Community Advisory Board

The WHYY Community Advisory Board reviews WHYY’s programming and service goals and policy decisions. It advises the WHYY Board of Directors and staff on whether WHYY’s goals meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities WHYY serves. Members may serve three consecutive two-year terms.

2021 Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021

All meetings begin at noon and finish no later than 1:30 pm.


Barbara Bisgaier (Chair)
Philip D. Amoa, Esq.
Emily Cavanagh
Lanina Cavicchio
Susan Choi
Kate Clark, M.P.A.
Rebeca Cruz-Esteves
Joseph deRosa
Rina Desai
Jennifer Devor
G. Fred DiBona III
Diane Felcyn
Jill Friedman
Jamie Pludo Gusdorff
Marc Helberg
Bruce Herdman
William Jones
Carly Keeney
G. Sebastian Lundby-Thomas
Elaine Markezin
Molly McPheeters
Bryan Morton
Amy Norr, Esq.
Beverly Penn
Chandra Pitts
Denise Portner
C. Adrienne Rhodes
Jac Rivers
Shannon Rooney
Jenay Smith
Ron Strouse
Javier Suarez
Emily Turner
Rana Walker
Barry Wilkins
Tom Wyatt

Scott Bass
William J. Blount
Eugene F. Donnelly
Noreen Lois Duncan
Blake H. Eisenhart
Norman Felsenthal, Ph.D
JoAnne Fischer
Helen K. Foss
Gayle Goodman
Beverly A. Harper
Susan Janes-Johnson
Jane Maroney
Geoffrey Mesko
Mark G. Pavlovich, Ph.D
Dr. Gopal Sankaran
Kenneth Shear, Esq.
Danielle Sullivan
Vanessa Thomas Smith
Robert M. Stark
Nicholas Torres
Pamela M. Weddington

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