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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.

CAB By-laws

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 hsheppard@wypr.org 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

Alicia Arbaje
Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Caroline Devereaux
Artist, Cat & Milk LLC

Clementine Fujimura
Anthropologist and Professor of Area Studies, Languages and Cultures, United States Naval Academy

Jessica Garrett
Vice President of People, Allovue

Mia Gogel
Legislative and Policy Liaison, Office of the Baltimore County Executive

Tia Goodson
Senior Producer, Storyfarm

Kelly Gray
Associate Professor of History, Towson University

Virginia Green
Formula Services Manager, MHA/Navigator

Omeid Heidari
Post Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University and Nurse Practitioner

Tom Klassen
Head Grower, Evermore Cannabis Company

Jennifer Lavella
Director of Marketing and Communications, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore

Margaret Mitchell
Teacher, Howard County Public Schools

Don Palmer

Winston Philip
President, Sequivalent, LLC

Alan Smith-Hicks
Electric Engineer, Department of Defense

Sally Stanfield
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

Savannah Wood
Executive Director, Afro Charities

Kevin Yang, CFA
Founder, KRY Properties