KHOI Board of Directors

Cornelia B Flora
cflora@iastate.edu

Cornelia Butler Flora, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Sociology Emerita at Iowa State University and Research Professor Kansas State University, served 15 years as Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, a twelve-state research and extension institute. Previously she was holder of the Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems at the University of Minnesota, head of the Sociology Department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a University Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University, and a program officer for the Ford Foundation. She has taught in Spain, Peru, Argentina and Uruguay.  She is past president of the Rural Sociological Society, the Community Development Society, and the Society for Agriculture, Food and Human Her books include Baptism by Fire and Spirit: Pentecostalism in Colombia, Interactions Between Agroecosystems, Rural Communities, Rural Communities: Legacy and Change (5 editions), Rural Policies for the 1990s, and Sustainable Agriculture in Temperate Zones.

She has over four decades of work on indicators of development around the community capitals: natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, and built, both in the U.S. and in developing countries.  Her current research addresses alternative strategies of community development and community-based natural resource management in the light of changing socio-technical regimes and climate change. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is from the University of California at Berkeley in 1965 and her M.S. (1966) and Ph.D. (1970) degrees are from Cornell University, where she received the 1994 Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Science. She was president of the Boards of Directors of the Henry A. Wallace Institute of Alternative Agriculture and on the boards of several organizations, CONDESAN (The Consortium for the Sustainable Development of Andean Ecoregion), the Midwest Assistance Program, the Northwest Area Foundation, Winrock International, and the National Community Forestry Center and the National Agricultural Research, Education and Economics Advisory Board of USDA.

Fran Amin
Vice Chair
aminfran@yahoo.com 
 
Thomas Beell
Secretary
tbeell@iastate.edu

The job Tom Beell loves best at KHOI is producing his weekly movie soundtrack show for the Morning Masterpieces and Classical Sunday programs on the station. While teaching journalism at Iowa State University, Tom was the movie reviewer for the Ames Tribune and WOI radio for many years. A native of Tacoma, Washington,

Tom’s professional background includes work as a newspaper and broadcast reporter, as well as a military information office for the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He recently retired as a journalism professor after 38 years at ISU.

Mary Richards
maryrich@isunet.net

Mary Richards has been involved with KHOI since long before it went on the air and most recently joined the Board of Directors in January of 2017.  She considers her volunteer efforts on behalf of KHOI as a significant focus of her retirement since her time as Story County Attorney. She developed and has been a producer or co-producer of KHOI's Community Book Shelf for five years.  As a lover of books and an admirer of Doug Brown’s Book Club heard on WOI fm for many years, she is very pleased to be able to present to the KHOI listening audience books by local authors or with local connections.
 

Lynne Carey
lynnecarey59@gmail.com

Lynne Carey retired from the Ames Public Library after 35 years of service. At APL, Lynne developed a strong passion for community building through collaboration. She believes that community radio can play a vital role in creating positive connections.

Lynne received a BS from ISU in psychology and women’s studies. She is one of the rare Story County natives who stayed put.  She and her spouse, Navid Emami, live in Nevada in Lynne’s childhood home, and appreciate the small town living that Iowa offers.

Aladdin Al Katheri
alabahal@gmail.com

I grew up in Philadelphia, PA and came to Ames in 1994. I marvel at how, over the years, diversity has transformed Ames and the surrounding communities, and at the major impacts that diversity has had (and should have) on the economy, social cohesion, education, communication, and all the things that define American life as we see it in Central Iowa. I hope that through KHOI Community Radio, I can contribute to the enrichment of our community.

Aladdin is a US Army veteran and a real estate broker licensed in multiple jurisdictions including Iowa. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Iowa State University, an MBA in Marketing, and a Master’s degree in International Real Estate.