Staff

Liza Pike is the New Media Mentors Project Director. Liza was also the founder of Resource Media’s California office in 1998, where she helped shape the overall growth and direction of the organization and was Lead Strategist on a number of campaigns and projects. Prior to joining Resource Media, Liza was a Press Officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco and worked with the Center for Investigative Reporting as Program and Marketing Director and in other capacities. She is currently on the board of Free Press.

Melissa Foley is the Director of Training and Mentoring for New Media Mentors and Netroots Nation. In addition to mentoring, Melissa oversees the 45+ trainings offered at the annual Netroots Nation convention. Prior to joining New Media Mentors, she worked as a senior member of the online communications team at Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection and as Director of Marketing and Operations for a web-based social enterprise. Melissa holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a BA from UC San Diego.

Tanya Tarr is a Senior Mentor with New Media Mentors, supporting change for organizations so that they can change the world.  She has worked in electoral and union campaigns for 15 years, most recently as Director of Legislative and Political Mobilization for the Texas American Federation of Teachers. Tanya is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and the Heinz Graduate School of Public Policy and Management, with a Master of Science in Performance Measurement.