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 the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) every 3 months. All meetings are at Austin PBS (unless otherwise noted) and start at 5:30 p.m.

The Austin PBS Community Advisory Board will meet electronically on May 20, 2020 at 4-5:30 PM. If you would like information about the meeting, please contact Sandra Grimaldo at

  • November 20, 2019
  • February 19, 2020
  • May 20, 2020
  • August 19, 2020
  • November 18, 2020

Austin PBS Community Advisory Board Members

Trey Hamlett, Agriculture, Chair

Charles Foster, COA Park Adopter and City Planner, Chair Elect

Erika Reyes, Facebook, Secretary

Alice Adams, Journalist - Advocate

Sarah Anwar, Educator

Melissa Ayala, Waller Creek Conservancy

Shannon Bieberdorf, Volunteer

Juanita Budd, Austin Free-Net

Stephanie Cerda, Assistant Principal, Austin ISD

Mitchell Fuller, J.L. Powers and Associates

Monserrat Garibay, Texas AFL-CIO

Jenny Hawkins, Seton Healthcare

Christine Hoang, Color Arts Productions

Adam Hootnick, Film Director & Producer

Shadia Igram, Muslim Space

Jolie Jennings, Liberty Hill ISD

Stacey Kaleh, I Live Here I Give Here

Martin Kareithi, Capital Metro

Stephanie Locke, SAFE Alliance

Tandera Louie, Educator

Sumaiya Malik, Writer, Austin South Asian Newspaper, Co-founder AADi

Joe Morin, Principal, Morin Associates

Amanda Quraishi, Texas Association of School Boards

Maria Rivera, Facebook

Gissela SantaCruz, Austin American-Statesman

Yasmin Turk, HOPE for Senegal

Erin Waelder, Austin Theatre Alliance - Paramount & Stateside Theatres

Katherine Watson, The Settlement Home for Children

Cletus Walkins, Motorola (retired)

Austin PBS Members

Bill Stotesbery, CEO and GM

Lori Bolding, Chief Operating Officer

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 CAB helps guide Austin PBS in a variety of ways. 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 they may nominate themselves. The role of the CAB is to provide a link between the community-at-large and the staff of Austin PBS. Members elected to the CAB commit to serve a two-year term.

The duties of the CAB are:

  • 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.