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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 (TreasurerAtlanta Film Society, Community Relations Director)

Jeffrey Yu – Secretary (Slothique LLC

Executive Producer) 

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

Lisa Ferrell (Georgia State University Creative Media Industry Institute, Producer)

Jeremy Seymour (Primal Screen, Creative Director)

Jason Schwartz (Bento Box Entertainment, Director)


Allyssa Lewis (My 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)

Ashley Kohler (Awesome Inc, executive producer)

Jenna Zona (Floyd County Productions, Animation Director)

Olaiya Gardner (Art Institute of Atlanta, Program Chair of Media) 


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

Membership Coordinator
Raven White

HR Coordinator
Hoang Ahn Tran

Educations Coordinator
Kieran Quinn

Operations / IT
Ethan Lavine

Operations / IT
Cooper Skinner

Operations/ IT
Alex Turbyfield

Business/ Senior Programmer
Casandra Brewton-Johnson 

Programming/ Festival Coordinator
Patricia Burgess

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