Our Team

We are a dedicated team of employees, volunteers, and funders who contribute time and resources to support NAMLE’s mission. 

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Executive Director

Michelle has helped NAMLE grow to be the preeminent media literacy education association in the U.S. She launched the first-ever Media Literacy Week in the U.S., developed many strategic partnerships, and restructured both the governance and membership of the organization. [full bio]

Donnell Probst

Donnell Probst

Deputy Director

Donnell helps lead NAMLE’s national conference, U.S. Media Literacy Week, and the National Media Literacy Alliance, contributes to organizational management and strategic development, personnel management, communications, outreach, and assists in the general administration of the organization. [full bio]

Megan Fromm

Megan Fromm

Education Manager

Megan Fromm, Ph.D., is a journalism and media education expert. She has taught at both the university and secondary levels and has spent more than a decade working with student journalists and journalism teachers to better improve their craft and serve their communities. [full bio]

Jimmeka Anderson

Jimmeka Anderson

Project Manager

Jimmeka Anderson, Ph.D., is the Project Manager of the Cyber Citizenship Initiative. [full bio]

Carson McAfee

Carson McAfee

Communications Coordinator

Carson McAfee is the Communications Coordinator. She assists NAMLE with all communication efforts, including strategy, social media, newsletters, websites and organizational partnerships. [full bio]

Justine Veras

Justine Veras

Office Coordinator

Justine Veras became part of the NAMLE team in November 2022 as the Office Coordinator. She assists NAMLE with administrative tasks, financial operations, and human resource needs. [full bio]

Michelle Deasy

Michelle Deasy

Development Consultant

Michelle Deasy, principal of Clutch Social Strategy, serves as Development Consultant for NAMLE. [full bio]

Mikayla Brown

Mikayla Brown

Graduate Resource & Content Curator Fellow

Mikayla Brown is a Communication Ph.D. Student and Teaching Assistant in Journalism & Society and Intro to Media Analysis at Temple University. [full bio]

Tiahna Creo

Tiahna Creo

Social Media Intern

Tiahna is a driven fourth-year student pursuing a B.S. in Media Science at Boston University. [full bio]

Kayla Meyers

Kayla Meyers

Events Coordinator

Kayla Meyers is the Event Coordinator for the National Association for Media Literacy Education and the Programming Specialist for SXSW EDU. [full bio]

Board of Directors

NAMLE is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors that oversee the organization’s activities. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for developing the organization’s strategic plan as well as maintaining financial accountability.

Bylaws

The Board meets every year for a three-day board retreat and monthly by conference call. New members are elected by existing board members according to guidelines in NAMLE’s bylaws.

Policies

NAMLE’s policies are designed to ensure that the Board represents the members who elect it regarding all policy decisions. Read our NAMLE Policies below.

Responsibilities

Our dedicated Board members have extensive roles and responsibilities. They work collectively, as well as individually, and are NAMLE’s trusted representatives and overseers.

Our Funders

NAMLE believes that media literacy education is strengthened by the involvement of a broad coalition of people and groups. As a 501C3 nonprofit, NAMLE is able to receive funding from a variety of sources, including foundations, government agencies, individuals, and corporations.  Recognizing the need for both credibility and independence as an organization, NAMLE takes care to ensure that funders understand the separation between funding support and editorial input.

Funders may not require changes to NAMLE content, policies, professional development, media literacy activities, or any other NAMLE work in exchange for funding. Funders may provide input in an advisory capacity only. We hope that funders support the kind of work NAMLE does and that their funding is meant as a statement of that support. NAMLE seeks funding to support its strategic goals, not the goals of a particular corporate funder. To review NAMLE policies in full, please click here.

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