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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

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Welcome to the webpage for the UCIMC Board of Directors! The Board has the honor and privilege of being elected by the general membership of the IMC to carry out the day-to-day business and big picture strategy of the IMC within the bounds of the IMC Bylaws. 

Board meetings are open to all members that wish to attend and are the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at the IMC. Public input is at the beginning of the meeting.

If you would like to contact the Board, please email us at 

Board of Directors for 2019

Karen Medina | President | Finance Committee Member, Facilities Committee Member 

Colin Dodson | Vice President | Personnel Committee Member, Facilities Committee Member

Mark Enslin | Secretary 

Laurel Nobilette | Treasurer | Finance Committee Chair, Facilities Committee Member

Jane McClintock | Facilities Committee Chair 

Lara Jobe | Fundraising & Membership Committee Chair

Chris Evans | Facilities Committee Member

Chris is an accomplished artist and journalist, he has been with the IMC since 2005 and have grown affectionate for the times of revolutionary media-making and the many terrific people that have past through our great building. The IMC is a vital force for a beneficial society.

Ex officio: DeShawn Williams | Personnel Committee Member, Fundraising & Membership Committee Member

George Hardebeck | Programming Committee Member, Fundraising & Membership Committee Member

I began working in and taking on activism since earning a degree in communication arts in the early nineteen eighties, within this decade helping to put on conferences, and related projects. Over the next couple decades I lived among an intentional community, and collaborated with another, among many socially to ecologically focused organizations, initiating many projects, especially with the Society for Ecological Restoration in the beginning of the new millennia, after becoming a public servant, a naturalist in Cincinnati Parks. This grew into advocating for Native cultural to ecological identity as core to place, then reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and Life, culturally to ecologically in regionally collaborative programing and projects. Many of these can be seen under events on our Facebook group page for ARCHE - Arts Restoring Culture for Healing Earth. Shortly after moving to Urbana, I began hosting my radio program WannaBe Cafe, on WRFU, sharing with others in like focus, for reconciliation with and restoration of all long-integral and harmonized - in return from socio-economic imperialism, and so becoming involved in the IMC community, while among other fellowships, and projects with these for intentional culture. I have also been initiating a 12 Step group page on Facebook, Earth Anonymous / ACDC - Adult Children of Dysfunctional Culture, which I hope will grow beyond virtual reality, with the IMC or others, and with this seek to form a related eco-cultural arts group for the region, to help move from exploring the calling of our psyche into proactivist arts and so healing practices at large.

Kamau Grantham | 

Katie Hickey Snyder | Programming Committee Member

Kristin Davis | Programming Committee Member, Fundraising & Membership Committee Member

Nika Lucks | Programming Committee Member, Fundraising & Membership Committee Member

Rochelle Harden | 

Shaya Robinson | Personnel Committee Chair, Programming Committee Chair (temporarily), Fundraising & Membership Committee Member

Sheila Parinas | Programming Committee Member

Tom Miebach | Programming Committee Member

Will Reger |

Aaron Wilson “Aplustradomus” |