Dr. Cynthia Turner-Graham Joins Genius Board


Genius Brands International has appointed Dr. Cynthia Turner-Graham to its board of directors.

Turner-Graham, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She brings over 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a practicing psychiatrist, healthcare administrator and community leader.

Andy Heyward, chairman and CEO of Genius Brands, said, “The entire Genius Brands Board of Directors proudly welcomes Dr. Turner-Graham as we focus on building shareholder value, producing positive children’s content, increasing diversity in our company and in the stories we tell. She brings an invaluable skillset and is uniquely qualified to help guide us in that mission as we continue growing our premier kids’ streaming platform, Kartoon Channel!, and advance our pipeline of tentpole productions.”

Dr. Turner-Graham commented, “I am committed to supporting Genius Brands’ mission of creating programming for children with a purpose. Indeed, the fate of our country is in the hands of the next generation, who will need nation and community-building tools to make our communities places of harmony and civility. As a psychiatrist for more than 30 years, I’m honored to be part of this enterprising and forward-looking company.”

Lynne Segall, chair of Genius Brands’ nominating committee, noted, “It was my privilege to interview Dr. Turner-Graham and nominate her to join the Genius Brands board. She brings unique skills that are particularly useful for a company such as Genius which focuses on positive content with a purpose for children.”