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Daniel Bevarly is 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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Maggy Stansly is the 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. She is a member of the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity survey subcommittee for the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. A Mexican American, Maggy is bilingual and has traveled extensively in Spain, and Central and South America.





Erika Benton is a communications specialist for NFOIC. A graduate of the University of Alabama and Florida State University, Erika has her Master of Arts degree in Public Interest Media & Communications with a certificate in Digital Productions. Erika focuses on media and communication and its role to help public interest and democracy. She has extensive knowledge of social media campaigns, marketing strategies, and public policy research. An adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College, Erika is also the marketing manager for the Florida First Amendment Foundation.




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.