We are a dedicated team of employees, volunteers, and funders who contribute time and resources to support NAMLE’s mission.
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
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 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, 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, Ph.D., is the Project Manager of the Cyber Citizenship Initiative. [full bio]
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 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]
Online Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
Jessica Wyers, Ph.D., is a media and public affairs expert with a passion for positively advancing society’s relationship with technology and media. [full bio]
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]
Social Media Intern
Tiahna is a driven fourth-year student pursuing a B.S. in Media Science at Boston University. [full bio]
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.
Meet The Board
Senior Project Director,
Education Development Center, Inc.
Interim Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Professor of Language, Literacy & Culture Doctoral Program, and Affiliate Professor of Africana Studies
Univ. of Maryland – Baltimore County
Founder and Global Director,
Internet Safety for Kids and Families Program
Mike Jackson, SHRM-CP
Chief of Staff,
Founding Director, Texas Immersive Institute,
Moody College of Communication
University of Texas, Austin
Founder and Executive Director,
The Net Safety Collaborative
Adjunct Professor, Journalism
California State University, Northridge
Professor, Education Specialties
Program Director, Curriculum & Instruction for Social Justice Master’s of Arts program
Loyola University Maryland
Education and Children’s Content
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay
Founder and Creative Director,
The LUX-ID Design Group
Managing Director, News Co/Lab
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
Director of Technology,
Co-founder and Executive Director,
Michigan Founders Fund
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.
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.
Our dedicated Board members have extensive roles and responsibilities. They work collectively, as well as individually, and are NAMLE’s trusted representatives and overseers.
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.
The following companies and foundations have given to NAMLE in the past fiscal year:
ASU’s Walter Cronkite School
Do Goodery, Amazon Studios
Lego Systems, Inc.
Peace Tech Lab
Schulman Family Foundation
U.S. Department of State