Co-Founder/Co-Executive Director
Larry Platt

Executive Editor/Co-Executive Director
Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Director of Operations
Ralph Thorn

Director of Sales & Philanthropy
Kristin Long

Deputy Editor
Lauren McCutcheon

Social Media Manager
Olivia Kram

Staff Writer
Malcolm Burnley

Contributing Editor
Christina Griffith
Andrew Putz

Director of Events and Partnerships
Corie Moskow

Director of Audio / CitizenCast
J.P. Romney

Ajay Raju

Contributing Writers

Connor Barwin

Courtney DuChene

Jemille Q. Duncan

Charles D. Ellison

Sharif El-Mekki

Jon Geeting

Anne Gemmell

Christina Griffith

Bruce Katz

Christine Speer Lejeune

Diana Lind

Elaine Maimon

James Peterson

Jo Piazza

Natalie Pompilio

Nick Russo

Ali Velshi


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Sabina Louise Pierce

Dan Shepelavy


Sarah Gross & Lindsey Griswold

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