Civilian Police Review Board Membership

Mary Clark Michael Graham Michael Hess Roslyn Quarto

Edwin Santos
Stephanie Scalise Ernest Turner Michael Walker

CPRB Chairperson Rosyln A. Quarto was born and raised in New York and moved to Cleveland in the fall of 2012 and became the Executive Director of Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) in April of 2013. Ms. Quarto holds a BA from Pennsylvania State University and a JD from St. John’s University. She brings a diverse perspective through her experience as a non-profit, government and corporate executive and lawyer. In addition to participating on the CPRB, Ms. Quarto also serves on the Ohio Attorney General’s Elder Justice Commission, and on the Board of Directors for the Hebrew Free Loan Association and the Ohio CDC Organization. Ms. Quarto resides in the Second District.

CPRB Vice-Chairperson Stephanie B. Scalise has her own law practice specializing in criminal defense and appeals, juvenile law, and family law. Prior to that she was an assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor and served as the legal counsel to the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services. She also previously served as a city prosecutor for the City of Cleveland Department of Law. Ms. Scalise was appointed by Cleveland City Council. Ms. Scalise resides in the Fifth District.

Edwin Santos is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He began his government career in 1975 when he joined the United States Army and after receiving an honorable discharge, he continued his 33-year federal employment and retired in 2009 as an Enforcement Supervisor for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Santos holds a B.A. in business administration and management from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and has lived in the City of Cleveland since 1980. Vice Chairman Santos resides in the First Police District.

Michael L. Walker is the Executive Director of the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland and project director of US Attorney’s STANCE Initiative. Mr. Walker lectures and trains both professionals and students throughout the country on issues related to the prevention and reduction of youth violence and gangs. His work in citizen participation for the City of Cleveland was a contributing factor in the City’s selection as an All-American City recipient three times for resident engagement in public and private ventures. Mr. Walker has co-authored Drug Use among Juvenile Arrestees: A Comparison of Self-Report, Urinalysis and Hair Assay and chapters in the Handbook for Screening Adolescents at Psycho-Social Risk and Gangs in America. He holds degrees from the Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University in Communications and Law. Mr. Walker resides in the Third Police District.

Mary Clark has spent more than thirty years working in banking and finance. She graduated from high school in Lexington, Mississippi and has since worked in Cleveland at Huntington Bank, the UPS Store, and KeyCorp. Ms. Clark resides in the Fourth Police District.

Michael P. Hess, Jr., was appointed to fill the board seat set aside for an 18 to 30-year old. A recent graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Law, Mr. Hess is currently studying for the bar exam. Mr. Hess has worked on political campaigns, and has been a legal intern and a legal assistant at several firms including the Cuyahoga County Department of Law. Mr. Hess was appointed by the Council to fill an unfilled position that opened on August 8, 2016. He resides in the Second Police District.

Michael P. Graham is owner and partner of Cleveland-based Strategy Design Partners, LLC, which is a strategy and communications consulting firm that works with non-profits, public agencies, and businesses. Mr. Graham is also a former assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor. He still practices law. Mr. Graham was appointed by Cleveland City Council. Mr. Graham resides in the Second Police District.

Ernest G. Turner retired from the Cleveland Municipal School District in 2009 with more than 30 years’ experience in teaching elementary and secondary education. Mr. Turner also served as a basketball, football and track coach during that time. He received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Central State University in Comprehensive Social Studies and his Master’s Degree from Cleveland State University, with a concentration in Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Disorders. Mr. Turner has also served as a community advocate in his roles as a Precinct Committeeman for Ward 6, a member of the Buckeye Minsters in Mission Alliance, and the Acting President of the Hulda Avenue Street Club, to name but a few. Mr. Turner was appointed by the Cleveland City Council and resides in the Fourth Police District.