Upon the birth of her oldest child, Barbara and her late husband, Bill joined Caroline. Bill was baptized and confirmed at All Saint’s Church in Bayside, Queens. Barbara was baptized and confirmed as a Roman Catholic having been received into the Episcopal Church by Rector Emeritus Paul Wancura in August of 1998.
The family has been active at Caroline for 42 years. Bill was a long serving usher at the 11:00am service before his death. Their children, Bill and Amy were baptized and confirmed here. Both were active participants in Sunday School, Junior Choir and Acolytes, Amy being the first female acolyte. During their youth, Barbara handled the nursery and was a substitute Sunday School teacher.
Foyer groups, Caroline Book Club, Home Bible Study, Episcopal Church Women, Evening Branch and Sonshine ministry are organizations in which she has been active.
Barbara I possesses a BS from Montclair State University and an MS from Columbia University along with other pre-doctoral courses. Professionally, she was a teacher/chair person in NJ public schools before her marriage. Upon relocation to L.I., she joined the faculty of Stony Brook University, teaching in undergraduate courses and mentoring student teachers in several disciplines. She then transferred to Human Resources having responsibilities for several areas as well as being involved with Affirmative Action, before retiring in December 1999 as Assistant Director.
She was recruited by Stony Brook University Hospital becoming a member of the Auxiliary serving as President and presently as First Vice President. These volunteer activities at the Auxiliary focus on facility transition, community outreach and fundraising.
Her last employed position was as the Administrative Manager of a large University Hospital department having just re-retired in October 2015. She has been asked to serve on the Board of Trustees at Gallery North with focus on Facilities, Audit and Human Resources.
Committees: Budget & Finance, Fundraising & Outreach.