Community Advisory Board

What is the CAB?

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) mission is to inform CPM management and staff about community issues and stories appropriate for content development and engagement to support the communities we serve. The CAB is comprised of up to 20 members who reside throughout Central and Western Washington, and Canada. The Board is advisory only and has no authority over the management or operations of the station. 

Community Advisory Board Members

British Columbia, Canada

Candice Gibson, Port Coquitlam, BC
Krista Edwardson, Vancouver, BC - Vice Chair
Scott Fraser, Vancouver, BC
Gregory Ryan, Vancouver, BC
Paul Sontz, Vancouver, BC

Central Washington

Dori Peralta Baker, Yakima, WA
Charro Cruz, Yakima, WA
Ana Ruiz Kennedy, Pasco, WA
Jon Shellenberger, Toppenish, WA
Mary Ellen Robinson, Wapato, WA

Western Washington

Cynthia Rekdal, Seattle, WA - Chair
Tom Conlon, Redmond, WA
Son Michael Pham, Sammamish, WA
Mytyl Hernandez, Marysville, WA
Nimisha Goyal, Sammamish, WA
Dr. Susana Reyes, Shoreline, WA

CAB Nomination Process

Cascade Public Media is your community owned and operated public media organization, including KCTS 9 and, which you will now see combined under the new name Cascade PBS. We are led by members of our community who serve on our Governing Board of Directors and our Community Advisory Board. 

This section may be updated periodically for submissions when we are seeking board members for our Community Advisory Board, who have an interest in contributing to the success of public media, in addition to our Community Advisory Board members reaching out to their communities to seek out those interested. We are excited to have new members join us in engaging with our local communities.

You can find out more about the responsibilities Community Advisory Board members and the qualities we are looking for below: