Board of Directors

Board Members/Committees

Suzanne Landau | President

Dafna Yachin | Vice President

Caryn Hunt | Secretary

Diane Walsh | Treasurer

Phuong K. Nguyen | Board Member

Rakia Reynolds | Past President

suzanne casualSuzanne Landau | President 

Suzanne Landau is a creative producer with over 17 years of rich and varied experience in television and film production. Suzanne produced television commercials for the advertising firm of Young & Rubicam where she managed multi-million dollar budgets for clients like Xerox, Dr. Pepper and Fisher Price. Prior to her tenure with Y&R Suzanne worked on Hollywood films and television shows for studios such as Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Currently, she is focused on producing compelling video and new media projects for businesses and dynamic non-profit organizations.  Suzanne went to Temple University where she graduated from the School of Communications and Theater.

Dafna Yachin | Vice President

Dafna has written, produced and directed award‐winning television, film, national commercials, educational programs and multimedia campaigns.  Her projects have aired on CBS, ABC, Discovery, History Channel, Sprout and SyFy.  She has been instrumental in creating lasting series formats for both cable and syndication, as well as launching engaging crossplatform initiatives for both NGO and Commercial clients. Dafna has an innate skill for identifying talented individuals who are great innovators and collaborators.Partnering with change‐makers and production teams in over 30 countries, Dafna is focusing her documentary and online initiatives in the Humanities, Justice and Women’s Rights arenas.

   Caryn Hunt | Secretary

Caryn Hunt is a writer with 20 years experience as a media and communications professional. She has written and ghostwritten both non-fiction and dramatic material for every medium, from press releases to articles, to books, plays and screenplays. She is the scriptwriter and director for History Making Production's The Daring Women of Philadelphia, the first historical documentary of its kind to focus on the roles and contributions of a city's women. Until recently she served as President of the Pennsylvania state chapter of the National Organization for Women. Caryn is a graduate of Temple University and lives in South Philadelphia.

diane(2)Diane Walsh | Treasurer

During Diane’s twenty+ years as an executive in the film and television business in Los Angeles, she collaborated with seasoned professional screenwriters honed in their craft as she developed, sold and produced movies for broadcast and cable television with people like producer/director Robert Greenwald (Outfoxed), and Al Ruddy who produced The Godfather.  Working with Gross-Weston Productions, she produced the Emmy-nominated Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation about childhood AIDS, A Place for Annie, starring Sissy Spacek and Mary Louise Parker.  She also thrived on the other side of the table as Director of Programming for the Family Channel weekly movie night.  Diane is currently the Director of the Writing for Film and Television program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she has taught since 1998.

Phuong K. Nguyen | Board Member

Phuong Nguyen is currently the Development Associate for the Arts at Temple University supporting The School of Theater, Film & Media Arts and Boyer College of Music and Dance. In 2013, Phuong was the Festival Director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival and is currently a board member of the organization as well as to the Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association. Phuong is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA that helps support women in film and television both behind and in front of the camera. She has also worked as a production coordinator for a short film piece called “In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You” that was presented in London in spring 2016. Phuong is interested in many things including film, business, theatre, the arts, music, dance, culture, health, and community development, just to name a few. She was also chosen to be apart of the QFlix team as a film juror for QFlix Film Festival 2016.

Rakia Reynolds | Past President

Rakia Reynolds is the president of Skai Blue Media, a full service PR agency with clients that run the gamut of lifestyle PR. Reynolds has sky-rocketed to success by serving as a "Media Superwoman". Reynolds is sought after by companies to provide her expertise in a wealth of subjects and projects such as media and art direction, branding and strategic planning, creative  development, and producing content for television outlets. In addition, Rakia is called on by jewelry and clothing designers as a consultant on how to grow their businesses.