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Who We Are

We are a trusted source of content that promotes educational equity, delights its audiences, and inspires everyone to engage with the world around them.

Our Mission: Inspiring Possibility

"GBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives."

That mission continually drives us to develop robust programs and resources for the public.

We’re supporting vulnerable learners through K-12 initiatives that inspire curiosity and creative thinking. We're a trusted news organization that is driven by facts rather than factions. We're promoting science literacy so that people can make informed decisions about our changing world. We're championing the arts and giving the public access to both the greatest performers and emerging talent. And we're constantly innovating to ensure that our services are available and relevant to all.

Serving the public interest drives everything that we do, and every commitment that we make is to promote knowledge so that everyone can appreciate and engage with the world around them.

GBH makes a commitment to:

  • Foster an informed and active citizenry
  • Make knowledge and the creative life of the arts, sciences, and humanities available to the widest possible public
  • Reflect the diversity of our audience, inviting a sense of inclusion and a better understanding of each other
  • Improve, for all people, access to public media
  • Be a trusted partner to parents and educators, providing programs and services that promote the healthy development of children
  • Serve the individual not just as a spectator but as a participant, able and willing to learn new skills through our programs and services

Leadership

Board of Trustees

Board of Advisors

Advisors are elected by the GBH Trustees and serve as Ambassadors for GBH contributing time, ideas, and resources to support services provided by GBH to the community and the world through its many different platforms. Advisors serve on many committees along with Trustees, offering insights and perspectives on issues facing the organization.

GBH Board of Advisors

  • Renee Inomata, Chair
  • Zoe Barry
  • Katrine Bosley
  • Colin Campbell
  • Elizabeth Bennett Carroll
  • Janelle Chan
  • Ronald Chandler
  • Cecilia Chao
  • Jeffrey Cho
  • Ingrid S. Chung
  • Chris Coburn
  • Tim Cook
  • Karilyn Crockett
  • Michael Curry
  • Deborah Dean
  • Turahn Dorsey
  • Mike Fanning
  • Ken Gabriel
  • Nan-Wei Gong
  • Helen Ho
  • Wayne Johnson
  • Mabel Jong
  • Michelle Julet
  • Hillary Kelly
  • Karen Korn
  • Elizabeth Lawler
  • Malia Lazu
  • Maria Loughlin
  • Kent Lundberg
  • Linda Lynch
  • Eugene Mahr
  • Stacey Marino
  • Rodrigo Martinez
  • Travis McCready
  • Elise McDonald
  • Jane Moran
  • Holly Muson
  • Charlotte Newman
  • Nawal Nour
  • Ellen Nussbaum
  • Nicole Obi
  • Gillian O'Callaghan
  • Alex Panas
  • Rebecca Parkhill
  • Heather Parsons
  • Anthony Pell
  • Lizette Pérez-Deisboeck
  • Sridhar Prasad
  • Christina Qi
  • Patti Quigley
  • Sandee Ting Simshauser
  • Geoffrey Stein
  • Tanisha Sullivan
  • Elsie Taveras
  • Hal Tovin
  • David Weisner
  • Geoffrey Why
  • Pratt Wiley
  • Suzanne Wright
  • Emily Yu
Community Advisory Board

Established in 1978 by the GBH Board of Trustees, the GBH Community Advisory Board is one of the oldest and most active public broadcasting community advisory boards in the nation, and reflects the tremendous value GBH places on the needs and interests of our community.

GBH Community Advisory Board members come from a broad cross-section of the audiences GBH serves. Although Community Advisory Board members play a solely advisory role, their valuable recommendations strengthen GBH’s service to our community.

2023-2024 GBH Community Advisory Board

Co-Chairs
Daniel Callahan
Jalene Tamerat

Members
Rivka Barrett
Jim Barrows
Derek Brine
Kevin Carragee
Ashawn Dabney-Small
Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga
Vira Douangmany Cage
Mai Du
Sebastian Ebarb
Oscar Lopez
Gary Prado
Kevin Sibley
Regine Cazeau-Watson
Erin Williams
Laura Wright
Nicole Yongue

Meetings

Meetings of the GBH Board of Trustees and the GBH Community Advisory Board are open to the public. GBH Board of Trustees meetings generally begin with brief closed sessions. Certain committee meetings listed below, including Audit, Finance, Investment, and Committee on Trustees, are generally closed as they address confidential issues. To ensure that we have space for all that want to attend, we ask that members of the public who are interested in coming to a meeting phone us at (617) 300-3603 within the five days prior to a specific meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held in the Cahners or Reno Conference Rooms at GBH, One Guest Street, Boston, Mass. Meetings commence promptly at their noted start times.

Update: Due to COVID-19 protocols, all GBH Board and committee meetings will not be held on site. Rather, they will be held remotely via video conference. If you are interested in joining a virtual meeting, please phone us at (617) 300-3603 within the five days prior to a specific meeting and we will provide you with dial-in instructions.

