Community Advisory Board
Austin PBS, KLRU-TV is a community-licensed station managed by a Board of Directors. Further community input comes to the station through our Community Advisory Board.
Meetings are held quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted). Meetings are held virtually and in-person when possible and start at 5:00 p.m.
If you would like information about the meeting, please contact Priscilla G. Cortez at email@example.com.
- November 16, 2022
- February 15, 2023
- May 17, 2023
- August 16, 2023
Want to help shape the future of Austin PBS? Applications are now open for Austin PBS’s Community Advisory Board through April 15, 2023. Find more details and apply here.
Community Advisory Board Members
Erin Waelder, Austin Theatre Alliance - Paramount & Stateside Theatres, Chair
Marisol McDaniel, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Vice Chair
Emily Ricci, Community Volunteer, Secretary
Talib Abdullahi, Tito's Handmade Vodka
Emafely Amador, Univision
Sarah Anwar, Harmony Public Schools
Shannon Bieberdorf, Community Volunteer
Pei-San Brown, Ballet Austin
Stephanie Cerda, Austin ISD
Gabriel Estrada, Austin Voices for Education and Youth
Hani Farid, Community Volunteer
Beverly Hamilton, 3 Day Startup
Adam Hootnick, Film Director & Producer
Jolie Jennings, Liberty Hill ISD
Amy Jordan, Murpho's Publishing
Stacey Kaleh, Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
Laura Legett, Community Volunteer
Alonso J. Lujan, Filmmaker
Joanna McDonald, St. Edward's University
Regine Malibiran, Six Square
Gemma Marangoni Ainslie, Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
Melissa Ortiz, Capital Metro
Rick Perkins, Texas actor, writer, director, producer and singer- songwriter
Amanda Quraishi, Texas Association of School Boards
Judith Rhedin, UT Austin Texas Performing Arts (retired)
Maria Rivera, Facebook
Artemio San Martin, Dell
Pooja Sethi, Immigration Attorney/ Activist
Jim Susman, STG Design
Katherine Watson, The Settlement Home for Children
About the CAB
The Austin PBS Community Advisory Board is composed of up to 30 individuals who reflect the diverse interests, concerns, organizations, issues and populations of the Central Texas community. The role of the CAB is to provide a link between the community-at-large and the staff and leadership of Austin PBS.
Membership in the CAB is open to anyone who lives in the designated market area for Austin PBS and who has demonstrated an interest in Austin PBS. Members are selected by the existing CAB after being nominated by the staff, or the CAB, or individuals may nominate themselves. Members elected to the CAB commit to serve a two-year term.
The duties of the CAB are to:
- Act as a liaison between Austin PBS and the community.
- Raise community awareness about Austin PBS, its programming and its services.
- Advise Austin PBS on issues of importance in the community where Austin PBS may have an impact.
- Encourage community involvement in Austin PBS projects, activities.
- Ensure that the content of the programming reflects the community.