2017-2018 Board

Lottie Joiner

Lottie Joiner is the interim editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine and a Washington, D.C.-based freelance journalist. She covers race, social justice, civil rights and African American culture. Her work focuses on issues that impact minorities, women, marginalized and underserved communities. She has written for The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Time.com, Vox.com, The Undefeated, Essence magazine and TheAtlantic.com.

Andrea Stone

andrea-stoneAndrea Stone is director of career services at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she loves her job, helping launch the careers of a new generation of journalists.

Emily DeRuy

emily-deruy Born and raised in the Bay Area, Emily DeRuy covers higher education for the Bay Area News Group, including the Mercury News and East Bay Times.

Rachel Sams

rachel-samsRachel Sams is editor-in-chief of Albuquerque Business First, where she manages newsroom strategy and has the privilege of helping amazing journalists do their best work online every day and in print once a week.

Deputy Vice President: Jane Isay

jane-isayBefore becoming a writer, Jane Isay was an editor and publisher for over 40 years, publishing a broad range of nonfiction, with a special focus on psychology. She developed the Yale University Press’s distinguished list in the behavioral sciences and published leading psychoanalysts and child development experts.

Secretary: Mira Lowe

mira-loweMira Lowe is Director of the Innovation News Center (INC) at the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications.

Sarah Garrecht Gassen

sarah-garrecht-gassenSarah Garrecht Gassen is the Editorial Page Editor, award-winning columnist and host of the opinion podcast “The Point Being” at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, where she has taught at the University of Arizona School of Journalism for more than a decade.