SNPT Board & Councils

Board of Directors

The Friends of Channel 10 was founded in 1971 to provide financial, promotional, governmental and volunteer support for KLVX-TV.  The Friends recruit volunteers for pledge drives, conduct special fund raising events, provide information to policy makers, apply for grants, assist with business operations of online adult education, and manage endowment funds for public television. In 1999, the Friends decided to restructure the board to assist KLVX with the federally mandated conversion to digital television. The 25 member board was renamed Southern Nevada Public Television (SNPT) restructured to include several councils with up to twenty members. KLVX-TV, Channel 10 also rebranded itself as Vegas PBS.

Southern Nevada Public Television Board of Directors

  • Vince Alberta, University of Nevada Las Vegas

  • Linda Ammons, Community Volunteer

  • Tom Axtell, Vegas PBS - Executive Director

  • Tracy Bower, National Security Technologies, LLC

  • Dr. Nancy Brune, Guinn Center for Policy Priorities - Vice President

  • Cheryl (Cheri) Colbus, US Bank – Treasurer

  • Rachelle Crupi, Bank of Nevada

  • Bill Curran, Ballard Spahr, LLP. - President

  • Moises (Mo) Denis, State Senator

  • Clark Dumont, M.S., APR, Dumont Communications, LLC

  • Carolyn Edwards, Trustee, Clark County School District 

  • Thomas E. Gallagher, Guinn Center for Policy Priorities

  • Stephen J. Greathouse, Community Volunteer – Secretary

  • Dema Guinn, Community Volunteer

  • Charlotte Hill, Carlisle Collection - Community Council Chair

  • Lori Lea, AECIndustryPro.com

  • Nora Luna, Nathan Adelson Hospice

  • Marydean Martin, Marydean & Associates

  • Jerry Reeves, HealthInsight - Desert Meadows AHEC – Chair

  • Geraldine Tomich, Marquis Auerbach Coffing – Planned Giving Council – Chair

  • Tom Warden, The Howard Hughes Corporation


Community Council

The Community Council oversees traditional volunteer activities and special event fundraising. The council recruits and trains over 1,000 volunteers who will assist Vegas PBS during the year. Special events such as the annual wine tasting and auction, visits by PBS celebrities, and ticket sales for VIP events at facility openings are major activities of the Community Council.

  • Tom Axtell, General Manager, Vegas PBS

  • Myram Borders, Community Volunteer

  • Charlotte Hill, Carlisle Collection - Chair

  • Jeanne Jones, Alpha Services NV

  • Albert Kovacs, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

  • Marydean Martin, Marydean & Associates

  • Peggy Smith, Hands Ink Advertising/PS Media

  • Irene Vogel, Community Volunteer

Planned Giving Council

The Planned Giving Council focuses on major gifts to the station. Members present ten public seminars a year on a variety of planned giving topics and provide free services for individuals planning major gifts to Vegas PBS. The Council produced programs and short informational messages for broadcast on Vegas PBS on a variety of personal financial planning information. To date 100 individuals have indicated they will donate over $36 million to the Vegas PBS Endowment through testamentary bequests.

Planned Giving Council

Legislative Relations Committee

The Governmental Affairs Council assists Vegas PBS with local, state and federal governmental relations.

Subject to the lobbying prohibitions of CPB, Council members review legislative and governmental policy affecting Public TV, update officials on station services supporting public education, public health and public safety.

  • Tom Axtell, General Manager, Vegas PBS

  • Nancy Brune, Guinn Center for Policy Priorities – Chair

  • Carolyn Edwards, Clark County School District Trustee

  • Thomas Gallagher, Guinn Center for Policy Priorities

  • Stephen J. Greathouse, Community Volunteer

  • Sandi Herrera, Got Core Values

  • Charlotte Hill, Community Volunteer

  • John Restrepo, RCG Economics LLC

Desert Meadows Area Health Education Council

The Desert Meadows Area Health Education Council serves as the advisory board for a broad-based career education and continuing professional education service. The Council’s role is to set educational priorities and advisee on marketing strategies. AHECs were authorized by Congress and are established in selected communities by each state’s land grant university. The Vegas PBS GOAL online adult education service agreed to perform these services in Southern Nevada in 2014, and receives a federal sub-grant for operations and staffing from the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine.

  • Gerald Ackerman, Office of Rural Health, Ex-Officio Member

  • Raymond W. Alden III, Touro University Nevada

  • Debra Collins, Workforce Connections - Desert Meadows AHEC – Co-Vice Chair

  • Laura K. Culley, UNLV School of Medicine

  • Chris Garvey, Trustee, Clark County School District

  • Janice Glasper, Engelstad School of Health Sciences, College of Southern Nevada

  • Joseph P. Iser, Southern Nevada Health District

  • Robert Kidd, Perry Foundation

  • Loretta Moses, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

  • David M. Penn, Roseman University’s College of Medicine - Desert Meadows AHEC – Co-Vice Chair

  • Jerry Reeves, HealthInsight - Desert Meadows AHEC – Chair

  • Alexandra P. Silver, Clark County Medical Society

  • Spencer Stewart, Western Governors University Nevada

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