Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission on Sexual & Domestic Violence


“I love this opportunity to connect with great community leaders.”

—Commission Member

S/DV Commission Membership

Please contact for any questions regarding S/DV Commission Members or Membership. Current members can access membership materials here.

Designated Government Representatives

  • Karen Burke, Executive Director, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

  • Regina Delahunt, Whatcom County Health Department Director

  • David Doll, Bellingham Police Chief

  • William Elfo, Whatcom County Sheriff

  • Starck Follis, Whatcom County Public Defender

  • Jon Mutchler, Mayor, City of Ferndale

  • Darlene Peterson, Bellingham Municipal Court Administrator

  • Linda Quinn, Superintendent, Ferndale School District

  • Dave Reynolds, Whatcom County Superior Court Administrator

  • Mike Riber, Administrator, DSHS/Community Service Office

  • Eric Richey, Whatcom County Prosecutor

  • Katrice Rodriguez, Child and Family Services Director, Nooksack Tribe

  • Peter Ruffatto, Bellingham City Attorney

  • Kevin Turner, Police Chief, Ferndale Police Department

  • Bruce Van Glubt, Whatcom County Probation Administrator

County Community Appointments

  • Riannon Bardsley, WA State Department of Commerce

  • Christina Kobdish, Director of Planning and Development, Unity Care NW

  • Moonwater, Executive Director, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

  • Michael Parker, Director, Whatcom Homeless Service Center

  • Garret Shelsta, Pastor for Young Adults, Christ the King Church – Bellingham

  • Raquel Vernola, Director for Safety & Security, Whatcom Community College

  • Michele Zlotek, Human Resource Analyst, Whatcom County Transit Authority

City Community Appointments

  • Alan Artman, Chief Financial Officer, FaithLife Corp

  • Beth Boyd, Medical Social Worker, Peace Health/St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Ken Levinson, Tulalip Tribes

  • Byron Manering, Executive Director, Brigid Collins Family Support Center

  • Katie Plewa-Olvera, Licensed Psychologist, KPO Counseling

  • Chris Roselli, Director of Community Relations, Western Washington University

  • Sharon Rutherford, Nursing Director, Peace Health/St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Mary Welch, Staff Attorney, Northwest Justice Project