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Lisa Rudman, former Executive Director 2003 -2020

Lisa’s roots in community media go back to PCTV in the 1980′s where she created award-winning television documentaries on political prisoners, US military intervention, social justice and feminist issues. Throughout the 80′s and 90′s she worked as a producer and manager in public television and corporate video, while contributing programs to Deep Dish TV, and Free Speech TV. She taught media production at Laney College and Bay Area Video Coalition, while partnering with community groups on educational videos and radio programs.

Lisa has served Making Contact in a variety of capacities including Women’s Desk Director, Co-Director of Live Wire Independent News, production trainer, fundraiser, and she became E.D. in 2003. Along with her work at Making Contact Lisa was an active member of the Coordinating Committee of The Media Consortium. She believes that “audience engagement” and new media are great old concepts being explored with fun new technology, and enjoyed us all working together to “take Making Contact to the next level.”

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