Serviam Media, Inc. is a nonprofit company dedicated to funding and producing noncommercial, educational media projects for national broadcast, educational, and online distribution, and the development of innovative Community Outreach initiatives.
Staff & Leadership
Sharon K. Baker - Founder and Director
Daniel Collins - Outreach Director
Elizabeth Lockman - Program Director
Julie Pfeifenroth - Technology Director
Board of Directors
Sharon Kelly Baker
With the founding of Serviam Media, Inc. Sharon Baker formalizes a life long interest in serving community through the media arts. For thirty years, Ms. Baker has created award-winning documentary films and public affairs programs focusing on a range of critical social issues that include domestic violence, homelessness, literacy, substance abuse, race relations, conflict resolution and civic engagement. Her work has netted her prestigious industry awards, among them the national Gabriel Award and the Christi Award for service to community through the arts. Sharon has traveled throughout the US and around the world, recording the words and images of people from all walks of life. She has worked in Western Africa with President Jimmy Carter to document the eradication of Guinea Worm disease, and in China to document village elections. "I have never met a person with whom I could not converse and discover common ground, regardless of language." Ms. Baker says, "Problem solving begins with conversation." As Director of Serviam Media, Inc., Sharon and company now create new media initiatives that utilize film, websites and companion curricula to bring essential and timely subjects to the national community. "With the right strategies, the media can be used to reach and engage new and under-served audiences-particularly young people--and to foster grassroots participation in activity that promotes positive social change." Her personal volunteer activities include board memberships with organizations promoting AIDS awareness and children's' mental health.
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Daniel R. Collins
Dan is a published poet, performing musician, and accomplished professional writer; a master of the skills of communication. A graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, Dan has a BA in Creative Writing (an "Independent Studies" major that incorporates sociology and documentary photography), and his professional experience includes journalism, photography, graphic design, publicity writing, grant writing, screenwriting and script editing. A life-long believer in the arts as an agent of social change, Dan was transformed by his viewing of the documentary film series "Eyes on the Prize" as a youth in rural Maine, and has since pursued the study of social justice, multicultural education, grassroots political movements, and cultural phenomena while maintaining the constant practice of personal and professional writing. Dan is a researcher, script writer, editor and publicity writer for TELEDUCTION, Inc., and handles outreach communications, online content, and grant-writing for Serviam Media.
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Elizabeth is pleased to put her various professional and personal experiences to work, playing an instrumental role in bringing outreach projects such as With All Deliberate Speed: The Legacy of Brown v. Board and the Hearts & Minds Film programs to fruition. Fueled by a personal interest in multiculturalism, tolerance, social justice and non-profit service, with a commitment to these ideals inspired by her daughter, Sophie, Elizabeth looks forward to getting more involved in the community through the fulfillment of Serviam's goals of achieving broader historical understanding and social awareness, fostering dialogue between society's many disparate groups. She hopes that accomplishing this essential work locally will ripple outward to the world at large. Elizabeth graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, with a concentration in film and linguistics. Her years in New York brought her a wide range of professional experience, including working with Nickelodeon Studios, Lions Gate Pictures, and Simon & Goodman Picture Company.
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Julie has traveled internationally as a sound engineer and videographer, and is an Emmy- and Gabriel Award-winning editor. A graduate of the University of Delaware, she has been the Senior Editor for all major Serviam Media broadcast projects. Julie is an expert at her medium, a master of the technical and aesthetic skills that are essential to stay at the cutting edge of the ever-evolving standards of today's film industry.
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Board of Directors
Tom Davis (Board President) - Retired Minister, Hanover Presbyterian; President, Interfaith Tech Associates, TeleDavis
Frank Vanderslice (Vice President) - Media Instructor; Kennett High School.
John Baker (Treasurer) - EVP for Policy and Programs, Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies (DANA)
Sharon K Baker (ex-officio) - Executive Director, Serviam Media, Founder & President, Teleduction, Inc.
Daniel Collins - Writer/Producer/Editor, Dan Collins Media, LLC.
Elizabeth Lockman - Christina Cultural Arts Center
Julie Pfeifenroth (ex-officio) - Senior Editor, Teleduction, Inc.
Wendell Raulston - Volunteer, Hearts and Minds Film; Freelance Director of Photography, Broadcast Television
Alicia Dominguez. - Recent graduate, Community Activist, LACC
John H. Taylor, Jr., Esq. - DE Nonprofit
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John Baker - Managing Director, Delaware Association of Nonprofits (DANA)
Ned Baker - Marketing Professional
Ralph Begleiter - Dist. Journalist in Residence & Rosenberg Prof. of Comm., UD
Theodore Blunt - Former President, Wilmington, Delaware City Council
Patrick Carroll - Executive Director, Delaware Humane Association
Sherry Dorsey - President/CEO, Sisters With A Purpose (SWAP) Productions
Steve Gonzer - Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Committee
Thomas H. Kelly, Ph.D. (Board President Emeritus) - Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) & Director of the Office of Sustainability (OS) University of New Hampshire
Regina Kerr Alonzo - Executive Director Emeritus, Board Chair, Public Allies Delaware
Leland P. Kimball, III - Executive Director, OperaDelaware
Joshua Martin - Potter, Anderson & Corroon
George Meldrum - Senior Policy Analyst, Nemours Foundation
Dr. Donald A. Parks - Director Emeritus, Schwartz Arts Center
Fred Sears - President, Delaware Community Foundation
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