Marina Drummer, Grants Advisor
Marina has worked with the foundation since its inception in 1985. She runs her own non-profit, Community Futures Collective, that serves as a fiscal sponsor for grassroots organizations as well as providing infrastructure development. In addition, Marina serves as Administrator of the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival.

    Lyda Kuth, Executive Director
Lyda is a founding board member and current Executive Director of the LEF Foundation. She has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the prestigious Commonwealth Award and honored by Women in Film and Video New England with the Image Award for Vision & Excellence in the media arts.  In 2005, she joined the Creative Capital board and currently serves as its Chair.  In addition to her philanthropic work, she is also an independent filmmaker.  In 2011, she had her debut as director/producer with her film, Love and Other Anxieties; and served as  executive producer for Secundaria, with director Mary Jane Doherty, which premiered in 2013.

Sara Archambault, Program Director
Sara joined the LEF Foundation team in 2008 and brings with her an extensive professional history in production, programming, and foundation work. She was the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Managing Director/Producer for Ebb Pod Productions on the Emmy-nominated documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North, and worked as a producer with Christopher Lydon on his online radio show Open Source. Sara is a programmer and co-founder of the award-winning documentary film series at the BrattleTheatre, The DocYard. She is also currently producing the documentary film Street Fighting Man.


  Genevieve Carmel, Program Assistant
Gen began working with LEF in 2013. Originally from Cambridge, Gen studied social anthropology, Chinese, and film at Harvard. She lived in Beijing from 2010 to 2013, where she worked on several independent film initiatives including DOChina, Indie Workshop, and NORDOX. She also helped to screen a number of American independent films in China, including Sweetgrass, The Axe in the Attic, and Pilgrim Song. Back in Boston, Gen continues to make non-fiction and to work on transnational media projects.

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