Meet the Staff
Tamer Abouzeid, Director
The Director provides overall management, strategic direction, and functional leadership for OLEO and its staff. As a steward of the public’s interest to improve policies and practices both within OLEO and within the Sheriff’s Office, the Director also manages communications, enables community engagement, and directs the development of policies, practices, and recommendations that continuously improve the Sheriff’s Office operations and advance OLEO’s purpose. In addition, the Director works to expand OLEO’s capacity for oversight by improving codes, advocating for OLEO’s authority during collective bargaining, and establishing cooperative relationships with the Sheriff’s Office.
Adrienne Wat, Deputy Director
Since joining OLEO in 2017, Adrienne has served as a subject matter expert and functional lead in the areas of policy analysis, complaint monitoring and certification review, systemic reviews – including officer involved shootings, and improving access to information and agency-to-agency relations.
Adrienne heads the development of OLEO’s internal practices and procedures and provides strategic vision and leadership for the development and implementation of OLEO’s oversight work and organizational planning, collective bargaining activities, and stakeholder and council engagement.
Her interest in oversight stems from her ardent desire to advance positive systemic reforms to police practices – many of which she observed as a public defense attorney – and dedication to addressing structural and systemic issues impacting marginalized and low-income communities. In her role, Adrienne works to align OLEO’s programs, projects, and activities to the One King County Strategic Plan and ensure the office contributes to advancing goals outlined in the County’s Equity and Social Justice plan.
Adrienne is an attorney, and her experience includes work as public defender, a judicial clerk at the Washington State Supreme Court, and as a Fellow at the Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. She grew up in Hawaii and earned her degrees from Seattle University School of Law and the University of Washington.
The Deputy Director provides functional leadership for OLEO staff and provides expert analysis of law enforcement policies and practices to enable OLEO to fulfill its duties and address compliance issues with OLEO’s authority. Additionally, OLEO’s Deputy Director provides strategic recommendations for issues affecting OLEO during collective bargaining, manages OLEO access to Sheriff’s Office information, and oversees specific program areas of OLEO.
Shelby (Cramer) Iwatani, Community Engagement Manager
Andrew Repanich, Investigations Monitor
The Investigations Monitor provides programmatic and investigative leadership within OLEO’s monitoring of the Sheriff’s Office Internal Investigation Unit work. The Investigations Monitor provides expertise and recommendations that improves the quality of investigations related to allegations of misconduct by Sheriff’s Office personnel as it relates to how complaints are classified, helping ensure investigations are thorough, objective, and timely, and providing the Sheriff’s Office with proposed findings of investigations.
Katy Kirschner, Senior Policy Analyst
David Underwood, Investigations Analyst
The Investigations Analyst supports OLEO’s monitoring of the Sheriff’s Office Internal Investigation Unit work. The Investigations Monitor provides expertise and recommendations that improves the quality of investigations related to allegations of misconduct by Sheriff’s Office personnel as it relates to how complaints are classified, helping ensure investigations are thorough, objective, and timely, and providing the Sheriff’s Office with proposed findings of investigations.
Megan (Thal) Kraft, Policy Analyst
The Policy Analyst researches, analyzes, and makes recommendations for improvement of policies relating to public safety, police practices, and the criminal justice system. The Policy Analyst also contributes to other OLEO program areas as well.
Liz Dop, Office Manager
Liz joined OLEO after serving as a legislative secretary for the King County Hearing Examiner’s Office. In that role she handled a significant workload that included supporting public hearings, data management duties, as well as acting as a liaison between staff and the public. She has a strong interest in the work of OLEO and a passion for equity and social justice issues. She is also bilingual, speaking English and Vietnamese. Prior to working at King County, Liz provided executive support to the Vice President of Job Training and Education at Seattle Goodwill Industries (where she was employee of the year in 2015), as well as working as a program specialist at a non-profit organization called LifeWire whose mission was to end domestic violence. Liz was born and raised in Seattle and holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Washington.
The Office Manager develops operational best practices, tools, and standards that enables OLEO to perform its duties. Additionally, the Office Manager leads daily coordination of OLEO business support services, leads the management of records, and serves as liaison with other departments and the public to ensure efficiency across OLEO teams to help achieve work priorities. The Office Manager also provides data management in support of OLEO's monitoring of the Sheriff's Office's Internal Investigations Unit work, and general administrative support for all staff.
Special Projects Staff (Consultants, Strategists, Interns)
An array of other staff join OLEO on special projects on an interim basis as project managers, analysts, researchers, records specialists, legal or labor negotiation counsel, law enforcement systemic issue and policy experts, public affairs and engagement practitioners, and interns. Working with term-limited staff allows OLEO to expand capacity to address unique or emerging needs through partnering with subject matter experts in specialized areas of practice.