Board of Trustees | Emeritus Board | CAP | Senior Staff 

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

Bob Allison (In Memoriam)
Elaine Baker
John Beran
Charles Ciuni
Melonie Colaianne
Susan Cooper
Tarik Daoud (In Memoriam)
Patrick Fehring
Marianne Fey
Ronald Goldsberry
Arthur Horwitz
Barbara Kratchman
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
Todd Wyett

Community Advisory Panel

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Senior Staff

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



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:

Ashley Williams

Detroit Public Television’s Board of Trustees elected Ashley M. Williams, CEO of RIZZARR, as one of the newest members. Williams is a leading Millennial and Gen Z content marketing strategist, spokesperson, consultant, and a global speaker for brands that want to reach younger generations. Read More >

Freda Sampson
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategist

Detroit Public Television’s Board of Trustees has named Freda Sampson as one of its newest members. Sampson is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategist with significant experience in corporate, nonprofit, governmental, academic, and faith-based entities. Read More >

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