Meet our Board

Denise Harnly, Chair
Denise Harnly was with SNG for 17 years, many of which she served as associate director. Denise joined the board on retirement, and along with SNG's board, Denise serves on other boards including Humanities Washington, Drug Free Communities, CADA, and a neighborhood Community Accountability Board.

Steve Shulman, Chair
Steve Shulman served as SNG’s board Chair for 10 years and is a 2003 winner of our Community Builder Award. He is also a second generation small business owner in the Leschi neighborhood and lives in Southeast Seattle. He is the founder of the East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition.

Dan Wiseman, Vice-Chair
Dan Wiseman is a second generation small business owner and resident of West Seattle. Past president of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the West Seattle Community Safety Partnership.

Beth Steinhaus, Treasurer
Beth is a certified financial planner with Breakwater Investment Management, Seattle. She received her BA in Spanish from the University of Michigan and a M.ED from Seattle University. Her diverse volunteer experience includes the Seattle Humane Society, Seattle International Film Festival, and Casa Latina.

Fabienne “Fae” Brooks, Board Member
Fabienne “Fae” Brooks retired as Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division with the King County Sheriff’s Office (Seattle, WA) after over 26 years of service. She is the President and CEO of Brooks S-A-C, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in training and building community partnerships. July 2012 to March 2013, Chief Brooks was a policy advisor for the Mayor of the City of Seattle on Community/Police Engagement where she headed the joint Mayor’s Office and Seattle Police Department’s Safe Communities Initiative. Since 2004, Chief Brooks has been a consultant with the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI). As Director of Law Enforcement Programs for NCBI, Chief Brooks has led a team of international trainers who are providing training in customer service and diversity to law enforcement and communities across the US and internationally in England and Switzerland. She served as the Community Project Coordinator for the NCBI/COPS and Community Program in King County, Washington and Co-Project Coordinator in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is also an expert witness in the area of sexual harassment and discrimination and has been retained as an expert witness by law firms in California, Alaska and Washington. She is a consultant with the Center for Children & Youth Justice, Models for Change Project where she is part of a team designing a Washington state specific curriculum for police officers and youth based on the Philadelphia (PA) Disproportionate Minority Contact Project Youth and Law Enforcement curriculum.

Renee Hopkins, Board Member
Renee has spent her entire career working to enhance and improve the lives of people throughout the communities with which she has worked. A purpose and passion driven leader, Renee brings her strong ability to forge and maintain positive relationships to support healthy and safe communities. After 14 years working in partnership with the Seattle Police Department as the President and CEO of the Seattle Police Foundation, Renee continues her career in support of public safety as the executive director of the Center for Gun Responsibility.

Renee lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter. She enjoys all things outdoors, reading, cooking and playing cribbage with her daughter.

Sokha Danh, Board Member
Sokha Danh is the Neighborhood Safety Advocate at the Public Defender Association. Sokha oversees local LEAD operations for Seattle-King County. Passionate about working for underserved populations, he previously focused his time on district revitalization and public safety for communities of color in Seattle and unincorporated King County. Sokha served on Mayor’s Edward B. Murray’s Special Task Force on Public Safety & Neighborhood Vitality in the Seattle Chinatown-International District in 2015. He was appointed in 2016 by the Washington State Commission on Pacific American Affairs to serve on Washington State’s Legislative Task Force on the Use of Body Worn Cameras by Law Enforcement.

Sokha was selected in 2015 by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific America Community as a Next Generation Scholar. He completed the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center’s Leadership & Advocacy Training in 2014. From 2010 to 2012, Sokha was the recipient of the United Negro College Fund Special Program’s Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship (IIPP). As an IIPP Fellow, Sokha studied at the University of Maryland’s Graduate School of Public Policy, East China Normal University in Shanghai and Howard University in Washington D.C. He also participated in Harvard Business School’s Summer Venture in Management Program.

Sokha is a graduate of Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics. In addition to being a member of SNG’s board of directors, Sokha also serves on the inaugural young professional board of Crosscut, a nonprofit electronic journal focused on politics, culture and technology in the Northwest.

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