The Independence Public Media Foundation is Pleased to Announce Two Additions to its Staff

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Chris Capato, Finance Director

Chris joins Independence Public Media Foundation with over ten years of experience in finance and administration of non-profit organizations in public media, education equity and women's healthcare. Prior to that, he has spent nearly twenty years in the administration, compliance and investment of pension and endowment funds in bank trust departments and accounting/consulting firms. His volunteer efforts are focused on social justice, LGBTQIA+ and community development. He earned a Bachelor of Economics from Maryville College in Tennessee.

Samíl Jimenez-Magdaleno, Program Associate

Samíl is an award-winning creative organizer who co-creates projects with community members to push for social change. They've worked over the years in emerging risk response, affordable housing and eviction prevention, and communication science. Most recently, Samíl served as field director for State Representative Rick Krajewski's successful re-election campaign. As an immigrant, Samíl has lived in many places—Venezuela, Miami, North Carolina, Texas, Seattle—and has learned and shared lessons from community leaders along the way. Samíl is thrilled to finally settle and call Philadelphia home. In their spare time, Samíl loves writing screenplays with their brother, experimental cooking with friends, playing pickup sports, being a Mighty Writers mentor, and trying to make sense of quarks and spacetime.

Enni Aigbomian

Enni Aigbomian

Enni uses storytelling and visual media to advocate for disenfranchised communities in the U.S. and abroad. Her work focuses on the African diaspora and Indigenous communities in the Americas, as well as the socio-economic rights of women and children. A communicator for social change, Enni has collaborated with international community media and nonprofits such as World Young Women’s Christian Association, Fundación CEDESOCIAL, Vokaribe Radio, and HOPE Worldwide, Bolivia.

Enni has worked with Philadelphia community media and nonprofits such as the American Friends Service Committee, FunTimes Magazine, and Philatinos Radio. She also served as the first head of communications at Read by 4th, Philadelphia’s grade-level reading campaign managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia. She sits on the board of Shelterforce Magazine, an independent publication that covers the worlds of community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood stabilization.

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