The mission of Channel 1111 is to uplift (like when Dolly Parton walks into a room) through all imagined and unimagined levels of communication.

Channel 1111, established in 2020 by Monique Reymond, Director, was born from the success of the Comedy Collective Foundation. Channel 1111 creates content and experiences for individuals and groups to elevate the mind, body and spirit through online and in-person resources and activities. The purpose of Channel 1111 is to create content which elevates (i.e., positivity in society, self awareness, and higher consciousness). Monique’s emphasis on “elevation” developed from her spiritual growth achieved through the practice of yoga.

The idea behind Channel 1111 is to “give back” – from its acquired resources – to individuals and to the community at large. Comedy Collective Foundation raised $1,500 to provide crutches for orphans in Darfur, $8,000 for, and through consultancy, raised $10,000 for the Red Cross. Channel 1111 seeks to expand its reach into addressing social problems in this time of need. The organization raises funds for its own causes through sponsorships, partnerships, grants and both private and corporate donations. Channel 1111 supports other causes, other non-profits, and will seek to provide scholarships and in-person and online education made available to students in underserved communities. Channel 1111 wants to address issues concerning worldwide poverty, victims of abuse, social justice, environmental causes, and other societal challenges that arise in these turbulent times.

Monique founded Channel 1111 as a woman of color who was born in Pakistan, adopted by Anglo parents as an infant, and grew up in Southern California. She recently experienced an elevation of her own when she discovered her birth family in Pakistan. Channel 1111 hopes to elevate others through its service to the community by its own gifts and programming.

Board of Directors

Monique Reymond

Leo Berger

Leo Berger, Chief Financial Officer
Leo Berger is the proprietor of the accounting firm, Leo Berger & Associates. Leo has been a Certified Accountant since 1975, and manages the accounting needs of entertainment clients, and others, along with Channel 1111. Leo was born in Brussels, later lived in Montreal, and has been a Los Angeles resident since 1966.

Karen Gutierrez

Karen Gutierrez brings 14 years of experience at the City of Beverly Hills. She serves the Beverly Hills Fire Department and provides executive administrative support to the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief and abets with various areas of its operations. She is currently Head Facilitator and Commission Secretary of the Beverly Hills Health and Safety Commission and former Facilitator and Commission Secretary of the Beverly Hills Traffic and Parking Commission (2007-2012) during her service at the City of Beverly Hills Public Works Department. Karen also aids in the capacity of Purchasing Manager of the three fire stations in the City of Beverly Hills working in conjunction with the department’s Senior Management Analyst. She is an active committee member of the JUST IN CASE, BH Program serving as the program’s emergency manual editor and purchasing manager. She volunteers and creates youth programs for the exclusive The Berrics and The DOGPOUND Gym as well as garners interest for fundraisers.

Karen is a certified personal trainer, ideas integrator, business entrepreneur, wife of Vincent A. Ponte and first time mother of Giorgino Ponte.

Beatrice de Salles

International Relations & Business Development Liaison in French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish & English (Native); German and Turkish Notions of Hebrew and Dutch Proficient in MS Word, Adobe & Trados
Professional Journalist, Translator & Interpreter Multilingual specialized in the International development sector, expert in Consecutive & Simultaneous. Training in Diplomacy Interpretation and specialty in court, legal, retail, marketing, immigration, education, business, fashion, esthetics, architecture, financial, humanitarian, tourism, insurance and medical terms.
Intermittent NGOs and United Nations Agencies and Missions for Africa, Italy, Brazil and Malta among others & US Immigration official interpreter. Expatriates & Relocation Leader. Project Manager for subtitles and voice over projects for different companies. Facebook Community Leadership Program Interpreter. Contributor Translator at TED Open Translation Projects for TED Talks. Published Author. Former catalogue model Sitting on the board of organizations such as the Precious Foundation, World Orphanage Foundation and AV Mag.

Great portfolio of clients from 500 Fortune Companies and start-ups such as L’Oréal, Redken, Coty/Wella, Forbes, Miramax, Ferragamo, Kuoni, Adobe, Toyota, Google, Microsoft, Stanford University, NASA, BMW, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Amazon, UCLA, Coca-Cola, Schwarzkopf, Collaborative Journalism, Suvinil, BMW, Lancôme group, Architectural Digest, Fox Studios, Google, Pfizer, Spotify, Flipboard, NASA, Sodexo, Columbia, McInsey, Roche, Stanford, Montclair Universities, FIFA, foreign consulates, UN, Toshiba, Concordia Annual Summit, Brazil’s National Intellectual Property Institute Forum - INPI, the World Cup events and many other Global Companies and Foundations with Partnership for Global & Social Impact.

