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  • Craig Aaron


    Craig has led Free Press and Free Press Action since 2011. For nearly two decades, he has been a leader in major campaigns to safeguard Net Neutrality, stop media consolidation, oppose unchecked surveillance, defend public media and sustain quality journalism.

  • Jessica J. González


    Jessica leads efforts to change our media system so that it can support a just and multiracial democracy. A public-policy lawyer by training, Jessica knows that the biggest problems in our media can be solved only by organizing and building power with ordinary people.

  • Michael Abbate

    Finance Director

    Michael oversees Free Press’ accounting systems, is the lead on benefits management and supports other HR functions.

  • Amanda Beckham

    Government Relations Manager

    Amanda engages lawmakers in D.C. to advance policy that achieves our core goals of promoting equitable access to technology, saving Net Neutrality, and ensuring that media and technology are tools of democracy and not oppression.

  • Vanessa Bell

    Social Media Manager

    Vanessa manages engagement and content creation for Free Press and Free Press Action social-media platforms with the aim of supporting the organization’s various digital initiatives.

  • Nora Benavidez

    Senior Counsel and Director of Digital Justice and Civil Rights

    Nora manages the organization’s efforts around platform and media accountability to defend against digital threats to democracy.

  • Candace Clement

    Managing Director

    Candace sets organizational priorities and oversees the strategic development, design and successful implementation of Free Press’ programmatic work.

  • Dutch Cosmian

    Senior Digital Director

    Dutch oversees web development, online advocacy and outreach, data analysis and content creation for Free Press.

  • Alex Frandsen

    Journalism Program Manager

    Alex builds the power needed to win news policies at the local, state and national levels that serve communities’ information needs.

  • Heather Franklin

    Internet Campaign Director

    Heather leads the organization’s telecommunications campaigns, which include broadband access and affordability, Net Neutrality, network resiliency and prison-phone justice.

  • Vanessa Maria Graber

    News Voices Director

    Vanessa Maria leads the News Voices project, which connects local communities and the newsrooms that serve them via public engagement, advocacy campaigns and collaborative projects.

  • Diamond Hardiman

    Reparative Journalism Program Manager

    Diamond works with the Media 2070 and News Voices teams to build the dreams, power and local journalism needed to forge a reparative media future.

  • Timothy Karr

    Senior Director of Strategy and Communications

    Tim builds on Free Press’ grassroots and policy work to promote universal access to open and affordable networks, challenge commercial media concentration and rethink the future of journalism.

  • Amy Kroin


    Amy edits all Free Press and Free Press Action communications. She also manages the Free Press website, oversees the blog and helps create campaign, outreach and development materials.

  • Rose Lang-Maso

    Campaign Manager

    Rose builds winning corporate-accountability and policy campaigns that advance digital civil rights and mitigate the harms caused by disinformation, hate and related online forces.

  • Kimberly Longey

    Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

    Kimberly oversees organizational development, capacity building and financial-management activities and is a key member of our fundraising team. A co-founder of the organization, she's been at Free Press since 2003.

  • Sara Longsmith

    Foundation Partnerships Director

    Sara works to secure financial support for Free Press and Free Press Action. She is responsible for all aspects of institutional funding and coordinates all grantwriting and reporting efforts.

  • Amy Martyn

    Senior Administrative Director

    Amy oversees Free Press’ operations team, including human resources, IT, finance and facilities, and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations for employment, nonprofit corporations and advocacy.

  • Courtney Morrison

    Creative Content Manager

    Courtney executes Free Press’ mid- and long-term creative-strategy development and content production with programmatic staff across the organization.

  • Imani Oakley

    Multimedia Communications Manager

    Imani guides strategy and production of rapid response and recurring multimedia content across multiple channels, including web, social media, email marketing and blogs, as well as additional digital channels to further Free Press’ growth.

  • Cassie Owens

    News Voices: Philadelphia Program Manager

    Cassie works with journalists and communities to transform coverage of the criminal-justice system.

  • Misty Perez Truedson

    Chief of Staff

    Misty oversees the Free Press staff and helps define strategy, direction and evaluation for the organization.

  • Sara Pritt

    Digital Manager

    Sara helps expand Free Press’ online presence and engagement strategies by managing the production of our digital content.

  • Mike Rispoli

    Senior Director, Journalism and Civic Information

    Mike focuses on winning public policies to transform local news and create equitable access to information that promotes civic participation and thriving communities.

  • Brenda Rivas

    Development Director

    Brenda closely collaborates with Free Press leadership and guides the development team to secure the resources to sustain and grow the organization.

  • Jenna Ruddock

    Policy Counsel

    Jenna supports Free Press’ policy work across issue areas, with a focus on tech, privacy, digital civil rights and competition.

  • B'Asia Settles

    Operations & Technology Manager

    B’Asia is a skilled technologist who delves into complex rabbit holes of information and data. She specializes in digital forensics and cyber-policy analysis and development.

  • Joshua Stager

    Policy Director

    Joshua advances Free Press’ policy agenda through a strategic mix of legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy.

  • Joseph Torres

    Senior Advisor, Reparative Policy and Programs

    Joseph advises key Free Press staff in setting and evaluating Free Press and Media 2070 policy positions and priorities.

  • Aneisha Townsend

    Executive Assistant to the Co-CEOs

    Aneisha maintains and optimizes our co-CEOs’ schedules and workflow, assists with donor relations and supports the development team with administrative project management.

  • S. Derek Turner

    Senior Advisor, Economic and Policy Analysis

    Derek leads Free Press’ research and policy analysis and advises the co-CEOs and policy team.

  • Alisha Wang Saville

    News Voices Program Manager

    Alisha works on stewarding a thriving infrastructure for the News Voices program, including capturing and evaluating impact, fostering a community of practice across locations, and supporting our on-the-ground organizers.

  • Collette Watson

    Vice President of Cultural Strategy and Media 2070 Project Director

    Collette helps guide narrative change, community partnerships and strategic communications, working with artists, media-makers, creatives and advocates to shift power toward a just future media system.

  • Danny Weiner

    Marketing and Direct Response Manager

    Danny focuses on digital fundraising and direct response strategy, empowering supporters to drive profound change.

  • Venneikia Williams

    Media 2070 Campaign Manager

    Venneikia supports the Free Press team in the development, design and successful implementation of the Media 2070 campaign for media reparations.

  • Matt Wood

    Vice President of Policy and General Counsel

    Matt leads our policy and legal team's efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom.