About the Staff of Cine Las Americas

As a local non-profit organization, Cine Las Americas’ programs and operations depend on the involvement of talented individuals who devote their time and resources to fulfill its mission. The organization’s programs are supported by the invaluable work of community leaders, industry professionals, and talented artists.

Denise Garza Steusloff – Festival Co-Director
Gabriel Ornelas – Festival Co-Director
Andrea Zarate – Communications Coordinator
Miguel Briones – Community Engagement and Membership Coordinator
Ernie Quiroz – Lead Film Programmer
Florencia Choto – Lead Film Programmer and Hecho en Tejas Programmer
Joan Tuttle Vargas – Shorts Programmer and Hecho en Tejas Programmer
Maribel Falcón – Music Video Programmer
Christian D. Nelson – Emergencia Youth Film Programmer
Rich Vázquez – Webmaster
Josh Stauffer – Web and Print Designer
Claudia Gizell Aparicio Gamundi – Graphic Designer
David Neahusan – Accountant
John Wildman – Public Relations