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
Editor, Newsroom Development & Support
The New York Times
Niketa Patel photograph
ONA Board Vice-President
Senior Director, Leadership Programs
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
ONA Board Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Streaming Video Services
Hearst Television
ONA Board Secretary
Vice President of Community Engagement and Strategic Initiatives
Southern California Public Radio

Other Members

Executive Editor
The Globe and Mail
ONA Board Immediate Past President
Vice President, Product
Newsletter Strategy Director
The Washington Post
Elizabeth Gabriel headshot
ONA Board Early Career Officer
Education Reporter
News Product Strategy Lead for the Americas
Senior Director of Member Strategy
News Revenue Hub
Presenter, Documentarian, & Senior Producer
Content Director
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CEO and Co-Founder
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Head of Audience and Product
The National Trust for Local News
Associate Editorial Director, A.I. Initiatives
The New York Times
VP, Audience
Axios Media
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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.

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

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