The following people are members of the Community Oversight Panel and provide oversight on behalf of the residents of the Sound Transit district.
Diana Cambronero Venegas
Diana is a resident of Des Moines and a Professional Licensing Manager with the Washington State Department of Licensing, working directly with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Diana is a DSHS Certified Social Services Spanish Interpreter and brings a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion to her work.
Gabriel is a customer service representative with Columbia State Bank and served as the former Vice Chair of the Puyallup Planning Commission. He has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies, Community Planning and Development from UW-Tacoma.
Carston is a planner and a licensed geologist, but also serves as Vice Chair on the City of Bothell’s Planning Commission since 2019. He supports a number of grassroots and community centered causes in the Northshore area, and is a frequent transit user throughout Puget Sound.
Lorenzo is a project manager for King County Metro Capital Planning living in Federal Way. Lorenzo has a close connection to transit, having previously worked with a contractor installing Tacoma Link, and as a part time bus operator with King County Metro.
Scott 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.
Charlotte is the Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the Snohomish & Island County Labor Council. She also serves on the United Way of Snohomish County Board of Directors and Stanwood Camano School Board, where she sits on the Equity Committee, working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the district.
Thomas a resident of Everett since 1984, has served on the Snohomish County Planning Commission, the Everett Transportation Advisory Commitee, Everett Parks and Recreation. He currently serves on the Milltown Credit Union Board of Directors, the Everett Council of Neighborhoods Executive Committee and a representative and the Harborview Seahurst Glenhaven neighborhood association, of which he is the chairman.
James Peyton, Chair
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.
Tina has been in various accounting roles with Milliman, Inc. since 2001. She is a resident of Seattle and a frequent transit rider. As an accountant, she brings professional insight into the agency’s adherence to budgets and projects schedules. She has an interest in how the agency is meeting its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion commitments to staff and riders.
Joseph retired in 2019 after more than 42 years in public service. He continues to provide Executive Consultant services to a variety of non-profit organizations. Immediately prior to retirement he served as City Manager for the City of SeaTac, and was involved with Sound Transit on the Airport and Angle Lake station projects. Mr. Scorcio had previously served in numerous department level and Executive's Office management roles during nearly 30 years with Pierce County. During those three decades, he planned and managed many public development projects, notably the award-winning Chambers Creek Regional Park and internationally-acclaimed Chambers Bay Golf Course. Mr. Scorcio also had served as Assistant Planning Director for the City of Coeur d’Alene and as County Planning Director for Kootenai County in Idaho. He currently resides in University Place, WA.
Lucas is an asset management analyst with Community Roots Housing. He is a resident of Seattle and frequent transit rider. He served on both the Seattle Transit Advisory Board and the King County Transit Advisory Commission and has a history of transit engagement and advocacy.
Paul Thompson, Vice Chair
Paul 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.
Donia is a data scientist with WSP USA. She moved to the United States from Iran to pursue a master’s degree in transportation engineering and then began a career in transportation engineering consultation. She is passionate about providing inclusive mobility and accessibility, transit use, and sustainability, and brings experience in community engagement, project planning and alignment decision, budgeting and financial planning, project schedule and budget adherence, social justice and equity, and passenger experience.
