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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 has more than 25 years’ experience building, growing and reinventing nonprofit organizations. A co-founder of the organization, she's been at Free Press since 2003.

  • Alicia Bell


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

  • Alison Brzenchek

    Campaign Organizer and Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

    Alison collaborates with the communications, advocacy and policy staff to engage activists and conduct campaign research.

  • Candace Clement

    Campaign Director

    Candace directs Free Press' campaigns to save the free and open internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom, and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media.

  • Dutch Cosmian

    Digital Director

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

  • Mary Alice Crim

    Field Director

    Mary Alice directs Free Press’ field efforts and participates in ongoing campaign and policy initiatives through organizing and public-education activities.

  • Carrie Cuthbert

    Development Director

    Carrie oversees all fundraising activities for Free Press and Free Press Action Fund.

  • Dana Floberg

    Policy Analyst

    Dana supports the policy team on a wide range of media and broadband issues, researching and articulating policy solutions that serve the public interest.

  • Brandon Forester


    Brandon works with Free Press allies and activists to help empower people in their own communities to fight for a fair and open internet for all.

  • 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.

  • Nicole Fritz

    Finance Manager

    Nicole oversees Free Press’ bookkeeping systems and ensures that program directors and board members have up-to-date financial information.

  • Sandra Fulton

    Government Relations Director

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

  • Jessica J. González

    Deputy Director and Senior Counsel

    A key voice in the fights for Net Neutrality, affordable internet access and media diversity, Jessica works closely with the executive team and key stakeholders to develop and execute strategies to advance Free Press’ mission.

  • Timothy Karr

    Senior Director of Strategy and Communications

    Timothy builds on Free Press’ grassroots and policy work to promote universal access to open networks 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

    Policy Counsel

    Gaurav is Free Press’ policy counsel and 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 Relations Manager

    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 Campaigner

    Lucia is a digital campaigner at Free Press, where she coordinates the technical execution of the organization’s online advocacy and focuses on digital engagement, content creation and social-media strategy and co-leads the race-equity working group.

  • 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.

  • Fiona Morgan

    Journalism Program Director

    Fiona directs Free Press’ journalism program as well as the News Voices: North Carolina program, which addresses the crisis in local news by connecting the public and the newsrooms that serve them.

  • Misty Perez Truedson

    Managing Director

    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 L. Pierce

    Operations Manager

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

  • O'neil Pryce

    Special Assistant to the President and CEO

    O’neil provides executive assistance to the president and CEO, helps manage and oversee the D.C. office, supports fundraising activities and assists on special projects.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Stefan provides IT and logistical support to the offices in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., supports staff projects and helps ensure that operations run smoothly at all levels.

  • Collette Watson

    Digital Communications Manager

    Collette is responsible for unifying messaging and content across Free Press’ digital channels, working closely with all teams to elevate the organization’s profile among online audiences.

  • Matt Wood

    Policy Director

    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.