Christina Winge Joins AMP as Executive Director

CW headshot.jpeg

Effective August 21st, 2017 Christina Winge is replacing Paul Congo who is retiring after having served AMP Media as our Executive Director since its establishment in 1998.

“After a nationwide search for the right leadership to bring AMP into the future, the board of directors have chosen Christine Winge,” says Nancy Amadeo, Board Chairperson.  “She brings expertise in multiple key areas that will bring new opportunities as we adapt to the changing world of community media. Her background in media, nonprofits, and development makes her the perfect choice to take the helm of this important organization.”

Winge, a long-time Monterey Peninsula resident, comes to AMP Media from the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum in Alameda, CA, where she served as the Senior Director of Operations.  Her background includes broadcast news, fund development, consulting, and operations. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Clara and Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from UC Berkeley. 

When she’s not working Christine enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and traveling.

“I am honored to be selected for the position and excited about the opportunity to continue to advance Access Monterey Peninsula as a champion of free speech, public access, government visibility and education,” says Winge. “I also look forward to establishing a higher level of visibility for AMP Media within our community through strategic partnerships.”  
 

AMP Media Receives Grant

We are very excited to share the news that AMP has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Yellow Brick Road (www.yellowbrickroadbenefitshop.org) organization of Carmel, California to support the launch of our “AMPlify Hope” program.  

“AMPlify Hope” is a new training program recently launched with Hope Services of Monterey County (www.hopeservices.org). The effort will train Hope’s staff, interns and clients in the production of videos for broadcast on our channels sharing the unique stories and perceptions of persons with developmental disabilities.  The grant will allow AMP staff more time and resources to extend the training being provided and to build a basis for even more ambitious plans for the future.

Yellow Brick Road (www.yellowbrickroadbenefitshop.org) is a non-profit, Christian based, charity and volunteer organization focused on providing for the physical, emotional, educational and social needs of the community. Founded in 1988 by Shirin Snyder, the wife of Pastor John Snyder, of the Carmel Presbyterian Church (www.carmelpres.org), Yellow Brick Road currently operates three shops in Carmel selling gently used clothing, furniture, books and more. All store proceeds, less operating expenses, are donated via its scholarship and grant programs. Over the past 25 years Yellow Brick Road has awarded over $5.5 Million to more than 480 Monterey County charities.

We encourage you to visit the Yellow Brick Road shops and to let them know you appreciate the support they’ve provided AMP.  Consider becoming a Yellow Brick Road volunteer.