Judging Panel

Aneka Hylton-Donelson, Executive Producer/Director National Geographic Kids

Mrs. Hylton-Donelson is an energetic, creative storyteller who loves producing educational and impactful content for kids and families. She has won several awards for Kidscreen, Parent’s Choice, and an Emmy-nomination as the Executive Producer and Director of the award-winning series, the Nat Geo Kids Block and the original digital series, What Sam Sees. Aneka continues to produce and write content for National Geographic Channels and its Disney partners.

judgeAnnette Porter, Film Instructor Johns Hopkins University

Ms. Porter is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of Nylon Films, a documentary film production company. Her work has been featured by broadcasters including the BBC, Discovery and NBC, and in publications including Washington Post, and in The Guardian, Vogue Italy and The Independent. In addition to producing independent films, Ms. Porter now serves as the Director for the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund at Johns Hopkins and as an instructor for Baltimore Youth Film Arts and Johns Hopkins University.

judgeCara Garcia-Bou, Learning and Communications Officer at T. Rowe Price Foundation

Mrs. Garcia-Bou is the learning and communications officer at the T. Rowe Price Foundation in Baltimore, MD, where she leads the team’s evaluation and communication efforts. Previously she served as communications associate at JPMorgan Chase where she managed firm-wide corporate communications and employee engagement programs. Previously Cara served as The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s advertising and marketing coordinator and promoted engagement with the institution’s exhibitions and educational programs. Cara earned her B.A. from Bates College. As a perpetual art history and design student, you’ll likely find Cara at a museum, drawing, painting or volunteering with public art projects.
Cheryl Riviere, Director of Workforce Development of the Living Classrooms Foundation

Ms. Riviere has worked in youth development for over 22 years in Baltimore and Washington, DC. Before Living Classrooms, Cheryl ran a center for opportunity youth in South Baltimore. She also worked with adjudicated youth as the head of the Fresh Start program.

Dominick Davis, Co-Founder of Different Regard

Since age 7, fashion designer Dominick Davis has always excelled in the arts. Fashion allows him to be himself and the design has been his motivation in life.

judge Jayson T. Williams is the President & CEO of MD Strategic Consulting.

Mr. Williams founded MD Strategic Consulting in 2015 in support of businesses, non-profits and government entities in business & community relations, corporate & non-profit partnership, strategic planning, and marketing & graphic design.

Katherine Oliver, Principal at Bloomberg Associates

Ms. Oliver is a media and entertainment executive based in New York City. She currently is a Principal at Bloomberg Associates, an international philanthropic consulting firm founded by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Ms. Oliver oversees Bloomberg Philanthropies’ film, TV and digital projects and served as an Executive Producer on From the Ashes, and Paris to Pittsburgh, two documentary films tackling climate change and action.

Katrina Brooks, Community Relations Director at JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health

Ms. Brooks lives her vision and belief that every child in Baltimore City should have a caring adult in their lives. She is a Baltimore native with more than twenty years of service to children and families of Baltimore City. As a former community school coordinator and member of several citywide initiatives, Katrina brings a wealth of grassroots knowledge, personal and professional passion, and insight into her position as Community Relations Director /Youth Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Adolescent Health.

Keith Grossman, President at TIME Magazine
Mr. Grossman is an accomplished C-Suite executive with a proven track record in digital and all traditional platforms, in leading large and complex teams through turnarounds, innovative development and product launches. A frequent speaker, writer and contributor across high-profile industry, educational and philanthropic events.
Marque Knox, Youth Leader and Entrepreneur

Mr. Knox is a youth leader and entrepreneur at Heartsmiles. He also sits on the youth advisory board at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He currently attends Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore, MD. He has future aspirations to become a singer. For now, he hopes to inspire the youth around the world teaching and modeling for them the traits and skills to be a youth leader and a young entrepreneur.