The Barron Park Association

Meet the BPA Board


photo of John King John W. King | President/Treasurer | email.
I have been a resident of Barron Park since 2003 with my wife Alison and our five children. We have enjoyed being members of the community and our children have attended Barron Park Elementary, Terman Middle and Gunn High schools. I have been a member of the board since 2004 and Treasurer since 2007. I am the neighborhood coordinator of the May Fete celebration. Barron Park is a wonderful place to live.
photo of Richard Elder Richard Elder | Past-President | email.
Board member since 2014. My wife Linda and I have been Barron Park residents for over 20 years. We also maintain the Bol Park kiosk.
Lisa Berkowitz Landers | Membership | email.
Resident of Barron Park since 1998 and worked in Palo Alto since 1989. Two children attended Barron Park Elementary School and graduated from Gunn. Board member since 2013.
photo of Maurice Green Maurice “Maury” Green | Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Zoning and Land Use, Webmaster| email.
Maury was a medical laboratory director at hospitals in the U.S. and Israel. After retirement he returned to his interests in photography, video production and computers, leading the Stanford Palo Alto Users Group and developing websites for non-profits. He and his wife have lived in Barron Square for 27 years..
Photo of Christian Kalar Christian Kalar | Parks & Creeks | email.
On the Board since 1998.
Doug Burns | PAN Liaison |
On the Board since 2019
Gwen Luce | Welcoming Committee | email.
My Committee prepares and distributes Welcoming Packets delivered to new residents by their Barron Park neighbors. I’m the BPA Newsletter proofreader, a liaison to the BPA Senior Lunch Group and BPA Happy Hour. I’m a Cool Block Volunteer and Block Preparedness Coordinator for Environmental Volunteer Services. I have helped organize our Holiday Caroling Party and hosted the BPA late summer Welcoming Gatherings. I’ve been a BPA Board member since 1992 and a Barron Park resident since 1991

Kellie Stafford |  Events Chair | email

Kellie was born and raised in Barron Park. She is the 4th generation Palo Alto resident living in the house she grew up in. The oldest of three siblings and the oldest of 15 grandchildren, she decided to have dogs instead of kids. Other than walking her two dogs, she likes to garden, be in or by any body of water, loves to travel, go to theater productions, visit historical sites, volunteer, and shop.

photo of Jaya Pandey Jaya Pandey | Environmental Issues | email.
We have been Barron Park residents since 2011. I enjoy walking around Bol Park and love seeing Niner and Perry (hidden gems of Palo Alto). Outside Barron Park, me and my family like spending time in Downtown Palo Alto and appreciating the nature around our area. Our son graduated from Gunn in 2014 and daughter is currently a Sophomore at Gunn.
photo of Myrna Rochester Myrna Rochester | Newsletter Editor | email.
I’ve lived in Barron Park since 1977, raising three kids through Creekside, Juana Briones, JLS and Gunn. I taught French language and literature at the college level before switching to a career in foreign language textbook writing and publishing. Joining the BPA Board in 2016 and working on our newsletter is giving me an extraordinary new view of our unique neighborhood and its neighbors.
photo of Paul Yang Paul Yang | Business Liaison | email.
My wife Merelie and I have been a Barron Park resident since 2007. Our two children currently attend Gunn High School and Terman Middle School, and both have attended Juana Briones Elementary. I have been a BPA Board Member since 2016.
photo of Douglas Graham


Douglas Graham | Historian (non-voting board member) | email.
BP resident since 1971, board member 1978-98, associate member since 1998, served as President, Secretary-Treasurer and various committee chairs. Founded Creek Committee 1978 and BPA Newsletter 1986. Four-decade career in pharmaceutical R&D, taught project management ten years for U.C. Berkeley Extension. Married with son and daughter who attended Juana Briones, JLS and Gunn