Listener Candidate

Name:

Barbara Marbach

Expertise:

Works for a state nonprofit providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities as a special education advocate. Chairperson of the Los Angeles Unified School District Class Member Review Committee of the Chanda Smith Consent decree for 8 years.. 

Endorsements:

  • Committee to Strengthen KPFK
  • Statement:

    I've been a subscriber and paid member of KPFK for over 15 years. KPFK is where I go for news and information regarding current events, music, health, wellness and diverse community cultural perspectives Im committed to the Pacificas mission; to provide outlets for the creative skills and to promote and aid creative activities which will serve the cultural welfare of the community (Im very grateful that KPFK provides this commons or cross roads , a precious community resource to be valued and protected. 

    Because of my volunteering as parliamentarian for the Local Station Board and secretary of the Governance Committee since February 2016, I have a clear understanding of the Pacifica Foundation and KPFK LSB roles, process and culture. When elected, you will get a knowledgeable, professional, and effective consensus builder listener member representative that will only make KPFK prosper and stronger and prosper. I ask for your vote and confidence.

    I ran for the Local Station Board (LSB) in 2015 because I was concerned about the financial stability and decrease in listenership and contributors of the station. I was invited to become a member of the CandidateSlate.org. 

    I was not elected but since February 2016 Ive been volunteering as parliamentarian for the LSB and secretary of the Governance Committee. This has provided me with the knowledge and understanding of KPFK LSB and Pacifica National Board committee structure, procedures and status. Now, I have gained a wealth of experience that will be a benefit to KPFK and LSB. I will do my utmost to promote and ensure Pacifica KPFKs mission and move the LSB forward to realize financial stability, sustainability, professionalism. 

    Ive lived in Northeast LA for over 40 years and work for over 20 years for a state nonprofit social service agency providing supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities as a special education advocate. This requires a legal, education, mediation and counseling skill set which has provided me with the rich knowledge and opportunity to assist people from diverse ability, cultural and social economic communities and can be implemented at the board meetings. 

    In this role, I also facilitate several interagency forums bringing various stakeholders together in the common goal of serving children with developmental disabilities and their families. I was the chairperson of the Los Angeles Unified School District Class Member Review Committee of the Chanda Smith Consent decree process for over 8 years which was responsible for monitoring the district special education restructuring efforts to comply with this federal consent decree. I was the elected Education Director on the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council for 4 years. I have served on many BODs over the years. 

    Because of my volunteering as parliamentarian for the Local Station Board and secretary of the Governance Committee since February 2016, I have a clear understanding of the Pacifica Foundation and KPFK LSB roles, process and culture. When elected, you will get a knowledgeable, professional, and effective consensus builder listener member representative that will only make KPFK prosper and stronger.

    Biography

    Because of my volunteering as parliamentarian for the Local Station Board and secretary of the Governance Committee since February 2016, I have a clear understanding of the Pacifica Foundation and KPFK LSB roles, process and culture. Elected, you will get a knowledgeable, professional, and effective consensus builder listener member representative that will only make KPFK stronger and prosper.
    I ask for your vote and confidence.

    I'm Barbara Marbach, Ive been subscriber of KPFK for 15 years. Its where I go for world news and information regarding current events, music, health, wellness and diverse community cultural perspectives without corporate funding or sponsorship. Im very grateful KPFK provides this commons of the airwaves, a precious community resource which needs to be valued and protected. 
    I ran for the Local Station Board in 2015 I joined Candidate Slate group, which has, and still, had a better platform. 

    Since February 2016, Ive been asked to performe parliamentarian tasks of for the LSB and secretary of the Governance Committee. I have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of how the LSB and PNB, and their respective committee structure and function. I will do my best to ensure Pacificas mission and move KPFK forward. .