Lois Weber's Shoes (1916) The hand of poverty. Courtesy: Milestone Films (link: https://www.milestonefilms.com)

Board + Staff

As AMIA’s governing body, the Board focuses on the organization’s mission, strategy, resources, and goals.

Elected by the membership, AMIA’s nine member board serve as volunteers steering the organization towards a sustainable future through sound governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the organization has adequate resources to advance its mission.  AMIA’s staff works closely with the Board, committees, and members to implement the mission.

Board Of Directors

Dennis Doros

Milestone Films

AMIA President

Dennis Doros is a co-founder of Milestone Films in New Jersey. For nearly 30 years, the company has preserved, restored and distributed films around the world that expand the canon, or as their motto says, “films to enlighten, educate, entertain and amaze. Open your eyes, we’ll open your mind.”

Taylor McBride

Smithsonian Institutiion

AMIA Secretary

Taylor McBride is the Multimedia Specialist for the Smithsonian Institution’s Digital Asset Management System, supporting DAMS users and workflows with a focus on video and digital preservation as well as SI’s Collections DAMS Integration System, which bridges the DAMS with Collections Information Systems across the Institution. Taylor has an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU.

Randal Luckow

HBO

AMIA Treasurer

Randal is currently Director of HBO Archives, and in the past has been a Digital Archivist, and Sr. Director of Metadata & Media Services at Turner, and a Manager at DreamWorks, SKG Archives.

Snowden Becker

AMIA Board of Directors

Faculty sponsor for UCLA AMIA Student Chapter, 2012-2019; Editorial Board Member, The Moving Image, 2005-present. Selected professional experience: Co-founder, Home Movie Day and the Center for Home Movies; adjunct faculty (2006-present) and academic administrator (2012-2019), UCLA Moving Image Archive Studies MA and MLIS degree programs.

Antonella Bonfanti

UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

AMIA Board of Directors

Currently the film collection supervisor for UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Antonella has served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Home Movies, has been involved in countless Home Movie Days, served on AMIA projects and committees including the Archival Screening Night Group, and co-organized/led 35mm Archival Projection Workshops.

Andrea Leigh

Library of Congress

AMIA Vice President

Andrea Leigh is Moving Image Processing Unit Head at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. Previously, she was a cataloger at the UCLA Film & Television Archive and held positions at the UCLA Library, Cal State University at Northridge, Walt Disney Company and Creative Artists Agency. She has an M.L.I.S in Information Studies and B.A. in Theatre Arts from UCLA.  

Regina Longo

Brown University

AMIA Board of Directors

Media Archivist and Lecturer in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, supporting collections and preservation and educating future generations of media makers, critics, and archivists.

CK Ming

National Museum of African American History & Culture

AMIA Board of Directors

CK Ming works at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture as a Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist. Previously they were the Archivist and Project Manager at the South Side Home Movie Project. They are currently a director of the board for the Center for Home Movies and Chair of the AMIA Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program Task Force.

John Polito

Audio Mechanics

AMIA Board of Directors

John graduated with honors from Stanford University specializing in digital audio signal processing and composition at CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics).  In 1993 he founded Audio Mechanics, working on restoration, editing, and mastering projects for music, film, television, and legal industries. He has also worked in conjunction with the FBI on forensic cases and has been called upon as an expert witness. 

Juana Suárez

NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program

AMIA Board of Directors

Director of the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, Juana Suárez. came to MIAP with nearly 20 years of experience teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. With a group of colleagues and alliances resulting from the MIAP Archival Exchange Program (APEX), she is working on arturita.net, a collaborative digital humanities project that aims to enhance the flow of media archival dialogue between Latin American countries, and Latin America and the world.

Code of Conduct Liaisons

The Code of Conduct reflects AMIA’s commitment to provide an environment in which diverse participants may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual human respect – in all spaces, including online, at events, in committee work, or list serves.

The 2021 Code of Conduct Board Liaisons are Snowden Becker, Andrea Leigh, Taylor McBride, and John Polito.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Liaisons

Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values, each year the Board asks for volunteers and appoints a Board member(s) to serve as the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Liaison. The liaison ensures that AMIA continues in its goal to cultivate an environment in which a multiplicity of voices are sought, listened to, and respected, and in which the development of cultural competence is a priority.

The 2021 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Liaisons are CK Ming, Director of the Board, and Juana Suárez, Director of the Board.

Board Liaisons

Each Board member serves as a liaison with AMIA’s Committees, working groups, and task forces. Board Liaisons provide a clear and direct line of communication between chairs and the Board, bringing committee issues to the Board and Association issues to the committees when needed, and assisting with quarterly and annual reports, rosters, and other needs of the committees.

Staff

Laura Rooney

Managing Director

lrooney@amianet.org

Kristina Kersels

Events and Operations Manager

Kkersels@amianet.org

Beverly Graham

Membership Manager

Bgraham@amianet.org

Contact the Board at
AMIAPresident@amianet.org
or at AMIA@amianet.org

AMIA Office
1313 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.463.1500
amia@amianet.org

Please note that during the COVID pandemic, the office is closed and staff are working remotely.