Changing the World One Story at a Time

Co-Founders

Eva Tenuto

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WORKSHOP LEADER
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Julie Novak

Workshop Leader
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TMI Project team

Perla Ayora

Workshop Leader
Pronouns: She/Her

David Cagan

External CFO
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Dacia Clay

Podcast Producer (Season 3)
Pronouns: She/They

Hayley Downs

Workshop Leader, Podcast Producer (Seasons 1 & 2)
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Riley Gibbons

Administrative Assistant

Raine Grayson

Organizational Administrator, Workshop Leader
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Vera Gutmann

Fundraising & Development Advisor
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Shantae Howell

Publicist
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Rae Lipkind

Workshop Leader / Virtual Event Manager
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Dara Lurie

Partnership Outreach Coordinator, Black Stories Matter Co-Director, Workshop Leader
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Stevie Manns

Podcast Producer (Seasons 4 & 5)
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Jessieca McNabb

Program Host
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Micah

Black Stories Matter Co-Director, Workshop Leader
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Blake Pfeil

Operations & Programs Manager, Workshop Leader
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Laura Marie Ruocco

Marketing & Digital Coordinator
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Saniya Stewart

Digital Marketing & Social Media Intern
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Advisory board

Celeste Lecesne

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE TREVOR PROJECT
Pronouns: He/They

Mary Stuart Masterson

Tony-Nominated Actress, Producer, and Co-founder of Stockade Works/Upriver Studios
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Tony Porter

CEO, A Call to Men
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V (Formerly Eve Ensler)

Tony Award-winning Playwright, Activist, Author, and Co-founder of V-Day/One Billion Rising
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Gwen Wright

Former Executive Director of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
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Our Board

Erica Brown

President

“I joined the TMI Project board because I believe that when someone tells a deeply personal story and someone listening connects with that challenge/issue/obstacle, they too feel seen and heard, just by listening.”

Kyra Greweling

Treasurer

“I joined TMI Project’s Board of Directors after being part of the original workshops and performances, and from the onset you could feel the power and impact of the process they were creating. There is a profound release and forward movement that comes from bravely opening up and sharing a story or secret, both on a personal level and as an audience member. Shining light on issues, garnering compassion, and letting others know that they are not alone are the pillars of TMI Project and being a part of the Board of Directors allows me to feel that I too am changing the world one story at a time.”

Maureen Bowers

Secretary

“The first time I attended a TMI Project performance, I was hooked. I was a member of the audience who watched, listened, and left feeling the joy, the pain, and the courage of the brave people on stage. They shared their vulnerabilities so that I could somehow feel stronger. I wanted more and knew I wanted to be some part of the process that ensures TMI Project thrives, grows, and touches as many storytellers and audience members as possible. Joni Mitchell once said: “Love is touching souls, surely you touched mine.” That is TMI Project.”

Darnell L. Pierce

Director

“There are millions of stories that need to be told and heard. I decided to join the board at TMI Project because I believe storytelling has always been the most compelling way to learn and unlearn ways of being and thinking.”

Mike Raimondi

Director

“I joined the Board of Directors at TMI Project because I was inspired by the radical truth-telling I witnessed at my first TMI Project event. I reached out to learn how I could help move the organization’s mission forward. I saw an immediate and urgent need for these stories to be heard and am honored to be able to help make this important work possible.”

Board Members Emeritus

Ryan Amador

Amy Day

Ashley Knox

Tameka Ramsey

Tameka Ramsey

Rennie Scott-Childress

Vincenza Dante

Sean Crozier

Crystal Schachter

Clare Dimaiolo

Lily Glasser

Dariel Vasquez

Jeff Roda

Megan Olivera

Yuval Dinoor

Board Members Emeritus

Amy Day

Dariel Vasquez

Ashley Knox

Tameka Ramsey

Tameka Ramsey

Rennie Scott-Childress

Megan Olivera

Lily Glasser

Vincenza Dante

Jeff Roda

Sean Crozier

Crystal Schachter

Clare Dimaiolo

Yuval Dinoor

Testimonials

“Listening to veterans’ stories is literally a way to consciously share the burden of war with the warriors. I know because through TMI Project, the people in my community listened, and shared the burden of Vietnam with me.”  
– Ray Cocks
Participant
“The retreat had such an impact – in terms of identifying their passions and purpose;  understanding that effective leaders must ‘challenge the process’ and ‘model the way;’  that they build such trusting relationships and a judgment free environment in such a short period of time; and most importantly, that to truly unleash their leadership potential, they need to tell their stories, let go of the demons holding them back and prepare to re-write their future.”
– Maureen Peters Gittelman
Deputy Director, Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center
“I don’t want the mental illness to rule my life anymore; I want to be free: Free from that which has controlled me. I truly believe that I would have sought help sooner had I heard someone relate a story similar to mine. So I read my story at the performance, and I will continue to read it if people ask me.”  
– Anastasia Wasko
Participant
“Both Eva and Sari have done a wonderful job of modifying each workshop to meet the diverse needs of the students as they create a new venue for participants to explore themselves as learners, capture and record their voice in a safe manner, and work on public speaking and performance. I look forward to growing the partnership with TMI Project and our shared effort in serving the students of Ulster County and beyond.”
– Jonah M. Schenker
Principal, Ulster BOCES Alternative High School
“TMI Project has created an innovative methodology – one that creates community, deepens intimacy and is so needed in our culture at this time. My personal experience has been life changing and emotionally transforming. I have moved to Los Angeles but until there are TMI Project workshops out west, I plan to travel back east once a year specifically to work with them.”
– Gaige Clark
Founder/Creative Director, Spruce
“By not merely acknowledging my deepest insecurities, but also publicly sharing them at the United Nations, of all the places in the world, I began to accept them. I became more open with my mentors and friends and ended up creating an amazing circle of support based on genuine human connection.”
– Momal Mushtaq
Participant