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Police Complaints Board Welcomes New Board Chair

Monday, September 8, 2014
New chair to conduct first board meeting on September 8

(Washington, DC) – The Police Complaints Board (PCB), the governing body of the Office of Police Complaints (OPC), welcomes new board chair, Iris Maria Chavez.  Chavez has served as a member of PCB since January 2012 and will be the third person to fill this role.

Chavez is the assistant field director at The Education Trust, an organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels – pre-kindergarten through college.  In her role she oversees the organization’s field and outreach operations. 

Prior to joining the Education Trust, Chavez served as Deputy Director for Education Policy & Outreach at the League of United Latin American Citizens.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology, History & African Diaspora Studies from Tulane University and her master’s in Social Policy from the University of Chicago.  Chavez is also a founding officer of the Columbia Heights Day Initiative board.

“I am honored to be given this responsibility by Mayor Gray,” said Chavez.  “I look forward to continuing working with my fellow board members, in a new capacity, to further advance the great work of the agency.”

Additionally, the current members of the PCB are: Kurt Vorndran, legislative representative for the National Treasury Employees Union; Patrick A. Burke, an assistant chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) currently heading MPD’s Strategic Services Bureau; Karl M. Fraser, associate director at a pharmaceutical company in Rockville, Maryland overseeing clinical oncology research; and Margaret A. Moore, retired assistant professor of Criminal Justice at the University of the District of Columbia.

For more information on the PCB members and OPC, visit our website at www.policecomplaints.dc.gov.