Executive Producer – Jennifer Molina
Executive editor for HealthyState.org. Jennifer is an Emmy award winning documentary film maker. She was the executive producer of HealthyState.org¹s documentary film, life @ the end: caring in the face of loss.
Previously she was senior video producer for Newsweek.com where she produced and edited stories on topical, socio-political, cultural and medical issues such as the changing face of Compton, California, health care in Appalachia, and issues from the national campaign trail. Prior to Newsweek, Molina worked for the United Nations producing and editing promotional videos for the UNESCO founded ICCROM.
Producer – Sarah Pusatari
Sarah is an award winning multimedia producer for theHeathyState.org The Buffalo New York native’s last stop was at WINK News in Fort Myers as a television multi-media journalist covering crime. Sarah got her start at TV 20 News working in the Ocala bureau. There she covered everything from crime and government to thoroughbred horse racing.
Dr. Mullany has practiced psychiatry full-‐time since 1978, beginning in CT where she completed her master’s degree in ethics at Yale. After moving to FL in 1994, she practiced at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinics for 15 years, and pitched in at MacDill AFB for one year, working with soldiers, marines, and airmen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
She taught bioethics to medical students and psychiatric residents, and served as vice chair of the University of FL Institutional Review Board. In 2011 she published a book, Give and Take: a Roadmap to Understanding a Psychiatrist, to familiarize potential patients and families with psychiatry.
Susan L. Burke
During the course of Burke’s 24-year legal career, Susan has both defended and prosecuted civil actions involving a wide range of topics, including human rights, pharmaceutical fraud, defense contractor fraud, employment and disability discrimination, election law and environmental torts.
She became interested in the topic of rape in the military after she was contacted by a woman who told her an active duty soldier had raped her. Burke says the woman reported the rape to the military and was treated poorly by officials. The perpetrator was not convicted after, Burke says, the prosecutor lost the victim’s underwear. However, six months later, the victim got a call from a military official asking if she wanted to collect her underwear from evidence.
After researching this woman’s case and others, Burke is now spearheading a nationwide series of lawsuits designed to reform the manner in which the military prosecutes rape and sexual assault.
Brigadier General Barrye Price is the Human Resources Policy Directorate and the Commanding Officer of theUnited States Army Cadet Command – a geographically dispersed command comprised of Junior and Senior ROTC Detachments throughout the United States and within U.S. Territories.
Major General Mary Kay Hertog is the Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO). SAPRO is the Department of Defense’s single point of accountability for all sexual assault policy matters. SAPRO develops policy and programs to improve prevention efforts, enhance victim support and increase system accountability. It collaborates closely with all military services and numerous outside organizations to fully implement those policies and programs.
Dr. Maureen Groer is Director for the Center for Women’s Health Research at the USF College of Nursing and is a nurse physiologist with nearly 20 years experience. Groer is part of a team working on the Research to Improve Emotional Health and Quality of Life among Service Members with Disabilities at the Restore Lives Center, which was established to develop and evaluate treatments to complement services to the military provided by the VA Healthcare System, TRICARE and the conventional health care system.
Jesse Ellison is a staff writer and articles editor for Newsweek Magazine and The Daily Beast, where she covers social justice, women’s issues, and gender equality. She has been reporting on military sexual assault and issues related to women in combat since early 2011, when she was one of the first journalists to report on the landmark lawsuit filed against the Department of Defense. Since then, she’s authored nearly a dozen other pieces on the subject, including “The Military’s Secret Shame,” an examination of male-on-male sexual assault within the ranks.
Frank Pusateri – Only Frank
At age 11, Only Frank got his musical start watching The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. As a result, he became a self-taught full-time musician on guitar with bass guitar becoming his main instrument. He also learned piano, drums and various percussion, harmonica, singing, songwriting, midi, sound engineering, production and arranging. He had a self-earned recording contract with EMQ Records/Polygram in Montreal, Canada in the early 80’s.Only Frank was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 1991 for bass, and his band Only Humen was inducted in 1995, joining other hall-of-famers The Goo Goo Dolls, Billy Sheehan, 10,000 Maniacs, Spyro Gyra, Harold “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” Arlen, to name a few. He and his band have toured and opened for The Little River Band, BTO, Marshall Tucker, Del Shannon, The Platters, Travis Tritt, Blake Shelton and a host of others. The majority of his original music is recorded in his own private studio Lionsheart Recording located in Lancaster, NY. More can be found at OnlyFrank.com .
Cuban born singer/songwriter Rachel Larralde has been studying music since she was four years old. At nine, she began writing songs. Larralde is an electronic music production major with a focus on film sound design and orchestration at Dubspot NYC. Larralde hopes to continue to compose music for motion pictures and documentaries – as well as for her own solo album, which will be released May 2012.
Singer/songwriter Sandra Nuñez, a South Florida native, has been singing, writing and musically composing for 10 years. She attended Miami Dade College and graduated from Florida International University with a degree in public relations.