“It takes a village to raise a 501(c)3.”

– Non-Profit Proverb

Meet our village.

Our Staff

Pilar Alvarez

Education Director

Jaylene Chung

Development & Engagement Director

Lexi Notabartolo

Grants Specialist

Andrea Barreto

Volunteer Outreach Strategist

Liviera Lim

Training & Curriculum Specialist

Bill Thompson

Executive Director

Curtis Baxter

Day of Story Specialist

Kristin Lorey

Human Capital Director

Esmeralda Vásquez

School Partners Specialist

Briélle Cruz-Vega

Operations & Partners Specialist

Netta Most

Community Relations Strategist

Internship Opportunities

Young Storytellers offers great opportunities for current college students to learn about our non profit from the inside and to see what it takes to make a difference in Los Angeles communities. Sound like something you want to know more about?

Internship Info

Interested in joining
our team?

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Board of Directors

Sam Brown


Head of Production, STX Entertainment

Terri Edda Miller


Co-Founder, MilMar Pictures

Tendo Nagenda


Head of Production, Feature Films, Netflix

Lani Monos


VP, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Divya Menon


Founder, Bad Brain

Koko Archibong


Associate Investment Counselor, Capital Group

Jay Gibson

Board Member

Writer / Producer

Franklin Leonard

Board Member

Founder, The Black List

Christopher Mack

Board Member

SVP, Warner Brothers Television

Maurício Mota

Board Member

Executive Producer, East Los High

Peter Principato

Board Member

President & CEO, Artists First

Rory Pullens

Board Member

President, House Studios

Gina Reyes

Board Member

Television Literary Agent, Verve

Tess Sanchez

Board Member

EVP Casting, Fox Broadcasting


Advisory Board

Tracy Aftergood*

Development Executive

Kary Antholis*

President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, Chair Emeritus

Susan Arnold*

Producer, Roth-Arnold

Andrew Barrett*

Founding Member & Chair Emeritus

Darren Bernstein


Mikkel Bondesen*

Founding Member, President & CEO Fuse Entertainment

Sebastian Buck*

Co-Founder, Enso Collaborative

Marika Cahn*


Paul Cummins

CEO, Coalition for Engaged Education

Natalie Fair*


Brad Falchuk*

Founding Member, Co-Creator GLEE, American Horror Story, Scream Queens

Joy Fehily*

CEO, Prime PR

Eric Friedman*

Executive Producer, Disney Channel’s Bizaardvarks

Eric Garcetti

Mayor of the City of Los Angeles

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein*

CEO, The Gotham Group

Ness Hamaoui*

Executive Managing Director, Studley

Greg Hodes*

Partner, WME Entertainment

Norman Lear

Writer & Producer

Paul Lieberstein*

Executive Producer, The Office & The Newsroom

Rob Mandel*

Founding Partner, The Management Group

Vanessa Morrison*

President, Fox Animation

Ilene Resnick*


Donna Arkoff Roth*

Producer / Roth-Arnold

Jamie Tarses*


Matthew Weaver

CEO, MediaWeaver

Richard Weitz*

Partner, WME Entertainment

Troy Williams*

Owner, Simply Troy Events

Jake Zim

SVP – Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment

*denotes Former Governing Board Member

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