2022 Board Members

Amy Wang, President

Digital content strategist, Oregon Health & Science University

"I’m thrilled that the chapter has been awarded a grant from Oregon Community Foundation as a vote of confidence in our continuing efforts to diversify the newsroom pipeline and engage with our local communities. I look forward to building on that work in 2022."

Elliot Njus, Treasurer

Business & economy editor, The Oregonian/OregonLive

"I’m very proud that our chapter, with community support, turned a wild idea for a local, paid internship into a program with a proven record of success. I’m excited to expand on that success this year, and to dive into a whole new list of wild ideas."

Peter Wong, National Board Rep

Reporter, Salem Bureau, Portland Tribune/Pamplin Media

"I want to ensure participation in our national convention, which this year will be in Los Angeles, and make sure our voices are heard in the community as we build on our professional skills and continue to diversify our workforce."

Celina Tebor, VP, Social Media

National breaking news fellow, USA TODAY

"I’m excited to spend more time highlighting the positive and important work that journalists of color are doing across Oregon while still working to diversify newsrooms and address inequalities in the journalism industry. Lots of work is still needed, but it’s important to step back and appreciate the work done so far, too."

Marty Patail, VP, Digital

Senior Director of Content Strategy, Portland Timbers & Thorns

"Last year, AAJA’s Portland chapter made tremendous progress on expanding our outreach and educational offerings. With the help of the generous Oregon Community Foundation grant and my talented fellow board members, I’m so excited to continue building on that momentum, helping bring in new members to our chapter and expand our digital presence."

Arya Surowidjojo, Secretary

Senior Digital Video Producer, Oregon Public Broadcasting

"2022 is off to a running start! With new support from the Fred W. Fields Fund of Oregon Community Foundation and a great internship track record, I feel excited and confident in AAJA Portland chapter’s ability to maximize its impact for members and for local journalism."

Myers Reece, At-Large Member

Managing Editor, Underscore.news

"As a new board member, I’m grateful to be part of the organization’s vital mission of advancing diversity in newsrooms and supporting journalists of color, while working to improve the ways that communities of color are covered. Heading in 2022, I’m thrilled to continue building on the board’s track record of success on these important matters."