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 - CAB• Radha Radhakrishnan, Co-Chair

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

CAB 2 • Alexia Bouckoms, Co-Chair
Farmington, CT
Member since 2007

CAB 13• Elaine Elisabeth Barrie

Old Greenwich, CT
Member since 2014

CAB 3• Tanya Shriver Castiglione
Danbury, CT
Member since 2012

• Rocio Chang
West Hartford, CT
Member since 2014

CAB 6• 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
; email: [email protected]

CAB 12• Thomas Colangelo
Marion, CT
Member since 2005
Employer: Total News and Traffic Network
Position: Anchor and Producer

CAB 11• Trillon Dukes
Hartford, CT
Member since 2014

CAB -1• Aaron Frankel
West Hartford, CT
Member since 2012

CAB 8• 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

CAB 7• Meher Shulman
Wethersfield, CT
Member since 2012

CAB 9• Kerrie Sullivan
Glastonbury, CT
Member since 2010
Employer: BNY Mellon Wealth Management

CAB 4• Steven H. Werlin
New Haven, CT
Member since 2012
Email: [email protected]

Dean Orton• STAFF: Dean Orton


Meeting Schedule 2014-15

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

CPTV/WNPR
1049 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT 06105

Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Note: the meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 will be held at: Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT.

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].