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

– Non-Profit Proverb

Meet our village.

Our Staff

Pilar Alvarez

Education Director

Megan Callen

Database Manager

Lexi Notabartolo

Chief of Staff

Andrea Barreto

Volunteer Organizer

Jaylene Chung

Development Manager

Dilly Somaweera

Teacher Liaison

Curtis Baxter

Script to Stage Program Manager

Liviera Lim

Outreach Organizer

Bill Thompson

Executive Director

Briélle Cruz-Vega

Evaluation and Operations Specialist

Netta Most

Script to Stage Director

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?

More Info


Board of Directors

Kary Antholis


President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming

Sam Brown


Head of Production, STX Entertainment

Terri Edda Miller


Co-Founder, MilMar Pictures

Tendo Nagenda


Head of Production, Feature Films, Netflix

Divya Menon


Founder, Bad Brain

Lani Monos


VP, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tracy Aftergood

Board Member

Development Executive

Koko Archibong

Board Member

Associate Investment Counselor, Capital Group

Sebastian Buck

Board Member

Co-Founder, Enso Collaborative

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

Gina Reyes

Board Member

Vice President, Scripted Development for Television and Film, Mitú

Tess Sanchez

Board Member

EVP Casting, Fox Broadcasting


Advisory Board

Susan Arnold*

Producer, Roth-Arnold

Andrew Barrett*

Founding Member & Chair Emeritus

Darren Bernstein


Mikkel Bondesen*

Founding Member, President & CEO Fuse Entertainment

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


Young Storytellers Next Gen

Aimie Billon


Stefanie Black

IAMA Theatre Company

Hunter Carlisle

NBC Universal Business Affairs

Andrew Coles

The Mission Entertainment

Stefanie Garden

Incite PR

Michelle Gonzalez

Young Storytellers Alumna

Kenny Goodman


Paul Grellong


Megan Halpern


The Black List

Hannah Jacobson

Discovery Networks

Anna Kim


Nathan Kitada


Brittany Little


NBC – Universal

Tommee May


Kasey Morrison


Rachel Rovner

The Gotham Group

Sarah Stephens


Sheryl Tirol

Grace Hill Media

Nicole Tossou

Spring Hill Entertainment

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