Board of Directors & Staff

Officers

Hutson__S.jpgGianina Irlando

President
Denver, CO
Gianina Irlando is the Principal at Irlando Consulting, LLC. She currently works with jurisdictions in Colorado and California to enhance oversight infrastructure for improved police accountability with an emphasis on stakeholder engagement.Gia is the former Community Relations Ombudsman with Denver's Office of the Independent Monitor. Read More 

Frasier_M.jpgAnthony Finnell

Vice-President
Seattle, WA

Mr. Anthony W. Finnell currently works for the Office of Inspector General for the City of Seattle as the Strategic Initiatives Lead. Mr. Finnell previously served as the Interim Executive Director of the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA) in Oakland, CA, and as the Executive Director of the Citizens’ Police Review Board (the CPRA’s predecessor), beginning in July 2014. Read More    


Karen Ullery WilliamsFlorence Finkle

Secretary
New York, NY

During the last three decades, Florence L. Finkle has worked to hold law enforcement officers accountable for committing crimes and/or violating internal departmental policies, and improving law enforcement practices and accountability systems.  Ms. Finkle prosecuted corrupt police officers, helped build and reform the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, Read More 


Anthony.jpgGeorge Perezvelez

Treasurer
Berkeley, California
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George Perezvelez has 15 plus years of law enforcement oversight, civil rights and community advocacy. George formed an interest in oversight involvement in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when he was participating in 1st Amendment rights organizations in Boston, Massachusetts and Atlanta, Georgia.  In those years, he often leant his voice during City Hall meetings where social justice groups were present to advocate for the interests of LGBT, Latino and Veteran communities. George moved to the Bay Area in 2003. Read More 


BrianC.jpgSusan Hutson

Immediate Past President
New Orleans, LA

The City of New Orleans welcomed Susan Hutson as the Independent Police Monitor in June of 2010. Prior to accepting the position in New Orleans, Ms. Hutson worked at the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Office of the Inspector General as an Assistant Inspector General from 2007 to 2010, where she garnered firsthand knowledge of police oversight under a federal consent decree. Read More  


Board Members At-Large

Willie BellNicolle Barton

Board Member at Large
Ferguson, MO

Nicolle Barton has 18 years of professional practice and experience in training, leadership, and operations.  Nicolle began her career in corrections with the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole in 2001 as an Officer I.  She was promoted to several positions before becoming a Unit Manager in Ferguson.  Nicolle helped write the curriculum and start the first St. Louis County P.E.A.C.E. (Preparation for Employment and Career Enhancement) program. Read More 


Beltz.jpgCathleen Beltz

Board Member at Large
Los Angeles, CA

Cathleen Beltz is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in the field of jail and prison research, reform and oversight. She was appointed Assistant Inspector General with the Los Angeles County Office of Inspector General by the LA County Board of Supervisors in May 2014. Ms. Beltz is responsible for managing the Office of Inspector General’s oversight of the LA County jail system, including eight facilities with more than 5,000 personnel and 16,000 incarcerated people. Read More 


Willie BellJanna Lewis

Board Member at Large
Seattle, WA

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 


Nashla Rivas SalasNashla Rivas Salas

Board  Member at Large
New York, Ny
She currently works with the New York City Board of Correction as a Senior Research Director where she leads a team of six correctional oversight monitors to conduct comprehensive assessments and audits of the Department of Correction’s Grievance System and heat mitigation efforts and develop recommendations to support a process that is coordinated, responsive, and used to improve correctional policy. Read More 

George_Perezvelez_(1).jpgClarence Vaughn III

Board  Member at Large
Knoxville, TN

Mr. Clarence L. Vaughn, III is a graduate of Florida A & M University with a B.A. in Business Administration, School of Business Industry. Mr. Vaughn was awarded the “Total Betterment of Whitman School of Management” from the Syracuse University, in which he graduated with honors and received a Master’s of Business Administration concentrating in Organizational Management. Read More 


Williams_B.jpgBrian Williams

Board  Member at Large
Los Angeles, CA

On November 1, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved hiring of Executive Director, Brian K. Williams, Esq. He is the principal owner of the Brian K. Williams Law Group (BKWLG), a criminal defense and civil litigation law firm. Williams has handled matters in both State and Federal court and has tried over 100 cases. Williams also served as President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southern California Read More 


Staff

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 local, regional, and national training programs. She also provides support to oversight practitioners and advocates across the country. Read More


Amanda_(2).jpgAmanda Bustos

Director of Operations
St. Petersburg, FL
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Amanda Bustos joined NACOLE as the Director of Operations in the summer of 2021. As the Director of Operations, she assists the President, Board of Directors and Director of Training & Education with the day-to-day operations of the organization. Prior to NACOLE, Ms. Bustos served 5 years as the Community Engagement Specialist for the Albuquerque Civilian Police Oversight Agency (CPOA) overseeing consent decree compliance goals for the Agency’s community outreach component. Read More


KWIlliams.jpgKaren Williams

Organizational Support
Kansas City, MO
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Karen Williams is a part-time contract staff member for NACOLE, supporting the Director of Training and Education and the Director of Operations in their duties.  Ms. Williams has been in the field of oversight since 2001 as a Senior Legal Analyst for the Office of Community Complaints in Kansas City, Missouri – the oldest continually operating oversight agency in the United States.  Read More