Executive Board of Directors
Alice Govaert, President is an American citizen born and educated in France. She has lived previously in Belgium where she was an entertainer and owned with her family the most famous recording studio of Europe for famous artists from all over the world. One of them was Marvin Gaye who recorded his last famous “ sexual feelings “. Anaide moved to the US more than 30 years ago where she represented the country of Belgium with her husband Gui Govaert, the Honorary Consul General. She has always been involved in Arts and Culture and is the president of several other associations (“ Friends of French Culture “ and of “ Lycee franco-americain “) to promote culture and friendships among the different communities of Florida. She speaks many languages and in 2012 the government of France bestowed on her the prestigious title of “ Knight in the National Order of Merit of France “. With Red Chemistry she intends to develop more programs and events in public and charter schools and use the network of connections she developed during 30 years of continuous presence and activity in South Florida to help promote the image of the organization to a public audience.
Nathalie Brenner, Treasurer has always had a passion for the world of cinema, theater, dance and music. Born and raised in France, she attended the prestigious acting school of Rene Simon in Paris before moving to the United States. Nathalie holds a degree from Florida International University where she subsequently worked for 13 years in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Nathalie is committed to promoting intercultural exchanges between Europe and North America and to help artists from both continents to showcase their talents.
Isabelle Lambert, Programming Director and Founder has previously worked as a scriptwriter for TV serials in France and was in charge of developing the South American Markets of interactive TV for a European company subsequently bought by Canal +. In the 1990s, Ms Lambert started to manage a team of writers and readers for Cinedition, a French company in Paris. Her artistic background (Fashion design school) combined with two law degrees (Business and Inheritance Law) is enriched by the fact she speaks fluently German, Italian, English and Spanish. Ms. Lambert founded Red Chemistry, Inc. in 2006 to share her passion for European cinema with the diverse audiences in South Florida.
Ural Morris, Director has more than 20 years of professional film and television experience. Ural began to diversify in the industry, becoming an actor, writer and editor. He has also participated in professional film workshops with notables such as Wynn Thomas, production designer for Spike Lee; Sam Pollard, editor of Mo Better Blues; and Sergio Giral, Cuban film director. Ural has volunteered his skills to help produce promotional videos for the Florida Advocacy Center (FIAC), and is presently working on an animation project, The New Light.
Denise De La Vega, Director is a graduate of Miami Dade College’s School of Entertainment & Design Technology and a Miami native. As a student, Denise received scholarships from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and was President of The Golden Key International Honor Society chapter. Denise has written and directed documentary and short films. Her work has been featured on WLRN, NPR, and CNN en Español. Denise also teaches at MDC’s Community School of Continuing Education. Her passions include viewing and making films and educating and inspiring the future generation of filmmakers.
Carla Ellek, Director has studied, worked and lived in various places in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. She speaks several languages and holds degrees in International Relations from the University of Geneva and Tufts University. Carla has worked in organizations and businesses, including the United Nations, Merrill Lynch, The Hilton Hotel Group and Leo Burnett. She moved to Miami 9 years ago to develop the Pasha’s restaurant concept.
Christina Sleszynska is an international association senior executive and government relations expert who started her career in Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels running European trade associations, representing them to the European Union, handling their policy and advocacy work, and managing their international projects. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property, international trade, EU legislation, broadcasting, audiovisual and cultural policy. Ms. Sleszynska holds an MA in European Integration from the American University (Washington DC), a BA in Politics and Public Affairs from the University of Miami and an Executive MA in Management of International Associations from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. Christina speaks English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch and Italian and now lives in Miami (FL). Joining Red Chemistry will allow her to combine two of her professional interests: arts education for children and young people and European cinema.