Meet Our Board

Open Signal's board meets every other month. The public is invited to attend and submit comment — find information about upcoming board meetings on our calendar. Agendas and minutes from past board meetings can be found here.

Andrew DeVigal Open Signal Board Chair | Director, Agora Journalism Center at University of Oregon

Andrew is an Emmy Award-winning visual storyteller and the Director of the Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism & Communication.

Andrew is also the former Multimedia Editor of The New York Times, where he conceived and produced groundbreaking storyforms and processes that helped shape the industry.

Andre Gray Open Signal Board Member | Artistic/Operation Director, CymaSpace

Andre Gray is the founder of Beyondtone. He is expanding creative communication means for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, so members of his community have a voice in documentary, podcasts and virtual reality. His main project is developing a Deaf artist film camp in Portland involving American Signers from all over the country.

Andre also collaborates with organizations like the Portland Deaf Film Festival, Art Collective That, and Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Service as a board member or director. 

Justice Hager Open Signal Board Secretary | Communications and Fundraising Director, Sisters of the Road

Justice has a BFA in Creative Writing from Arkansas Tech University and worked for over a decade canvassing for various environmental and social justice causes.They are originally from Arkansas but have been a Portland resident since 2010. They currently work as the Communications and Fundraising Director for Sisters of the Road. 

In their spare time, Justice pursues a number of creative practices from poetry to digital art.

Karim Hassanein Open Signal Board Member | Director, Colloqate Design Portland

Karim spent his formative years outside the US, living in Egypt before moving to Oregon in 2007 to study landscape architecture. 

Karim is passionate about amplifying civic engagement, particularly in the urban environment. He loves cities and believes in the power of community media to positively impact Portland's social, political, and physical landscape. Karim is motivated to serve the Open Signal community, supporting citizenship as a visible, vocal, active process. 

Evelyn Liu Open Signal Board Member | Membership Director, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce

Evelyn is a native Oregonian, and is involved with many community organizations and causes, including United Way Tools for Independence Vision Council, JOIN, Living Stages, Theatre of the Oppressed, Micro-Enterprise Services of Oregon and Colored Pencils Art & Culture.

She has served as Vice-Chair for Diversity Initiatives at Daimler Trucks North America, as well as holding positions with Portland State University, PacifiCorp, Legacy Health Systems and Haimoff International Jewelers.

Fiona McCann Open Signal Board Member | Freelance Editor + Journalist

Fiona McCann is a journalist and writer based in Portland. She is currently Senior Editor-at-Large at Portland Monthly. Previously she’s worked at social media news agency Storyful, the Irish Times newspaper, Reuters news agency, and RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster.

Dawn Mott Open Signal Board Member | Operations Manager, Northwest Housing Alternatives

A recovering East-coaster, Dawn has felt right at home in Portland for over a decade. A lover of storytelling, she spends her time writing short stories, plays, and think pieces. Dawn has directed and starred in several local theater productions covering everything from humorous to dramatic stories. With a strong background in technology, Dawn acknowledged the lack of BIPOC representation in the tech field which led her to hosting a podcast about the industry. 

She credits storytelling and volunteering within her community as a key factor to her mental health. She firmly believes that everyone has a story to tell.

Vega Tom Open Signal Board Treasurer | Partner & Consulting CFO, CFO Selections

Vega Tom brings 18 years of nonprofit accounting, finance and strategic leadership experience.  After starting her career as a construction bookkeeper and office manager, she shifted gears to pursue nonprofit work, driven by a passion for social justice and equity — working in roles from Chief Operating Officer to Director of Finance with World Pulse, 211 and Native American Youth and Family Center.

Vega holds a Political Science degree from Reed College, and an MBA from the University of Portland, with a focus on finance and sustainability. She enjoys running, drawing, dancing, and playing the saw.