My name is Barbara Marbach, I’ve been a member of KPFK for 15 years. It’s where I go for information regarding news, current events, music, health and wellness and community cultural perspectives. I’m grateful KPFK provides this service, it’s a precious community resource to be valued and protected. I’m committed to the Pacifica’s mission; Peace, education and no corporate underwriting.
I’m 40 years resident of Northeast LA, a 20 year employee for a state nonprofit social service agency providing supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities as a special education advocate has given me legal, education, mediation and counseling skill set and provided me the rich opportunities to assist people from diverse cultural and social economic communities.
I facilitate several inter-agency forums bringing various stakeholders together with the common goal of serving children, reaching outcomes by consensus.
I was the chairperson of the Los Angeles Unified School District Class Member Review Committee of the Chanda Smith Consent decree for 8 years which was responsible for monitoring the district’s efforts to comply with the consent decree.
I was the elected Education Representative/director on the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council 4 years. I understand the Brown Act and volunteer boards.
I’m running because I want to acknowledge KPFK for the richness it has brought to me, Listening to the station has broaden my consciousness in many areas which has enhanced my quality of life. It’s time to give back.
I know my skills can be an asset; your vote will gain you a grateful, experienced, reasonable, dedicated collaborator. Barbe88 [AT] gmail [DOT] com
I don’t know the specifics but I understand in there is conflict with the local board and it has not been able to function because of a lack of quorum for many months. I will do my best efforts to assist in bringing a culture of consensus to the LSB.