Meet The Team

Dr. Florence Alexander

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Founder and OIFF Board of Directors Chair

Florence received her Ph. D. from the University of Maryland and is an award-winning Director for her two films – “Harry T. Moore” and “The Groveland Four.” She was a role model to all when she became the first African American woman to serve as a Florida Elector in 1985 and she holds numerous awards for her excellence in performing government contracts for agencies including the NASA Kennedy Space Center, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Department of Defense.  She was the youngest woman to receive the Federal Women's Award, and as a result was appointed as the National Program Director for the Woman’s Action Program in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Additionally, she is the author of 22 books and a recipient of 72 awards including the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Ernst Young and Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year, Kennedy Space Center Small Business Prime Contract Award and the Panel Member Award of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Lastly, she is a Charter Member of the Senatorial Inner Circle, a VIP Alumnus of FAMU, and a Life Member of the National Urban League, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the NAACP.  

Arline Woodbury, MD

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Ambassador, Board Member, & Head Jurist

Isiah graduated from Full Sail University with a Music Business Bachelor of Science. He gained his technical skills at The New School Center for Media. To further his education, Isiah dived into the world of film by enrolling in Film Production program at Full Sail University. There, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree. 

Isiah has vast experience in music, film, and marketing.  He uses creative versatility with video, design, and research to help build effective brands and marketing strategies. He specializes in content creation, story development, and target market analyzation.

Kujaatele Kweli

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Director of Marketing

Kujaatele (KOOGE) Kweli is the Director of Marketing, Events, and Master of Ceremony. 

 

Kujaatele is widely known for his lectures, books, articles, interactive instructional materials design and workshops that trained thousands of top executives and youth in self-empowerment skills development programs including The Empower Game.

 

Mr. Kweli is more popularly known throughout the education, empowerment education and media community as (Dr. KOOGE). Dr. KOOGE is the Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO) for KweliWorks, an empowerment training program for business and community leaders and small and medium-sized corporations.

Leonard Burg

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Assistant Director of Marketing

Over the last 44 years, Len Burg has worked professionally as a Holistic Health Educator, Community Activist, and Higher Education Administrator. ​ He is the founder and president of Innerspire Therapeutics, Inc. We help individuals and organizations unmask and breakthrough hidden inner obstacles that impede progress and success towards well-being and fulfillment, within the self, relationships, at work and in society. His spiritual and holistic work has carried him from Harlem, NY – where he directed several community organizations - to Europe, Uganda East Africa, India, and South America, where he has organized and supported international initiatives. ​

Mea Allman, CPLC/HNLC-C

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Director of Press Relations

Mea is the Director of Press Relations and Special Promotions, Program Guide, PR & Marketing, and one of the host of the OIFF Film Festival

 

Mea Allman is a  the founder/Editor-In-Chief of and online publication she created, KUOMagazine.com, and her status as a community advocate—to bring awareness to the diverse cultures throughout State of Florida. Mea is  a passionate  Community Liaison, Journalist, Media Correspondent,  Web & Graphic Designer,  Radio Personality, PR & Marketing Consultant, and  Photographer/Videographer.

Mea is a Certified Professional Health & Nutrition Life Coach, nd Cultural/Health Activist who encourages others to make, meet and exceed goals in both their personal & professional lives. She has used her success as a 21-year Breast Cancer Survivor and health advocate to launch the Ribbons of Survivors 365. It informs the public of how to survive and thrive in spite of various chronic illnesses and conditions.

Katherine Maruri Love

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Assistant Director of Press Relations

Katherine Maruri Love is the Assistant Director of Press Relations and Special Promotions and  Mistress of Ceremony of OIFF.

Coach Katherine Maruri is a passionate, enlightened, inspirational empowerment educator and speaker. With a B.A. in psychology from Kean University in Union New Jersey and a master’s in Communication & Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Her areas of specialized expertise include business development, communications, leadership, and self-empowerment. She is the Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Host of Living The Life You Love TV Show. Additionally, she is Dean of KweliWorks 1) “Developing Your Self-Empowerment Skills Set”, “Triumph of the Human Spirit Against All Odds” and “Fit, Fashionable & Sexy” Clusters.

Brad Kingston

Technical Directory

Bradly Kingston has been involved in stage, television and film production for over 20 years. He started, at a young age, by staring in and managing stage shows with music and magic for Avery Smartcat Productions (ASP) that were performed in many schools throughout the United States. Brad enrolled into Orlando Tech College, a technical education TV Production program.

Mr. Kingston then became a Certified Instructor and is currently teaching Television Production at Orlando Technical College in Central Florida.

Boards of Directors

Florence Alexander, Ph. D. – President and Board of Directors Chair

Philanthropist, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Author 

Malvin Williams-Tyson, SGM (R)—Member 

Interim Director, UCF Soldiers tp  Scholar

Arline Woodbury, MD –Member

Medical Advisor, Business Owner, Investor

Sadie Few, Ph. D.—Vice President

Educator, Child Specialist

Brenda Thompson, Ed. D. – Secretary

UCF Administrator, Educator 

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May 24 - 28,  2021

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