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Drew Dennis
Executive Director
drew@outonscreen.com

Drew comes to Out On Screen with an extensive background in social profit management. After studying business at the University of Western Ontario, Drew went on a date and fell in love with queer film. Sometimes life’s like that. Drew is particularly energized about film’s power as a tool for social justice. Drew is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and currently serves on the LGBTQ Advisory Committee to Vancouver City Council. Drew identifies as trans and skates the gender binary preferring neither pronoun.

 

 

Metha Brown
Director of Programs and HR
metha@outonscreen.com

 

 

 

 

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Shana Myara
Director of Festival Programming
shana@outonscreen.com

When Shana Myara was 19 years old, she founded Nanaimo’s Barefoot in the Park Festival after convincing her father to build an outdoor stage. More recently, Shana has revitalized arts presentations at The Roundhouse (co-curating The Memory Festival and SUSTENANCE: Feasting on Food and Culture, and more) and inspired thousands to try Bike to Work Week. She’s also an award-winning writer whose first film “Newcomers Swim Every Friday” was directed in 2012 by Meghna Haldar. Shana holds a Master of Fine Arts from UBC and is delighted to delve into queer stories every day— and to lead the programming of an exceptional festival that will bring us together, and into action.

 

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 Richard Housser
Corporate Relations Officer
richard@outonscreen.com

 Richard comes to Out On Screen with a degree from the University of British Columbia in Forestry along with an in-depth familiarity with non-profit, consulting, and private sector organizations. While working in fundraising and sponsorship, Richard discovered his passion for creating lasting and meaningful relationships with those devoted to developing our communities. One of the many that made the move from Ontario, Richard has found his place in Vancouver and can be found on the seawall, ski hills or enjoying the nightlife of the city. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Emma McMaster
Donor Services & Communications Coordinator
emma@outonscreen.com

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Jen Sung
Out in Schools Program Coordinator
youth_education@outonscreen.com

Jen Sung is a lifelong queer-rights advocate and public speaker. She holds a degree in Women and Gender Studies from UBC, specializing in feminist pedagogy, queer theory and media literacy. Jen has been featured on the cover of the Georgia Straight and performed on PechaKucha Night at the Vogue Theatre. She has a penchant for all things colourful and believes everyone has the capacity to change the world through their own creative lenses. In her free time she can be found perusing the aisles of your local grocery store and buying avocados in bulk.

 

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Peter Quin-Conroy
Operations Coordinator
operations@outonscreen.com

Peter joined the Out On Screen office team in September, 2013 after having volunteered with us since 2011 and as Theatre Manager for the 2012 and 2013 festivals.

Peter is also a board member with Earthsave Canada, a local environmental organization. 

He brings to Out On Screen a passion for the environment and geeking-out over spreadsheets and streamlining. 

 

 

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Rick Clark
Designer

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Mindy Abramowitz
Bookkeeper

Mindy is an accountant and controller for a range of arts groups and other small businesses in the Vancouver area. She graduated from the UBC with a BA in English and later earned a professional accounting designation from Certified General Accountants Association of BC. She is a member of Geist’s editorial board and Room’s editorial collective. She was Treasurer of the Board of the Vancouver Society of Storytelling in 2005-07 and now serves as Treasurer of Balcone Art Society and board member of the Performing Arts Lodge Vancouver.