Amy Tardif is the Report for America Corps Excellence Regional Manager for Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont). She is formerly the Regional Manager of StoryCorps in Chicago. She’s also an independent fact-checker for various podcasts including for Latino USA and Futuro Studios, Crooked Media, and other public media stations such as Michigan Radio & NPR’s Peabody Award winning podcast Believed. She was an editor for the Public Media Journalist Association (PMJA) Editor Corps providing relief for stations during the pandemic. Amy served as a Managing Editor for NPR's Next Generation Radio Project four times. Prior, she was WGCU Public Media’s Station Manager and News Director in Florida where she also won a Peabody Award for her documentary Lucia’s Letter on human trafficking. She was the first woman in radio to Chair the Radio, TV, Digital News Association (RTDNA), and she served five years on the Public Radio News Director’s (now PMJA) Board. She’s a sought-after voice coach and former audio and video reporter and host, including for public and commercial TV. Her two sons live in Florida.