Our People

From our staff to our board of directors and Community Council, meet the talented people who make it all possible at Vermont PBS.

Board of Directors

The Vermont PBS Board of Directors holds the license for the non-profit corporation Vermont PBS. The board members meet regularly to guide overall operations. Board and committee meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending the next meeting or would like more information, please call 802-655-4800. View our meeting schedule.

Photo of 2017 Board
Front (L to R): Carrie Havelka, Donna Austin-Hawley, Marguerite Dibble, Rob Hofmann, Toby Knox. Back (L to R): Peter Graham, Hal Colston, Elizabeth Rattigan, Mary Moran, Jeremy Schrauf, Jim Clubb, Mark Burke, John Evans, Holly Groschner. Missing: Pat Gabel, Lisa Ventriss.
Patricia Gabel (Chair)
Stowe / Montreal

Jim Clubb (Vice Chair)
Dorset

Rob Hofmann (Past Chair)
Waterbury

Holly Groschner
(President & CEO)
Marguerite Dibble
Burlington

Donna Austin-Hawley
Williston

Mark Burke, M.D.
Brattleboro

Hal Colston
Winooski
John N. Evans, PhD
South Burlington

Peter Graham
Montréal

Carrie Havelka
Montréal

Toby Knox
Shelburne
Mary E. Moran
Rutland

Elizabeth Rattigan
Woodstock

Jeremy Schrauf
West Wardsboro

Lisa M. Ventriss
South Burlington

Community Council

The Vermont PBS Community Council is an advisory board of Vermonters who help Vermont's statewide public television network respond to the needs of Vermonters. The members offer advice and make recommendations to staff and board of directors on programming and services, based on their assessment of their community's interests, values, challenges and priorities. They are active in their local communities, often hosting Vermont PBS events. For more information, contact Chrystie Heimert at 802-338-2556 or cheimert@vermontpbs.org. View meeting schedule.

Bill Holiday

Windham (Chair)

Randall Balmer
Windsor (Vice Chair)

Jerry Aldredge
Caledonia (Past Chair)
Ryan Torres
Addison

Cindy Waters
Bennington

Nancy Kerr
Chittenden

Emerald Drake
Franklin
Cynthia Weed
Franklin

Joyce McKeeman
Orange

Barbara Morrow
Orleans
Ellada Siliski
Rutland

Lars Hasselblad Torres
Washington

Nora Jacobson
Windsor

Senior Staff

President & CEO
Holly Groschner

In addition to a background in law and corporate management, Holly draws upon a wealth of experience in the communications industry, including General Counsel for the Vermont Telecommunications Authority, working to improve public access to broadband and cell phone services across the state. Other work experience includes operations at Crown Castle International, where she worked with the communications tower industry to develop commercial terms and compliance standards for new technology. She has also worked as a partner with the Vermont law firm, Downs, Rachlin & Martin, P.C., specializing in telecommunications.

Holly is a founder of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum and a graduate of Vermont Law School. A resident of Corinth, she is also a trustee of the Vermont Arts Council, chaired Corinth’s Planning Commission, and has served on the Vermont Historic Preservation Advisory Council.

You can email Holly at holly@vermontpbs.org. High Res Photo of Holly (jpg)


Vice President of Content Development and Distribution
Scott Campitelli

Scott oversees the production team at Vermont PBS, including in-house and acquired productions for air and online. Prior to joining Vermont PBS, Scott was the Executive Director of Regional Educational Television Network for 20 years. He is a founder in 2007 of the statewide Vermont Media Exchange (VMX) digital program-sharing network of the Vermont Access Network (VAN), connecting community media channels throughout the state. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Campitelli studied mass communications and education. He has been a middle school teacher, a television production technician, and led the statewide education service for Vermont PBS (which was then known as Vermont ETV) in the 1990s. scampitelli@vermontpbs.org

Chief Financial Officer
Rob Cunningham

Rob has held several positions in the business office at Vermont PBS since 1996. He is responsible for the administrative functions of the station including accounting and finance, legal, benefits, payroll, and human resources. Rob holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and in Business Management from Champlain College. rcunningham@vermontpbs.org

Director of Engineering

Glenn Dudley

Glenn develops technological strategies and leverages technology-based solutions for Vermont PBS. Glenn has been with Vermont PBS for many years serving in various technical positions. gdudley@vermontpbs.org

Viewer Advocate

Jeff Vande Griek

Jeff serves as an advocate for traditional television viewers and donors in the face of an ever-changing media landscape. Serving as the station’s ombudsman, Jeff works to communicate changes and developments that affect our viewers and to ensure the organization’s communications are aligned with member’s needs. Jeff has been with Vermont PBS since 1996.. jvandegriek@vermontpbs.org

Vice President for Development

Stacie Sears Fagan

A resident of Shelburne, Stacie has extensive experience developing philanthropic support for educational and environmental causes, including the Environmental Defense Fund, Naropa University, St. Lawrence University, Middlebury College and the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI). Most recently, Fagan established and led the revenue strategy for AWWI, working closely with donors and board members to implement the organization’s objectives. sfagan@vermontpbs.org

Vice President of Marketing

Chrystie Heimert

cheimert@vermontpbs.org