Our Staff

Camaro West

Co-Executive Director

Camaro is a passionate advocate for women and girls, with 10 years’ experience leading program development, delivery and evaluation for nonprofits focused on gender equality. She holds a Masters Degree in International Development Studies, and has led global advocacy work in collaboration with UN Women, Youth and United Nations Global Alliance, The Dove Self Esteem Project, and served as an advisor for FRIDA the Young Feminist Fund. Prior to joining Peace is Loud, Camaro worked with Black Women Film! Canada to scale strategic and operations infrastructure. Camaro is also a producer and filmmaker telling stories that center the experiences of women of color through her production company. She is a member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a collaborator with the Buffalo Documentary Project, and sits on the board of Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Arts Center.


Rebecca Tye

Co-Executive Director

Rebecca has over 15 years of experience leading teams at global nonprofits that advocate for the rights and equality of girls and women, including Plan International Canada and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. She is a passionate and active changemaker interested in sustainably growing organizations that are deeply embedded in their cause. Rebecca excels at solving the complex challenges that come with growth through developing corporate fundraising partnerships and creative strategic planning. She is so excited to join the Peace is Loud team and support their incredibly impactful work!


Dominique De Leon (she/her)

Speakers Bureau Associate

Dominique De Leon is responsible for all event aspects of the Speakers Bureau. She is passionate about and committed to amplifying the work of women-identified leaders. She has implemented programs for the International Women’s Media Foundation, the only NGO that offers safety training, reporting trips, and byline opportunities for women journalists. Dominique has also worked at the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders where she focused on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in South Sudan. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Alliant International University, and a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management and Resolution from the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies. Dominique is a proud Filipino-American woman.


Danielle Feder (she/her)

Senior Communications Associate

Danielle manages the execution of Peace is Loud’s digital communications strategy. She considers herself a multi-hyphenate, with a background spanning performing arts administration, theatremaking, digital marketing, and political organizing. All of her work is driven by a passion for amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities across all forms of media and storytelling. Danielle has an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University and a BA in Dramatic Literature from NYU.


Samantha Garland

Director of Finance

Sam has been a freelance bookkeeper for over 10 years, working with small businesses from film production houses to law firms to textile agents in the fashion district.

Sam is an accomplished actress who has self produced theater Off-Off-Broadway and whose first short film enjoyed a film festival run in 2016.  She is currently working on her first webseries, full of strong, funny, flawed female characters. Her favorite kind.

Sam is also a Life Coach who thrives on bringing out the best in others and helping them tap into their innate brilliance. Her mission is to effortlessly bring clarity and confidence to the work that her clients are called to do.


Kaitlyn Hamby

Film Impact Associate

Kaitlyn organizes grassroots screenings and outreach efforts for our film campaigns. She previously supported the program team at Chicken & Egg Pictures, working to bring emerging female filmmakers to the forefront of our industry. Her work in documentary film began in production and quickly moved to the intersection of film and activism during an internship at Peace is Loud as the College Outreach Coordinator for The Armor of Light. Kaitlyn holds a B.A. in Digital Media Production from Florida State University, where she was active in campus organizing around gun violence prevention.


Johna Hoey

Senior Strategy Advisor

Johna Hoey has served as Speakers Bureau Director, Interim Executive Director and now Senior Strategy Advisor at Peace is Loud. In all of her roles Johna’s focus has been to raise the visibility, influence and funding for the women-identified changemakers who are breaking new ground in the fight for peace and justice, whether on our Speakers Bureau or in our film impact campaigns. Prior to joining Peace is Loud Johna was the Program and Development Manager at MADRE, where she worked closely with grassroots women’s rights organizations in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia to meet immediate needs, along with build their capacity to advocate for their rights, all while leveraging funding for their work. Her career in women’s rights has also included work with the Public Heath Program at the Open Society Foundations; Raising Voices, a gender-based violence organization in Kampala, Uganda; and the Gender, Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Stephanie Palumbo

Director of Film Campaigns 

Stephanie oversees all aspects of Peace is Loud’s documentary film impact campaigns. She began her career as a researcher for Michael Moore, and over the past decade, she has worked with filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, and Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. Stephanie’s credits include Palme d’Or winner Fahrenheit 9/11; Academy Award nominees Sicko and Trouble the Water; Emmy Award winners No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and George Harrison: Living in the Material World; Emmy Award nominee Oprah Presents: Master Class; and Sundance Film Festival Award winner Watchers of the Sky. She is also a former assistant editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, and a freelance writer published in The Believer and The Rumpus, among other outlets.


