GATe Board of Directors
Frank Gervasi, President
Frank Gervasi has served on the GATe board since 2016 as treasurer, vice president and president. He previously served as a director on the boards of the Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt Community Solar, and St. Andrews Episcopal Church. He also served as treasurer and vice president of Greenbelt Homes, Inc. and as treasurer of the New Deal Cafe. He has worked with the Utopia Film Festival for the past ten years. He is an active community video producer and wants to promote more community involvement and education at Greenbelt Access Television.
Robert C. Zugby, Board Member Emeritus
Bob served as president of the GATe Board since the inception of the organization in 1986. After 34 years on the board he resigned from the board in 2020 to spend more time with his family. He remains an honored member of the organization
René Sewell Raysor, Treasurer
René joined the Board in 2018 and served as the board's secretary for one year before being elected treasurer. René is committed to public access television as a local people-driven town
square for the exchange of ideas.
Rev. Ray Raysor
Rev. Ray joined the Board in 2018. He works as an advocate for the often overlooked and underserved communities of disability and aging.
Claude Aubert, Secretary
Claude has been a member of GATe since 2011 and joined the Board in 2015.
He is the chair of GATe’s Communications Committee. He has been part of the
Utopia Film Festival Committee since 2017.
John Campanile joined the Board in 2020. He worked in the DC television market for some 30 years in varying capacities, from editing to production. He became a GATe member shortly after moving to Greenbelt (GHI) in December of 2016 and has produced videos for the New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt Time Bank, Green Man Festival, and the Greenbelt Holiday of Lights. John believes local access television is vital to the community and is excited to be on GATe’s board.
Maria Silvia Miller
Maria Silvia joined the Board in 2018. She has 54 years of experience in stage theater, television, and radio commercials. Maria Silvia has held positions as elected public official, legislative aide, and political campaign manager. She has worked on numerous documentaries as a narrator.
Ric Gordon, Vice-President
Born Brandon Ricardo Gordon in Prince George's County, Maryland on September 19th, 1982. Ric Graduated from Morris College in 2004 obtaining his bachelor's degree in political science and pre-law with his minor in psychology. Ric went on to graduate studies for his master's degree in public administration. Ric serves in various organizations throughout Greenbelt and Ric is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is also a Prince Hall Freemason of Warren Lodge #8. He joined GATe's board of directors in 2019.
Mayor Colin Byrd, Council Liaison
Colin Byrd is the mayor of Greenbelt and became the City Council's liaison to GATe in 2020.
Diana McFadden joined the Board in 2020. She moved to Greenbelt in 2002 and has been active in the community for years.She served on the Greenbelt Homes, Inc. (GHI) Audit Committee for two years, and on the Board of GHI for 12 years. She has been serving on the Board of the New Deal Cafe since 2018. Dianna has become increasingly interested in and impressed by Greenbelt Access Television, and how it quietly enriches and enlightens our community. She believes that GATe can help to increase diversity and culture in our community.