BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bob Butler is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio, television and print. He is currently a reporter at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. He spent 18-months as the diversity director for CBS Corporation. Bob was a key member of the Chauncey Bailey Project, which investigated the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey. He created and executes the Television Newsroom Management Diversity Census. He is a former President of the National Association of Black Journalists and sits on the board of SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents thousands of broadcasters around the country. Bob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Community Arts from San Francisco State University.
Susan Caldwell directed federally funded employment and training programs for the City of Oakland for 15 years. In 1990, Susan created a jobs program to help communities recover from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. She was the Administrative Manager of Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Agency for 10 years. In addition to managing personnel and business development loans, she acted as the agencies' Affirmative Action Officer, ensuring Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) compliance with projects and programs funded by the Agency. Susan retired in 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Regency College.
Kai Aiyetoro is the administrator of the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church and bookkeeper at Creative Alliance. Kai has more than twenty-five years experience in non-profit management including finance, operations and programming. Kai spent nine years as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, directing the organization's financial goals, objectives, and budgets; and providing information and services to developing community radio stations throughout the United States. Kai holds a degree in Arts and Humanities from Laney College.
Barbara Rodgers is a decorated television news anchor, reporter and host. She spent nearly 30 years as one of the most recognizable anchors on CBS 5/KPIX TV in San Francisco. She also hosted Bay Sunday, a weekly public affairs program in which she interviewed dozens of community leaders, newsmakers and celebrities. Barbara retired from KPIX in 2008 and is now a regular host on Comcast Newsmakers. Barbara has received numerous awards including eight Emmy awards and five Excellence in Journalism Awards. Barbara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Knoxville College.
Thomas Peele is an investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group. He was a key member of the Chauncey Bailey Project, which investigated the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey. Thomas is the author of “Kill the Messenger: A Story of Radical Faith, Racism's Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist.” Thomas focuses on data collection and analysis and writes a monthly “Watchdog” column that examines government accountability. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Long Island University and a master’s in creative writing from the University of San Francisco.