Northern California Public Media Mission Statement

Northern California Public Media's Board of Directors meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of most months and are open to the public.  Call the station (707-584-2000) for details. Northern California Public Media's Community Advisory Council meetings are also open to the public. Call for details.

Board of Directors

Terry AbramsTerry Abrams

Owner, Abrams Consulting
Liaison, Northern California Public Media Community Advisory Council

AkufoAndrew Akufo Secretary

Program planning and evaluation analyst for Sonoma County Department of Agriculture

 bill gittensBill Gittins

Artist/Owner Gittins Fine Art, Santa Rosa

Linton Johnson

Founder & CEO of Ovis

Darren LaShelle

Darren LaShelle

President and CEO, Northern California Public Media

Pete Lude

Pete Ludé

Principal/ CTO: Mission Rock Digital LLC 

Alison_Marks.jpgAlison Marks

Arts Educator

 mary mccarthyMargaret McCarthy

Retired CFO, Wide Orbit, a traffic software company for broadcast stations

 Ralph-ORearRalph O'Rear

Retired, Buck Institute on Aging


Moina Shaiq

Entrepreneur / Community Organizer / Activist

 Larry SlaterDr. Larry Slater         

Retired Santa Rosa physician

 dave-stareDave Stare
Vice Chair

Founder, owner, Dry Creek Vineyard


Sharon Tiller

Retired, formerly with PBS FRONTLINE and the Center for Investigative Reporting



In order to encourage full participation in society and community, Northern California Public Media provides educational, informational and cultural telecommunication services in partnership with our community.


Establish Northern California Public Media as a highly visible local arts, cultural, educational, news, and community information media hub, offering a unique service to the Bay Area in order to encourage full participation in community and society.

Expand Northern California Public Media's options in providing and responding to new technologies through enhancement of technological functions and equipment.

Expand Northern California Public Media's sphere of influence through community alliances and collaborations.

Pursue financial growth to support mission statement and strategic plan goals.


Northern California Public Media Community Advisory Council Members: 

Terry Abrams (Board Liaison)
Daisy Damskey
Lee Dawson
Phil DeBar 
Steve DeLap
Melanie Dodson
Devika Goetschius
Jose Guillen
Ricardo Ibarra 
Kerry Rego 
Don Winkle

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