Board and Staff

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.
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Board Chair

Jay Miles

The former 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.

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Treasurer

John Ermer

A long-serving member of the ETV board, John is 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.

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Board Member

Mark Andrews

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.

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Board 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.

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Board Member

Dave Hausler

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.  

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Board Member

Eddie Sabatino

A powerhouse of regional radio, Ed Sabatino can be heard on the Full Power Radio network, as well as on 102.9 FM “The Whale’. An EHHS and SCSU grad, Eddie is an accomplished and seasoned broadcaster with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is also the host of the ever-fabulous “Sab's Gab”, his ongoing Facebook Live series. Tune in!

Former members of the ETV Board include Bob Petrucelli, Lisa Marie Pepe, Steven Austin, Jim Dougherty, Jan Alea Lougal, Wayne Sanford, Barbara Corso, Michael Albis, Ray Smith, Louis Pane, and Earl Horton, among others. We thank them all for their service and contributions!

Station Staff

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Station Manager

Melissa Morro

Melissa Morro graduated from East Haven High School in 2012, claimed an Associates degree in Broadcast Cinema from Middlesex Community College in 2014, and graduated Southern Connecticut State University with her Bachelors degree in Film, Television, and Digital Production in 2017. She helped create many short films over the years and she has won awards at statewide student film festivals. Melissa has over nine years of production experience in the world of media. When she’s not at work she enjoys playing Video Games, Dungeon and Dragons, watching movies, or visiting her local Crystal shop! 

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Accountant

Debbie Maguire

Debbie Maguire is the bookkeeper for East Haven Public Television. She has a degree in accounting and over 25 years of accounting experience. She is also the Vice President of the Friends of Hagaman Memorial Library in East Haven.

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Assistant Station Manager

Connor Thornberg

Connor is an alumnus of the East Haven High School where they served as Media Club President and helped to produce a number of student films. They also have a bachelor's degree in Interactive Media and Game Development from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and have worked at various jobs involving A/V equipment, media production, and technology installation for the last 8 years. Connor continues to work on a number of independent artistic projects including YouTube videos and comic writing.

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CH 19 Station Manager

Rob Becker

Rob has been filming high school events since 1994 when he attended the school, and has received several awards for outstanding productions in PEG programming. He also was the station manager for ETV 1998-2001. He then became the Broadcast Supervisor for YJTV at EHHS and has held the position since 2005. Rob has been the East Haven Public Schools Technology Specialist since 1999. He has a BS in Communication from Eastern Connecticut State University, class of 2009, and has been serving on the Cable Advisory Council representing East Haven from 2018 to present.