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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 J. González


    Named co-CEO in 2020, Jessica is an accomplished attorney and racial-justice advocate who works closely with the executive team and key stakeholders to develop and execute strategies to advance Free Press’ mission. She co-founded the Change the Terms coalition, which works to disrupt online hate.

  • Michael Abbate

    Finance Manager

    Michael oversees Free Press’ accounting systems and provides additional support to human-resource functions.

  • Madeleine Bair

    Campaign Manager

    Madeleine works to expand News Voices, Free Press’ local-journalism program, across the country.

  • Alicia Bell

    Organizing Manager

    Alicia works with Free Press members, allies and community members on the News Voices: North Carolina project.

  • 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

    Campaign Director

    Candace develops strategy, mobilizes grassroots support and helps organize nationwide coalitions for Free Press and Free Press Action campaigns.

  • Dutch Cosmian

    Digital Director

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

  • 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 and C. Edwin Baker Fellow

    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

    Policy Manager

    Dana works with the policy team to research and advocate for communications-policy solutions that serve the public interest.

  • Heather Franklin

    Campaign Manager and C. Edwin Baker Fellow

    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, defend acts of journalism and protect free speech everywhere.

  • 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.

  • Gaurav Laroia

    Senior Policy Counsel

    Gaurav works alongside the policy team on topics ranging from internet-freedom issues like Net Neutrality and media ownership to consumer privacy and government surveillance.

  • 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 Campaign Manager

    Lucia works across the digital, campaign and policy teams to create engaging content to impact policy change.

  • 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.

  • Nilda Muhr

    Campaign Manager

    Nilda engages Free Press’ members, allies and the broader public to stop media consolidation, hold our media accountable and ensure diverse voices are represented in the media.

  • 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.

  • Christina Pierce

    Operations Manager

    Christina coordinates all things operations, specifically IT, office management and special projects.

  • 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 works to protect the open internet, prevent media and telecom-industry concentration, promote affordable internet access and foster media diversity. She also coordinates responses to regulatory proposals that threaten to widen the digital divide.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.