Board of Directors

 

Andrea Capere – Regional Chair

Andrea Capere is an independent filmmaker most notable for her work as a director, producer, and production designer. Her work has screened internationally, and has been nominated for a NATAS Emmy for Best Collegiate Long-Form Documentary in Beyond Burkas and Bombers (2013) in which was the video editor. She works at Thurston Community Media as their Director of Community Relations. She has been an ACM member since 2010 and a member of the board since 2011.

Jon Funfar – Vice Chair, Representative to the National ACM Board

Jon is currently with the City of Pasco, Washington, as Communications Program Manager. Jon is “one man band”, operating PSC-TV, government access for the City, the City’s website, print publications, and cable franchising.  An Alliance member since 2000, he has been on the Regional Board since 2001.

VACANT – Secretary

Deborah Vinsel – Treasurer

For the past 31 years, Deborah Vinsel has managed nonprofit community media centers in Ohio, California and Washington state.  She has been the CEO at Thurston Community Media in Olympia WA since 1990.   Ms. Vinsel served on the Alliance National Board of directors for two terms, was the Secretary of the Central States region, the Chair of the Western Region and is a past-chair and currently the Treasurer of the Northwest Region.  Deborah also managed the ACM national Hometown Media awards for from 2003 – 2011.  In 1999, Deb was honored with the ACM Buske Leadership Award for her service to the organization.  In addition to her service to the Alliance, Deborah also serves on the board of directors for the Washington Center for the Performing Arts and is the president of the South Sound Partners for Philanthropy.

VACANT – Member At-Large

Sabrina Roach – Member At-Large

Sabrina worked in public media for eleven years before joining the Doer program at Brown Paper Tickets in early 2011. She worked at KUOW and KBCS in various capacities, including production, development, membership, marketing and community engagement. Sabrina was recruited to the Brown Paper Tickets Doer program to focus on public interest media organizations and independent projects in the US and Canada. She specializes in earned income, social giving, community engagement, and is leading Brown Paper Tickets’ multilingual national campaign in support of low power FM applicants. She serves on the boards of the Seattle Globalist and this ACMNWR Board, the steering committee for the first Washington State Digital Inclusion Summit, and is a crowdfund curator for Philanthrogeek.

VACANT – Member At-Large

VACANT – Member At-Large

Kirimi Flitter – Member At-Large

Kirimi Flitter is the Programming & Promotion Coordinator for Capital Community Television in Salem, Oregon. She was hired in 2011 as Office Coordinator and moved to her current role in 2014. While managing CCTV’s program schedule and working to develop new programs, she heavily promotes both CCTV’s work and the work of their community producers. She pioneered most of CCTV’s social media work. As Chair of CCTV staff’s Training, Outreach and Promotion group, she coordinates community outreach events and works with staff to keep services current and meet community needs. Her current projects include securing sponsorships for CCTV’s many music programs, increasing CCTV’s social media presence in the community, and launching a children’s talk show with the help of her ten year old daughter.

 

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