Janis has an extensive background as an arts administrator working with local, regional and nationally based arts organizations. As such, her areas of expertise include operational management of nonprofits; grant writing/fundraising/development; strategic planning; project development and initiation; and a strong background in financial acumen.
Janis has provided services to nonprofit organizations such as Arts Presenters, the Rhythm & Blues Foundation (Washington, DC); Little Black Pearl, Jazz Institute of Chicago, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and Muntu Dance Theatre (Chicago, IL); and, KFAI, Fresh Air Radio, where she recently completed nearly 12 years of service as its Executive Director.
Janis is also active in community service, having served, locally, on the boards of the Midtown Greenway Coalition, Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, Community Shares of Minnesota and COMPAS; regionally as Immediate Past Treasurer of the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (AMPERS); and, nationally as Immediate Past Treasurer of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and as a Network Affiliate Representative on the Pacifica National Board. She remains active as a volunteer programmer and producer at KFAI, Fresh Air Radio, producing a weekly jazz program since 1989.
Janis is currently employed as the Interim CEO/President of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a national nonprofit providing services to community radio stations across the United States and Puerto Rico.
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