Citizen Oversight Panel

The Citizen Oversight Panel independently monitors Sound Transit to make sure it meets its commitment to voters.

Current members

The following people are members of the Citizen Oversight Panel and provide oversight on behalf of the citizens of the Sound Transit district.

Fred G. Auch
Mr. Auch is the recently retired Regional Vice President of PCL Construction Services where he worked on many complex transportation and commercial construction projects as a project manager, district manager, and senior executive for over 30 years. He has expertise in managing the budgetary, schedule, personnel, and regulatory challenges of large capital projects. Mr. Auch is also skilled in design-build, GC/CM and other contracting approaches. As a resident of Bellevue and an active member of the Bellevue Rotary Club, Mr. Auch has a strong connection to many Eastside constituencies.

Brett Johnson
Mr. Johnson is a Co-founder of Wane + Flitch LLC, which is a saw mill and wood shop focused on milling urban salvaged logs. Mr. Johnson also has served as Watch Supervisor providing radar air traffic control services to civilian and military air aircraft in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Mr. Johnson also served as Air Traffic Journeyman for civilian and military aircraft in Boise, Idaho and Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia. He currently resides in Tacoma, WA.

Scott Lampe, Chair
Mr. Lampe has a background in civil/environmental engineering and holds an MBA in finance. He has experience with policy implementation through work on the Bellevue Transportation Commission. His experience in finance includes review of operating budgets, development of rating agency presentations, performing economic analyses of long-term capital projects, and development of long-term strategic plans. Mr. Lampe has had past involvement as a member of the public in the shaping of the East Link project.

Daniel (Dan) Parker
Mr. Parker lives in Auburn and previously served on Sound Transit’s Performance Audit Committee as a citizen member. He has past work experience as an engineering business owner and manager, and served as a member and chair of the Washington State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He has experience in nearly all of the various experience areas sought by the Citizen Oversight Panel.

James Peyton
Dr. Peyton is a resident of Kent and an Economics and Statistics faculty member at Highline College. He has worked with the Soundside Alliance sub-regional economic development group. Dr. Peyton has participated in the stakeholders’ group for the Kent/Des Moines/Highline College station area. He has experience with budget and project management in the public sector and familiarity with issues around public services and government processes.

Helen Powell
Ms. Powell is currently the manager of radiology grants administration for the University of Washington and has prior experience in the healthcare field in both administration and research capacities. She has a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She brings experience in the areas of business management, public facilities and services, financial management and government processes. She currently resides in Lynnwood, WA.

Lawrence (Larry) R. Sauvé, Vice Chair
Mr. Sauvé lives in Seattle and has been involved in transit planning and development for many years. He currently teaches the Transit Systems Planning class at the University of Washington. He was a project manager for several transit plans prepared for local cities in the central Puget Sound area. He has experience in public facilities and services, public policy development or review, and government processes.

Joseph Scorcio
Mr. Scorcio is now retired. He served as City Manager and Community and Economic Development Director for City of SeaTac. Mr. Scorcio has served in a numerous amount of other roles at Pierce County since 1984, most recently as Public Development Manager/Deputy Utility Manager for Pierce County in the Sewer Utility Division and Public Development Division. Mr. Scorcio served as Assistant Planning Director for the City of Coeur d’Alene and as County Planning/Planning Director for Kootenai County in Idaho. He currently resides in University Place, WA.

Paul Thompson
Mr. Thompson is an internationally recognized expert in management systems and engineering economics, specializing in transportation asset management (TAM). He has co-authored many of the fundamental manuals and guides used in TAM. Mr. Thompson has been the lead researcher on multi-year research projects and programs to develop engineering economic tools and risk management processes. He has served as a consultant to transportation agencies worldwide since 1980.

