BNN Board of Directors

Justin A. Petty

Justin A. Petty holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Science Degree in Broadcast Administration/Television Management from Boston University. Currently, he holds the record of being the youngest and first Tenured Professor of Broadcast Media Technology at Roxbury Community College, where he is the Department Chair of Technology.  Mr. Petty resides in Roxbury, MA.

Sarah-Ann Shaw
Vice President

Sarah-Ann Shaw is a Roxbury native and former television reporter. She is a long-time community and civil-rights activist. Ms. Shaw has received numerous media and life-time achievement awards throughout her career. She is retired but generously continues to give back to her community by serving on several other boards in addition to BNN.

Susan M. O'Connor, Treasurer

Susan O'Connor is the former Executive Director of the Timothy Smith Network (TSN), located in Dudley Square in Roxbury, MA. She has over 25 years of banking experience, including her work at the former BankBoston and at City-Corp in New York. She was also the owner of a consulting company called O'Connor & Crew. Ms. O'Connor and the Timothy Smith Network have generously supported BNN over the past 12 years through the purchase of computers and hardware for the BNN media lab. Ms. O'Connor resides in North Easton, MA.

Thato Mwosa

Thato Mwosa teaches television production at Madison Park Technical-Vocational High School in Boston. Ms. Mwosa joined the Board in 2012.  She and her family currently reside in Milton, MA.

Lucy Rivera

Lucy Rivera is a Boston trial lawyer and former Assistant District Attorney. She is a panel member of Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, past president of the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA) and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). Ms. Rivera produces Discovering the Law, a BNNLive program that explores topics related to politics, the economy and society from a legal perspective. She resides in Boston's Kenmore neighborhood.


J. Curtis Warner, Jr.

As Associate Vice-President of the Office of Community and Government Relations at Berklee College of Music, Warner works to create opportunities for collaboration within the Boston community. A long-time Boston resident, Warner both taught and served as administrator in the Boston Public Schools in the 1970s and '80s. He was a force in the planning and creation of the Boston Arts Academy and still serves on the Board of Trustees. He was founder and executive director of the Berklee City Music program, which brings inner city middle and high school students from Boston and other affiliate organizations around the country to Berklee College for a collegiate experience through music mentoring.