Board of Directors • Advisory Board • Newsroom Counsel • Special Counsel
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Board of Directors
Geoffrey King is Open Vallejo’s Executive Editor and the President and CEO of its nonprofit parent corporation, Informed California Foundation. He is a proud native of Vallejo, California.
Victoria Baranetsky is general counsel at The Center for Investigative Reporting. She serves as an affiliate of Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and as a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.
Sophia Cope is a Senior Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's civil liberties team, working on a variety of free speech and privacy issues. She is proud to be a native Californian.
Harlo Holmes is the Director of Newsroom Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation. She strives to help individual journalists in various media organizations become confident and effective in securing their communications within their newsrooms, with their sources, and with the public.
Dan Rubins is the co-founder and CEO of Legal Robot, a startup based in Vallejo, California that uses artificial intelligence to improve government transparency and increase access to justice.
Leah Chen Price
Leah Chen Price is an attorney working directly with immigrant survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault. From 2014–2017 she served as a member of the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission. Leah is a native San Franciscan.
Alexa Koenig, Ph.D., J.D, is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Center and a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she focuses on the impact of emerging technologies on human rights practice.
Elizabeth Joh is Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and policing.
Corey G. Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and with a focus on accountability journalism in governmental and private agencies, and the co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.
Stan Oklobdzija is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Claremont McKenna College’s Policy Lab whose research focuses on using computational social science tools to answer questions about campaign finance and election law in the United States.
Riana Pfefferkorn is a Research Scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory, where her work focuses on the intersection of computer security, privacy, and free expression.
David Snyder is the executive director of The First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs.
With nearly 30 years of trial and appellate experience in California’s state and federal courts, Tom’s practice covers the full spectrum of content liability issues including First Amendment matters and the defense of libel, privacy, right of publicity, copyright, trademark, and false advertising claims.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.
Abenicio Cisneros is an attorney who represents journalists, activists, attorneys, and other concerned members of the public in matters involving the California Public Records Act.