BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our dedicated board members are passionate about serving the local community and are committed to ensuring the Plymouth Independent thrives as a reliable, trustworthy, and informative news source. Each member brings an abundance of experience, unique perspective, and a shared vision for quality journalism. We invite you to learn more about these exceptional individuals, all of whom are Plymouth residents, by exploring their bios below.
Darice Wareham – President
Darice brings broad experience in finance and a passion for community-driven initiatives. As the Board President of the Plymouth Independent news organization, Darice’s primary focus will be to develop a sustainable non-profit business model. She has a BA in economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard University. With decades of experience at investment firms such as Putnam Management Company and John Hancock Advisers, Darice has the expertise to create the foundation for long-term success. During her investment management career, she spent more than 20 years covering the newspaper publishing industry and witnessed its evolution as technologies and markets changed.
Darice’s dedication to community work is demonstrated by her long-standing involvement with Plimoth Patuxet. She has been a Trustee, and now Trustee Emeritus, for the non-profit organization since 2010 and has made significant contributions serving on the Development, Finance and Investment Committees. In addition, since 2011, she has done pro bono consulting for local and regional non-profits with Harvard Community Action Partners (CAP). As a resident of Plymouth, Darice is excited to bring her skills and experience to the Plymouth Independent.
Patrick Flaherty – Treasurer & Clerk
Patrick Flaherty brings a unique blend of business acumen and community involvement to his role with the Plymouth Independent news organization. A graduate of Brown University, Patrick has established two local businesses focused on serving seniors in various environments, including community-based care and within senior living facilities.
His dedication to serving the community is evident in his many volunteer activities. Patrick has volunteered on the board of the Plymouth Networking Group for Senior Services, a non-profit that offers financial assistance to seniors in Plymouth County. He has held the position of President for the Plymouth Rotary service club and served as a board member of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce. His commitment to the Chamber of Commerce was acknowledged in 2018 with the Ambassador of the Year award. Patrick is also a former member of the Plymouth Select Board.
In his role as Treasurer for the Plymouth Independent, Patrick will apply his financial and organizational skills to ensure the news organization’s long-term success and stability.
Glorianna Davenport is a pioneering media maker, co-founder of the MIT Media Lab (1985) and Living Observatory (2011). As a faculty researcher at the MIT Media Lab, Glorianna directed the Interactive Cinema group from 1987-2004 and the Media Fabrics group from 2004-2008. At the MIT Media Lab, she was also a member of Television of Tomorrow and the News in the Future research consortiums. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a Masters of Arts from Hunter College, Glorianna began her career in documentary filmmaking before transitioning to academia. Her innovative work in interactive cinema and computational media has made her a leading figure in the field.
In addition to her academic achievements, Glorianna has played a pivotal role in environmental restoration in Southeastern Massachusetts. In 2008, she retired from the MIT Media Lab in order to manage the wetland restoration of Tidmarsh Farms, a 610-acre former cranberry farm in Plymouth, and to found Living Observatory, a non-profit learning collaborative that focuses on documenting and sharing the long-term story of wetland restoration on former cranberry farms. In this effort, Glorianna continues as a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab where she collaborates closely with the Responsive Environments Group on sensors for wetland restoration projects.
As a member of the Plymouth Independent board of directors, Glorianna will bring her experience in media and technology to the news organization. Her background in innovative storytelling and commitment to community engagement will be invaluable assets as the Plymouth Independent seeks to inform and inspire its readers.
Sue Giovanetti, Chief Executive Officer of Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless, brings a wealth of experience and community connections to the Plymouth Independent. The Plymouth Area Coalition is a multi-service agency that provides deserving families and individuals from over 22 South Shore communities with emergency assistance, shelter, food, educational programs, and basic needs support.
A graduate of Providence College, Sue holds a degree in Economics. Her career path includes 30 years in private school advancement, where her responsibilities encompassed school development, managing external relations, and coordinating alumni programs.
Active in the community, Sue is a member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee and Past-President of the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum, Co-President of The Greater Plymouth Council of Human Service Agencies, and Past-President of Plymouth Rotary Club.
Sue’s business achievements and community activities have gained her recognition as the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Business Person of the Year and the 2023 Inspiring Leader Award winner, the recipient of the Plymouth Legislative District Unsung Heroine Award, and the Joseph Simonson Award presented by the Association of Catholic Advancement Professionals.
At the Plymouth Independent, Sue’s experience in development, leadership, and community engagement will be invaluable in shaping the organization’s growth, strengthening its community ties, and enhancing its mission to provide high-quality, meaningful content.
Bill Harting is a veteran copy editor with a comprehensive background in digital news production. His news career began at the Patriot Ledger and continued at the Boston Globe, where he honed his skills for over 30 years, initially as copy editor and eventually focusing on digital news production.
In his role as Director of Newsroom Technology at the Boston Globe, Bill was instrumental in the newspaper’s migration from the composing room era to full digital production of the newspaper. Bill’s guidance will be crucial in defining the Plymouth Independent’s digital journalism strategy, securing its success in the modern digital-centric media landscape.
Tom Redburn is a seasoned journalist with extensive experience in economics and business reporting. During his three decades in the field, he held prominent positions at The New York Times including Economics Editor, International Economics Editor, Deputy Business Editor, and Technology Editor. As Economics Editor, he was responsible for the publication’s U.S. coverage for Bizday and the Washington bureau. As Technology Editor, he managed a team of reporters in New York and Silicon Valley, covering the early rise of Google, Amazon, the development of the iPhone, and cyber-attacks.
Tom also served as Managing Editor at the International Herald Tribune. Initially working there as International Economics Correspondent, he reported on major global events such as the collapse of the British pound, the challenges of introducing capitalism to the former Soviet bloc, and the creation of the treaty establishing the euro.
Tom began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he worked for over 13 years as an Economics and Business Reporter. He covered a variety of beats, including airlines, aerospace, energy, and industrial policy, and wrote articles on taxes, budgets, and other economic topics. Through his reporting there, Tom earned a Gerald Loeb award for his distinguished journalism contributions.
Tom’s experience in managing teams, providing comprehensive coverage of global and domestic issues, and fostering high-quality journalism will be invaluable to the Plymouth Independent’s pursuit of revitalizing local journalism in Plymouth.
Advisors to the Board
Walter V. Robinson
Walter “Robby” Robinson is an award-winning investigative journalist, having honed his skills in both print and online media. During his 34-year tenure at The Boston Globe, where he is now editor-at-large, Robby reported from 48 states and 33 countries, covered the White House and four presidential elections. He is best known for leading the Globe Spotlight Team’s groundbreaking investigation of the Roman Catholic Church’s clergy abuse scandal, a story that earned the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize award. The story was the basis for the 2015 Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight,” starring Michael Keaton as Robinson.
Since 2007, Robby has been Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University, and the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor of Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
With his wealth of experience and expertise, Robby will play an important advisory role to the Plymouth Independent as a best-in-class editorial team is established. As a Plymouth resident, his unwavering commitment to investigative journalism and his dedication to uncovering the truth will help ensure that the Plymouth Independent remains a trusted source of news and information for the community.