EWA Committees

About the 2021-22 Committees

The EWA Board of Directors has five standing committees: Audit, Awards and Advocacy, Finance, Membership and Nominating, and Program Strategy. The five officers of the board serve as the Steering Committee.

Audit Committee

This committee is responsible for engaging an independent auditor and overseeing and reviewing the annual audit.

  • David Hoff (Chair)
  • Eva-Marie Ayala
  • Felice Nudelman
  • Scott Widmeyer

Awards and Advocacy Committee 

This committee is responsible for developing strategy for the organization’s efforts to advocate for education journalists and recognize high-quality journalism, including the National Awards for Education Reporting. The Awards Committee guides work on Strategic Goal 3: Advocate for the importance of education journalism and increase the prominence and visibility of effective, high-quality coverage.

  • Steve Drummond (Chair)
  • Erica Green
  • Barbara McKenna
  • Beth Shuster
  • Debbie Veney

Finance Committee 

This committee works with staff on strategy for raising revenue to maintain and grow the organization and oversees the management and reporting of the organization’s finances. The Finance Committee leads our work in pursuit of Strategic Goal 4: Ensure organizational and financial health to sustain programs.

  • Felice Nudelman (Chair)
  • Sarah Carr
  • Steve Drummond
  • David Hoff
  • Denise-Marie Ordway

Membership and Nominating Committee 

This committee oversees membership strategy, policy and engagement; identifies members for leadership positions; and nominates board officers. The Membership and Nominating Committee is the go-to committee for Strategic Goal 2: Attract new members and deepen membership engagement among priority segments of education news content producers.

  • Scott Widmeyer (Chair)
  • Erica Green
  • Barbara McKenna
  • Joy Resmovits
  • Debbie Veney

Program Strategy Committee 

This committee oversees the development of strategy for the continued growth and evolution of the organization’s programming. The Program Strategy Committee is the go-to group for shaping EWA’s efforts to achieve Strategic Goal 1: Increase the skills and knowledge of our members to cover the education beat effectively.

  • Eva Marie Ayala (Co-chair)
  • Joy Resmovits (Co-chair)
  • Sarah Carr
  • Denise-Marie Ordway
  • Beth Shuster

Steering Committee

Per EWA’s bylaws, the board officers are empowered to act as a steering committee and to take emergency action between meetings of the board. Such action must be presented at the next board meeting for review and ratification.

  • Steve Drummond (Chair)
  • Eva-Marie Ayala
  • Debbie Veney
  • Erica Green
  • Felice Nudelman
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