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Board of Directors

Michael Scher

Michael Scher is the director of financial planning and analysis at WAMU 88.5 American University Radio. He was formerly the assistant director of business operations at American University’s Law School, where he was responsible for procurement activities, campus auxiliaries, internal financial reporting, and grants management. Mr. Scher is an accountant and attorney, having received his J.D., cum laude, from American University in 2013 and his master’s degree in accounting in 2019.

Kristen Crockett


Kristen Crockett is the Director of Learning and Development for PBS where she connects people and departments, develops leaders, and empowers teams. She is responsible for PBS’s learning and development strategy, creating leadership programs and sessions for PBS employees and teams. She also leads PBS University, which offers personal and professional development sessions. Kristen holds a B.A. in Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans, an M.A. in Film and Video from American University, and a J.D. from George Washington University.

David Duke

Bio coming soon.I have over 15 years’ experience in public broadcasting and 25 years financial experience with multiple positions in accounting, budgeting, reporting and management. I currently work as Director of Finance at WGCU in Fort Myers, Florida (a medium-size university joint licensee) and formerly worked at ideastream in Cleveland, Ohio (a large community joint licensee). Prior to joining public broadcasting, I held accounting jobs with other non-profits, including a community action agency and a public housing authority.

Mike Waruszewski

Mike Waruszewski is the Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive staff for WQED Multimedia. At WQED, he is responsible for compiling the annual company operating and capital budget, overseeing the annual audit process, cash flow, and compliance with FCC and CPB financial regulations, as well as, facilities, information technology and human resources. He is staff liaison with the WQED Board of Directors on all financial matters and reports to the Finance, Business and Operations Committee and Audit Committee on WQED’s financial structure.

Howard Pearl

Bio coming soon.

Anthony Padgett

Bio coming soon.

Carol Farris

Carol is a Senior Controller and Manager of the Western Office for the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Business Center. She is a Montana native and has lived in Bozeman Montana for over 30 years. She holds a BS in Business Marketing, a Masters in Accountancy both from Montana State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has over 20 years of business and accounting experience practicing in the public, private and non-profit sectors as well as in commercial and public broadcasting.

Megan Davey

Megan Daey is currently the Business & Information Manager at WGVU Public Media in Grand Rapids. Prior to working for WGVU, she served as the Vice President of Finance at Pitchfork , specializing in budgeting, payroll administration, human resource management, and account management. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Accounting from DePaul University.

Kenneth Brown

Kenneth Brown has been in public broadcasting for more than 18 years, with experience in HR and overseeing technical areas of IT and engineering. He also serves as a strategic senior operational leader at PBA.