1901 56th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634-2950
970.378.2579 or 800.443.5862
KJAC (The Colorado Sound) is a community-licensed public radio station, sister station of KUNC, NPR news for Northern Colorado, operated by Community Radio for Northern Colorado, Inc., a 501 (c) 3, Colorado nonprofit organization.
The Colorado Sound Community Advisory Council (CAC) completes the obligation to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to advise the station’s governing body on whether the station’s programming and other significant policies are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station, and to make recommendations the CAC deems appropriate to meet such needs. For information on joining the CAC, please contact the station’s Program Director, Margot.
KJAC (The Colorado Sound) launched on February 29, 2016.
CRNC Board of Directors
All Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Under certain circumstances, the Board of Directors may hold a closed Executive Session. A record of why a closed session was held can be found in the Board of Director minutes which are available by contacting Tammy Terwelp at 970-350-0806.
CRNC’s Board of Directors is accepting applications for upcoming openings. To learn more about the responsibilities, please review the board member job description. You can also complete an application at this time. To learn more about service on the board, contact Tammy Terwelp at 970-350-0806.
CRNC Full Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
Meetings will be held virtually unless otherwise noted.
Dates for the 2023 fiscal year:
- January 28
- March 25
- June 24
- September 23
CRNC Board of Directors Committee Meeting Schedule
Executive Committee Meetings:
First Thursday of the month at 10:30am (note: Aug. 3 meeting is canceled)
Board Members: Gary Chappel (chair), Chris Otto, Jackie Stiff, Steven Summer
Staff: Tammy Terwelp & Sean McKee
Community Engagement Committee Meetings:
Thursdays: November 17, January 26, March 30, May 25 (rescheduled for June 6 at 2:30pm MT), July 27 (meeting canceled), September 28, and November 30 at 2pm
Board Members: Vanessa Otero (chair), Gary Chappel, Laura Gluhanich, Maggie Guntren
Staff: Tammy Terwelp & Kyle Cunningham
Finance Committee Meetings:
January 12, March 9, June 8, and September 14 at 2pm
Board Members: Chris Otto (chair), Gary Chappel, Russ Gamble, Jackie Stiff, Teresa Valerio Parrot
Staff: Sean McKee
Governance Committee Meetings:
June 16 at 2:30pm and August 7 at 4pm (meeting canceled)
Board Members: Steven Summer (chair), Gary Chappel, Jackie Stiff, Sarah Stokes Alexander
Staff: Tammy Terwelp
Community Advisory Council
The Community Advisory Council (CAC) for Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CRNC), which operates KUNC and The Colorado Sound, meets four times a year to ensure that the station is meeting the educational and cultural needs of the communities it serves. The CAC is composed of members who are representative of the diverse needs and interests of the community, including factors such as ethnicity, economic variation, gender, political preferences, age, and geography. If you’re interested in finding out how to serve on the council, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members: Alicia Rochambeau, Carol Blanchard, Carolyn Wagner Snyder, Cynthia Ballinghoff, Ed Otte, Hope Cook, Jannine Mohr, Julie Alkema, Kathy Chandler-Henry, Lyn Manton Krueger, Paul Hach, Phil Edwards, Shelly Arneson, Tracey Perry, and Will Arduino.
CRNC Community Advisory Council 2023 Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: In person (venue TBD).
If you are interested in attending a meeting, please email us at email@example.com.
Current CRNC Board of Directors
Fort Collins, Colorado
Chris is a managing partner in the Fort Collins Plante Moran office, where he helps lead manufacturing client teams for the Rocky Mountain region. He specializes in helping a wide range of family-owned and closely held businesses in the manufacturing and distribution, real estate, healthcare, publishing, and other industries reach their goals. He has experience spanning 30 years as an expert in fraud prevention, forensic accounting, and litigation support. Time with his wife and children is always precious, and he has been fortunate to have the opportunities to travel with his family.
Gary Chappel is a proud fourth-generation Coloradan, with family roots from the 1850’s in the Clear Creek valley. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and has worked on the technology side of the cable television industry for over 20 years. Gary is currently an Engineering Program Manager at Comcast in the Cloud Technologies group. In the mid 90’s he hosted a radio show and served on the Board of KBUT radio in Crested Butte.
