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WYPR Board of Directors

Board Meeting Minutes are at the bottom of this page.

Tom Ainsley
CEO, Ainsley & Co.

Cindy Amitin, M.D.
Pediatrician

Cynthia A. Berman - Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Principal, Kramon & Graham, P.A. 

Frank D. Boston, Esquire
General Law Practice

Andrew M. Brooks - 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
Partner & CFO, Brightview Senior Living

Cheo Hurley
Executive Director, Park Heights Renaissance. Inc.

Gary Levine -  Co-Chair Outreach Committee
Partner, Shirlen Limited Partnership

John P. (Jack) Machen
Special Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department

Lisa Manzone
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, McCormick & Co.

Mathew B. Martin
Executive Vice President, PNC Bank

Dale R. McArdle
Retired Non-Profit Director

Mac McComas
Associate Director Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative

Neil Meyerhoff, Esq.
Vice-President, Hendersen-Webb, Inc.

John Prugh, Chair, Finance Committee
President, CEO, Alex Brown Realty

Ann Quinn
Quinn Strategy Group

Gayon Sampson
Executive Assisitant and Senior Advisor to Mayor Michael O'Connor (Frederick, MD)

Anne Schelle
Managing Director, Pearl TV

Sophia Silbergeld
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Adeo Advocacy

Laura Speer
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.

Barbara Bozzuto
Anthony S. Brandon
William C. Clarke III
Darielle & Earl Linehan
Jonathan Melnick
Charles H. Salisbury, Jr.
Albert Williams
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