Who We Are

the people behind the MMP


Diane Turner – Executive Board Chair; Also the volunteer Director of the Meaningful Movies Project, and a volunteer with Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Diane has been a Film Committee member with the Wallingford group (previously known as Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies) since its beginning in 2003.  In 2017 she assumed the role of Executive Board Chair of the Meaningful Movies Project upon the death of her husband, Rick Turner, who was the creator and visionary of MMP. Diane is also a board member of the local independent film company, Moving Images.



Jack Fogelberg – Executive Board Vice-Chair; Also a volunteer with Meaningful Movies in Wallingford & Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Jack first attended the Meaningful Movies in 2008 and has been a Film Committee member since 2009 with a break from 2011 through 2014 when he resided in North Carolina and started a documentary film group there. He has been the Vice-Chair of the Meaningful Movies Project since its establishment in 2012. He is a Mechanical Engineer and lives in Seattle. He has two kids in college so we have to watch the donation cans around him. He likes motorcycles and waffles with hot tamales.



Rich Gamble – Executive Board Treasurer; Also a volunteer with Meaningful Movies in Wallingford

Rich is a founding member of the original Meaningful Movies group. Rich is a pastor of Keystone United Church of Christ which is the birthplace of Meaningful Movies in Wallingford and continues to be its home. Rich is also the executive director of the Justice Leadership Program which provides internships and leadership development training to young adults seeking opportunities to work for social justice.



Diane Tilstra – Executive Board Member-at-Large; Also a volunteer with Meaningful Movies Tacoma

Diane is a “re-fired” community activist and conscious elder. She has been raising funds to support various non-profits for the past 25 years. Currently she serves on Board of Directors for two organizations; mentors non-profit board members and volunteers for Meaningful Movies Tacoma. It is her goal to bring about community conversation to encourage peace and mindfulness in Tacoma.



Diane Gordon – Executive Board Secretary; Also a volunteer with Everett Meaningful Movies

Diane retired as the Finance Director from Meridian School in Wallingford. She has had over 50 years of experience in financial management for private business, government and non-profit organizations. She also has a long history of volunteering both locally and nationally and has served on many boards. Although she has only been with MMP for two years, she is very passionate about the mission and has taken on the bookkeeping role and serves as the Board Secretary. She has three grandchildren on Mercer Island and three in Avon Lake, Ohio!



Ren Dietel – Executive Board Member-at-Large

Ren’s former work as a middle school educator and outdoor education leader for almost 20 years fueled her passion for youth and protection of the environment. She now uses both a social justice and environmental lens in her work as a philanthropic advisor to individual and family foundations, both domestically and internationally. Ren has worked extensively with Native-led nonprofits on reservations as well as women-led and designed programs providing energy access to families at the bottom of the pyramid around the world. She enjoys attending Mt Baker Meaningful Movies and is elated to be joining the board.





Anne Miller – Manager; Also a volunteer with Mt Baker Meaningful Movies

Anne is an educator, activist and mother. She is a founding member of the South Seattle Climate Action Network and a board member for Mt Baker Hub Alliance. She works with these groups and numerous others to try and support individuals and organizations who are leading the conversation around equity and the environment. As a Peace Corps teacher at a vocational school in the Solomon Islands; a second grade teacher in the Kent School District; and a teacher-librarian in the Seattle School District, Anne worked with hundreds of students. The importance of protecting vulnerable peoples and our environment was an integral part of her teaching and remains at the heart of her work as a community organizer for climate action. Anne was born and raised in Washington State and currently lives in South Seattle with her husband and daughters.



Hunter Paulson-Smith – Administrative Assistant

In September 2019, Hunter Paulson-Smith was hired as part-time administrative assistant with a focus on development. Hunter is in their first year of the Master’s of Social Work program at The University of Washington, Seattle. Hunter is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and is passionate about housing justice and racial equity. Hunter is excited to be on the Meaningful Movies team.





Fernando Betancourt – Meaningful Movies Intern

Fernando is an aspiring filmmaker who has a passion for the film industry. Recently graduated from Bellevue College with an AA degree in arts and sciences, Fernando hopes to be able to go to a film school in California in the near future.