Advisory board

Don Gemberling, J.D.
Don Gemberling began working with issues of transparency, governmental accountability, the implications of technology on humans, and data privacy in 1973. For over thirty years he was the only staff or managed functions in the state Department of Administration that involved helping government agencies comply with the Data Practices Act and related law and citizens with exercising their rights under those laws. He is currently on the Board of the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information, and serves as its spokesperson. He graduated from Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law.

Mary Treacy
Mary is a former librarian and past executive director of the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information.  She is a graduate of the College of St. Catherine, and later earned an MS in Library Science.  Mary served as the director of Metronet,  a collaboration of nearly 600 public, academic, corporate, medical, and other libraries and information services in the Twin Cities.

Previous advisory board members have included Professor Mark McKenna, J.D., JT Haines, J.D. (who also served as contract counsel between 2012 and 2018) and Greg Hunter, J.D.