The Sacramento Community Cable Foundation better known as Access Sacramento is looking for a few good men and women to serve on its community based volunteer Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to get involved in planning and evaluating community radio and television, the training of citizens in utilization of new media, and managing an award-winning nonprofit organization...while making a major contribution to the quality of life throughout Sacramento County.
Interested in joining our Board. Fill out and submit the Board Application either by mail, e-mail or in person. We would enjoy hearing from you.
Please send us an email if you are interested in joining our board to ExecDir@AccessSacramento.org
For questions contact our Executive Director, Gary Martin at (916) 456-8600 ext. 100 or email him at GaryMartin@AccessSacramento.org
Board of Directors
Bob Smith has been a resident of Sacramento since 1971. Bob has a broadcast background as a DJ and news/sports announcer in the 70’s. Bob held positions as Program Director, Sales Manager and then VP of Station Development with General Broadcasting Corporation in California. Bob moved from radio to the insurance field becoming a State Farm agent in 1977 and is still running his agency today in the Pocket area. With a life-long interest in broadcasting, Bob has become an active member with Access Sacramento to promote and participate in public, community based broadcasting.
Vice Chair, Programming Committee Chair
Kim is a first generation Sacramentian with parents originally from Louisiana. However, ultimately, they first met right here, in California’s capital city. Kim holds an associate degree in Television Production from Consumnes River College and bachelor’s degree in Communications from Sacramento State University. Post-graduation, Kim held the position of coordinator with the Sacramento Film Commission. Currently she works in a communications and production capacity for California Bountiful TV. As a local film supporter and enthusiast, Kim has been active as volunteer for the Sacramento International Film Festival and as a short film producer for Sac Fashion Week¬¬’s -- Fashion On Film festival.
Board Chief Financial Officer
Samantha K. Henderson has been a Sacramento resident since 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UC Davis and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from San Francisco State University. Her career in commercial banking extends over 20 years. Samantha is also active in the Sacramento film community and founded the Sacramento Film Project both a production company and community of fans of filmmaking.
Alexander Vasquez is an ardent believer in free speech and in the use of local media training as a way to empower people with important media job skills. Vasquez produces and hosts a regular radio series “Capital City Radio”on Access Sacramento’s KUBU 96.5 FM that encourages provocative discussion about current issues.
Board Member, Secretary
Van worked for the CA Dept of Motor Vehicles for many years and is now retired. Van is also part of the Friends of MLK Library and Friends of CA State Fair. Van also produces a program for Access Sacramento called "In, Out and about Sacramento".
Robby has been a Sacramento Resident for 20 years. Robby is currently working with the Sacramento based technology company Luxer One where he serves as the Director of Operations. Robby is currently enrolled at Sacramento State University seeking a bachelors degree in Political Science.
Nahid Kabani is driven by the passion to support immigrants in the Sacramento area and beyond. This passion has been exemplified by her energetic involvement in various immigration organizations and her non-profit One World for Love and Peace (OWLP) that educates Americans about topics that relate to Arabic cultures. Kabani produces the public access show “The Lighthouse 4 Today’s Viewers” that addresses the lack of understanding of the cultural diversity of Arab-American communities.
Monica Stark is the editor of Valley Community Newspapers and the West Sacramento News-Ledger. She grew up in San Jose, attended UC Berkeley and graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s in English literature. At the time she didn’t think she had what it takes to be a journalist. Even then, journalism was a dying profession and her parents advised against writing as a career—so she decided to enroll in the teaching credential program at Sac State. Big mistake! Monica truly loves what she does and can’t imagine doing anything else. She has been in the business professionally since 2005. As editor of Valley Community Newspapers in Sacramento, she has been editing the Land Park News, East Sacramento News, Pocket Newsand Arden-Carmichael News since 2012 and the News-Ledger since 2014. All of these publications rely on community journalism, a common denominator shared with Access Sacramento's mission to "help you tell your story."
Programming & Marketing Committee Advisor
During 40 years in TV Joyce Mitchell produced memorable shows, has garnered eight prestigious regional Emmy Awards for her documentary work. and twenty-five nominations. Mitchell has taught broadcast journalism for 15 years at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) as adjunct faculty and worked as senior producer in long-format at Sacramento PBS Station KVIE. She is now an independent documentary TV producer. She is committed to using TV to raise awareness and improve/save lives.