Former teacher, editor and administrator turned political activist since the terrorist attack that took the life of her 20 year old daughter in 1988. As chairman of the largest group of survivor families, she spent many days lobbying and testifying on Capitol Hill, traveling to Scotland, the Netherlands and Britain for high level meetings seeking justice in the then, largest American mass murder case in the skies.
Retired Attending Neurologist and Director Emeritus of Neurology at The Hospital for Special Surgery, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology Weill-Cornell medical center in New York City. Currently, he is working as a part-time neurology consultant in Morristown, New Jersey. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and has published extensively in the scientific literature.
Licensed Architect and Builder earned a BA from Hamilton College in 1988 and a Masters of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1993. A member of the American Institute of Architects, he has owned and operated his own architectural and building firm since 1996.
Earned a BA from Colgate University and a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Seton Hall University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey State Society of PA’s. She has made a reputation for herself as a specialist in Family Practice.
Richard is a principal of Krim Associates, which provides wealth management and estate planning to business owners and professionals. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy. He is a regular contributor to a variety of publications and has been advising the Alexia Foundation for many years.
David Sutherland was Alexia Foundation administrator for its first 20 years and the Alexia Chair at Syracuse University from 2007-2010. He has taught photojournalism at SU since 1979.
Mike has had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s best photo staffs as a picture editor for more than 25 years at National Geographic Magazine, The White House, several of America’s leading newspapers and as an independent editor. He was twice named newspaper picture editor of the year and has edited work for more than 20 books. He accepted the Alexia Chair in May 2013.
A photographer for four decades, and now a lawyer, Mickey serves as General Counsel of the National Press Photographers Association, working diligently to protect First Amendment rights, intellectual property rights, and serving as a vigorous advocate for the rights and livelihood of photographers and visual journalists.
Executive Administrator Alexia Foundation; retired Director of Photography, Newsday; Assistant Director of Photography, Los Angeles Times; Fulbright Specialist Grant MA Program Dalian, China; judge POYI, 1st China International Press Photo competition; curator at Pingyao, China Photo Festival.
Alexia Grant winner in 2000, Vitale's photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums/galleries and published in many international magazines. She is currently a contract photographer with National Geographic Magazine and frequently teaches workshops. www.amivitale.com @amivee
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. www.edkashi.com @edkashi
Wen Huang, PhD, Director of the International Business Development Division at the News and Information Center of China's National Press Agency, Xinhua News Agency. World Press Photo Contest Jury member in 2006 and 2007. Jury member of POYi in 2008 and Walkley Prize in Australia in 2009.
Director of Photography at The New Yorker where she oversees the photographic vision for the print magazine, the iPad, and website. She contributes regularly to the magazine’s photography blog, Photo Booth, and is an adjunct professor at New York University. Previously, she worked at the Open Society Foundations, coordinating a grant competition for photographers and the Moving Walls exhibition.
Arts education and advocacy are the heart of Lacy Austin’s personal and professional work. Lacy has been the Director of Community Programs at the International Center of Photography in New York for the past ten years, focusing on photography education as a way to foster self-esteem and community empowerment.
He joined The Sunday Times of London as deputy picture editor; soon becoming the youngest picture editor in Fleet Street and subsequently joined the Sunday Times Magazine as Director of Photography and Assistant Editor responsible for all photography at the magazine for eight years. Currently Vice President of Photo Assignments for Getty Images UK and USA.
Eileen Mignoni is an award-winning video producer working with The New York Times and National Geographic. She has served as the Communications Director for The Alexia Foundation for three years. She is a frequent leader and co-producer of multimedia projects with UNC-Chapel Hill and Universidad Desarrollo. www.eileenmignoni.com
Mia Tramz is the Senior Multimedia Editor at TIME, leading the Photo and Multimedia team on TIME.com. Since joining the news organization as an Associate Photo Editor in 2013, Mia has increasingly taken on leadership roles in TIME’s online visual coverage and has proved herself to be a leader and innovator in embracing new forms of storytelling and new technologies.
Teru Kuwayama is a photojournalist and a member of the Instagram Community Team. He has covered complex emergency and humanitarian crises for over a decade in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and Iraq, working with NGOs, media organizations, and military forces. He is a recipient of awards and fellowships from the Knight Foundation, TED, NYFA, The W. Eugene Smith Fund, and the Hoover Institution for War, Revolution and Peace.
Darcy Padilla is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, and lecturer who has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, the W. Eugene Smith Grant, an Alexia Foundation Grant, an Open Society Institute Fellowship, a Getty Images Grant and others. She was the first recipient of the World Press Photo Award for Long-Term Projects.
Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer who has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” She has traveled to more than 90 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and to the enduring power of the human spirit.
Eileen Mignoni is an award-winning video producer working with The New York Times and National Geographic. She works with the Alexia Foundation, helping them broaden their reach through words and photography.
Michael Santiago (b. 1980) is a visual storyteller based out of Syracuse, NY. Michael received his B.F.A. at San Francisco Art Institute, and is currently a graduate student at Syracuse University. His work focuses on issues concerning people of color and their communities.