Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center -- Flim and Theater, Civic Engagement, Women's Health
The Hepburn Fellows Program

As part of the initial launch of the Hepburn Center, a generous gift from an alumna brought to Bryn Mawr’s campus individuals who bridge academics and practice in nontraditional or unconventional ways in three broad areas the Hepburn Center supports: film and theater, women’s health and civic engagement. Over a period of five years, the Center was fortunate to welcome the following distinguished individuals to campus residencies with students, faculty, and programs:

Hepburn Fellows 2010-2011
  • Jane Golden, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Director and the 2009 Katharine Hepburn Medalist
  • Shira Walinsky, Philadelphia Muralist
  • Meredith Monk, MacArthur Grant- Winning Multimedia Artist
Hepburn Fellows 2009-10
  • Carol Rogers, longtime public-health activist at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Sarah Schenck, filmmaker and social activist.

In addition, two 2008-'09 Fellows returned to campus:

  • Maya Ajmera, Founder and President of the Global Fund for Children (GFC),
  • Ana María López, Associate Dean for Outreach and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Arizona, where she is also Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pathology and Medical Director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program
Hepburn Fellows 2008-09
  • Amy Murphy, Managing Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company, co-founded the Arden in 1988 with Aaaron Posner and her husband, Terry Nolen
  • Maya Ajmera, Founder and President of the Global Fund for Children (GFC),
  • Ana María López, Associate Dean for Outreach and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Arizona, where she is also Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pathology and Medical Director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program
Hepburn Fellows 2007-08
  • Cynthia Eyakuze-Di Domenico, Director of the Public Health Watch Project for the Open Society Institute
  • Judy Wicks, Owner-founder of the White Dog Cafe and co-founder and co-chair of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
  • Susan Wood, Research Professor, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Hepburn Fellows 2006-07
  • Jane Eisner,Vice president for national programs and initiatives at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia
  • Shannon Hader, Epidemiologist and public health doctor, and has for three years directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zimbabwe Global AIDS Program
  • Karen Stephenson, President of NetForm, Inc.