WYPR Board of Directors

Cindy Amitin. M.D.

Elizabeth Atwood
Asst. Professor of Journalism, Hood College

Emile Bendit, M.D. Psychiatrist,
Private Practice

Cynthia A. Berman - Co-Chair, Outreach Committee

Frank D. Boston, Esquire - Board Vice-Chair, Chair, Development Committee
General Law Practice

Anthony S. Brandon - Ex Officio President/CEO
President, WYPR

Andrew M. Brooks - Treasurer
Vice-President, Head of US Equity Trading, T.Rowe Price

Deborah Winston Callard - Retired Fundraising Executive.  Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Board Member:  Open Society Institute-Baltimore; Parks & People Foundation

Darcy Christilf Carroll
Principal , Brown Advisory Securities

John Claster
Former President of Claster Television

Beth Falcone - Co-Founder - GiveCorps
Board of Directors, Center Stage; Board of Directors, Parks and People Foundation

Cheo Hurley
Vice President, Park Heights Renaissance. Inc.

Gary Levine -  Co-Chair Outreach Committee
Partner, Shirlen Limited Partnership

John P. (Jack) Machen
Special Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department

Tyson King-Meadows
Associate Professor, Political Science, UMBC

Neil Meyerhoff
Vice-President, Hendersen-Webb, Inc.

Bailey Morris-Eck - Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Trustee, The American Funds, Commissioner, Maryland Public Television
Columinst and Sr. Advisor, London Financial Times, A Wall Street Journal Publication

Samuel Penn - Chair, Audit Committee
Self Employed

John Prugh
President, CEO
Alex Brown Realty

Jonathan Rogers - Board Chair
First Vice President - Investments – Merrill Lynch

Eva Simmons-O'Brien

Mark Thistel - Owner
Freedom Car

Peter Toran
VP of Planning/External Affairs
University of Baltimore

Albert Williams
Former President, Williams Construction

Caroline Worrall
Chief Financial Officer of Health Solutions

Founding Board Members

In 2001, Johns  Hopkins University decided to sell WJHU.  While there were several groups that wanted the radio station, Jim McGill of  Johns Hopkins sought a buyer that consisted primarily of local citizens, that would keep the NPR public radio format, that had professional broadcast  management, and that had the resources to complete a sale.  A group assembled by long-time broadcaster, Tony Brandon, met all the criteria and the purchase agreement was drafted. Mercantile Bank (now PNC) agreed to lend the necessary funds for the transaction if it was guaranteed by community citizens.

These individuals came together to secure the bank loan for the purchase of WYPR – essentially ensuring the continuation and future of a public radio station for Baltimore and Maryland.  We remain grateful to these guarantors or Founding Board Members for making WYPR, as it is today, possible.

Barbara Bozzuto
Anthony S. Brandon
William C. Clarke III
Darielle & Earl Linehan
Jonathan Melnick
Charles H. Salisbury, Jr.
Albert Williams