Paul Baeppler is a 24 year veteran of the Cleveland Division of Police. Coming out of the Police Academy in 1993, he was assigned as a patrol officer in the 6th District for almost eight years. As a patrolman, Paul also worked in the Aviation Unit and in the office of the Deputy Chief of Field Operations. As a sergeant, Paul worked in the 4th District, the Motorcycle Unit, the Integrity Control Section and the 5th District. Paul is currently assigned as the Platoon Commander of C-Platoon in the 4th District.
Anthony works as a Good Neighbor Ambassador Supervisor for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Malone University. Anthony has worked in various capacities as a community organizer in the Glenville neighborhood and throughout Cleveland. Anthony's love for Cleveland has shaped his professional career and everyday life. As he continues is efforts to be a change agent in Cleveland, he's currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State University
Kathleen A. Clegg, MD, is Director of Public and Community Psychiatry and Director of Medical Student Education at University Hospitals Case Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Clegg brings her expertise in working with individuals and families dealing with mental health and addiction issues, as well as knowledge of mental health and addiction provider agencies, to the work of the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CCPC). She will serve as the liaison between the Police Commission and the members of the Mental Health Advisory Committee.
Mario serves as Director of Choirs at Shaker Heights High School. He earned his Bachelor of Music with Honors from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and his Master of Music from California State University- Los Angeles. "I look forward to bringing a perspective to the Commission that encompasses all of my experiences as a member of different intersecting, marginalized groups. I intend on assuring that the LGBTQ+ community, in particular, LGBTQ+ people of color, is represented in a meaningful that ensure free and respectful exercise of citizen's gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation."
Rev. Dr. V. Yvonne Conner is a Field Education instructor at the Methodist Theological Seminary of Ohio in Delaware, OH and a Reading Intervention/Reading Recovery long term substitute teacher with Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She is founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Enhancement Ministries, Inc. (EMI). Dr. Conner is an active member of the Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) where she worked extensively on GCC listening sessions and research teams to develop recommendations for the consent decree. Yvonne brings a combined 35 year corporate, nonprofit and faith-based career and a variety of life experiences to the Cleveland Community Police Commission alongside her academic training. Dr. Conner earned an undergraduate degree in Applied Science, graduate degree in Management and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership while living in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo, MI area and a Master of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School of Ohio.
Lee is Interim Dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is a Senior Fellow at Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban Affairs, and an Urban Scholar at the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Lee has served as President and CEO of CEOs for Cities (where he is now a Senior Advisor), Ohio Lt. Governor; Director, Ohio Department of Development; Chair, Ohio Third Frontier Commission; Ohio Attorney General; State Senator; State Representative; President/CEO, Center for Families and Children, and Partner, Hahn, Loeser & Parks. As a State Senator, Lee was the author of Ohio's hate crime law, and as Attorney General, he successfully defended the hate crime law's constitutionality before the Ohio Supreme Court. As Attorney General, Lee also led the successful effort to make Ohio the first state in the nation to require all new police recruits to undergo a minimum of 24 hours of cultural and racial diversity training, and sponsored the first-ever statewide Multi-Cultural Law Enforcement Conference to focus on the public safety issues and concerns of minorities.
Mr. Friedman is a criminal defense and civil rights attorney. He was the founding Executive Director of the Free Clinic and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland Marshall Law School. He serves on the Public Defender Commission and has been actively engaged in the community throughout his career.
Amanda King (b.1989 in Pittsburgh, PA) is an artist-activist and curator for social transformation in Cleveland. She uses her talents to create diverse ways to convey important social justice issues to community. Amanda is the founder and creative director of Shooting Without Bullets, a revolutionary youth advocacy program that focuses on identity development in black and brown teens in Cleveland through photography, open dialogue and expressive arts. She serves as the youth advocate on the Cleveland Community Police Commission. Amanda is a J.D. Candidate at Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2017). Prior to attending law school, she worked as a fashion editorial assistant in New York City. Amanda's work has been published by F.Y! and Vibe magazines. She received a B.A. in Art History from Bryn Mawr College (2011).
LaToya Logan has over 10 years of experience in the field of social work providing supervision, training and program evaluation. LaToya is a seasoned clinician, specializing in trauma, criminal justice, and crisis management. LaToya has conducted training for community mental health agencies, most recently, she was a presenter at the National Association of Social Workers National Conference in Washington D.C. She is the founder and director of Project L.I.F.T., a nonprofit providing supportive housing to court involved males, ages 16-21. LaToya is a licensed independent social worker (LISW-S), a certified clinical trauma professional. LaToya earned a bachelor in English Education from Michigan State University and masters in social administration from Case Western Reserve University.
Dylan is a community activist working with the Children's Defense Fund and the New Abolitionist Association to eliminate zero tolerance policies and establish police oversight. He has worked as the Political and Research Coordinator for the New Abolitionist Association, as Project Director of the Children's Defense Fund Freedom School, and as Legislative Assistance for the Ohio House of Representatives.
Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams is an associate professor in the History Department at CWRU. She is the founder and director of the Social Justice Institute, and CWRU's Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies. In 2009, she was awarded CWRU's inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Achievement Award. Dr. Rhonda is the author of Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century (2015) and the award-winning The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women's Struggles against Urban Inequality (2004). As an educator, researcher, and scholar-activist, Williams has worked to broker understanding of issues regarding marginalization, inequalities, and social justice. She has been engaged in local community efforts, including as a founding member of the Collaborative for a Safe, Fair, and Just Cleveland and the Cleveland 8.