Board of Advisors

NSSFM’s Board of Advisors offer invaluable advice and support to the organization’s Board of Directors. In alphabetical order by last name, our Advisors are:

Lisa Bradberry, film scholar specializing in Florida’s film history (St. Petersburg)

Leigh Cort, owner of Leigh Cort Publicity, specializing in travel and hospitality

Cher Davis, actress, model and graphic designer

Teri Youmans Grim, professor in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at the University of Nebraska, poet, spoken word artist and author of Becoming Lyla Dore, a collection of persona poems in the voice of a fictional silent film star born in Jacksonville, FL, home of the Norman Studios.

Eric Gustafson, film historian, radio personality (Chicago)

Philip Harwood, film historian, lecturer (New York)

Anthony Hodge, actor, director, writer, owner of Graphicstation, Inc., a freelance design company

Angel Jackson, actress, multiple pageant title holder and law student (Atlanta)

Dr. Lew Klechak, orthodontist and former chair of the Florida Film & Entertainment Advisory Council

Matthew Mariner, archivist and preservation coordinator, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida (Gainesville)

Herman McEachin, film historian and collector

Russell Motley, former television journalist and author of two scholarly papers on the life of Richard Norman for Florida A&M University (Tallahassee)

Kim Murray, filmmaker, Director of the St. Augustine International Film Festival and Past Board President of the Fernandina Little Theatre.

Marsha Phelts, historian, author of An American Beach for African Americans

Nadia Ramoutar, media director for the Arts Institute of Jacksonville, president of the Jacksonville Film Festival Board of Directors and documentary filmmaker

Todd Roobin, director of the Jacksonville Office of Film & Television, a division of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission

Joyce Simpson, physician at Memorial Hospital, dance performer and historic researcher with a focus on the 1910s-1930s time period, serving as a liason between the Norman Studios and the IU Black Film Center/Archive and Lily Library, caretakers of the Richard E. Norman Collection.

Paul Sirmons, filmmaker and former Florida Film Commissioner (Orlando)

Jeanette Toohey, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Florida

Felicia Wright, CBO and president of Mygani Design Studio, a certified brand consulting and design firm