Multicultural Advisory Council

The goals of WNYC’s Multicultural Advisory Coucil (MAC) are to:

  1. Acquire insight and learn about the issues concerning the various ethnic communities in order to fully serve their needs as media-service organization.
  2. Serve as a resource for information related to closing the educational achievement gap for ethnic communities.
  3. Serve as bridge to ethnic community in order create awareness of many resources available to them through NYPR.

Here's a list of the MAC members: 

  • Erica Acosta, Director of Marketing, Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
  • Cherine Anderson, Co-Founder, Impact Broadway
  • Sergio  Bessa, Director of Education, Bronx Museum
  • Carolyn Butts, Founder, African Voices
  • Jose Calderon, VP Programs and Policy, Hispanic Federation
  • Jocelyn Cooper, AfroPunk
  • Eric Di Monte, Chief Communications Officer, Latin Vision Media.Org
  • Linda Duggins, Director of Multicultural Marketing, Hachette Books
  • Alberto Ferraras, HBO Consultant/Author, HBO
  • Juan Flores, Professor, NYU
  • Erin Gilbert, Program Coordinator, Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Carlos Guiterrez, Co-founder and Co-director, Cinema Tropical
  • Miriam Jimenez-Roman, Professor, NYU
  • Travers Johnson, Editorial Assistant, Penguin Group
  • Gabrielle Johnson, Educator, American Sign Language & English Secondary School
  • Lynda Johnson, Founder, Go On Girl Book Club
  • Troy Johnson, President,,
  • Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, Mosaic Literary Magazine
  • David Lamb, Founder, Between The Lines Productions, Inc.
  • Marcela Landres, Editorial Consultant  
  • Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director, Queens Council on the Arts
  • Andrea Louie, Executive Director, Asian American Arts Alliance
  • Eric Lugo, Government & Community Relations, Baruch College/CUNY
  • Oscar Madrid, Director of Multicultural Marketing, Verizon
  • Elizabeth Malmberg, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Neyda  Martinez, Founder, Monserrat Ltd.
  • Esther Novak, Founder& CEO, Vanguard Communications
  • Adenike T. Olanrewaju, Publicist, Gotham & Avery Books, Penguin Group
  • Clarence Reynolds, Assistant Director, Medgar Evers Center for Black Literature
  • Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Co-Founder, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
  • Joyce A. Rivera, M.A., Founder & Executive Director, St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction
  • Manuel Romero, Director of Public Relations, Baruch College/CUNY
  • Shanta  Scott, Director of Public Education, Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Tracey Smith, National Media & Author Relations, Go On Girl! Book Club
  • Gilda Squire, President, Guilda Squire Media Relation