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WGBY Board of Tribunes

Public Meeting Schedule

Crist Myers, Chair

President & CEO

Paul R. Murphy, Vice Chair

Legal and Administrative Counsel (Retired)
Amherst College


Norma Friedman, Treasurer

Professor Emeritus
Indiana Institute of Technology



Arlene Rodriguez, PhD, Secretary

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Springfield Technical Community College

Jonathan Abbott

Jonathan Abbott

President and Chief Executive Officer
WGBH Educational Foundation


Jessica L. Atwood

Senior Economic Development Planner
Franklin Regional Council of Government

Donald Blanton

Distinctive Art Studio


Nancy Buffone

Executive Director
External Relations and University Events
University of Massachusetts Amherst

no photo available

Karen Burkinshaw

Pension Consultant
Mass Mutual Financial Group
WGBY Volunteer Guild President

Carolino A. Centeno, Jr.

Vice President, Marketing & Sales
St. Germain Investment Company

Patricia A. Crutchfield

Director of Human Resources
Gandara Mental Health Center

Mary Beth De Voe

 Permaculture Designer

Ellen Wilkins Ellis

Freelance Editor, (Retired)
Mass Mutual VP Government Relations


Neil Fox

 Neil Fox Brand Builders

 Manuel Frau-Ramos, Ed. D

 El Sol Latino


Daniel M. Glanville

Daniel M. Glanville

Attorney, VP of Government Affairs
Comcast, CT (covering CT, MA, NY, VT & NH)

Garth Janes

Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy P.C.

James Lacey

VP of Corporate Media Relations & External Executive Communications
Mass Mutual Finacial Group

Lydia Martinez

Assistant Superintendent
Springfield Schools

Michael Moriarty

Michael Moriarty

Olde Holyoke Development Corp

Robyn A, Newhouse, Ph.D.

Vice President and Assistant to the Publisher
The Republican

Melinda Phelps

Melinda Phelps

Attorney, Partner
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP

Taylor Scott

Associate Director of Digital Communications
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College

J.M. Sorrell

Ombudsman Program Director
Highland Valley Elder Services

no photo available

Sherry Taylor

Chief of Neurosurgery (Retired)
Baystate Medical Center


Life Members

Helen Blake

Helen Blake



Peggy Starr

Peggy Starr

John E. Briggs

John E. Briggs

Joan Steiger

Joan Steiger


Raymond Jackson, DVM

Raymond Jackson, DVM*

Mary Tuttle

Mary Tuttle*


Richard S. Milstein

Richard S. Milstein

Gloria C. Russell

Gloria C. Russell


William F. K. Monks

William F. K. Monks*


Donald Dupre*

Joseph Hennessey*

Irene Mennen Hunter*

Louis F. Oldershaw

Lous F. Oldershaw


Maurice N. Katz*

William A. Lieson*

Janet B. Murrow*

Roy Scott

Roy Scott



S. Alberta Stutsman*

Leonard A. Wilson



Board of Tribunes: Public Meeting Schedule

Meetings of the WGBY Board of Tribunes and its committees are open to the public.

All dates and times are subject to change. Please call the General Manager's office at 413-781-2801 x1561 to verify meeting times.

All meetings will be held at WGBY, 44 Hampden Street, Springfield MA. (view map & directions)

Legal and fiduciary responsibilities for WGBY are vested in the Board of Trustees of the WGBH Educational Foundation.


Jump to Schedule For:
Full Board | Executive Committee | Finance Committee | Committee of the Board


Full Board

(all meetings are at 4pm and at WGBY unless otherwise notated)

Charge: The purpose of the Organization is to provide governance, guidance, advice, assistance, and support to WGBY.  The WGBY Board of Tribunes shall act as the community Advisory Board for WGBY-TV. 

Meeting Dates:

Annual Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 5pm

July 21, 2015
September 29, 2015: Annual Meeting, 5 PM
October 20, 2015
January 19, 2016
April 19, 2016

Executive Committee

(all meetings at 4:00 pm and at WGBY unless otherwise notated)

Charge: Responsible for the active management of the affairs of the Board of Tribunes between regularly scheduled meetings, including, but not limited to: formulating policy, reviewing, approving, and monitoring the annual budget; personnel issues, and station long range planning.

Meeting Dates:
August 18, 2015
November 17, 2015
February 16, 2016
May 17, 2016

Finance Committee

(all meetings at 4:00 pm and at WGBY unless otherwise notated)

Charge: To review, analyze and recommend budgets; review investment policies, practices and objectives.

Meeting Dates:

Committee of the Board

(all meetings held at 3:30 pm and at WGBY unless otherwise notated)

Charge: The Committee of the Board shall assess the skills, knowledge, and potential participation of all members of the Board of Tribunes in order to assist the Chair in best utilizing their skills and, in consultation with the Chair, shall report at the next annual meeting of the Board of Tribunes its nominations for the new Tribunes, officers, and committee chairs. It shall also evaluate the effectiveness of all Board processes, including but not limited to Committee, Board meeting schedules and procedures.

Meeting Dates: