Board of Directors

Mary Alice Crim – President

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.

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

Melissa McClung – Treasurer

Melissa McClung is a filmmaker based in Hadley, MA. In addition to writing and directing, Melissa teaches film at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School and she is currently pursuing her MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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.comin 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.

Fateh Slavitskaya – Board Member

Fateh Slavitsky-Osment is a producer of independent media and technology with a special focus on free/open tools, education and the
culture of the commons. She considers that architecture is political, so the software and media we inhabit should serve not only commercial interests, but users and communities. She co-founded the Urchin media collective (URCHN.ORG) to explore new modes of animated and live-action filmmaking as well as community-driven creative software. She maintains Urchin’s industrial consultancy and campaigns on behalf of a variety of software freedom projects. Her work with Bassam Kurdali has been supported by grants from private donors, the Robeson Fund for Independent Media, the Massachusetts Arts Council, and substantial crowdfunding.

Henry White – Board Member

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