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Our committee is made up of a diverse group of experienced animators and art supporters in the industry. We aim to make sure we are inclusive of true representatives for all voices, and our leaders represent a wide range of ages, genders, races, nationalities, sex orientations, and sexual identities.


Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong – President (Producer, School of Humans/ SIGGRAPH Strategy Advisor)

Justice Obiaya – Treasurer (Atlanta Film Society, Community Relations Director)

Asante Bradford (Georgia Department of Economical Development, Project Manager)

Lisa Ferrell (Georgia Production Partnership, Co- President/ Producer, Georgia State University Creative Media Industry Institute)

Jeremy Seymour (Primal Screen, Creative Director)

Jason Schwartz (Bento Box Entertainment, Director)

Allyssa Lewis (Animation Life LLC, Founder)

Matthew Maloney (Savannah College of Art and Design, Associate Chair of Animation/ Co-owner Black Rainbow Media)

Christina Maloney (Savannah College of Art and Design, Professor of Motion Media/ Co-owner Black Rainbow Media)

Fatimah Abdullah (Primal Screen, Executive Producer)

Jeanette Gregory (Turner Classics Movie)



Linda Simensky

Stephen Mank

Noeve Warren

Madeline Fan

Sarah Fay Krom

Lou Hertz

Joe Peery

Brett W. Thompson


Executive Director
Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong

Operations Director
Alex “Marshmalloe” LaShelle

Marketing Director
Prosenjit Bagchi

Business Director
Jeffrey Yu

Project/ Events Manager
Jessica Mendel

HR Coordinator
Hoang Ahn Tran

Educations Coordinator
Kieran Quinn

Membership Coordinator
Raven White

Operations / IT
Ethan Lavine

Operations/ IT
Alex Turbyfield

Operations / IT
Cooper Skinner

Programming/ Festival Coordinator
Patricia Burgess

Business/ Senior Programmer
Casandra Brewton-Johnson 

Programming Coordinator
Colin Wheeler

ASIFA-South International Liaisons

Ops Coordinator/ LA Liaison
Vanessa Taylor

Lead LA Liaison/Content Creator              Win Leerasanthanah

LA Liaison
Vinod Krishnan

Events Coordinator/ India Liaison
Piya Pahwa

Outreach Coordinator/ LA Liaison
Nadine Promes

China Liaison
Elicia Mitchem