Our Team

Rachel Caplan

Rachel Caplan
Founder & CEO

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Rachel Caplan is passionate about film as the spark for environmental ideas & action. In 2011, she launched the San Francisco Green Film Festival – now the USA West Coast's leading organization for films & discussions about people and the planet.

Rachel has been working in film exhibition for 20+ years, including the Edinburgh, London and San Francisco International Film Festivals and as a publicist handling international theatrical campaigns for Paramount, Universal, and DreamWorks. From 2007-09, she was Festival Director for the International Ocean Film Festival, the first and largest showcase for ocean-related films in North America. The vision for the Green Film Fest grew out of this work: to fill the need to bring communities together to share urgent environmental stories in the city that's at the forefront of both independent film and the global green movement.

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Rachel has a M.A. in Cinema & Television Studies from the British Film Institute (BFI) and has been a member of BAFTA since 2000. When not in the cinema, she is likely to be found in one of the city's many excellent parks.

 

Emily Boleware

Emily Boleware

Communications Manager

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Jocelyn Jarman

Jocelyn Jarman

Operations Manager

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kevin Krueger

Kevin Krueger
Chairman

Chief Human Resources Officer
Jewish Senior Living Group

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Heather Louie

Heather Louie
Secretary

Project Manager
Global Sustainability Team, GAP Inc.

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Jason Kaminsky

Jason Kaminsky
Treasurer

Chief Operating Officer
kWh Analytics

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Mark Decena

Mark Decena

Founder/Director
Kontent Films

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Maribel Guevara

Maribel Guevara

Directora
ECOador International Film Festival

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Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson

Administrative Business Partner
Google

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Ambika Jain

Ambika Jain

Freelance Film/Video Producer

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Jeff Schindler

Jeff Schindler

Director of Advancement
HealthRIGHT 360

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Randy Wittorp

Randy Wittorp

Director of Public Affairs
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco

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A huge thank you to the many hundreds of passionate and dedicated volunteers who, since the first festival in 2011, have taken tickets, ushered audiences, set-up events (and cleaned up afterwards), and created a warm welcome for all our guests. We couldn’t do it without you! Find out how to get involved as a Volunteer.