About Barbara Yaroslavsky
Barbara Yaroslavsky has always believed that the way to make a difference is by being involved. She is a community activist and a volunteer in a myriad of non-profit and public organizations focusing particularly on education and healthcare. She has also helped raise substantial amounts of money for these groups.
She is a member of the Board of Registered Nurses for the State of California, having served previously for over a decade on the Medical Board of California, which license and disciplines doctors. She chairs the Commission on Communities and Family Services which advises the Mayor and the City Council about programs that move people out of poverty. She is a board member of the Saban Community Clinic and Executive Service Corps, which provides affordable coaching and consulting for nonprofits by local executives who volunteer their services. She also serves on the board of LA's Best which provides a quality after school enrichment program for over 28,000 students in Los Angeles area elementary public schools.
She heads up a special projects group for the Zimmer Children's Museum and helped get funding for their youTHink project which is in many public school classrooms statewide. She also works on special projects for Habonim Camps. She is and has been active on several boards at the Jewish Federation Council of Great Los Angeles including the Bureau of Jewish Education. A native of Los Angeles, she is married to former county supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. They have two children and live in the Fairfax area.