Board of Directors
The Youth Radio Board of Directors includes senior-level professionals and executives, who provide Youth Radio with expertise relating to youth development, technology and engineering, media production and entrepreneurship. Board members have fiduciary responsibility for Youth Radio and provide leadership and guidance on fundraising, finances, governances, and organizational development. Current officers include:
Chairman, Keven Guillory, Reporter, KQED-FM
Keven Guillory’s first radio job was at UC Berkeley’s student station, KALX, and since then he’s been a daily presence on Bay Area radio for 37 years at KRE, KBLX, KDIA, KSOL, KITS, K101, KALW, and KQED. Mr. Guillory has been a news and public affairs director, news anchor, reporter, and producer, and is one of the founding members of the KQED-FM news team. Currently, he is a producer of KQED’S FORUM program with Michael Krasny and Dave Iverson.
Mr. Guillory majored in English at UC Berkeley, and was distinguished with a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. Mr. Guillory has won several broadcast awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, and the Associated Press.
Mr. Guillory has served on the boards of Youth Radio, the Bay Area Black Journalists Association, and Suicide Prevention/Crisis Support Services of Alameda County. In mid career, Mr. Guillory taught radio news production to high school students at Youth News and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Youth Radio/Youth Media International.
A native Bay Area resident, Mr. Guillory enjoys gardening, especially growing roses, fishing, playing volleyball, writing for fun, and attempting to remain silent while being driven by his teenager. Mr. Guillory has five children. 3 driving, and 2 on the soccer field.
Co-Chair, Frank Martin, General Counsel, Standard Pacific Capital LLC
Frank Martin is General Counsel of Standard Pacific Capital, LLC, a global investment management firm founded in 1995 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, with a representative office in Hong Kong and a sub-advisor in Tokyo. Since inception, Standard Pacific has managed its flagship Global Long/Short Equity Fund. The firm also manages a Pan-Asia Long/Short Equity Fund. The firm’s investors primarily include foundations and endowments, fund of funds, family offices, high net-worth individuals, insurance companies, and pension funds.
Mark Bauman, Vice President, Media Programs, National Geographic
Mr. Bauman is vice president of missions media, National Geographic Mission Programs, for the National Geographic Society. In this role Mr Bauman serves as the creative force behind television, digital media and music projects. He conceived and launched the All Roads Film Project, a National Geographic initiative that provides a global platform for indigenous and under-represented minority-culture filmmakers, photographers and artists from around the world. Mr. Bauman has more than 20 years of award-winning experience and has been recognized with numerous broadcast and print journalism honors, including an Emmy and seven Cine Golden Eagles. Before coming to National Geographic, Mr. Bauman was based in Eastern Europe and Latin America for ABC News, where he ran Baghdad and Balkan coverage for extended periods of time.
Treasurer, Lori Kaplan, President, Latin American Youth Center
For over 20 years, Lori Kaplan has headed the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), a full-service community center, non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Kaplan is the winner of numerous awards including ‘Washingtonian of the Year’ and The Casey Foundation Families Count Award. LAYC is a 7 million dollar organization including a Ben and Jerry’s Partnership and a charter school.
Secretary, Gary Rydstrom, Director, Pixar Animation Studios
After a long career as a sound designer at Skywalker Sound, Mr. Rydstrom has moved to Emeryville, CA-based Pixar Animation Studios, where he is a director. He has won seven Academy Awards. His film sound work includes Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story, Titanic, and Finding Nemo.
Julie Jensen, Treasurer, Jenesis Group
Ms. Jensen and her late husband founded The Chasdrew Fund, an operating foundation that provides pro bono technical assistance to a wide range of charities that are associated with disadvantaged youth. She is now the treasurer of the Jenesis Group, a private family foundation bringing innovation and an entrepreneurial ethos to philanthropy.
Colin Lacon, President and CEO, Northern California Grantmakers
Colin Lacon, President and CEO of Northern California Grantmakers, formerly served as a program officer at the Stuart Foundation where he led the Strengthening Communities to Support Families Program. From 1991 to 1998, he worked in a variety of leadership roles for the City of Oakland including Assistant Director in the Mayor's Office of Drugs and Crime, Assistant to the Mayor on Community and Economic Development, Co-Director of the Oakland Child, Health and Safety Initiative, and Director of the HUD-funded Hope VI project with the Oakland Housing Authority. He also serves as Board Chair of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy (BABIP) and as Program Chair and Executive Board member of the statewide Foundation Consortium of California for Children and Families.
Maria Martin, Founding Producer, NPR Latino USA
Maria Martin is the founder of Latino USA on National Public Radio, which is based at the University of Texas in Austin. Latino USA is a program focusing on issues affecting Latinos. She is also a Knight Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow.
Arnold Perkins, Former Director, Alameda County Public Health Department
Arnold Perkins has served as Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department in Oakland, California since 1994. As Director he provides leadership and management of the administrative, program and policy activities of the department, which has a budget of $99 million and over 500 employees.
Richard Raya, Policy Director, California Forward
Prior to joining California Forward, Richard Raya was the Director of Administration for the Alameda County Public Health Department, where he managed a $120 million, 600 FTE budget. He worked with program managers to maintain services while generating an average of $6 million in savings three years in a row; these savings were used to prevent layoffs despite ongoing revenue reductions. He also managed facilities planning and other general services.
Previously, Mr. Raya served as a Senior Associate at PolicyLink, where he led the Equity in School Construction Finance Project -- a successful effort to increase bond financing opportunities for urban and low-income school districts across the State of California. Mr. Raya worked with legislators, community advocates, school administrators, and members of the building industry to develop and promote Proposition 1D (2006).
Prior to this, Mr. Raya was an Analyst for the Alameda County Administrator’s Office, where he developed a business plan for Youth Uprising -- a $3.5 million conversion of a county-owned building into a multi-service center for youth -- and worked with the Interagency Children’s Policy Council to establish a countywide results-based accountability system for the delivery of children’s services.
Mr. Raya lives in Oakland and sits on the Boards of Directors for Youth Radio and TransForm, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, both from the University of California at Berkeley.
Teri Yeager, Program Officer, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Since 1985, Teri Yeager has been a program officer in the western region of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, working across the foundation's four grantmaking areas of education, health, human services and culture. With offices in San Francisco and New York, the foundation has assets just under $1 billion and will award more than $30 million in grants nationally this year. Ms. Yeager has more than twenty years' experience in the philanthropic sector, is an active volunteer with several organizations and has served on a variety of nonprofit boards.
Counsel to the Board
Bill Sokol, Lawyer, Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld
Youth Radio's attorney, William Sokol, is a partner with Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld, the largest labor law firm west of the Mississippi. He has thirty years experience as an attorney for community non-profits and unions.