Advisors

CONFERENCE ADVISORY BOARD

Conference Coordinator
Yvonne Mendez, Fine Arts Center-UMASS Amherst; and Visual Concepts123

Conference Co-Chairs and Executive Committee
Rogelio Miñana, Professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College and Director of the Five College Blended Learning Program
Vanessa Pabon, Community Engagement Director, WGBY, Springfield
Phillip K. Peake, Professor, Psychology, Smith College
Demetria Shabazz, Assistant Professor, Communications, UMASS Amherst
Joe Lambert, Founder, Center for Digital Storytelling

Local Committee
Aline Gubrium, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education, UMASS Amherst
Amilcar Shabazz, Professor, Afro-American Studies, Faculty Advisor for Diversity and Excellence, UMASS Amherst
Nate Therien, Director of Academic Programs, Five Colleges Inc.
Alice Fiddian-Green, Graduate Student, Community Health Education, UMASS Amherst

US Advisors
Natasha Freidus, Founder/Director, Creative Narrations
Amy Hill, Director, Silence Speaks, Center for Digital Storytelling
Barbara Ganley, Writer/Educator, Vermont
Dr. Heather Pleasants, University of Alabama
Thaddeus Miles, MassHousing, Springfield

International Advisors
Karen Worcman, Museum of the Person Brazil
Angelina Koh, Digital Storytelling Asia, Singapore
Burcu Şimşek, Hacceteppe University, Turkey
Elaine Bliss, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Pip Hardy/Tony Sumner, Patient Voices, UK
Jennifer Lafontaine/Emmanuele Pantin, Community Story Strategies, Canada
Helen Simondson, Australian Center for the Moving Image, Australia
Grete Jamisson, Oslo City University, Norway
Darcy Alexandra, Independent Researcher, Switzerland
Federica Pesce,  Melting Pro, Italy
Mark Dunford, Brighton University, UK
Tricia Jenkins, Digitales, PH’D candidate, Middlesex University, UK
Michalis Meimaris, University of Athens, Greece
Erwin Schmitzberger, DigitalStory.Austria
Simon Stromberg, City of Stockholm, Sweden