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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 (SIGGRAPH Asia, Animation Festival Producer)

Justice Obiaya – Treasurer (Atlanta Film Society, Animation & Education Programmer)

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

Lisa Ferrell (Georgia Production Partnership, Chair Industry & Community Outreach)

Jeremy Seymour (Primal Screen, Creative Director)

Jason Shwartz (Bento Box Entertainment, Director)

Allyssa Lewis (Animation Life LLC, Founder)

Matthew Maloney (Savannah College of Art and Design, Associate Chair of Animation)

Christina Maloney (Savannah College of Art and Design, Professor of Motion Media)

Fatimah Abdullah (Trick3D, 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

Business Development Manager
Davonne Dupart

Operations Manager
Alex “Marshmalloe” LaShelle

Staffing Supervisor
Vinod Krishnam

Project Coordinator
Jessica Mendel

Events Coordinator
Piya Pahwa

Design Consultant
Brittany Myers

Business & Operations Director
Justice Obiaya

Marketing Manager
Prosenjit Bagchi

Lead Designer
Khushnam Mirza

Social Media Coordinator
Krupa Kanaiya

Graphic Designer
Keyuri Tatu

Joshua Leonard

Programming Director
Lee Anne Goldman

Media Manager
Gregory Bishop

Programming Coordinator
Colin Wheeler

Programmer / Outreach Coordinator
Nadine Promes

Casandra Brewton-Johnson 

Programming Associate
Ida Hem


Mina Valizadeh