PSWIFT Palm Springs

Profile Updated: June 6, 2016
PSWIFT Palm Springs
Address: Cathedral City, CA USA
Number of Members: 90+
President/Chair: Patti Gribow, President
Yes! Attending Reunion
Mission Statement

PSWIFT'S purpose is to empower, promote, and nurture women and men involved in the entertainment, communication, and media industries. Our unique educational, mentoring and networking programs act as an economic and social stimulus for members and the community at large by; helping members reach their full potential, and attracting new jobs, investment and production to the Coachella Valley.

About Your Chapter/History

PSWIFT was founded in 2001 by Leanna Bonamici and incorporated in 2004. It is the 38th chapter of WIF.

Brief Description of your Key Programs

Monthly luncheons with leading industry guest speakers. Through our networking functions, we provide vital informtion and contacts to our members while mentoring and educating them in many aspects of the industry.

Our Annual Broken Glass Awards dinner honors women who have broken through the glass ceiling, paving the way for others in our industry.

Our virtual Film Office ( allows our local industry professionals as well as national productions looking to film in the Palm Springs area access to our local talent and businesses, aiding in economic growth while providing positions to local artisans.

Current Officers

Executive Committee

Patti Gribow, President
Film/TV Producer, Talk Show Host
Realtor, HK Lane/Christie’s

DeAnn Lubell – Ames, Vice-President
Public Relations and Special Events Consultant
National Award Winning Author “The Last Moon”

Leanna Bonamici, Secretary
Founder/Secretary/Education Chair
CCO - CV Studios Entertainment, Inc

Cindy Shoemaker, Treasurer, Actor, Director

Board of Directors

Kate Anderson
Director of Public Relations
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Mitch Blumberg
Senior Executive, Desert Arc
Special Events

Tere Romero Britton
Director Coachella Valley BookPALS
Membership Chair

Elaine Church
Producer/Actor - Special Events

Karen Devine
News Anchor/Reporter KESQ - TV

Denise DuBarry Hay
President KASWIT/ Producer/Actress

Mary Jo Ginther
Director, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

Mark Gustafson
Regional Vice President
Sun Community Federal Credit Union

Christiane Joubert
Marketing, Advertising, PR/Performing Artist

Dr. Diane M. Kline
Diane Kline Exclusives – Original Artwork
Events Chair

Dr. Susan A. Murphy
President, Business Consultants Group
Author, Keynote Speaker & Business Consultant

Sandie Newton
TV Host, Home & Family
The Hallmark Channel

Kip Serafin
Principal, Locations 760 | The Kip Group

Advisory Board

Shari Belafonte Behrens
President of Sowelu Entertainment, LTD
Vice President, 3Faces Media, Marketing & Consulting

Pattie Daly Caruso
Producer/Host – “Valley Views”

Sheri Davis
Director, Greater Palm Springs Film Office

Kim Waltrip

Platinum Circle

Jackie Lee Houston, In Memoriam
Alexandra Sheldon, Philanthropist
Rozene Supple, Owner, R&R Radio Group & The Camelot Theater

PSWIFT's Recent Comments

Jun 06, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Check out what's happening in June!

Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM
2011 - Past PSWIFT Presidents: Leanna Bonamici - Founder, Denise DuBarry Hay - Past President, Sherry Halperin - Past President