Board Members

The members of CPE’s Board were chosen for their passion, commitment, and dedication to our mission of redesigning public safety systems for all people. Our Board is comprised of leaders from a variety of backgrounds that compliment one another, both professionally and personally—in business, tech, academia, law enforcement, and community advocacy. Drawing from their wide range of experience, our Board Members provide insight into strategic decisions, legal and fiscal oversight, and act as advocates to advance the mission of CPE.

Phillip Atiba Solomon (f.k.a. Goff), PhD
Ex-Officio Board Member
Co-founder and CEO, Center for Policing Equity
Professor, African American Studies and Psychology, Yale University

Ed Zimmerman, JD
Interim Board Chair
Partner, Co-founder and Chair, Lowenstein Sandler's Tech Group and VentureCrush, Lowenstein Sandler

Tianhui Michael Li, PhD
Board Treasurer
Founder and President, The Data Incubator

Meredith Gamson Smiedt, MSW, PhD
Board Secretary
Executive Director, CPE (former)
Doctorate, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA

Kimberly Bryant
Board Member
Founder and CEO, Ascend Ventures Tech
Founder, Black Girls CODE

Alicia Garza
Board Member
Strategy and Partnerships for the National Domestic Workers Alliance
Principal, Black Futures Lab

Jack Glaser, PhD
Board Member
Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
CPE Founding Board Member

Kathleen O'Toole, JD, PhD
Board Member
Chief of the Seattle Police Department (former)
Boston Police Commissioner (former)

Adam Savage
Board Member
Mythbusters Host, Producer,