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AIR Staff are a dedicated group of professionals with a passion for stories and storytellers. We come from wide-ranging backgrounds, including news rooms, film, technology, studios, newspapers, and the visual arts. We are eager to hear from AIR members from across the globe. Click on our profiles to learn who to contact and how.  

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Keisha A. Salmon

Executive Director
Keisha has a long history of working for equitable access to power: having led the strategic initiatives and fundraising efforts dedicated to essential conversations on equity through her work at John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity. Keisha was also instrumental in a national movement to increase the number of women who are appointed and elected to political office through her role as director of communications at ReflectUS.

Previously, Keisha developed and led the communications strategy for the national media arts nonprofit American Documentary and its critically acclaimed signature program POV on PBS, the longest-running television series dedicated to independent documentary films from around the world. In addition to redefining the brand, she created and led campaigns that have positioned films for Academy Award nominations and Emmy Award wins. Ms. Salmon began her nonprofit career at the Obie Award-winning off-Broadway production house, The Play Company (PlayCo), where she developed and executed integrated communication strategies for international playwrights to New York theater audiences.
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Ava Fields

Operations Manager
Reach out to Ava using [email protected] if you're looking for information on:
+ Invoices/Billing/Accounting
+ Tax documents (W9, W8BEN, 1099)
+Payment Preferences (ACH and or checks)
+ Fiscal Sponsorshup(s)

Reach out to Ava using [email protected] if you're looking for information on:
+ Equity and Fair Practice
+Funding + Grant resources
+Fiscal Sponsorship(s) and Best Practices
+ Fundraising
+Event Planning, Management, + Logistics

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Lynn Casper

Communications & Programs Manager
Casper (they/them) is a passionate media creator and artist fascinated by the connective power of technology. After receiving a BA in Sociology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Casper developed social media strategy at Working Films and provided community coordination for Mozilla’s NYC Hive Learning Network.

Casper has presented on the impact of intentional podcasting and being an independent podcaster at WNYC Studio’s Werk It conference and presented an AIR webinar on DIY marketing for independent podcasters.

Casper also produces the long-running queer music podcast, Homoground, which serves as a platform for independent LGBTQIA+ musicians.

Contact Casper with job listings, announcements for inclusion on our website and newsletter, and questions about New Voices.