CPU Board Members

Erin Pizzey

Honorary Lifetime President Emeritus

ERIN PIZZEY is a domestic abuse advocate and novelist who founded the world’s first, and the world’s largest domestic violence shelter Refuge in 1971. Erin was the subject of bomb threats and boycotts because her experience and research into the issue led her to conclude that most domestic violence is reciprocal, and that women are equally as capable of violence as men.

 

Greg Ellis

Founder & Lifetime President

Greg Ellis, founder of Monkey Toes Studio, is a published author, tv director, Annie Award nominated voice artist and Emmy Award® nominated actor. He has appeared in Oscar winning movies, directed Hollywood super-stars, produced and written television shows and commercials, performed leading roles on Broadway, voiced iconic cartoon characters and over 120 video games.

April Chandler

Chairwoman

APRIL CHANDLER, founder of Mephobia and co-founder of Buzz, is a director, producer, author and advanced UAS Pilot. She founded The April Chandler Foundation to support charities that are doing amazing work within the realm of human trafficking, slavery and to improve the conditions on the ground of the most vulnerable people globally, but also to impact the care systems around the world.

Dawn Clement

Executive Director

Dawn Clement is a Pennsylvania Family Law Mediator & Attorney, Conflict Resolution Specialist, and Adjunct Professor at West Chester University.  She has been practicing for almost 18 years and is focused on keeping your family out of court.

Brian Ludmer

Legal Officer

BRIAN LUDMER is a Canadian attorney whose practice focuses on cases involving high conflict custody battles, denial of parenting time and parental alienation, as well as high net worth financial disputes.  He is also a business and securities law attorney with over 32 years of experience.

Jay Cohen

Vice-President

Partner at The Gersh Agency specializing in finance, packaging and distribution of content. Former Wall Street executive and start up investor. Formerly partnered with Dustin Hoffman, created company with Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Oliver Hudson. Packaged, sold and produced over 150 films.

Ajit Ninan

Treasurer

Ajit Ninan is a technologist and prolific inventor in silicon valley, his career spans multiple startups and large companies. In his role as VP of Technology at Dolby Labs, he helped pioneer Dolby Vision and is considered the inventor of the modern quantum dot TV.  His accomplishments have been recognized with an Emmy, the AIS Lumiere award, and 300+ patents.

Amanda Patterson

Secretary

Amanda is Chief Executive Officer of Rocket Fuel Labs. Previously she was head of marketing for Mindbody during the company’s most pivotal growth stage, from $20M to $200M, including its initial public offering. While at Mindbody’s helm, Amanda built a demand generation pipeline that increased leads by 300% in less than a year, fueling the company’s exponential growth. She also launched the consumer app and brand, and created the BOLD Conference, which attracted Michelle Obama and Magic Johnson as speakers.

Tom Harrison

Board Member

TOM HARRISON is vice-president of talent for LA/NY based Vanguard Management Group with 25 years as an Industry Veteran representing such talent as Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds, Sofia Vergara and Josh Holloway to mention a few, Tom has shepherded multiple films into productions as well as representing a multiple academy award winning special effects and production studio along with a select group of writers and directors.