Board of Trustees
Gabrielle Koeppel, Vice Chair
Joyce Segarra, Treasurer
Hawa Touré, Emeritus
Deirdre O'Connor, Chair
Bruno Falcon, Secretary
Maurice Johnson III
Anna MacLachlan, Executive Director (non-voting)
The GB Youth Media (Youth Media) Board meets the second Tuesday of every other month at 7:30pm. During the pandemic, the Board is meeting via Zoom link.
Board Minutes, By-Laws, Articles of Incorporation, Handbook, Audited Financials, 990, and 5-Year Strategic Plan are available upon request.
Contact Anna MacLachlan at firstname.lastname@example.org for details, documentation, to attend a Board meeting, or to join a Committee.
Become a Youth Media Board Member
Priority Need: Financial Professionals
We are especially focused on adding at least one new Board Member with financial or accounting experience to serve as the Board Treasurer responsible to review our budget and audit prepared by the Executive Director with help from outside professionals.
Does this describe you? Email us!
Priorities For Our Board Search
We are seeking leaders to help us build relationships with and for families who need the most support - to help us improve the quality and depth of our programs, increase the number of programs, and provide the wrap-around support that middle and high school students need to thrive. Consider connecting with us if you are a community leader, have some experience in media or youth development, or may be qualified to represent the underserved families and communities in this region. If there are other ways that you could contribute to the leadership of Action Youth Media, we’d love to talk.
Our Board is a friendly and involved group of community members interested in social justice and youth development. The Board actively supports the success of our Executive Director and the Program Manager. In addition to the monthly Board meetings, each Board Member serves on a committee and hosts or participates in various organizational events to move our Strategic Plan forward. Our board members provide valuable perspectives, expertise, and experience to help the organization best welcome and serve youth in under-represented families.
Nominate a Board Candidate
We encourage any community member or local professional, student, parent, teacher, or program alumni to nominate a candidate, or to self-nominate by emailing the Nominating Committee. Please include the full name of the nominee, brief information about why the nominee would be a good candidate to help lead Youth Media, and, if permitted by the nominee, contact details for the nominee and the person nominating. Youth Media will be in touch with next steps.
GBYM was founded as Gandhi Brigade by Richard Jaeggi in 2008 as a way to foster youth perspectives. Teachers including Richard began holding workshops in the Christ Congregational Church in Silver Spring. Richard passed away suddenly in May 2014.