Volunteer Committee Members

Heartland would like to recognize and thank the individuals who have made this year’s Festival possible.

Through the generous support of volunteers, board members, sponsors, foundations, donors and partners, we are able to fulfill our mission and recognize filmmakers whose work engages, inspires and educates us all.

Special Event Committee Chairs

Opening Night Event

  • Jenny Brake, Chair

Awards Ceremony

  • Lisa Gilligan, Chair
  • Dana Moore, Chair

Awards Ceremony Production

  • Jason Kistler, Chair

Closing Night Event

  • Sue Swanson, Chair
  • Kelly Boe, Chair
  • Kristen Draper, Vice Chair

Support Committees

Airport Hospitality

  • Ed Locke, Chair
  • Jim Lowes, Vice Chair

Hospitality Suite

  • Dolly Craft, Chair
  • Ellen Butz, Vice Chair
  • Heather Perez, Vice Chair
  • Sue Swanson, Vice Chair


  • Doug Sherow, Chair
  • Don Craft, Vice Chair

Welcome Bags

  • Barbara Jablonski, Chair
  • Jan Taylor, Chair


  • Claudia Dille, Chair
  • Donna Quiring, Chair

Social Media

  • Amy Pauszek, Chair

Short Film Programmers

  • Julie Landrum
  • Celia Latz