SCOTT JACKSON, President
Scott Jackson has an extensive background in management having managed services of horticultural services company, a restaurant, and several office supply companies. He is a Buffalo State College, grad.
RICH DALZOTTO, Vice-President
Co-owner of South Hills Financial Group (50 years in business, co-owner for 15 years), Rich has 15 years of sales, development, financial planning, and investment experience. A past president of the Upper St. Clair Jaycees, Rich has been a member of the Variety Club and the Bethel Park Rotary and is a Special Olympics volunteer. He also has been a board member of Peters Township Chamber of Commerce, and committee member of the Dapper Dan Ray Mansfield event.
KAHMEELA ADAMS, Secretary
Reserved pop-culture genius, in search of artistic challenges, Kahmeela Adams got her start in event production in Toledo, Ohio, with the family business, ADD Love Productions . After studying broadcast communications and photography at the University of Toledo, Kahmeela decided to move on to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Video Production. At AIP, Kahmeela fell in love with the art of video/film editing. Since graduating in 2000, Kahmeela has developed, and continues to operate, RuggedAngel Productions as a photography and event production service. For the past four years, Kahmeela has produced the Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project, a film competition that challenges filmmakers to make a four to seven minute film, with a laundry list of items that must be included, in 48 hours. The rest of Kahmeela’s time is spent assisting in the production of jazz concerts & recordings at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild with MCG Jazz.
DAVID P. BARRETT
Senior Vice President, RBS Citizens
Monique Fontaine grew up in Dormont, Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a certificate in accounting from Robert Morris University. She is a financial analyst at Allegheny Valley School and is involved with several nonprofit organizations, including the Dormont Historical Society, where she serves as the secretary and Facebook page administrator, and the Dormont Democratic Committee, where she is treasurer. Monique also volunteers for Dormont Day and the Dormont Library and is a former Dormont Women’s Club member. She enjoys cheesy 80s movies, hair bands, and long walks on the beach. And puppies.
Nina Gibbs is a film producer, event planner, and photographer. Born and raised in rural coastal North Carolina, Nina is a small town girl with big city dreams. She runs the Pittsburgh based art gallery Most Wanted Fine Art with her husband, Jason Sauer. The gallery is a unique art space and performance venue with new art exhibits opening monthly as part of the First Friday Gallery Crawl “Unblurred.” They specialize in community revitalization through the arts and provide work experience for disadvantaged youth as mentors for Goodwill. Nina has been producer for the Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project since 2009. The 48HFP is the world’s largest timed filmmaking competition, occurring in 120 cities worldwide. Filmmakers are given a genre, a character, a prop, line of dialogue, and 48 hours to create a four to seven minute masterpiece, winners of the project have their films screened at Cannes. Nina has produced films, multimedia experiences, and has spoke to colleges, universities, and film festivals about her involvement in the Pittsburgh Film Community.
M.A. Jackson grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh where she regularly attended the Hollywood, South Hills, and Denis theaters. She earned a bachelors degree in nonfiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh and is the associate editor at Mt. Lebanon magazine. She has been a contributing writer to Carnegie Museums Magazine and The Sylvanian. During her two terms as president of the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon, M.A. successfully established a History Center and oversaw all operations of the society. She is a former Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Library board member and currently serves on the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy Board. She thinks every movie is better when viewed from the balcony with a big bucket of buttered popcorn.
An attorney with PNC, Laura has 15 years of legal experience. She is a Pittsburgh transplant and has fallen in love with the area, although she still gets lost frequently!
Public Relations Professional
Jessica is a director of human resources and a product manager at CTR Systems