Board

Jay Elvove

Board PresidentJay Elvove is retired from the University of Maryland where he was a Client Relations Manager in the Division of Information Technology, 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 cre... Read more
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Barbara Valentino

Board TreasurerBarbara 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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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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Dan Manatt

Board MemberDan Manatt is a historical documentary filmmaker and director of The Republic of Baseball: The Dominican Giants of the American Game (2006); Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing True Story of the Templeton Rye Bootleggers (2014); and The Fort: 177 Years of Crime & Punishment at the Iowa State Penitentiary (2017).  His latest project in development is The Midwest: How the Heartland Made America. Read more
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Laura Possessky

Immediate Past President (Ex Officio Board Member)Laura Possessky 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... Read more
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Bonnie Rich

Board MemberBonnie Rich’s passion is telling stories through video and she’s been a director, producer, and writer for almost 20 years. Her work ranges from personal narratives to corporate video, with stories that have heart as the common thread. Bonnie is creative director at B. Rich Media where she is working on a personal documentary about family, heritage, and humor. She has produced two documentary web series, as well as videos for websites, online courses, social media, corporate event... Read more
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Susan Winchell

Board MemberSusan Winchell, an attorney, is retired from the U.S. Department of Education where she served as the Department's Assistant General Counsel for Ethics and Designated Agency Ethics Official. Previously Susan served as an Associate General Counsel at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics and, early in her career, worked on a variety of personnel and privacy issues. Susan first became involved with Docs in Progress a decade ago when she worked with co-founders Erica Ginsberg and Adel... Read more
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Doug Yuan

Board MemberDoug Yuan is the director of production and executive producer at the Newseum, where he oversees video projects for exhibits, marketing and live events. At the Newseum he has executive produced numerous award-winning documentary shorts, including the Newseum’s first documentary graphic novel, a retrospective of the Pulitzer Prizes, and a look at the intersection of rock music and politics. His career spans television, digital, museums and nonprofits.  Previously, at A&E Netwo... 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 CreativeColey Gray, I... Read more
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