Latino Public Radio Consortium Names New Board Co-Chairs

Silvia Rivera and Doug Mitchell to share leadership roles
By Emily M. Reigart ,

Silvia Rivera

Silvia Rivera and Doug Mitchell have been named the new co-chairs of the board of directors for the Latino Public Radio Consortium, which advocates for the inclusion of Latinos in public broadcasting.

Rivera is managing director of Vocalo Radio in Chicago. She is also one of the founders of the LPRC and has served on its board from its inception in 2007. She most recently served as the board’s treasurer. Rivera’s public media career has focused on developing programming for younger, culturally diverse audiences.

Doug Mitchell

Mitchell serves as next generation director for NPR, leading the pubcaster’s digital-first media training program. He is a media trainer, project strategist and career coach, as well as former Knight International Press Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar.

Additionally, Radio Campesina Network Program Director María Barquín has been named board treasurer, and University of Turabo Professor Luis Rosario Albert has been tapped to serve as secretary.

The new leadership will collaborate with LPRC Executive Director Magaly Rivera, and Ileana Rivera will continue to provide direct services to station members as the station services manager.