Jim DeBrosse is the project editor of Ohio Civics Essential, author of five books, a contributing writer for Cincinnati Magazine, and an award-winning newspaper reporter and columnist. Until he retired in 2018, he was a journalism teacher at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. As part of his commitment to social justice, he co-founded a news website devoted to workplace fairness and equal opportunity, "Cincinnatians for the American Dream." He lives in Cincinnati's historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood where he volunteers as a tutor at Rothenberg Academy.
Doug Oplinger is former managing editor of the Akron Beacon Journal where he worked for 46 years. He now is the project manager for Your Voice Ohio, a collaborative of more than 50 news outlets in Ohio, sharing resources to better represent the voices of Ohioans in the democratic process.
Eliza Bobonick is a Cincinnati-based writer and a mother of three. Her work has been featured in such local and regional publications as Cincinnati CityBeat and Kentucky Homes and Gardens Magazine. She is a former musician whose interests include photography and interior design.
Jennifer Mooney is a reformed corporate communications senior executive. She has also worked in the advertising industry and founded The Mooney Group, LLC, a boutique public relations practice. She is an avid adventurer and traveler, which includes climbing/hiking, open water swimming, and downhill skiing. She is a downtown resident and is married to Donald Mooney. She has two grown daughters.