Rashad Mahmood works to support local journalism in New Mexico as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Local News Fund. His focus is on local news equity, ensuring that people and communities all over the state have access to the news and information they need. Before coming to New Mexico a decade ago, he worked in international development in Washington DC, Egypt and Iraq. He has worked in print, online and radio journalism. In New Mexico he worked for the youth media organization Generation Justice and KUNM 89.9 FM Radio."
Director of Business and Program Development
Diana Alba Soular
Project Coordinator (Southern NM)
Joe Cardillo is an executive coach and former journalist & marketer/communications pro. Working across tech, startups, and media companies for 13+ years, Joe led teams and learned the ins & outs of marketing/brand content, journalism, media relations, analytics, SEO, and online platforms operations. Joe is also a co-founder of Coffee + Creatives and volunteers as a lead for the Albert's List Jobs & Career Community. You can stay in touch with Joe on Twitter and LinkedIn, and learn more about their work at: www.ecosystemsandentrepreneurs.com.
Alex is a community organizer in a both broad and literal sense. He began his professional career in politics before pivoting to the classroom, teaching at schools in the Midwest and Southwestern United States and East Asia. A graduate of St. John’s College, he has since 2020 been assisting organizations with a variety of programmatic, logistical, and outreach and communications needs from his home in Santa Fe.