NHPR's Community Advisory Board

NHPR’s Community Advisory Board is a panel of listeners from across the state, representative of the communities we serve, and allows us to gather meaningful feedback about our programming, policies and services.

NHPR relies on a Community Advisory Board to give the station regular feedback on our programs, Trustee decisions, and the needs of our audience.

The most recent Community Advisory Board meeting was held at NHPR in Concord on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The next meeting will take place in the spring. 

NHPR's Community Advisory Board

  • Teri Bordenave
  • Jamie Bourgeois
  • Frank Brookshire
  • Scott B. Brown
  • Gray Chynoweth
  • Laura Chynoweth
  • Virginia Davidson
  • Diana Duffy 
  • John Erickson 
  • Olga Goldberg
  • John Greene
  • Terry Heinzmann
  • Heidi Henninger
  • Christopher Johnson 
  • Deanna Jurius
  • Christopher Killam
  • Zach Lawson
  • Gene Mockabee
  • Michelle Moran
  • Dawne Morgan
  • John Moynihan
  • Warren Muir
  • Ginie Murphy 
  • Tara Payne
  • Laura N. Peach
  • Ned Reynolds
  • Karen Rosenberg 
  • Connie Roy-Czyzowski
  • Allyson Ryder
  • Melinda Shofner
  • Mica Stark
  • Judy Strakalatis
  • Scott Voegtlin
  • Anne Ward 
  • Jessica Wilson 
  • Jacob Wojnas
  • Hillary Workman
  • Janet Zeller 
  • Phyllis Zrzavy

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why does NHPR need a Community Advisory Board?

A: Not only is it a requirement of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, but NHPR recognizes the importance of obtaining constructive feedback on a consistent basis from the people we serve.

Q: What does the Community Advisory Board do?

A: The role of the Community Advisory Board is to provide feedback on programming, policies, new initiatives and services. And by expanding to 40 participants we hope that this re-launched Community Advisory Board will be more representative of the communities we serve.

Q: How will the Community Advisory Board be chosen?

A: We ask people to submit an application so that we can create an advisory board that represents a broad range of demographics, including geography and experience. The Community Advisory Board will have a steering committee composed of three members of the panel, one member of the NHPR Board of Trustees, and a member of NHPR programming staff.  This steering committee will be responsible for helping to develop the agendas and will make annual reports to the Board of Trustees.

Q: What kind of commitment will members of the Community Advisory Board be agreeing to?

A: The Community Advisory Board  meets twice a year at the NHPR studios in Concord. Community Advisory Board members will be elected for one three-year term and be eligible to serve a second term.

Q: What will happen at Community Advisory Board meetings?

A: Meetings typically begin in the morning at 9:00 am with comments from Betsy Gardella, NHPR’s President/CEO, followed by station updates and education sessions presented by members of the NHPR staff. The Community Advisory Board will then discuss a particular topic or issue for the remainder of the morning. You will be asked to do some homework before the meeting based on that topic or issue. For example, if we are developing a new show, you might be asked to listen to pilot segments and provide feedback; or if we were launching a new digital initiative, we might ask you to “road-test” it in advance. More discussion on other topics follows after lunch. The meetings are be moderated by a professional facilitator who guides the discussion and provides a report afterwards. Lunch is provided. The meetings should conclude by 2:00 pm.