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Isaac Asare - President and Director, area of interest: Internal Affairs

Isaac Osei Asare’s love for community media lead him to establish Mystical Poets Productions with clients ranging from education, government, small business, corporate, medical, and legal firms. Isaac takes pride in fatherhood and being involved in the DC Metropolitan community. Some of his community involvement includes being a board member of the Montgomery County Community Action Board, active role at Idylwood Presbyterian Church, and a previous board member of Montgomery Community Television. Isaac is an award-winning producer recently being recognized for his work in 3 public access stations in the DC Metro area. Isaac’s resume includes work with the City of Rockville, City of Takoma Park, Prince George’s Community College, DC Public Television, and Montgomery Community Television. Solo productions include over 20 projects throughout his public access involvement (5 of which are series) and currently produces a radio show here at FPA.

Steve Mullen – Treasurer and Director, area of interest: Finance Operation Development

As a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Cost Analyst, Mr. Mullen serves the FPA Board of Directors as its Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Steve has a MS in Industrial Management and a BS in Accounting, and is a Senior Systems Analyst for Coleman Research Corporation. He served as an officer in the Air Force Officer for over 22 years, principally in financial management, program management, budget, cost analysis, and audit. Steve previously served on the Board of Directors for a Non-Profit in Illinois, with the last 3 Years as Chairman. His experience with FPA Channel 10 includes contributing to "Sports Scope" (starting in 1997), initially on audio and camera, then as Co-Host and Assistant Producer, Editor, and Occasional Director. He also worked on "Fantasy Football Review" as Director and Editor; "Non-Profit Network" as Editor; and assisted in numerous other Studio and Field Production Shoots at Channel 10 in earlier years. He has worked at radio and television stations in Colorado and Illinois with sportscaster play-by-play experience in football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey at both high school and college level. He also worked as sports director and sportscaster with Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).

Gayle Yiotis - Secretary and Director, area of interest: Performance Management

Gayle Yiotis is a producer at FPA. Her talk show, Potluck: the anything and everything talk and entertainment TV show, is now in its 11th year.

Gayle is a retired archivist from the Smithsonian Institution and a former member of the Society of American Archivists (2003-2010) and Academy of Certified Archivists (2004-2010). Gayle can be found in Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women. Her vocation is historical research and writing.

She has a Master’s in anthropology (1992, George Washington University) and a Master’s in American history (2010, George Mason University). She has spent decades conducting in-depth genealogical, documentary, and historical research; and for years she conducted a research class in genealogy at the Vienna Community Center in Vienna, Virginia.

Her publications include:

Edward Palmer: The Man and His Family. Independently published, 2017.

“The Powhatan,” in Native Peoples of the World, Steven L. Danver, ed., Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, (November 2012).

“Henry L. Dawes” in Treaties with American Indians. Edited by Donald Fixico. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC- CLIO, December 2007.

“William F. Cody ‘Buffalo Bill’” in Encyclopedia of American Indian History. Edited by Bruce Johansen and Barry Pritzker Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, August 2007.

A Research Guide to the Native American Collections in the National Anthropological Archives/Human Studies Film Archives. Privately published by the Smithsonian Institution Native American Repatriation Review Committee. Washington, DC: 2002.

A Project Team Member for Native Language Preservation: A Research Guide for Establishing Archives & Repositories (2004–2005)

Ruth Bennett - Director, area of interest: Member Development

I am honored to have been appointed to the Board in July of 2014 and then elected by the members in September 2015. I will do my best to be a productive Board member and serve the interests of FPA and our members. I want to contribute to keeping FPA in the top tier of public access stations in the country.

As Director of Membership Development on the Board, I want to hear your comments and suggestions. Here’s how to get in touch with me: Email - or Phone - 703-655-4959.

I retired recently, having worked almost 29 years as a Federal employee, first in a one-stop shop customer service office as a computer specialist and then as a computer trainer for a variety of software programs. Later in my career I became a program manager responsible for my Agency’s leadership programs and writing and presentation training.

