Producer Biographies

Joan Baranow PhD

(Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine; Writing My Way Through: The Caitlin Dolaghan Story)
Joan teaches English and creative writing at Dominican University of California. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Western Journal of Medicine, WHR, and elsewhere. Her book of poems Living Apart was published by Plain View Press. She and her husband, fellow producer David Watts, along with physician and musician Robert Markison, created a CD of poetry and music called Powerful Seeds.

James Cavenaugh

(Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine)
James has written, directed, and produced hundreds of video programs for broadcast, training, and promotion. His documentaries include the Apple Multi-Media Lab, A Report from Childhoo, Chernobyl: The Secret Cloud, and others. He has also produced corporate programs, public service campaigns, and promotional videos for both local and national organizations.

Victoria Chaban

(Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine)
Victoria is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who is currently producing a series of documentaries on poetry and healing. Prior to independent filmmaking, Vicki worked for a number of Bay Area production companies as an award-winning producer of industrial films and documentaries.

David Watts MD

(Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine; Writing My Way Through: The Caitlin Dolaghan Story)
David was on camera host during the 1980’s for various programs on Lifetime Network, PBS and local Channel 2 News. He was also a radio host and still does occasional commentary on NPR’s All Things Considered. He has published four books of poetry, a collection of non-fiction stories Bedside Manners, and is currently working on a novel. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and teaches literature at the Fromm Institute of San Francisco.

Director/Videographer/Camera

David Drewry

(Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine; Writing My Way Through: The Caitlin Dolaghan Story)
David has twenty years experience in feature, documentary, and commercial production. Features include: Flashback, Child's Play Ill, DUNE, The Forgotten One, and Big Diamond Mystery. Documentary credits include the award winning Bound by the Wind and Crossing Boundaries. He has shot extensively in remote locations around the globe and is currently focusing on projects with strong social or artistic merit.