Board of Directors

Secretary/Chief Financial Officer

Melissa Dollman

Chief Executive Officer

Devin Orgeron

Board of Directors

Jessica Cebra

Jessica Cebra is an archivist and visual artist living in Palm Springs, her hometown. She is currently a descriptive metadata management librarian for the Stanford Digital Repository at Stanford Libraries. Jessica previously processed physical and digital archival collections of fieldwork notebooks, photographs, drawings, and films in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. She studied Fine Art at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Library Science and Historic Preservation at University of Maryland, and Business Administration at Bay Atlantic University (Washington, D.C.). Jessica also helps her family run the Sakura Inn in Palm Springs.

Brian Drischell

Brian Drischell is currently the Associate Director of the Academy Film Archive in Los Angeles, CA.  He is a graduate of UCLA’s Moving Image Archive Studies program (’05).  A lifelong cineaste, Drischell has worked in film exhibition and archiving for 25 years.  His interest in home movies developed while attending UCLA and he has subsequently volunteered at Home Movie Day for the last 17 years.  His own family home movies surfaced from his father’s attic a few years ago and are now safely preserved.

Adam Hart

Adam Charles Hart is the author of Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media (Oxford UP, 2019) and the upcoming monographs The Living Camera: The History, Theory, and Politics of Handheld Cinematography (Oxford UP) and Raising the Dead: The Work of George A. Romero (Oxford UP). He received his PhD in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught at Harvard, North Carolina State University, and the University of Pittsburgh. He is the curator of the Guerrilla Television Project for the Media Burn Archive.

Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins (MLIS, Ph.D.) is Professor and Research Social Scientist in the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona (UA). Her work focuses on the history of the non-theatrical moving image in the Southwest and Mexico. Curatorial work includes the Puro Mexicano Tucson Film Festival, and exhibits at the Arizona Historical Society and the UA Museum of Art. She is the founder of Home Movie Day Tucson, and is developing the Tombstone Home Movie Project  as part of an archive of amateur and locally-made films of the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. In 2011 she brought a digital archive of over 450 films by and about Native peoples of the Americas to UA. This project is actively engaged in Tribesourcing: reinterpreting midcentury educational and industrial films through recording alternate Native narrations and culturally competent metadata from within Native communities. This project was awarded a 2017 NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant and a 2022 NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant. As director of the Bear Canyon Center for Southwest Humanities, she works to preserve and disseminate the arts, literatures, and visual cultures of the region. In 2019, she held the Cátedra Primo Feliciano Velázquez at el Colegio de San Luis in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Publications include Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest (U Arizona Press, 2016) and Patrimonio efímero: memorias, cultura popular, y vida cotidiana (COLSAN, 2021).