Meet the Team

In January 2010, a group of 8 Interactive Media masters students and one undergraduate student from Elon University headed to Central America to document and raise awareness about Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Panama.  Their contributions and active research in the field generated OIPanama.com.

Laura Bradford, Video Editing Manager

Laura earned her BA in Journalism from Elon University in 2009.  As a main photographer for this project, her passion to travel and see life through the lens has been amplified.  Laura’s primary role in the OI Panama project is Video Editing Manager, where she oversees the final video cuts and ensures consistency throughout all the pieces.

Brook Corwin, Web Designer

Brook graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2004. He worked as a reporter/editor in community newspapers for several years and now does  public relations on a freelance basis. He oversees the design and animated elements of the project’s website and also assists with photography.

Marc DeRoberts, Photo Manager

Marc DeRoberts is a digital storyteller, passionate about photography, traveling, and teaching people. His recent Panamanian adventure has fueled his intentions to explore the world and help others with his talents.

Karen Hartshorn, Web Developer

Karen earned a BA in English at Elon Univeristy.  Her contributions to the OI Panama project include managing web development and assisting with web design.


Alex Kreitman, Content and Copy Manager

Alex received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from Elon University in 2006. He now works as the online editor at the Burlington Times-News. His contributions to the OI Panama project include conducting all the interviews in Panama and producing print stories for the Web site.

Maria Victoria Langman, Translator

Maria Victoria is majoring in Communication Science and International Studies and plans to graduate from Elon in 2012. She served as the translator for the OI Panama project and played a vital role in the interviewing processes, as well as helping with the coordination of logistics and transportation.

David Parsons, Creative Director

David earned his BA in Broadcast Journalism from Elon University in 2006. He has since worked with web video and multimedia, in both the corporate and freelance sectors. As creative director, David oversees the overall editing, design and aesthetic of the OI Panama project.

Alisa Petitt, Video Manager

Alisa received her B.A. in Broadcast Communications at Elon University in May 2007. Since then, she has worked for Sports Endeavors Inc. as a video production specialist, producing commercials, product videos, and contributing to all video marketing campaigns. Alisa is lead videographer and chief editor for all video content for the OI Panama project.

Jordan Yost, Project Manager

Jordan earned his BFA in Film/TV at Savannah College of Art and Design in May 2009. He has since worked with independent features and recently set up an independent film company, Patron Pictures. Being project manager, Jordan is the liason between the team and outside sources, as well as ensuring the timing of the project.

Randy Piland, Faculty Advisor

Randy is a Lecturer in the School of Communications at Elon University and specializes in photojournalism.  He served as the faculty advisor and trip coordinator for the OI Panama project.

7 responses to “Meet the Team

  1. Alisa & Team: Very impressive website. Prior to your study… I wasn’t aware of OI… or the impact that this disease has on the children of Panama. Hopefully your work will educate the world about this disease… and get the needed resource. Nice job!

  2. La verdad que no tengo palabras para expresar lo que senti cuando vi la pagina web, me hicieron llorar de la emoción por todo lo que hicieron por nosotros. Tengo un sentimiento y una sensibilidad única muchachos desde que vi la página. No sabemos como agradecerles todo ese empeño, dedicación, paciencia, sensibilización y esfuerzo que tuvieron para llevar a cabo este proyecto. FELICIDADES Y LOS QUEREMOS MUCHO. BESOS PARA TODOS. Geovanni.

    • Gracias Geovanni tanto! Fue un placer! Hemos disfrutado de visitar a todos los niños de Panamá y continuará para tratar de crear conciencia y mejorar el sitio Web. Echamos de menos todo el mundo ya y echamos de menos en Panamá! que se supone que la nieve mucho aquí en Carolina del Norte

    • Gracias Geovanni tanto! Fue un placer! Hemos disfrutado de visitar a todos los niños de Panamá y continuará para tratar de crear conciencia y mejorar el sitio Web. Echamos de menos todo el mundo ya y echamos de menos en Panamá! que se supone que la nieve mucho aquí en Carolina del Norte

  3. Nice website.
    We have added a link on one of our pages (non-members) to your site.
    We would appreciate when you would include a link to our site as well.
    OIFE=Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation Europe. Please note the difference with the OIF.

    kind regards,
    Rob van Welzenis, OIFE webmaster

  4. Cudos on the job being done.
    The following items troubles me:
    1. I have not found on the www a phone number to call.
    2. I have bought rafle tickets to support the cause but, they don’t have phone number to call and verify if you have won. They also don’t have a phone number nor address.
    3. I have found on the www the main offices’ location.
    Concerned, please let me know, Mayra

  5. Cudos on the job being done.
    The following items trouble me:
    1. I have not found on the www a phone number to call.
    2. I have bought rafle tickets to support the cause but, they don’t have phone number to call and verify if you have won.
    3. I have found on the www the main offices’ location.
    Concerned, please let me know, Mayra

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