Board of Directors

mark heller newMark Heller, is a seasoned hands-on entertainment production and brand marketing professional with over thirty years of industry experience. Core areas of expertise include: strategic corporate and entertainment marketing, production and post-production, feature films, television program development, distribution, cable, motion picture and broadcast branding, emerging technology applications, creative and business development. As an award winning writer/producer and top level film and television executive, Mark is keenly aware of the process of what it takes to dream, create, plan, administer and implement all aspects of a project.
Mark grew up an Army Brat. His father served for over twenty-three years and retired a Lt. Colonel. Mark and his sisters lived in three countries and three army bases before reaching their teens. Adaptability was the greatest lesson he learned and it has served him well. For this, he has committed to giving back to dependents of active and reserve military servicemen and women and their families in the form of a named grant through the Handshake Foundation.

roger newRoger Goff, Attorney at Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP, specializing in Entertainment, production and licensing. Roger has taught various classes over the years to film students and lectured on the business of law. He is an accomplished musician and executive producer in the motion picture sector. His expertise on the board will assure that we operate within the defined laws as it pertains to non-profits.

larry smallLarry Burkholder, CPA since 1972. Larry is a former IRS Field agent and Big 8 tax accountant. He has served as a board member for hospitals and advised on many Non-profit initiatives. He is presently, the managing partner at Burkholder and Associates, LLP CPA firm in Westlake Village, CA. He continues to present seminars on taxation, investments, planned giving and charitable remainder trusts.

jack smallJack Teetor is an entertainment marketing, programming and distribution professional generating revenue streams from domestic & international non-theatrical markets, cable TV and new media markets. Teetor most recently was National Sales Director for Inflight Productions (IFP) responsible for North & South American territories as well as content acquisitions.

He headed up the entertainment sector for Casale Media, recognized as one of the industry’s largest premium online reach vehicles, servicing the world’s leading global brands and their agencies.

Jack ran Television Programming & Media Services for Princess Cruises, where he created the “Overseas Television” network. He negotiated worldwide acquisition agreements with motion pictures distributors and cable channels including CNBC, CNN, TNT, ESPN, BBC, Discovery Channel and others. He programmed and branded the network while developing strategic alliances and moving the company into interactive and new media technologies.

His studio experience began at Universal Pictures, where he served as Manager of Marketing. He developed and implemented marketing strategies and advertising campaigns for over 50 motion pictures on such films as “Scarface,” “Back to the Future,” “Dune,” “The Breakfast Club,” Steven Spielberg’s “An American Tail,” and the Academy Award-Winning “Out of Africa.” Jack currently serves on the Board of Advisors for The Hollenbeck Youth Center and Inner-City Games, creating opportunities for inner-city youth to participate in athletic, educational, cultural and community enrichment programs.

cheryl newCheryl Sanders, holds a master’s degree in education and has been an educator for thirty years. She currently workS within the LAUSD and serves on the board of the Village Charter Academy. She is an Administrative Designee, BTSA Support Provider, Master Teacher, Mentor Teacher, Grade Level Chair, Executive Committee Member at PCC and Budget Committee Co-Chair. Her education background gives THF board a broader base for providing insights and ideas into how best to manage our programs within the educational community.

frank newFrank Kay, Director of marketing at JL Fisher. Frank is a thirty year entertainment production executive. He spent much of his early career at Panavison as Director of Creative Services and Stage Operations. His experience with the industry is invaluable as he has been assign liaison positions between union guilds, to which he is an associate member. He has taught various classes in the field of camera and technical supports at schools through-out Southern California.