CO-FOUNDER, BOARD MEMBER
Dennis Passaggio is the founder and president of Oracle Film and Video which produces films, videos, commercials and television programming. Mr. Passaggio has 35 years experience with the business and has worked closely with entertainment business professionals throughout his career. His series of films called “Focus On Feelings”, which dealt with coping with loss, gained international attention and was distributed to VA’s and other veterans organizations throughout the country.
PRODUCER, BOARD MEMBER
Ted Abenheim co-founded Oracle Film and Video with Dennis Passaggio, producing documentaries for the education and healthcare markets. Ted also worked as a Production Coordinator on independent features including two films that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. Ted has also had extensive experience producing charity events and concert shows for nonprofit organizations including AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alliance for Housing and Healing, AIDS Project Los Angeles, American Film Institute, Hollywood Supports, Desert AIDS Project and The Actors Fund.
BELINDA DE LA LIBERTAD
Belinda de la Libertad has managed digital systems for more than 2 decades. Her roles have included software developer, network consultant, technology coordinator, database manager, and systems analyst with private firms, public agencies, and non-profit organizations. She has provided professional computing and analytical services to clients in Boston, Austin, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and New York. In 2007, Belinda founded A-Z Techs in Southern California. The firm provides clients with computer-based solutions for day-to-day business needs. Belinda’s Texan roots are in a military family that includes veterans who honorably served in World War II, Vietnam, and Operation Desert Shield.
Daryl Hoss is the newest member of the VNEW team. After serving in the United States Navy as a Cryptologist, Daryl landed a job as a Production Assistant on a feature film. He enjoyed that first film gig and worked his way up to becoming a Production Designer and now a Producer. Daryl also serves as a government contractor. He stays busy year-round with pre-deployment training that ranges from working with the service in the desert to providing science support in the Arctic. He’s a Jack of all trades, and a master of many. He is currently active with the American Legion Ronald Reagan Palisades Post 283 and served as Outreach Coordinator on the VNEW 2019 Veterans Concert.
Ruben Treviso is a Veteran having served Ruben Treviso is the past National Director for the American G.I. Forum, a leader in the establishment of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington D.C., founding associate editor for the Hispanic Link nationally syndicated column, and contributing author to the book “Vietnam Reconsidered, Lessons from a War”, cowritten by nine (9) Pulitzer Prize winners. A writer and photographer, he worked for the United Farm Workers newspaper and on Cesar Chavez’s security team. Treviso is a Vietnam Veteran who received 3 Bronze Stars, and Vietnams Cross of Gallantry, an award second only to Vietnam’s Medal of Honor.
CO-FOUNDER, BOARD MEMBER
Kandi Reyes is CEO/proprietor of Kandi Reyes & Associates. Ms. Reyes experience extends to fundraising, event coordination and management to cross cultural public relations, marketing research, community outreach and consulting. Ms. Reyes is currently on the Board of the Harmony Keepers and a member of Avanza, a national organization founded by M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Mexican-American alumni and friends who are dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of current and aspiring Mexican-American professionals and members of underserved communities. Ms. Reyes is the former president of a Latino non-profit community base organization in Santa Monica, California and former Board of Trustee for (MOLA) Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach California. She has received numerous awards for her community work and activism.
CO-FOUNDER, BOARD MEMBER
Ted Post (In Memorium) was a veteran himself who directed such major Hollywood Pictures as “Hang Em High,” “Magnum Force” (both with Clint Eastwood), “The Harrad Experiment,” and “Beneath the Planet of the Apes.” His theatrical experience spanned a half century in theater and in film. Ted also fought and served in World War II. His passion was to help veterans in crisis with the same theatrical tools he used during his own combat experience.
Renee Elmore is a Veteran having served in the United States Army. She is a partner in L&E Transcription Services and a vigilant supporter of all things that serve her fellow veterans. She comes from a proud line of military servicemen. Her father retired from the Air Force and her brother served in the Army during Desert Storm. When she isn’t supporting veteran causes, she enjoys singing, pursuing educational opportunities and living her best life as a flight attendant for a major airline.
Nicole Ross is a Santa Monica-based writer, artist and marketing professional who has worked extensively in the arts and entertainment industries, with a focus on theatre, music, television and film. Her clients include Pittard Sullivan, LA Opera, Atlas Entertainment and Universal Studios, ABC, CBS, BBC, CTV, Discovery Channel, Disney, Fox, HBO and Microsoft. Ms. Ross is a BMI and Grammy member and vocalist and has been featured on various music websites, including Rollingstone.com.
Renée Wahl is a Nashville-based singer / song writer who served as a Captain in the US Air Force with top-secret clearance with the NSA. Her service was in the spirit of her family who served in the same task force as the “Enola Gay” as well in the American Revolution. That spirit is in her blood, and it’s what inspired her to serve our country. That spirit is probably what made her strong enough to be drawn to this crazy business of music and song-writing. She is always striving to meet the challenges of recording to the next level with her soon-to-be-released Eps. – reneewahl.com