BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Heather Goodwillie received a BFA from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri/Kansas City, on scholarship, with a focus in dance performance and choreography. She was also summer residency recipient at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York, and went on to dance professionally with Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Los Angeles. Heather served on the board of directors of the Conservatory Dance Association, as vice president, then president, and as Chairman of the membership committee for the Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles. Her love and passion for movement and storytelling led her into a career in film; where she has worked for that past 16 years in post-production for feature and television. Since, her company, Sixteen19′s inception, in 2009, Heather has been Director of Mobile Services: managing the movement and overseeing the installation of Avid editing equipment, worldwide for films shot on location, from Reykjavik to Dubai and everywhere in between. Heather also was the founder/owner/partner of Echo Park Curiosity Shop and Art Gallery. Echo Curio held revolving monthly art exhibits with weekly musical events, performances and lectures. Heather also is the mother of two children, who one day brought home a flyer about the Mobile Film Classroom workshop from the local library. Intrigued by the mobile film truck she signed her children up for the workshop and since then they have attended several different themed programs. Heather joined the Mobile Film Classroom Board of Directors to help the truck reach more children across the city and to broaden their education with hands on experience: writing a script, filming, then editing their own stories.
Tanya M. Diggs is a marketing executive with over 20 years of experience. She has had the unique experience of leading teams for both advertising agencies and internal corporate marketing teams worked with major consumer brands and start-up companies. Currently she is head of marketing for Jet Center Los Angeles and Advanced Air , LLC, a premier private aviation and charter company.
As an Account Director at Walton Isaacson, the planet’s most interesting agency on the planet, she led a team of media directors, strategists and account management personnel who were responsible for developing multi-cultrual marketing efforts targeting Asian, Black, Hispanic and LGBT consumers for the Lexus brand. Previously, Ms. Diggs was the Vice President of Engagement Marketing for Burrell Communications. At Burrell, Ms. Diggs led a team of account directors and account executives in strategizing and executing all experiential marketing and public relations programs to build consumer engagement targeting the African American consumer market for Toyota Motor Sales of North America. Ms. Diggs has held senior level marketing positions with Sony Electronics, Honeywell Aerospace, AT&T, Gateway Computers and other start-up companies.
Her primary role has been to develop business plans and strategies focusing on creating new revenue streams by generating sales, excitement and brand affinity with targeted general market and multicultural consumers. Developing and implementing strategic plans for sports and lifestyle event sponsorships and activations, digital campaigns and community engagements utilizing traditional and non-traditional tactics are all in her toolkit. Within advertising and consumer markets, her experience spans across multiple industries in Strategic Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Alliances and Partnership Marketing and Business Development. Ms. Diggs received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and an M.B.A. in Management from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. She is a former board member of the San Diego-Imperial County Chapter of the Girl Scouts. Ms. Diggs resides in Culver City, California and is the proud parent of one son, Oren Davidson, a graduate of Morehouse College.
Kara Mondino,Public policy administration analyst for UCLA’s Mobile Eye Clinic, Kara has Bachelor’s degree in Film Production and a Masters in Non Profit Administration from the University of San Francisco. She has worked in the nonprofit field for over 10 years. She has collaborated with the Mobile Film Classroom for over 5 years in her former role as Executive Director of Hollywood Heart. Kara is passionate about igniting social change by telling untold stories. She is dedicated to helping the MFC expand to give more young people a way to tell their stories and express themselves while giving voice to issues in their community.