Marcie Hampton is Report for America's Program Associate. Previously, she worked for nearly five years at the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. She worked as a paralegal, assisting 6+ attorneys in litigation ranging from criminal legal reform to First Amendment rights to LGBTQIA+ justice. Hampton completed the McKinsey- Black Management Accelerator Program, a program designed to develop and progress Black talent in organizations and companies throughout the country. She is also highly trained in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work as well as Restorative Justice techniques.
Hampton currently resides in Boone, N.C. with her husband Rod West and their kids, Maya and Major.
Kira Limer is Report for America's Impact and Evaluation Manager. Limer studied studio art in college, focusing on textiles and printmaking, before switching gears to pursue a Masters of Library Science with a certificate in Archives and Records Management. Her interest in archives and storytelling drew her to StoryCorps, where she strengthened her dedication to the value of the stories of everyday people and the importance of amplifying those that are typically underreported. Limer spent 12 years at StoryCorps, along the way finding her true calling in program evaluation. She is passionate about helping organizations use data to support their missions, find elegant solutions to systems issues, and maintain the utmost integrity and equity in all they do. An avid environmentalist and outdoors person, Limer loves hiking, gardening, and any activities that bring her close to nature, from cross country skiing to snorkeling. When not outside, she enjoys puzzles of all kinds (jigsaw, crossword, Wordle, etc!), baking, and yoga. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, dog, cat, and many plants.
Tim Lampley is Report for America's recruitment manager. Lampley has more than 15 years of experience as an award-winning writer, producer, and reporter. Previously, he worked at Black Entertainment Television as a news segment producer for BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley. He also served as a field producer and on-air reporter. Other broadcast news positions Tim has held include overnight anchor at KSDK Newschannel 5 in St. Louis, general assignment reporter at WSIL-TV in Carterville, Illinois, anchor at WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois and WTVO-TV in Rockford, Illinois. In 2014, Tim was hired by two national networks as their only on-the-ground correspondent to cover the Ferguson uprising.
He has been actively involved in mentoring and assisting emerging journalists across the country.