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WYPR Board of Directors

**Board Meeting Minutes are available upon request by contacting Catherine Tucker (410) 235-1685

Tom Ainsley
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

Cheo Hurley
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

Lisa Manzone
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

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

Anne Schelle
Managing Director, Pearl TV

Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD PhD
President and CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute

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