EXECUTIVE BOARD

John Vandermolen

President

John Vandermolen moved from Atlanta to the Tampa Bay area in 2004 and quickly began to understand why so many people make it their goal to move to this area. >

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Jason Fields

Vice President

Dr. Fields is the Medical Director at DACCO, Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office-Substance Abuse Treatment Center.  He is also the president-elect for the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Fields has >

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Ben Tozour

Treasurer

Ben Tozour, originally from Southern New Jersey fell in love with the Tampa Bay Area and its community after just one visit and relocated to the marina area of Gulfport >

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Sunny Hall

Secretary

Sunny Hall was born and raised in Polk County, Florida. Baptized with water and filled with the spirit, she came out at 17 years old much to the chagrin of the >

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rob Akins

Board Member

Rob has long been a patron of TIGLFF’s efforts to bring compelling, world-class LGBT cinema to Tampa Bay.  Rob began supporting TIGLFF as an attendee in 1997 advancing his involvement >

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Santiago Echeverry

Board Member

Bio to come. Board member since 11/2018.

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Mariruth Kennedy

Board Member

Mariruth returns to the Festival Board after almost 10 years away. Born and reared in NJ she made her way to Florida via Cincinnati in 2000. Mariruth runs two successful >

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Ed Lally

Board Member

After a long-term career in banking Ed retired from Wachovia Bank to devote more time to LGBT causes. His activism in the community began in the mid-80’s when many of >

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Cynthia “Sam” Salmons

Board Member

Bio to come. Board member since 08/2018.

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STAFF

Renée Cossette

Festival Director

Renée has been with the organization since 2005, and is a huge part of the success of TIGLFF.

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KJ Mohr

Program Director

KJ Mohr, TIGLFF’s Director of Programming for the past seven years, has been working in film for 2½ decades as a curator, programmer, educator, filmmaker and consultant. As Director of >

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Timothy Thomas

Sr. Event & Logistics Coordinator

Tim was born right here in Tampa and is a true Florida native.  Tim has been volunteering for many years and started his time with TIGLFF in 2005 while being >

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Ty Maxey

Festival Volunteer Coordinator

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Ty relocated to the Tamp Bay area from Sarasota in the year 2000.  A long-time advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and related causes, Ty quickly >

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