Sonya Green is an award-winning journalist, public speaker and media educator. Green joined the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University. as Engagement Reporter. Prior to joining the CCJ team, Green had the honor of being selected for the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship class of 2017. She has more than 20 years of broadcast experience in public and commercial media.
Adriana Gallardo is an engagement reporter at ProPublica based in New York City. As the network manager for AIR’s Localore: Finding America, she led a national series of 15 multimedia and community projects. Before joining AIR, she travelled the country as a facilitator with the StoryCorps booth, collecting more than 400 local stories. In her hometown Chicago, she spent over a decade working as a print writer, online editor (Remezcla.com) and radio producer.
Nathan Moore is the General Manager at WTJU at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Nathan has worked in college and community radio for more than half his life, including Free Speech Radio News and WORT (Madison, WI). He launched UVA’s student-run station WXTJ, WTJU’s low power sister station where he serves as staff adviser, and TEEJ, a Charlottesville/UVA-based podcast network.
Colin Andrews joined the NFCB board in May of 2016 and is also an attorney who has represented non-commercial radio and television before the FCC. He has experience on advising broadcasters on compliance with regulatory requirements, including working on pleadings for administrative proceedings, responding to Letters of Inquiry, responding to EEO audits, and drafting comments on proposed rulemakings.
JULIA KUMARI DRAPKIN
Executive Producer and creator of iSeeChange, an environmental reporting project combining citizen science, participatory public media and satellite and sensor monitoring of environmental conditions. Drapkin has extensive newsroom experience spanning public radio, television and print.
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General Manager at 90.7 WNCU in Durham, NC, a mainstream, jazz radio station licensed by North Carolina Central University. She has worked in the public radio industry for almost 14 years. Freeman previously served on the advisory board for NFCB’s African American Public Radio Project.
Program and Music Director at WEAA Baltimore, the third American public radio station in the country. He has been an on-air radio personality in commercial and public radio for the last twenty years, and is co-host of the nationally syndicated Cool Jazz Countdown.
Station Manager/Executive Director of KWMR, West Marin Community Radio in Point Reyes Station since 2010. Amanda holds a bachelor in University Studies from the University of New Mexico and a master in Human Resources Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.