Meet the LION Publishers Board of Directors
Gunita Singh is a staff attorney at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. As a LION board member, she brings both a legal background and a passion for news and community. She is based in Washington, DC. More on Gunita.
Immediate Past Chair
Rebekah Monson (she/they) is co-founder and COO of Letterhead. She previously co-founded WhereBy.Us, and works at the intersection of tech, communities and media on global projects from her home in Miami. More on Rebekah.
Cierra Hinton is the Executive Director-Publisher at Scalawag, a Southern movement journalism organization. Cierra is also a member of Blue Engine Collaborative, where she coached in the Meta Accelerator Program.
Dan Hu lives in Princeton, NJ, and helped found the nonprofit news organization The Yappie. He also serves on the board of advisors at the Glen Nelson Center at American Public Media Group, and was a fellow at The Texas Tribune. More on Dan.
Neil Chase is the chief executive officer at CalMatters, the nonprofit newsroom explaining California policy and politics. He was previously executive editor of The Mercury News and the East Bay Times in the San Francisco Bay Area. More on Neil.
Jiquanda Johnson is founder and CEO of Brown Impact Media Group. She has more than 20 years of news experience and founded Flint Beat, an independent news agency based in Flint, Mich. More on Jiquanda.
Anita Li (she/her) is a Toronto-based journalist, consultant and educator. She's also the founder and CEO of The Green Line. Anita specializes in community-driven journalism, audience engagement, and media ethics and innovation. More on Anita.
Mazin Sidahmed is co-executive director of Documented, a nonprofit news site that covers immigration in the New York area. He was previously a reporter at the Guardian US in New York on the national desk as well as with the award-winning Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab. More on Mazin.
Executive: Gunita Singh, Chair; Rebekah Monson, Jamaal Glenn; Cierra Hinton; Dan Hu
Governance: Neil Chase, Chair; Dylan Smith (Tucson Sentinel); Jimmy Boegle (Palm Springs Independent); Brandy Tuzon Boyd (The Natomas Buzz); Kate Maxwell (The Mendocino Voice); Shawn Musgrove, attorney; Lisa Hunter (LION Publishers)