Community Advisory Board

As Connecticut's public broadcasting network, our mission is to serve our diverse audiences to the best of our ability. The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is designed to represent the interests of our viewers and listeners, and to communicate these interests to us.

Mission Statement

The Community Advisory Board shall reflect the communities served by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR) through the review of programming and policies. The CAB shall also advise station administration and the governing board with respect to the educational and cultural needs of the communities and to make recommendations it considers appropriate to meet such needs.

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About the Community Advisory Board

  • The CAB is an autonomous body that operates independently from station management, with the power to elect its own officers and to determine its own agenda.
  • The CAB is permitted to review the programming goals established by the station, the service provided by the station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station.
  • The CAB may make recommendations to station management.
  • The meetings of the CAB are open to the public.

The CAB consists of a group of individual members, representing the viewers and listeners of Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR).

Through its regular public meetings, the Community Advisory Board is informed of program development and production and outreach projects proposed by CPTV and WNPR. The CAB is provided the opportunity to review and advise the company on programming and projects in progress.

In its advisory capacity, the CAB assists CPTV and WNPR with development and implementation of appropriate and effective mechanisms for community input into program planning and development.

By engaging in community meetings, conducting ascertainment projects and hosting program screenings, the CAB provides CPTV and WNPR with relevant feedback. These interactions allow CPTV and WNPR to reflect and respond to the interests of our community.

Members 2014-15

Radha Radhakrishnan, Co-Chair
Simsbury, CT
Member since 2010
Employer: The Hartford (retired)
Facebook: Radha Radhakrishnan
Linked In: Radha Radhakrishnan
Radha Radhakrishnan
 

Alexia Bouckoms, Co-Chair
Farmington, CT
Member since 2007

Elaine Elisabeth Barrie
Old Freenwich, CT
Member since 2014

Tanya Shriver Castiglione
Danbury, CT
Member since 2012

Rocio Chang
West Hartford, CT
Member since 2014

Tarah S. Cherry
Woodbridge, CT
Member since 2012
Position: Science Teacher (retired)
Volunteer Status: President, Greater New Haven Association of University Women; Director, TECH-TREK S.T.E.M./Science Camp; Board of Nurses Examiners
Website: http://greaternewhaven-ct.aauw.net
Email: [email protected]

Thomas Colangelo
Marion, CT
Member since 2005
Employer: Total News and Traffic Network
Position: Anchor and Producer
Thomas Colangelo

Trillon Dukes
Hartford, CT
Member since 2014

Aaron Frankel
West Hartford, CT
Member since 2012

Henry Link
Hartford, CT
Member since 2013

Barri R. Marks
West Hartford, CT
Member since 2012

Vivian Martinez-Rivera
Vernon, CT
Member since 2011

Francis Peters
South Windsor, CT
Member since 2014

Kay Rahardjo
Avon, CT
Member since 2011

Meher Shulman
Wethersfield, CT
Member since 2012

Aaron Strong Alternate
Coventry, CT
Member since 2014

Kerrie Sullivan
Glastonbury, CT
Member since 2010
Employer: BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Steven H. Werlin
North Haven, CT
Member since 2012
Website: shwerlin.blogspot.com
Email: [email protected]
Steven Werlin

 

Staff
Dean Orton
Since 2013

 

Meeting Schedule 2012-14

Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. and (except for the meeting on December 9, 2014) held at:

CPTV/WNPR
1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

Dates:

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014
  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014
  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Note: the meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 will be held at:

Hubbard Room
Russell Library
123 Broad Street, Middletown

All Community Advisory Board Meetings are open to the public.  For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]

Learn More

Anyone interested in pursuing a rewarding volunteer opportunity with the Community Advisory Board, please send your resume and contact information to Carol Sisco at [email protected]