Andrea is City Bureau's community engagement director, formerly of Free Spirit Media, where she created the nonprofit organization’s Real Chi Youth program.
Bettina is the editorial director at City Bureau, formerly of DNAinfo Chicago, Pacific Standard Magazine and the Illinois-based education nonprofit Supplies for Dreams.
Darryl is City Bureau's Labs Director. He's A Studs-Terkel award-winning journalist, founder of the Illustrated Press, and reporter formerly with DNAinfo Chicago.
Harry is director of operations and business strategy at City Bureau and the founding publisher of the South Side Weekly, a volunteer-run community newspaper in Chicago.
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Adriana Díaz is Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at Peer Health Exchange. A communications professional and new media strategist deeply committed to promoting the intersection of civic engagement and social justice; she has roots in radio, community journalism, youth advocacy and nonprofit communications. A Southwesterner by birth, she claimed Chicago as her soul city in 2003. She is passionate about bridging communities and believes in the power of storytelling for social change.
Joe Germuska is the Executive Director at Northwestern University Knight Lab,a community of designers, developers, students, and educators working on experiments designed to push journalism into new spaces. He is also the project lead on Census Reporter, a Knight News Challenge project to make U.S. Census data easy for journalists to use. Before joining the Knight Lab, Joe was a founding member of the news application team at the Chicago Tribune and a project board member for the PANDA project, another Knight News Challenge winner.
Michelle Morales is the Executive Director of Mikva Challenge. Prior to Mikva, she worked predominately in the field of alternative education, as a teacher at an alternative high school in Humboldt Park and then as a Program Manager and Associate Director at the Alternative Schools Network.
Daniel X. O’Neil is the Director of Product Development and Business Strategy for Ad Hoc, a small software company that came out of the successful HealthCare.gov rescue effort. Ad Hoc designs, builds, and operates consumer-focused services that are fast, scalable, efficient, and usable. O’Neil has been a leading writer, convener, and practitioner in the American open data, open government, and civic tech fields. He’s written widely on community-based user testing and commissioned & edited books on civic tech and community technology design modes. He’s been named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ Tech 50, served as a member of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force, and was a White House Champion of Change for Technology and Innovation.
Audrey Petty is a writer and educator. She is the editor of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing. Her poetry, essays and stories have appeared in numerous journals and collections, including Oxford American, Saveur, StoryQuarterly, Callaloo, The Massachusetts Review, Cimarron Review, and the Best Food Writing anthology. A Chicago native and a resident of South Shore, she currently teaches in the Odyssey Project in Woodlawn, the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project and the Invisible Institute's Youth/Police project based in Hyde Park.
Sheila Solomon is an award-winning former newspaper reporter and editor and has worked for the Hampton Monitor, Daily Press, Newsday, The Charlotte Observer and Chicago Tribune. Currently she’s a senior consultant in Chicago for the Democracy Fund (based in Washington, D.C.) and the manager of recruiting and internships at Rivet Radio (based in Chicago). Among her honors is being inducted into the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Hall of Fame at Hampton University (Hampton, Va.) and the Ida B. Wells award, given by Medill and the National Association of Black Journalists. She just completed her fifth year as a judge for the National Headliner Awards, has been a lecturer and adjunct professor and serves on numerous journalism-related boards and advisory committees.