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
Ken Clarkson
Ray Day
Jennifer Fiore
Rainy Hamilton Jr.
Jacqueline Howard
Joyce Jenereaux
Frank Jonna
Steven Kalczynski
Carol Klein
Daniel E. Little
Tonya Matthews
Charles Metzger
Charlie Moret
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
John Wenzel, Acting CFO jwenzel@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: 

Ken Clarkson is a partner in the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss and a member of its Real Estate Practice Group. He has extensive experience with the development of senior living facilities including independent, assisted and memory care projects. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of Bedrock Community Development Support, a Michigan non-profit corporation that assists in the development of housing for low income, seniors, veterans and homeless persons and related services. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, he lives in Farmington Hills with his two children.

In 2014, Charlie Moret was selected by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to head up a new non-profit organization based in Detroit, Investment Michigan, which provides capital support for early-stage companies in the advanced manufacturing materials, life sciences, and information technology industries. Prior to that, he was managing director of technology-based entrepreneurship at TechTown, a business incubator and accelerator in Detroit, where he was responsible for the development and oversight of its tech-based entrepreneurial programs. Moret received his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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