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Detroit PBS names a trio of new members to its Board of Trustees

The latest appointees provide experience, diversity, and leadership to help strengthen the organization’s position as an innovative, trusted partner in the community as media trends evolve.

DETROIT (March 13, 2024) – Detroit PBS’s board recently elected three new members to usher in diverse perspectives, business acumen, and strategic insight to enhance the 37-strong Board of Trustees. Jaylen Bradley; Sanford H. Koltonow, MD, PsyS; and Kelley J. Kuhn join the ranks of Detroit PBS’s governing board to help guide the organization’s next chapter of growth.

“It is an honor and a privilege to welcome these bright and experienced professionals to our board,” said Rich Homberg, president and CEO of Detroit PBS. “With their leadership, deep experience, and strong commitment to public media, they bring the passion and energy we need as we head into the future and double our efforts to engage the community in innovative ways.”

About Jaylen Bradley:

Bradley is an active member of the Detroit metro community and works in the City of Detroit Mayor’s Office as the Policy and Program Advisor for the Community Violence Intervention Initiative, ShotStoppers. In this role, he supports the administration with the development, data analysis, and strategic planning of the program featuring six non-profit organizations whose tasks are to reduce gun violence in various neighborhoods across the city.

In addition, Bradley is an Adjunct Faculty for Southern New Hampshire University, teaching online undergraduate social science courses tailored around cultural awareness, civic responsibility for social change, and social issues and decision-making.

Previously, he was a College Prep Instructor in the University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways program that motivates and prepares under-represented Detroit metro high school students to pursue higher education. In addition, he was a White House Intern in the President Biden Administration and has participated in various government fellowships (state, local, federal, and international) and public policy research fellowships for various non-profits/think tanks across states – focusing on juvenile justice and foster youth.

Bradley graduated from Detroit Renaissance High School, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, his Master of Public Policy degree at Georgetown University in Washington D.C, and has completed further pieces of training for certification in diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

He currently resides in Saint Clair Shores.

About Dr. Sanford Koltonow:

Dr. Koltonow is a lifelong resident of Southeast Michigan, who graduated from Cass Technical High School and received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University before attaining his medical degree from Wayne State University.

For 34 years he was an attending physician and residency faculty member in Emergency Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, and an Associate Professor at the OU/WB School of Medicine, retiring in 2017.

He also completed a Specialist Degree in Humanistic Education and Psychology, in 1998, at the Center for Humanistic Studies in Detroit. This led to his creating and directing the Physician Well Being Program for Beaumont, as well as a private practice of psychotherapy, focusing on the emotional experiences of healthcare delivery.

Dr. Koltonow has served in various volunteer roles in Oakland County government, including as the Project Medical Director for the Medical Control Board, working to bring paramedic services to the area. He also was a consultant to its Suspected Child Abuse Network, Child Protective Services, Community Mental Health Board, and Task Force on Domestic Violence. He was active in the Oakland County Crisis Response Team, which provides group supportive services to police, firefighters, and EMS professionals following traumatic encounters.

He actively supports the DSO Governing Board, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Jazz Festival, and the jazz studies divisions of the music schools at Wayne State and Michigan State, and public media including Detroit PBS, WRCJ, and WDET.

He and his family reside in Beverly Hills.

About Kelley Kuhn:

With nearly 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Kuhn has demonstrated strategic vision and effective follow-through with a proven track record in project management, creating sustainable relationships, growing membership, and developing communication tools.

She is currently the president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA). Some of the highlights of her leadership include the coordinated moves of six organizations into the Nonprofit Center at the Armory. She also completed the initial phase of a $1.4 million blight survey project, successfully rolled out a three-year organizational change strategy, and built a robust network of management support organization partners.

Prior to her tenure at MNA, she was an independent consultant, providing expert advice to improve the strategic planning, grant writing, fund development, and board education and governance of many nonprofit organizations.

She and her family reside in Saline.

About Detroit PBS:

Detroit PBS is Michigan’s only community-licensed public television station, operating independently of any educational institution or governmental entity. With more than 2 million weekly viewers across its five TV channels, Detroit PBS is the state’s largest and most watched public television station, boasting the most diverse public television audience in America. It is governed by a volunteer board of trustees representing the local business, civic, and cultural communities. For more information, visit


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