Harmonie T. Tangonan is PADNET’s Program & Production Manager. She graduated from CSULB with a BA in Film & Video Production. Her professional career started with public access in Torrance, CA. Many years later, she produced stories broadcasted locally on CNN Headline News and featured in Huffington Post. Harmonie enjoys documentary-style videos and has created them for clients including Toyota, Virgin Mobile, and Virgin America Airlines. She has also worked with USC, Loyola Marymount, LA Unified School District, and international programs abroad to mentor and teach media production. Her ongoing goal is to produce content that has a direct positive impact in the community.
Jesus Gonzalez is the Equipment and Channel Coordinator for PADNET and is responsible for the management and maintenance of our state of the art studio, editing suites and PADNET’s cable television channel. Jesus is a graduate of CSULB with a degree in Film and Electronic Arts with a focus in Cinematography. Jesus has a passion for storytelling, believing deeply in the power of telling a story through images alone. Jesus’ drive for speedy and accurate crew work on film sets is a valuable contribution to the PADNET studio and productions.
Jennifer Cass is PADNET’s Membership Services Assistant. She has a passion for education and documentary stories told through podcasts and film. Prior to PADNET, she worked for a local educational materials publisher. She also formerly worked on non-profit fundraising events, author events for the For Dummies book series, and Innovation Partnership Program conferences for the XPRIZE Foundation. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Anthropology. Jennifer loves spending time volunteering with school art and music programs, and she’s excited to work with the PADNET community.
Marisa Semense is the Executive Director for Long Beach Community Action Partnership. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of one of the state’s largest energy programs as well as being one of the co-authors of the proposal that awarded LBCAP the Energy contracts in 2009. She is currently the Chair of the LIHEAP Service Providers and sits on the CSD Energy Council. Marisa has worked in Social Services for over twenty years which includes opening the Project Achieve homeless shelter in 2005. With a passion for social justice, she received her Master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College in Human Development with a specialization in Social Change. She is also on the Board of Directors for Children Today and serves as Board President.