A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, she also holds a Masters degree in psychology and religion from the Andover Newton Theological School.
Barbara has served on the boards of the International Boys Schools Coalition and The Healing Garden, a center for women with breast cancer. She co-facilitated a Domestic Violence support group and has volunteered as a student advisor and a college advisor for Beacon Academy, a gap year program after 8th grade for promising students of color from Boston that prepares them for independent schools. A student of Buddhist psychology and Eastern healing practices, Barbara is also a certified life coach and Reiki master.
As an Affiliate of SSL, Barbara specializes in work on the Return on Character Assessment for school leaders, conducted in conjunction with KRW International.