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Young Leaders Council

Welcome to the PBS Charlotte Young Leaders Council. We’re so honored to have this DREAM TEAM of talented community leaders volunteering to help us make a greater impact on our region.

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Angela Boyd

Counselor, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Growing up I had the unique experience of living and traveling stateside and abroad as my parents served in the United States Army. Whether stateside or abroad, PBS was central to my learning experiences. Today as a mom, I’m delighted to share the love of learning that PBS instilled in me. PBS has and continues to inspire families across cultures, communities, and socioeconomic status. Whether it is introducing emergent literacy skills, presenting engaging content that allows my families to explore and learn from our history, or highlighting local and/or international experiences that open the door for us to learn from and about others, PBS is essential. As a member of WTVI PBS Charlotte Young Leaders Council I am looking forward to serving and strengthening the connection to our greater community.

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Katie Conrad

Council Chair
Deputy Chief of Staff, Novant Health

As a member of the local healthcare community in Charlotte, I am passionate about helping people thrive and live their best lives. I am honored to be the inaugural chair of the WTVI PBS Charlotte Young Leaders Council and am looking forward to the value that this council will bring to the station that fills so many households in the local area with happiness, kindness, education, and support.

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Catherine Dyer

MBA Candidate, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
President, Social Media Charlotte

The Charlotte, NC community has been wonderful to me for 13 years. I want to pay others’ kindness forward, and supporting WTVI PBS Charlotte in “channeling curiosity and connecting communities” feels like the perfect way to do so.

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Jess Dyer

Art Director, Carnegie Higher Education

Having spent the last decade in Charlotte as a journalist, I've witnessed the power of storytelling to educate, inspire, and unite communities. That's why I'm honored to join the PBS Charlotte Young Leaders Council. From a young age, PBS opened my eyes and mind to new subjects through thoughtful educational programming like Arthur and Reading Rainbow. Now, as a professional, I have an even deeper appreciation for the intentionality behind PBS Charlotte's documentaries and programs. It's so important to empower curiosity and community engagement, which makes me thrilled to support this mission.

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Paloma Logan

Manager, Social Health Programs, Atrium Health

As a native Charlottean, I take great pride in this city. I am passionate about the growing culinary scene, diversity and growth Charlotte is experiencing. I feel so lucky to be a member of the WTVI PBS Young Leaders Council because of its many contributions to our community. As a new mother, experiencing PBS with my child is a really incredible thing. I look forward to being part of the positivity, education and enrichment that PBS provides.

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Sarah Lozzi

Social Media Specialaist, Coldwell Banker Realty

After a decade of serving an organization focused on youth programming, I'm thrilled to now join the PBS Charlotte Young Leaders Council. My experience spans events, marketing, and communications across various industries, with a focus on social media marketing. Since transitioning from my position as Public Relations and Social Media Manager for the Children's Theatre of Charlotte back to corporate America, I've been seeking a volunteer opportunity that aligns with my interests. I'm excited to apply my skills and passion for education, the arts, and community service in this new role! PBS programming played a vital role in my upbringing, and as a new mom, I'm eager to share its value with my daughter.

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Lorena Perez

Supervisor, Community Health Workers, Atrium Health

I am a first gen Mexican-American Charlottean with over a decade of experience in public health. My passion lies in serving the community, advocating for change, and providing education- all things that are reflected through PBS Charlotte. PBS has been profoundly influential in my life as well as in the lives of my children and extended family. Some shows we hold near and dear to our hearts both past and present are Arthur, Zoboomafoo, Wishbone, Reading Rainbow, Nature and many more. I am grateful and excited to be a member of the WTVI PBS Young Leaders Council serving an amazing community.

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Lindsay Zachodzki

Senior Graphic Designer, Lindsay Hunt Design

I’ve lived in Charlotte since 2012 and have pursued a career in Digital Marketing and Graphic Design. I turn on PBS everyday for my 2 year old and  it’s been a lot of fun watching him enjoy all of the same shows I loved as a child. I’m very excited to be a member of the WTVI PBS Young Leaders Council and have the opportunity to give back to our community through an amazing organization.