Jennifer Brea (Co-Founder)
Filmmaker, academic and community organizer. She earned her bachelor’s in political science from Princeton University and is a Ph.D candidate at Harvard in political science and statistics. In addition, she is directing a Sundance-supported documentary on ME, Canary in a Coal Mine (working title).
Lamia Clatza (Deputy Director)
Lamia studied business management and information technology and has a Masters in Training and Development from North Carolina State University. She holds a PhD in Global Leadership. Lamia started her career in business development and finance. After working as a regional finance manager for a large for-profit corporation, she decided to pursue her true passion and work in the non-profit sector.
She has worked throughout Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and Europe on issues ranging from economic development to gender equity and youth empowerment. Lamia served as Managing Director with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and previously worked with Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and Plan, the Education for Employment Foundation. In 2010, Lamia was among an international humanitarian delegation to Gaza.
lamia [at] meaction [dot] net
Problem-solver, project manager. Over the past 10 years Ben has worked in nonprofit, academic and government organizations on projects spanning: microfinance, study-abroad, public health, fair housing and community development. He is a former Fulbright scholar eager to help teams innovate through better integration of people, processes and information. He loves extra-large whiteboards.
@hsuborger, ben [at] meaction [dot] net
Regina is a veteran political operative now focusing her efforts on creating social change through documentary film distribution and impact campaigns. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff of Shella Films, she ran local, state, national, and global campaigns around issues of economic, racial, LGBTQ, and health justice through leadership positions at Brave New Films, Freedom to Marry, Blue State Digital, the L.A. LGBT Center, and Planned Parenthood. She holds an AB from Occidental College in Urban & Environmental Policy, lives in her native Los Angeles with her Tortiemese, Luna, and is an avid amateur photographer.
Adriane Tillman (Editor)
Writer, journalist, traveler, thinker, lover of art, dance and books. Adriane graduated with degrees in literature and Russian language. She worked as a newspaper journalist for five years, had a few stints in organic farming, and now consults in marketing and copywriting.
She grew up in Cincinnati, New Jersey, England, Switzerland and Russia. She resides in Oakland, California.
adriane [at] meaction [dot] net
We are always looking for patient volunteers and healthy ME allies to join our team. If you are interested in helping, please get in touch via this form.