About Democracy onAir

Democracy onAir is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social enterprise that supports the development and hosting of open access and curated networks of elections and governance Hubs... including this Virginia onAir Hub.

Democracy onAir Hubs use a proprietary software platform to aggregate and display all types of content.  Viewing a Hub on a laptop or desktop computer provides an enhanced user experience especially through home page interactive maps.

Democracy onAir focuses on providing a one stop place for all information related to  elected officials and candidates running for office in a state ("Learn" about your elected officials and candidates). Democracy onAir provides many ways to interact with these people especially via streaming video interviews ("Discuss" with your representatives and candidates).

Democracy onAir is developing a network of interconnected elections and governance Hubs. The Virginia onAir Hub is the first Hub we are piloting in anticipation of having an onAir Hub for each state by early 202o to be ready for the 2020 elections.

Jim McLean

Instructional Technologist / Visual Media Specialist, Information Technology Services (ITS), George Mason University
Owner and Principal Photographer, The Vintage Photographer
Aircasting Director, Democracy onAir

I am a Digital and Immersive Media Consultant.

Social Media: LinkedIn

Todd Gillette

Future Technical Leader: Northrop Grumman
CEO: Democracy onAir
PhD: Neuroscience, George Mason University

Todd is currently a Systems Engineer for Northrop Grumman as part of the Future Technical Leaders rotational program. His work has involved software and systems engineering in independent research & development and on ongoing government programs dealing with cognitive autonomy and communications systems.

Jenifer Hitchcock

AP Government & US History Teacher
Fairfax High School & Online Campus
James Madison Fellow, Commonwealth of Virginia 2016
Nationally Board Certified Teacher
iCivics Educators Network Member
Writer at lovgov.weebly.com

The VA Election Hub is an exciting opportunity to extend civics education beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom. Civics happens on the streets! This organization provides an opportunity to students to use their native digital skills to improve their community and engage in a meaningful way in civics. I am a part of the VA Election Hub to help find and engage students directly in the democratic process as high school interns.


Meredith Cary

I am a Clinical Health Psychologist practicing in Washington DC and a behavioral sleep specialist associated with Medstar Georgetown University’s Sleep Disorders Center.

I am founding board member of Democracy onAir.

I lead the development of the onAir Health Hubs.

To learn more about Dr. Cary's practice, go to her website.


Scott Joy

Facilitator, Democracy onAir 
, onAir Systems
Hubs: Virginia Elections & Government Hub and Mason-Fairfax

Interests:  Catalyzing Innovation, Tech Entrepreneurship, Healthy and Sustainable Communities

Email:  scott@onair.cc
Zip code: 22030

Kim Jaramillo

Senior:  major in Government and International Politics and minor in Data Analysis, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government
Hub Coordinator: Elections onAir

My internship with the Virginia Elections Hub is to progress my interest in public participation and policy and to contribute to the research and curation of reports.

I am highly organized, detail-oriented, personable, and responsible. I have acquired skills in group facilitation, time management, logical thinking and conflict resolution. I am adaptable, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn more from my peers. 

Through my hands-on experiences, I am proficient at maintaining and promoting customer service by greeting and serving visitors and guests in a courteous and efficient manner, both in person and on the phone. I have also developed a friendly, outgoing, and guest service demeanor through my experiences in sales.

Location: Fairfax City, VA

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  1. Have a full member profile post
  2. Have the ability to author new posts on issues and co-author existing posts
  3. Get preferential treatment at Chapter events

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