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Friends of WPT

The Friends of Wisconsin Public Television, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and exists to ascertain the needs of the communities served and support Wisconsin Public Television through the securing financial support, positive community relations, a strong and effective volunteer system and related administrative services.

Organizational Structure

The Friends of Wisconsin Public Television has a Board of Directors comprised of individuals selected from across the state. New appointments are approved by current Board members. The Board is responsible for oversight of policies, budgets, financials, and the duties of the Executive Director. The Officers of the Board of Directors include the President, Vice President, Executive Director, Secretary, and Treasurer. The board is structured with the following standing committees: Executive Committee, Governance Committee and Finance Committee.

Board of Directors

Jeanette Roberts, President

Madison, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2020

Roberts was named the UW School of Pharmacy’s dean in June 2003 after spending 15 years as an academic administrator and professor at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She returned to the faculty in July, 2014 and spent the 2015-16 academic year as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow in the office of Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.).  She is now serving as the inaugural director of the new UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. 

Jan Botz, Vice President

Green Bay, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2019

Jan is currently a Program Director for The Conference Board in New York, bringing more than 35 years of corporate and higher education communications experience to the role. After nearly 30 years in various roles at chemical manufacturer Dow Corning Corp., she moved into higher education, spending three years as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications at the University of Notre Dame. She received a master’s in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a liberal arts undergraduate degree from Saginaw Valley State University, where she now serves on the Foundation Board. Jan and her husband Tom Lippert now enjoy living near family in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Greg A. Dombrowski, Treasurer

Verona, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2020

Greg A. Dombrowski has been President of Johnson Bank-Madison since its inception in 1996. He has been active on the boards of community organizations including United Way, Overture Center, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Meriter Foundation and Catholic Charities. Greg is a certified public accountant and holds a MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Warren Dorn, Secretary

Galena, IL

Term (1st) end date: June 2019

A native of Staten Island, New York City, educated at the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's in American Studies. Warren spent the preponderance of his business career as a manager and executive in the corporate relocation and real estate industry, he and his wife Barbara Liles founded and operated a women's field hockey club based in Chicago. After selling the club, they both retired to Galena, Illinois with a dog, TK. 

Nancy Lee Carter

Appleton, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2020

Nancy Lee Carter is retired as Senior Trademark and Copyright Counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corporation.  She received her BA from Pennsylvania State University in Political Science and in History, her JD from Stetson College of Law and an MA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Library and Information Studies. She is a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Society of American Archivists and has been a supporter of public television for more than thirty years.

Mike Falbo

Franklin, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2020

Mike Falbo, a resident of Franklin, WI, is a veteran of the United States Army and Vietnam Medic Corps. Falbo received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2004, Mr. Falbo was appointed to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents where he served as President from 2013-2015, retiring from the Board of Regents in 2015.

Roberta Filicky-Peneski

Sheboygan, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2021

Roberta earned her Master’s degree in Management from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and her undergraduate degree from Edgewood College in Madison. Prior to her retirement, she was a financial advisor with Robert W. Baird and Company, Inc. for 20 years. She previously owned and operated a public relations and marketing firm. Roberta chairs the Sheboygan Redevelopment Authority and is president of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra board of directors.

Reed E. Hall

Madison, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2021

Reed served as General Counsel of Marshfield Clinic for 24 years, then as Executive Director of the Clinic System for 10 years, retiring from the Clinic in 2010. He also served as Secretary/CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for three years. He was with a private law firm in Milwaukee for two years before joining the Clinic. Reed holds a BA degree from UW-Madison, JD degree from the University of North Dakota, and a MS degree in health law from the University of Pittsburgh.

Elizabeth Kirchstein

McFarland, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2020

Elizabeth is the Director of Corporate Giving, managing philanthropy and employee volunteer engagement at National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL).  In addition, she is executive assistant to the president & CEO, overseeing corporate projects and board work for NGL and its subsidiaries.  Having been involved in the Madison area for the past 35 years has provided her with a deep appreciation for the community and the people who call it home.   Elizabeth currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Board of Directors of Madison’s Capital K9s and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Advisory Council.

Brian J. Koopman

La Crosse, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2021

Brian is Vice President of Trust Point, an independent, boutique trust and investment-management company. Brian received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and is a certified financial planner and public accountant. His former experience includes work with the national CPA firm McGladrey & Pullen as both a staff accountant and general services supervisor.

Walter A. Koskinen

Neenah, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2019

With more than 25 years of financial advisory and estate planning experience, Walter Koskinen is the Chief Compliance Officer and Principal for Windward Wealth Strategies, Inc. He is a graduate of UW – Oshkosh, the graduate Trust School from the American Bankers Association and lives in Neenah, WI.

Reid Rayome

Wausau, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2020

Reid is an attorney specializing in workers compensation law with Aplin & Ringsmuth in Wausau, WI. Prior to joining this firm, he interned with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Reid earned both a BA and a JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Active in the community, Reid serves on several boards including a church, the Wausau Festival of the Arts, and the Samoset Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  

Patty Stoffers

Eau Claire, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2020

Patty received a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and a MST in Teaching English as a Second Language from St.  Michael's College, Vermont. She taught middle and high school students, prior to instructing and managing programs for over 30 years at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She served in various leadership positions, including President of Women in Higher Education, prior to retiring as Coordinator Emerita. Patty and her husband, Patrick, founded and co- owned Holiday Vacations, an Eau Claire travel firm. She has been a long time enthusiastic supporter of WPT. She has been a great advocate for WPT’s travel opportunities with Holiday Vacations. Patty enjoys traveling, the arts, and has pride for her community and the state. She is frequently in attendance at WPT events. 

Terry Heinrichs

Madison, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2019

Terry Heinrichs joined Merrill Lynch in 1994 after earning a M.S. in Finance from UW-Madison and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He is a member of the Downtown Madison Rotary, where he chairs the Budget and Finance Committee and serves on several others. He also works with the Friends of WPT Finance Committee and the Our Lady Queen of Peace Finance Council.

Jon Miskowski, Ex-Officio

Madison, WI

Jon Miskowski is director of television at Wisconsin Public Television and currently leads the six-station WPT network, which includes high definition and multicast channels, local and national production, online services, and community outreach.


The Friends of Wisconsin Public Television Board of Directors meets at least three times per year in locations across the state. Meetings of the Board of Directors and most of its committees are open to the public. To ensure that we have space for all who want to attend, we ask that members of the public who are interested in coming to a meeting phone us at (608) 263-2109 within the five days prior to a specific meeting. Meetings commence promptly at their noted start times. A list of upcoming meetings for 2019 is below, with some details yet to be confirmed:

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Greenheck, Wausau

Friday, October 18, 2019 
Location: Epic Systems Corporation, Madison

Friday, December 13, 2019
Location: Madison (site TBD)




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