Women in Film & Television Officers
Deborah Gordon – President
Born and raised in Namibia, Deborah spent her formative years in the traditions of a working Southern African family. Upon graduation from compulsory education, Deborah pursued an opportunity in Dentistry, a career choice that served well in her young adulthood in Namibia, a five-year stay in New Zealand and transition to living in the United States. In and around her life in Dentistry, interests, and study in the artistry and application of makeup became passionate pastimes. Upon arrival in the United States, through relations enlivened in Business Network International, Deborah embraced the transition from Dentistry to life in the Industry of Film and Television. Her commitment to the arts, crafts, and business have found Deborah on all sides of the Camera and Microphone. Ever an advocate for community growth and opportunity, Deborah has focused a great deal of energy into developing programming, producing community endeavors and pursuing personal projects amidst the everyday employ of a make-up artist and editor in Nashville.
Rebecca Lines – Vice President
Stacy Merida – Treasurer
Stacy Merida had previously served on various entertainment industry boards including ten years on the Gospel Music Association Board of Directors with six of those years as Board Secretary. Stacy currently serves on the GMA Foundation Board and several committees within other organizations involving the television and music communities. Stacy brings over twenty-two years of experience in marketing, production, and administration to the WIFT Nashville organization.