CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Laguna Beach, California
Jeanne Meyers is a graduate of the American Film Institute (AFI) producer's program and Brown University where she also served as Director of Media Services. As a freelance producer for NBC News, she covered stories around the world, including China, Japan, Europe and Russia.
Charles Harper has an extensive background in marketing communications, counseling and management. He has participated in the development of the MY HERO action plan, curriculum guides and communication materials. He has conducted MY HERO workshops for educators and students in the U.S., Canada, Russia and Japan.
Chepachet, Rhode Island
Mark Cavanagh is a screenwriter. He founded Youth Vision, Inc., which promotes television by and for kids. A Recipient of the Action for Children's Television Award, Mr. Cavanagh has directed projects for Public Broadcast and recently released his first feature film.
New York, New York
Leanne Mella is a specialist in American contemporary art. Most recently, she was a guest curator at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami. She served for close to seven years as the manager of International Visual Arts Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State where she was responsible for programs supporting the participation of U.S. artists in major international exhibitions and cultural exchange programs in the visual arts.
Cynthia Costas Cohen
Beverly Hills, California
Cynthia Costas Cohen is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, California. Among Cynthia's specialties is EMDR, a trauma therapy which she studied under its originator, Dr. Francine Shapiro. She is renowned for her expertise in hypnosis under the tutelage of renowned hypnotherapists such as Dr. Michael Yapko and Dr. Jeffrey Zeig. Her friendship as well as professional association with lifestyle and fitness expert, Jim Karas has lead to the creation of their book, The 7-Day Energy Surge, a New York Times bestseller. For over two years, Cynthia also worked as a volunteer therapist for at-risk males between the ages of eleven and eighteen years old that were detained at Camp David Gonzales in Calabasas. Therapy was conducted while constructing a garden, known as the "Garden Project."