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Board Vice President Curt Huizenga welcomes Board Member Herb Jackson in as new WPAA-TV President (2019 Annual Mtg)

Board of Directors

  • Herb Jackson – (2020) President
  • Curt Huizenga – (2022) Vice President
  • Cassie Allen (2021) – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Helen Hoelck (2020)
  • Jared Marmitt (2021)
  • Riyad Lahnin (2021)
  • Linda Marie Colon (2020)
  • Jeff Kohan (2022)
  • Open (2022)
  • Sharon Kesilewski – Emeritus
  • Nelson Ford – Emeritus PowerfulWildFree4Arts Ambassador

Technical Advisors

  • Rich Mavrogeanes – DiscoverVideo File Streaming, Conversion and more
  • Cliff Huizenga – Cliffpro Web and Digital Awesomeness
  • Aaron Stone – Stonehenge Sound Supporting Audience Welcome Events
  • Tom Oh – Film Support Audio Tech
  • Josiah Houston – Artistic Director – Playwright/Poet/Musician/Educator
  • Russ Martin – Film & Story Advisor – Enormity Pictures LLC
  • Open – Moses Y Beach Project Lead

Community Support Team

  • Susan Adele Huizenga: Executive Director (Full-time Volunteer)LinkedIn
  • Bruce D Haag: Video Consultant (Former Mission Continues Fellow) Producer Center Ring
  • Tom Brady: Video Consultant Music With Purpose and Human Kind Both
  • Riyad Lahnin: Chief Tech Officer
  • AJ Vertucci  Open: User Support Services
  • The anonymous folks behind Freeman P Quinn: Outreach

Internships: Our Team Hercules program is designed to meet the personal development goals of each applicant. Together we serve the community. Meet with us. Develop a plan. If the applicant is in a for-credit program, we can work out the approvals with the school or work program agency.

MORE THAN TV: We are a host location for work-skills training

  • 2020 (Spring) Michael Humowitz Middlesex Community College Film & TV
  • 2020 (Spring) Garrett Alexander Amill Quinnipiac College Communications – Journalism
  • 2020 (Spring) Evann Michael D’Adamo Quinnipiac College Communications – Editing
  • 2020 Liam Bishop Gateway Community College Business Skills & more
  • 2019 (Fall) John Anthony McMahon Quinnipiac College Communications
  • 2019 (Summer) Sona Benham University of New Haven Audio
  • 2018 Anthony Vitale Marist College Communication & Media Video Production & Directing
  • 2018/19 Noah Levesque Dean College Intro to editing
  • 2018 Ashley H Southeastern Employment Services Digital Media
  • 2018 Hallie Tarnawa Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Lighting & Set Design
  • 2017 Ian Howard Middlesex Community College Film & Directing
  • 2017 Nathan Dean Middlesex Community College Business Skills
  • 2016 -17 Deanna Pedone Sacred Heart Film & Television Video Production & Directing
  • 2016 Alan Astromowicz PQCWorks Audio Tech
  • 2016 Elizabeth Tranzillo PQCWorks Graphics & Marketing
  • 2016 Victoria Penczynzyn Middlesex Community College Graphics
  • 2015 Leah Meyers University of New Haven Directing
  • 2014 Colin Babcock Quinnipiac Undergrad Studio Production, Anchor
  • 2014 Cory Schide Marist College Communication Video Editor
  • 2014 Joey Allard Middlesex Community College Video Production Served as WPAA-TV President 2017-18
  • 2013 Scott Sheahen Quinnipiac Graduate News & Reporting
  • ROAR1st Digital Media Assistants:  Neal-Jay Ancheta (2016), Branndon Greatorex (2016), Kairav Manair (2016-17), Jason Sabetta (2017), Julia Hilinski (2017 eligible), Ashley H (2018)

Affiliations

  • College Credit Internships: Middlesex Community College, Quinnipiac University, Albertus Magnus, University of New Haven, SCSU, Film & Television Sacred Hearty University Graduate Program
  • Wallingford Public Schools Community Service
  • Workforce Alliance Youth Teams: Summer 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Abilities programs including PCQworks , ClearWeave Careers and Chapel Haven