BOARD OF ADVISORS

  • Fatima Shahzad
    Fatima Shahzad Researcher / Public Health Professional

    Fatima Shahzad is a public health researcher and business professional based in Boston. In addition to completing her MPH/MBA program at Hopkins, she’s worked with 3 different health startups in SF and Boston. Her clinical research trial experience is extensive and includes a number of randomized control trials focused on alternative therapies and health interventions. Living with type 1 diabetes since she was 13 years old, she became passionate about health communications and storytelling.

  • Marcy Garriott
    Marcy Garriott Filmmaker

    Marcy Garriott is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. An electrical engineer and still photographer coming out of college, she was a telecommunications executive for 15 years before turning to filmmaking and social activism. Her director/producer credits include the award-winning documentary films SPLIT DECISION (PBS and First Run Features) and Inside the Circle (MTV and Cinema Libre Studios). Marcy produced The Lease of These, as well as the award-winning documentary An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story about a Texas man wrongfully imprisoned for 25 years for the murder of his wife (CNN and First Run Features.) Most recently she served as an Executive Producer on Peace Officer which won the Documentary Grand Jury and Audience Awards at SXSW 2015. Marcy is a former board member and President of the Austin Film Society.

  • John Hoffman
    John Hoffman EVP, DOCUMENTARIES & SPECIALS, DISCOVERY

    John Hoffman is Discovery Channel’s Executive Vice President of Documentaries and Specials where he oversees all development activities in the alternative and specials area. Before joining Discovery, Hoffman served as CEO of The Public Good Projects, a non-profit production company he founded in 2013 focusing on health issues. His company’s first film, Sleepless In America explored the sleep loss epidemic in the U.S., airing on National Geographic Channel in 2014, with Hoffman serving both as director and executive producer. Earlier, Hoffman was a part of HBO Documentary Films for 17 years where, in addition to his executive role as vice president, he most recently executive produced and directed The Weight Of The Nation, a four-part documentary series about families struggling with obesity.  Other notable HBO documentaries on which Hoffman served as a producer include The Alzheimer’s Project; Addiction; All Aboard! Rosie’s Family Cruise; Last Letters Home: Voices Of American Troops From The Battlefields of Iraq; A Rape In A Small Town: The Florence Holway Story; My Architect; In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01; Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy Of Cotton; the Sundance and Berlin Film Festival Award-winning filmParagraph 175; A Little Curious; Emmy-winning Children In War; Cancer: Evolution To Revolution; and the Emmy and Academy Award-winning film One Day In September, among others. Hoffman’s work has received numerous awards, including five Prime Time Emmy awards, a Peabody, two duPont-Columbia awards, among others.

  • ZOE HEINEMAN
    ZOE HEINEMAN Marketing Consultant

    Zoe advises diabetes-related corporations on product development and commercial strategy. Previously she was a C-Level Executive of 2 publicly-traded companies in insulin delivery devices and blood glucose monitoring. Recently, Zoe started HA!, a foundation for Hypoglycemia awareness. She recieved her Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University, and her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University. She has lived with type 1 diabetes for 25 years.

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