Announcing the Storyteller Foundation Board We're delighted to announce four members of our nine-member Storyteller Foundation Board. “I prayed for a group of strong collaborators,” reveals Chair Jane Sibbett. “But now I'm pinching myself. I got my first-pick dream team. These stellar storyteller-souls are from all walks of storytelling and non-profit life, reflecting the diversity we wish to support in our forward-looking initiatives. "Some are known to Summiteers, while others are new friends with spectacular credentials who are eager to help." The other board members will be announced soon!
Elizabeth G. Hines is an author, editor, journalist, and strategic communications specialist. She served as the communications director for the White House Project, a 501(c)3 organization that worked to increase female representation in American institutions, businesses, and government. Throughout her career, Ms. Hines has dedicated herself to helping non-profits grow, in part by serving on the boards of a wide variety of organizations, including The Third Wave Fund, The Women’s Media Center Advisory Board, LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today), People’s Production House and The Independent Media Institute. Elizabeth will be returning this December to Her Spirit Story Summit as faculty.
Fred Fuchs has been a storyteller all his life. He produced the remarkable television series Faerie Tale Theatre as well as The Virgin Suicides, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Rainmaker and Godfather III. Fred has been a board member of a number of charitable organizations over the years. Currently he is the Chair of the Board of the Westdale Cinema Group, a charitable organization founded by Fred. That group purchased the 1935 heritage Westdale Theatre and is now a cinema and cultural hub in Hamilton, Ontario. Fred has 11 Academy Award nominations from films he produced and four Emmy Award nominations, including Best Miniseries. Rosa Salazar Arenas and Sterling Anderson
For eleven years Rosa Salazar Arenas was the head writer of the successful series in Mexico, Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real, a cultural sensation, which continues to run in more than twelve countries. In recent years as a writer-producer, Rosa has given life to Televisa’s highest rated primetime programming, breaking audience records with critically acclaimed shows. She personally wrote more than 6,000 hours of programming, all while raising two boys as a single mom. Rosa is a founding faculty of Story Summit. She attended the first two Story Summits in the Caribbean and Cape Cod and will be attending this December's Her Spirit Story Summit.
Currently on assignment for the HBO mini-series Unruly starring Mahershala Ali, Sterling Anderson has written for some of the most popular network television shows. His teleplay, The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, starring Sidney Poitier, received three Emmy nominations and won an NAACP Image Award. Sterling fulfills his passion to mentor students by teaching screenwriting as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He recently joined Story Summit as a mentor for the small group program and is bringing the acting and film school program for youth and at-risk folks that he developed with Marcella Austin-Anderson to the Story Summit table for upcoming development for Summiteers. Stay tuned.