Barbara provides leadership for DRW’s work in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is involved with policy and systems advocacy on a range of issues including Medicaid, long term care, mental health, childrens services, and transportation. She staffs the DRW PAIMI Advisory Council and the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force.
Barbara became involved in the disability rights movement because of her own family’s experience with the institutional bias of our health care and long term support system. She has a strong commitment to increasing access and tearing down barriers for underserved families and children.