Barbara is a native Californian but spent much of her early years in Connecticut. She moved to Bandera County in 2007. After college, she worked as a paralegal for various law firms for over 16 years. For 5 years she was a board member for a local non-profit, which raised money for the local schools wishing to provided art and music to their students. In addition, she was involved with local organization's 3 year legal effort to stop development in a water scarce area. This action was heard by the California. She has taught decorative painting for 20 years and is a landscape/grisaille artist. Since moving to Bandera County, she has been involved with Crossways, Int., a non-profit that ,amongst other things, provides funds to drill for water, build orphanages, and schools around the world. She has traveled to various locations in South America and Africa to support this organization. Her journey with the clinic began in 2008 volunteering to work in the front office. Not long after she was asked to become a Board member. Her hope is that any skills that she may possess can in some small way benefit the clinic and it's mission to provide free medical care to Bandera County. She has been hugely impressed with the passion the Clinic staff and volunteers demonstrate every day to provide this care to the community. That passion spurs her on to do whatever she can to assist the clinic in its very important and needed work.