About the Author
In additon to being a regular QBlog contributor, Barbara brings more than 25 years of executive nonprofit management experience to Q Center’s program as Executive Director. She was the executive director of the LGBTQ Community Center in San Jose, California, was a founding member of the LGBTQ Center in Phoenix, Arizona and also founded the Lesbian Resource Project in Tempe, Arizona. Barbara served as President of the Silicon Valley Association of United Way Agencies and representing more than 1,400 organizations during her time there. Recently, Barbara served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Centers (CenterLink). Additionally, she served as executive director of an international LGBT choral arts organization. On the political front, Barbara led Arizona’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization and was the first open Lesbian to run for public office in Arizona.