Otha Davenport (President), a retired Aerospace Engineer (BS and MS in Engineering, Oklahoma University), lives on a small farm just outside Yellow Springs. His career began at the Aero Commander division of Rockwell Corp moving on to the Aeronautical Systems Division of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Davenport held positions of increased responsibility, including being the Technical Director of Air Force Material Command, the Director Engineering for Air Force Propulsion and retired as a member of the Senior Executive Service. Currently owner/operator of Yellow Springs Aerospace, an engineering consulting firm that serves both military and civil activities, he is also a repeatedly published author of technical papers and articles and a highly regarded lecturer. A supporter of the Nonstop Institute since June 2007, Davenport is a founding board member.

Joan Horn (Vice-President), a 1956 graduate of Antioch College, never left the village. Raising her family here, she taught elementary school for ten years and earned an MS in Environmental Education from Ohio State University. Horn directed the Outdoor Education Center for over eighteen years and now volunteers by training OEC naturalists, as a Dayton Philharmonic docent, and through reading to Friends Care Center residents. Horn self-published—and directly distributes—Playing on All The Keys: The Life of Walter F. Anderson (Antioch College Music department head from 1946-1965). Initially an NLAI course participant and cheerleader, when the organization began framing its independence in July 2009 Horn agreed to serve as a non-profit status signatory and then graciously transitioned to a founder board member.

Carole Braun (Secretary), long involved with the Antioch College community, ran the Media Facility for 21 years and at NLAI she served as Associate Coordinator of Student Services. She’s been a Yellow Springs mediator since the program’s inception. Over her career, Braun operated across multiple media facets including radio, TV, public relations, film, and advertising, as well as newspaper and magazine writing. An active member of the United Electrical and Radio Machine Workers of America (UE), she became the first president of UE Local 768 and served ten years as chief steward of UE Local 767. Braun earned a BA in Journalism from Indiana University and an MA in Conflict Management at Antioch University McGregor.

Don Wallace (Treasurer), Antioch College alum, grew up nearby on a farm worked by his family for two hundred years. Projections of worldwide population growth, energy resource exhaustion and the potential social disruption propelled him as a 1960s pre-med student toward a career in public health. Wallace went on to serve in diverse, senior public health positions from local through international levels. Now retired and returned to the family farm with his wife, his interests include family, community and developing the farm into a self-sustaining entity. Another key project involves organizing family papers dating to the late 1700s into a public domain archive.  Wallace serves on the Board of the Antioch College Alumni Association and is a founding NIYS board member.

Anne Bohlen. A Yellow Springs resident and Antioch College faculty for over 16 years, Anne was Professor of Communication/Media Arts and taught Film, Audio & Documentary Studies. Anne co-curated and hosted documentary programs including Documentary Diversity, The Future of the Documentary, Media Activism, Resistance and Transformation: Latin American Documentary, Witnessing Prison: Inside and Out, Environmental Documentary, and the Margaret Mead Traveling Festival. Anne has taught Documentary Issues and Perspectives, Documentary History, Audio Production, 16mm Film Production and mentored senior projects in narrative, experimental and documentary film, video, and audio. Anne also has 20 years experience as an independent documentary filmmaker. Her film Blood in the Face, produced and directed with Kevin Rafferty & Jim Ridgeway, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was broadcast nationally on the Discovery Channel. Anne received an Academy Award Nomination as a producer of With Babies and Banners (with Lyn Goldfarb & Lorraine Grey) and a National Emmy Award as a producer of The Global Assembly Line (with Lorraine Grey & Patricia Fernandez Kelly). She was also a producer/director of the film Reform on the River, and The Power and the Spirit, a radio documentary that aired on NPR’s All Things Considered. Anne’s other film production credits include work on Roger and Me, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story, Rosie the Riveter, Seeing Red, Memorial, Earth and the American Dream, and Taken for a Ride. Her films have been screened at film festivals, exhibited theatrically and broadcast on television internationally. She is an emeritus member of New Day Films, the independent documentary distribution co-operative. Currently she is working on Toxic Tours: Nuclear Ohio.

