Our Team

Hollywood HEART delivers effective programming and workshops under the leadership of an engaged Board of Directors, an active Executive Leadership Council, and dutifully committed staff.


David Gale
Founder and Chairman of the Board (EVP Development and Production, Gunpowder & Sky)

David Shulman
Vice President and Treasurer of the Board (CEO, International Society of Hospitality Purchasers Group)

Laura Bushley
E.A., Secretary of the Board (President, Bushley & Associates, Inc.)

Andy Fiedler
Board Member (Line Producer, DreamWorks Animation)

John Gatins
Board Member and Creative Writing Team Leader at Camp HH (Academy Award Nominated Screenwriter and Director)

Dr. Rickey Payton, Sr.
Board Member and Music Team Leader at Camp HH (President & CEO, The Urban Nation Academy For The Performing Arts)

Jody Simon
Board Member (Entertainment Lawyer, Partner and head of Production Practice at Fox Rothschild LLP)

Jason Zelin
Board Member (Entertainment Attorney, Special Counsel at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP)

Joe Russell
Board Member (Joe Russell Productions)

Sarah J Eagen
Board Member (SAG-AFTRA Actor and TV writer)

Amy Halpern
Board Member and Operations at Camp HH (Director of Marketing, Platinum Equity)


Hollywood HEART’s Executive Leadership Council is comprised of motivated and philanthropically-minded young professionals dedicated to volunteering their time, talents, and energy. They act as ambassadors for Hollywood HEART through promotion, volunteering, fundraising, and general advocacy of our mission.

Katharine Crnko
Andrew Dominguez
Jordan Duke