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,

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.