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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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Board of Trustees

Arthur Horwitz, Chair
Hannan Lis, Chair Elect
Rich Homberg, President & CEO
Donna Murray-Brown, Vice Chair
Patrick Fehring, Vice Chair
Barbara Kratchman, Vice Chair
Sandra Ennis, Secretary
Christine Sing, Treasurer
Tom Szczepanski, Assistant Secretary
Ollette Boyd, Assistant Treasurer

Michael Acheson
Addell Austin Anderson
Melody Arabo
Geaneen Arends
Loren Baidas
Jennifer Belveal
Mark J. Bernstein
Mark Bohen
Terrence Burke
Ken Clarkson
Ray Day
Jennifer Fiore
Jacqueline Howard
Joyce Jenereaux
Frank Jonna
Steven Kalczynski
Carol Klein
Daniel E. Little
Tonya Matthews
Charles Metzger
Charlie Moret
Byron Pitts
Reuben Rashty
Melissa Roy
Howard Sherman
David Sturtz
Irene Tasi
Pam Theisen
Manny Torgow
Deborah G. Tyner
Michael Watson
Simon Whitelocke
Shaun Wilson
Todd Wyett
Alexis Wiley


Emeritus Board

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


Community Advisory Panel

Learn more about the Community Advisory Panel > 


Senior Staff

Rich Homberg, President and CEO, rhomberg@dptv.org
Ollette Boyd, CFO oboyd@dptv.org
Tom Szczepanski, COO, tomsz@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
Letita Eppes, Executive Assistant to Rich Homberg, Ollette Boyd and Tom Szczepanski, leppes@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:

Loren Baidas is the president and owner of General RV Center, a third generation RV dealership with 12 superstores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Utah, Virginia and Florida.  Headquartered in Wixom, MI, General RV is the largest family-owned RV dealership in the country, employing more than 1,500 employees and selling more than 16,000 RVs per year. He has worked at General RV since 1999, becoming its president in 2006.  

Pam Theisen worked for Henry Ford Health System for more than 26 years, including positions in the Oncology and Transplant programs and management of the system’s Employee Assistance Program, Human Resources, Clinic Administration and Organizational Development.  Her last position was director of Service Excellence for Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Group. During that time she developed the Service Excellence Assessment and Training Program (SEAT). In 2010 Theisen formed her own business, PT Consulting Group.  She continues to manage the SEAT program for Henry Ford, as well as providing department assessments, presentations and individual professional coaching for physicians and leaders. 

Manny Torgow is vice president of Sterling Group, a privately held investment and real estate firm that acquires and manages high potential and high performance properties and companies. Having joined the firm in 2015, he has been involved in all facets of company operations including acquisitions, management and development.  He maintains active involvement in several community organizations as well as serving on the board of Metro Veins, a healthcare provider specializing in venous conditions, and the investment committee of Mertal Capital, a private equity firm. 

Alexis Wiley was named chief of staff for the City of Detroit in 2014, shortly after joining Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration in February as director of Community Engagement. She is responsible for overseeing the city's 9,000-member workforce, hiring top level administration officials and leading many of the mayor's key initiatives, including the transfer of authority over the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department from the city's emergency manager to the mayor. Prior to joining city government, Wiley was a reporter and anchor for Fox 2 News in Detroit, where she reported regularly on issues that affected Detroit residents. 

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