Jordan Reeves, Founder & Executive director
Jordan grew up in Hueytown, Alabama - a community unfriendly to LGBTQ people. Acutely aware that it's difficult to live and work in an environment that doesn't accept you, Jordan moved to NYC in 2010. He is a founding member of TED-Ed where he helped create content that has been viewed over a billion times online. After TED, Jordan worked for a number of nonprofits before starting VideoOut. So far, he has led efforts to collect 200 gorgeous stories. VideoOut's programs have reached over 1.5 million people. Jordan's personal mission is to spread love in all things. To that end, Jordan is working with Romain Vakilitabar on a new project called American Media Fellowship - a 40k mile journey around the United States to collect stories that erode hatred. He is fully committed to VideoOut's mission to amplify LGBTQ voices, and he believes that one day, the world will be 100% accepting of the entire LGBTQ community. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selena Roberts, Deputy Director
Selena, former VideoOut Board Member, spent 18 years as an award-winning writer for The New York Times and Sports Illustrated. She wrote a best-selling book before launching a production company, Roopster Media, in 2012. Selena writes, produces, and finances storytelling that is immersive, emotional and revelatory, whether unveiling an untold journey of an icon or an unknown narrative inside a cultural tipping point. In developing short films, feature films, TV programming and documentaries, she leans on her roots in award-winning reporting and writing, along with her desire to make change happen when people are able to see to believe.
Erline Maruhom, Accountant
Erline is a seasoned accounting manager with over 14 years of corporate leadership and financial services experience in the internal public and private spheres. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for policy development and accounting management, she has a verifiable history of contributing directly to company growth throughout her career. Most recently, she was the Senior Accounting Manager with TED Conferences LLC/The Sapling Foundation. She supervised the activities of the accounting team, delivered financial management reports including internal quarterly financial statements, ran annual audits and controlled annual budgets. She also implemented systems that verified the integrity of all systems, processes and data, as well as enhanced the company’s mission. Erline is a progressive, driven, down-to-earth, diligent and analytical expert who can be relied on to offer superior solutions that deliver profitable results on time and under budget.
Board of Advisors
Anooj Bhandari, Community Engagement Advisor
Anooj is an artist and organizer working at the intersection of queerness and diaspora and with a fascination for educational pedagogy. He currently works as the Restorative Justice Coordinator with Make the Road New York at Bushwick Campus Community School, on the education team at the Moth as a storytelling teaching artist, and can be seen writing, directing, and performing on Friday and Saturday nights as a company member of the New York Neo Futurists in their weekly show, The Infinite Wrench. He believes in transcendence, belonging, and expression and their power to transform our communities. He works alongside VideoOut to Center voices of the communities being served from a framework of intersectionality and how we locate ourselves in our work.
Corey Mohr, Marketing Advisor
Simply put, Corey tells stories and uses data to show that people listened. He's a social media, CSR, digital and print marketing expert with years of experience across industries (he even helped start a coffee company). Currently the PR/Marketing Manager for LGBT Life Center, Corey is lending his experience and expertise to make sure VideoOut is well equipped to reach as many audiences as possible with the message: "Your story is important, your story is powerful, and your story deserves to be told!"
Board of Directors
Jeff leads strategic partnerships and and initiatives at a global public health nonprofit, with particular focus on work in Asia and Africa. He has eight years of experience developing corporate, foundation, and nonprofit partnerships and overseeing the implementation of those partnerships/grants to ensure success. He holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Virginia. Jeff believes in the power of storytelling and is currently working with VideoOut to grow its reach, its partnerships, and its impact! Contact him at email@example.com.
Jonathan Reeves, founding Board Member
With over six years of management experience and over 11 years experience in the insurance industry, Jonathan knows where his passions lie: people and problem solving. Jonathan has served as the volunteer Editorial Director for VideoOut since May 2016, helping to build a content creation pipeline for future blog expansion. He has also helped maintain the editorial integrity of web and social media copy.
Jereme Kyle Lewis, founding Board Member & Board Secretary (Former)
As a stage manager, Jereme is energetic and focused. He takes tremendous pride in his ability to stay organized while executing any task with precision. He has worked on Broadway shows and on stages across the country, and in everything he does, Jereme maintains a sense of joy, enthusiasm, and positive energy.
Ted Altschuler, Founding Board Member (Former)
Ted has worked for over 25 years with nonprofit organizations and higher learning institutions to connect the public to culture. His programs have integrated performing arts and community, promoted conversations in the literary arts, and increased public understanding of science and health. Currently, Ted is spearheading the transformation of Baruch College’s performing arts facility (BPAC) into a multidisciplinary cultural center. Before joining BPAC, he served on the leadership teams of two nonprofits and consulted for nonprofits across the country using his fundraising, programing, and marketing expertise. He has directed more than 40 productions, and created a method for developing the talents of singing-actors, teaching on the faculty of The Juilliard School and at numerous training programs. The creation of Ted's acting method led to his interest in human behavior and the brain and eventually to his earning a neuroscience PhD. His career evolved with his interests, from performing arts manager, director and teacher to creating programs and experiences across a broader definition of culture encompassing science, art and society. Throughout his career, Ted has sought to engage and inspire the public by creating innovative cultural experiences.