KVIE's board of directors is composed of community and business leaders throughout California's Central Valley.

Sonbol Aliabadi
Granite Bay, CA
Executive Director
Sierra College Foundation
Service Ends: September 2018

#iamKVIE
KVIE is television worth spending time with and it serves people of all ages. My children got started with Sesame Street.

My favorite program is
Downton Abbey.


Russell J. Austin
Sacramento, CA
Partner
Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
Service Ends: September 2021

#iamKVIE
KVIE is an indispensable community resource.

My favorite program is
American Experience.


James Beckwith (Immediate Past Board Chair)
Sacramento, CA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Five Star Bank
Service Ends: September 2018

#iamKVIE
KVIE contributes to the fundamental fabric of the region by delivering ideas, pictures, music, and educational opportunities.

My favorite programs are
Studio Sacramento, NewsHour, FRONTLINE, and Nature.


Jonathan Breslau, MD
Sacramento, CA
Chief
Sutter Imaging, Sutter Medical Group
Service Ends: September 2019

#iamKVIE
Public broadcasting must continue to stay healthy. It is part of a democratic society and the Sacramento community.

My favorite program is
FRONTLINE.


Roy E. Brewer (Board Secretary)
Sacramento, CA
Partner
Brewer Lofgren LLP
Service Ends: September 2022


Viva Ettin, MD
Sacramento, CA
Attorney/Physician
Law Offices of Dr. Viva Ettin, M.D.
Service Ends: September 2018

#iamKVIE
I want to help KVIE promote entertaining and educational programming by contributing to the community.

My favorite programs are
The PBS NewsHour and MASTERPIECE.


Cassandra Ferrannini
Sacramento, CA
Partner
Downey Brand, LLP
Service Ends: September 2024

#iamKVIE
Public Television has entertained and educated me since childhood and continues to do so at every stage of my life.

My favorite programs are
Anything by Ken Burns, FRONTLINE, and NOVA.


Hedy Govenar
Sacramento, CA
Founder of Governmental Advocates (Ret)
Service Ends: September 2024

#iamKVIE
KVIE presents programming options which give local viewers access to objective and trustworthy news reporting and interesting information on community people and places. KVIE educates, expands, and entertains!

My favorite programs are
FRONTLINE and Rob on the Road.


Ben Gumpert
Sacramento, CA
Chief Operating Officer
Sacramento Soccer & Entertainment Holdings
Service Ends: September 2020

#iamKVIE
Education—for youth, for teens, and for all adults—is the biggest opportunity for our community. KVIE impacts all of us.

My favorite programs are
Earthflight, PBS NewsHour, and Sid the Science Kid.


Dr. Frederika Harmsen
Sacramento, CA
Interim Executive Director, Gateway Science Museum
Special Assistant to the President 
California State University, Chico
Service Ends: September 2021

#iamKVIE
I am passionate about the role KVIE has in enriching and empowering viewers with content that is educational and entertaining.

My favorite programs are
Downton Abbey, FRONTLINE, and NOVA.


Rick Heron
Sacramento, CA
Chief Marketing and Brand Officer
Western Health Advantage
Service Ends: September 2019

#iamKVIE
Sacramento is a small town enveloped by a growing city and KVIE keeps our neighbors and neighborhoods connected.

My favorite programs are
Nature, This Old House Hour, and Wild Kratts.


Paul Hersek
Sacramento, CA
VP of Marketing
SAFE Credit Union
Service Ends: September 2021

 


Laura Lewis (Board Vice Chair)
Sacramento, CA
General Counsel
SMUD
Service Ends: September 2023

#iamKVIE
I grew up watching local KVIE programming and believe that educational television offers tremendous benefits.

My favorite programs are
Downton Abbey and Yes! We’re Open.

 


LeShelle May
Davis, CA
Senior Software Technical Lead
CNN
Service Ends: September 2024

#iamKVIE
This powerful network enhances the lives of many through its educational documentaries.

My favorite program is
Nature: Animals With Cameras.


Nancy Miller
Sacramento, CA
Partner
Sloan Sakai
Service Ends: September 2020


Frank Myers (Board Chair)
Sacramento, CA
Senior Vice President, Finance
McClellan Park
Service Ends: September 2021

#iamKVIE
I am volunteering with KVIE to help support the goal of providing quality television to the region.

My favorite programs are
NOVA and anything by Ken Burns.


Michelle Odell
Sacramento, CA
Director, Public Affairs
Kaiser Permanente
Service Ends: September 2022


Cyril Shah (Board Treasurer)
Sacramento, CA
Principal
Shah Wealth Management

Service Ends: September 2021

#iamKVIE
KVIE provides unique content that is both entertaining and thought provoking.

My favorite programs are
The Mind of a Chef, Studio Sacramento, Wild Kratts, and everything by Ken Burns.


 

Brad Simmons
Sacramento, CA
Chief Operating Officer
UC Davis Medical Center

Service Ends: September 2024


Erica Taylor
Sacramento, CA
Vice President
Communications & Community Relations

Golden 1 Credit Union
Service Ends: September 2023