**Board Meeting Minutes are at the bottom of this page.
CEO, Ainsley & Co.
Cindy Amitin, M.D.
Cynthia A. Berman - Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Principal, Kramon & Graham, P.A.
Frank D. Boston, Esquire
General Law Practice
Andrew M. Brooks - Co-Chair, Development Committee
Retired Vice President, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Darcy C. Carroll - Board Chair
Managing Director and Wealth Advisor, Private Wealth Management at William Blair
Jeffrey Hettleman - Chair, Audit Committee
Partner & CFO, Brightview Senior Living
Executive Director, Park Heights Renaissance. Inc.
Gary Levine - Chair, Outreach Committee
Partner, Shirlen Limited Partnership
John P. (Jack) Machen
Special Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, McCormick & Co.
Matthew B. Martin - Co-Chair, Development Committee
Executive Vice President, PNC Bank
Dale R. McArdle
Retired Non-Profit Director
James "Mac" McComas
Senior Program Manager, Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative
Neil Meyerhoff, Esq.
Vice-President, Hendersen-Webb, Inc.
LaFontaine E. Oliver - Ex-Officio
WYPR President and General Manager
John Prugh - Chair, Finance Committee
President, CEO, Alex Brown Realty
Ann Quinn - Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Quinn Strategy Group
Executive Assisitant and Senior Advisor to Mayor Michael O'Connor (Frederick, MD)
Managing Director, Pearl TV
Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD PhD
Predident and CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Adeo Advocacy
Associate Director, Policy Reform and Advocacy, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Peter Toran - Board Secretary
Writer & Communications Specialist; Former Vice President of Communications and Strategic Planning, University of Baltimore
Meadow Lark Washington
Psychotherapist in private practice
Founding Board Members
In 2001, Johns Hopkins University decided to sell WJHU. While there were several groups that wanted the radio station, Jim McGill of Johns Hopkins sought a buyer that consisted primarily of local citizens, that would keep the NPR public radio format, that had professional broadcast management, and that had the resources to complete a sale. A group assembled by long-time broadcaster, Tony Brandon, met all the criteria and the purchase agreement was drafted. Mercantile Bank (now PNC) agreed to lend the necessary funds for the transaction if it was guaranteed by community citizens.
These individuals came together to secure the bank loan for the purchase of WYPR – essentially ensuring the continuation and future of a public radio station for Baltimore and Maryland. We remain grateful to these guarantors or Founding Board Members for making WYPR, as it is today, possible.
Anthony S. Brandon
William C. Clarke III
Darielle & Earl Linehan
Charles H. Salisbury, Jr.