Julia Wallace, Interim General Manager
Julia Wallace, who has deep experience in broadcasting, print and online journalism, is the interim general manager of Arizona PBS. Known for her expertise in industry leadership, digital transformation and change leadership, she is the Frank Russell chair and a professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Allysa Adams, Executive Producer
Allysa Adams has been reporting and producing for television for more than 25 years. She’s worked as an on-air reporter and producer for local television stations, national news outlets and various cable shows including CBS News, National Geographic TV and KNXV-TV. In addition to overseeing Horizon and Horizonte, Allysa also produces stories for both shows. She loves storytelling and talking to people across the state about the issues and stories that matter to them.
Amber Back, Director of Events
Amber Back is responsible for signature events for the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS, including the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism Luncheon, PBS KIDS Festival, convocation ceremonies and the weekly speaker series Must See Mondays.
Karen Bordeleau, Director of Communications
Karen Bordeleau oversees communications for Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School, including websites, press releases, social media and periodicals. She is also a professor of practice at Cronkite and team-teaches the boot camp for the master's students in investigative journalism. Bordeleau, a journalism educator for 25 years, is the retired executive editor/senior vice president of The Providence Journal and is the first and only woman in The Journal’s 191-year history to hold the top editor’s position.
Kimberly Flack, Director of Education and Community Impact
Kimberly Flack served as associate general manager for educational outreach at Arizona PBS from 2010 to 2019. Prior to that, she was associate director for educational outreach, after joining the station in 2001 as an instructional specialist coordinator on the professional development team remotely located in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Mardi Gradolf, Director of Development
Mardi Gradolf is responsible for securing major and planned gifts from individuals, foundations and corporate partners in support of Arizona PBS. Prior to Arizona PBS, Gradolf served as the associate director of development at The Nature Conservancy and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU, where she was responsible for major gift fundraising and planned giving.
Heather Kivatinos, Local Sales Manager
Heather Kivatinos is the Local Sales Manager for Corporate Underwriting at Arizona PBS. Heather leads the media sales strategy of our four TV channels as well as print and digital assets. She brings 10-plus years of advertising leadership to Arizona PBS and previously led local and national sales teams for USA Today. Heather is an Arizona native and enjoys giving back to her community; she is a proud graduate of Valley Leadership.
Tiffany Khan, Director of Annual Giving
Tiffany Khan is responsible for securing and sustaining memberships in support of Arizona PBS. Tiffany joined the Arizona PBS team in April 2019 after more than a decade fundraising for education and healthcare organizations. In those roles, Tiffany leveraged telemarketing, email, direct mail, social media and crowdfunding channels for annual giving, pipeline development and donor engagement efforts.
Alex Kosiorek, Manager, Central Sound at Arizona PBS
Alex Kosiorek has been manager of the audio-media production service Central Sound at Arizona PBS since 2012. Kosiorek oversees recording productions, end-to-end management of production facilities, design team coordination and close affiliation with dozens of recognized arts institutions.
Ian MacSpadden, Chief Technology Officer
Ian MacSpadden brings to Arizona PBS more than 25 years working for local, national and international news and broadcast organizations, including ABC News, NBC Universal and Reuters. He joined Arizona PBS in 2015 as director of broadcast operations, overseeing all station technical operations, including planning, installation operation and maintenance of broadcast systems. He now serves as chief technology officer.
James Scriven, Creative Services Director
James Scriven is the creative services director at Arizona PBS, where he oversees overall design and branding for the station across broadcast and digital platforms. Scriven brings 20-plus years of design experience, including work at television stations in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, as well as corporate agency work.
Tricia Shields, Director of Finance and Administration
Tricia Shields provides Arizona PBS financial reporting, manages accounting and finance operations, Corporation for Public Broadcasting compliance, and sponsored project administration. As the station continues to innovate and grow, she leads strategic, capital and operational planning to manage and forecast station funding needs. Shields has a decade of non-profit finance, audit and management experience, and is also active on multiple non-profit boards.