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  • Craig Aaron

    President and CEO

    Craig has led Free Press and Free Press Action Fund since 2011. For more than a decade, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Candace Clement

    Campaign Director

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

  • 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

    Digital Campaigner and C. Edwin Baker Fellow

    Heather collaborates with Free Press’ advocacy, field and policy staff to support campaign and ally work. She focuses on digital organizing and engagement.

  • Sandra Fulton

    Government Relations Director

    Sandra coordinates Free Press Action Fund’s legislative outreach and lobbying efforts.

  • Jessica J. González

    Vice President of Strategy and Senior Counsel

    Jessica 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 organized online hate.

  • 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 Fund 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.

  • Sara Longsmith

    Foundation Partnerships Director

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

  • Lucia Martínez

    Digital Campaign Manager

    Lucia coordinates online advocacy and outreach. She focuses on campaign strategy, digital engagement, content creation and data analysis.

  • 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 Fund.

  • 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.

  • Dayanita Ramesh

    Online Communications Manager

    Dayanita works to expand and deepen Free Press’ online presence and engagement efforts by developing digital strategies, messaging, graphics and online events that inspire supporters to take action.

  • 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.

  • James L. Thompson


    James works with Free Press members, allies and community members on the News Voices: New Jersey project.

  • 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.

  • Stefan Ward-Wheten

    Office Manager and Organizer

    Stefan helps ensure that Free Press' operations run smoothly at all levels. He also works to recruit and train activists to fight for their rights in Congress and in their communities.

  • Collette Watson

    Creative Communications Director

    Collette is responsible for managing and unifying content across Free Press’ digital channels to engage our 1.4 million members, hundreds of allies and the broader public.

  • 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.