ca. 1974 American Universities Field Staff Faces of Change film series : Bolivia Produced by Norman Miller and filmed by Hubert Smith and Neil Reichline Norman Miller Film Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution

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.”

Lauren Sorensen

AMIA Secretary

Lauren Sorensen is a self-employed consultant and doctoral student at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include digital preservation, video archives, communities of practice, and copyright. She has held positions at Library of Congress, Bay Area Video Coalition, Canyon Cinema, among others. She holds an MA, Moving Image Archiving & Preservation, NYU (2007); BA, Film & Digital Media, UC Santa Cruz.

Jayson Wall

The Walt Disney Company

AMIA Treasurer

Jayson Wall is currently the Manager of Film Archives for The Walt Disney Studios. Over the past 10 years, he has overseen the 4k preservation on the David Selznick library and restored many classic Disney live action features such as 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Pollyanna and Old Yeller.

Melissa Dollman

AMIA Board of Directors

Melissa Dollman earned her M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Moving Image Archives Studies, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been a librarian, a/v archivist, consultant, intern, volunteer, instructor, exhibit developer, and researcher.

Casey Davis Kaufman

WGBH

AMIA Board of Directors

Casey Davis Kaufman is Associate Director for WGBH’s Media Library and Archives and Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Her interests include access, use of archives, copyright, advocacy, and supporting non-AV-trained archivists in developing AV expertise. She’s worked for American Experience and holds an MLIS from LSU.

Andrea Leigh

Library of Congress

AMIA Board of Directors

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.  

Yvonne Ng

WITNESS

AMIA Board of Directors

Yvonne is currently the Senior Archivist at WITNESS, an international non-profit organization that trains and supports people using video to document human rights abuse. She holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU, and is currently based in Prague, Czech Republic. 

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. 

Teague Schneiter

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

AMIA Vice President

Teague Schneiter is Senior Manager of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oral History Projects department, an archival initiative that records, collects and preserves audio and video interviews with filmmakers. Prior to her work at the Academy, Teague worked with oral history and other audiovisual cultural heritage materials in Australia, the Netherlands, and with WITNESS and IsumaTV. She holds a MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image from the University of Amsterdam.

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
President@amianet.org
Secretary@amianet.org
Treasurer@amianet.org
or at AMIA@amianet.org

AMIA Office
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