Board of Directors

Marc Sophos, Chair

Chris Bastardi

Marvin Holverstott

 

Advisory Council

Gabriel Blau
National LGBTQ Advocate

Mary Bosakowski
Independent Videographer

Juli Grey-Owens
Transgender Activist, former Board Member,
Empire State Pride Agenda

Scot Haney
WFSB-TV

Jonathan D. Lovitz
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Richard Schlesinger
CBS News

Scott Simon
NPR

Staff

Marc Sophos — Executive Director, Chief Engineer, and Executive Producer of OutCasting

Sara Caldwell — Webmaster

Doug Koch — Events

Josh Valle — Assistant Producer, Westchester

Marilyn Sophos — Treasurer

OutCasting Youth Participants and Alumni

Learn about our youth participants here.

 

 


 

Marc Sophos is the founder, Executive Director, and Board Chair of MFPG and the Executive Producer of OutCasting.  He founded and led MFPG's previous incarnation as WDFH FM 90.3 Westchester Public Radio through an effort that spanned decades.  He was the Executive Director, Program Director, and Chief Engineer of WDFH.  He was also the founder and chairman of Hudson Valley Community Radio, Inc., the nonprofit corporation that owned and operated WDFH.

Read more: Marc Sophos

 


 

Learn about OutCasting's youth members — and watch this short video of OutCasters during a production session.

Read more: OutCasting Youth Participants

 


 

chris-bastardi-150pxChris Bastardi

Chris Bastardi, a Senior Account Supervisor at Edelman, has spent more than a decade in public affairs.  During his career, he has been a Director of Public Affairs and Communications in the New York State Senate, has served on political campaigns, including those for U.S. Senate, Attorney General, and Congress, and has been a part of several public policy actions, including referendums and legislative debates.

Chris has also worked on a number of development projects that involved moving public opinion and the perspectives of stakeholders, regulators, and elected officials, ranging from stadium proposals to development projects in both the New York City metro area and in the Los Angeles area.

He joined MFPG's board in 2015.

Read more: Chris Bastardi

 


 

Marvin Holverstott

Marvin Holverstott is a broadcast engineer based in Florida.  He has worked at stations in the Washington, D.C. area and on Long Island.  He and Marc Sophos worked together at WGSM/WCTO in Huntington, New York, and at WALK in Patchogue, New York, from 1982 until 1988.  Marvin has been a member of the board since the 1990s.

 


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