Committees

Organizing Comittee

Takes overall responsibility for all Silk Screen Events.

 

  • Saroj Bahl
  • Michael Bartholow
  • Shravani Charyulu
  • Imelda Duenas
  • Molly Ebert
  • Ruby Jain
  • Mimi Jong
  • Alison Malehorn
  • Sarah Miller
  • Sumedha Nagpal
  • Holly Schweitzer
  • Jade Witherspoon

Marketing & Public Relations Committee

Works with WordWrite Communications to distribute publicity materials, garnering advertising, direct marketing.

 

  • Michael Bartholow
  • Madelaine Doussaeu
  • Imelda Duenas
  • Paul Furiga
  • Rachel Shepherd
  • Margaret Sullivan
  • Kalpesh Upadhye
  • Mangala Murthy Upadhye

Film Programming Committee

Works with Programming Director to solicit, review and select the films for the festival and related activities. Helps create festival schedule and make connections with actors and directors from selected films.

 

  • Aseem Chhabra (Programming Director)
  • Michael Bartholow
  • Jeremy Braverman
  • Jeffrey Heinzel
  • Ellie Higgins
  • James Kaemmerer
  • Olga Kimlova
  • Lindy Leong
  • Jeff Letwin
  • Haisong Li
  • Alison Malehorn
  • Manu Narayan
  • David Petterson
  • Harish Saluja
  • Holly Schweitzer
  • Michele Staffen
  • Jade Witherspoon

Community Outreach Committee & Ambassadors

This committee is responsible to reach out to new prospective attendees, create partnerships with various organizations to promote Silk Screen to their members; identify and recommend sponsors; and recruit volunteers.

  • Holly Bradshaw-Schweitzer
  • Kate Freed
  • Amit Grover
  • Andi Irwin
  • David Iwinski
  • Dolly and Juginder Luthra
  • Sumedha Nagpal
  • Alka A Patel, J.D.
  • Krishna Pendyala
  • Lisa Smith
  • Mark Yacavone

Gala Host Committee

Plans annual Opening Night Gala whic kick- off the 10-Day Film Festival.

  • Michael Bartholow
  • Tracy Grajewski
  • Amit & Beth Grover
  • Ruby Jain
  • Katie Jones
  • Mimi Jong
  • Rachael Kelley
  • Jodi Klebick
  • Tinsy Liberie
  • Jennifer Marino
  • Kristine Masta
  • Michael Mingrone
  • Sumedha Nagpal
  • Alka Patel
  • Bill Peduto
  • Neeta & D. Raja
  • Kim Ravenda
  • Harish Saluja
  • Moira & Jim Singer
  • Michele Staffen
  • Margaret Sullivan
  • Christine Szejk

 

Hospitality Committee

Works to ensure visiting artists enjoy Pittsburgh and Silk Screen events.

  • Ritu & Atul Bansal
  • Sudeep Chakrovarty
  • Mimi Jong
  • Sumedha Napgal
  • Patrick Yee
  • Holly Bradshaw Schweitzer