President & CEO, Akaku: Maui Community Television
Jay April is an early adopter of public access and a founding member of the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers, the predecessor of ACM. He is a television producer, director, video journalist and filmmaker whose work has been featured on many national networks and won awards from film festivals worldwide. Credits include special correspondent to CNN’s Environmental Unit, the much acclaimed PBS series,The 90s, the successful start up... Read More →
Executive Director, St. Paul Neighborhood Network
I have been the Executive Director of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) in St. Paul, MN since 2013. Previous to SPNN, I was the Executive Director of The Peoples Channel and Durham Community Media in Chapel Hill/Durham, NC for 9 years. I've worked as an activist and advocate for media reform since the late 1990’s, working in print, radio, public access and online activities. I'm a graduate of Antioch College with a double BA in theater and... Read More →
Director of Community Programming, Arlington Independent Media
A native of Washington, D.C., Jackie has been involved in community media for over 30 years. She has been on staff at Arlington Independent Media since 1986 and currently serves as the organization's Director of Community Programs. Jackie has served on both the regional and national board of directors of the Alliance for Community Media and is currently vice chair of the organization’s Inclusion, Equity and Engagement (IEE) caucus.