Board

Barbara Valentino

Board PresidentBarbara 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 mem... Read more
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Jay Elvove

Immediate Past President Jay Elvove is retired from the University of Maryland where he was Client Relations Manager for the Division of Information Technology, spending nearly 37 years there in various capacities in support of academic, administrative, and research computing. Some of the major initiatives in which he played a key role include the design and development of an enterprise email system, the initial build-out and significant subsequent expansion of the university’s high-performa... Read more
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Erin Essenmacher

Erin Essenmacher is an award-winning writer, director and producer with more than 20 years of experience in writing, broadcast and non-broadcast production, content curation and content strategy. She recently served as Chief Programming Officer of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She began her production career at Hedrick Smith Productions, where she was responsible for all phases of production and outreach on several prime-time specials for PBS, including Critical Condition, ... Read more
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G.T. Keplinger

Board MemberG.T. Keplinger is an associate professor at Stevenson University in the Film & Moving Image Department where he has taught since 2006.  He also serves on the Faculty Council and is the chair of the University Technology Committee.  From 1999-2006, he taught at Towson University in the Electronic Media and Film Department. In his nearly 20 years of teaching, he has taught a wide variety of classes in all areas of film and video focusing mainly on editing, sound design and film ... Read more
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Julie Wolf-Rodda

Board MemberJulie Wolf-Rodda is Senior Vice President of Development at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH). An independent not-for-profit organization chartered by Congress to support the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the FNIH creates and leads alliances and public-private partnerships that advance biomedical science. Ms. Wolf-Rodda heads the Foundation’s Development team in establishing and implementing multi-million-dollar public-private partne... Read more
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Day Al-Mohammed

Board MemberDay Al-Mohamed is an author, filmmaker, and disability policy executive. She is co-author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn,” is a host on Idobi Radio’s Geek Girl Riot with an audience of more than 80,000 listeners, and her most recent novella, “The Labyrinth’s Archivist,” was published July 2019. Her recent publications are available in Daily Science Fiction, Apex, Crossed Genres anthology “Oomph – A Little Super Goes a Long Way,” and GrayHaven Comics’ a... 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 VideoJay Elvove, University of Maryland (Retired)Simone Fary, Nerds Make MediaLeon Gerskovic, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyErica Ginsberg, Co-Found... Read more
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