Personal Interpreter for many Presidents and Chiefs of State at different events including the current American President and the First Lady and the Presidents of Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Argentina among others and the Prime Minister of Barbados. Recently worked at the 9th Summit of Americas at LACC interpreting for most of the closed doors meetings among various Chiefs of States.

Personal interpreter to celebrities like Tony Robbins, the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, Deepak Chopra, Franco Sarto, Gypsy Kings, Roberto Medina, Lindsay Wagner, Sheryl Crow and some Presidents and Chiefs of State among others. Broadcasted and covered many famous sports celebrities for the World Cup within FIFA and Fox News.

* Modern Diplomacy at The Global Diplomatic Forum, London UK 2022
* BA in Law: Universidade Mackenzie São Paulo, Brazil
* BA in Journalism and Communication: FAAP, São Paulo, Brazil
* International Affairs & Human Resources Relations: Associate Program at FGV in São Paulo
* MBA: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in HK with Kellogg School of Management -Northwestern University in Chicago, IL
* David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University visiting scholar program
* Interior Design: The Interior Design Institute in New York, NY

Memberships and Distinctions:

Human Rights Consultant & Education Training by U.S. Institute for Diplomacy and Human Rights

Global Diplomatic Forum Member and Alumni.

Active Member at the World Affairs Councils of America and on the board of UNA-OC and UNA-SoCal

VIP RH in Training & Development, Journalist/ Editor, Broadcaster and Photojournalist. Global Communication Forum Leader, Guest at Summits for UNA-FORUM, Women in Influence, Forbes Women Summit, Women in Diplomacy and the World events. Created source of inspiration & support connecting and empowering female luminaries by supporting their potential to reach new heights through the voices and insights of a diverse range from the worlds of business, entertainment and politics. Has worked and contributed to many events all over the globe, including fashion, business, shows and fairs.

Part of the prestigious Global Leadership Programme which includes on the job learning and development, in addition to modules curated in partnership with various academic institutions including INSEAD, Harvard, Columbia and THNK. Content has included Design Thinking, theories of leadership, working in group and negotiation skills.

Human Resources and Executive Search Leadership positions through delivering training and workshops to the recruitment, training & development teams and management of communities for key meetings throughout the year including the International Annual Meeting in Davos.

Supported the development of the first and second Sustainable Development Impact Summit (held on the side-line of UNGA week, New York), focusing on the progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the critical steps needed to take to meet the targets set by the UN. Including curating content and working with internal and external stakeholders to create an impactful platform to showcase initiatives and coalitions. Additionally, contributed to the development of the programme, panels, and the participant experience. Recorded outcomes and development the Summits report for publications.

Supported the delivery of the Project Approval process at the World Economic Forum, including data analysis, reporting and communication in DC, India and China.

Participated of the recent UN Women’s Commission on Status of Women, the world MOST important meeting in women of the floor of UN 2017, 2018, 2020 and as a guest speaker at many events.

Simultaneous Interpreter for Mission of the Africa to the United States of America to the United Nations' 2018 General Assembly. Involved in Diplomatic Missions towards Peace. Supporter of IBREA Foundation. Board Member Director for African Views Organization. Recognition as a nominated GGA Global Goodwill Ambassador 2018. Nominated Ambassador for Peace and Human Rights at the International Society for Peace & Safety, A Member of American Translators Association for 15 years. A Member of New York Circle of Translators. An active member and constant inspiration at Book and Literacy Clubs. Foreword published author of the book “The Long Struggle for Gender Harmony in Afghanistan”. Currently working on a women’s anthology for solutions on Peace.

Intermittent Language Specialist within the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Office of Field Operations in New York, NY Visionary and Guest Lecturer every year at many venues always and leadership events, inspiring others through topics of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Branding, Health, Education and Philanthropy.

Published thesis about "Children's Multilingual Potential in Early Years" that was translated in different countries and published by the Federal University of Siberia.

Chosen as a recipient award and honored publicly on June/2017 at the Lincoln Center in New York for the 4th Brazilian/Portuguese Award Gala event with Reception Dinner and Party at the Marco Polo Cruises. Nominated by the United Nations, the Guides Association of NYC and Radar VIP Magazine.

Chosen as a recipient award and publicly honored in June/2014 for the "Above & Beyond” Dinner Reception at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Costa Mesa, Orange County by the Angel Light Academy for Community and Humanitarian work at