Barbara is a professional, visionary leader in the fund development industry with dynamic interpersonal, relationship building and networking skills. She has an innate ability to inspire, mentor and lead staff and volunteers.
As a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals serving on their Board of Directors in Calgary, she obtained her Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2002. She is a graduate of the AFP Faculty Training Academy giving her the opportunity to share her development knowledge with others in courses such as the Fundamentals of Fundraising, CFRE Survey Course and to facilitate CFRE study groups.
Barbara held a national position with the Canadian Diabetes Association as Senior Manager, Major and Planned Gifts in Calgary, Alberta prior to moving to Victoria, BC where she now resides. She joined the University of Victoria in 2009 holding progressively more responsible positions culminating as Director, Principal Gifts & Campaigns. With an extensive background in the non-profit industry, she has worked in fund development over 25 years and is presently a consultant in the field.
Barbara held Board positions in Victoria with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners - Vancouver Island RoundTable, the Victoria Brain Injury Society and is presently the Regional Chair for Vancouver Island for Diabetes Canada.
She is married to Mike, has three daughters and four grandchildren, all of whom, she is delighted to say, are living in Victoria on Vancouver Island.