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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 connect members and provide a space for sharing best practices, developing professional support networks and identifying high-impact projects that members could jointly pursue. 


Join your community!

Each NETA PLC has a member-elected executive committee consisting of a chair, vice-chair, members-at-large and a NETA staff liaison. NETA members are welcome to join a PLC that best fits your role in public media. Contact the NETA Liason for the PLC you choose in order to join.


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

Join the Community Engagement PLC on Public Media Learns


Chair • Dorothy McGrath, Milwaukee PBS
Vice Chair • Thomas Todd, PBS North Carolina
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 on Public Media Learns


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 on Public Media Learns


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, Kansas City PBS
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
NETA Liaison • Jennifer Fisher 

Join the MarCom PLC On Public Media Learns