San Francisco Film Commission
Belle Taylor-McGhee, Commissioner
Belle Taylor-McGhee is Vice President for Strategic Communications for JLM Management Group, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, media and public relations, community outreach and public engagement. She is also a national leader in women’s reproductive health, a public speaker and freelance journalist. As a journalist, Ms. Taylor-McGhee has covered women’s reproductive health extensively at home and abroad. In 2010, Ms. Taylor-McGhee reported from Tanzania and Uganda, Africa on the high rate of maternal mortality and how women’s health advocates, communities and governments were addressing the problem.
In a three-part series published in the 2010 spring, summer and fall issues of Ms. Magazine, Ms. Taylor-McGhee reported on the challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goal 5: to reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio. As a follow-up to the story, Ms. Taylor-McGhee reported on the high rates of Black maternal mortality in the U.S., published on 12/14/12 in Women’s eNews. Her reporting earned her a 2013 California Endowment Health Reporting Fellowship with the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Ms. Taylor-McGhee has extensive expertise in media and public policy – having served as communications director for NARAL Pro-Choice America in Washington, DC, and executive director for CARAL Pro-Choice America in San Francisco. Additionally, Ms. Taylor-McGhee was appointed in 2002 by former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. to head the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. She is a former television news investigative reporter with more than a dozen years of broadcast journalism experience in Seattle, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Alabama markets.
In March 2012, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appointed Ms. Taylor-McGhee to serve a four-year term on the Health Commission for the City and County of San Francisco (2012-2016), which serves as the governing and policy-making body for the Department of Public Health, the City and County hospitals and emergency medical services. In March 2016, Mayor Lee appointed Ms. Taylor-McGhee to serve a four-year term on the San Francisco Film Commission, which works to promote, develop and recognize film activities in San Francisco. Ms. Taylor-McGhee also serves on a national steering committee working to bring over-the-counter access to oral contraception in the U.S.
Ms. Taylor-McGhee holds a B.A. degree in broadcasting and journalism from the University of Alabama, and she completed the 2004 “Women and Power: Leadership in a New World” Executive Education Program at Harvard Kennedy School.Mail can be sent to: San Francisco Film Commission City Hall, Room 473 San Francisco, CA 94102 Emails can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org