CAPS Announces New Board Member

Published on April 30th, 2009

Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung has been elected to the Board of Directors of Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS). Marilyn earned a Master's degree in Urban Planning from UCLA and has served as an executive or partner in several Southern California architect/planning firms and was President of Marilyn Brant & Associates. She served on the Board of Population Crisis Committee for 23 years ( now called Population Action international, and on the board of Population Communications Inc, for 7 years and was a key supporter of the Entertainment-Education program which used soap operas and other entertainment to motivate changes in reproductive practices. She founded and chaired the non-profit Population Education Committee which concentrated on reducing the USA’ teen age pregnancy.

She also has a strong record of service on government committees and numerous corporate, educational, non-profit, and civic boards. These include the President's Commission on Population Growth and the American Future, the White House Fellowship Commission, , Southern California's Association of Governments Regional Advisory Council, National Council of the Salk Institute, Otis Art Institute, Pasadena Junior League, LACMA Docent Council, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Center Theater Group of the Los Angeles Music Center and the United Nations Population Fund.

In Santa Barbara she served on the boards of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Santa Barbara Committee on Foreign Relations. She lives in Carpinteria with her husband Patrick Lyons DeYoung.

Marilyn will be joining CAPS’ other Board Members, Santa Barbara-based President Diana Hull, Ph.D., an Emeritus Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Ben Zuckerman, Ph.D., from Los Angeles, a UCLA astronomer who was cited by Science in 2008 for obtaining the first-ever image of a new planetary system, Otis L Graham, Ph.D., a historian and author, now residing in North Carolina, Santa Barbaran Randy A. Alcorn, columnist and former chief financial officer of the Santa Barbara New Press, statistician Dick Schneider of Oakland, California, Phoebe Cowles, well known collector of 18th century European Art, residing in San Francisco, Los Angeles-based attorney Edward Tabash, J.D., and founding member of CAPS, internist Henry Mayer M.D., who lives in Woodside, California.

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