2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Alicia is a native Northern Californian and a 'can do anything' person. She is an actress, camera operator, camera assistant, writer, director, and producer. Having earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from UNLV, she went on to work in biology and corporate finance but found where she truly belongs in film. Her diverse knowledge and strong work ethic were instrumental in her completing her full length documentary, various short films and music videos all while working on feature films, TV shows, commercials and corporate videos. In 2017, Alicia was selected WIFD PSA/Production chair where she filmed monthly WIFD events, produced the PSA benefiting Jonathan’s Place and developed the extremely successful WIFD member led “Production Boot Camp”. As President, she aims to improve the opportunities for members to learn, engage and grow in their careers.
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Connie Ferrara, Vice President
Connie received her B.S. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin and has been producing corporate media and independent films ever since. Her passion is to engage in projects that are thought provoking and create an emotional response in the hopes that, by doing so, the audience walks away wanting to find out more, to take some action, or to become an active participant. .Originally from Dallas, circumstances have taken her to other parts of the world, but her heart keeps bringing her back. She is honored to be a part of the WIFD organization and is looking forward to making friendships and creating opportunities in the Dallas community.
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Heather Anderson, Treasurer
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Melanie Yonks, WIFTI Liaison
Melanie Yonks has been in Corporate Communications, Marketing and Film & Video Production for over 30 years. She is thrilled to represent WIFTI as one of eight board members serving the 40+ chapters of Women in Film and Television International. On the WIFDallas board since 2016, Melanie served as 2016 Chick Flicks Festival Chair, 2017 WIFDallas President, and loved serving on the 2015 Grants and Scholarships committee, as mentoring young filmmakers is near and dear to her heart.
Contact Melanie at WIFTI@wifdallas.org
Tiffany Volmer, Membership Chair
Tiffany Vollmer has been working as a producer, actress and makeup artist for the past 25 years. She is best know for her voice work as Bulma on the hit anime cartoon Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT from 1998-2008 with Funimation Productions. Currently, Tiffany is the author and Department Chair for the Acting for Media and Master Makeup Artistry degree programs at MediaTech Institute Dallas and Houston campuses. She is also the Senior Faculty advisor for the student organization, MESH at MediaTech. Tiffany is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Women In Film Dallas 2020! She is exited for the opportunity to share her talents and skills to support the organizations mission to “Empower. Promote. Mentor.”
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Cydney Cox, Grants and Scholarships Chair
Cydney is a Texas-raised filmmaker who earned her B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 2014 with a double major in Film & Media Arts and Psychology. Her background includes working as a festival coordinator and film programmer, film camp teacher, production freelancer, and college instructor. She has screened her work in film festivals across the US and received awards for her short films. She works as a producer, assistant director, and script supervisor on diverse productions and is the CEO of Red Road Media House. While continuing to contribute to the film community of the DFW area, Cydney is finishing up her MFA at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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