Board

Laura Possessky

Laura Possessky (Co-Chair) is an attorney with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to this, she was owner of Gura & Possessky, PLLC, a firm with a national practice in intellectual property, media, and entertainment law. For more than a decade, she counseled artists, nonprofits, associations and small businesses on intellectual property protection and on content transactions in publishing, television, film, media and the internet. She also advised clients on First Amendment is... Read more
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Jay Elvove

Jay Elvove (Co-Chair) is retired from the University of Maryland where was  IT Manager, spending more than 35 years in support of academic, administrative, and research computing.  Some of the major initiatives in which he played a key role include design and development of an enterprise email system, initial build-out and significant subsequent expansion of the university’s high-performance computing infrastructure, and the creation of a program aimed at stimulating new initiatives in scien... Read more
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Nicole Coley Gray

Nicole (Coley) Gray has almost 20 years of experience in the philanthropic and non-profit worlds, focused on the issues of women’s health and international development. In that capacity, she has supported efforts to use documentary film to shine a spotlight on and raise awareness about these issues. She has master’s degrees in public health and public policy from the University California, Berkeley, and a BA from Yale University and is currently enrolled in George Washington University’s Doc... Read more
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Paige Smith Lee

Paige Smith Lee (Secretary) is a documentary film editor and story producer with over 18 years of experience producing and editing with clients such as PBS, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and MSNBC. Notable productions include the critically acclaimed series Last Alaskansfor Animal Planet as well as television events from NOVA’s lauded Human Evolution series and three of MSNBC Films premiere 2-hour events—Charles Manson and His Followers, I Married the Beltway Sniper, and Hunting a S... Read more
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Barbara Valentino

Barbara Valentino started Evolving Communications, a multimedia production company, because she was inspired by the scientists and engineers she met and worked with during her tenure at the National Academy of Sciences [NAS] Television Office. She realized then that these ‘unsung heroes’ had compelling stories that needed to be told and shared. Barbara uses her extensive experience and background in video production, journalism, and science & technology policy to bring memorable and dyna... Read more
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Ex-Officio

Thanks to all the amazing individuals who have helped move Docs In Progress forward since its founding:  Fredric Abramson, Digital NutritionCasey Callister, Garden Thieves PicturesAnthony Cohen, Menare Foundation and Button Farm Living History CenterBarbara Corprew, U.S. Department of Justice (Retired)Tom Dziedzic, Tom Dziedzic VideoSimone Fary, Nerds Make MediaLeon Gerskovic, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyErica Ginsberg, Co-FounderYehuda Goldman, VIVA CreativeSam Hampton, ... Read more
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