McEllhiney plays a leading role in designing, coordinating, delivering, and evaluating the Annual NACOLE Conference along with other local and regional training programs. She also Read More


Director of Operations
Tucson, Arizona

Liana Perez has held the position of Director of Operations for NACOLE since 2014. She assists the President, Board of Directors and Director of Training & Education with the day-to-day operations of the organization. Ms. Perez was formerly the Independent Police Auditor for the City of Tucson Read More


Research Fellow
Brooklyn, New York

Michael serves as NACOLE’s research fellow and will be focusing his time specifically on the work associated with the organization's project to develop a civilian oversight best practices report and local needs assessment and decision making guide.  Read More