|Carolyn Jones, Director:
Carolyn Jones is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who specializes in telling stories that shed light on issues of global concern. Her first book, Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS, was published by Abbeville Press and accompanied by shows in Tokyo, Berlin, the USA, and at the United Nations World AIDS Conference. She directed a television series for Oxygen Media called Womenshands as well as Women… on Family, a program for PBS. Carolyn founded the non-profit 100 People Foundation which creates educational films and curricula for school children worldwide. She has spent the last two years interviewing nurses from all over the country for the book and documentary film: The American Nurse.
|Lisa Frank, Producer:
As an independent producer and as Director of Programs and Production for the 100 People Foundation, Lisa oversees the planning, execution and delivery of groundbreaking creative projects, from documentary films to corporate video content to award-winning short documentaries on global issues for students worldwide. She has spent the last four years in collaboration with Jones to produce the book, film and website that comprise The American Nurse Project. She is currently producing the follow-up to that project, a feature documentary focused on choices at the end of life. She holds a B.S. in Speech from Northwestern University.
|Barbara Glickstein, Nursing Consultant and Advisor
Barbara Glickstein is a public health nurse, health reporter and media strategist. She is co-director of the Center for Health Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York. She produces and hosts Healthstyles an award-winning, weekly program on public radio in New York City. She views her radio program as a public health practice, providing ongoing coverage of issues that make a difference in our everyday lives. She is committed to putting a human face on important social issues.
|Candace Thompson, Editor and Web Designer
Candace Thompson is a Brooklyn-based freelance editor and independent performance & video artist. Candace dedicates her work on Dying in America to the memory of her friend and fellow artist Crystal Ruth Bell, who lost a 2 year battle with Stage 4 Melignant Melanoma in August 2014 at the age of 28.
|Jaka Vincek: Videographer
Jaka Vinšek is a Slovenian-born, New York City–based photographer and filmmaker, whose first feature film Here and There won Slovenia’s “Golden Roll” award for the country’s most popular film, and was shown in film festivals throughout Europe. Jaka served for three years as the in-house photographer for the President of Slovenia, and his work has been displayed at the Slovenian Embassy in Washington, D.C. His work has been published by Reuters, the Associated Press, Oprah Magazine, Vogue Nippon, and many others.
|Bob Gourley: Web Developer
Bob Gourley is a freelance web developer, designer and journalist based in Jersey City, NJ. An early adopter of online media, Bob founded the pioneering online music magazine Chaos Control in 1993. This led to work on a variety of websites and other interactive projects over the years for companies and organizations such as Warner Bros. Records, The Americas Society/Council of the Americas, and The 100 People Project. His writing has appeared in publications including Wired and The Boston Globe.
|The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, Sponsor
Founded in 2006, the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare’s mission is to improve healthcare through nursing. We make grants that advance scholarship, leadership and innovation, and collaborate on initiatives with other leaders in the nursing field, with a focus on fostering new partnerships across the philanthropic, business, policy and education sectors.The Jonas Center is funded through the Barbara and Donald Jonas Family Fund, a larger initiative that also supports programs that focus on mental health and at-risk youth.