Staff

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. dbevarly@nfoic.org

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. kryan@nfoic.org

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, Flo., 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, doing everything from working on a pig farm in Ecuador to helping save cacao trees in Panama. mstansly@nfoic.org