Board of Directors
While BCM’s daily operations are guided by our faithful staff, we also have a Board of Directors that helps BCM fulfill its mission on a larger scale!
The Board of Directors meet monthly to serve BCM’s needs. Board Meetings happen at BCM’s on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm!
The BCM Board of Directors consists of multiple elected members and three board-appointed officials. The term for elected members are two years. Appointed members serve a one-year term. Each board member must be a current BCM member, attend monthly board meetings, and participate in board committees. BCM members are welcome to attend board meetings for the Public Comment segment of the meeting.
The BCM Board is interested in hearing from potential board members from a wide range of interests and backgrounds. A commitment to supporting community media and free speech is the most important requirement. Community people with a background or interest in law, finance/business, media production and fundraising are especially welcomed. Most of our board members live in Berkeley but there are a limited number of slots for non-Berkeley residents. We are actively recruiting board members.
Please contact Angela "Cleo" Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about yourself if you're interested.
Jodi Sanders : Vice Chair
Jodi has been a Real Estate Agent for the greater Bay Area for many years. She also has a number of years of experience in film directing, editing and producing. She is currently working on her BA at SF state in their BECA program (Broadcast electronic communications). She once interned for BCM at the beginning of her career so knows first hand some of the inner workings and how things work at the station. She has a strong passion for civil rights and free speech and is committed to helping BCM with it's mission.
Harold Adler : Board Member
HAROLD ADLER was born in Oakland, California, Harold is an independent curator, photographer, and videographer, who lives in Berkeley. His works are in the permanent collections of The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Historical Society, the California State Library at Sacramento, California, Getty Images in New York City, the Allen Ginsberg Trust in New York City , the Oakland Museum of California, and the Media Center at the Moffitt Library of UC Berkeley. His website can be found at www.adlerphotovideo.com His pictures have appeared in many news publications: Californian Geology (Nov/Dec 1993, front cover); L.A. Weekly; Montclairion; The Daily Cal; The Daily Planet; East Bay Daily News; and Newsweek. His photos were included in the PBS series, Making Sense of the Sixties, first broadcast on Jan. 21-23, 1990. Producer Varied Directions, Inc.
Winston Burton : Treasurer
For over 35 years, Winston has created, developed and administered employment and training programs for low income and disadvantaged people across the United States. Since moving to California in 1982, he has done fundraising and strategic planning work for a number of programs in the area. He is looking forward to bringing his fundraising and development skills to BCM to help further this great community resource.
Leo Macias : Director
Leo is a Berkeley native and has been a business man and community activist for many years. He is a regional ambassador for the Berkeley Lions club. He is looking forward to helping BCM attain it's financial goals in the year ahead.
Dr. Angela Cleo Smith : Board Chair
Dr. Angela Cleo Smith made her start in television over 20 years ago in producing and hosting her own show. Dr. Smith has had a circuitous route to this particular area of interest in media. She has worked in media and community development through entrepreneurial ventures and partnerships, political campaigns and as both producer and on-air talent. Dr. Angela Cleo Smith decided to serve as Berkeley Community Media's Board as a rewarding way to give back to the community of Berkeley's local television station. She wanted to give back to BCM by sharing her skill sets, commitment, professionalism and guidance, as well as reliability to assist in the overall "professional development" of BCM.