About the Author

Barb retired to Frederick after a 40 year career in disability services and advocacy. With degrees in recreation therapy and vocational rehabilitation counseling, she has expertise in federal disability policy related to employment, education, healthcare and civil rights, as well as non-profit administration, community integration and group facilitation. She was the first director of a wheelchair division included in a major road race, led the effort to bring the Paralympic Games to the U.S. and served on the leadership staff of the '96 Paralympic Games, VSA arts and Easter Seals. A speaker and writer, other interests include travel, hiking, biking, running and quilting. She and her husband live in downtown Frederick and have four grown children. She's a board member of the Student Homeless Initiative Partnership, the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination and Envision Frederick County, and co-founder of the Multifaith Alliance of Climate Stewards of Frederick County. She's a member of the Frederick Steeplechasers, the Catoctin Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.

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#Climate Stewards Pledge

We must walk more gently on the Earth. Households in the United States emit an average of 21.5 metric tons of carbon per year – almost 5 times the global average. Our goal for planetary health should be closer to … [Read more...]

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Connect with the Multi-faith Alliance of Climate Stewards of Frederick County

The Multi-faith Alliance of Climate Stewards (MACS) of Frederick County is made up of individuals and faith communities who are called to act on climate. As people of faith, it is our moral duty to learn more about … [Read more...]