Board of Directors

Sara Ziff is the Founder and Executive Director of the Model Alliance. She has worked as a model for over a decade, walking in runway shows for Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel, and appearing as the face of Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, and Stella McCartney. She is currently represented by the Marilyn agency. In 2009, she co-directed and produced the feature film Picture Me, which chronicles her and other models’ experiences of their industry. Sara earned a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University.

 
 

Dorian Warren is an assistant professor of American Politics at Columbia University who specializes in the study of inequality and American politics, focusing on the politics of marginalized groups. His research and teaching interests include labor organizing and politics, race and ethnic politics, urban politics and policy, American political development, community organizing, public policy, and social science methodology.

 
 
 

Alexandra Simmerson is Corporate Counsel for Michael Kors (USA), Inc. in New York (NY bar admission pending). Her work at Michael Kors spans a variety of practice areas including advertising, marketing and promotions work; model and photographer agreements; data privacy and incident response matters; product and territorial licensing management; and general corporate transactional work.
 
Alexandra received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2011, and her J.D., with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York in 2014. Alexandra has worked with the Alliance beginning shortly after it was formed in 2012, advocating extensively for the protection of child fashion models in the State of New York.
 
 
 

Advisory Board

Alan S. Gordon  (National Executive Director, American Guild of Musical Artists)

Alise Shoemaker  (Model)

Alison Nix  (Model)

Carré Otis  (Model; Author; Ambassador, National Eating Disorders Association)

Chan Kim  (Model) 

Chris Gay (Executive Director of North American Operations, Elite World Group; General Manager, The Society)

Deborah Allton-Maher  (Associate Executive Director, AGMA) 

Flora Stamatiades  (National Director of Organizing and Special Projects, Actors’ Equity)

Hannelore Knuts  (Model)

James Scully (Casting Director)

Jeff Tse  (Photographer)

Jenna Sauers  (Journalist)

Jennifer Sky  (Writer; Former Model and Actress)

Kelli DeSantis  (Web Developer, Model Alliance)

Meredith Hattam  (Graphic Designer, Model Alliance) 

Milla Jovovich  (Model; Actress)  

Rachel Blais  (Model; Blogger)

Shalom Harlow  (Model; Actress)

Tracy Murphy  (Makeup Artist)  

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