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Year-Round Staff


Sandra L. Gibson – Executive Director

Sandra L. Gibson oversees all MdFF activities including the Maryland Film Festival and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway.

Sandra is the former President and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and founding board member and Chief Operating Officer of Americans for the Arts. She has worked as a consultant since 2011 with clients including the Smithsonian Institution and Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, and the foundation planning a National China Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum.

Gibson’s experience in arts and cultural programming began with her tenure at the American Film Institute (AFI), where she held a number of positions including three years as Director of Independent Filmmaker Program and Distribution Programs and more than five years as Director of West Coast Campus Operations and Personnel.

Christy LeMaster – Artistic Director

Evan Rogers – Director of Parkway Operations

Evan Rogers was most recently Director of Operations for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and provides extensive experience with live events, operations, and staff management. He has also held posts at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

Gregory Golinski – Parkway Theater Manager

Gregory studied Film Production and Cinematography at SVA in New York before returning to Baltimore more than a decade ago. He was a Manager at Video Americain, as well as at both The Senator and Charles Theaters before joining the MdFF team with the opening of the Parkway.

Ali McShane – Events Manager

Ginevra Shay – Grant Writer

Chris Wertz – Marketing & Membership Associate

Chris Wertz joined MdFF in 2018 as a recent graduate of the University of Baltimore, where they received a bachelors degree in public history. They have previously worked with several local and national organizations with large-scale events and programming, including the National Women’s Studies Association, managing communication and administrative needs.