DMA Board of Directors
Bill has been involved in radio production for many years, having hosted programs on KDVS since 1991, including 'The Saturday Morning Folk Show' for the last 17 years, and has been a co-host of the 'Folk Brothers' on KDRT for the last 2 1/2 years. Bill's long had an interest in community media as it extends to community radio and believes it is so much more important and relative than commercial, mainstream media, which seems to be more interested in reaching the largest, most lucrative market possible.
Jeff came to Davis in 1995, along with his wife and their then-5-year-old twin sons, who attended local schools and UC Davis. Along the way, Jeff did a lot of journalism for Capital Public Radio, the Davis Enterprise, and the late, lamented Sacramento News & Review. For many years, Jeff also volunteered at KDVS, hosting gospel music programs. In what now seems like a previous life, Jeff experienced the Loma Prieta Earthquake seven miles from the epicenter (while living in downtown Watsonville in an 1887 home that is now a history museum).
Robin is a 30-year Davis resident and neighborhood activist in the Davis Manor neighborhood where the DMA studio is located. As a member of the Davis Manor Creative Action Team, she helps organize participatory public art and other neighborhood improvement projects that build community and a sense of place. She is a graduate of the UC Davis International Agricultural Development master’s program, and has a background in social science research related to agriculture and land use policy.
Ulfat Shaikh is a pediatrician at University of California Davis Children's Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at UC Davis School of Medicine. She previously served as Clinical Quality Officer for the California Department of Health Care Services. A board-certified pediatrician for over 20 years, Ulfat completed her medical education at Goa Medical College, India and pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. She has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Master’s in Clinical Research from UC Davis. Ulfat’s family has been involved with Davis Media Access for years — her daughter, Zahra, started the Davis Teen Animators Club at DMA, and her son, Rohan, is a KDRT DJ. Ulfat is excited about bringing her pediatric expertise working with youth development as DMA continues to develop and build on its youth media initiatives.
Ashley Woodbury is a long time Davis resident and a graduate of the Nature and Culture program from UC Davis. She has experience running her own media company and is passionate about digital storytelling, sound healing, and childcare. Starting in 2011, Ashley has worked closely with members of the DMA community on Yolo County community media projects. She is eager to step into her role as member of the Davis Media Access Board of Directors.
Board of Directors ex officio, Executive Director Davis Media Access
At my core, I'm a community activist who believes that strong communities need constant care, dissenting voices and forums for healthy dialogue. "Finding" community media 20 years ago let me put all of that into action on a daily basis. Building DMA into a healthy and vibrant community resource is a huge passion for me.
Our work at DMA is collaborative, open, engaging, fun, and done for community benefit. I work with an awesome community of staff, board and volunteers. I've served this organization as Assistant Director, Director of Operations, and since 2007, its Executive Director. I produce programming for DCTV Channel 15, including local election programming, and have hosted public affairs programming on KDRT.
My monthly column on media and telecommunications is published in The Davis Enterprise the last Thursday of each month and I’ve also been published in a wide range of media journals, online media, and other periodicals.
Board of Directors Staff Representative, Director of Operations, DMA
I've been working at Davis Media Access for over 10 years. Before that I was involved with radio station KDVS. I spend most of my time here working on finances, operations, information technology and the repair, installation and integration of all of our equipment.
I have been a linux zealot since 1996 and code on a number of open source projects. Most recently the radio station automation suite, Rivendell.
I like my work because I believe free and diverse expression is an important part of our culture. It heightens the quality of discourse and helps us all continue to grow, learn and experience new things.