Community Advisory Board
The WYPR Community Advisory Board ("CAB") serves as a vehicle for outreach to the communities served by WYPR and its affiliate stations. It advises the station regarding programming and other matters affecting the community. It has no managerial responsibilities or authority.
WYPR's CAB members have begun a series of meetings between the WYPR's news and programming departments and members of the community for the purpose of informing WYPR's content creators about important issues in the community and the views of its citizens. This work has provided new connections to the community for the news department and leads directly to segments on Midday and On The Record as well as other programs. This has also led to a series of outreach meetings called Community Conversations (also known as ascertainment) where different organizations present to WYPR staff, CAB, Board of Directors and volunteers to share what they are doing successfully in our communities.
The CAB is always exploring additional ways to connect the community in an effort to increase the diversity of the listening audience. In addition to discussing WYPR's operations, representatives of the station frequently make presentations to the CAB about their programs and projects. The CAB meets bi-monthly from September through June, generally within a few days after a WYPR Board meeting.
Community Advisory Board Purpose and Requirements
Community Advisory Boards, like WYPR's CAB, are required to be formed pursuant to the federal law that established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The purpose of the CAB is to advise the station with respect to whether the programming and other policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station. The CAB is permitted to review the programming goals established by WYPR, the service provided by WYPR, and the significant policy decisions rendered by WYPR. The CAB may make non-binding recommendations to WYPR's management.
CAB members are a volunteer group of interested citizens and listeners who are appointed by the WYPR Board of Directors. The CAB is required to meet at regular intervals. The CAB deliberates independently of station management and WYPR's Board of Directors. It determines its own agenda and elects its own leadership.
WYPR Community Advisory Board (CAB) Meetings 2021-2022
October 6, 2021
December 8, 2021
February 2, 2022
March 30, 2022
June 8, 2022
CAB meetings begin at 6:00 PM and will be held virtually due to COVID19 until further notice. All meetings are open to the public.
If you'd like to attend a meeting of WYPR's Community Advisory Board, please contact Heidi Sheppard, WYPR's Chief of Staff, at email@example.com or (410) 235-1382.
CAB Committee Meetings
Ascertainment/Community Conversations (Meetings begin at 4:00 PM)
October 19, 2021
February 15, 2022
April 12, 2022
CAB Recruitment Committee (Meetings begin at 4:00 PM)
February 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
April 19, 2022
List of CAB Members for 2021-2022
Dana Cole Moulden - CAB Chair
Management Consultant, DXM Consulting LLC
Tammy C. Black - CAB Vice-Chair
Vice President of Communications, Immune Deficiency Foundation
Wendy Jefferies- Chair of CAB's Recruitment Committee
Executive Director, TasteWise Kids
Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Artist, Cat & Milk LLC
Anthropologist and Professor of Area Studies, Languages and Cultures, United States Naval Academy
Vice President of People, Allovue
Legislative and Policy Liaison, Office of the Baltimore County Executive
Senior Producer, Storyfarm
Associate Professor of History, Towson University
Formula Services Manager, MHA/Navigator
Post Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University and Nurse Practitioner
Head Grower, Evermore Cannabis Company
Director of Marketing and Communications, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore
Teacher, Howard County Public Schools
President, Sequivalent, LLC
Electric Engineer, Department of Defense
Co-Owner and Vice-President, Edrich Lumber, Inc. and
Edrich Farms, Inc.
Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Mark B. Martin, P. A.
Haowei Claire Tong
Development Officer, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland
Michael Williams III
Student, Community College Baltimore County Essex
Executive Director, Afro Charities
Kevin Yang, CFA
Founder, KRY Properties