CAN TV Board Elects New Leadership, Director, and Directors Emeritus

Dulce Maria Diaz

Dulce Maria Diaz was elected to the Board of Directors of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV); John Cooke, CCIM, MBA, and Levi Moore were elected as Directors Emeritus; and Dr. Sarah Eilefson was elected chair at the organization's annual meeting on December 9, 2020.

CAN TV is an independent nonprofit established in 1983 as the public's space on cable television free of commercials, filters, and censors. With five local channels, CAN TV airs the diversity of people and ideas that reflect Chicago, including voices often excluded from the mainstream media.

Diaz is the Executive Director of S.H.E. Gallery, an arts and education based non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of self-esteem.

Cooke is an avid photographer with a passion for all voices to be shared. He served eight years on the Chicago Access Corporation Board of Directors including one year as its Chair. Currently, Cooke serves as the Secretary of Independent Film Alliance Chicago (IFA Chicago). He is experienced in developing and managing millions of square feet of commercial real estate, and brings together the delicate balance of arts, business, and creativity. 

Moore is an Illinois public policy subject matter and not-for-profit management expert. He served on the Chicago Access Corporation's Board of Directors for six years. He previously served as chair and chaired several committees including the Public and Governmental Relations and Resource Development committees. Moore works for the Hektoen Institute of Medical Research where his responsibilities include public affairs, strategic alliance development, and coordinating the activities and growth of the Foxglove Alliance, a burgeoning coalition of Chicago area health care non-government organizations. 

Eilefson received her Ph.D. in English from Loyola University Chicago and has served on the Board of CAN TV for three years. She is currently an assistant professor of composition and a content manager for the higher education portfolio at Red Ventures. Eilefson also serves on the board of directors for CodeCreate, a nonprofit dedicated to engaging learners through creative design experiences using fundamental materials that celebrate technology, art, and diversity.

CAN TV offers Chicagoans the opportunity to exercise their First Amendment right to freedom of speech by providing technical training, equipment, facilities, and programming opportunities on CAN TV's five local, noncommercial public access cable television channels. CAN TV promotes and develops maximum public awareness of, use of, and involvement in cable television for cultural, educational, health, social service, civic, community, and other nonprofit purposes.

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