The Co-Founder of Reconsider, Stephen Apkon, is an award-winning director, filmmaker and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. Steve is the Director and Producer of Disturbing the Peace. He is also Producer of several documentaries, including Presenting Princess Shaw, I’m Carolyn Parker, and Enlistment Days, and Executive Producer of Planetary. He is the author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux – foreword by Martin Scorsese.
Marcina Hale is Co-Founder of Reconsider. She has spent 20 years developing and presenting workshops for individual and communal change and transformation. A master therapist and dynamic facilitator, she challenges and inspires others to live their lives more consciously and to take responsibility for their own creations. She is a Producer of Disturbing the Peace and is the primary facilitator for Reconsider workshop experiences, which have been given in the U.S. and internationally.
Jewel Kinch-Thomas brings extensive experience as a nonprofit executive and producer to the Reconsider team. Her focus at Reconsider includes strategic planning, organizational and workshop development, marketing, and production. A co-Founder of G&J Productions, and currently the COO of the Jazz Leadership Project, she champions creativity. Jewel has participated in New York Foundation for the Arts Leadership Circles, Columbia University’s Arts Leadership Institute, and the Women & Power: Leadership for the 21st Century program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Greg Thomas brings his experience as a writer, editor, public speaker and producer to Reconsider. For 25+ years, Greg has written about culture, jazz, and democratic values in publications such as Salon, The Root, New York Daily News, UPTOWN, Village Voice, among others. He has lectured at Columbia, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hamilton College, the New School, and Harvard. Greg is co-founder of G&J Productions and CEO of the Jazz Leadership Project.