Team Bios

Carolyn Jones, Director and Executive Producer
Carolyn Jones is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who specializes in telling stories that shed light on issues of global concern. From people “living positively” with AIDS to women artists supporting entire communities and nurses on the front lines of our healthcare system, Jones has devoted her career to celebrating invisible populations and breaking down barriers. Her most widely acclaimed book publications include Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS and The American Nurse, which led to a feature documentary included in the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase. Her award-winning documentary Defining Hope, which was the culmination of a journey investigating how we can make better end-of-life choices, was broadcast over 1,000 times on PBS stations nationwide. Carolyn’s recent documentary In Case of Emergency, focuses on our nation’s biggest public health challenges—from COVID-19 to a lack of health insurance to the devastating impact of the opioid crisis. Carolyn was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as an honorary Fellow for her contributions to the nursing profession.

 Click to watch Carolyn’s TEDMED talk, “A Tribute to Nurses.”

Lisa C. Frank, Producer and Executive Producer
Lisa Frank is a documentary producer and non-profit director who guides documentary and multimedia projects from inception through distribution and outreach/engagement. She has spent the last 15 years collaborating with Carolyn Jones on projects centered on healthcare, nursing, and how we can collectively work to eliminate disparities in care. Their film In Case of Emergency paints a startling picture of our nation’s ERs stretched to the breaking point, and was awarded the Grand Jury award for Best Documentary at the United Nations Association Film Festival. Her work has reached millions of viewers on platforms including PBS stations nationwide and the Discovery Network. Lisa is Baltimore-bred and Brooklyn-based, she holds a B.S. in Speech from Northwestern University, and she spent several years in Paris as a performing artist and documentary producer.

Jaka Vinšek, Cinematographer
Jaka Vinšek is a Slovenian-born, Brooklyn-based photographer and cinematographer. His personal projects focus on the passion of others, from athletes pushing their bodies to the limit to medical professionals helping those in need. Exploring diverse cultures and alternative lifestyles, Jaka’s work seeks intimate moments within the unfamiliar. Before moving to New York, Jaka worked for several major Slovenian publications as well as international news agencies like Reuters and the Associated Press. For over three years, beginning in 2004, he travelled the world as the personal photographer to the President of Slovenia. Since relocating to the United States, Jaka has worked with a variety of documentary, fashion and lifestyle clients. He shot two award-winning, feature-length documentaries: Defining Hope, which examines end of life treatment in America, and The American Nurse, which showcases the lives and incredible stories of nurses across the country.

Chelsea Smith, Editor
Chelsea Smith is a New York-based editor & graphic designer. She has previously collaborated with American Delivery director Carolyn Jones on In Case of Emergency, a deep-dive into emergency department nursing in the era of COVID-19 (awarded the Grand Jury award for Best Documentary at the United Nations Association Film Festival), & Defining Hope, a look into end-of-life care. Other credits include Don’t Blink: Robert Frank (graphics & animation), Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live! & Vanderbilt University’s Quantum Potential series. When she is not editing, you can find her befriending the dogs of Brooklyn.

Anne Alvergue, Editor
Anne Alvergue is an Academy award nominated documentary filmmaker and editor in the greater New York area. She directed and edited The Martha Mitchell Effect, nominated for Best Documentary Short film in 2023 and distributed by Netflix.  She has edited many acclaimed documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated Love, Gilda which premiered as the opening night film at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures; the Emmy-nominated Body Parts; and Bully.Coward.Victim: The Story of Roy Cohn, nominated for Outstanding Editing by Cinema Eye Honors and distributed by HBO.  She received a Masters degree in Documentary Film from Stanford University.

Jonathan Sanford, Composer
Jonathan Sanford is a Los Angeles-based composer, music producer, and saxophonist scoring music for films, television, and stage. He is known for bringing unique sounds and unexpected ideas through an analog exploration process. Sanford recently scored the drama feature National Champions for STX Entertainment, the Universal / Netflix comedy feature Good On Paper starring Iliza Schlesinger and Margaret Cho, the Netflix series Teenage Bounty Hunters and Social Distance, the documentary Hold Your Fire which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Sanford was born in Baltimore, Maryland, studying piano and violin before deciding on the saxophone at age nine. Jonathan went on to study classical saxophone at Northwestern University, where he was also a member of the 1996 Big Ten Championship Football Team. As a saxophonist and vocalist, Jonathan has shared the stage with legendary artists including Max Roach, Eddie Palmieri, Danilo Perez, and Bobby McFerrin.

Barbara Glickstein, Media Strategist
Barbara Glickstein is a public health nurse, health reporter, and media strategist. She is the Principal of Barbara Glickstein Strategies training healthcare leaders to be media competent to advance population health and public policy. Glickstein was selected to participate in Take the Lead’s 50 Women Can Change the World in Journalism and Progressive Women’s Voices at the Women’s Media Center. Glickstein produces HealthCetera, a podcast that provides evidence-based health news, analysis, and commentary. She serves as Chair of the Board Project Kesher, a global Jewish feminist women’s advocacy organization working in Ukraine and Israel.