Thursday, 14 December 2023 13:21

WMHT Announces the Election of Board Officers and New Trustee

TROY — WMHT Public Media announced the election of its board leaders and new trustee. The new slate of officers elected include: Shelby Schneider, Deputy Director, New York State Economic Development council, has been re-elected Chair; Del Salmon, Attorney, The Salmon Law Firm, has been elected Vice Chair; Gwen Wright, Community Leader, has been elected Secretary, and Karen Carpenter, President and CEO, Vanderheyden, Inc., has been elected Treasurer.

“I am both honored and humbled to be re-elected to the position of Board Chair,” said Shelby Snyder, in a statement. “WMHT’s mission to enrich our communities with programs and services that advance education, culture and civic engagement, empower individuals, celebrate our diversity, and reveal what we have in common – has never been more relevant than it is today.” 

The officer slate will be joined by newly elected trustee and health coach and former WNYT anchor Dr. Benita Zahn. Zahn joins the WMHT board with 40 years of commercial TV news experience, that included a previous stint as host WMHT’s long-running HEALTH LINK program.  After earning her MS and DPS/ Bioethics from the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College, she now works as a nationally certified health coach for Capital Cardiology, co-hosts the podcast EVERYTHING THEATER and writes about health for a number of local magazines/newspapers. 

The officers and trustees began their terms Dec. 1, and bring the number of board members to 24.

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