We are excited to announce that Tabitha Kenlon will join our staff to fill the newly created position of Audio Description Project (ADP) Coordinator. The ADP Coordinator will help facilitate the day-to-day activities of the Audio Description Project program. In this role, Tabitha will report to Clark Rachfal, the Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, and will assist with public policy related to audio description; build and maintain partnerships and relationships with external stakeholders; and advocate to expand access to audio description and the necessary access technologies.
Tabitha is a dedicated member of the ACB community and was drawn to this opportunity due to the unique combination of the arts, advocacy, and accessibility embodied by the Audio Description Project. She has a scholarly background, which includes six years teaching and researching as an assistant professor of English at the American University in Dubai and multiple publications and international conference presentations. Tabitha has earned multiple post-graduate degrees, most recently a Master of Science in International Relations from University College Dublin (Ireland); her thesis focused on the efficacy of the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty.
Tabitha's first day with ACB is Monday, January 9. Please join us in welcoming her to the ACB staff by reaching out to her directly at [email protected].
It is with pleasure that we announce that Jo Lynn Bailey-Page has transitioned from her role as Grant Writer and Audio Description Coordinator to Associate Director of Development. Working with Eric Bridges and Bill Reeder, our Interim Director of Development, Jo Lynn will oversee the operations of development, coordinating fundraising efforts with individuals, foundations, corporations and special events. Jo Lynn brings considerable skill and experience to this new role, most importantly her deep knowledge of ACB and her long relationship with key leaders and staff. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Jo Lynn.