OUR TEAM

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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

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Denise K. Seider

Executive Director

Denise received her BFA from Pitzer College and her Master of Fine Arts from the Claremont Graduate University. She is currently the Executive Director of Hollywood Heart in Pasadena, CA. She was a classroom teacher, K-8 arts specialist and arts integration coach for many years. She also worked at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena as the Director of School Programs and the Director of Studio Programs. Prior to that she was the Executive Director of the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock in Los Angeles. As a consultant, she managed a variety of programs for the City of Pasadena's Cultural Affairs Division, the Pasadena Unified School District's Arts Office and the Pasadena Educational Foundation. In 2014 she received an Individual Artist Grant from the City of Pasadena in order to create and present a one-woman sculpture exhibition. She continues to produce and exhibit artwork in a variety of venues.

Contact her:

denise@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)

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Katharine Crnko

Andrew Dominguez

Jordan Duke

Sarah J. Eagen

Amy Halpern

Monica Shapiro

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