Former Panel Members


  • Bruce Agnew, Edmonds, served 19971999
  • Annette Bailes, Federal Way, served 2011 - 2019
  • Anoop Batra, Federal Way, served 1997
  • Janice Berlin, Edmonds, served 2019-2020
  • Hally Bert, Tacoma, served 2020-2020
  • Josh Benaloh, Redmond, served 2008 – 2016, served as chair 2014 – 2015
  • David Berger, Federal Way, served 2013 – 2017
  • Patsy Tsui Bonincontri, Bellevue, served 20042008
  • Kevin Brannon, Edmonds, served 2018 – 2019
  • Diane Carlson, Tacoma, served 19971999
  • Arlington W. (Art) Carter Jr, Seattle, served 19972004, served as chair 20012003
  • Richard U. Chapin, Bellevue, served 20032011, served as chair 2007 – 2009
  • Darrell Chapman, Snohomish County, served 20022003
  • Marcus Courtney, Seattle, served 20032004
  • Allan B. Darr, Everett, served 19972001
  • Aubrey Davis, Mercer Island/Seattle, served 20042012
  • Ron Davis, Seattle, served 2016 – 2018
  • Bertha Eades, Redmond, served 19982007
  • Claudia B. Ellsworth, Tacoma, served 19992001
  • Chris Elwell, Burien, served 20072011
  • Michael Garrity, Tacoma, served 2013
  • Robin Gold, Seattle, served 2015 – 2017
  • Steven M. Goldblatt, Seattle, served 19972003, served as chair 19971999
  • Robert Miguel Goldstein, Seattle, served 20072015
  • Ramon J. Gould, Edmonds, served 20002004
  • Sharon Grader, Edmonds, served 2017-2020
  • Donald L. Green, Lakewood, served 20052008
  • Kevin J. Grossman, Shoreline, served 2004
  • Virginia Gunby, Seattle, served 19972004
  • Lynn A. Guttmann, Seattle, served 2006
  • Rea Hagan, Tacoma, served 20012005
  • John Harrison, Seattle, served 20152016
  • Frederick M. Hart, Seattle, served 19972003
  • Miriam Helgeland, Federal Way, served 2003 – 2011
  • Robert B. Hitchcock, Tacoma, served 20062009
  • Michael A. (Tony) Hudson, Tacoma, served 19982000
  • Mathew Jarvis, Federal Way, served 2013 – 2014
  • Richard Kimball, Sumner, served 2018
  • Bill LaBorde, Tacoma, served 20032008
  • Philip B. Lovell, P.E., Edmonds, served 2011-2019, served as chair 2015-2017
  • Terry Lukens, Bellevue, served 19971999
  • Thomas M. Luthy, Bellevue, served 19972003
  • Kristi A. Mandt, Seattle, served 19972001
  • Paul W. Masten, Lynnwood, served 20042008
  • Karen J. Mask, Bellevue, served 20112012
  • Mary McCumber, Seattle, served 20042005
  • Karen Miller, Mountlake Terrace, served 2003 – 2011, served as chair 2005 – 2007
  • Don Monroe, University Place, served 2015 – 2019
  • Michael W. Murphy, Seattle, served 2008 – 2011
  • John Murtha, Seattle, served 2005
  • Mildred W. Ollée, Federal Way, served 2015 – 2018
  • David Osaki, Federal Way, served 1997 – 2003
  • Faaluaina Pritchard, Tacoma, served 2015 - 2018
  • C.T. Purdom, Federal Way, served 2006
  • Andrew Reay-Ellers, Lake Forest Park, served 20072008
  • Willian (Bill) Roach, Seattle, served 2016-2020 (continued through 2021)
  • Marie Rogers, Seattle, served 2018 – 2019
  • Katherine Rose, Tacoma, served 19971998
  • David A. Russell, Ph.D., Kirkland, served 2007 – 2015 (continued until 2016)
  • Donald L. Russell, Seattle, served 2003
  • Thomas R. Ryan, Puyallup, served 20052007
  • Daniel Santon, SeaTac, served 2019-2021
  • Stuart L. Scheuerman, Sumner, served 2008 – 2016, served as chair 2011 – 2013 (continued through 2017)
  • Jessyn Schor, Seattle, served 20042005
  • Bruce W. Seiber, University Place, served 20082015
  • Larry E. Shannon, Bellevue, served 19992007, served as chair 20032005
  • Reid Shockey, Everett, served 19972003, served as chair 19992001
  • Virendra (Vic) K. Sood, Mountlake Terrace, served 2012 – 2016
  • Al Stipe, Federal Way, served 19972005
  • Stephen C. Wamback, Tacoma, served 20012005
  • Stephanie Weber, Kirkland, served 19971998
  • JD Wessling, Seattle, served 20072013
  • Paul J. Wiesner, Seattle, served 20052013, served as chair 20092011
  • Michael Williams, Seattle, served 20152016
  • Harold Wirch, Brier, served 2011 - 2018
  • Phillip TK Yin, Seattle, served 20012003