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Peer Learning Communities

The NETA Peer Learning Communities (PLC) help members' staff increase skills, collegiality and 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 their role in public media. Contact the NETA Liason for the PLC you choose in order to join.


Chair • Denita Malvern, Director of Community Engagement, KERA
Vice-Chair • Cari Kozicki, Vice President, Project Management, Lehigh Valley Public Media
Past Chair • Michael Harryman, Director of Marketing, Communications & Community Engagement, PBS Wisconsin
Member at Large • Caryline Clark, Engagement Manager, Iowa PBS
Member at Large • Emmalee Hackshaw, Vice President for Community Engagement, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Member at Large • Amy Labenski, Senior Director of National Impact and Engagement, WETA
Member at Large • Darren LaShelle, President & CEO, NorCal Public Media
NETA Liaison • Tim Eernisse

Join the Community Engagement PLC on Public Media Learns


Chair • Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer, WHRO
Vice Chair • Brenda Bowyer, Senior Producer, WNIT
Past Chair • Thomas Todd, Senior Producer and Director, PBS North Carolina
Member at Large • Karen Bell, Director of Programming, KET
Member at Large • Nancy Coddington, Director of Science Content, Programs & Services, WSKG
Member at Large • Chris Hays, Chief Content Officer, Milwaukee PBS
Member at Large • Fujio Watanabe, Manager of Media Production, Houston Public Media
NETA Liaison • Bob Petts

Join the Content PLC on Public Media Learns


Chair • Nikki Vradenburg, Director of Education, Montana PBS
Vice Chair • Laura Evans, Director of Education, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Past Chair • Betsy Peisach, Vice President of Education, Maryland Public Television
Member at Large • Cathy Cook, Director of Education, WQED
Member at Large • Marion French, VP Education, WXXI
Member at Large • Arionna Ralleigh, Curriculum Design Manager, Nine PBS
Member at Large • Carolyn Jacobs, Senior Manager, Training and Educator Engagement, GBH
NETA Liaison • Lindsey Foat

Join the Education PLC on Public Media Learns


Chair • Cameron Risher, Director of Communications, Nebraska Public Media
Vice Chair • Evy Todd, Publicists/Station Relations, New Mexico PBS
Past Chair • Sandy McBride, Director of Communications, Idaho Public Television
Member at Large • Erik Ernst, Communications Associate Director, PBS Wisconsin
Member at Large • Sarah Lewis, Communications Manager, Iowa PBS
Member at Large • Patricia Moynihan, Director of Digital, WFSU
Member at Large • Leandra Parks, Digital Marketing Strategist, VPM
NETA Liaison • Tonya Weber

Join the MarCom PLC On Public Media Learns