Board of Directors

The Arizona Center for Investigative Journalism, Inc. board of directors includes:

John E. Dougherty III


John Dougherty has more than 30 years experience in the mainstream and alternative news media working as an investigative reporter, business and political writer, columnist and publisher.

His work has appeared in the New York Times and The Washington Post. He was a staff writer for Phoenix New Times, East Valley Tribune, Phoenix Gazette and the Dayton Daily News. He also founded a weekly newspaper, The Southwest Sage, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

John has been named the Virg Hill Arizona Journalist of the Year three times, Don Bolles Investigative Reporter of the Year on two occasions by the Arizona Press Club and has won dozens of state, regional and national journalism awards.

John is a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc. John earned B.S. Journalism (1978) and B.S. Economics (1981) degrees from Arizona State University. He was inducted into the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Hall of Fame in 1996.

Jeremy Voas


Jeremy Voas was a working journalist from 1975-2004. He studied journalism at Dakota Wesleyan University, served as a reporter and wire editor at the Mitchell (S.D.) Daily Republic; as a reporter, than managing editor of the Bisbee Daily Review and Sierra Vista Herald (AZ); as assistant city editor of The Phoenix (AZ) Gazette; as editor and publisher of the Kern Valley Sun (CA) and Half Moon Bay Review (CA); as managing editor and editor in chief of Phoenix New Times (AZ); and as editor in chief of Detroit Metro Times; and as producer for the investigative team at KPHO-Channel 5, in Phoenix, AZ.

Voas managed every aspect of reporting and editing news and editorial products. He has managed reporters, editors, photographers and graphic artists. He oversaw production of numerous investigative projects. He was also active in such industry organizations as The Arizona Press Club, The California Newspaper Publisher’s Association, Investigative Reporter and Editors, and the Society of Professional Journalists, holding offices in several of these groups.

Voas has since 2005 been employed as an investigator for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender (District of Arizona).

Frances Causey


Frances Causey is a documentary filmmaker and public interest journalist who began her career with CNN where she spent 14 years as both Senior National Desk Editor and Field Producer. Frances was a senior member of a team honored with two News and Documentary Emmys for coverage of the Olympic Park and Oklahoma City bombings. Her latest film Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? is being distributed worldwide and will premiere on American television on October 2, 2012. Frances was recently honored with Canada’s Women’s International Film and Television Jury Award for her work on Heist.

Dr. Barbara Warren, MD, MPH


Dr. Barbara Warren is a retired physician and health care administrator whose career included practicing medicine at Rush Medical Center in Chicago for eight years, El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson, Arizona for nine years, serving as the Medical Director for managed care for the University Physicians Inc. for seven years (now called The University of Arizona Physicians), and Medical Director for Managed Care at Denver Health and Hospitals for 12 years.

Dr. Warren has taught as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Universities of Illinois, Arizona and Colorado Colleges of Medicine, and is a published author in her field. Dr. Warren has served on several nonprofit organization Boards of Directors. She has served on the National Board of Directors and is currently the Arizona state chair of Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization dedicated to nuclear disarmament and addressing climate change. She also serves on the City of Tucson’s Climate Change Committee and is involved in other community activities. Dr. Warren has written, obtained and managed many grants for various non-profit organizations.

Bill Carter


author-bill-carterBill Carter is the author of three acclaimed non-fiction books: Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, Redemption, and War (Wenner Books, 2005/Schaffner Press 2008); Red Summer: The Danger and Madness of Commercial Fishing in Alaska (Scribner, 2008/Schaffner Press, 2010); Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, The Metal That Runs The World (Scribner, 2012/Schaffner Press,2013). Boom, Bust, Boom won the Arizona/New Mexico book award for best non-fiction in 2013. His books have been translated into five languages.

Carter is also the producer and director of the award winner documentary Miss Sarajevo (Golden Hugo award, International Monitor Award, and Newport Beach Film Festival “Maverick Director” award). He has also made documentaries on the iconic musician Emmylou Harris and the Tucson based band Calexico. He has made numerous music videos as well.

His long form journalism has been published in Rolling Stone, Outside, Mens Journal, GEAR, SPIN and the Huffington Post.

Carter has 12 black and white war themed photographs in the permanent collection at the Creative Center of Photography at the UA campus in Tucson, Arizona.

He is a member of the WGA(Writers Guild of America) and was given honorary citizenship from the city of Sarajevo in 2009 for his efforts to end the Bosnian war. He is an Assistant Professor of Practice at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
His work can be viewed at either: or boom, bust, boom