Board of Directors
|Rhonda LeValdo, President
Faculty, Media Communications
Haskell Indian Nations University
|Mary Hudetz, Vice President
West Desk Editor, Associated Press
Tetona Dunlap, Board Member
Features Writer, Twin Falls (Idaho) Times News
|Tristan Ahtone, Treasurer
Host/Reporter, Wyoming Public Radio
Nancy Kelsey, Board Member
Christina Good Voice, Board Member
Manager, Mvskoke Media, Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Jason Begay, Board Members
Journalism Instructor, University of Montana
Jolene Schonchin, Board Member
Director, Comanche Nation Public Information Office
Editor, Comanche Nation News firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Dreadfulwater, Board Member
Media Specialist at the Cherokee Phoenix
UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, Inc. pushes for fair and accurate news coverage — especially in regards to race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation. It represents a strategic alliance of professional journalism organizations that includes NAJA, the Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.
The UNITY board president is Navajo Times Publisher and lifetime NAJA member Tom Arviso.
NAJA also will be represented on the UNITY board by three representatives who begin two-year terms in 2013, along with representatives of AAJA, NAHJ and NLGJA. The UNITY representatives appointed by the NAJA president are:
- Tara Gatewood, Isleta Pueblo from New Mexico, co-host of Native America Calling.
- Suzan Harjo, Muscogee, (Creek) from Oklahoma, contributing writer for Indian Country Today, president of the Morning Star Institute.
- Margaret Holt, (Tuscarora), is the standards editor at the Chicago Tribune.