Dr. Karen Hays — Medical
Certified Nurse Midwife and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Karen is faculty at Bastyr University’s Department of Midwifery and research nurse practitioner at University of Washington Obstetrical-Fetal Pharmacology Research Unit in Seattle, Washington. She is a midwifery trainer and consultant for several INGOs including Health Leadership International, PRONTO, Medical Teams International, PATH, and Jhpiego. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Hays has worked as a nurse and midwife in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, in addition to practicing in both home and hospital birth settings in the U.S.
John McGill, MD — Medical
Director of Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic and Internal Medicine Education at the University of Minnesota. Dr. McGill was one of the first humanitarian aid workers for MSF/Doctors Without Borders (Afghanistan war, 1986), one of the founders of the U.S. branch of Doctors Without Borders and a member of its first board of directors, and President of MSF/USA in 1996–2000.
Harshad Sanghvi, MD — Medical
Senior Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Vice President Innovations and Medical Director, Jhpiego. Dr. Sanghvi has assisted more than 25 low-resource countries to improve the performance of health services for women. Dr. Sanghvi was the main contributor to Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Guide for Midwives and Doctors and has more than 200 publications in international journals covering family planning, maternal health and cervical cancer.
Hallie Tamez — Non-profit Program Design and Management
Associate Director of Development, WaterAid America. Hallie has over 20 years experience in non-profit program design and management and in education as a teacher and supervisor of professional development. Prior to joining WaterAid America, she was the Executive Director at Next Generation Nepal. Hallie spent ten years as Senior Program Officer at The Philanthropic Initiative in Boston working extensively with corporations, private and family foundations, and individuals designing strategic initiatives and managing grants programs.
Susan Ritz — Non-profit Development and Management
Susan, a fundraising consultant and event coordinator, has served as Council chair for the Vermont Women’s Fund and is vice-president of the Larsen Fund. She has held leadership positions on a number of boards in Vermont, including Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Works for Women, and Focus on Film. Susan holds master’s degrees in international administration and fine arts.
Dennis Hart — Legal
Associate General Counsel, Boston University, where he handles a wide range of matters at the University, including sponsored research, regulatory compliance, policy administration and development, copyright and publishing, trademark, communications and media, information technology, collaborative educational ventures, and general business matters.
Jay Collier — Technology Expert
Founder and Executive Director, The Compass LLC (Topsham, Maine). Online media strategist, architect, and producer focusing on innovative learning communities, integrative thinking, and principled social action. Jay has mastery of the fast-changing information technology field as well as two decades of hands-on experience in media production.
Mark Yellen — Film Producer / Director
Mark has extensive experience producing Feature Films, Music Videos and Commercials, with credits for several award-winning feature films. Mark also serves as a private consultant advising individuals, emerging filmmakers, and established producers seeking creative guidance, production advice, logistic or information support throughout any stage of the filmmaking process.
Anne Dillon — Film Production
Anne Dillon has worked at various film companies in New York City, including Miramax, Twentieth Century Fox, and MGM. She has worked in the feature film and television movie industries functioning in a variety of roles including film publicist, director of development, associate producer, and post-production supervisor.
Mark Binder — Film Production
Mark works as a cameraman and co-producer with Global Health Media Project. He’s been on our film shoots in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. He has an active role in reviewing footage and coordinating post-production activities. Previously, he worked for over a decade as a documentary filmmaker and free-lance cameraman in diverse regions of the world including Lesotho, South Africa and Cape Verde.
Allie Humenuk — Director, Producer and Director of Photography
Principal, Allie Humenuk Productions (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Allie Humenuk is both a teacher and a filmmaker. Her projects have been televised and screened at film festivals around the world and have taken her from Cuba to China, from Ecuador to numerous countries in Africa. Currently, she also serves as Executive Producer at Vida Health Communications, Inc. where she produces public health videos about maternal and child health topics.
James Ruddy — Film and Television Producer / Director
Instructor, Maine Media Workshops (Rockport, Maine). James has been writing, producing, directing, and shooting award-winning film and television programs, television spots and educational programming for the past 30 years. His long list of clients includes organizations such as ABC, AT&T, PBS, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, The Smithsonian, Spelling Films, BigChalk.com, and The Tony Robbins Organization.
Julie Bond — Planning, Development, and Strategy
Julie is a planning, development and operations professional with a passion for medicine and media. She is the Assistant Director of the Emergent Media Center at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. In this role, Julie is responsible for all aspects of studio management and growth, including project development, production management, building partnerships, and managing client relations.