Kathy McLain/PRESIDENT & CEO
Kathy McLain is an Emmy award-winning producer/editor and native Clevelander who logs over two decades producing television programs designed around sports, entertainment and issues of health disparities. Most notably Ms. McLain served as Director of Scoreboard Operations for the Cleveland Browns. She also co-created “HIV Today – Finding the Light Within,” a video to increase HIV testing among the Newark, NJ population. Produced in partnership with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, this video was highlighted at the 2004 World AIDS Conference in Bangkok,Thailand. Ms. McLain worked on five NIH-funded grants through her association with joint partner, PHTV, Inc. including the Urban Cancer Project. Ms. McLain recently completed a national video campaign for CISCRP, the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation, as well as served as chief editor for two documentaries for Cleveland’s PBS station on stroke and sickle cell anemia. The program on sickle cell anemia won a regional Emmy for best health/science program. Ms. McLain recently launched 216TV.org which produces a weekly movie review show called “Reel Review.” It has a global audience with over 12,000 visits per month across all 50 U.S. states and 138 countries. Ms. McLain’s video clients include: the Cleveland Clinic; UH Case Medical Center; Bellefaire JCB; Fieldstone Farms; Hattie Larlham; Partnership for a Safer Cleveland; the Onassis Foundation; and WVIZ/PBS ideastream.
Betty Halliburton/DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Betty Halliburton’s broadcast career spans close to three decades during which she has specialized in multimedia, marketing, public relations and audio/visual production. Ms. Halliburton spent a decade with WUAB-TV 43 and its sister station WOIO- CBS 19 in Cleveland working as a news reporter, producer and anchor. Halliburton received an Emmy for the five-part series “Silence the Violence” and contributed to the Emmy- winning project, “Act Against Violence” on WVIZ/PBS in Cleveland. Following her broadcast career, Ms. Halliburton served as Communications Director for the Elyria City Schools. Ms. Halliburton has been involved with several national health- related projects including “Save Our Sons: Early Diabetes Video” featuring National Urban League President/CEO Marc Morial. Ms. Halliburton also served as reporter/producer and project organizer for the NIH-funded project, the Urban Cancer Project .
Kay Colby/ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Kay Colby is a six-time Emmy award-winning producer for WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream, Cleveland’s combined PBS/NPR station. To date, she has served as lead producer for 17 television programs about various chronic diseases and conditions broadcast as part of ideastream’s award-winning multimedia health series Be Well. Ms. Colby is also the founding president of Public Health Television (PHTV, Inc.). PHTV (the for-profit arm) and Vessel Work (the not-for-profit- arm) specialize in designing, testing, and disseminating video-based interventions to address healthcare disparities affecting low-income African Americans and Hispanics.Colby wrote and served as principal investigator for five grants funded by the National Cancer Institute and performed in collaboration with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. PHTV’s work with the medically underserved led to the creation of a media advocacy project known as the Urban Cancer Project that was presented at the 2003 legislative conference of the Congressional Black Caucus as a national model to address health disparities. In her 30 years as a broadcast journalist, Ms. Colby‘s has produced numerous network shows including 60 episodes of the health magazine show “Your Health!” (Discovery Channel); several episodes of the highly acclaimed forensic show “Forensic Files” (HLN-Headline News Network); and an HBO special on heart attacks hosted by the late Walter Cronkite.