ETV Board of Directors:
The board that governs ETV is elected by the current members. Elections are typically
held during our December board meeting / holiday party, and board members serve
a two year term. ETV board meetings are open to members, producers, and the general
public. Meetings are held monthly at our Coe Ave studios.
CURRENT ETV BOARD MEMBERS:
Chair: Jay Miles
The video/media instructor at East Haven High School, Miles brings over 20 years of professional
experience in video/tv production to the ETV family. He is the author of the video "how to" book
Conquering YouTube, and continues to produce and direct video as an independent freelancer.
Vice Chair: Deb Donofrio
A former media student turned IT Professional, Deb began as a producer/videographer for ETV. Her first appearance was as a guest on the talk show “A View from East Haven” along with her adopted chihuahua, Zorro. She has produced programs for the Hagaman Library and other town events. She continues to create video footage and shares her technical and social media expertise while serving on the Board.
Treasurer: John Ermer
John is a long-serving member of the ETV board, an EHHS graduate, and a partner at Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger, PC, a full service CPA and business consulting firm located in New Haven and Fairfield, Connecticut. John received an MS in Taxation from the University of Hartford and an MBA from Texas A&M. He is also a board member for the New Haven Manufacturers Association.
Dave has lived in East Haven for 25 years with his wife, Doreen, and family. He has worked in IT for
a variety of companies in the health care and financial services industries. He served the town for two
terms as a member of the School Building Committee, and as a member of the 200 Tyler Street Committee.
He and Doreen are long-standing members of local Boy Scout Troop 401, where Doreen currently serves as Committee Chairperson.
Lisa Marie Pepe (ETV producer)
In addition to being a popular ETV producer, Lisa works tirelessly to empower female entrepreneurs to
develop online confidence and visibility. She works as a confidence coach & online visibility expert at
Positive Transformation Coaching, assisting individuals, entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Steve Austin (ETV producer)
Originally from Dallas, Texas and doing his thing as "Old Man Steve" on ETV, YouTube, and other
social media, Steve is our resident celebrity! Having worked for many years in Dallas at the Dallas
Summer Musicals, as well as various theaters in New York City, he is retired and lives in East Haven.
Mark brings his vast range of experiences to the ETV board. As both a seasoned veteran of video production for a wide array of clients, and as a respected college-level instructor in digital media, Mark's breadth of experience and knowledge is a huge asset to our team.