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Frank Gervasi, President

Frank Gervasi has served on the GATe board since 2016 as treasurer, vice president and president. He previously served as a director on the boards of the Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt Community Solar, and St. Andrews Episcopal Church. He also served as treasurer and vice president of Greenbelt Homes, Inc. and as treasurer of the New Deal Cafe. He has worked with the Utopia Film Festival for the past ten years. He is an active community video producer and wants to promote more community involvement and education at Greenbelt Access Television.

Robert C. Zugby, Board Member Emeritus

Bob served as president of the GATe Board since the inception of the organization in 1986. After 34 years on the board he resigned from the board in 2020 to spend more time with his family. He remains an honored member of the organization.


Maria Silvia Miller, Vice President

Maria Silvia joined the Board in 2018. She has 54 years of experience in stage theater, television, and radio commercials. Maria Silvia has held positions as elected public official, legislative aide, and political campaign manager. She has worked on numerous documentaries as a narrator.


Ric Gordon, Council Appointed Board Member

Born Brandon Ricardo Gordon in Prince George's County, Maryland on September 19th, 1982 and he is a product of Prince George’s County Public Schools. Ric graduated from Morris College in 2004, obtaining his bachelor's degree in political science and pre-law with a minor in psychology.  He went on to graduate studies for his master's degree in public administration. Ric is a practicing political scientist & is involved in various organizations throughout Greenbelt such as being founder & former chair of Greenbelt Voices Rising , former vice chair of The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board for Greenbelt and former vice president of GATe to name a few. Ric currently serves as a member of Greenbelt City Council. Ric resides in The Franklin Park community in Greenbelt West.


Susan Harris

Susan Harris moved to Greenbelt in 2011 and soon launched a blog about the town, which has grown into the nonprofit website The site promotes events in and near Greenbelt, and creates resources for visitors and residents. Susan also created the Greenbelt, Maryland YouTube channel for curated videos about the city. Her own videos have covered Greenbelt events and gardens, one of which won 2nd Place in GATe’s inaugural Rose Award contest.


John Campanile, Treasurer

John Campanile joined the Board in 2020. He worked in the DC television market for some 30 years in varying capacities, from editing to production. He became a GATe member shortly after moving to Greenbelt (GHI) in December of 2016 and has produced videos for the New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt Time Bank, Green Man Festival, and the Greenbelt Holiday of Lights. John believes local access television is vital to the community and is excited to be on GATe’s board.

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Nelea 'Lea' Johnson

Lea joined the Board in 2021.  She is currently working for the an investment nonprofit association in DC, as the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. She has over 25 years working in the private and nonprofit sector, which includes U.S. News & World Report. In her spare time, she enjoys creating television and movie scripts in various genres. Lea has taken film and editing classes with GATe before coming on as a Board member. She is currently working on a various short films.

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Konrad Herling

Konrad Herling served on GATe’s Board of director from 1990–2018. While serving on Greenbelt’s City Council from 2003-17, Konrad was the council-appointed member on Gate’s Board. He helped develop coverage of a broad range of community issues as well as the arts, environmental and
recreational programs. Konrad has committed his life to a unified community, and sees GATe as
invaluable in that pursuit and would love, after improving some health challenges, to serve on its Board of Directors again.

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