Who We Are

The directors, volunteers and advisors of Focus on the Story share a passion for visual storytelling and a dedication to use the power of photography to impact important social, political and environmental discussions.

Board of Directors

JOE NEWMAN

President
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Shelly Heald Han

Vice President
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Jason Hamacher

Vice Pesident
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CHANTALE WONG

Treasurer
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Cheriss May

Board Member
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Farrah Skeiky

Board Member
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Maria Daniel Balcazar

Board Member
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Shedrick Pelt

Board Member
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Ray Alvareztorres

Board Member
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Our Team

Thomas Petzwinkler

Operations Director
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Eric Chang

Development & Outreach Director
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Suzie Bauer

Festival Manager
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