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WMHT Public Media, located in New York State's Capital Region, serving Eastern New York and Western New England, is the only locally owned, nonprofit, multichannel public communications organization that reaches beyond the traditional broadcasting model to act as a leader by convening arts, culture, learning and civic interests. WMHT focuses on Community, Culture and Connections by providing entertainment, enrichment and engagement through television, radio, digital media, and educational services.


Services include WMHT-DT (17.1), CreateTV (17.2), WORLD (17.3), WMHT PBS Kids (17.4), Classical WMHT-FM 89.1 & 88.7 (classical public radio); and WEXT Radio 97.7/106.1(AAA public radio). WMHT also operates RISE, a radio reading service for the blind and print disabled.


WMHT uses media to enrich our communities with programs and services that advance education, culture and civic engagement, empower individuals, celebrate our diversity, and reveal what we have in common.


WMHT envisions a community confident in its identity, its potential fully realized, inspired and connected through trusted public media.

Values and Goals

Community | We place the community at the center of our work.

Integrity | We honor the trust placed in us by doing our work with honesty and transparency.

Excellence | We believe that the importance of our services demands that they be carried out with excellence.

Innovation | We embrace the new solutions that will be needed to serve our evolving communities.

Respect | We express an authentic regard for the intelligence and diverse viewpoints of our audiences and our community.

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Board Member listing and Board Meeting notes.

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Executive Leadership

Anthony Hayes
President and CEO

Allison Valiquette
Director, Digital Content

George Hauenstein
Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Keith Martin
Director of Technology

Julie Raskin
Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Will Pedigo
Vice President, Chief Content and Engagement Officer

Chris Wienk
Vice President, Radio

Board of Trustees

Kathy Jimino

Chair, West Sand Lake, NY

Shelby Schneider

Vice Chair, Albany, NY

Viki Sand

Secretary, Valatie, NY

Bridget Ball Shaw

Treasurer, Averill Park, NY

Robert Altman

Ex Officio, Kinderhook, NY

Angela Dixon

Albany, NY

Martin Mbugua

Clifton Park, NY

Khadijah Peek

Schenectady, NY

Mary Simoni

Troy, NY

Don Applyrs

Albany, NY

Doris Fischer Malesardi

Menands, NY

Steady Moono

Schenectady, NY

Mary-Ellen Pichè

Albany, NY

Kelly Smith

Guilderland, NY

Ian Berry

Saratoga Springs, NY

Mona Golub

Schenectady, NY

Lee McElroy Jr.

Troy, NY

Del Salmon

Schenectady, NY

Danika Vittorio

Schenectady, NY

Karen Carpenter Palumbo

Albany, NY

Susan Kress

Saratoga Springs, NY

Barb Nelson

Troy, NY

Tobi Saulnier

Rensselaer, NY

Teresa Zielinski

Schenectady, NY

Community Advisory Board

Al Bellenchia

CEO, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity,
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

Dayonna Bowles

Albany, NY

May Clements

Albany, NY

Allison Crerand

Director of Special Projects & Purchasing,
City of Albany, NY

Charmaine Daniels

Albany, NY

Gordon Davis

Albany, NY

Michele Desrosiers

Guilderland, NY

Sarah DiPasquale

Associate Professor and Chair, 
Skidmore College Dance Department

Joseph Patrick Daurio

Wilton, NY & Valley Falls, NY

Katrina Fasulo

Director of Development, 
Opera Saratoga

Melissa Howe

Senior Program Manager: Education & Community Engagement, Opera Saratoga

Dustin Lanterman

Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park

Mary Kate McCarty

Troy, NY

Mishka Luft

Niskayuna, NY

Paul Powers

Schodack Landing, NY

Debernee S. Privott, Ph.D.

University at Albany

Alice J. Rudnick

Niskayuna, NY

Crickett Thomas-O'Dell

Workforce Development Institute (WDI), 
Albany, NY

Erica Twomey

Cohoes, NY

Takeyce Walter

Round Lake, NY