Barbara is a seasoned communications, marketing and event management professional, who possesses over 25 years experience primarily in the not-for-profit sector: most notably, in higher education, mental health and disadvantaged children. She has consulted with/worked for major charities like World Vision Canada, for associations like the Council of Ontario Universities, and for Ontario ministries including Education and Labour. Her expertise includes branding, key messaging, promotional campaigns and advocacy initiatives. Her beliefs are rooted in the notion of a civil society and is an advocate for fairness, equity and inclusivity. Her passions include animals, literature and all things theatre!