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

– Non-Profit Proverb

Meet our village.

Our Staff

Bill Thompson

Executive Director

Netta Most

Script to Stage Director

Curtis Baxter

Script to Stage Coordinator

Pilar Alvarez

Education Director

Rachel Fleischer

Movie Makers & P.O.V. Director

Lexi Notabartolo

Operations Manager

Pierre Pandy

Outreach & Programs Coordinator

Jaylene Chung

Development Manager

Ashlee Frandell

Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

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

Andrew Barrett


Writer & Founding Member

Kary Antholis


President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming

Sam Brown


Head of Production, STX Entertainment

Terri Edda Miller


Co-Founder, MilMar Pictures

Divya Menon


Founder, Bad Brain

Lani Monos


Executive Director, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tracy Aftergood

Board Member

Development Executive

Susan Arnold

Board Member

Producer, Roth-Arnold

Darren Bernstein

Board Member


Sebastian Buck

Board Member

Co-Founder, Enso Collaborative

Jay Gibson

Board Member

Writer / Producer

Franklin Leonard

Board Member

Founder, The Black List

Maurício Mota

Board Member

Executive Producer, East Los High

Tendo Nagenda

Board Member

EVP Production, The Walt Disney Company

Donna Arkoff Roth

Board Member

Producer / Roth-Arnold

Tess Sanchez

Board Member

EVP Casting, Fox Broadcasting

Jasmin Sayyah

Board Member

VP, East West Investment Services

E. Jeffrey Smith

Board Member



Advisory Board

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*


Jamie Tarses*


Matthew Weaver

CEO, MediaWeaver

Richard Weitz*

Partner, WME Entertainment

Troy Williams*

Owner, Simply Troy Events

*denotes Former Governing Board Member


Young Storytellers Next Gen

Aimie Billon

Propper / Daley

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

Reem Hassani

STX Entertainment

Hannah Jacobson

Discovery Networks

Anna Kim


Nathan Kitada


Brittany Little


A&E Networks

Tommee May


Kasey Morrison

Disney Animation

Rachel Rovner

The Gotham Group

Sarah Stephens


Sheryl Tirol

Grace Hill Media

Nicole Tossou

Spring Hill Entertainment

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