Meet the Staff and Board of Directors
All volunteers, our Executive Director and Board of Directors help ensure our communities remain safe through patrol, educate, and raising awareness.
Left to right is:
ErinMarie Reiter — Secretary, Yuo Wu — Treasurer , Edwin Lohr — President, Donovan W. Ackley III — Director at Large, Michael Walbridge — Director at Large, Douglas Holk —Vice President, Executive Director with Sean Redmond (not pictured)
Sean Redmond comes to Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol with 20 years law enforcement and human resource development experience from the United States Air Force and an active community-oriented drive to make San Diego a safe place to live, play, and visit. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. After retiring from the Air Force, he wanted to pursue using his knowledge and expertise to promote community crime and safety prevention. Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol was a great fit for his passion. You will also see Sean in many community events such as the annual San Diego Pride Parade and Festival, Hillcrest CityFest, North Park Toy Parade, and of course on patrol with Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol Friday and Saturday evenings.
Sean works with the San Diego Unified School District Transportation Department transporting special needs students. He and his husband Jackson live in Hillcrest with their fur kid named Artie. Sean’s daughter attends the University of Nebraska where she is majoring in Criminal Forensics Biochemistry.
Sean looks forward to being a partner in public safety. ‘By working together and looking out for each other, we can address and resolve community problems which will affect lasting change in our community for all to enjoy.’ Feel free to stop the patrol and say hi anytime!
Board of Directors
Edwin has been involved with Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol training, fundraising and patrolling since the early beginning. Edwin has been nominated, vetted and successful in completing both the District Attorney’s Citizen’s Academy and the FBI Citizen’s Academy. He has been a representative for the San Diego Police Department Captain’s Advisory Board and just recently chosen by the Chief of Police LGBT Advisory Board.
Along with volunteering for the patrol, Edwin is the Director of Operations for the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, founder and life-time member of the San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association, and is engaged in several other non-profits all to better neighborhoods.
Doug Holk has been a resident of San Diego for the past 6 years. In those 6 years has had an active role in various community organizations and events. This aligns with Doug’s belief that goodness must find courage to make it better for all.
Doug has more than 20 years in the Financial Services Industry with a focus on training and consultant work. His work experience has taught him that to be the best leader possible one must focus on what they are most passionate about and utilize their strengths to achieve that success. His strengths and passion are what Doug is most excited to bring to Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol.
Yuo Wu is a first generation, gay, Taiwanese-American. Born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in San Diego. She earned a BA in Public Administration from San Diego State University and MA in Public Administration from National University. She currently works in Human Resources for the County of San Diego and proudly serves as a Champion for the County’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. She has a passion for volunteer work and has served both within and outside of the community from organizations such as The Center; San Diego Pride; Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol to The San Diego Buddhist Association and The San Diego Food Bank. She is an active member of IPMA-HR (International Public Management Association for HR), WLLE-SD (Women Leaders of Law Enforcement), County of San Diego Employee Resource Groups (LGBT and Allies, and CSDFEA), and a lifetime member of SDSU Alumni Association.
Donovan Ackley III comes to Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol with 30+ years’ experience in grassroots community organizing and nonviolent conflict resolution, most recently helping to launch the trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming community’s US-Canadian peer support suicide prevention line Trans Lifeline. Donovan is an Ohio native who spent about 20 years in Los Angeles County as a university professor, moving to San Diego a couple of years ago to work with McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education, where he is currently a case manager in a recovery residence for women and children. Donovan holds a PhD in religion, is a state-licensed private security officer, and is committed to “by us for us” LGBTQI community partnerships for building community resilience. Working in the community with Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol, San Diego Pride, and San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus are ways to live out that commitment, giving back to this welcoming community”.
Michael moved to California from Boston in 2007 and has been a resident of Hillcrest since 2010. As a scientist for a local biotech company, he specializes in creating microbes that help produce chemicals for industrial and pharmaceutical use from renewable sources. Besides trying to reduce our dependency on petroleum products, Michael has volunteered with a number of organizations.
Joining Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol in November 2016, Michael began as a Patrol Volunteer and is now increasing his involvement by becoming a Field Training Officer to assist in the development of new volunteers, and now by joining the Board of Directors. Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol objectives of Patrolling, Educating, and Raising Awareness, are central to his goal in making his community a better and safer place.