Staff & Board

Deb Dane

Executive Director

In it’s humble way, WilliNet encourages civic engagement and strengthens our community…one municipal meeting, one locally produced program, one editing class and camera-loan at a time.

Jack Criddle

Production Manager

Public access TV is an invaluable tool for a community that thinks globally and acts locally. As Production Manager at WilliNet, I am proud to facilitate community engagement in Williamstown and throughout the Berkshires, whether we’re broadcasting municipal meetings, co-producing arts, politics, or culture-related shows with local citizens, or running media-making workshops with local schoolchildren.

Richard Lescarbeau

Technical Director

Working at WilliNet gives me the opportunity to contribute to the community.

Marge Chamberlain

President

Public access TV is the frontline for grassroots democracy – it’s my goal to keep that available for Williamstown. WilliNet is also a way for the people of our town to stay informed and entertained with what’s happening here.

Elinor Goodwin

Co-President

I became a Willinet Board Member because I am impressed with the variety of programming offered. From producing sports shows for Williams College, to covering the town’s municipal meetings, to media-literacy & TV production workshops for our elementary school children, WilliNet is a vital local organization, reaching across all corners of the community.

Sue Hogan

Treasurer

WilliNet allows people to “be” at meetings and get info from the original source even if they can’t attend in person. More access to information equals more informed citizens, that’s why I support WilliNet.

Lynn Chick

Secretary

I’m proud to participate on the Willinet board! Our community television station provides access to local government, education, and community activities.

Jen Civello

WilliNet merges civic engagement, community relationships, and dynamic talent to be an informative and loved platform for all things Williamstown.

Susan Puddester

WilliNet connects me to my community. It keeps me informed about what’s happening locally by televising local government meetings and sharing information about local events.

David Lachman

I support WilliNet because every community needs a place where it can speak freely for itself. Especially now that all the local papers are consolidated under one owner, WilliNet offers a venue for independent speech and an outlet for citizen journalism for the whole town: from the kids at WES, to Williams College, to the community-at-large. Viva La Revolution!

Juliana Haubrich

I joined the WilliNet Board because I believe in what WilliNet provides: an open, free exchange of information, ideas and opinions. WilliNet is OUR television station, not the cable company’s or some corporate network’s, and that’s why it deserves my support…and yours!

Jonathan Leamon

WilliNet has two roles that are so important for our community: It provides a way for individuals to speak for themselves, by helping people learn how to communicate through video and by airing the voices of local people. WilliNet also brings alternative and independent national voices back into our community. Knowledge is strength, community is strength, WilliNet is strength!