Barbara had a 40-year nursing career in acute care hospital settings in the GTA. She is a nationally certificated expert in perioperative nursing practice. During her career she managed surgical suite operations, capital planning, evaluation and device procurement in hospitals. Once she returned to Prince Edward County. she spent six years as a home visiting nurse. She served a term as Municipal Councillor in Prince Edward County. Barb is a member of the Rotary Club of Picton and is a Paul Harris Fellow. She is a counsellor for the Rotary Youth Exchange program; has volunteered at Residential Hospice Prince Edward; Reaching for Rainbows; Friends of PEC Health Services; and Save the Lighthouses. She is President and Chair of the Board of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. Barb is also the Charter President of the PROBUS Club of Prince Edward County. She enjoys travelling, exercise routines, kayaking, walking, and outdoor activities.