Envision Frederick County welcomes Barb Trader to our Board of Directors!

I am very pleased to announce the addition of Barb Trader to the Board of Directors of Envision Frederick County.

Since almost the day after Barb and her husband moved to the City of Frederick, Barb has truly exemplified the sort of personal engagement in our community that Envision Frederick County was established to encourage and support.

In addition, she brings years of practical and relevant experience and expertise to our board, and we’re thrilled that she is motivated to be a part of Envision Frederick County.

Barb TraderBarb retired to Frederick, with her husband, Mark Gregory, 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, her other interests include travel, hiking, biking, running, quilting, environmental stewardship and local political engagement.

She and her husband live in downtown Frederick and have four grown children in Maryland and Virginia. She’s a board member of the Student Homeless Initiative Partnership, the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination and now Envision Frederick County. She is also a 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.

If you are or get involved in a range of issues in Frederick County, there’s a good chance you have seen or met Barb, as she seems to be everywhere!