Retired; Superintendent, Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
Barbara retired from the National Park Service in 2014 after a 33-year career covering all facets of protected area land management—the last 17 years as superintendent of Jacksonville’s national preserve, the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. She helped plan activities jointly with international partners at cultural and historic areas of international significance for programs in several countries such as Costa Rica, Honduras, Venezuela, India, and Pakistan. Barbara received her BA in Outdoor Recreation Administration from California State University, San Diego, and her MA in Counseling from California State University, Fresno. She attended NOVA Southeastern University for doctoral studies.
Barbara has served on non-profits such as the Girl Scout Board of Directors Gateway Council as well as national and international park ranger associations, and was a member of Leadership Jacksonville Class 2002. Barbara’s many honors include Jacksonville City Council Commendation 2015; City of Jacksonville Mayor’s Environmental Stewardship Award 2015; National Park Service, Southeast Region, Superintendent of the Year 2014 award; and Department of Justice Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer 2013 award.