“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

Mahelet Gezachew

Summer Alumni Intern

Lexi Notabartolo

Operations Manager

Pierre Pandy

Outreach & Programs Coordinator

Jaenell Cowart

LA County Arts Commission Summer Intern

Jaylene Chung

Development Manager

Ashlee Frandell

Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

Sam Zanetta

Summer Intern

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

Co-Chair

Writer & Founding Member

Kary Antholis

Co-Chair

President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming

Sam Brown

Vice-Chair

Head of Production, STX Entertainment

Terri Edda Miller

Vice-Chair

Co-Founder, MilMar Pictures

Divya Menon

Secretary

Founder, Bad Brain

Lani Monos

Treasurer

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

Attorney

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

Writer/Producer/Director

 

Advisory Board

Mikkel Bondesen*

Founding Member, President & CEO Fuse Entertainment

Marika Cahn*

Writer

Paul Cummins

CEO, Coalition for Engaged Education

Natalie Fair*

Educator

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*

Philanthropist

Jamie Tarses*

Producer

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

Co-Chair

The Mission Entertainment

Stefanie Garden

Incite PR

Michelle Gonzalez

Secretary

Young Storytellers Alumna

Kenny Goodman

MGMT

Paul Grellong

Writer

Megan Halpern

Co-Chair

The Black List

Reem Hassani

STX Entertainment

Hannah Jacobson

Discovery Networks

Anna Kim

Attorney

Nathan Kitada

YouTube

Brittany Little

Co-Chair

A&E Networks

Tommee May

Producer

Kasey Morrison

Disney Animation

Rachel Rovner

The Gotham Group

Sarah Stephens

Producer

Sheryl Tirol

Grace Hill Media

Nicole Tossou

Spring Hill Entertainment

Share Our Story

Volunteer

Want to get involved in a classroom or by performing in a Big Show? Yeah, we thought so!

Volunteer Today!

Donate

Can’t volunteer but still want to support Young Storytellers? This is a great way to do just that!

Donate Today!