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. Meetings for the foreseeable future will be hosted virtually via Zoom and start at 5:30 p.m.

If you would like information about the meeting, please contact Sandra Grimaldo at

  • November 18, 2020
  • February 17, 2021
  • May 19, 2021
  • August 18, 2021
  • November 17, 2021

Austin PBS Community Advisory Board Members

Charles Foster, COA Park Adopter and City Planner, Chair

Erika Reyes, Facebook

Sarah Anwar, Educator, Secretary

Melissa Ayala, Waller Creek Conservancy

Shannon Bieberdorf, Volunteer

Stephanie Cerda, Assistant Principal, Austin ISD

Hani Farid, Finance

Mitchell Fuller, J.L. Powers and Associates

Monserrat Garibay, Texas AFL-CIO

Beverly Hamilton, Ph.D., Chief of Staff, 3 Day Startup

Jenny Hawkins, Seton Healthcare

Adam Hootnick, Film Director & Producer

Shadia Igram, Muslim Space

Jolie Jennings, Liberty Hill ISD

Amy Jordan, Editor, Murpho's Publishing

Stacey Kaleh, I Live Here I Give Here

Martin Kareithi, Capital Metro, Chair Elect

Tandera Louie, Educator

Alonso J. Lujan, Filmmaker

Marisol McDaniel, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

Joe Morin, Principal, Morin Associates

Melissa Ortiz, Capital Metro

Amanda Quraishi, Texas Association of School Boards

Maria Rivera, Facebook

Erin Waelder, Austin Theatre Alliance - Paramount & Stateside Theatres

Katherine Watson, The Settlement Home for Children

Cletus W. Wilkins Jr. Ph.D, Motorola (retired)

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.