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

– Non-Profit Proverb

Meet our village.

Our Staff

Bill Thompson

Executive Director

Jaylene Chung

Development Manager

Pilar Alvarez

Education Director

Lexi Notabartolo

Operations Manager

Aaron Burleson

College Chapter Coordinator

Rachel Fleischer

Movie Makers & P.O.V. Director

Pierre Pandy

Movie Makers & P.O.V. Coordinator

Megan Callen

Research and Community Partners Assistant

Netta Most

Script to Stage Director

Curtis Baxter

Script to Stage Program Manager

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

Kary Antholis


President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming

Sam Brown


Head of Production, STX Entertainment

Terri Edda Miller


Co-Founder, MilMar Pictures

Tendo Nagenda


EVP Production, The Walt Disney Company

Divya Menon


Founder, Bad Brain

Lani Monos


Executive Director, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tracy Aftergood

Board Member

Development Executive

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

Peter Principato

Board Member

CEO, Principato Young Entertainment

Zachary Raynor

Board Member

Private Wealth Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Gina Reyes

Board Member

Director of Development, Story House by Univision

Tess Sanchez

Board Member

EVP Casting, Fox Broadcasting

Jasmin Sayyah

Board Member

VP, East West Investment Services

E. Jeffrey Smith

Board Member



Advisory Board

Susan Arnold*

Producer, Roth-Arnold

Andrew Barrett*

Founding Member & Chair Emeritus

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

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

Hannah Jacobson

Discovery Networks

Anna Kim


Nathan Kitada


Brittany Little


Fox Broadcasting Company

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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