NETA Peer Learning Communities

The NETA Peer Learning Communities (PLC) help members' staff increase skills, collegiality, and their long-term commitment to public media's education mission. PLCs provide a space for sharing best practices, developing professional support networks, and identifying high-impact projects that members could jointly pursue. NETA's PLCs are Community Engagement, Content, Education, and Marketing and Communications (MarCom).

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Each NETA PLC has an member-elected executive committee consisting of a chair, vice chair, members-at-large and staff liaison. NETA Members are welcome to join a PLC that best fits your role in public media.  You can connect with your PLC through the NETA Liaison, Public Media Learns members-only PLC space and Facebook Groups.

Meet the 2020 Community Engagement PLC Executive Committee.

Chair • Kristen Penczek, Maryland Public Television​
Vice-Chair • OPEN
Past Co-Chair • Carolyn Donaldson, WPSU Penn State
Past Chair • Laura Durham, PBS Utah
Member at Large • Mariano Avila, WGVU​
Member at Large • Michael Harryman, PBS Wisconsin
Member at Large • Amy Labenski, WETA
Member at Large • Denita Malvern, KERA
NETA Liaison • Tim Eernisse

Join the Community Engagement PLC Station Group on Facebook.


Meet the 2020 Content PLC Executive Committee.

Chair • Dorothy McGrath, Milwaukee PBS
Vice Chair • Thomas Todd, UNC-TV
Past Chair • Suzanne Smith, WFSU
Secretary • Mike Tobias, NET Nebraska
Member at Large • Stacia Hentz, WOSU/Columbus
Member at Large • Paul Hunton, KTTZ/Lubbock
Member at Large • Brenda Bowyer, WNIT/South Bend
Member at Large • Heather Mazzoni, WHRO/Norfolk
Member at Large • Kevin McDonald, New Mexico PBS
Member at Large • Sherri Walton, Idaho Public Television
Member at Large • Jack Conely, WEDU/Tampa
NETA Liaison • Angee Simmons

Join the Content PLC Station Group on Facebook.

Meet the 2020 Education PLC Executive Committee.

Chair • Betsy Peisach, Maryland Public Television
Vice Chair • Susana Beltran Grimm, PBS SoCal
Past Chair • Cindy Kirk, Alabama Public Television
Member at Large • Elise Brimhall, PBS Utah
Member at Large • Marion French, WXXI
Member at Large • Ken Harrison, Iowa PBS
Member at Large • Nikki Vrandenbug, Montana PBS
NETA Liaison • Rachel Morrison Parsons

Join the Education PLC Station Group on Facebook.

Meet the 2020 Marketing & Communications PLC Executive Committee.

Chair • MiChelle Jones, Nashville Public Television
Vice Chair • George Davis, WGVU
Past Chair • Olivia Wong, WETA
Member at Large • Avery Hutchins, WCTE/Cookeville
Member at Large • Amanda Krenos, KCPT/Kansas City
Member at Large • Laura Menking, KERA/Dallas
Member at Large • Sandy McBride, Idaho Public Television
Member at Large • Cameron Risher, NET-Nebraska
Member at Large • Evy Todd, New Mexico PBS
Member at Large • Sondra Wachtel, Vegas PBS
NETA Liaison • Jennifer Fisher 

Join the MarCom PLC Station Group on Facebook.

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For more information about the NETA Peer Learning Communities, please contact

Rachel Morrison Parsons

Senior Director, Education Strategy




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Something to Think About

What happens, if you invest in training your people and then they leave? What happens, if you don't, and they stay?

Putting your staff in contact with opportunities to learn more, connect more, will always pay off, now and in the future.

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