Kelvin Davall, Chair, is an engineer with Hewlett Packard. As a community leader, Chair Davall has deep roots in Prince George’s County and has used his skills and knowledge to serve the community in various capacities, such as: working with many elected County officials to improve the quality of life for all Prince Georgians, meditating community and neighbourhood disputes and volunteering throughout the County in various capacities. Chair Davall is also the current Homeowner’s Association Board President of his community and has served in this capacity for over seven years.
Chair Davall was born in Washington D.C. and has considered Prince George’s County home for 10 years. Chair Davall loved serving his community members and wishes to represent the citizens of Prince George's County with deserved dignity and respect. Chair Davall completed the Prince George’s County Citizen’s Police Academy and is a former member of the Citizens Complaint Oversight Panel. Chair Davall’s goal in serving on the PAB is to provide oversight of Prince George’s County law enforcement agencies and to hold officers accountable to ensure training protocols are followed when interacting with citizens. Chair Davall is proud of the resident’s desire to assist with improving the quality of life and making Prince George’s County the best that it can be.
Carlo Sanchez, Vice Chair, is the Asst. Director of Public Safety for the Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. He is a former Maryland State Delegate, representing District 47B in Prince George’s County. During his tenure as a Delegate, Mr. Sanchez served on the Judiciary Committee, the County’s Delegation Law Enforcement Subcommittee, as Chair of the Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, and was the former Secretary of the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee. His community involvement includes serving as an Elder at the Washington Spanish Bilingual SDA Church and former President of the Carole Highlands Neighborhood Association.
Carlo Sanchez has lived in Prince George’s County for 40 years. With over 20 years of career public safety knowledge at a higher learning institute. His experience includes, serving as a public safety officer, supervising an entire department where his responsibilities included investigating and resolving community complaints against subordinate police officers. His objective, while serving on the PAB, is to bridge the gap between the Police, the County, and the Latino Community of Prince George's County, by working to provide transparency around policing. He considers Prince George’s County a diverse community, with many cultures and ethnicities. Mr. Sanchez’s parents immigrated to the Langley Park region, of the County, where they chose to lay roots and raise a family. Mr. O’Neal was born in Washington D.C. and raised four college graduates while living in Prince George’s County.
Sheila Bryant, Esq.
Shelia Bryant, Esq. is a practicing attorney in the areas of Family Law, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning. She is a certiﬁed Inspector General and has served in this capacity while on active duty in the USMC and with the Federal Government. She was awarded a Bronze Star Medal during her tour of duty with the United States Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel. She is aﬃliated with multiple organizations, including: League of Women Voters; J. Franklin Bourne Bar Association; Progressive Maryland's Returning Citizen Task Force; and is a member of the Executive Board of the Prince George's County NAACP.
Sheila Bryant is originally from McComb, MS and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She has resided in Prince George’s County since 2009. She is proud to live in such a rich and diverse area that has so much to oﬀer in terms of culture, entertainment, and community. She has immersed herself in the aﬀairs of Prince George’s County and volunteers frequently with organizations and individuals to promote justice and equity. She applied to the PAB to promote public trust for law enforcement and safety for citizens without abusive conduct by those who are empowered to protect and serve. Her goal is to ensure transparency and accountability and make recommendations for improved policy and practice. Shelia Bryant is a proud wife, mother, and grandmother.
Andrea Coleman, PhD
Andrea Coleman, Ph.D. is the Principal Researcher at KLK Research Group, a research firm bridging the gap between research, policy, and practice via data analysis, translational, action-oriented research, evidence-based practices, and training. Dr. Coleman previously worked in local, state, and Federal criminal and juvenile justice systems, including as a law enforcement civilian employee. While employed at the U.S. Department of Justice, Dr. Coleman trained over 500 criminal and juvenile justice stakeholders in 36 states on evidence-based system improvement strategies, data collection and analysis, and culture change. Dr. Coleman also serves on the Prince George's County Hope in Action Violence Prevention Task Force, and in this capacity, she also aggregates and analyzes crime data and trends.
Dr. Coleman has lived in Prince George’s County for over 15 years. After relocating from Kentucky, she purposely chose to reside in Prince George's County due to its vibrant communities and culture, its cuisine, and, most importantly, its people. Dr. Coleman applied to the PAB to serve Prince George's County and assist with developing and recommending strategies to increase trust between law enforcement and the community while holding officers appropriately accountable.
