Board of Directors

Martin Owings
President
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.”

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

Idil Abdul
Idil Abdul is a frequent public records requester and policy advocate on issues relating to autism and education.

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.

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.