Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is an ad hoc committee whose role is to provide direction and feedback to the study.

The membership is comprised of representatives of the justice system components including the judiciary, law enforcement, parole and probation, prosecution, defense bar, health services, and the public.  

  • Mitch Anderson, Benton County Health Department Director
  • Xan Augerot, Benton County Commissioner
  • Judge David Connell, Benton County Circuit Court
  • Helen Cunha, Mental Health, Addictions, Developmental Diversity Advisory Committee member
  • Judge Matthew Donahue, Benton County Circuit Court
  • Allison Davis-White Eyes, Director of Oregon State University Community Diversity Relations 
  • John Haroldson, Benton County District Attorney
  • Thomas Hill, Defense Bar representative
  • Scott Jackson, Benton County Sheriff
  • Joe Kerby, Benton County Administrator
  • Karen Nibler, League of Women Voters of Corvallis
  • Becky Pape, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center CEO
  • Jon Sassaman, Corvallis Police Department Chief
  • Jim Swinyard, 2040 Thriving Communities Initiative Council member
  • Matt Wetherell, Benton County Juvenile Department Director

Operations Team

The Operation Teams is an internal working group whose role is to ensure that the study proceeds in a transparent, timely, and productive manner and that the necessary resources and access are provided to the consultants and public.  

  • Xan Augerot, Benton County Commissioner
  • Ari Basil-Wagner, Project Manager (Oregon Center on Behavioral Health and Justice Integration)
  • Karl Becker, Project Director (CGL Companies)
  • Joe Kerby, Benton County Administrator
  • Kevin Perkins, Benton County Board of Commissioners Office Manager
  • Lili'a Neville, Benton County Public Information Officer