Board and Team
CEO and President
Ernest is an international business executive specializing in finance, risk, and compliance. He has held senior positions in Finance, Treasury, Risk and Compliance with both global institutions (private-sector) and multilateral organizations (international public sector). Clients he has worked for include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Asian Development Bank, Nomura Securities, State Street and SVB Financial Group covering global businesses. The worldwide reach of his work have allowed him to live and work globally in three continents (Asia, Europe and North America).
Ernest has a master’s degree from NYU, an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and an MA in International Economics with an Applied Professional Certificate for Applied Economic Analysis from NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Besides being a member of the CFA Institute and the World Leadership Alliance, Ernest has been consistently included in Who’s Who list in World, Finance and in America for over 10 years. He is an avid sailing and is a member of US Sailing Association and the Royal Yacht Association (U.K.)
Founder, Chairman of the Board & Head of Acquisitions
Suzanne founded Green Planet Films in 2003 as a nonprofit distributor of nature and environmental films. Besides being the Founder, she is also the Chairman of the Board. She and GPF advocates that environmental education, especially through video imagery, plays an important role in building awareness of the pressing environmental challenges of today, but also of the solutions.
Suzanne’s work background consists of corporate communications, where she specialized in presentation design for technology companies and management consulting firms. Besides corporate work, she also designed magazines and promoted music, skillsets which directly correlate to film promotion. Her educational background includes a BA from UCONN in writing and broadcast communications.
When travelling to film festivals, she frequently appears on panels discussing new video platforms, technology and processes of film distribution. Example appearances: Film Com, International Wildlife Film Festival (Missoula MT), Wildscreen (Bristol England), Wild and Scenic Film Festival (Nevada City CA), Sunny Side of the Doc (La Rochelle France). In 2008 she won the Gaea Award for the Environment from the Women’s International Film and Television Showcase, (Hollywood, CA)
Suzanne was also the Associate Producer Season 6 of a broadcast series called Natural Heroes.
Treasurer, Cinema Production MFA
Board Secretary, Marketing Associate, Video Editor MFA
Sharon DuncalfSharon completed an M.F.A. degree in Film Editing from the Motion Pictures and Television School at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She a passion for film, education, and the environment. She is originally from Connecticut although has spent the past several years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before joining Green Planet Films, Sharon interned at Skywalker Sound. She is GPF’s Board Secretary, and also marketing associate where she communicates directly with educational institutions and special interest organizations about our film library.
Director of Marketing and Development
Christopher Donohue is a seasoned organizational development and communications professional, an accomplished researcher, writer, and project manager with broad experience in delivering solutions to achieve desired results toward business objectives and organizational goals. As a consultant to a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations, he has led the creation of integrated communications strategies, training and staff development programs, fundraising campaigns, and managed budgets both large and small. Mr. Donohue is an excellent ambassador and public presenter and possesses the interpersonal skills required to influence positive outcomes and manage conflicting priorities.
Mr. Donohue worked across an international enterprise at Fidelity Investments in numerous roles, which included leading internal corporate communications programs, managing the design and implementation of change management solutions, creating and delivering employee training programs, and providing communication leadership to numerous corporate functions, including human resources, corporate affairs, information technology and multiple individuals and departments.
In the mid 1990s while working at Boston University, Mr. Donohue transformed a traditional reactive academic public relations office into an agency-style model of pro-active outreach to media nationwide. Mentoring a small team of professionals, his team developed and implemented the university’s first comprehensive public relations program to promote Boston University locally, nationally, and internationally in support of the multiple goals of student and faculty recruitment and retention, development, grants, and fundraising.
GPF History and Culture Founding Member and Senior Advisor
Dave Reinhardt Ragouzeos
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave draws insight and inspiration from those closest to him. He traveled to different countries and intimately experienced the people and the landscapes along the way, allowing him a global perspective on humanity and culture.