BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Alice Ackermann is senior advisor and affiliate at the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Conflict Transformation (Vienna). She has served at the United Nations mission in Mogadishu/Somalia and at the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), in addition to holding positions as consultant, professor and university administrator in the United States, Europe and Central Asia.
Sanjeev Chatterjee is a professor, visual storyteller and mentor to numerous media makers. His award-winning documentary work has been seen internationally on National Geographic, Discovery, The History Channel, PBS, ARTE, CCTV (China) and Doordarshan (India) among others. Sanjeev received the Fulbright-Nehru scholarship twice (2011 and 2018).
Nina Mukerjee Furstenau is a journalist, author and editor of the Food Story book series for the University of Iowa Press. She has penned award-winning books, articles and essays focused on food identity and history, and received a Fulbright-Nehru research grant in 2018-19.
Mohit Gulati is an independent filmmaker who explores avenues to use new age media to bridge the gap between alternative narratives and encourage dialogue to foster communities. Mohit has worked on various documentary projects, brand films, social impact studies, and fiction short films.
Gonzalo Mejia, originally from Ecuador, is a filmmaker with an extensive list of credits which include Documentaries, Films, and Web Content. He is also an entrepreneur, having founded Bananas Films in 2004 in which they have produced media content for top brands around the world.
Chad Tingle is a Miami-based filmmaker and director with screening credits at SXSW, Aspen Shortsfest, The Miami International Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, and the Cleveland Film Festival. His commercial directing includes spots for Anthemâ’s Simply Healthcare, Oakley lifestyle campaigns, Resorts World Casinos, and Broward Health, one of the 10th largest health systems in the U.S.
Lucy Lehman graduated from the University of Wisconsin (BS ART, 1963) and later worked at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Oriental Art.
Paul Mihailidis is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Media Design at Emerson College, Boston. His work straddles the fields of media literacy, civic and community engagement and activism.
Rick Ray graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and grew up in television . He as Chief Executive Officer and his wife, Dee as President started Raycom Inc. in 1979 and led a trend in televising college athletics on a broader basis. They have 4 children.
Rick and Dee have a history of service in their communities ,with several Universities and NGOs
For the first 32 years of his career, he started 8 garment manufacturing companies creating more than 20,000 jobs supporting the livelihood of over 100,000 people in Haiti, Mexico, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Jordan, Russia and Azerbaijan. During this time, he developed a deep and profound awareness of differences in the world's cultures, with the role language played enabling cross-cultural communication as well as economic development.
Karin Wilkins is Dean of the School of Communication at the University of Miami. Before coming to UM in September, 2019 she was Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and Strategic Initiatives with the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.
Gautam Bose has been making documentaries for 30 years. Also as a development communication professional, Gautam has used film to help people from diverse backgrounds communicate effectively with one another.
Karen Fowler-Watt is a senior principal academic at Bournemouth University in the UK. A former senior BBC journalist, she is interested in storytelling, authorial voice, questions of ethics and reporting conflict and trauma.
Ana Laura Gamboggi’s work with institutions and organizations around the world on environmental research projects add perspective to mediaforchange.org’s educational and research policies.
Girish Muzumdar’s research focuses on developing a model of care and support that favors social inclusion and allows persons with intellectual disabilities to lead the lives of their choice, expressed through the narrative function. He is an associate member of Projekt, a design lab at the University of Nimes, France.
Chandra Shekhar Sinha joined the World Bank in 1997 and was part of the team which established carbon finance at the World Bank.Mr. Sinha has held various positions at the World Bank, including the Lead Financial Specialist for the Energy Group of the Latin America and the Caribbean, Team Leader for Operations for the Carbon Finance Business and the Fund Manager for the €970 million Umbrella Carbon Facility.