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Program Manager, OTF, RFA
Team

Tara joined OTF in December 2016 as Program Manager. Before joining OTF, Tara worked on coordinating programs that empower and support civil society groups that that use ICTs to contribute towards human rights at the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

Deputy Director
Team

Nat joined the OTF team in 2017. As Deputy Director, Nat oversees OTF’s day-to-day operations.

Communications Coordinator
Team

Dan joined RFA in December 2014. As Communications Coordinator, Dan oversees the OTF daily newsletter, blog, and Twitter presence.

President, RFA
Team

Ms. Liu provides strategic and operational direction to OTF as it supports the development of global Internet freedom tools. In addition to directing operational policies and procedures, she coordinates issues in these areas the BBG, the International Broadcasting Bureau, other associated entities, and outside stakeholders.

General Counsel and Secretary, RFA
Team

Bernadette Mooney Burns has been RFA’s General Counsel since 2006 and was elected Secretary in 2008. She serves as the chief legal advisor for all RFA operations, programs,and initiatives including OTF.

Budget Director, RFA
Team

Richard is responsible for advising the RFA and OTF on matters related to contracting and operating budgets including the development of annual and multi-year budgets and financial plans; contract reviews; analyzing the fiscal impact of legislation; playing a central role in the annual budget process and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Principal Director, OTF, RFA
Team

Dan joined RFA in January 2012 as OTF’s inaugural director. As the program’s principal director, he is responsible for OTF’s day-to-day operations and long-term planning.

Research Director, OTF, RFA
Team

Adam joined RFA in April 2012 as OTF’s inaugural program manager. As the Research Director, Adam oversees OTF’s research portfolio and manages the Information Controls Fellowship Program.

Digital Safety Director, OTF, RFA
Team

Lindsay joined RFA in June 2014 as a program manager, actively engaged in OTF’s day-to-day operations. As the Digital Safety Director, Lindsay oversees OTF’s digital security assistance portfolio and manages the Digital Integrity Fellowship Program.

Director of Technology, OTF, RFA
Team

Chad joined OTF in November 2014 as the Director of Technology. He is active in reviewing the technical aspects of proposals, leading the Red Team and Secure Cloud Labs, and acting as OTF’s internal technology and security expert.

Director of Outreach & Community, OTF, RFA
Team

Sandra is responsible for shepherding OTF’s outreach efforts, and helping grow, diversify and cultivate the Internet Freedom Community.

Inactive

Senior Program Manager, OTF, RFA
Team

Liz joined RFA in April 2013. As senior program manager, she is actively engaged in OTF’s day-to-day operations and long-term planning.

Program Manager, OTF, RFA
Team

Denna Millet joined RFA in October 2014 as a Program Manager with OTF. Before joining OTF, she worked on programs to support digital activists, citizen journalists and civil society actors in the Middle East and North Africa at the National Democratic Institute.

Senior Program Manager, OTF, RFA
Team

Esther joined OTF in November 2014 as a Senior Program Manager. She is a lawyer by training, and served as a judicial clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court before OTF. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she focused on various aspects of internet and technology law. Before law school, Esther worked for Google in their New York and Boston offices.