BORDC Board of Directors
Lisa Graves, president, became the executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy in July 2009. She previously served as a senior advisor in all three branches of the federal government, as a leading strategist on civil liberties advocacy, and as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School.
Timothy Smith, vice president, is an organic farmer as well as founder and chairperson of the BORDC chapter in Tacoma, WA. Tim is also a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer with 25 years experience in the field of intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination. He served as an intelligence advisor to Generals Barry R. McCaffery and Wesley K. Clark and was assigned to operational assignments in South Korea, East and West Germany, and the Balkans. For the past 10 years he has focused on government transparency, oversight of state and local police abuses, and grassroots organizing to resist immigrant detention.
Steve Abrams, treasurer, is a practicing CPA with extensive experience in nonprofit accounting and tax matters. He is a former member of Amnesty International USA's board of directors.
Jennifer S. Holmes, secretary, is an associate professor of political economy and political science at the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her BA from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her major area of research is political violence, terrorism, and political development with an emphasis on Latin America and Southern Europe.
Daljit Dhami is an Associate Counsel at Amalgamated Transit Union in the Washington D.C. Metro Area, where she focuses on traditional labor law, internal union administration, and pension and 401k matters. Her past experience involved civil rights issues including work with California Rural Legal Assistance, labor and employment law, and personal injury cases.
Wendy Kaminer is a lawyer, social critic, and writer. She has been a contributing editor at The Atlantic since 1991, and has written seven books, including Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity and the ACLU. Her articles and reviews have appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The American Prospect, and The Nation.
Dr. Salman Malik is licensed in both Dentistry and Medicine, having received his doctorate from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1991. He was later accepted into Stony Brook School of Medicine as part of his residency, from which he received his degree in 1994. Dr. Malik is very involved in his community, is currently the Secretary of the Greater Salem Dental School in Londonderry, and is passionate about assisting children in need.
Michael D. Ostrolenk is the founder and national coordinator for the Medical Privacy Coalition. He is the co-founder and national director of the Liberty Coalition, a transpartisan coalition of groups working to protect civil liberties, privacy and human autonomy. He is also co-founder and president of the American Conservative Defense Alliance.
Jon Pincus is an entrepreneur, writer, and activist in Seattle and San Francisco. He has previously worked as a software developer with Microsoft and his latest project is qweries. Jon has worked extensively in online activism and was instrumental in founding Get FISA Right. Read more on his website.
Rainey Reitman leads the online activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Prior to joining EFF, she served as director of communications for the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit advocacy and education organization promoting consumer privacy. Rainey is interested in the intersection between personal privacy and technology, particularly social networking privacy, locational privacy, and online data brokers.