Ford Roosevelt is President & CEO at Project GRAD Los Angeles. Roosevelt carries a lifelong commitment to human rights for all, thereby extending the legacy pioneered and championed by his grandparents, President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Project GRAD LA organizational mission is to ensure that students in historically under-served communities have access to an enriched, quality public school education; graduate from high school; and complete college. The Project GRAD LA Vision is to inspire and sustain a college-going culture where all children and youth graduate from college with the necessary skills and experiences to lead productive lives and become active and responsible citizens of our diverse communities.



beverly camhe, executive producer

Beverly Camhe has enjoyed a career as a writer and producer which encompasses an eclectic and successful mix of film, television and Broadway productions while working in association with some of the industry’s most highly regarded talent. Ms. Camhe’s background enables  her to provide  expertise in content creation, production and marketing for global charities and brands. Camhe’s ability to use social media and employ state-of-the art technology provides her with the tools to create campaigns and initiatives that can generate attention and attract followers in both the real and virtual worlds.  Ms. Camhe began her career working in theater with The Urban Arts Corp. Their production of Your Arms Too Short To Box With God was a huge hit and ran for years on Broadway and was performed all over the world. It spawned black musical theater on Broadway. Ms Camhe went on to work for some of the most successful television and film companies. At Tomorrow Entertainment, she was part of the creative team that produced the Emmy Award winning series The Body Human. She worked for Sir David Frost in developing dramatic material for film and television. Ms. Camhe was made Senior VP of Lorimar Productions in the heyday of the company, producing Dallas and Knots Landing. She served as Co-President of the David Susskind Company.  She formed a long term association with the Academy Award winning director of Midnight Cowboy, John Schlesinger. She developed many films with him including The Falcon and The Snowman starring Sean Penn. Ms. Camhe formed her own production company in 1985 and wrote and produced many successful television movies and feature films, with major film studios. Ms. Camhe is currently writing and producing a feature film, SAVING HUMPHREY, with her colleague Dr. Diana Reiss, world renowned expert on dolphin cognition and animal communication. The film is based on her book The Dolphin in the Mirror and dramatizes her role in rescuing the forty-five ton humpback whale that was washed ashore in San Francisco Bay in 1985. This film is a call to action to protect and promote empathy for marine life.



Mark laisure, executive producer

Mark is a Venture Strategist, Inventor and Award-Winning Entrepreneur. Mark’s primary areas of focus have been within disruptive technologies, sustainable business solutions, conscious media and transformational events. Mark has been a guiding force behind several start-ups, takeovers, and turn-arounds most notably, INKTOMI Corporation (acquired by YAHOO!), TERANEX (video processing), MESH NETWORKS (acquired by MOTOROLA), SKYCROSS, ZEROS & ONES, ONEHOPE (cause centric commerce.) and LIFE CHANGES, the online destination for The LIFE CHANGES Show. Mark’s awards include Prime Time Emmy for technological innovation in film and television processing, R&D 100 award (The Oscar’s of Inventing) and Businessweek Magazine Product of the Year. Laisure is the CEO of VORTEX IMMERSION MEDIA.



Laurie meadoff, executive producer

Laurie always has the pulse of youth culture. Recently Laurie launched Authentik Inc, an innovation firm based out of NY and LA.  Authentik Inc helps top brands stay culturally and socially relevant for the next generation. The team of world-class producers, change agents and millennials work with businesses to revolutionize meaning, message and impact. As founder of The CityKids Foundation, Laurie has spent over 30 years of working and producing content and creating campaigns and global programs with brands like Mastercard, Pepsi, Burger King and Reebok. Her personal network is unparalleled and she has been called the “Einstein” of forging strategic partnerships and of cultivating fresh talent. Laurie executive produced award winning programming for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC, MTV and VH1 and she has two Emmy nominations. She created Chat the Planet, linking millennials around the globe as well as the critically acclaimed web series “Hometown Baghdad” reaching 350 million homes. She has lectured to thousands of youth entrepreneurs from Hong Kong to Bangalore.