Board of Directors

The WQED Multimedia Board of Directors is a volunteer group of people from the community who set the mission and strategic direction of WQED.

The Board is composed of no fewer than 20 and no more than 31 members, all of whom are elected at the Annual Meeting and represent the WQED viewing area.

The Board meets four times a year, with a combined meeting with the Community Advisory Board (CAB) at the annual meeting.

The Board has six standing committees which meet throughout the year:

  • Executive and Corporate Planning
  • Content and Community Engagement
  • Finance, Business and Operations
  • Audit
  • Governance
  • Development

All board and committee meetings of WQED are open to the public. They are held in the Hillman Conference Room at WQED, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Oakland.

WQED Board and Committee Meeting Schedule FY 2020

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

9:30     Audit Committee

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Committee Day 1

4:00      Finance, Business and Operation Committee
5:00      Executive & Corporate Planning Committee

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Committee Day 2

1:00      Education ad-hoc Committee
2:00      Development Committee
3:00      Governance Committee
4:00      Content and Community Engagement Committee

Thursday, December 5, 2019

5:00     Winter Board Meeting

TBA February 2020

2:00     Audit Committee meeting

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Committee Day 1

4:00      Finance, Business and Operations Committee
5:00      Executive and Corporate Planning Committee
The above scheduled meetings were closed due to discussion of sensitive and proprietary information  related to  Covid-19 emergency restrictions and regulations.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATIONS

Committee Day 2

1:00      Education ad-hoc Committee
2:00      Development Committee
3:00      Governance Committee
4:00      Content and Community Engagement Committee

Thursday, April 2, 2020

5:00     Spring Board Meeting
The above scheduled meeting was closed due to discussion of sensitive and proprietary information related to Covid-19 emergency restrictions and regulations.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Committee Day 1

Public invited to join by Zoom meeting

4:00      Finance, Business and Operations Committee
5:00      Executive and Corporate Planning Committee

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Committee Day 2

Public invited to join by Zoom meeting

1:00      Education ad-hoc Committee
2:00      Development Committee
3:00      Governance Committee
4:00      Content and Community Engagement Committee

Thursday, July 9, 2020

5:00     Summer Board Meeting

TBA, September 2020

Audit Committee Planning meeting

Monday, September 14, 2020

Committee Day 1

4:00      Finance, Business and Operations Committee
5:00      Executive and Corporate Planning

Monday, September 21, 2020

Committee Day 2

1:00      Education ad-hoc Committee
2:00      Development Committee
3:00      Governance Committee
4:00      Content and Community Engagement Committee

Thursday, October 1, 2020

6:00     Annual Meeting

COMMITTEE DAY SCHEDULE:

Committee Day 1

1:00     Education ad-hoc Committee (as needed)
2:00     Development Committee
3:00     Governance Committee (as needed)
4:00     Content and Community Engagement Committee

Committee Day 2

4:00     Executive and Corporate Planning Committee
5:00     Finance, Business and Operations Committee
TBA     Audit Committee (as needed)

Board Members

Mildred S. Myers, Chair

Deborah L. Acklin

Georgia Berner

Marcela Bohm-Velez

Nancy Bromall Barry

Debra L. Caplan

Dorothy A. Davis

Jeffrey Davis

Lisa Donovan

Mary Ann Dunham

Joy Evans

Christine Fulton

Josh Knauer

Joe Manich

Robert McCutcheon

Tom McGough

Max F. Miller

Gail Novak Mosites

Carl Moulton

Cassandra Pan

Conor Platt

Jonathan Rosenson

Lourdes Sanchez Ridge

Gregory Scott

James Singer

Frances Stewart

David Thuma

Caroline West

WQED Officers

Chair - Mildred S. Myers

President and Chief Executive Officer - Deborah L. Acklin

Vice Chair and Secretary -  James Singer

Vice Chair and Treasurer - Nancy Bromall Barry

Vice Chair - David Thuma

Community Advisory Board Meetings FY 2020

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6PM

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6PM - Canceled due to Covid-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 6PM. This is a remote meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Members of the public can attend via conference call by dialing 1-646-558-8656

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 6PM

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6PM

Community Advisory Board

Robert Aber

Albert Abramovic

Michael Bielski, Chair

Gina Blackburn

Paul Block

Sarah K. Byrne-Houser

Renee Durham

Kim Cauley Eckel

Marlon Ferguson

Gisele Barretto Fetterman

Ryan Gent

Michele Gerwick

Michael Harding

Jan Jones

Richard Ling

Inez K. Miles

Linda G. Mitchell

Shannon Musgrave

Molly Onufer

Ashley Lynn Priore

Camila Rivera-Tinsley

Karlye Rowles

LaWana L. Simmons

Mell Steven-Cosnek

Susan Stuart

Sarah Thurston

Kristopher Veenis

Carolina Velez

Robyn Vittek

Nathan Wadding