Barb has extensive experience as a leader in the primary and community health and social services sector. Barb has been in management and leadership roles in the sector for the past seventeen years. Prior to leadership employment positions she worked many years as a registered nurse in the mental health area.
Barb is currently employed as the CEO of Corstorphine Baptist Community Trust, an Incorporated Charitable Trust that offers a range of community-based and residential support services for adults, youth and children affected by mental health and disability.
She has a history of appointments as a community member of health advisory panels and she is currently the Chair of the Strengthening Families Operations Group, the Chair of the Dunedin and South Otago Mental Health and Addictions Network, a member of Alliance South Mental Health and Addictions Network. She has previously been a Board Member of Youthline Otago and served on a primary school Board of Trustees.
Barb is passionate about facilitating change and empowering individuals to achieve their full potential. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, getting out on her road bike and playing around with photography.