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The Community Advisory Board (CAB) advises WMHT as to whether our programming and policies meet the educational and cultural needs of the communities served by WMHT and makes recommendations to meet those needs. We are seeking passionate community members to help us tell your stories and provide programming that engages and serves you and your neighbors. 

The CAB is made up of 12-24 members representing the different regions, people, and communities we serve. We are looking for a wide range of individuals representing the regional, economic, cultural, and ideological diversity of our area. You do not need to be a member of WMHT to apply. Applications for the January 2025 through December 2026 term will be available in October 2024. Please check back then.


  • Be able to meet four times a year, once in person at WMHT and three times remotely via Zoom. Meetings are held on Mondays in late afternoon or early evening.
  • Live and/or work in the broadcast area we reach. Click here to view coverage map.
  • Advise WMHT Board and staff on programming, services, and potential partners
  • Attend WMHT events when possible and promote WMHT programming and events
  • Recruit new members


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Community Advisory Board 2024

Albert Bellenchia (he/his)

Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

Daniel Butterworth (he/his)

Executive Director, Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus, Inc. (RISSE)
Albany, NY

May Clements (she/her)

Rexford, NY

Sarah DiPasquale (she/her)

Associate Professor and Chair, Skidmore College Dance Department

Ayesha Geter (she/her)

Latham, NY

Dustin Lanterman (he/his)

President, Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park

Stephen Long (he/his)

North Adams, MA

Charlie Owens (he/his)

East Greenbush, NY

 Katelyn Egan (she/her)

Rensselaer, NY

Gordon Davis (he/his)

Albany, NY

Crickett Thomas-O'Dell (she/her)

Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
Albany, NY

Kathleen Preston (she/her)

Executive Vice President of the NY Health Plan Association

Paul Powers (he/his)

Schodack Landing, NY

Elizabeth (EP) Press (they/their)

Troy, NY

Gabrielle Raven (she/her)

Woodstock, NY

Gemma C. Rinefierd, Ed.D. (she/her)

Higher Education Administration
Delmar, New York

Katy Peace (she/her)

Director of Communications, Preservation League of NYS, Schenectady, NY

Alexandra Walters (she/her)

Albany, NY

Debbie Warnock (she/her)

Cambridge, NY

2024 Community Advisory Board Meetings

Meeting dates for 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024 | 5 pm
Monday, May 6, 2024 | 4 pm
Monday, August 5, 2024 | 4 pm
Monday, November 4, 2024 | 4 pm