I’ve been a member of FPA since 1991 and am an active producer of a monthly show On the Go with AAUW that a friend and I started in 1991. Besides FPA I’m active in the Alexandria Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) where I’ve held a number of leadership positions, Daughters of the American Revolution where I served as Recording Secretary and now serve as Honor Flight Coordinator for the John Alexander Chapter, and the School of Living, a small non-profit land trust, where I serve as corresponding secretary.

I have a B.A. from Pasadena College and two M.A.s - one from the University of California at Riverside and one from George Washington University.

Reggie Marston - Director, area of interest: Radio Program Development

Reggie Marston has been with Fairfax Public Access since 2008. Reggie is executive producer and host of the radio show, The House P. I., which is produced and broadcast at the FPA studios and distributed nationally by the Salem Radio Network.  Reggie for the past 22 years is owner and principal inspector of REM Home Inspections, a home inspection and training firm located in Springfield, VA. Reggie was the original house detective on the national HGTV television show The House Detective from 2001-2007. Reggie graduated from the Northeast School of Broadcasting in Boston, MA. Reggie served for 8 years as a board member on Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors Board. Reggie was appointed to the board by Past Virginia Governor Kaine and reappointed by Governor McDonnell. Reggie has also served as President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors as well as Treasurer of the Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors.

Hurriyet Aydin Ok - Director, area of interest: Technology Development

Hurriyet A. Ok, is the founder of VRT-U LLC, a technology venture focusing on Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions for the enterprise.

Hurriyet is a member of FPA since 2004, and producing awards-winning Turkish-American TV (TATV) shows since then. He is also a Board Member of Global Co Lab Network (GCLN), which is an NGO focused on empowering youth. Hurriyet and his TATV production team partnered with GCLN on their flagship project called Teens Dream, an annual international video contest on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dr. Ok is a professorial lecturer in Computer Science and a research fellow at Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Institute (CSPRI) at the George Washington University.  He worked at the World Bank as a Senior Information Officer over 24 years until 2016. He held leadership roles and managerial positions in IT learning and professional development, identity and access management, technology infrastructure, and enterprise architecture.

Hurriyet was a software engineer at Alcatel-Rovsing in Copenhagen, Denmark, developing software for American Airlines Data Network between 1985 and 1987. 

Dr. Ok holds a D.Sc. Degree in Computer Science from the George Washington University, and M.S. and B.S. Degrees in Computer Science from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Ben Zuhl - Director, area of interest: Nonprofit Engagement

Mr. Zuhl joined Fairfax Public Access after retiring from a Foreign Service life spent largely in places like Manila, Belgrade, and Islamabad.  Ben now produces a live TV show, Inside Scoop, and a recorded show, Your Need To Know. More than 100 of the shows have highlighted the work of non-profit organizations working in Fairfax County.  He also produces a live radio show on FPA, Making Change Radio, Thursday evenings which focuses on people and organizations making changes for the better in Fairfax County. 

Ben first got involved in TV/Radio in the 1970s as a production assistant and later a segment producer and writer for New Jersey Television News (Channel 52).  Later, while assigned to the US Embassy in Manila Ben produced a twice weekly radio show for the US Information Service (USIS) in English, Tagalog, and Cebuano.  Most of his other work overseas was computer oriented, either teaching Foreign Service Officers to use their computers or doing computer security for the State Department, the latter as a contractor. 

After returning to the US Ben got involved in community service and was appointed to the Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) 2013 to present. The CAAB works with the County Department of Family Services and the Board of Supervisors to empower all County residents to achieve self-sufficiency and reach their full potential.  Mr. Zuhl is a member of the Board’s Election and Membership standing committee.  In 2019 he won the Lynda J. Robb Community Service Award for his work with non-profits as well as for work on issues such as affordable housing and gun violence prevention.