Board of Directors

The ONA Board guides the association in its mission to inspire innovation and excellence among digital journalists

Under the bylaws, the board may comprise up to 15 voting members. Elections are held in September/October each year, surrounding the annual ONA Conference. Terms are for two years and begin on Jan. 1.

In 2022, the board appointed a non-voting Early Career Board Officer, selected from a pool of applications submitted by ONA members. Learn more about the Early Career Board Officer role.

Current Officers

ONA Board President
ONA Board Vice-President
Editor, Newsroom Development & Support
The New York Times
ONA Board Treasurer
Chief Digital Content Officer
Hearst Television
ONA Board Secretary
Head of the Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

Other Members

Executive Editor
The Globe and Mail
Founder & CEO
The Green Line
Vice President of Community Engagement and Strategic Initiatives
Southern California Public Radio
Head of Newsletters
Elizabeth Gabriel headshot
ONA Board Early Career Officer
Education Reporter
Founder & CEO
Senior Director of Member Strategy
News Revenue Hub
Presenter, Documentarian, & Senior Producer
Content Director
Senior Director, Strategy and Innovation
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Director of Strategy, Opinion
The New York Times
Teen Vogue

At-Large Members

President Emeritus
Rich Jaroslovsky, Vice President for Content, SmartNews, Inc.

All officers and board members elected or appointed per bylaws.


ONA committees and advisory boards are chaired and run by Board members and other community leaders

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To run for the board, members in good standing must be nominated and declare their candidacy

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