Board of Directors

Don Fry

Don Fry

Don Fry, an independent writing coach, has taught more than 10,000 authors to write faster, clearer, and with less agony. He also helps editors edit better, and managers organize better. Don has had two careers, first as an English professor at the University of Virginia and at Stony Brook University, Read More
Hal Fuson

Hal Fuson

Harold W. “Hal” Fuson concluded more than 40 years as a newspaperman after negotiating the sale of one of the nation’s 25 largest dailies, The San Diego Union-Tribune. The sale by San Diego-based Copley Press was completed in May 2009. For more than two decades, Hal was Copley’s chief legal Read More
Rosemary Gibson

Rosemary Gibson

Rosemary Gibson is Senior Advisor at The Hastings Center, founding editor for Less is More narratives in JAMA Internal Medicine, and author of "Medicare Meltdown" (2013), "Battle Over Health Care" (2012), "Treatment Trap" (2010) and "Wall of Silence" (2003). Read More
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Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez, one of the few true veterans of Web journalism, has made a name for himself as a journalist of the Web, not just on the Web. His primary focus is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism – to empower people, inform reporting and storytelling, engage Read More
Art Howe

Art Howe

Art Howe is a former journalist, publisher and co-founder of Verve Mobile, the world leader in location-targeted local mobile advertising. Based in New York City, Verve reaches more than 160 million users monthly through its network of more than 3,500 leading media companies. Read More
Patricia M. Smith

Patricia M. Smith

Patricia Smith is a licensed California CPA who has a tax practice in San Diego. She has been in the business as a sole-practitioner for over 30 years. Her medium-sized practice deals with personal, business, corporations, trusts, and nonprofit entities through tax preparations, consulting and representation before the IRS. Read More

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