JOSEPH MANGO (Co-Producer)

Joseph is the arts director for the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society (HSS) and media coordinator/film editor for the UCLA DMH Public Mental Health Partnership.  UCLA HSS produced his play about depression, The One With Friends, in 2016 and 2017 and he was the Principal Investigator on the innovative research study component of the play which explored how the arts can help promote healing and de-stigmatize mental illness, specifically major depression and anxiety. Joseph is a screenwriter/playwright whose stories revolve around mental health in helping to fight the stigma.  Joseph earned his BA at the University of Southern California and his MFA in Screen/TV Writing & Playwriting at New York University.


SAMEERAH COLLINS (Production Coordinator)

Sameerah is an administrative specialist at the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society where she provides administrative and project support to Dr. Kenneth Wells and Dr. Jeanne Miranda. Sameerah also co-manages the UCLA HSS social media platforms. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Public Relations from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA.