Creator/Playwright, Executive Producer
I wanted to create experiences that encourage greater tolerance and understanding by spurring self-examination and promoting compelling civil discourse. Making the audience the jury and then inviting the ‘jury’ for a post-show discussion provides a forum to begin that process.
I have an unbinding belief in the power of stories to open minds and hearts. I’m honored that more than 500 organizations have partnered with Canamac Productions to deliver these unique and powerful experiences to their audiences.
As Managing Producer, I am passionate about building meaningful partnerships with our customers to ensure the outcomes you are looking for are addressed by the experiences we produce for you.
I’ve been with Canamac Productions for 3 years. When the pandemic sent schools and offices home, I helped expand our live show model to offer our reimagined virtual and telepresence events.
I’d love to help as you explore the possibilities of bringing our programming to your organization to deliver shared context and staying power within your overall strategy for diversity, equity, & inclusion.
Associate Producer, Director of Facilitation
I have been on tour with Canamac Productions as an actor, facilitator, and touring manager for over 10 years, as well as facilitating over 250 events, including a majority of our virtual events. As Associate Producer and Director of Facilitation, I’m here to help you understand more about how each of our programs come to life for your audience and how we facilitate meaningful conversations that last.
Director of Programming
I’ve been helping Canamac Productions navigate offering all of our live and virtual programs for over a decade. I can answer any questions you have about our programming formats, scheduling options, and pricing. Whatever your organization’s programming needs may be, I’m excited to help guide you to the best solution for your audience.
Episcopal Day School
Cheryl’s passion for DEIJ work has grown as she developed her current role as Director of Community and Inclusion. She is intent on being aware of the positionality and politics of location that she brings into spaces with this background. Her passion lies in inviting others to share their stories.
She now resides in San Mateo, CA with her husband and 15-year-old twins.
Dr. Jametoria Burton
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Having held several leadership positions, she has a proven track record emphasizing leadership, instruction, data collection, research and analysis, program development, evaluation, and facilitating strategic community partnerships.
Jessica Fonseca-Nader, Esq.
St. Thomas University College of Law
Dean Fonseca-Nader has taught Legal Research and Writing, Advanced Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Art of Lawyering. She currently teaches a Senior Seminar, Moral Dilemmas.
Dean Fonseca-Nader has served on many LSAC and Pre-Law Association Committees and Panels.
Lisa D. Givan
Indiana Tech University
An engaging facilitator, Lisa’s ability to be transparent with her participants allows them to push through topics that can be of a sensitive nature toward a growth mindset. Her “theory to practice” approach allows participants to leave her sessions with an immediate plan of action. Currently working in higher education leadership, Lisa also consults with school districts, non-profit and government agencies as well as businesses to provide vision, innovation, and professional development. She is also highly engaged on local, national, and global platforms.
Springfield Technical Community College
In 2020, she was named one of the “100 Women of Color ” by June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment. This award recognizes the contributions of women of color in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government, service and the impact they have made on the lives of people throughout the State of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts communities. Vonetta was also recently named one of Business West 40 Under Forty, an award of honoring young professionals in Western Mass. — not only for their career achievements, but for their service to the community. Outside of STCC, she is a certified racial equity and DEI trainer.
Halima K. McWilliams, MS, PHR, CDP (she/her/hers)
Gena Lewis Singleton, J.D.
South Texas College of Law Houston
Gena served on the Commission for Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Texas State Bar Committee for Lawyer Assistance Programs. Gena has served in leadership positions in several national legal education organizations, including chair for the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs – Law School Assistance committee. She also served as chair for American Association of Law Schools – Student Services committee. Locally, she serves on the Foundation Board of Directors for the Menninger Clinic and Board of Directors for Krist Samaritan Counseling Center.
Gena is a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. She lives in Houston with her husband, Eric, an attorney, and daughter, Erica, a senior in high school. She also has an adult step-son who lives and works in the area.
Lynne Watts, Ed.S.
Davidson-Davie Community College
Nigel Word, M.Ed.
Northern Virginia Community College
Nigel has since taken that approach into the realm of Student Life, Leadership, and Activities. Nigel is currently the Director of Student Leadership & Engagement at Northern Virginia Community College where he also serves as an instructor. Over the course of his career he has received several awards, given keynote speeches, presented at conferences, earned his leadership coach certification, and been an avid strategic thinker in elevating the college student experience beyond the classroom. He is always seeking ways to build and broaden the impact of his work and is thrilled to serve as a member of the inaugural Canamac Productions Advisory Board to learn and share.