Advisory and Governing Boards

Fordham University Board of Trustees, Executive Committee

WFUV is the member-supported public media service licensed to Fordham University. The station’s governing board is The Executive Committee of Fordham University’s Board of Trustees.

  • Robert D. Daleo, Chair of the Board - Retired Vice Chairman, Thomson Reuters
  • Edward M. Stroz, Vice Chair of the Board - Co-President, Stroz Friedberg LLD
  • Nora Ahern Grose, Secretary of the Board
  • Joseph M. McShane, S.J. President, Fordham University
  • James E. Buckman - Retired
  • Michael J. Cosgrove - President and CEO, Mutual Fund GE Management
  • Christopher F. Fitzmaurice - CFF Asset Management
  • Joseph P. Parkes, S.J. - President, Cristo Rey New York High School
  • Thomas J. Regan, S.J.  - Director, Jesuit First Studies M.A. Program, Loyola University Chicago
  • Dennis G. Ruppel - Partner, Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP
  • Thomas Scirghi, S.J. - Associate Professor, Fordham University

Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board meets on a quarterly basis and is composed of people who are reasonably representative of the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by WFUV. Board members serve a renewable three-year term and must be willing to regularly attend board meetings.

The CAB is designed to review the impact of the programming goals, community service and significant policy decisions established by the station (the board was instrumental in the development of WFUV's Strike A Chord campaign). Its role is strictly advisory and it has no authority over the daily management or operation of the station. There is no financial compensation for service, but there are no fundraising responsibilities. Employees of WFUV and Fordham University may not serve.

While the CAB is not currently recruiting members, if you are interested in hearing about future opportunities to serve on the board, please contact with a letter and resume. The Community Advisory Board meets four times a year at the station. Meetings are open to the public.  Dates and times for the quarterly meetings are announced at and on-air at least seven days in advance.  For information about how to attend, please email

WFUV Community Advisory Board:

Brian Heese, Chair
John Dunn III, Vice Chair
Mary Boland
Helene Cohen
Peter DiIorio
Diana Duffy
Laura Dukess
Monica Foster
Scott Goldner
Wayne Josel
Cathy Maher Smith
Suzanne McGillicuddy
Edward McTiernan
Carmen Menocal
Shawn Parker
Jennifer Proga
Phil Schecter
Len Stein
Dana Weissman

WFUV Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is very involved with the station on a regular basis, in support of activities such as strategic planning, events, and fundraising.

  • Larry Taylor (Co-Chair, WFUV Advisory Board), StoneCastle Securities, LLC.
  • Laurie Sprayregen (Co-Chair, WFUV Advisory Board), Sprayregen Real Estate Advisors
  • Irwyn Applebaum
  • Henry Barkhorn
  • Hugo Barreca, National Standard Finance, LLC
  • Susan Bershad, M.D., Mount Sinai
  • Ann Blinkhorn, Blinkhorn, L.L.C.
  • John Creamer, Ernst & Young LLP (Retired)
  • Kurt Feuerman, Alliance Bernstein
  • Jack Franchetti, Jack Franchetti Communications Inc.
  • John Heller, Private Investor
  • John Herrmann (Past Co-Chair, WFUV Advisory Board), Lincoln International, LLC
  • James J. Houlihan, Houlihan-Parnes Realtors LLC
  • Jarrett Lilien, Bendigo Partners
  • Patty Lipshutz, MOMA
  • John MacNeil, Moody Street Pictures
  • Peter Madonia, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Jordan Seaman, Private Investor
  • Lisa Shalett, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Jeffrey Suchman, The Suchman Group
  • Joe Weskelblatt, Angelo, Gordon & Co.

WFUV Honorary Advisory Board

  • Jackson Browne
  • Edie Falco
  • Nora Guthrie
  • Norah Jones
  • Jorma Kaukonen
  • Tim Robbins
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Paul Simon
  • James Taylor
  • Suzanne Vega

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