2024 Board of Directors




Kate Spates
Marketing Professional, Director, Producer

Laurilie Jackson
Vice President
College of the Desert Associate Professor of Media Production, KESQ News Anchor

Andrea Simon
Production Executive

Kinnidee Lauenroth
Controller, Osborne Rincon CPAs


Andrea Carter
Andrea Carter & Associates
Publicist, Event Specialist

Steven Ciceron
Award-Winning Actor

Alan Gitlin
Cinematographer, Producer

Kent Kay
Creative Director - KESQ News Channel 3
Digital Design & Production Instructor, College of the Desert

Maile Klein
Event and High Society Photographer

Elli Tourje
Voice Actor, Real Estate Agent

Levi Vincent

Greater Palm Springs Film Alliance & Film Office, Inc.


Events - Alan Gitlin, Chair; Levi Vincent

Filmmakers Lab - Kim Waltrip, Chair

Marketing - Andrea Carter, Chair;
Meagan VanSant

Membership - Elli Tourje, Chair

Scholarships - Laurilie Jackson, Chair

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Advisory Council

Shari Belafonte Behrens
President of Sowelu Entertainment, LTD
Vice President, 3Faces Media,  

Marketing & Consulting

Mitch Blumberg
Chairman Governing Board,
Desert Regional Medical Center;
Former Film Producer and Studio Executive

Elaine Church
Producer, Actress, Events

Sheri Davis
Vice President, Inland Empire Film Services

Karen Devine
News Anchor/Reporter KESQ - TV

Patti Gribow
Past President, Actress
Dr. Susan Murphy

Author/Keynote Speaker/Business Consultant

Kim Waltrip

Director, Producer

President, Wonderstar Productions

Platinum Circle

Alexandra Sheldon


Leanna Bonamici

In Memoriam, Founder PSWIFT

Pattie Daly Caruso
In Memoriam

Denise DuBarry Hay
In Memoriam

Jackie Lee Houston
In Memoriam

Rozene Supple
In Memoriam

Past Presidents

Leanna Bonamici (founder)
Denise Dubarry Hay
Fern Field
Diane Ahlstrom
Patti Gribow
Sherry Halperin
Christiane Joubert
Kim Waltrip
Andrea Carter

Palm Springs Women in Film & Television 

1775 E Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-42, •  Palm Springs, California 92264-1623

Tel: 760-289-5464 • Email: office@pswift.org • 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, Tax ID # 42-1616628

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