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.

Applications and nominations for Community Advisory Board membership are welcome from June through August each year. To apply or submit a name, send a brief statement of interest and a bio or resume to

2022 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, March 23
Wednesday, June 29
Wednesday, September 21
Wednesday, December 14


Barbara Bisgaier (Chair)
Jobert E. Abueva
Susan Choi
Rebeca Cruz-Esteves
Joseph DeRosa
Rina Desai
Jennifer Devor
James Duggan
Jill Friedman-Rickman
Marc Helberg
William Jones
G. Sebastien Lundby-Thomas
Shannon McLaughlin-Rooney
Beverly Penn
Chandra Pitts
Molly Read McPheeters
C. Adrienne Rhodes
Jac Rivers
Jasmine Sessoms
Linda P. Shockley
Jenay Smith
Javier Suarez
Eugene Underwood
Rana Walker
Barry Wilkins


Scott Bass
Lanina Cavicchio
Kate Clark
Carlos De Los Ramos
G. Fred DiBona
Eugene Donnelly
Noreen Lois Duncan
Blake Eisenhart
Diane Felcyn
Norman Felsenthal
JoAnne Fischer
Helen Foss
Gayle Goodman
Beverly Harper
Bruce Herdman
Susan Janes-Johnson
Elaine Markezin
Jane Maroney
Geoffrey Mesko
Amy Norr
Mark Pavlovich
Jaime Pludo
Denise Portner
Christopher Rooney
Dr. Gopal Sankaran
Kenneth Shear
Ronald Strouse
Danielle Sullivan
Vanessa Thomas Smith
Nicholas Torres
Pamela Weddington
Tom Wyatt

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