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 oliver.rowe@klru.org.

  • 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.