Bob Devine . Bob Devine was one of the founding members of Antioch College’s critical communications program; has been teaching courses in media and social change, film and communications theory for 40 years; and has been actively involved in the fields of community media, public access and participatory democratic media outside the academy. His field work has involved the start-up, leadership and management of the Dallas, Milwaukee and Manhattan community access systems, as well as policy planning, system design, community ascertainment and system evaluation for a number of access organizations across the country. Bob has served on the Editorial Board of Community Media Review a number of times, and has contributed to that journal for several decades. He has also served on the national Board of the Alliance for Community Media. In 2005 he served as Interim Executive Director of Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and in 2008 he served an extended term as an Executive Consultant for ‘Olelo Community Media in Honolulu, these organizations being the two largest community media centers in the country. At Antioch, Bob served as Academic Dean in 1994-95, and then as President of the College from 1996-2001, while continuing to teach in the field of communication and community media. Most recently Bob taught courses and independent studies for Nonstop. Bob is the 1994 recipient of the Alliance for Community Media’s George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communications, recognizing his national contributions to the field of community media, and the 2002 recipient of the Antioch College Alumni Association’s J.D. Dawson Award, recognizing his contributions to the College. Bob is also co-author of Interdisciplinary Communication: A Cross Disciplinary Approach, and director of several dozen documentaries.

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Ken Huber. Ken has been a resident of the village for two decades. While in his twenties, he participated in and benefited greatly from various activities as a sometime drop-in at Antioch College and also as a resident of the village, forming friendships with students and village residents that have been an important part of his life. At the Little Art Theater (when it ran three features each week) he discovered a world of movies beyond Hollywood and lost, like Pauline Kael, a lot of his innocence. His second decade in YS began in 1999 when he retired after working 34 years in New York City. All his employment there was for not-for-profit organizations, initially in bookkeeping and accounting and eventually in management, where he honed his talents for working with diverse constituencies, devising information systems for more effective management, thinking analytically, and writing clearly. He was part of the local effort by Home, Inc., to build affordable housing on part of the Glass farm (Yellow Springs), and was involved in the effort by villagers to re-open Antioch College. Recently he has participated in the Visioning Task Force (Yellow Springs) and now serves on the Visioning Steering Committee set up by the Village Council and Township Trustees. He has begun his second three-year term as a trustee of the YS Senior Center, serving as Vice President in 2008 and as Treasurer in 2009-10.

Kurt Miyazaki. Miyazaki is currently a Yellow Springs resident, having lived in the village since 1996 where he runs a small business called Emporium Wines & Underdog Cafe. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has lived in Chicago and North Carolina. This is a second “path” in his life, as Kurt previously spent a dozen years in academia; his primary field was political theory, with a second field in Latin American Politics. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he wrote a masters thesis on the Carter Human Rights Policy and its impact on Chile’s authoritarian regime. For his dissertation he switched fields to political theory and wrote Vision, Space, and the Politics of Homesickness. It was synthetic in nature, and examined questions of architectural space, power, and the human feeling of “being at home in the world.” One chapter specifically dealt with the 19th century European cafe as a political space. He has taught at Antioch College, Wittenburg University, and Antioch McGregor, won teaching awards as a graduate student and junior faculty member, and published reviews. In 1998 he held a visiting comparative politics position at Wittenberg in Political Science, and in 2000 began the tenure track position in political theory. In 2002, he and his partner had a child and Kurt eventually decided to resign his academic position to spend time with his son. Although his formal field is political theory, he has participated in a variety of theoretical conversations — social theory, race, cultural studies, architectural theory, and literary criticism. He has also always been concerned with the link between theory and practice, a question that informs much of his life at this time.


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