BEVERLY BAROFF
PRODUCER/WRITER/SENIOR EDITOR

Staff Producer, WGA Writer, & Video Editor at MPC since 2001. Beverly graduated with a BA Cum Laude in English Literature & Film from Mundelein College, Chicago, IL. Her work has won a Peabody Award, Cine Golden Eagle, Christopher, two CEBA Awards, and was nominated for a local Emmy. She studied screenwriting at UCLA and film making at Columbia College in Chicago.

 

MARGIE FRIEDMAN
PRODUCER

Margie is an Emmy-award winning producer having produced, written and directed hundreds of hours of non-fiction television for major broadcast and cable networks. She has served as head of development and produced her own documentary that aired on PBS, “Conducting Hope.” She is a graduate of UCLA’s Department of Film and Television where she won the Jim Morrison Film Award.

 

WALESKA SANTIAGO
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Associate Producer at Media Policy Center (MPC). Waleska graduated from the Universidade de Fortaleza in Brazil with a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in Media for Social Justice from Woodbury University in Los Angeles. Waleska is a very accomplished and award-winning photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. She started working at MPC in 2014, as an intern and is now an Associate Producer.

 

MARTY THIEL
PRODUCTION MANAGER

Production Manager at Media Policy Center (MPC), Marty graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a BA, majoring in Studio Art and Spanish. He has always been passionate about making media in all forms and has acted in plays, produced short videos, and specializes in music production. Marty has taken his experience from the finance world and brought it to the entertainment industry to further his career and develop his prowess at media production with the Media Policy Center.

 

STACY SINCLAIR
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Stacy Sinclair, EdD teaches at the Schools of Education at Pepperdine, USC and Loyola Marymount. She earned her Doctorate in educational technology and master’s in educational leadership at Pepperdine, her Bachelor of Arts in choreography, economics and children’s literature from Bennington College, and her teaching and language development specialist credentials from CSU Northridge. She received the California Senate Excellence in Teaching Award (1999), the State Superintendent’s California Excellence Award (2004) and Pepperdine’s Call to Lead Award (2001).

PETER SEGALL
WRITER/RESEARCHER 

Peter Segall is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011 with a double major in History and Literature. He spent nearly three years teaching English as a Second Language in Hanoi, Vietnam. His work has appeared in Pasadena Magazine, KNOCK-LA, and “The Urban Edge,” the blog for Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. He began working with Media Policy Center in 2018 where he is co-authoring the companion book to Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic, with Harry Wiland.