Barbara is a community activist, particularly interested in issues of economic, environmental, political and social justice. She has held leadership positions in the PTA, NAACP, Friends of the Kayaderosseras, MLK Planning Committee, Saratoga EOC, the Mayor’s Seniors Advisory Committee. For more than 20 years she was the president of the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County, and currently serves on its steering committee. She is the LWVNY Women’s Issues Specialist.

Barbara has an A.A. Liberal Arts from Queens College; a B.A. in sociology/anthropology from Rider College (NJ), and a M.S. in elementary education from the College of St. Rose. Barbara was Director of Outreach, Clinic Director in Saratoga and Glens Falls, and then Executive Director of Southern Adirondack Planned Parenthood. She worked with the developmentally challenged and traumatically brain injured in a day habilitation program and taught in area schools.

Barbara grew up in Queens, riding the buses and subways from the time she was twelve. She moved (along with her late husband of 54 years, a meteorologist) to South Carolina, Newfoundland, Montana and Pennsylvania before moving to Saratoga County in 1971. She moved into Saratoga Springs in 2013, within walking distance of Broadway. One of her four sons and her 3 grandchildren live in Saratoga Springs, too.