Executive Staff

Evelyn Hsu

Co-Executive Director, Programming and Operations


Evelyn Hsu joined the institute in 2004 as director of programs. Most recently, she was senior director for programs and operations. She worked as a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. She was an associate director of the American Press Institute and a member of the faculty of the Poynter Institute. She is a past national president of the Asian American Journalists Association. She is a graduate of the Maynard Institute’s Summer Program for Minority Journalists.

Martin G. Reynolds

Co-Executive Director, External Affairs and Funding


Alida Birnam

Executive Administrator

Alida Birnam joined the institute in December 2017 as executive administrator. Prior to that she worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting assisting with the logistics for their diversity fellowship program.

She has raised three children, who are now pursuing careers in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

Felecia D. Henderson

Table stakes Coordinator

Odette Alcazaren-Keeley

Director, Maynard 200 Fellowship

Ava Macha

Alumni and Membership Coordinator

Momo Chang

Oakland Voices Alumni Coordinator

Rasheed Shabazz

Oakland Voices Coordinator

Board Officers

John X. Miller

Christian Hendricks

Bill Celis

Dickson Louie

Dorothy Butler Gilliam

Board Members

Sarah Allen

Kim Bardakian

Susan Leath

Kevin Merida

Debra Adams Simmons

Virgil L. Smith

Aprill O. Turner