AT THE HEART OF WHO WE ARE IS THE BELIEF THAT TRUST CAN BE ACHIEVED BETWEEN POLICE OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

Jason

Jason Lehman

Founder/Executive Director/Police Sergeant

He is responsible for creating and delivering the program’s content. Jason also maintains relationships with community members, law enforcement officials, and community-based organizations in order to spread the WYSM message.

Amanda Dustman

Amanda Dustman

Board President

Amanda Dustman is a Corporate Trainer and Instructional Designer.  She has recently been voted in as the Board President of the “Why’d You Stop Me?” organization.

Ed

Ed Bonachea

Board Vice President

Ed is retired from the Long Beach Police Department, where he served the city of Long Beach as a police officer for 25 years. The last 8 years of Ed’s career involved education and training at the Long Beach Police Academy

Allyson Joy

Allyson Joy

Board Secretary

Allyson Joy is the Emergency Preparedness Manager for the Police Department at California State University, Long Beach. She has worked at the University since 2014 where she oversees campus preparedness programs and operational readiness of the Emergency Operations Center. She has also been involved with the American Red Cross since 2011 in local and national disaster response and is part of the Community Emergency Response Team with the Long Beach Fire Department.

Julie Betchol

Julie Bechtol

Board Treasurer

 

Julie Bechtol was born and raised in Long Beach, California. She attended high school at Lakewood and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach. Go Beach!

John Anderson

John Anderson

Board Member

 

John Anderson, Jr. is a member of the WYSM Board of Directors. John's involvement with WYSM began when he met the Executive Director, Jason Lehman, at the Long Beach Police Department's Community Police Academy. At a WYSM event, John learned more about the impact WYSM has on the community and its mission to transform the relationship between the community and law enforcement.

Kelli Brown

Kelli Crigler

Board Member

 

Ms. Crigler is a veteran of the Signal Hill Police Department serving the community since 2005.  She has been involved with the Too Good for Drugs program since 2010, which is taught at the local schools in Signal Hill.  Ms. Crigler was assigned as the community officer in an affordable housing community for several years, a position that relies heavily on community policing.

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Claudette Powers

Board Member Emeritus

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