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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, Vice-President

Bob served as president of the GATe Board since the inception of the organization in 1986. He now serves as vice-president and is the chair of GATe's administrative committee. 

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.

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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.

Deborah Hartwick

Debbie joined the Board in 2016. She has served as staff for the Utopia Film Festival.

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.

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Mayor Colin Byrd, Council Liaison

Colin Byrd is the mayor of Greenbelt and became the City Council's liaison to GATe in 2020. 


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. 

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Rebecca Holober

Rebecca joined the Board in 2021. She worked for the FDA as an educational and project management specialist. She has been a member and volunteer with the Utopia Film Festival for many years. Rebecca especially enjoys doing creative outreach for the Utopia Film Festival and using her educational and management background to help further develop GATe.

Claude Aubert, Secretary

Claude has been a member of GATe since 2011 and is currently serving in his third term on the Board. He is the chair of GATe’s Communications Committee. He has been part of the Utopia Film Festival Committee since 2017. One of his goals for GATe is to get more people to become community video producers who will create their own projects and submit them to GATe.

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