Former Panel Members
- Bruce Agnew, Edmonds, served 1997 – 1999
- Fred Auch, Bellevue, Served 2013-2021 (continued into 2022)
- 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 2004 – 2008
- Kevin Brannon, Edmonds, served 2018 – 2019
- Diane Carlson, Tacoma, served 1997 – 1999
- Arlington W. (Art) Carter Jr, Seattle, served 1997 – 2004, served as chair 2001 – 2003
- Richard U. Chapin, Bellevue, served 2003 – 2011, served as chair 2007 – 2009
- Darrell Chapman, Snohomish County, served 2002 – 2003
- Marcus Courtney, Seattle, served 2003 – 2004
- Allan B. Darr, Everett, served 1997 – 2001
- Aubrey Davis, Mercer Island/Seattle, served 2004 – 2012
- Ron Davis, Seattle, served 2016 – 2018
- Bertha Eades, Redmond, served 1998 – 2007
- Claudia B. Ellsworth, Tacoma, served 1999 – 2001
- Chris Elwell, Burien, served 2007 – 2011
- Michael Garrity, Tacoma, served 2013
- Robin Gold, Seattle, served 2015 – 2017
- Steven M. Goldblatt, Seattle, served 1997 – 2003, served as chair 1997 – 1999
- Robert Miguel Goldstein, Seattle, served 2007 – 2015
- Ramon J. Gould, Edmonds, served 2000 – 2004
- Sharon Grader, Edmonds, served 2017-2020
- Donald L. Green, Lakewood, served 2005 – 2008
- Kevin J. Grossman, Shoreline, served 2004
- Virginia Gunby, Seattle, served 1997 – 2004
- Lynn A. Guttmann, Seattle, served 2006
- Rea Hagan, Tacoma, served 2001 – 2005
- John Harrison, Seattle, served 2015 – 2016
- Frederick M. Hart, Seattle, served 1997 – 2003
- Miriam Helgeland, Federal Way, served 2003 – 2011
- Robert B. Hitchcock, Tacoma, served 2006 – 2009
- Michael A. (Tony) Hudson, Tacoma, served 1998 – 2000
- Mathew Jarvis, Federal Way, served 2013 – 2014
- Brett Johnson, Tacoma, served 2020-2021
- Chris Karnes, Tacoma, served 2018-2019
- Richard Kimball, Sumner, served 2018
- Bill LaBorde, Tacoma, served 2003 – 2008
- Philip B. Lovell, P.E., Edmonds, served 2011-2019, served as chair 2015-2017
- Terry Lukens, Bellevue, served 1997 – 1999
- Thomas M. Luthy, Bellevue, served 1997 – 2003
- Kristi A. Mandt, Seattle, served 1997 – 2001
- Paul W. Masten, Lynnwood, served 2004 – 2008
- Karen J. Mask, Bellevue, served 2011 – 2012
- Mary McCumber, Seattle, served 2004 – 2005
- 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
- Tracy Oster, Tacoma, served 2022-2023
- Daniel (Dan) Parker, Auburn, served 2019-2021
- Helen Powell, Lynnwood, served 2019-2023
- Faaluaina Pritchard, Tacoma, served 2015 - 2018
- C.T. Purdom, Federal Way, served 2006
- Andrew Reay-Ellers, Lake Forest Park, served 2007 – 2008
- Willian (Bill) Roach, Seattle, served 2016-2020 (continued through 2021)
- Marie Rogers, Seattle, served 2018 – 2019
- Katherine Rose, Tacoma, served 1997 – 1998
- David A. Russell, Ph.D., Kirkland, served 2007 – 2015 (continued until 2016)
- Donald L. Russell, Seattle, served 2003
- Thomas R. Ryan, Puyallup, served 2005 – 2007
- Daniel Santon, SeaTac, served 2019-2021
- Lawrence (Larry) Sauvé, Seattle, served 2019-2023, serced as chair 2021-2022
- Stuart L. Scheuerman, Sumner, served 2008 – 2016, served as chair 2011 – 2013 (continued through 2017)
- Jessyn Schor, Seattle, served 2004 – 2005
- Bruce W. Seiber, University Place, served 2008 – 2015
- Larry E. Shannon, Bellevue, served 1999 – 2007, served as chair 2003 – 2005
- Reid Shockey, Everett, served 1997 – 2003, served as chair 1999 – 2001
- Virendra (Vic) K. Sood, Mountlake Terrace, served 2012 – 2016
- Al Stipe, Federal Way, served 1997 – 2005
- Stephen C. Wamback, Tacoma, served 2001 – 2005
- Stephanie Weber, Kirkland, served 1997 – 1998
- JD Wessling, Seattle, served 2007 – 2013
- Paul J. Wiesner, Seattle, served 2005 – 2013, served as chair 2009 – 2011
- Michael Williams, Seattle, served 2015 – 2016
- Harold Wirch, Brier, served 2011 - 2018
- Phillip TK Yin, Seattle, served 2001 – 2003