Executive Director: Kathy Bisbee
Kathy has over twenty-two years experience in community organizing, public relations and marketing, radio and television production, technology development, and media and technology education. Kathy graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Political and Social Sciences with a focus on media communication, and received her masters in Integrated Marketing Communications and Public Relations from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
As executive director of Community Media Access Partnership (CMAP.TV), Kathy has increased fee-based services to total over one-third of the organization's budget, developed curriculum and contracts for over 15 independent youth media programs (K-12 through college-level), and transitioned the organization from a public access television station to a community media center.
CMAP’s programs have received regional and national grants and awards for youth media programming and leadership development, including a three-year grant from the federal BTOP (Broadband Awareness Opportunity Program) to train youth on digital literacy in rural communities in California.
Kathy serves as a national board member for the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), and is an award-winning documentary filmmaker for her film about youth in Latin America who are using music as an instrument of hope entitled "Don't Cost Nothin' to Dream," at http://www.bisbeefilms.com.
Operations Manager: Joanna Cyprys
Joanna joined the CMAP team in February of 2011, as the Operations Manager, she oversees the daily operations of the facility and works closely with community members in serving their media and technology needs. Previously, Joanna spent 5 years working for Global Nomads Group (GNG) where she served as the Production Manager. At GNG, she led field teams to conduct remote satellite videoconferences with youth and produced documentary video content around the world. Her work brought her to just about every corner of the world- even Antarctica, where she joined a science expedition as an educational outreach partner. She circumnavigated the globe twice with Semester At Sea working with students on topics such as world religion, migration and service learning. She also co-founded MyDigiStory (MDS), a digital storytelling workshop for under served youth around the world. MDS aims to bring the youth perspective into the global conversation by teaching writing and filmmaking as a vehicle for expression. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Film and Media Arts at Temple University.
Programming Manager: Jan Janes
Jan started with CMAP in April 2002. She brings to CMAP a background producing and directing community television and radio, plus a love for excellent production and a passion for public access.
Nick Brandt: IT Director
Access Facilitator: James Duisenberg
James started at CMAP in October 2008. He has been involved with media production and community involvement for many years. He has taught classes in television production and lighting. He enjoys teaching and working closely with members.
Programming Assistant: Cristina Lee
Cristina joined the programming department in January 2005.
Production Coordinator: Emery Hudson
CMAP welcomes Emery Hudson, an award winning film and video producer with ten years' of broadcast experience as its new production coordinator. A veteran shooter and technician for Fox, CBS, Televisa, Clear-Channel and other media groups, Emery has also worked on world documentaries and numerous multi-platform video projects. He attended the Cinema Studies program at San Francisco State University with a focus on independent documentary filmmaking, in addition to a degree in psychology.
Crewpeople: Josiah Guerrero
Our crew supports mission critical production work, including government, educational, and non-profit production projects.