GBH Board and Committee Meetings Schedule

2023-2024
All meetings in Cahners or Reno Conference Rooms at GBH unless otherwise noted.
More information on closed meetings

Board of Trustees
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 10:30am (conference call) [This meeting will be held entirely in closed session.]
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4pm
Sunday, November 20, 2022, 4pm (conference call) [This meeting will be held entirely in closed session.]
Monday, December 12, 2022, 4pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 4pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 4pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 4pm
Monday, October 16, 2023, 2:30pm [This meeting will be held entirely in closed session.]
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 4pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 4pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 4pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2024, 4pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2024, 4pm

Trustee Executive Committee
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 4pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 4pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 4pm
Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 5pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 5pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 4pm
Wednesday, September 4, 2024, 4pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2024, 4pm

Advancement Committee
Friday, October 1, 2021, 10am (conference call)
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 11am (conference call)
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 1pm (conference call)
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 1pm (conference call)
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 1pm (conference call)
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 1pm
Monday, February 13, 2023, 1pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 1pm
Monday, October 2, 2023, 2:30pm
Thursday, November 2, 2023, 3pm - CANCELLED
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 3pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 2pm

Audit Committee
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Thursday, February 3, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Thursday, April 7, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Monday, February 6, 2023, 3pm (conference call)
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 1pm (conference call)
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 1pm (conference call)
Monday, November 13, 2023, 2pm (conference call)
Thursday, February 8, 2024, 9:30am (conference call)
Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 2pm (conference call)
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 2pm (conference call)

Committee on Trustees
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11am (conference call)
Friday, November 5, 2021, 10am (conference call)
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 2pm (conference call)
Thursday, April 14, 2022, 2pm (conference call)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 1pm (conference call)
Monday, November 28, 2022, 10:30am (conference call)
Thursday, January 26, 2023, 1pm (conference call)
Friday, April 21, 2023, 12:30pm (conference call)
Thursday, September 14, 2023, 4pm (conference call)
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10am (conference call)
Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 12:30pm (conference call)
Monday, April 29, 2024, 1pm (conference call)

Compensation Committee
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 2pm (conference call)
Monday, February 28, 2022, 9am (conference call)
Friday, June 10, 2022, 9am (conference call)
Friday, September 23, 2022, 11am (conference call)
Thursday, November 3, 2022, 9am (conference call)
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 2pm (conference call)
Monday, September 18, 2023, 8:30am (conference call)
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 3pm (conference call)

Finance Committee
Monday, September 27, 2021, 9am (conference call)
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 4pm (conference call)
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 12pm (conference call)
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 3pm (conference call)
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 4pm (conference call)
Thursday, June 1, 2023, 9am (conference call)
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 8am (conference call)
Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 1pm (conference call)
Thursday, February 1, 2024, 9am (conference call)
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 10am (conference call)

Investment Committee
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12pm (conference call)
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 11pm (conference call)
Friday, February 11, 2022, 10am (conference call)
Friday, May 6, 2022, 10am (conference call)
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 4pm (conference call)
Thursday, Decemebr 1, 2022, 3pm (conference call)
Thursday, February 9, 2023, 10am (conference call)
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 10am (conference call)
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 8am (conference call)
Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 4pm (held at Committee member home)
Thursday, February 8, 2024, 1pm (conference call)
Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10am (conference call)

Emerging Media & Technologies Committee
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 3pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 3:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3pm
Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 3:30pm
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 3:30pm (conference call)
Thursday, December 16, 2021, 3:00pm (conference call)
Thursday, June 9, 2022, 3:00pm (conference call)
Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:00pm (conference call) CANCELED
Thursday, February 23, 2023 12:00pm (conference call)

Search Committee
Friday, March 18, 2022, 2pm (conference call)
Monday, March 28, 2022, 9am (conference call)
Friday, April 15, 2022, 10am (conference call)
Friday, April 29, 2022, 2pm (conference call)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 9am (conference call)
Friday, June 10, 2022, 3pm (conference call)
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 2pm (conference call)

GBH Community Advisory Board

The GBH Community Advisory Board holds business meetings five months of the year. They are open to the public, beginning at 5:30pm. Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held in the Cahners Room at GBH, One Guest Street, Boston, Mass. Please address any questions to 617-300-4363.

Monday, November 9, 2020 (conference call)
Monday, December 7, 2020 (conference call)
Monday, February 1, 2021 (conference call)
Monday, March 15, 2021 (conference call)
Monday, April 26, 2021 (conference call)
Monday, November 8, 2021 (conference call)
Monday, December 13, 2021 (conference call)
Monday, January 31, 2022 (conference call)
Monday, March 7, 2022 (conference call)
Monday, April 25, 2022 (conference call)
Monday, November 14, 2022
Monday, January 9, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023
Monday, March, 6, 2023
Monday, April, 10, 2023
Monday, November 13, 2023
Monday, January 8, 2024
Monday, February 5, 2024
Monday, March 4, 2024
Monday, April 8, 2024

The full story needs a full team

Knowledge belongs to everyone, and we make sure that all citizens have access to it. For decades, GBH has been filling knowledge gaps in our society and fostering a love of learning.

But we aren’t doing it alone.

By partnering with local and national organizations, we provide our audiences with direct access to the stories that enrich their world. Our contributions to NPR, PBS, and PRI bring award-winning journalism to the widest possible audience, while our partnerships with NECIR and the GroundTruth Project allow us to capture the stories that matter to local communities. These partnerships ensure that no matter where the story is, we have the collective knowledge and passion to bring it to our audiences in its fullest form.