Keenon James is the Senior Director of the Everytown Survivor Network at Everytown for Gun Safety. For nearly two decades, Mr. James has committed to bridging the gap between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Mr. James has served in leadership roles with President Obama's Policing Practices and Accountability Initiative; the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office); and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., North Carolina Central University Alumni Association and the NAACP, Prince George's County Branch.
Mr. James was born, raised, and continues to live in Prince George's County. He has skills and experience with implementing police reforms nationally and desires to use his skillset while serving as a Board Member. Mr. James’ goal is to work to identify and address systemic changes needed for policing practices in the County, as well as develop inclusive opportunities for the community to engage in public safety strategies. Mr. James considers Prince George’s County home because it’s the community that poured into him and helped him achieve .his full potential. Mr. James is a third-generation Prince Georgian and is proudly raising his family’s fourth generation to call Prince George’s County home.
Lafayette Melton is a Senior Human Resources professional, diversity advocate, and change agent. He has 17 years of expertise in diversity and inclusion, leadership development, recruiting, workforce planning, coaching, and policy. His career reflects a track record of helping organizations value diversity and inclusion. He is a graduate of Cornell University's Diversity and Inclusion certificate program and has received numerous awards for his work in DEI and Equal Employment Opportunity. His affiliations include: Founding Member of the Innovation Exchange Council, Graduate of Building Foundations of Visionary Leadership, Graduate of American Management Association’s Effective Executive Public Speaking, Graduate of FHWA’s Leadership Development Academy.
Mr. Melton has been a resident of Prince George’s County for 36 years. He takes great pride in the County’s rich history of Black excellence and is happy to see so many County residents accomplish legendary achievements. While serving on the PAB, he hopes to play a role in instilling confidence that police officers will enforce the laws with valor, honesty, and respect. He is a firm believer that people should be the change they want to see. Serving on the PAB will afford him the opportunity to help create the changes he believes will improve relations between residents and law enforcement and create a safer County for everyone.
Earl O’Neal retired after serving as a Union Representative for over 30 years. Mr. O’Neal’s community involvement includes service as a Board Member with the South County Economic Development Association; Tantallon Citizens Association, Member; Maryland Business and Clergy Partnership, Board Member; and Friendly High School PTSA and Athletic Booster, Club Treasurer. Mr. O’Neal’s youth involvement includes reviewing disciplinary matters for the youth diversion program with the Juvenile Division of the Community Public Awareness Council (C-PAC). Mr. O’Neal has also volunteered with the Olde Mill Foundation to help grow true partnerships between communities and law enforcement.
Mr. O’Neal has resided in Prince George’s County for 28 years. With over 30 years as a labor and community organizer, Mr. O’Neal worked to solve problems by listening to understand the issues from all sides and bringing people together to invest in a plan to address concerns. He applied to the PAB because Prince George’s County is his community. His goal is to ensure that law enforcement and community members receive fair and honest consideration of their complaints. He believes Prince George’s County can be the best in the State of Maryland. Mr. O’Neal was born in Washington D.C. and raised four college graduates while living in Prince George’s County.
Marsha Ridley, a certified public housing manager and licensed mechanical engineer, is a Boiler Plant Engineer with the Government of the District of Columbia. During her tenure with the District Government, she converted a unit in a troubled public housing facility into an on-sight educational and multi-service center with the successful goal of increasing police presence. For over 20 years, she has been an active member of the Mitchellville Foxlake Community Association and engages in multiple civic activities throughout the County. With over 40 years of expertise in public safety and community engagement, she believes in and has experience in police accountability oversight and has expertise working with vulnerable communities.
Having lived in Prince George’s County for over 23 years and served as a member of the former Citizen Complaint Oversight Panel for two years, she has an ongoing interest in improving public safety and policing. She brings relevant knowledge and experience to her new role. Ms. Ridley’s goal, while serving on the PAB, is to increase police accountability and adherence to protocols while protecting our residents and visitors and to facilitate timely responses to police complaints. She is proud of the quality of life the County affords its citizens and takes great pride in its leadership. She is the mother of 4 children, grandmother of 7, and great-grandmother of 2.