Community Advisory Board

Members of the public are welcome to attend the open meetings of the WBUR Community Advisory Board.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, November 13, 2023 from 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024 from 4-6:30 p.m

Please note: All meetings will be held at WBUR, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. Contact Katie ( for details on how to participate.

Updated July 26, 2023.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to or call (617) 353-1197.

The WBUR Community Advisory Board (CAB) is composed of Boston-area community and business leaders dedicated to supporting and advancing the mission of WBUR and its affiliated stations, while representing the different voices and faces of our community.

The CAB, as required by federal law, reviews the programming goals established by WBUR, the service provided by WBUR, the significant policy decisions rendered by WBUR, and assesses whether the programming and other policies of the station are meeting the specialized and cultural needs of the communities served by WBUR.

The CAB is an advisory board only, and is not authorized to exercise any control over WBUR and its daily management or operations.  The CAB conveys its findings and recommendations to Boston University’s Board of Trustees.

Candidates for the CAB are recommended by the CEO of WBUR and the CAB chair. All candidates are approved by the Governance & Nominating Committee of the WBUR Board of Directors.

2023–2024 Members of the WBUR Community Advisory Board:

    • Angela Liu, Director of Hack.Diversity, a division of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA), Chair
    • Allison Kroner Barron, Director, Boston Builds Credit, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
    • Dr. Beverly A. Brown, Director of Development, Industry, Boston University School of Public Health
    • Lizabeth Cohen, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard History Department
    • Mareshia Donald Ph.D., Associate Director, University Relations, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
    • Holly Fetter, Vice President, Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
    • David Gasson, Principal, MG Housing Strategies LLC
    • Danny Gaynor, Senior Vice President, Weber Shandwick
    • Michael Goldstein, CEO, Empire Loan
    • Nigel Jacob, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics
    • Sheila Lawrence, partner at Ballentine Partners, LLC
    • Mary Jo Meisner, President, MJM Advisory Services
    • Michael Omenazu, Vice President, Partnerships Lead, Visible Hands (VH)
    • Natanja Craig Oquendo, Executive Director, Boston Women's Fund
    • Diane Patrick, Senior Counsel, Ropes & Gray
    • William J. Poorvu, Professor Emeritus in Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School
    • Gustavo Quiroga, Director of Neighborhood Strategy & Development, Graffito SP
    • Claudia Richter M.D., Co-President and Medical Director, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
    • Risa Sherman, Director, Youth Impact Lab, Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College
    • Christine Spadafor, Management Consultant; Managing Director, Coltala Holdings
    • Harvey Young, Dean, College of Fine Arts, Boston University


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