What Is The Board?

The Police Accountability Board is run by nine unpaid, volunteer Board Members. The Board’s role is to oversee the agency’s operations, set the agency’s priorities, and serve on panels during the Board’s investigatory process.

One Board Member is appointed by the Mayor. One Board Member is appointed by City Council for each of the four City Districts (East, Northeast, Northwest, and South). The remaining four Board Members are selected by the PAB Alliance, a coalition of community members who helped create and continue to sustain our work.

The law requires our Board Members to be city residents who “reflect the City’s diverse community.” No Board Member (or their family members) can have ever worked for RPD or represented someone suing RPD. Board Members generally serve three year terms, though some members are serving out shorter preliminary terms.

You can apply to serve on the Board by visiting the PAB Alliance’s website at paballiance.org and clicking on the “Apply for the PAB” tab under the “Joining the Alliance” menu.

Board Members

Shani Wilson

Board Chair (Alliance Seat)

Shani Wilson PA-C, is a Board-certified Physician Assistant (NCCPA) with areas of expertise in Suboxone Treatment, LGBTQ+ Health, sexual health, minority health disparities with emphasis on mental health, Trauma Informed Care and vaccine preventable diseases. Community activism and engagement has been especially important to her. Shani is passionate about giving a voice to the underserved people of Rochester. She also works closely with local LGBTQ+ organizations such as Rochester Black Pride - where she currently serves as one of the co-organizers and the Greater Rochester LGBTQ+ Political Caucus where she serves on the steering and education committees. She is currently serving on the Board of Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center and currently serves as a Primary Care Physician Assistant at Trillium Health.

Danielle Tucker

Vice Chair (Alliance Seat)

Danielle Tucker, MS is a middle school teacher at Rochester Prep. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University. In 2018, Ms. Tucker founded House of Empowerment Mentoring Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps prepare low socioeconomic students for college. She is a resident of the city of Rochester as well as a landlord. Danielle Tucker, MS is a businesswoman that gives back to her community often and has been active in the Rochester community since returning in 2017.

Dr. Robert Harrison, III M.D.

Board Member (Council Seat - East)

Dr. Harrison has lived in Rochester since March of 1993 and is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine with a sub-specialty in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Raised in Mississippi, he received a B.S. degree from Tougaloo College, a historically black school and an M.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1966. His training in Internal Medicine was from 1966-1972 interrupted by 2 years to serve in the United States Navy. After training as an Endocrinologist for two years at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Harrison occupied academic positions at Vanderbilt University, Columbia University, The University of Arkansas and the University of Rochester where he retired in 2001 and he remains an Emeritus Professor of Medicine. At various times since 2001 he has served as a consultant or worked as a clinician. For the past four years the majority of his time has been spent participating in classes at OSHER, an RIT-run educational program for persons over the age of 50.

Ida Perez

Board Member (Council Seat - Northeast)

Ida Pérez is a life-long resident of Rochester New York. She is the mother of two young adults and grandmother of her beloved Anatasha and Jason Miguel. During the past 30 years Ida has worked in the early childhood field and is currently the Director for the Ibero Children and Family Stability Services and a Child Development Associates Instructor at REOC. Ida serves on several advisory committees like, 292Baby, Early Childhood Education Quality Council, REOC Education Council and is a member of the Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership with Children’s Institute. She is also the Chair for the Scrantom Street Block Club and is actively involved in her neighborhood with Project CLEAN and El Camino Committee. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for PathStone and past Chair for their advisory committee for PathStone Head Start in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ida was a member of the Puerto Rican Festival Board for 17 years and served as Board President during 2004-2008. Ida loves spending time with her daughters and family. She enjoys singing, baking and DYI projects. She volunteers on the Ibero Spanish Radio Station WEPL 97.1 and host an informative talk show on Sundays. Ida is proud to be Puerto Rican and she always finds opportunities to share her culture, language, food and music with others.

Dr. Celia McIntosh

Board Member (Alliance Seat)

Dr. Celia McIntosh has 16 years of experience in the health sector as an educator, clinician, consultant, and human rights advocate. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and M.S. in Family Nursing and a post masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the St. John Fisher College. Her B.S. in Nursing from the College at Brockport and an A.A.S in Nursing from the Monroe Community College. She is an Advanced Stroke Certified Registered Nurse, a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse, a Critical Care Registered Nurse, and a Certified Emergency Nurse and is Board Certified as a Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. McIntosh is the immediate past Vice Chair of the PAB.

Reverend Matthew Nickoloff

Board Member (Council Seat - South)

Reverend Matthew Martin Nickoloff is the founding priest of the South Wedge Mission, a Lutheran-Episcopal community of communities committed to cultivating life and the common good. A native of our area, he is passionate about building bridges, inter-religious collaboration, and creating spaces where people can rediscover possibility in the face of division and despair. An avid musician and paddle-boarder, Matthew lives in the South Wedge with his wife Leah, an RCSD teacher, and their three children.

Rabbi Drorah Setel, J.D.

Board Member (Council Seat, Northwest)

Rabbi Drorah Setel, J.D., is the spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El, a Reform synagogue in Irondequoit. She is a trained mediator and has developed educational programs as well as led retreats and workshops on dispute resolution. Rabbi Setel lives in the Maplewood neighborhood of Rochester.

Reverend Dr. Rickey Harvey

Board Member (Mayoral Seat)

Rev. Dr. Rickey Bernard Harvey has preached across the nation in more than 30 states and countless numbers of towns and cities. He has conducted citywide revivals, preached for National Baptist Conventions, American Baptist Conventions, and several other National bodies. Rickey Harvey has worked with Reverend Jesse Jackson, Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles and many other pastors in community efforts through Operation P.U.S.H Rainbow Coalition; as a means to care for communities, be a voice for them during times or racial profiling, discrimination and marginalizing. He has worked with the Rochester City School District as a long-term sub. Rickey Harvey is a graduate of University of Phoenix, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and holds 2 Master's, 2 Bachelor's and 1 Doctoral degree, in such fields as Psychology, Business, Organizational Management, Divinity and Ministry. A proud father of four, Rickey Harvey is a businessman, owning two Airbnb’s in the City of Rochester. He is founder and lead singer of a gospel quartet group here in Rochester, The Dynamic Dixie Wonders!

Arlene Brown

Board Member (Alliance Seat)

Arlene Brown has been a resident of the 19th Ward for nearly 50 years and has dedicated her life to making a positive difference within the lives of others. In 2008, she retired from the US Postal Service after nearly 40 years of service. Mrs. Brown now works part-time as a Funeral Attendant at the Metropolitan Funeral Chapels. In addition, she continues with a full schedule of family, church, and civic engagements. Ms. Brown served as a member of the Monroe County Democratic Committee 22nd LD for more than 10 years. Balancing civic and religious duties, Mrs. Brown has been involved with church ministry for more than 40 years. A long-time member of the Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club, she has attained the organization’s distinction of “Distinguished Toastmaster.” She has been recognized for public/civic service by the US Postal Service, Monroe County Legislature, Channel 8 News, Rochester Genesee Valley Club – NANBPWC, and various churches. Beyond community involvement, Mrs, Brown finds fullness of joy in service unto God and love of family.