about us

Our Board

meet the 2021

Board of Directors

BOARD OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

president

Peter Scheer

Attorney and journalist, FAC Exec. Director, 2004-2016, San Rafael, CA

VICE PRESIDENT

Dick Rogers

Reader Representative, San Francisco Chronicle (retired), San Leandro, CA

Treasurer

Hal Fuson

Attorney, Executive Vice President, The Copley Press, Inc. (retired), San Diego, CA

SECRETARY

Scott Lindlaw

Principal, Sard Verbinnen & Co., SF, CA

 

past president

Duffy Carolan

Attorney, Jassy Vick Carolan, LLP, San Francisco, CA

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT LARGE

Carol Melamed

Vice-President Government Affairs, Washington Post (retired), Palo Alto, CA

 

Executive Committee At Large

Juliet Williams

News Editor, Associated Press, SF, CA

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT LARGE

Katherine Rowlands

Publisher, Bay City News Service, Oakland, CA

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT LARGE

Ricardo Sandoval-Palos

Public Editor, PBS, Washington, DC

Board Members

Director

Tim Alger

Attorney, Alger Law APC, Newport Beach, CA


Director

Lara Bergthold

Principal Partner, RALLY, an issue-driven communications firm
Director

Marcos Breton

Columnist, Sacramento Bee
Director

Cheryl Brown

Co-Founder, California Black Media

 

Director

Bruce B. Brugmann

Editor and Publisher, San Francisco Bay Guardian (retired)

Director

Thomas Burke

Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine, SF, CA

 

Director

Ed Chapuis

Vice President & General Manager, KSBY San Luis Obispo, CA
Director

Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA

DIRECTOR

Alica Del Valle

Associate General Counsel, Airbnb

Director

Richard Gingras

Director of News Products, Google, Mt. View, CA

 

director

Jean-Paul Jassy

Attorney, Jassy Vick Carolan, LLP, LA, CA

 

DIRECTOR

Jay Harris

Media Consultant, former Publisher Mother Jones and The American Prospect, SF, CA

Director

Linda Jue

Editor-at-Large, 100Reporters

Director

Quentin Kopp

San Mateo County Superior Court Judge (retired), SF, CA

 

Director

Jim Newton

Lecturer, UCLA, Luskin School of Public Affairs; journalist, and author of “Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown,” published May 2020.

Director

Karl Olson

Attorney, Cannata, O’Toole, Fickes & Olson, SF, CA

director

Mel Opotowsky

Newspaper Consultant and former managing editor, Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA

Director

Rowland Rebele

Newspaper Publisher (retired) and Newspaper Consultant , Santa Cruz, CA

 

Director

Edward Wasserman

Professor and Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley,   Berkeley, CA