Board Members

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Jason Khoo, Board Chair

Khoo joined the Police Review Board in September 2022 representing District 1 in west Anaheim.

He is founder and chief executive  of Zupo, a web marketing consultancy based in Anaheim and a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.

Khoo is serving his first term on the Police Review Board through June 2024.

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Daisy Chávez, Board Vice Chair

A statewide advocacy manager for Initiate Justice, Chávez represents District 5 in southeast Anaheim.

Chávez has resided in Anaheim's District 5 since 2004 and brings the perspective of a person of color who grew up in communities that were often over policed and experienced police violence.

As a board member, Chávez seeks to increase transparency and accountability between the city's police department and city residents. 

Chávez holds a bachelor's in criminology, law and society from the University of California, Irvine, and is passionate about shifting the community toward a system of community care, having experienced first-hand the harmful effects of mass incarceration.

Chávez is serving her second term through June 2024.

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Steve Valencia

Valencia joined the Police Review Board in May 2022 representing District 2.

He is a longtime Anaheim resident and, along with his family and pets, is a resident of District 2 for more than 10 years. 

Valencia is a longshoreman working at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. He is the third generation in his family to work as a longshoreman.

As a board member, Valencia looks to help both the community and police work together.

Valencia is serving his first term through June 2025.

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Diana VanKirk

A retired nurse, VanKirk represents District 3 in central-north Anaheim.

She serves on the Police Review Board with a goal of fostering understanding between the community and the Anaheim Police Department. VanKirk also seeks to pass along policing concerns of residents and others to ensure proper procedures and policies are followed.

VanKirk has lived in Anaheim since she was an early teen. She attended Trident Junior High School, which closed in 1989, and Savanna High School.

She earned nursing degrees from Fullerton College and California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s in nursing and midwifery at a joint program offered by the University of California, Los Angeles and UC Irvine.

VanKirk worked for decades as a registered nurse, including at West Anaheim Community Hospital and Kaiser Permanente.

She volunteers on pet therapy visits to Anaheim Memorial Regional Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Orange County Anaheim Medical Center and for the children’s reading program at Haskett Branch Library.

VanKirk is serving her second term through June 2024.

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Ryan Wagner

A supervisor at fastener maker West Coast Aerospace Inc., Wagner represents District 4 in central-south Anaheim.

He serves on the Police Review Board to give back to Anaheim, where he moved a few years ago. Wagner seeks to learn more about the Anaheim Police Department and work with the community to address potential areas of improvement.

Wagner earned a bachelor’s in business administration and sociology from the University of Oregon. He is training to get his private pilot license.

Wagner is serving his second term on the board through June 30, 2024.

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Mayra Gomez

An executive assistant at the Anaheim Family YMCA, Mayra Gomez represents District 6 in east Anaheim.

Gomez joined the Police Review Board as a way to continue giving back to her community. She is also passionate about promoting social justice issues and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion.

She was born and raised in Anaheim and attended Katella High School.

Gomez holds a bachelor's in social ecology from University of California, Irvine.

She lives in east Anaheim with her husband and 5-year-old son.

Gomez's term ends June 30, 2025.

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Sarah Underwood

Underwood joined the Police Review Board in May 2022 as the board's citywide at-large representative. She lives in downtown Anaheim after recently moving from the Platinum Triangle.

With a doctorate in social work from St. Louis University, Underwood teaches human services at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Underwood moved to Anaheim about five years ago from Indiana. Having done research into policing, she joined the board to help the community advance policing in Anaheim.

Her at-large term runs through June 2025.