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Detroit Public TV is governed by a Board of Trustees led by Board Chair, Timothy Nicholson, Vice President of PVS Chemicals, Inc. 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



Emeritus Board

Elaine Baker
John Beran
Charles Ciuni
Melonie Colaianne
Susan Cooper
Patrick Fehring
Marianne Fey
Ronald Goldsberry
Arthur Horwitz
Barbara Kratchman
Vaughn Koshkarian
Leonard Kruszewski
Bud Liebler
Dana Locniskar
James Nicholson
Richard Rassel
Lois Shaevsky
Thomas Shafer
Stephen Strome
Ken Whipple

Community Advisory Panel

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Senior Staff

Rich Homberg, President and CEO
Ollette Boyd, CFO/COO
Laura Brandt, VP, Operations
Georgeann Herbert, SVP, Strategy
Fred Nahhat, SVP, Production
Ryan Laurie, VP, Individual Giving
Tracy Duda, VP, Human Resources
Ed Moore, VP, Content



For DPTV and 90.9 WRCJ, a strong and committed board is vital to the institution’s success.

We are pleased to welcome our newest Board of Trustees:

Dr. Colleen Allen:
Dr. Colleen Allen is the president and CEO of the Autism Alliance of Michigan, where for the past eight years she has engaged in advocacy, programming and training for families and service providers to improve access to critical services and support, as well as employment opportunities for adults with autism and related disabilities.

Pamela McClain:
Retired Executive Commander Pamela McClain is a lifelong resident of Detroit and an active participant in the community. She is currently the Executive Liaison for Community Engagement with the city of Detroit Mayor’s Office.

Dan Miner:
As director of Communications for DTE Energy, Dan Miner is well-positioned to lead and provide strategic insight to DPTV’s board of trustees. In his 21 years with DTE, Miner has served in roles of increasing responsibility in strategy, executive learning and development, investor relations, internal consulting, finance, project management, crisis communications and regulatory affairs.

Eldridge Ryans:
Eldridge Ryans brings an enthusiasm for education and technology to DPTV’s board of trustees. He is currently the Client Service Executive for Vectorform in Troy.

Learn more about our newest board members and read the rest of the press release here.

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