Cast and Crew

We are a tapestry of talent, dedication, and inclusivity woven by a remarkable collection of cast and crew members brought together by their commitment to crafting stories that resonate with people of all abilities.

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Meet our Team

Filmmaker & Founder

Jen Greenstreet

Multiple award-winning filmmaker, including recipient of the Mid-America Emmy, Jen Greenstreet, has collaborated with a select group of esteemed filmmakers and preeminent nonprofit global organizations. Together, they've produced films and resources that illuminate communities on navigating challenging subjects. These meticulously crafted films have become essential tools for educators, community leaders, therapists, law enforcement officials, parents, and many others, bridging gaps and fostering deeper understanding on crucial topics.

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Executive Director

Betsy Lindsey

Betsy Lindsey is Executive Director of Just Like You Films. In 2017, Betsy joined the JLY team as a volunteer and consultant, before taking a more formal leadership role in 2022. As an experienced director of development and fundraising consultant, Betsy has built, led and grown membership, advocacy and donor programs at some of the largest local nonprofit institutions in the Kansas City area, including the KU Alumni Association, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Betsy is a lifelong Kansan, 2005 graduate of the University of Kansas, and proud mother to her daughter, Nell.

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Director of Impact

Mandi Kearns

Mandi graduated from the The University of Iowa with a major in Elementary Education and specialization in Early Childhood Education, before accepting a job in Kansas City as a second-grade teacher in the KCK School District. This experience provided her with incredible insight into the life of children living at or below the poverty line. After her second child was born in 2009, she became highly involved in non-profit work in relation to food allergy as he was born with anaphylactic food allergies. Since then, she has worked with FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), has been a food allergy support group founder, inaugural chair of the Children’s Mercy Hospital Food Allergy Patient Family Advisory Board, a Safe Bakes inaugural board member and member of the Children’s Mercy Family Advisory Main Board. In her free time, she enjoys working out and watching her three children participate in sports.  In 2018, Mandi joined Just Like You Films to produce/executive produce Just Like You – Food Allergies and in 2022 she joined Just Like You Films as the Director of Impact.

Director of Marketing

Alissa Clark

Alissa Clark, a California native and new Colorado resident, has been a film lover her entire life. After watching the trailer for the JLY Film “Anxiety + Depression” she knew she had to be a part of something so impactful.  As the Director of Marketing, Alissa has managed digital marketing and social media management since 2021.

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Meet our Board of Directors

Amanda Albert

Amanda Albert has loved and had a passion for all things film and the arts, for as long as she can remember. It is this drive and passion which led her to a job with AMC Theatres. Beginning as a concession cashier in 2006 she worked her way up to the corporate office, where she currently books films across the country on the Inclusive Programming team.
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Brooke Runnion

Brooke is Executive Vice President and Partner at Lockton Companies. She has more than 20 years' experience in the client service industry focusing on business development, relationship management, and client support. Her passion is building a platform to help people lead happier, healthier, more authentic and connected lives.
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Justin Begnaud

Justin Begnaud is a "Gotham Award" and "Spirit Award" nominated film producer. He has worked on "EMMY Award" winning television series, and "Cannes Lion Award" winning advertising campaigns. While living in New York City, Mr. Begnaud worked on TV documentaries and nonfiction series for A&E Networks, MTV Networks, AMC Networks, and more.
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Lance Larson

Lance Larson is a passionate advocate for positive change and a dedicated JLYF board member. His generosity and commitment to creating a kinder world through the power of film have been pivotal in advancing our mission. We are deeply grateful for his support and leadership.
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Lori Lewellen

Lori Lewellen is a valued member of the Just Like You Films team. With her dedication and passion, she contributes significantly to our mission of creating impactful films and educational materials. Lori brings a wealth of expertise and a deep commitment to our cause, making her an integral part of our organization.
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Mara Christie

Mara has over 25 years of experience in sales and sales leadership roles, primarily within the healthcare sector, ranging from tech startups to Fortune 50 companies; she currently owns a small business. Mara holds a degree in behavioral psychology and is an avid believer in the power of storytelling to transform and unite one another.
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Shawn Edwards

Shawn Edwards is a film critic for Fox 4 News (WDAF-TV) in Kansas City, Missouri. Edwards has been a film critic for the station since 2000. Edwards began his professional film criticism career in 1997 as an associate editor for the PitchWeekly where he won several journalism awards for his news stories, features and film reviews.
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Stephanie Eilert

Stephanie’s passion has always been service, particularly benefitting youth, and she loves to work side by side with her husband and three children while serving others. She successfully chaired the 2017 Power of Film fundraising event. Stephanie believes our youth are the ground floor to create a more compassionate world.
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Taylor Dunn

Taylor’s most rewarding achievements have come as a result of her community involvement. She completed her second year of the Centurions Leadership Program where she dedicates time to learn, serve and lead community and civic matters. In addition to serving as a board member for Just Like You Films, Taylor also serves on the Board of Directors for the ALS Association.
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Tim Hakes

Tim is the President and co-founder of Prime Capital Investment Advisors (PCIA). Tim grew up in a military family, is a graduate of Missouri State, is married to his wife Jaci for 19 years and has 4 kids.
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William E. Hans

William E. Hans is a current board member and officer of Just Like You Films and is a past board member of the Kansas City Free Health Clinic. He has also served with a number of other charitable and civic organizations in the Kansas City area. Bill has extensive experience settling all types of personal injury claims as a structured settlement expert and large loss claims specialist.
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Special Thanks

The JLYF Youth Advisory Board

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At Just Like You Films, we value the insights, creativity, and perspectives of our young leaders. The Youth Advisory Board plays a pivotal role in shaping our initiatives and ensuring that the voices of the next generation are heard. Stay tuned for more details on the meeting date, agenda, and how you can be a part of this exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on our community and beyond.