Tamlin Hall - Founder
A recipient of the prestigious HUMANITAS Prize for television writing, Hall received his MFA in screenwriting from UCLA. After graduating, Hall went on to make his directorial debut, "Holden On", a true story social impact teen drama about Hall's childhood friend, Holden Layfield. "Holden On" portrays the complexity of mental illness and suicide in teens, offers insight to prevention, and opens the door to conversation about this difficult but critical community concern. The film won numerous awards around the country (BEST DIRECTOR - Breckenridge Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, BEST FEATURE AUDIENCE AWARD - Atlanta Film Festival, Dances With Films, Macon Film Festival, BEST ACTOR - Breckenridge Film Festival, JURY PRIZE Outstanding Social Impact Filmmaking - South Bay Film Festival) and was selected as the Closing Night Film for the largest and longest running mental health film festival in the world in Toronto. “Holden On” was shortlisted by the Georgia Film Critics Association for the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema. Hall is a 2018 Georgia General Assembly honoree for his work in Advocacy and Arts as well as a 2018-19 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation film fellow.
Hall serves as a Film and TV Dramatic Writing Curriculum consultant for the Georgia Board of Regents and teaches screenwriting at the Atlanta Writers Club.
Hall is attached to co-write a film adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, A Child Called "It", for the Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated production company, FOR GOOD.
Mike Angstadt - Chair
Mike Angstadt has served in both the public and private sectors in Leadership positions for the past 35 years. These include Director of Child and Adolescent Services for the Personal Growth Center and Executive Director of the F.D. Roosevelt Outdoor Therapy Program. Both of these agencies were components of the State organization that now bears the name of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
For twenty-two years he led Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc., a private-not-for-profit as their Executive Director. Twin Cedars is a multi-service agency offering 25 programs in Columbus, LaGrange, and Macon, GA as well as Auburn and Opelika, AL. There continuum of care spanned from prevention services, through community mental health, CASA, Child Advocacy Centers, camps, schools, and intensive residential treatment focused on children and youth that have experienced sexual trauma.
Mike incorporated Angstadt Consulting and Teambuilding Services, Inc. in February of 2017 and serves as the LLC’s President. He is, also, an adjunct faculty member of LaGrange College.
He and his wife Jan are the proud parents of four grown daughters and five grandchildren. They reside in rural Troup County, Georgia.
Morgan Melton - Vice Chair (Teacher Liaison)
Morgan Melton was born and raised in LaGrange, GA and graduated from Callaway High School. After teaching for five years in Troup County, she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where she has been teaching high school English and implementing the IAMHOLDENON Initiative in her classroom for the last three years. She received her B.S. from Lagrange College in 2009 where she won a Research Writing Award and received her M.S.Ed. from the University of Phoenix in 2012.
Charles Hall - Treasurer
Charles Hall has over two decades experience working with governance boards, volunteer committees and providing direction in conference planning and management. He is the CEO/President of Association Services Group, where his company has twice been honored as 1of the 100 fastest growing UGA alumni businesses in the State of Georgia and recognized as one of top twenty companies on the ‘Best Places to Work in GA’ list by Georgia Trend magazine and the GA Society for Human Resource Management.
Keyal Loveland graduated from Auburn University with a dual degree in Communication & Psychology. With a decade of professional experience in the music and event planning industry, Loveland currently serves as the Director of Sweetland Amphitheatre in LaGrange, GA. The 2,500 seat Amphitheatre provides an intimate outdoor venue for star-studded performances and community events.
Loveland has worked with Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Gregg Allman, Pixies, Jason Isbell, Primus and many other award winning musicians both regionally and nationally.