Director of Programs
Dana Levine manages social marketing campaigns for EMS. She handles media planning and ad placement. She is also the marketing event planner. She coordinates media outreach, media tracking and monitoring, as well as the production of post-event reports. Since November 2007, Dana has contributed her organizational talents on several major marketing campaigns for clients including Flex Your Power, California Teacher’s Association, Leadership Conference of Civil Rights, Bureau of Automotive Repair, Haas Jr. Fund, Census 2010 and 2020.
Evelynn Chan works for Ethnic Media Services on media partnerships, outreach, and event coordination. Evelynn, a Bay Area native, graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. From 2014-2015, she worked as an intern and office assistant for San Jose City Councilmember and later California State Assemblymember Kansen Chu. She has also worked for the City of Fremont’s Human Services Department, and as an intern at KTSF Channel 26.
Mark Hedin’s lifetime of newspaper work began as a teenager at Manhattan’s neighborhood rag Our Town and continued as editor of San Francisco State University’s Golden Gater when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit in 1989. Springing from 16 subsequent years at the corner of San Francisco’s 5th and Mission streets where the Examiner and Chronicle were produced, came a spell with the Tenderloin District’s Central City Extra, whose name he suggested, through to its final edition 15 years later. Prior to joining Ethnic Media Services, he was the sole reporter on the Oakland Tribune section of the East Bay Times when its staff won a Pulitzer for breaking news work covering the Oakland Ghost Ship tragedy in late 2016.
Jeanette Lau works as a Contributor for Ethnic Media Services and has loved writing stories ever since she was a child. She has worked as a Community Liaison for the California State Senate while still in high school. After graduating from San Francisco State University, she studied Mandarin in Taiwan while teaching children in a Montessori kindergarten. She recently received a master’s degree in creative writing from Lancaster University. Last year, she collaborated with a friend to publish their first webcomic The Third Ranger.