Who We Are

Lisa Rosenberg, Executive Director

Lisa Rosenberg is an experienced nonprofit advocate and expert in transparency in government issues. Lisa’s career in public service includes a decade advocating for transparency to promote accountability at the Sunlight Foundation, launching many of the organization’s advocacy initiatives.

She has been quoted or published in numerous media outlets, including the Associated Press, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Newsweek, C-SPAN, Politico, USA Today, The Hill, Salon, PBS NewsHour, Mother Jones, Fox 5, WUSA9, WAMU 88.5, HuffPost, Government Executive, and InsideSources. Lisa’s years of experience endeavoring to strengthen our democratic institutions include her work on campaign finance reform issues for Senator John Kerry, her position as counsel for the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Special Investigation into Federal Election Activities, and her work as the Director of the FEC Watch Project at the Center for Responsive Politics. Most recently, Lisa has served as the Senior Director for Public Policy at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, where she led the organization’s democracy reform agenda and provided strategic direction to the association’s public policy staff in order to advance federal policies that lead to a more welcoming and globally engaged United States.

Hannah Bassett, Coalition and Research Manager

Hannah Bassett manages Open The Government’s coalition of diverse partner organizations, developing and implementing programs, tools, and events to advance issues of accountable government.

Hannah is an established organizer with experience in policy and communications. Prior to joining OTG, Hannah worked on the policy team at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and served as press secretary and outreach coordinator for a U.S. Representative. She also has covered global health issues through previous work for the Open Society Foundations and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, where she wrote about leading issues in immunization. Hannah holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.

Freddy Martinez, Senior Policy Analyst

Freddy Martinez is a Policy Analyst focusing on the Freedom of Information Act, law enforcement transparency, and legislative reforms. Prior to joining OTG, Freddy was the executive director of Lucy Parsons Labs, a police accountability non-profit. Martinez’s work has appeared in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Vice, The Intercept, Toronto Star, The New Republic, and Chicago Sun-Times. He was previously a Mozilla/Ford Foundation Open Web Fellow at the Freedom of the Press Foundation.