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Brook Dougherty began her career in New York as a copywriter for Ogilvy & Mather Advertising. She moved to Los Angeles where she became Vice President of Creative Affairs and International Sales for UAA Films. She was then recruited to head up the film department of Pierre Cossette Productions. As a mom, Dougherty engaged in years of volunteer work which formed the basis for the launch of her company, Handmade Marketing. The company specializes in marketing for not-for-profit organizations and has worked in the areas of domestic violence, developmental disabilities, Veterans affairs, pediatric hospice and palliative care. Dougherty founded Young Angels in response to the need she saw in L.A. youth to participate in meaningful community service. Young Angels has served local L.A. non-profits for four years, and is now focused on national development. She is married to F. Jay Dougherty, a professor of entertainment law and intellectual property at Loyola Law School.

Debbie Koerner created some of Los Angeles’ most extraordinary events during her 14 years with Southern California’s prestigious catering company, Rococo. Clients included the Annual Emmy Awards, American Music Awards, LACMA, MOCA, Phantom of the Opera premiere, the LA Marathon and many more. She moved to Phenomenex, Inc. where she was Director of Purchasing. Koerner joined Handmade Marketing as a partner at the inception of Young Angels and has been an events and production guru ever since. Her expertise in budget, research, financial management, night-of management and security has provided a unique learning experience for the Young Angels as they move through the production process. Koerner is also now focused on national development. She is married to Philip Koerner, Ph.D., Senior Technical Director, Phenomenex, Inc.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Teresa Bond
President/CEO, Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center
Steve Cron, Esq.
Criminal Defense Lawyer, Cron, Israels & Stark, CA

Jennifer Dersh
R.N. Alpha Moms Advisory

Jay Dougherty, Esq
Loyola Law School Professor of Entertainment Law Los Angeles, CA

Leslee Feldman
Head of Casting, Dreamworks Universal City, CA
Jim Gibson
Internet Marketing Consultant, Reach Local, CA

Shaun Gordon
Founder & President, Ascend Global Investments LLC, NY

Jonathan Haft, Esq.
SVP, Business & Legal Affairs Hollywood Records &  Lyric Street Records, The Disney Group, CA

Casey Phillips
Senior Buyer & Business Development, The Force Agency, CA

Rick Ramirez
Owner RNS Audio – Tech Director Eagle Rock, CA

Ralph Pipes
Founder/CEO Special Event Management Security and Child Safety West Hills, CA

Jeffrey Schneider, Esq.
Executive VP of Business Affairs for NBCUniversal's Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media Division
Doug Strasnick, Esq.
Business Affairs Executive, United Talent Agency, CA
Claudia Vallon
Photography Pacific Palisades, CA

Brook Dougherty/Debbie Koerner
Handmade Marketing, Inc., Los Angeles, CA


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