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Daniel Bevarly is in his second year as NFOIC’s executive director, working to expand the organization’s programs that support and sustain a national network of state coalitions. Bevarly’s career spans local government, a public policy think tank, a civic tech solutions provider and owning a public relations firm. A Kentucky native, Dan's work has addressed the challenges to democracy and First Amendment rights stemming from the convergence of information technology with governance, journalism and public participation. He is also an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.



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Kelsey Ryan is outreach manager for NFOIC, helping strengthen and start new coalitions across the country and connecting with other FOI stakeholders. She previously worked at The Kansas City Star focusing on data-driven stories, and was on the investigative team named a 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Public Service for its series on government transparency in Kansas. Ryan began her career at The Joplin (Mo.) Globe a day after an EF-5 tornado destroyed one-third of the city. She later worked at The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle. She is a Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government board member.



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Maggy Stansly is administrative manager for NFOIC, overseeing finances, the annual FOI summit and grants. Prior to joining NFOIC, Maggy worked in the finance office for student government at the University of Florida.Previously, she studied political science at Ave Maria University in Naples, Fla., and taught high school economics and personal finance. A Mexican American, Maggy is bilingual. She has traveled extensively in Spain, and Central and South America.






Stephan Chamberlin is a senior research assistant at NFOIC and conducts investigations into pressing issues of the administration of freedom of information laws in order to shed light on the inner workings of open government. He is a fourth-year political science student at the University of Florida (UF) and plans to attend law school in Fall 2021. Chamberlin previously worked as the editorial page editor of the Independent Florida Alligator, the student-run newspaper at UF. He is an Eagle Scout and spends his summers as a paralegal for a maritime and admiralty firm in Miami.




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Cindy Jara is a social media intern for NFOIC, curating content for NFOIC's online platforms. She is a fourth-year studying public relations and criminology at the University of Florida and plans to attend law school after a few years working in public interest communications. Cindy also serves as the undergraduate student assistant for the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program, a scholarship program that supports first-generation, low-income students. She spent the last summer interning in D.C. and taking in all the sights with her dog by her side.