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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

Operations Director
Alex “Marshmalloe” LaShelle

LA Liaison
Vinod Krishnan

Project Manager
Jessica Mendel

Events Coordinator
Piya Pahwa

Associate Director
Justice Obiaya

Marketing Director
Prosenjit Bagchi

Programmer / Outreach Coordinator
Nadine Promes

Lead Designer
Ida Hem

Social Media Coordinator
Krupa Kanaiya

HR Coordinator
Hoang Ahn Tran

Programming Director
Lee Anne Goldman

Media Comsultant
Gregory Bishop

Programming Coordinator
Colin Wheeler

Senior Programmer
Casandra Brewton-Johnson 


Community Outreach Manager
Jeff Yu