OUR TEAM

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MARK MEYER APPEL - FOUNDER

Mark has dedicated his life to public service. In addition to being Founder and Executive Director of the Bridge MCP, Mark is also President of the Voice of Justice, a social advocacy organization. For more than two decades, Mark has been a tireless champion for the rights of children, families and entire communities throughout the City of New York. His career achievements include co-founding Community Heath and Protective Services (a Primary Care Diagnostic and Treatment Center for special needs children and their families) and helping to establish the New York State (NYS) Early Intervention Center.

A large portion of Mark’s career has been devoted to protecting vulnerable children. Over the years, he has been among the country’s leading advocates on issues which include keeping children safe from sexual abuse and exploitation; early childhood education and special education. Fully realizing how severe chronic illness can undermine the academic and personal development of at-risk youth, Mark has for many years been involved in the Health and Hospital Corporation’s Asthma Program, an initiative offering preventive care to low-income children. Mark has also served on the NYC Mayoral Mental Health Advisory Board and has been a staunch advocate for the provision of expended mental health services. His work as part of groups such as the Health and Hospital Corporation (where he was appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York) have helped make strong inroads in reducing infant mortality rates in the city’s poorest communities while improving health services for at-risk residents of all ages and backgrounds. His various professional affiliations include membership with the American Jewish Congress, just to name a few groups.

Dorinda Angelucci

Director of Arts and Cutural Affairs

Native New Yorker, Dorinda Angelucci has brought her high energy and charismatic charm to Flatbush Brooklyn. With seamless ease and precision,  Dorinda simultaneously interchanges dynamic work environments to impact operational needs and business objectives. She is a multi-tasking Project Manager with relentless drive and determination. Corporations and private clients utilize her management skills and savvy marketing techniques to generate sales, increase brand development, public relations, and to stimulate office productivity.

In one year,  she has helped establish The Bridge Multicultural and Advocacy Project (MCP) as the new arts and cultural hub for the city. She curated educational workshops, hosted political officials, and stimulated unity and interfaith connections that touched all ages throughout the community.

​Dorinda's professional talents include; Parade Liaison for the 2015 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Public Relations Director and Media Manager for A2ZProductionsNYLA, Project Manager for the 2009 & 2010 Burbank International Film Festival and she single handedly created and hosted the first California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) 2009 “Green Expo”.

Media & Society Professor at School of Visual Arts (SVA) New York, NY 2011-Present. Television Production, Public Speaking, and Public Relations Professor at Woodbury University, Burbank, CA 2007-2010.  Launched hands-on broadcast production curriculum, Executive Producer of WU Feed Room cable broadcast news show. Supervised pilot academic public speaking program with Sober College, created student Public Relations marketing team for the annual fashion show Gala, and branded new “WU” university logo. Dorinda has cultivated over 500 Media savvy communications graduates employed throughout the country.

Dorinda is a pioneer broadcast camerawoman/producer for WABC-TV Eyewitness News 1990-2007. Special Events Coordinator for ABC Good Morning America (GMA) Makeover Marathon 2012.  Digital Journalist for ABC Network - Live! with Kelly & Michael, Hear and Now, and the Michael Jackson Funeral Special. Technical Manager for ABC Dancing with the Stars, Los Angeles.  

2010 Director/Producer - Documentary Short  “20/20: Education Unlocked” the Voices of Public and Private Schools through the Eyes of African-American Boys.

2014 Emmy Award Nomination"Photography" ABC Here & Now Season 2 2013 Emmy Award Nomination"Photography" ABC Here & Now Season 1 2010  Rated “Number 1” Event Promoter Hollywood News Calendar       2001​ Peabody Award Winner - “9/11 World Trade Center” Photography Coverage-WABC-TV Eyewitness News

Education 
Woodbury University, Burbank, California
Master’s of Arts Organizational Leadership  2007
Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse, New York
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Film 1989
Elizabeth Seton College/Iona College  Television & Radio Production, Yonkers, New York
Associates of Science 1986  | Dean’s List Honors 1985-1986