2017-2018 Board

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.

Term expires Oct. 2018

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. She splits her time between San Jose and Oakland.

Rachel Sams

Rachel 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. She joined ABF in 2009 as associate editor.

Deputy Vice President: Jane Isay

Before 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 Lowe is Director of the Innovation News Center (INC) at the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications. The INC is a working newsroom covering North Central Florida and staffed with over 100 student journalists guided by nine news professionals each semester. News is distributed on multiple broadcast and digital platforms, including WUFT-FM and WUFT-TV, the local NPR and PBS affiliates, and WUFT.org.

Sarah Garrecht Gassen

Sarah 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. She is a mentor with JAWS, a mentor/editor with The OpEd Project and captain of the Arizona Regional Group.