Zinna Riley has 15+ years experience designing and producing just about all types of print collateral and presentation materials including brand & identity packages, interactive slide decks, info/process graphics, five-piece invitation suites, brochures, postcards, direct mail pieces and websites. While freelancing, for the past seven years, Zinna has completed over 100 design projects for 30+ clients (many contracting her annually to create promotional materials for recurring events as well as branding for new initiatives). Her clientele includes an array of businesses and non-profit organizations, such as Homeless Prenatal Program, Social Justice Learning Institute, Healthy Generations Project, and the Santa Monica Public Library. Prior to freelancing, she was a Senior Graphic Designer at ITVS.
Roseli Ilano has more than a decade of experience as an impact producer, community organizer, educator, and as an outreach strategist with a focus on integrating storytelling into grassroots social justice campaigns. She has developed and implemented strategy for more than 50 ground-breaking films and interactive media projects. She served as the National Community Engagement Manager at The Independent Television Service (ITVS) and as an independent impact producer has spearheaded campaigns for award-winning transmedia projects including Immigrant Nation and Generation Food.
With a significant history in community arts, Caits Meissner was an integral team member in developing programs for organizations such as Tribeca Film Institute, The Bronx Academy of Letters, Urban Arts Partnership, The Facing History School and The Lower Eastside Girls Club. She has taught, consulted and co-created extensively for over 15 years across a wide spectrum of communities with a special focus on incarcerated, women and youth populations. The author of two books of poetry, Caits holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, where she teaches writing in conjunction with the study of Narrative Medicine and social science fieldwork. She is a freelance educator, curriculum writer and diversity, equity and inclusion trainer. Learn more at www.caitsmeissner.com
Caits Meissner: Educator and Writer
Christina Lindstrom, Strategy & Impact Reporting
Zinna Riley: Graphic Designer
Silissa Uriarte Smith: IMP Campaigns Specialist
Todd Dayton: Video Production & Editing
In Association With
IMP collaborates with a dynamic network of media and communications professionals around the country, including:
IMP is proud to have received certificates of appreciation form the City and the County of Los Angeles for our work with the veterans and Latino communities
Todd Dayton is a SF Bay Area-based filmmaker whose award-winning work has aired on HBO, Showtime, PBS, MSNBC, Bravo, and many other networks. With more than a decade exploring nearly every aspect of independent production, he has produced, shot, and edited documentaries, television shows, branded content, non-profit messaging, and numerous other forms of video communication. His work has earned awards from film festivals and broadcast recognition from the CINE Masters’ Series and the Chris Awards. Todd holds a master’s degree from the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Dennis & Desiree with Bishop Gene V. Robinson in West Hollywood, CA at a screening of "How to Die in Oregon" for Compassion & Choices.
IMP founders Dennis Palmieri & Desiree Gutierrez
Roseli Ilano: IMP Campaigns Specialist
Christina is the Managing Director of Lindstrom Impact Strategies. Prior to consulting independently for filmmakers and social entrepreneurs, she worked as the Senior Director of Strategy and Impact for seven years for Participant Media. At Participant, Christina co-developed the company's initial and only comprehensive impact measuring system and organized impact and evaluation strategies for various feature-length films and original programming for pivot TV. She’s assisted non-profits with their evaluation, communication and fundraising efforts and is passionate about social change. She has a BA in International Studies from American University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
With close to 20 successful years in the non-profit, political, and public sectors, Silissa’s diverse and multifaceted career includes the areas of advocacy, fundraising, community engagement and public affairs. She has worked for organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the Feminist Majority Foundation, community based organizations, numerous progressive political campaigns, and the City of Long Beach. Silissa currently manages her business, 360 Collaborative Solutions, where she works with mission driven non-profits, trade associations, small businesses, and local governments on advocacy, community engagement and fundraising development programs and projects throughout California.
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Dennis R. Palmieri
Co-Founder & Partner
Dennis has over 20 years experience in media and communications, specializing in the intersection of media, community, and public affairs. Dennis has worked for nearly 10 years in public media, serving as Managing Director of Communications at ITVS, where he led all promotional efforts for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Dennis also created ITVS’s groundbreaking Community Cinema® program, and OVEE®, an innovative online engagement platform for public media funded by CPB. Dennis spearheaded severalhigh-profile projects to raise visibility for public media on Capitol Hill, and oversaw some of the system's most successful community engagement campaigns, including Hip-Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes, the Emmy-winning A Lion in the House FRONTLINE's Country Boys, Women and Girls Lead, among others. Dennis also served on PBS's Digital Advisory Council, and has presented to numerous media conferences and symposia. Beyond his decade in public media, Dennis led communications and public affairs efforts for Amnesty International in the western U.S. for over five years, and served as communications lead at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Common Sense Media.
Desiree G.S. Gutierrez
Co-Founder & Partner
Working across commercial and non-profit sectors, Desiree has spent the last 15 years honing her skills as an organizational communicator. As a sole-proprietor since 2007, Desiree specialized in developing impact and engagement campaigns for public media entities, which have included partnership development, public relations, marketing and fundraising strategy, event production, and audience expansion for clients such as ITVS, Kartemquin Films, Participant Media, and the Social Justice Learning Institute. Preceding her work as a consultant, Gutierrez was an in-house publicist with ITVS, public media’s largest documentary showcase. She managed the publicity efforts of the Independent Lens television series, with a weekly viewership averaging 1.2 million, and helped to earn an annual ad value equivalent of $125 million. Previously, Desiree worked at the Los Angeles public television station, KCET, coordinating media efforts for the organization, the broadcast line-up, and five original productions, including: Tavis Smiley, California Connected, and A Place of Our Own. Additionally, Desiree's experience includes extensive work with Amnesty International USA, TNT and TBS Broadcasting, American Express, The Craigslist Foundation, The Ginetta Sagan Fund, Outdoor Gear, Oxfam International, and The Pasadena Pops Orchestra.