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Sanjay joined the Prometheus staff in July 2013. He got his start in community radio with the Mujb'ab'l Yol Association in Guatemala, where indigenous communities depend on radio as the only source of news and information in their languages. The movement there for legal recognition of community radio faces many of the same obstacles we see in the US, and Sanjay gained important insight into the intersection of the media, democracy, and human rights.
In his native Michigan, Sanjay was heavily involved in immigrants' rights advocacy. With the Coalition for Tuition Equality (CTE) and the ACLU of Michigan, he fought for equal tuition for undocumented students at the University of Michigan. As part of this work, he co-authored the university's official review of policies for undocumented students. Sanjay is a graduate of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He is proficient in Spanish, is functional in Hindi, and knows a little Q'iche.
Ana joined the Prometheus staff in January as the Technical and Training Coordinator. She was born in Mexico City and her passion is the promotion of independent media for social justice. She participated in technical and training support in community radio stations in Mexico, Central America and the US. In 2003, in conjunction with the Beehive Collective, launched a media caravan all over across Central America documenting the affectations of NAFTA and Plan Puebla Panama.
Member of the Flujos Collective, since 2008, a media group dedicated to developing educational materials and sharing technical skills with grassroots movements interested in creating independent media. While there, Ana collaborated in the development of the technical manual of Flujos Vivos-CD in collaboration with other collectives, autonomous spaces and individuals from free media collectives in Mexico.
Director of Development and Communications
Julia joined Prometheus in October 2012 after several years of working with the organization. She is excited to connect supporters to Prometheus to ensure that our great work will continue for many years to come!
Julia grew up in the Philadelphia area, and has been a radio enthusiast since childhood. Whether it was making her own crystal radio set or creating audio tape archives of the airwaves, she has an extensive knowledge and interest in the medium. Julia's work within the field includes ten years as a DJ and consultant at WPRB FM in Princeton, NJ. She also worked as an associate producer for WHYY in Philadelphia and volunteered for WFMU in Jersey City, NJ. She is also a member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. She has an Associate Degree in Communications from Camden County College.
A native of Philadelphia, Anthony worked a variety of administrative jobs, going to school part time until finally receiving his BAS in Sociology from Temple University in 2000. Shortly after that, while volunteering and DJing with (alas, now defunct local community radio project) Radio Volta, he was sucked into the Prometheus vortex- first joining as as a volunteer in the Fall of 2002, then coming on full time as Administrative Director in Fall of 2003. In his spare time, Anthony practices photography and audio production documenting graffiti in Philadelphia- the birthplace of the art- and maintains the website- www.tax-report.org on the subject.
Before teaming up with Prometheus, Ian spent a year at the School District of Philadelphia teaching Spanish in grades K-6. He is down with the cause. You can find him online at twitter.com/withanothername.
Director of Operations
Stephanie has been working on social justice issues in Philadelphia for more than 20 years. She spent several years raising money in support of HIV/AIDS work at ActionAIDS, where she coordinated Dining Out for Life, at the AIDS Fund, where she grew the AIDS Walk from $625, 000 to $1.2 million in a two year time frame, and at MANNA, where she introduced Pie in the Sky, an event that continues to raise significant revenue in support of their mission.
Stephanie was the founding director of Reboot Philadelphia, an organization that worked to bridge the digital divide in underserved communities, and served as director of development at Habitat Philadelphia. Most recently, Stephanie was the chef/owner of Sweetie’s Pie Diner, a vegetarian restaurant serving locally sourced foods.
Cheryl Leanza, Treasurer
Cheryl is the President of her consulting firm, A Learned Hand, LLC, www.alearnedhand.com. In this capacity she serves as policy advisor to the United Church of Christ’s historic media advocacy arm and as the Co-Chair of the Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights Media & Telecommunications Task Force. Her clients have included National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Future of Music Coalition, Public Knowledge, and Native Public Media, among others. Cheryl also teaches communications policy and First Amendment at Georgetown University.
Kai is in the 3rd year of her first term on the Prometheus Radio Project’s Board. She serves on the Finance Committee.
Other Affiliations: Current: Member of the Butler Media Diversity Research Institute (Treasurer); Former: Member - Association of Black Journalists, Bay Area Chapter (Treasurer); Member - Association of Black Journalists, Atlanta Chapter (Treasurer); Advisory Board Member - Materials for the Arts, City of Atlanta, Bureau of Cultural Affairs; Board Member - Georgia Shares, Inc.; Board Member - Heritage Remembered, Inc.; Board Member, President - Little 5 Points Community Center
Professional: Kai is the Operations Manager for the Spiritual Empowerment Center. She ensures organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization's operational, administrative and financial functions. She is a member of the Leadership Team and contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices.
Shauna M. Duffy, CPA, MBA, Board Chair
Shauna is in the 1st year of her second term on the Prometheus Radio Project’s Board. She is on the Finance Committee and chairs the Recruitment & Governance Committee.
Other Affiliations: Everett, Providence, RI – Board of Directors, President; AS220, Providence, RI – Board of Directors, Treasurer; Brown Student & Community Radio (BSR), Providence, RI – Advisor (former DJ, GM and PD); American Institute of CPAs; RI Society of CPAs
Professional: Shauna is an Audit Supervisor in the Not-for-Profit Division at Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd., a public accounting firm. She provides audit, tax and consulting services to nonprofit clients.
Jenny Weissbourd, BA
Jenny is in the 3rd year of her first term on the Prometheus Radio Project’s Board. She Chairs the Development Committee and serves on the Board Recruitment and Governance Committee.
Affiliations: Brown Student and Community Radio – former General Manager, Volunteer Director, and DJ; Member of the Intergenerational Working Group – Research Committee; Member of the Philadelphia chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy – Giving Circle Initiative Committee.
Professional: Jenny is the Manager of Individual and Corporate Giving at The Food Trust, a nationally recognized nonprofit working to increase access to affordable, healthy food and nutrition education in underserved communities. Previously, she worked as a nonprofit consultant at Fairmount Ventures – a boutique Philadelphia firm specializing in resource development, strategic planning, and organizational development – where she supported more than 30 nonprofits to build capacity and resources. She finds it especially exciting to help grassroots organizations develop creative strategies to grow and diversify their revenue mix.
Michael B. Lee, Esquire
Mike is in the 1st year of his first term on the Prometheus Radio Project’s Board. He serves on the Finance Committee.
Affiliations: Mike the current Chair of the National Lawyers Guild’s Committee for Democratic Communications, (CDC).
Professional: Mike is a practicing human rights attorney in Philadelphia, PA. Shortly after graduation, Mike started his own law firm, The Law Office of Michael Lee, which utilizes a community lawyering model to address Philadelphians’ legal needs. The Law Office of Michael Lee primarily handles criminal law matters. Simultaneously, Mike co-founded Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, a PA not-for-profit legal aid organization, and its keystone project, the Criminal Record Expungement Project, (C-REP). As managing attorney for C-REP, Mr. Lee has successfully argued thousands of expungement and redaction petitions in Philadelphia County over the last two years. In addition to providing direct legal aid, Mike advocates for progressive criminal record reform.
Corinne Warnshuis, Secretary
Corinne is in the 1st year of her first term on the Prometheus Radio Project’s Board. She serves on the Development Committee.
Affiliations: Corinne is a chapter leader of Girl Develop It in Philadelphia, an international non-profit, certified by the Board of Education, which exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.
Professional: Corinne is an event coordinator for the Technical.ly network, a news organization and community builder that has covered technology issues in the Philadelphia region since 2009 and in Baltimore since 2012.