About Us

Meet the board members of Women in Film – Portland.

2016 WIF Board


Amanda Elder

With over seven years of professional experience in the independent film industry, Amanda Elder’s expertise focuses on acquisitions, distribution, and exhibition. As Director of Distribution at Collective Eye Films in Portland, OR, she has spent the past five years developing and managing over 160 accounts with filmmakers and sales agents, representing worldwide educational and screening […]


Lisa Miyamoto

Lisa Miyamoto recently moved from Honolulu, HI to Portland, OR to (unsuccessfully) escape the sunshine. She brings with her over 18 years of commercial and feature film production and post production experience; from gofer, PA, grip, payroll office, and coordinator to the more technical side of things as an audio tech, tape op, DIT and assistant […]


Kate McMahon

Kate McMahon has contributed to more than 40 hours of national documentary and long-format news programming primarily for PBS since she began her career in 1998 as an Associate Producer for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Today, she produces and co-produces documentaries for the PBS series FRONTLINE; independent films, digital channels and PBS stations. Her […]


Sean Clancy

Sean Clancy is a Portland-based business and intellectual property attorney whose practice includes a variety of entertainment and media clients. He also serves on the board of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA). Before becoming a lawyer, he wrote and produced short films (including two award winners), music videos, and oversaw continuity as script supervisor for […]


Beth Federici

Beth Federici is an award winning documentary filmmaker and television producer. She is currently Producing and Directing the documentary “James Beard: America’s First Foodie” which will chronicle the original titan of taste, James Beard. She is collaborating with the PBS series American Masters and the film is scheduled to broadcast in the spring of 2017 after premiering in festivals around […]


Christian Henry

My name is Christian Henry. I am a Producer/Writer at KGW (Portland’s NBC affiliate). Before that I worked at KATU. I studied Film Production & Journalism at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Overall, I have eight years of television production experience. I recently finished a short documentary and I’m looking for another project to pour myself into. I also spend some time volunteering with […]


Jessica Mostad Szerwo

I currently work at Collective Eye Films as the Acquisitions Coordinator where I seek out and curate new documentaries for our educational collections. My interest in film began when I composed a soundtrack for a student film in college. I was soon enamored with the craft, changed my major and never looked back. In 2011, […]


Kim Hill

Kim Hill’s film career highlights include appearing as a video store worker in James Westby’s “Film Geeks” and working on NBC’s Grimm.  Currently volunteering as social media coordinator for Women in Film Portland.


Laura Bernards

Laura Bernards has been working in the Portland television, video and marketing industry since 2006. She started her career on the east coast working at network news programs like ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” and the CNN Washington bureau.  She was fortunate to work at National Geographic Television on an Emmy awarding special for PBS, […]


Linda Freedman

I was born and grew up in Oklahoma in the 1940s and 50s, went to college in Missouri and Massachusetts, then lived in the Bay Area, Seattle, Anchorage, Seattle and finally landed in Portland. My first love was veterinary medicine but, alas, in “those days,” tickets to vet school were rarely awarded to non-male applicants. After college I married, […]