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POB Member Profiles

Read about the current POB Members and how they make a difference in our community.
Police Oversight Board Member Information.

    The Police Oversight Board (POB) is a Nine-Member board appointed by the City Council. Members are appointed for three-year staggered terms and are eligible for reappointment for an additional full term. An initial one-year appointment for staggering purposes does not count as a term for purposes of reappointment.

    Click here for the 2016 POB Meeting Schedule. 

    Contacting POB Board Members

    You may contact all current members of the Police Oversight Board by sending an email to: [email protected]

    Board Member Profiles:

    Susanne B. Brown - Susanne Brown has always been interested in working on ways to help children maximize their potential as well as working for a more just and less violent world. Email: [email protected] Term: Appointed 04/20/2015, Expires 02/02/2018.

    Eric H. Cruz - Mr. Eric Cruz is currently the Acquisition Program Manager at Kirtland Air Force Base. Mr. Cruz's unique set of knowledge, skills, and abilities can be an asset to the POB. They include: program management experience of setting and executing goals, working in a government setting, working with a team to achieve common goals, working in groups with dissenting opinions, education and training in leadership and communication skills. He is a resident of an area of Albuquerque that has high police activity. Email: [email protected] Term: Appointed 02/02/2015, Expires 02/02/2016.

    Joanne Fine - Ms. Joanne Fine has served as a member of the APD Public Safety Partnership for several years which worked on creating partnerships between the community and APD. Ms. Fine also served as Project Director for developing and opening the Family Advocacy Center which is a partnership between APD and United Way that serves victims of interpersonal violence. Her experience in developing the Family Advocacy Center provided her with the opportunity to work with human service providers, the courts, the DA's office, underserved communities, and law enforcement, which can be an asset to the POB. Email: [email protected] Term: Appointed 02/02/2015, Expires 02/02/2017.

    Carlotta Garcia - Ms. Carlotta A. Garcia is currently the Director of the Department of Health's Office of Health Equity. Ms. Garcia's interest in serving on the POB comes from her experience working with at risk and culturally and linguistically distinct communities and from her position as Director of Health Equity. Improvements that Ms. Garcia would like to work on is to ensure that the POB's work is informed and driven by data to the greatest extent possible. Email: [email protected] Term: Appointed 03/07/2016, Expires 02/02/2019.

    Johnny J. Armijo - Mr. Johnny J. Armijo is currently the Special Projects Coordinator/Manager at the Bernalillo County Housing Department. Mr. Armijo’s interest in serving on the POB comes from his 42 years of social service experience and interest in working with communities and families. Mr. Armijo’s experience is wide ranged and partly includes: Various capacities within Youth Development, Inc; State of Utah, Department of Youth Corrections; Minority Human Service Training Program; Salt Lake County Mental Health; Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation Department; Bernalillo County Housing Department. Other volunteer community work includes current President of the Towers Home Owners Association, Past Chair of the Albuquerque Partnership, past Chair of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County DWI Planning Council. During his career, he has received a multitude of awards and special recognition for his community work. Email: [email protected] Term: Appointed 08/15/2016, Expires 02/02/2018.

    Beth Mohr - Ms. Beth Mohr is currently a Forensic Accountant and Investigator, Managing Partner at McHard Accounting Consulting. Ms. Mohr is a retired San Diego Police Officer; she's a former Investigator for the Independent Review Office in Albuquerque; and she's a concerned community member. She has a clear understanding of complex data sets, crime data, citizen complaint data and use of force data, and how each of these contribute to a lack of trust between the community and the police. Ms. Mohr Master's Thesis at UNM's School of Public Administration focused on achieving lasting outcomes in the implementation of civilian oversight. Email: [email protected] Term: Appointed 02/02/2015, Expires 02/02/2017.

    Dr. Lisa M. Orick-Martinez - Dr. Lisa M.Orick-Martinez is currently a professor of Communications Studies at CNM and a member of the Albuquerque Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Dr. Orick-Martinez's interest sterms from her education, training, and familiarity with chain of command, small group communication. As a social scientist she understands the importance of reaching an informed decision. Dr. Orick-Martinez is particularly interested in imporoving communication between APD and the Albuquerque community. Email: [email protected] Term: Appointed 03/07/2016, Expires 02/02/2019 

    Rev. Dr. David Z. Ring III - Dr. David Z. Ring Ill is a retired Pastor from United Methodist Church and a retired Electrical Engineer from Sandia National Labs. Dr. Ring Ill is a former Police Chaplin in Odessa, TX and Los Alamos, NM and upon returning to Albuquerque, he wanted to be involved in serving the City and APD. Dr. Ring Ill believes the POB presents a unique opportunity to serve his community in a new and challenging way. Email: [email protected] Term: Appointed 02/02/2015, Expires 02/02/2017.

    Leonard Waites - Mr. Leonard Waites is a lifelong resident of Albuquerque which drives his interest in serving on the POB. Mr. Waites wants to ensure the safety of the City and assist in making the POB a fair and impartial system for the citizens of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Police Department. Mr. Waites is a member of the NAACP and previously served on the Police Oversight Task Force. His areas of interest include mending the relationship between the community and police department and building a relationship between the Board and Chief of Police, as it will be important to correcting and implementing policies and procedures. Email: [email protected] Term: Appointed 02/02/2015, Expires 02/02/2018.