Board Members

VPM Media Corporation Corporate Board of Directors: 2019-2020

  • Josh Dare – Chair of the Board, The Hodges Partnership
  • Stephen Davis – Vice-Chair of the Board, Community Investment Collaborative
  • Tanya Ross – Board Treasurer, Dominion Energy Virginia
  • Michael Bisceglia – President and Co-Founder, Stauer Watch and Jewelry Company, President and Co-Founder, Metrix Media
  • Elizabeth E. Appel Blue – VCU Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health Administration
  • James Krauss – Adjunct Faculty, Health Services Administration, JMU
  • Stephen M. Loderick – Partner, Arsenal 401k Advisors
  • Louise Martin – Philanthropist, Community Volunteer
  • Dennis A. McGaugh – President, DIDEX llc
  • Tassie Pippert – Professor, Hart School, JMU
  • Derek Redmond – Senior Counsel, Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
  • Todd M. Stansbury – Former FCC Attorney, Wiley Rein

Board and Corporate Officers: 2019-2020

  • Jayme Swain, VPM President; CEO, Virginia Foundation for Public Media (VFPM)
  • Steve Humble, Chief Content Officer
  • Gary Ometer, Chief Financial Officer, VPM and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media (VFPM)
  • Bill Miller, Vice President, News; Secretary of the Board
  • Katherine Mitchell, Vice President, Education and Engagement
  • Daniel Smythe, Chief Investment Officer, VPM and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media (VFPM)
  • Mark Spiller, Vice President, Engineering
  • Lisa Tait, Vice President, Development

VPM is served by four Community Station Boards, one for television and one for radio in Richmond and one for television in Harrisonburg. They consist of volunteers that represent the communities served by those media. Both the Richmond and Harrisonburg television Community Station Boards have members from Charlottesville on them. The Harrisonburg television Community Station Board has members from Staunton and surrounding areas. The Richmond radio Community Station Board has members from Heathsville and Chase City.

VPM Public Radio Community Station Board: FY20

  • Elizabeth A. Palen, Richmond—Chair
  • Thomas W. Williamson, Jr., Richmond—Vice Chair
  • Andrew K. Ryan, Richmond—Secretary
  • Emily Cox, Glen Allen
  • David Fisk, Richmond
  • Christine A. Jaeger, Richmond
  • Mike Kenna, Wicomico Church
  • John Mann, Richmond
  • Raymond L. McNaughton, Manakin Sabot
  • Jayne McQuade, Heathsville
  • Marshall Orr, Richmond
  • Houston Staton, Midlothian
  • Susheela Varky, Richmond

VPM PBS Community Station Board: FY20

  • Elizabeth S. Littlefield, Mechanicsville—Chair
  • Laura Benton Greer, North Chesterfield
  • Carolyn Conlon, Midlothian
  • Patty Kruszewski, Richmond
  • Judy Marston, Ashland
  • Steve Spiro, Midlothian
  • David Selig, Glen Allen
  • Lisa Zajur, Richmond

VPM PBS Community Station Board (Charlottesville/Harrisonburg): FY20

  • Peter Jones, Charlottesville—Chair
  • Jack Barber, Charlottesville
  • Erwin Bohmfalk, Waynesboro
  • Karen Chamblee, Weyers Cave
  • George Gillies, Charlottesville
  • Penny Keiter, Charlottesville
  • Dave Moubray, Mt. Sidney
  • Connie Marshner, Front Royal
  • Marie Overstreet, Stuarts Draft
  • Diane Roll, Rockingham
  • David Shreve, Charlottesville
  • Mary Elizabeth Skinner, Harrisonburg
  • Elayne Smith, Rockingham
  • Lowell Smith, Berryville
  • Deb Snarr, Harrisonburg

Project Amplify: FY20

VPM Project Amplify is a group of digitally native volunteers who are helping us use our media to reach the next generation of public media consumers and members.

  • Paul Brockwell—Chair
  • Megan Womack—Vice-Chair
  • Morgan Guyer—Secretary
  • Erin Bishop
  • Amanda Eaddy
  • Nikie Goode
  • Wyatt Gordon
  • Emily Jasper
  • Brittany Klug
  • Kelsey Leavey
  • Ellen Victoria Luckey
  • C.P. Richardson
  • Jessica Snyder
  • Ashley Unger
  • Maddie Wood
  • Tom Zydel