Florencia Varela

Film Campaign Senior Manager

Florencia leads the strategy and implementation for Peace is Loud’s impact campaigns. She has worked on campaigns for films such as On the Divide, Knock Down the HouseWomen War & Peace IIThe Bleeding Edge, and The Hunting Ground. In her role, Florencia also collaborates on the team’s impact workshops and other initiatives supporting women and underrepresented filmmakers. Previous to Peace is Loud, Florencia honed her partnerships, outreach, and development skills over more than a decade at organizations such as PEN America, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Poetry Society of America and Nitehawk Cinema, where she launched the cinema’s partnerships and sponsorships program. Florencia is also on the board of The Future of Film is Female, is a published poet, and was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Our Board of Directors


ABIGAIL E. DISNEY
Founder and President

Abigail Disney is a filmmaker and philanthropist. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peacebuilding culminated in her first film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. She went on to co-create the acclaimed documentary series Women, War & Peace. She has played a role in many film projects and is currently at work on a new documentary that highlights the key roles women played in the Arab uprisings. She is the founder of Peace is Loud; a co-founder of the Daphne Foundation, which works with low-income communities in New York City; and a co-founder with Leymah Gbowee of the Gbowee Peace Foundation, USA.


ANGIE G. WANG
Chief of Staff to Abigail E. Disney

Angie has over 18 years experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors working in the areas of women’s rights and social justice. Angie is Chief of Staff for Abigail E. Disney and her media and philanthropic initiatives, which include documentary film production company Fork Films, grantmaking organization The Daphne Foundation, and non-profit organization Peace is Loud, where she previously served as its first executive director. Angie was the outreach director for the PBS documentary film series Women, War & Peace. She has held senior leadership positions at The New York Women’s Foundation, The September 11th Fund and Safe Horizon. Prior to coming to NYC, she worked as a community organizer and advocate in the areas of public health and housing and homelessness prevention in Northern California. Angie is a founding member of the Asian Women Giving Circle, an all-volunteer group pooling their resources to invest in projects that combine the power of arts and activism, led by Asian American women. She also is a long-time board member of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and a founding board member of People’s Production House. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.


ANNE E. DELANEY

Anne Delaney is a long-standing contributor to NYC’s arts and social justice efforts as a philanthropist, board member and volunteer. She founded the Starry Night Fund and Lambent Foundation, and she has served on the boards of the New York Women’s Foundation, Little Red Elizabeth Irwin School and Ms. Foundation. Her work has been recognized by these organizations with the Gloria Award and Philanthropic Vision Award, as well as by the Women’s Funding Network and Lower Eastside Girls Club. Equal to Anne’s passion for grantmaking is her love of painting. She is an avid collector and member of Chelsea’s Bowery Gallery.


GINI RETICKER
Vice President

Gini Reticker is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Asylum, her 2004 short recounting one woman’s journey to political asylum in the US, received an Academy Award nomination. In 2005, Ladies First, the story of women rebuilding post-genocide Rwanda, garnered Reticker an Emmy Award. She directed the widely acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell and was executive producer of the PBS mini-series: Women, War & Peace. Currently, Reticker is directing The Spark (working title) a multi-media project about women’s participation in the Arab uprisings. Previous works include: A Decade Under the InfluenceNew School Order and The Heart of the Matter.


MALLIKA DUTT

Mallika Dutt, founder of global human rights organization Breakthrough, is widely recognized as a leader and innovator in cultural transformation and seeks to make violence against women and girls unacceptable. Dutt has reinvented the delivery of social and behavioral change through a potent mix of stirring multimedia campaigns, cutting-edge pop culture, smart social media and authentic community engagement. Breakthrough’s unique formula has earned Dutt accolades in the global human rights community and media and technology industries—and helped ignite the next generation of human rights leaders.


PIERRE HAUSER
Secretary and Treasurer

Pierre Hauser is an independent film producer and co-founder and co-president of the Daphne Foundation, which supports grassroots groups in New York City that creatively confront the causes and consequences of poverty. He has written several history books for young adult readers and published widely in literary journals. A former park ranger, reporter, editor, and punk rock drummer, he holds degrees from Yale, Columbia and the New School.