Minutes – Dec. 6, 2018

Online News Association Board of Directors Special Meeting

Board members in attendance: Justina Sharp (Student Representative), P. Kim Bui, Eric Carvin, Imaeyen Ibanga, Mandy Jenkins, Celeste LeCompte, Nathalie Malinarich, Shazna Nessa, Versha Sharma, David Smydra, Benét Wilson, Jose Zamora, Josh Hatch, Charo Henriquez.

Board members not present: Greg Linch, Elite Truong.

Also present: Alison Schary.

Staff in attendance: Irving Washington, Executive Director; Trevor Knoblich, Head of Programs and Events; Jessica Strelitz, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Jen Mizgata, Director of Programs; Adam Nekola, Senior Digital Manager; Meghan Murphy, Senior Manager, Communities and Local Journalism Initiatives; Karolle Rabarison, Communications Manager.

Staff not present: Diana Lopez, Administrative Assistant.

The meeting was called to order at 12:08 p.m.

Old Business (Irving)

  • The board orientation call for new board members took place.
  • Irving updates the board on the status of the strategic planning committee and next steps in 2019.
  • Irving provided updates on the applications to the Women’s Leadership Accelerator.

Minutes (Mandy)

  • Mandy informed the board of changes to minutes, and Alison weighed in on the legal requirements of minutes.

Bylaw changes (Mandy)

  • Mandy recapped and went through potential bylaw changes.
  • The board discussed the potential changes.

End of year thanks (Irving)

  • We thanked departing board members Greg Linch, Jose Zamora and Josh Hatch.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:40 p.m. The next in-person meeting will be January 24.