Member Directory

As a small business entrepreneur, Morgan Baum is focused on building an engaged community, creating quality products, and supporting her team to reach their personal goals. Morgan has a track record of growing revenue,
finding creative solutions to complex problems, and looking for partnerships to ensure mutual success. Morgan’s two personal mottos are “a high tide lifts all boats” and “we all smile in the same language.”

For the last seven years, she has served as CEO of the Clay Coyote, an art gallery, pottery studio, and artist-entrepreneur incubator. Before that, Morgan served for fifteen years in the nonprofit advocacy and journalism
industry. Morgan began her career with the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC as a writer and researcher focused on the media and telecommunications industry, during that time winning numerous awards and accolades for groundbreaking research on media consolidation and hidden fees.

She went on to work for Consumer Reports in various roles including: Associate Director of Development, Manager of External Relations, Senior Organizer in Public Policy, and the Director of the HearUsNow campaign in Federal Policy. As a media contributor, Morgan regularly appears on the local CBS. She also has appeared on PBS, WGN, CNN, NBC,
ABC, and numerous radio and podcasts.

She holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin (River Falls) and a MS in Fundraising Management from Columbia University in New York City. Above all, family is most important to Morgan. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their daughter and family dog, most often on Cape Cod or Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Gladi Suero (they/them) is The GroundTruth Project's Communications Assistant. Suero graduated from the University of Connecticut in May 2022 with a double major in journalism and communications. Suero is from Waterbury, CT, where they were communications assistant for the public schools district. They are passionate about social justice and social equity.
Along with activism, Suero is also passionate about collage-making and reading, mostly nonfiction.

Marcie Hampton is Report for America's Program Associate. Previously, she worked for nearly five years at the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. She worked as a paralegal, assisting 6+ attorneys in litigation ranging from criminal legal reform to First Amendment rights to LGBTQIA+ justice. Hampton completed the McKinsey- Black Management Accelerator Program, a program designed to develop and progress Black talent in organizations and companies throughout the country. She is also highly trained in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work as well as Restorative Justice techniques.

Hampton currently resides in Boone, N.C. with her husband Rod West and their kids, Maya and Major.

Kira Limer is Report for America's Impact and Evaluation Manager. Limer studied studio art in college, focusing on textiles and printmaking, before switching gears to pursue a Masters of Library Science with a certificate in Archives and Records Management. Her interest in archives and storytelling drew her to StoryCorps, where she strengthened her dedication to the value of the stories of everyday people and the importance of amplifying those that are typically underreported. Limer spent 12 years at StoryCorps, along the way finding her true calling in program evaluation. She is passionate about helping organizations use data to support their missions, find elegant solutions to systems issues, and maintain the utmost integrity and equity in all they do. An avid environmentalist and outdoors person, Limer loves hiking, gardening, and any activities that bring her close to nature, from cross country skiing to snorkeling. When not outside, she enjoys puzzles of all kinds (jigsaw, crossword, Wordle, etc!), baking, and yoga. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, dog, cat, and many plants.