Board of Directors

Henry White – President

Henry White is a musician and the long time host of Spotlighting Paradise on NCTV.

Jeromie Whalen – Vice President

Jeromie Whalen is Technology Educator at Northampton High School and works closely with NCTV to collaborate on student projects and educational events. A self-described technophile, Whalen enjoys gadgetry of all types and watching Youtube videos of hamsters eating tiny burritos

Kate Way – Treasurer

Kate Way has been a writing, literature, and arts educator for the past twenty years, and has held numerous teaching and administrative positions at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Kate holds a M.F.A. in Photography, and recently completed an Ed.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture, with a focus in media literacy and the politics of K-12 education reform. Currently in her second year away from full-time teaching, Kate is working on completing several ongoing bodies of photographic work and is making her first documentary film.

Mary Alice Crim – Board Member

Mary Alice’s interest in supporting and sustaining our local media ecosystem in the Pioneer Valley drives her involvement with the Northampton Community Television board of directors. She’s also involved in the burgeoning Western Massachusetts Media Justice Network. Her interest in our media system is also national in scope, and she currently serves as the field director for Free Press, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting for our rights to connect and communicate. When she’s not thinking about or consuming media, Mary Alice can be found playing sports, hanging out with her dog, experimenting with allergy friendly cooking, home brewing, gardening or working toward becoming a community herbalist.

Jon Reed – Board Member

Jon Reed is a digital tech journalist and multi-media content producer. Along with four other grizzled tech bloggers, Jon co-founded diginomica.com in 2013. He advises companies on moving from “blast marketing” to engaging audiences with media. For the last few years, Jon has been volunteering with NCTV. You’re likely to run into him at NCTV classes, brushing up on his skills and checking out new gear. Jon serves as the CAB member of the NCTV board.

Nathaniel Reade – Board Member / School Committee Representative

Nat Reade is Creative Director at The Bellows Group, which provides communications consulting and content to progressive non-profits.  He has worked as a journalist and educator, and is current an at-large member of the Northampton School Committee.  He also helped his son Henry write four young-adult novels called The Pencil Bandits.

Bernadine Mellis – Board Member

Bernadine Mellis makes films that span political non-fiction and experimental fiction. Her documentary THE FOREST FOR THE TREES follows environmentalist Judi Bari’s civil case against the FBI.  Bernadine also directed THE ODYSSEY, a collaborative, queer adaptation of Homer’s epic. Her recent short films include a project commissioned by FuturePoem Books, I SHOULD THINK FIRE. Currently, Bernadine is working on two projects: an archive of stories of children of the New Left, and CORE, which follows architect Katrina Spade as she builds an urban site for creating compost out of the dead.  Bernadine is Five College Lecturer in Film & Video Production.