Barb 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, 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 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.