Board of Trustees | Emeritus Board | Advisory Board | Senior Staff 


Detroit Public Television is governed by a Board of Trustees led by Board Chair, Arthur Horwitz, President/Publisher at The Detroit Jewish News.  The board is composed of representatives from the local, business, civic, and cultural communities. The station is operated by a professional staff headed by President and CEO Rich Homberg.

DPTV’s Community Advisory Panel reviews the station’s content (programming, productions) and community engagement and connects the station to ideas and interests of other organizations in Southeast Michigan. Learn more about the Community Advisory Panel >

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Detroit Public TV Trustees on why they support DPTV:

Board of Trustees

Arthur Horwitz, Chair
Rich Homberg, President & CEO
Sandra Ennis, Secretary
Daniel Alpert, Asst. Secretary
Pat Fehring, Treasurer
Ken Banach, Asst. Treasurer
Donna Murray-Brown, Vice Chair
Barbara Kratchman, Vice Chair
Hannan Lis, Vice Chair
James Mitchell, Vice Chair
Thomas C. Shafer, Vice Chair
Todd Wyett, Vice Chair

Michael Acheson
Melody Arabo
Addell Austin-Anderson
Geaneen Arends
Jennifer Belveal
Mark J. Bernstein
Mark Bohen
Terrence Burke
Ray Day
Jennifer Fiore
Rainy Hamilton Jr.
Jacqueline Howard
Joyce Jenereaux
Frank Jonna
Steven Kalczynski
Carol Klein
Daniel E. Little
Tonya Matthews
Charles Metzger
Timothy Nicholson
Byron Pitts
Melissa Roy
Howard Sherman
Christine Sing
David Sturtz
Irene Tasi
Deborah G. Tyner
Michael Watson
Simon Whitelocke
Shaun Wilson


Emeritus Board

Bob Allison
Elaine Baker
John Beran
Charles Ciuni
Melonie Colaianne
Susan Cooper
Tarik Daoud (In Memorium)
Marianne Fey
Ronald Goldsberry
Vaughn Koshkarian
Leonard Kruszewski
Bud Liebler
Dana Locniskar
James Nicholson
Michael Porter
Richard Rassel
George Riley
Lois Shaevsky
Stephen Strome
Ken Whipple


Community Advisory Panel

Learn more about the Community Advisory Panel > 


Senior Staff

Rich Homberg, President and CEO, rhomberg@dptv.org
Ken Banach, EVP and CFO, kbanach@dptv.org
Dave Devereaux, TV, Radio & Digital Communications, devereaux@dptv.org
Dan Alpert, Philanthropy and Major Donors, alpert@dptv.org
Fred Nahhat, Production, fnahhat@dptv.org
Georgeann Herbert, Content and Community Engagement, gherbert@dptv.org
Jamie Westrick, Business Development, jwestrick@dptv.org
Ryan Laurie, Individual Giving, rlaurie@dptv.org
Robalee Williams, Executive Assistant to Rich Homberg and Ken Banach, rmonroe@dptv.org


For DPTV and WRCJ, a strong and committed board is vital to the institution’s success. 

We are pleased to welcome our newest Board of Trustees: 

Mark Bohen joined Beaumont Health in 2016 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer where he provides operational and strategic leadership for Beaumont’s marketing and communication functions. This includes ensuring Beaumont delivers on its brand promise to patients and communities; leading digital and communications strategies; overseeing organizational messaging; and engaging internal and external stakeholders through a comprehensive marketing plan.  Before joining Beaumont, Mark was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Innovation and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Consumer Relations for Assurant, Inc., Vice President of Consumer Marketing at McCain Foods, Inc. and Brand Manager at Nabisco Biscuit Company.

Steven Kalczynski is the Managing Director of the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan where he brings more than 30 years of experience in domestic and international luxury property management.  Steven is committed to impeccable customer service and four-star experiences at the Townsend.  Prior to the Townsend Hotel, Steven was the General Manager of two Starwood Hotel and Resort properties, the exclusive Ballantyne Resort and Spa in Charlotte, N.C. and the St. Regis Century Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.  As the GM of Ballantyne Resort, Steven earned Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ prestigious “Tiffany Award” for highest overall quality scores in North America for all St. Regis and Luxury Collection properties.  Additionally, Steven has significant international experience with hotel properties in Beijing, Mumbai, India and Qater.  Steven serves on the Board of Directors for the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Parking Committee for the City of Birmingham.

Charles Metzger is Palace Sports & Entertainment Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer where he oversees PS&E marketing, advertising, communications, fan experience, social media, and community relations.  Prior to joining PS&E, Charles was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director for McCann Worldgroup in Birmingham, MI.  He was also Chief Marketing Officer of McCann’s  U .S . Army account and a member of the company’s management board.  Charles has served on the boards of the American Association of Advertising Agencies Michigan Chapter and the Cranbrook Institute of Science Board.

Mark J. Bernstein is President and Managing Partner of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm, PLLC where he continues the Bernstein family commitment to public service, work in government, business and the law. Mark was elected to serve on the University Of Michigan Board Of Regents in 2012 and currently serves as Chairman. Mark served on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission from 2004 – 2012.  As the longest serving member on the Commission, Mark was a strong voice for fairness and equality and he helped initiate collaboration between The University of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.  Mark also serves on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice, the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section Council and worked as Director of Press Pool operations it the White House during the Clinton administration.  Mark also spends time lecturing at the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts on tort and civil rights law where he helps educate future lawyers and leaders.


From Melody Saroki Arabo:

"I'm thrilled to share that I've been selected as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education! I will continue to be a full time teacher at Keith Elementary next year, but will also work for the Department to provide teacher voice to our nation's leaders in Washington D.C. I look forward to contributing to initiatives like teacher leadership, bully prevention, and special education reform, among many others, and to learning more about policy and the factors that shape our education system. Thank you Angela Colasanti, Brian Calley, Rich Homberg, Phil Pittman, and Ken Gutman for your help and support with this opportunity!"

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