BOARD CHAIR / NYC ENGAGEMENT CHAIR
Melinda is the CEO of Transit Wireless in NYC, building and operating fiber networks used for transit communications. She’s been honored by The NY Chapter of NOW as a “Woman of Power and Influence” (2012), by Fierce Telecom as a “Woman in Wireline to Watch” (2014) and has been recognized as a Portland “Orchid Influential Woman Leader” (2015).
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ENGAGEMENT CHAIR
Mary Curtis is a Silicon Valley woman. She’s the Founder/CEO of the award winning Ad/PR Agency PACIFICO, an arts and education board advocate, an Angel to hi-tech startups and is currently grateful for two adult daughters, a loving husband and a newly published poetry chapbook. She’s a moving target.
BOARD SECRETARY / CO-FOUNDER / PRODUCING DIRECTOR
Courtney is Look What She Did!’s Producing Director and a freelance writer and producer based out of Echo Park, Los Angeles. She moved west after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill and begin her career with the award-winning production team at Imaginary Forces. These days she works as a graphics producer at the NFL Network and enjoys making cool stuff with a wide range of clients and friends in her spare time.
CO-FOUNDER / LEAD EDITOR / DIRECTOR
Farrel Levy was trained as an artist at Cooper Union but has made a career as a film and television editor with credits including: Dirty Dancing, NYPD Blue, Primal Fear, Damages and Nashville. She has also been a television director and teaches editing at The American Film Institute. She is the mother of two daughters who never cease to make her proud.
Devorah Moos Hankin
FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCER
Devorah is a film and television producer who develops media at the nexus of entertainment and social change. A UCLA graduate, Devorah began her career with Film Producer, Bruce Gilbert (Coming Home, China Syndrome, 9 to 5) where she was attracted to the idea that movies could evoke social change. She served as Vice President of Production at Imagine Entertainment where she Associate Produced the My Girl films. Devorah went on to helm Barry Kemp’s Bungalow 78 Productions and Co-produced award-winning feature films including Patch Adams and Catch Me If You Can. Most recently, Hankin was a Senior Vice President at Sony Pictures Television. Devorah is a non-profit leader who provided professional consulting services to many agencies and served as CEO of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation.
Julie Hébert is an award-winning writer/director of theater, film and television. She has written and directed plays for some of America’s most daring theaters, winning the PEN Award for Drama twice. She wrote the films Female Perversions and Ruby’s Bucket of Blood. Additionally, she has written and directed for some of the most respected shows on television including American Crime, The Good Wife, Boss, Numb3rs, ER and The West Wing. In 2002 she was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award.
Michael Miller’s career in the entertainment business includes over 20 years in non-profit leadership on both coasts, general managing numerous tours and producing events internationally. Most recently he led two organizations in successful turnarounds, and both are now thriving. He currently works as a theatrical consultant, serves on several boards, and collaborates on a variety of projects with his wife, Mary Curtis.
Julie has a background in strategic planning, business development and marketing, and currently mentors mid-career professionals. She also lectures on contemporary issues from a Jungian perspective.
Rose was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has raised two children. After completing her Masters Degree in the US she moved to Paris and studied at the Sorbonne and earned a second Masters Degree. In 1997 she joined the faculty at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose where she has served as lead French Instructor and peer Educational Technology Instructor. During her time at Mitty she has also had fellowships at Microsoft and Silicon Valley Bank. Rose is a recognized leader in educational technology and has been a presenter at the Exam Soft Educational Assessment Conference in Denver and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and she is also a private EdTech consultant.