Our Board

First Amendment Coalition Board of Directors – 2017

Officers

  • President: Carol Melamed, Vice-President Government Affairs, Washington Post (retired), Palo Alto, CA
  • President-Elect and Vice President: Duffy Carolan, Attorney, Jassy, Vick, Carolan, SF, CA
  • Second Vice President: Jay Harris, media consultant, former Publisher Mother Jones and The American Prospect, SF, CA
  • Secretary: Dick Rogers, Reader Representative, San Francisco Chronicle (retired), San Leandro, CA
  • Treasurer: Mel Opotowsky, newspaper consultant and former managing editor, Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA

Board of Directors

  • Tim Alger, Attorney, Alger Law APC, Newport Beach, CA
  • Kevin Bankston, Director, New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, Washington, DC
  • Bruce B. Brugmann, Editor and Publisher, San Francisco Bay Guardian (retired), SF, CA
  • Thomas Burke, Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine, SF, CA
  • James Chadwick, Attorney, Sheppard Mullin, Palo Alto, CA
  • Guylyn Cummins, Attorney, Sheppard Mullin, San Diego, CA
  • Hal Fuson, Attorney, Executive Vice President, The Copley Press, Inc. (retired), San Diego, CA
  • Dan Gillmor, Knight Center, Cronkite School of Journalism, University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
  • Richard Gingras, Senior Director, Google News and Social Products, Mountain View, CA
  • Paul Gullixson, Editorial Director, Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Jean-Paul Jassy, Attorney, Jassy Vick Carolan, LLP, LA, CA
  • Quentin Kopp, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge (retired), SF, CA
  • Scott Lindlaw, Principal, Sard Verbinnen & Co., SF, CA
  • Jim Newton,UCLA, Luskin School of Public Affairs, LA, CA
  • Karl Olson, Attorney, Ram Olson Cereghino & Kopczynski, SF, CA
  • John Raess, Former Associated Press Bureau Chief, SF, CA
  • Rowland Rebele, newspaper consultant, Aptos, CA
  • Peter Scheer, Attorney, journalist who served as FAC’s Executive Director, 2004-2016
  • Arnold York, Publisher, Malibu Times, Malibu, CA