The Fort Worth Report Reader Advisory Council is made up of informed, engaged residents who believe in the importance of nonpartisan, factual local journalism. They provide perspective, ideas and opinions on news coverage in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, and help our journalists better understand and respond to the communities they cover. The council meets quarterly.

Members, 2021-2022


Tamara Albury

Principal, Young Women’s Leadership Academy


Dr. Whitnee Boyd

Higher education professional, entrepreneur, and community volunteer


Donita Willis-Caldwell

Founder, D. Renee Enterprises; Non-Profit Organization Founder/CEO; Community Outreach Coordinator & Liaison; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Advocate


Abdul Chappell

Community activist, Mentor founder of Wecanbuildabetterhood


Barbara Clark-Galupi

Nonprofit Consultant, creative!mpact and Publisher, DFW501c.com


Tracy Cliburn

Community & Public Relations Director at Kids Who Care, Board Member at The Welman Project & Helping Restore Ability, Community & Civic Advocate


Michelle Cortez Gonzales

2021 Carter Museum Community Artist, former public art project manager for the Arts Council of Fort Worth and art teacher at Polytechnic High School


Cindy Crain

Senior Associate at OrgCode Consulting, helping communities design and deliver housing and services to people experiencing homelessness. 


Cameron Cushman

Entrepreneurial Community Builder and Assistant VP of Innovation Ecosystems at HSC.


Barbara Jo Dunlap

Minister, Sacred Worth Ministries


Salvador (Sal) Espino

Real estate attorney, Fort Worth City Council member from 2005-2017 


Laurie George

Small business owner, former educator, and neurodiversity advocate


Reba Henry

Retired Communications Professional, Special Events Coordinator, and a prolific community volunteer


Sharon Herrera

Founder, LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S.


Ebony Jones

Director, Fort Worth Strategy for Teach For America-DFW


Rachel Lewis Biggs

Marketing & Communications Professional, Former Journalist


Adrian Macias

Executive VP, Titanium Exploration Partners


Zoe Metcalf

UNT Health Science Center, Foundation Relations Manager


Ernie Moran

Public school teacher 


David Mosby

Entrepreneur and business owner


Erika Ramos

Owner, Game Theory


Melissa Rankin

Financial advisor, Edward Jones



Lydia Guajardo Rickard

Community advocate for the Hispanic community and the business community and owner of two local businesses, including a creative marketing firm. 


Steve Ruiz 

Elected member of the AFL-CIO Labor Council Executive Board in Tarrant County, Member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.