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Detroit Public TV is governed by a Board of Trustees led by Board Chair, Melissa Roy, Managing Partner at Lambert. 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
Hannan Lis
Dana Locniskar
James Nicholson
Timothy 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
William Carignan, VP, Controller

Board & Government Relations

Ollette Boyd, CFO/COO
Lisa Hall, Sr. Manager, Board and Government


Melissa Roy Elected Chair of Detroit Public TV’s Board of Trustees

Detroit Public TV’s board of trustees has elected Melissa Roy, managing partner at Lambert Global, as its new chair. She succeeds Timothy Nicholson, chief operating officer at PVS Chemicals, Inc, who served 12 years as a Detroit Public TV (DPTV) board trustee and will continue in service as an emeritus trustee.

Roy has been a member of the DPTV board since 2015 and helps guide governance, strategy and journalistic integrity for the station through committee work and her dedication to the Detroit regional community.

“DPTV is an important and unique community asset – wholly owned by the residents of the Detroit region,” said Roy. “This nationally distinctive media ownership model is a wonderful opportunity to leverage the voice of Detroit.”

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