about us

Our Board

meet the 2022

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

Katherine Rowlands

Publisher, Bay City News Service,
Oakland, CA

 

Treasurer

Hal Fuson

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

SECRETARY

Scott Lindlaw

Principal, Sard Verbinnen & Co., 
McLean, VA

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,
San Francisco, CA

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT LARGE

Dick Rogers

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

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT LARGE

Ricardo Sandoval-Palos

Public Editor, PBS,
Washington, DC

Board Members

Director

Lara Bergthold

Principal Partner, RALLY, an issue-driven communications firm.
Los Angeles, CA

Director

Marcos Breton

Columnist, Sacramento Bee,
Sacramento, CA
Director

Cheryl Brown

Co-Founder, California Black Media,
San Bernardino, CA

Director

Bruce B. Brugmann

Editor and Publisher, San Francisco Bay Guardian (retired)

Director

Thomas Burke

Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine,
San Francisco

Director

Ed Chapuis

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

Director

Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law

DIRECTOR

Abenicio Cisneros

Law Office of Abenicio Cisneros,
Oakland, CA

DIRECTOR

Alica Del Valle

Associate General Counsel, Airbnb,
San Francisco, CA

DIRECTOR

Carl Douglas

Douglas / Hicks Law,
Los Angeles

Director

Richard Gingras

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

 

DIRECTOR

Jay Harris

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

director

Jean-Paul Jassy

Attorney, Jassy Vick Carolan, LLP,
Los Angeles

Director

Linda Jue

Editor-at-Large, 100Reporters,
San Franciso, CA

Director

Quentin Kopp

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

 

Director

Jim Newton

Lecturer, UCLA, Luskin School of Public Affairs; journalist, 
Los Angeles

Director

Karl Olson

Attorney, Cannata, O’Toole, Fickes & Olson, San Francisco

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