Board Members

  • Brandon E. Brown, Esq.

    Brandon E. Brown, Esq. is currently an Associate at Calfee, Halter, & Griswold LLP. Admitted to the Ohio State Bar in November 2017, Brandon was born and raised in Cleveland and lives in the North Collinwood neighborhood of Ward 8. Brandon believes in public service and the role the citizens of this city can play in administering justice for the community and the officers that protect it. A former City of Cleveland Law Department employee, he has experience understanding and evaluating officer-involved complaints. Prior to his work in the law department, Brandon served as a clerk in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. Brandon is committed to serving the community. He is a board member of the May Dugan Center, a 3Rs volunteer instructor, chair of the Louis Stokes Scholars Program and a coach for both the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Team and the John Hay Early College Mock Trial Team. He is also 1st Vice President of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association

  • David Gatian, Vice Chair

    David Gatian has resided with his family in Cleveland’s first police district since 1989. He is currently a commercial roofing consultant, is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional and previously served in various human resources management roles. Mr. Gatian is a certified State of Ohio MMA judge and remains active in amateur wrestling. He has provided volunteer services for The Guiding Eyes for The Blind and was an active volunteer supporter of the Cleveland Gay Games. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Human Resources Management from California State University at Long Beach.

  • Michael P. Graham

    Michael P. Graham is owner and partner of Cleveland-based Strategy Design Partners, LLC, which is a strategy and communications consulting firm that works with non-profits, public agencies, and businesses. Mr. Graham is also a former assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor. He still practices law. Mr. Graham was appointed by Cleveland City Council. Mr. Graham resides in the Second Police District.

  • Sherall E. Hardy

    Sherall E. Hardy is a lifelong resident of Cleveland currently residing in the Fourth Police District. She was appointed by the Cleveland City Council. Ms. Hardy was educated by the Cleveland Public School System. She attended Cuyahoga Community College and graduated from Case Western Reserve University's Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) program. She is a former Dental Assistant Instructor. Ms. Hardy is the owner of Quick Employment LLC, an employment service founded in 2001 that places employees with reputable employers. She is a former Cuyahoga County Precinct Committee Member with the Democratic Party and currently serves on the Executive Committee.

  • Michael P. Hess, Chair

    Michael P. Hess, Jr., was appointed to fill the board seat set aside for an 18 to 30-year old. A recent graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Law, Mr. Hess is currently studying for the bar exam. Mr. Hess has worked on political campaigns, and has been a legal intern and a legal assistant at several firms including the Cuyahoga County Department of Law. Mr. Hess was appointed by the Council to fill an unfilled position that opened on August 8, 2016. He resides in the Second Police District.

  • Chenoa C. Miller

    Chenoa C. Miller is a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio currently residing in the Fifth Police District. She was appointed to the Civilian Police Review Board by Cleveland City Council. Miss Miller is a graduate of Glenville High School and is currently attending Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman College of Urban Affairs for Urban and Regional Studies with a concentration in Public Management. Miss Miller’s role as a public servant began in 2018, as a volunteer AmeriCorps Member. She has continued this role by volunteering at the Cleveland Police Foundation’s Public Safety Career Pipeline Summer Program as contributing to other grassroots efforts that center positive youth development, workforce readiness, and violence prevention. Additionally, Miss Miller also has spent two years focused on making Cleveland’s digital future more equitable through her work with DigitalC.

  • Kenneth J. Mountcastle

    Kenneth J. Mountcastle was born and raised in Brookpark, Ohio and now resides in Cleveland's third district. In 1975, he graduated from Berea High School and enlisted in the US Navy. He served the country proudly for twenty years and retired honorably in 1995 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Since 1995, he’s held engineering and managerial positions at several companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Computer Science, and BCT. For two years, he led his own consulting firm, Mountcastle Consulting. Mr. Mountcastle has a Master’s Degree in Technical Management from John Hopkins University and a degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, University College.

  • Billy Sharp

    Billy Sharp is a human resources manager for Ledwidge GP Management DBA McDonald's. He is also the founder of Billy Sharp OmniMedia, a company that provides consulting, works with publicists, and sells books, documentaries and educational materials. A former candidate for Ohio House District 10, Billy continues to work to change our community. He was the executive director of The Straightway Project and worked to bring resources to the Glenville community. Billy has also served the community through the City of Cleveland’s Summer Lunch Program, Computer Training for Seniors, Adult Literacy Program, Youth Basketball and Cheerleading Programs. Earlier in his career, Billy worked for the City of Cleveland in the Division of Parks and Recreation. He then went to work in the private sector as a top management administrator in the fast-food industry, for businesses including McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s, where he continued to help low-income residents build skills for an ever-changing job market. Billy is an active volunteer and has held leadership positions for many community-based organizations, including the Urban League of Greater Cleveland GUILD, MGU, Ohio Young Black Democrats Northeast Ohio Chapter, Cleveland Stonewall Democrats and Organizing for Action - Cleveland Chapter.