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.



Spring 2021 Staff
Gabriel Ornelas – Executive Director
Andrea Zarate – Program Coordinator
Jessica Lopez – Communication Assistant
David Neahusan – Accountant
John Wildman – Public Relations
Josh Stauffer – Poster Art Concept and Graphic Design
Rich Vázquez – Webmaster
Ernie Quiroz – Lead Film Program Associate
Alan McLane Alejos – Film Program Associate
Florencia Choto – Film Program Associate
Maribel Falcón – Film Program Associate – Music Video Program
Christian D. Nelson – Film Program Associate – Emergencia Youth Film Program
Jean Anne Lauer – Film Programmer Guest Curator – Hecho En Tejas & Viva Cinema Series