Seasoned media professional with exemplary
leadership and communications skills.
Thirty-five years of experience
in project and program development, production, management,
marketing and fundraising for broadcast and educational media.
Worked at Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); WNET/Thirteen,
New York; WETA/26, Washington DC; and WGBH-TV, Boston.
Skilled producer, director of
Spanish and English productions with an emphasis on Latino/Hispanic
Cross-cultural communicator and
facilitator on diversity issues, production, proposal development
Accomplished manager in administration,
supervision of personnel, and budget and project oversight
Consultant for CPB, PBS, NPR,
Young & Rubicam, The Monitor Channel. and for Ministers of Communications in
Colombia, S.A, and Venezuela, S.A.
Formed Ortiz/Simon Productions,
Inc. - Producers of multi-cultural film and video projects for
public broadcasting, non-profit and commercial clients.
Senior Producer for VPG Integrated Media, Inc.-
Producer of numerous educational multi-media projects; Spanish as a
foreign language, and English as a second language videos and
Premiered "Mi Puerto Rico" - PBS l996 - the
definitive documentary on Puerto Rico/US relations
Honored with the distinguished
Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences, in recognition of her 35 years in public television.
Inducted into the Academy of Women Achievers of
the YWCA Boston, in 1999 and honored by Big Sister of Boston in 2001
A graduate of the National
Hispana Leadership Institute, Class of 2000 and Harvard Business
Management for Public Broadcasters seminar, in 1980.
Served on various national and community
- Trustee of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Governor and President of the New England Chapter of NATA
- The Film Fund
- Chair of ASPIRA National Association Board
- The Children's Museum Multi-Cultural Advisory Board
- The Wang Center
- Boston Center for the Arts, Board of Advisors
A MacDowell Artists Colony
Fellow, August, l997.
Skilled in English and Spanish with an
emphasis on Latino/Hispanic projects.