Board of Trustees

Barbara Matos

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She reports to Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, CBS Corporation. She engages with diverse partners and local and national advocacy groups to enhance outreach. She works closely on CBS Diversity Institute Workshops and the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase. Barbara Co-Chairs RAD, the CBS Diversity Employee Resource Group and is a critical strategic partner with Thomas on the launch and expansion of the CBS Corporation Diversity Council on both the East and West coasts. Matos is, and has been, an integral component in the initiation of the wide range of diversity efforts at CBS. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and works closely with the Hispanic Federation.

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Vicky Westover

Vicky Westover is the director of the University of Arizona Hanson Film Institute, and has worked in non-profit arts management for 26 years. She has directed numerousrepertory seasons of cinema, international film festivals, competitions, and special programs with noted filmmakers, including Tucson Cine Mexico.  Vicky has produced short and feature length films, including the documentary Apache 8, which is distributed by Women Make Movies. She was the Arizona unit producer for the Mexican film 600 Miles, which won the 2015 Best First Feature Award at Berlinale.Vicky has also served on non-profit boards, committees, and panels, including the AFI in Washington.

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Maria Agui Carter

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María Agui Carter is an award-winning filmmaker whose recent documentary, Rebel, aired as a national PBS special, won a 2014 Erik Barnouw Honorable Mention Award as best historical film in America, and is touring the U.S.  Her new play, 14 Freight Trains, about an undocumented Latino who became the first American soldier to die in Iraq, premiered in 2014 at Arena Stage to critical acclaim.  María grew up an undocumented "dreamer," graduated from Harvard, is a NALIP Trustee and a member of WGAE.  She has won Warren, Rockefeller, George Peabody Gardner fellowships, among others, and served as a visiting artist/scholar at Harvard, Tulane and Brandeis universities.  Her new dramatic script, The Secret Life of La Mariposa, is a Sundance screenwriter’s lab finalist.

 

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