Board of Directors & Staff

Year-Round and Festival

NewFest Staff

Robert Kushner
Executive Director

Nick McCarthy
Programming & Operations Manager

Festival Team

Executive Director: Robert Kushner
Festival Producer: Tilson Allen-Merry
Director of Programming: Lucy Mukerjee
Programming Manager and Operations: Nick McCarthy
Shorts Programmers: Twiggy Pucci Garcon, Allie Esslinger, Tiffany Naiman
Episodics Consultant: AJ Christian
Filmmaker & Hospitality Manager, Assistant Programmer: Shayna Weingast
Development Manager: Bradley Jacobs
Social Media Manager: Jonathan Lang
Programming Manager, Outfest: Sheryl Santacruz
Festival Consultant: Steve Werner
Operations & Production Coordinator: Alexandra Dinu
Hospitality & Events Coordinator: Chris Burns
Volunteer Coordinator: Katie Bishop
Venue Managers: Raven Smith, Shannon Kolder, Derek Klevitz
Technical Director: Joseph Quartararo
Print Traffic Coordinator: Christine Sielaff
Projectionists: Joseph Quartararo, Joe Stankus, Aimee Schaefer, Jose Ramirez, Jonathan Wendt, Beth Braddock
Ticketing & Accreditation Manager: Matt Reid
Ticket Agents: Ana Psoncak, Hilary Hodgson, Jaymi Rosano
Development Intern: Annabelle Weatherly
Community Engagement Intern: Annette Covrigaru
Operations Intern: Devan Chee-A-Tow

NewFest’s annual New York LGBT Film Festival is programmed in partnership with Outfest

Outfest Staff

Christopher Racster
Executive Director
Kerri Stoughton-Jackson
Senior Director, External Affairs

Lucy Mukerjee
Director of Programming, Outfest
Sheryl Santacruz
Programming Manager, Outfest

Brendan Lucas
Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Manager

Board of Directors

Clarke Griffith, Chair, CUNY 
Josh Schiowitz
, Treasurer, 
Schiowitz Artists Management
Mike Balaban, Balaban Associates
Bill Berman,
 Ogilvy & Mather

Thomas Dima, UWG
Kristen Fitzpatrick, Women Make Movies

Barry McPherson,
APA Talent
Kimberly Reed,
Filmmaker
Steve Seidmon,
Seidmon Associates
Ron Simons,
SimonSays Entertainment

Andrew Uriarte,
NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts

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