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  • Craig Aaron


    Craig has led Free Press and Free Press Action since 2011. For more than 15 years, he has been a leader in major campaigns at Free Press to safeguard Net Neutrality, stop media consolidation, oppose unchecked surveillance, defend public media and sustain quality journalism.

  • Jessica González


    Named co-CEO in 2020, Jessica is an attorney and racial-justice advocate who advances Free Press’ mission of building media and technology that serve truth and justice. She’s a leader in the fight to push tech companies to crack down on hate and disinformation.

  • Michael Abbate

    Finance & HR Manager

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

  • Alicia Bell

    Media 2070 Director

    Alicia dreams, strategizes and organizes to win media reparations and to create a media ecosystem where everyone can thrive, ideally much earlier than the year 2070.

  • Vanessa Bell

    Social Media Manager

    Vanessa manages engagement and content creation for Free Press, Free Press Action and Media 2070 social-media platforms with the aim of supporting the organization’s various digital initiatives.

  • Tauhid Chappell

    News Voices: Philadelphia Project Manager

    Tauhid focuses on the News Voices project’s Philadelphia initiative to reimagine how the city’s local newsrooms approach their coverage of crime, violence and the criminal justice and carceral systems.

  • 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.

  • Carrie Cuthbert

    Development Director

    Carrie oversees all fundraising activities for Free Press and Free Press Action and sets the strategic direction for the organization’s development efforts.

  • Leo Fitzpatrick

    Policy Counsel

    Leo supports the policy team’s efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom.

  • Dana Floberg

    Associate Director of Broadband Policy

    Dana leads the broadband-policy team to advocate for telecommunications affordability and communications-policy solutions that serve the public interest.

  • Heather Franklin

    Campaign Manager

    Heather works with the digital, campaign, communications and policy teams to plan and execute campaigns both online and off. She also leads the organization's Net Neutrality campaign.

  • Sandra Fulton

    Government Relations Director

    Sandra coordinates Free Press Action’s legislative outreach and lobbying efforts, with a focus on open-internet issues.

  • Vanessa Maria Graber

    News Voices: New Jersey Manager

    Vanessa works to center communities’ information needs in New Jersey.

  • Diamond Hardiman

    News Voices: Colorado Manager

    Diamond collaborates with community members in Colorado to envision a transformative media.

  • Timothy Karr

    Senior Director of Strategy and Communications

    Timothy builds on the organization’s grassroots and policy work to promote universal access to open networks, rethink the future of journalism and protect free speech in the United States and abroad.

  • Amy Kroin


    Amy edits all Free Press and Free Press Action communications. She also edits and monitors the Free Press website, coordinates and edits all blogs and helps create campaign, outreach and development materials.

  • Rose Lang-Maso

    Campaign Manager

    Rose collaborates with the campaign, digital and policy teams and works in coalition to build winning media-justice, platform-accountability, algorithmic-transparency and anti-surveillance campaigns.

  • Kimberly Longey

    Chief Operating 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.

  • Lucia Martínez

    Digital Strategist

    Lucia manages all aspects of Free Press’ digital strategy and successful implementation across priority campaigns and digital platforms.

  • Amy Martyn

    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.

  • Misty Perez Truedson

    Chief of Staff

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

  • Yesenia Perez-Algarin

    Associate Development Director

    Yesenia works with the development team to implement all fundraising efforts for Free Press and Free Press Action.

  • Sara Pritt

    Digital Manager

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

  • Mike Rispoli

    News Voices Director

    Mike directs Free Press’ News Voices project, which connects local communities and the newsrooms that serve them via public engagement, advocacy campaigns and collaborative projects.

  • Carmen Scurato

    Senior Policy Counsel

    Carmen develops legal strategies, policies and regulatory filings to protect the open internet, promote network resiliency, foster universal-broadband access, prevent media consolidation and ensure platform accountability.

  • Joseph Torres

    Senior Director of Strategy and Engagement

    Joseph advocates in Washington to ensure that our nation’s media policies serve the public interest and builds coalitions to broaden the movement's base.

  • S. Derek Turner

    Research Director

    Derek oversees Free Press’ research and policy analysis. His reports examine the economics of the media industry, broadband competition, media consolidation and ownership diversity.

  • Lish Wang Savson

    News Voices Program Manager

    Lish 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

    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.

  • 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.