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Community Advisory Board

The KERA/KXT Community Advisory Board (CAB) serves in an advisory role to KERA/KXT’s staff and Board of Directors.  The membership of the CAB reasonably represents the diverse needs and interests of the North Texas communities served by KERA/KXT.  The CAB assists KERA/KXT in being responsive to community interests in regard to programming and services.

The CAB meets twice a year with meetings held at the KERA/KXT Dallas office. Meetings are held the first Saturday in May and November; they are held from 10 am to 2 pm.


All applicants who applied for the 2016 KERA/KXT Community Advisory Board will be notified no later than March 4, 2016.


The members of the 2015 CAB are as follows:

Ann Abbe
Amanda Arizola
Ghorayeb Basheer
Dreanna Belden
Samra Bufkins
Lydia Connor
Cindy Crain
Karina De Fina
Cohn Drennan
Ali Gowani
Todd Hedrick
Meredith Himelfarb
Gregory Ibanez
Carol Kent
Yolanda Juanita Lara, Chair
Ronald Lis
J. Brooks Love
Gordon Markley
Marvella McElya
Marsha Moore
Jeff Mues
Dustin Nimz
Justin Nygren
Antonia Okafor
Jennifer Pearce
Sanjay Pillai
Annadele Ross
Gail Sachson
Lewis Seales
Muhshin Shaheed
Maryn Taylor
Mary Valadez
Sharon Venable, Vice Chair
Matt Wolff

Document: CAB Governing Policy (PDF) [Requires Acrobat Reader]

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