• TILA Studios

Announcing Our New Committees

2019 TILA Community Members


The Executive Committee will assist in the implementation of TILA Studios fiduciary, strategic, and generative plans, policies, and decisions consistent with the organization’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles.

Dr. Michelle Turner

Executive Director, USC Black Alumni Association; General Manager, Metropolitan Radiology

Dr. Turner is an accomplished higher education administrator with extensive entrepreneurial, corporate executive and academic experience, who remains deeply committed to involvement that advances policies and practices which improve access, equity and inclusion.

Most recently, Dr. Turner is the author of a newly released book, “AFFIRMED: Life Lessons in

Racial Healing and Transformation” (2019). As Executive Director of the USC Black Alumni Association since 2007, she develops alumni engagement and donor strategies that have resulted in more than $14 million in new scholarship investments.

Additionally, as an entrepreneur for over 25 years, she is General Manager of a privately held corporation which provides radiologist consulting services for diagnostic imaging centers and hospitals. She is a corporate veteran, formerly employed at IBM Corporation as a marketing executive and senior management consultant in the practice areas of mass customization, business process re-engineering and supply chain management. Dr. Turner completed a Doctorate in Global Education Policy from the USC Rossier School of Education, to include international studies (US, China, Qatar, UAE). She holds an Executive MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a BS degree from the USC Marshall School of Business.

Sandra Rice

Senior Vice President, National Recruitment & Leadership Development

Emma Bowen Foundation

For nearly two decades, Sandra Rice has helped to develop the careers of hundreds of college students of color by placing them in internships that help build strong resumes. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of several nonprofits including Union County College Foundation in New Jersey. She is also Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Bergen Passaic Chapter). Prior to joining the Emma Bowen Foundation, Sandra had a successful media career of over 15 years in a variety of roles at ABC ranging from distribution to marketing.

Sandra received her Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Radio & Television from San Jose State University and her Master in Media Studies from The New School in New York City.