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 5:30 p.m.
If you would like information about the meeting, please contact Oliver Rowe email@example.com.
- November 15, 2023
- February 21, 2024
- May 22, 2024
- August 21, 2024
Community Advisory Board Members 2023-2024
Emily Ricci, Community Volunteer, Chair
Artemio San Martin, Dell, Vice Chair
Hani Farid, Community Volunteer, Secretary
Talib Abdullahi, Tito's Handmade Vodka
Adetoye “Isacc” Adegbemie, Systemverse
Emafely Amador, Univision
Agustin Barajas, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Pei-San Brown, Ballet Austin
Angie Castilleja, Community Leader
Gabriel Estrada, Austin Voices for Education and Youth
Victoria Gonzalez, ECPR
Amy Jordan, Murpho's Publishing
John Keyes, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
Laura Legett, Community Volunteer
Alonso J. Lujan, Filmmaker
Ashi Mann, VISA
Marisol McDaniel, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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, and producer and singer-songwriter
Judith Rhedin, UT Austin Texas Performing Arts (retired)
Cynthia Rodriquez, Make A Wish
Tajal Shah Sahasrabudhe, Moca Financial
Pooja Sethi, Immigration Attorney/ Activist
Federico Subervi, Scholar
Jim Susman, STG Design
Joseph R. Villarreal, Villarreal Jewelers
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.