Board of Directors & Advisory Board

Board Of Directors

Lawrence M. Berger
Host and Founder of The Saturday Light Brigade — Involved in public broadcasting since 1975 and active in the development and leadership of four noncommercial radio facilities in southwestern Pennsylvania, Mr. Berger has served as the Executive Director of SLB Radio Productions, Inc., since its formation in April 2000 and has done so without compensation. Under his direction, The Saturday Light Brigade has been honored with 10 local, state and national awards in the past 10 years. With degrees in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University and 20 years of experience as a project engineer and manager for local industry, he also understands critical business principles and has been responsible for managing departments and projects with budgets on the order of $500,000. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater and has been on the board of three other non-profit organizations.
Rikki L. Berger
SLB producer for 15 years and registered nurse. In her volunteer role at SLB, Mrs. Berger answers 100-plus telephone calls from SLB listeners each week and prepares callers for on-air appearances. As a nurse, she specializes in care of elderly patients in a community health setting.
Ken Doyno
AIA, Principal, Rothschild Doyno Architects, a community and design-oriented architecture firm. Mr. Doyno currently teaches in the Urban Lab at Carnegie Mellon University and serves on the Land Use Committee of the Allegheny Conference for Community Development and on the Board of Calliope, the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. Mr. Doyno is also a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh class XVIII and was selected by PUMP and Pittsburgh Magazine as one of 2003’s “40 under 40”. Mr.. Doyno served First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh as Board President and as Capital Campaign Co-chair. Ken is also an active musician and songwriter.
Jeff Heasley
Executive Vice President, Private Wealth Advisors, Inc.  Mr. Heasley is the former treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Community College of Beaver County Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of the Beaver/Lawrence County Chapter.  Currently, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for Scottish Rite, New Castle and is a member of, and serves as the Investment Committee Chairman for, the Trinity Lutheran Church of New Brighton.  He is also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Jeff resides in Beaver, PA and enjoys spending time with his family.
Mark R. Kuczinski
Director of Finance
Assistant Controller, Pittsburgh Penguins
Carol McCague
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Gretchen Smathers
Systems Analyst, UPMC
Marlissa Goldsmith
Anchor/Reporter, WPXI-TV Channel 11
Jonas Chaney
Public Affairs Director, WPXI-TV Channel 11


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