Jackie Stiff is a physician executive with multifaceted healthcare industry experience in policymaking, consulting, strategic planning, and governance. Appointed by the governor, Dr. Stiff serves on the Colorado Commission on Aging, a state advisory body for all matters affected by the increasing older population in the state. In addition to volunteering with many nonprofits throughout her career, she has co-chaired the Colorado Governor’s Rural Health Grant Council designed to enhance rural health infrastructure.
Laura moved to Colorado in the summer of 2018. Since then, she has focused her volunteer efforts on local organizations that support community members, including Project Angel Heart (providing meals to the homebound) and Denver Community Fridge (mutual aid in the neighborhood). Laura loves music: concerts, records, playlists. The Colorado Sound is her favorite station, and she and her husband have been members since the station first aired in February of 2016. She looks to deepen her contributions locally by combining her passion for strengthening community with her love of music. Laura brings her experience of community building and digital engagement to the board and The Colorado Sound as part of the team that helps the Colorado Sound to thrive for years to come.
Maggie Guntren is an educator and administrator with a specialty in linguistically and culturally diverse education practices. Maggie has experience in international education and professional learning in multiple country contexts as well as in academic supervision and evaluation, administration, and equitable educational practices. She has expertise in coordinating programs and staff, overseeing implementation and design or programs, instructional design and professional development, instructional coaching, and analyzing high-level data to make appropriate district and school-based programmatic and instructional decisions.
Maggie is a deep advocate for equitable neighborhood and community public schools.
Russ Gamble is a fiduciary administration professional, attorney, and US Navy veteran. He shares a passion for independent music and NPR. Russ attended law school at the University of Denver and received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently lives in Denver with his wife and two amazing kids. In his off time, he can be found playing guitar, cooking, and following the latest news regarding the Denver Broncos.
Sarah Stokes Alexander
Sarah Stokes Alexander serves as Vice President of Programs for Keystone Policy Center. She started at Keystone in 1994, and her projects have focused on the environmental restoration, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water and transportation in Colorado, and corporate sustainability strategies in the food, agriculture and consumer products supply chains. She graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University. She lives in Silverthorne, Colorado with her husband Nick and her daughters Molly and Katie.
Steven Summer was appointed President and CEO of the Healthcare Institute in January 2020 following his retirement from the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). He served as President and CEO of CHA from 2006 through 2019. Prior to joining CHA, Steven spent 13 years with the West Virginia Hospital Association as President and CEO. From 1976 to 1993, he held senior leadership positions with the Maryland Hospital Association. Steven is the immediate past-chair of the Board of Directors of Kavod Senior Life—a senior living community in Cherry Creek. In November 2021, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the NPR Foundation. He is an active volunteer in the community and serves on two Arapahoe County Council appointed panels. He and his wife Loraine, who has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, live in Englewood. They have two sons both of whom live in Denver: Ari (a software engineer) and Jason (a data scientist).
Teresa Valerio Parrot
Teresa Valerio Parrot serves as founder and principal of TVP Communications. Focused exclusively on communications and leadership solutions in higher education, Valerio Parrot provides media, crisis, marketing and administration counsel to her clients. Previously, Valerio Parrot served as Senior Vice President for Widmeyer Communications’ higher education practice and Vice President of Media Relations and Crisis Communications for SimpsonScarborough, a higher education consulting firm. Valerio Parrot counts almost 10 years of experience with the University of Colorado System, including an officer-level appointment as Assistant Secretary of the University. Valerio Parrot earned bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado. She resides outside of Boulder, Colorado, with her husband (Kevin), daughter (Savannah), Labrador (Periwinkle) and cat (Cat).
Vanessa is patent and trademark attorney at the firm of Neugeboren O’Dowd in Boulder. Originally from San Diego, CA, she attended UCLA and received her Bachelor’s Degree in English. She spent a ten-year career in business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and pharmaceutical sales. She moved to Colorado in 2008 and received her J.D. from the University of Denver in 2013. She is a news media enthusiast and created the popular “Media Bias Chart” based upon a taxonomy and methodology for news quality ranking she developed. Vanessa enjoys snowboarding, traveling, fitness, and dogs.