Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Dale Bell
DALE BELL
PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER
Meet Dale.

Founder, Co-President and Co-CEO of Media Policy Center (MPC), Bell graduated from Princeton University with a BA, majoring in Modern Languages and Theatre. He was a Producer of the Academy Award-winning film Woodstock (1970). Bell has produced public television and multimedia for over 45 years. His work has won the Peabody, two Emmys, three BAFTAs, and two Christopher awards. With Harry Wiland, he founded MPC and developed its media model. He has been a member of the Directors Guild of America since 1974 and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since 1977.

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Harry Wiland
HARRY WILAND
Executive Producer, Director
Meet Harry.

Founder, Co-President and Co-CEO of Media Policy Center (MPC). Wiland graduated Brooklyn College with a major in Chemistry and from Columbia University with a MFA in Film & Television. He has produced public television and multimedia for over 35 years. In 2002, with business partner, Dale Bell, he founded the 501c3 Media Policy Center and developed its media model. Wiland has been a director member of the Directors Guild of America and, since 2003, a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Beverly Baroff
BEVERLY BAROFF
Writer/Senior Editor
Meet Beverly.

Staff Producer, WGA Writer, & Video Editor at MPC since 2001. Baroff graduated with a BA Cum Laude in English Literature & Film from Mundelein College, Chicago, IIl. Her work has won a Peabody Award, Cine Golden Eagle, Christopher, two CEBA Awards, and was nominated for a local Emmy. She studied screenwriting at UCLA and film making at Columbia College in Chicago.

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Stacy Sinclair
STACY SINCLAIR
Director of education
Meet Stacy.

Stacy Sinclair, EdD teaches at the Schools of Education at Pepperdine, USC and Loyola Marymount. She earned her Doctorate in educational technology and master’s in educational leadership at Pepperdine, her Bachelor of Arts in choreography, economics and children’s literature from Bennington College, and her teaching and language development specialist credentials from CSU Northridge. She received the California Senate Excellence in Teaching Award (1999), the State Superintendent’s California Excellence Award (2004) and Pepperdine’s Call to Lead Award (2001).

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MARGIE FRIEDMAN
Producer
MEET Margie.

Margie is an Emmy-award winning producer having produced, written and directed hundreds of hours of non-fiction television for major broadcast and cable networks. She has served as head of development and produced her own documentary that aired on PBS, “Conducting Hope.” She is a graduate of UCLA’s Department of Film and Television where she won the Jim Morrison Film Award.

WALESKA SANTIAGO
Associate Producer
MEET Waleska.

Associate Producer at Media Policy Center (MPC). Waleska graduated from the Universidade de Fortaleza in Brazil with a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in Media for Social Justice from Woodbury University in Los Angeles. Waleska is a very accomplished and award-winning photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. She started working at MPC in 2014, as an intern and is now an Associate Producer.

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MARTY THIEL
ProduCtion Manager
MEET Marty.

Production Manager at Media Policy Center (MPC), Marty graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a BA, majoring in Studio Art and Spanish. He has always been passionate about making media in all forms and has acted in plays, produced short videos, and specializes in music production. Marty has taken his experience from the finance world and brought it to the entertainment industry to further his career and develop his prowess at media production with the Media Policy Center.

Board of Directors

David Rosen
DAVID MATTHEW ROSEN, PH.D.
President
O’More College of Design
Meet David.

Dr. David Matthew Rosen is president of O’More College of Design in the metro-Nashville area. He has worked as a consultant in higher education and served as president at Kendall College of Art & Design and the University of Maine-Machias. Rosen holds a BA from Haverford College and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University.  He chaired the board of the Maine Humanities Council and was a John Carter Brown Library fellow at Brown University.

Rob Eshman
Editor-in-Chief
The Jewish Journal
Meet Rob.

Rob Eshman is Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. He received his B.A. in Anthropology and Journalism from Dartmouth College. Rob lives with his family in Venice, CA. He travels to Israel and the Middle East several times a year.

Grace Flores-Hughes
Grace Flores-Hughes
VICE CHAIR, F&H 2, INC.
Meet Grace.

The Honorable Grace Flores-Hughes serves as Vice Chair of F&H 2, Inc., a management consulting business. She is a public speaker, television and media commentator, and is a weekly contributor to VOXXI.com. Mrs. Flores-Hughes is a member of numerous organizations and serves on the following non-profit boards: the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, the Media Policy Center and the Hispanic Foundation for the Arts founded by actor Jimmy Smits.

Barbara RADY Kazdan
Achieving Change Together
Meet Barbara.

Barbara Kazdan is widely known for her leadership of Ashoka-US.  As the US Director, she set the bar for selecting quality candidates for lifetime election as Ashoka Fellows, and supported their success through coaching and a robust learning community. She is a board member of the Humane Animal Care Media, and an engaged member of The Transition Network-DC Chapter

Sarah Marchal Murray
FORMER, COO THE END FUND
MEET SARAH.

Sarah Marchal Murray harnesses philanthropy to envision a more prosperous and inclusive world for us all. Most recently, she served as COO to the END Fund.  She has served as the first Director for Institutional Advancement and Board Secretary for The Center for Global Development (CGD), Executive Director with Community Counselling Services Co. (CCS), and aided in establishing WaterAid America. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Sarah holds her Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and her undergraduate degree from Villanova University.

HENRY A. J. RAMOS
Principal Mauer Kunst Consulting
MEET HENRY.

Henry A. J. Ramos is a senior editor at University of Houston-based Arte Público Press. He has deep professional experience in organized philanthropy having served on the staffs of Ford Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and Levi Strauss Foundation. Henry also serves on the boards of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Women’s Foundation of California, and the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. In addition, he is a past appointed governor of California’s multi-billion dollar Community College system. Henry, a California native, received a BA from U.C. Berkeley, an MPA from Harvard University, and a JD from U.C. Berkeley Law School.

Stewart Raphael
President/CEO at Trident Sales Group
MEET Stewart.

Stewart Raphael is a business development executive with NEC’s Enterprise Communications Technology division.  Previously, he was an adjunct professor at Stevens Institute of Technology.  Stewart uses his professional experience as an asset to help foster and implement programs that focus on utilizing the benefits of technology.  With those motivations Stewart also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Fortune Society. Stewart was also involved with the Concerned Black Men, a non-profit organization, where he volunteered his time mentoring those who needed assistance.  He has a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management and a Ph.D. (ABD) from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Todd Miller
Chief Executive Officer at Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE)
MEET Todd.

Todd Miller is the CEO of CTE, the largest independent operator of Pay TV channels in Southeast Asia with highly rated Asian entertainment networks and digital services.  Celestial Tiger serves 16 markets in Asia/Pacific and beyond, and is headquartered in Hong Kong. Prior to CTE, Miller led a number of television businesses for Sony Pictures Television during a 17-year career with the company. Miller currently serves on the Board of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association and CASBAA, the Cable & Satellite Association of Asia. Miller holds an MBA from Columbia and a BA in economics from Vanderbilt.