NRPF Board and Staff

Our board of directors provides oversight for NRPF activities. Directors are appointed by the Librarian of Congress and represent diverse points of view from the sound recording community. Board members are selected for their knowledge of philanthropy and grantmaking, as well as experience in sound recording production, distribution, preservation, or restoration. Board members oversee NRPF programs, strategy, budget, and governance.

Board of Directors

Jesse A. Johnston
University of Michigan School of Information
Sam Brylawski
American Discography Project
Garrett Levin
Digital Media Consultant
Producer, Engineer, Educator
Davia Nelson

Davia Nelson


Radio Producer, The Kitchen Sisters
Eric J. Schwartz
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Judy Tsou

Judy Tsou


University of Washington (emeritus)


Ex Officio Board Members

Dr. Carla Hayden

Librarian of Congress

Kenneth Silverberg

Of Counsel

NRPF Staff Members

Jesse A. Johnston

Jesse A. Johnston

Executive Director

Evan Haywood

Audio Preservationist and Podcast Producer

Former NRPF Directors and Staff

T-Bone Burnett

Director Emeritus

William Levay

Social Media Manager (2013)

Bruce Lundvall

Director Emeritus (Deceased)

Jonathan Poneman

Director Emeritus

Gerald Seligman

Secretary and Executive Director Emeritus

John L. Simson

Chair Emeritus