OUR TEAM

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

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Michael WALSH

Director of Operations

During his undergrad at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he joined The Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP), a motor development, physical fitness and aquatic program geared towards individuals with a variety of disabilities. SNAP is where Michael realized his love for giving back and working with youth. After years of volunteering and obtaining his MBA, Michael vowed to use his education to giveback to those in need.

Contact him: 

mike@hollywoodheart.org

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Alanna SWOVELIN

Programs Director

Alanna is a professional dancer and has performed with artists and companies such as Tokyo Disneyland, Cirque du Soleil, Bolshoi Ballet, Michael Bublé, Jay Leno, Holland America Cruise Line and the Vancouver Winter Olympics. She has also directed children's programs at Glendale Montessori Elementary School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School for 200+ students. Alanna is currently studying in the Liberal Education for Arts Professionals program and performing with the Los Angeles Opera.

Contact her: 

alanna@hollywoodheart.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

David Gale, Founder and Chairman of the Board (Co-founder of We Are The Mighty)

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

Laura Bushley, E.A., Secretary of the Board (Owner of Bushley and Associates)

Kesila Childers, Board Member (Director of Original Content, Vimeo)

Rodney Clark, Board Member (Consultant)

Andy Fiedler, Board Member (Head of Production at Six Point Harness)

John Gatins, Board Member and Writing Team Leader at Camp HH (Academy Nominated Screen Writer and Director)

Dr. Rickey Payton, Sr., Board Member and Music Team Leader at Camp HH (CEO, Urban Nation Academy for the Performing Arts)

Jody Simon, Board Member (Entertainment Lawyer, Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP)

Joe Russell

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Katharine Crnko

Andrew Dominguez

Jordan Duke

Sarah J. Eagen

Amy Halpern

Monica Shapiro

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