About Us

Team Members

Christina Hollenback
Christina Hollenback

Christina is a Creator, Entrepreneur, Investor, Director, and Producer for Justice.

Having spent 13 years in politics developing the next generation of leaders who are now taking center stage and convening the “unusual suspect” coalitions to win on the DREAM Act, Affirmative Action, Criminal Justice Reform, exploitative Corporations, and major women’s health issues, Christina moved over to the world of Social Impact and started an investment firm supporting scalable idea stage start ups to transform the hood into an epicenter of healing and growth.  With that, she’s also created a co-owned incubator with the young people who led the Baltimore Uprising to tackle community economic development, wealth generation, workforce development, food access, housing, and healing.

Christina has spent her life immersed in art as an award-winning vocalist, actress, and director.  She merged her varied worlds by most recently directing the US Premiere of The album HOME featuring NE-YO, Elle Varner, produced by 5 time Grammy Award winner Malik Yusef in 2013 and helped produce Hip Hop loves Ferguson during Ferguson October with Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, and the top STL artists who gave voice to the movement. She’s currently co-producing the groundbreaking full length feature documentary, Whose Streets?, the story of Ferguson from the people who lived it.

Christina is the founder and chair of the Nexus Network’s Working Group Towards Equal Justice, convening high level young influencers to bridge identity, political, and cultural divides and align towards solutions with the Movement for Black Lives, Criminal Justice Reform, and other Racial Justice movements.

Katha Feffer Cato
Katha Feffer Cato

Katha Feffer Cato earned an MFA from the University of Oregon with an emphasis in Improvisational Theatre and pioneered the Improvisational Herald format – the long form – into the mainstream NY comedy scene with her company, For Play Improvised Theatre. She won a MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) for Best Comedy, a Backstage Magazine Bistro Award for Best Director and the NY Post’s Bill Ervolino named her the year’s Most Exciting Improviser in 1989. As these things sometimes go, life changed when she became a step mother to two teenage girls and moved into the field of education in order to better serve her new family.

Katha recently retired from her position as the Director of After-School and Camp Services at the Henry Street Settlement where she oversaw 6 after-school sites and 3 camps serving over 1,200 year round. In 2008, she was recognized by NY State Education Department for her innovative programming. She has spoken at NYState Education Extended Day/School Violence Prevention Conference and the National After-School Association annual conference in Washington DC and was recently celebrated as one of five 2015 PASEsetter Honorees from The Partnership for After School Education.

Katha is now the Executive Director of the Queens World Film Initiative that produces an annual film festival in March at the Museum of the Moving Image and a variety of venues across Queens for 5 days, to ultimately screen over 100 films from around the world and around the corner. The popular Encore Screenings utilize alternative spaces including Rockaway Beach, Queens Museum, LIC Arts Open, Diversity Plaza and the Kaufman Astoria Back Lot and the thriving Young Filmmakers Program brings film and video production into Queens public schools.

Katha is passionately committed to bringing people together to learn, to share, to grow.

Richard Calvache
Richard Calvache

Richard Calvache is a Queens native.  He considers himself a storyteller first and foremost.  It is through his myriad of artistic endeavors as an actor, dancer, and filmmaker that his talent for weaving a tapestry of tales shines. Richard’s artistic career began as an actor and a dancer when he was awarded a Summer Scholarship to the Alvin Ailey Dance School. In 1995, he founded Urban Youth Theater at the Abron’s Art Center at Henry Street Settlement.  Richard’s film career began in 2001 when he collaborated with former National Geographic producer Charles Friedman.  Together, they traveled the United States shooting educational and college recruitment videos.  When Richard returned to New York, he became Executive Assistant for Daniel Catanach through DLex Prouctions.  He went on to become a key component in the re-imagining of the dance department at Abron’s Art Center at Henry Street Settlement.  He also worked as technical director for the Urban Ballet Theater dance company.  In 2003, Richard established his production company, REC Productions (formerly KRec Productions).  Through REC Productions, some of his original work found viral life in the film festival circuit.  He created short films:  “Second Position,” “In Motion,”  Short Steps,” and documentaries for various programs, including CASA and Centre Stage, which were successfully used in grant applications in creating afterschool workshops all over Queens.  As famed Toy Soldier Rich, he created the tour template at FAO Schwarz, more than doubling tour revenues in the store. He also worked as Crayola’s product specialist at Toy Fair for 4 years. Richard continues to work as a teacher and mentor, offering instruction in theater and film, and has been featured in numerous charity and television events.