Board of Directors

Mark Brunswick                                                                                                                                                                              

Mark Brunswick spent four decades in journalism, including at the Associated Press, The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, and The Star Tribune.  He covered criminal justice, labor issues, local and state governments, and veterans and military affairs.  His assignments included reporting from Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq  and Afghanistan.   He is a graduate of Ohio University.

Heidi Kitrosser, J.D.

Professor Heidi Kitrosser has been a member of the University of Minnesota Law School faculty since 2006. She is an expert on the constitutional law of federal government secrecy and on separation of powers and free speech law more broadly. She has written, spoken, and consulted widely on these topics. Her book, Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution, was published in 2015 by the University of Chicago Press. It was awarded the 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law / Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. She also has authored numerous law review articles.

Martin Owings

Martin Owings has a dual background in journalism and computer technology. He has served as a radio reporter for KFAI news, and currently helms the on-line public affairs program “Capitol Conversations.”

Shirlene Perin, J.D.

Shirlene Perin is an attorney with seventeen years of practice in family law, criminal defense, and immigration law in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Sheila Regan
Vice President                                                                                                                                                                             

Sheila Regan is a Minneapolis-based journalist. She’s a regular contributor to the Twin Cities Daily Planet, and also contributes to the UpTake and the City Pages.