Board of Trustees | Emeritus Board | CAP | Senior Staff 

Detroit Public TV is governed by a Board of Trustees led by Board Chair,Hannan Lis, Principal and Chief Operating Officer at The WW Group, Inc. which operates Weight Watchers in Michigan and Ontario.  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
Cheryl Spitale Jones, AVP, Marketing & Digital



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:

Detroit Public Television’s Board of Directors elected Maram Alaiwat, the Vice President of Business Development for Preferred Financial Partners, as its newest member.

Maram currently resides in Riverview, MI, while also maintaining a home in the Bay Area. She enjoys spending time with her three sons and two horses, Abby and Sky, whom she donates to an afterschool program in Woodside, CA, to help children with special needs.

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