Advisory Board

The KCTS/KYVE Advisory Board is comprised of approximately 26 directors who are elected to serve a 3-year term each and advise the organization on programming and other policies designed to meet the educational and cultural needs of the communities we serve. The board is advisory only and has no authority over the management or operations of the stations. There are five (5) standing committees of the Advisory Board which are the Executive & Nominating Committee, Content/Digital Committee, Development Committee, Engagement Committee and the Government Affairs Committee (shared with the KCTS/KYVE Board).


  • Doug Picatti — Chair
  • Kathy Buell Cummings — Vice Chair, U.S.
  • Sonny Wong — Canadian Vice Chair
  • Robert I. Dunlop — Executive Secretary


KCTS9 Community Advisors


Western Washington

  • Julie Brand, Issaquah, WA
  • Kathy Buell Cummings, Sammamish, WA
  • Diane Forsyth, Seattle, WA
  • Lisa Heaton, Olympia, WA
  • Wesley Henry, Seattle, WA
  • Alice Kaderlan, Seattle, WA
  • Sue McNab, Seattle, WA
  • Beth Morrison, Olympia, WA
  • Elizabeth Rossi, Seattle, WA
  • Carolina Selby, Blaine, WA
  • Stephen Tan, Seattle, WA
  • David Walsh, Seattle, WA
  • John Warner, Seattle, WA

British Columbia, Canada

  • Anne-Marie Dekker, Vancouver, BC
  • Suzanne Greening, Whistler, BC
  • Jim Jennings, Vancouver, BC
  • Kevin Lim, Vancouver, BC
  • Wes Schreiber, Vancouver, BC
  • Art Sterritt, Vancouver, BC
  • Charlayne Thorton-Joe, Victoria, BC
  • Sonny Wong, Vancouver, BC

Central Washington

  • Julie Grieb, Wapato, WA
  • Helen Marieskind, Tieton, WA
  • Doug Picatti, Yakima, WA
  • Tadeo Saenz-Thompson, Sunnyside, WA


KCTS/KYVE Advisory Board Meeting Dates:

  • April 27, 2015
  • June 15, 2015

Meetings are open to the public.
For more information about meeting locations and times, call 206.443.6733.