“Barbara is a creative leader and consultant who designs, implements and evaluates diverse health care initiatives that represent the member stakeholders within the communities they are intended to serve.
I have personally witnessed Barbara help improve the health of communities through sustainable relationships, deep listening and skillful navigation. I have seen large health care organizations, local non-profits, colleges/universities and other agencies work closely with Barbara as she builds strategic, sustainable bridges that span Hmong, Latino/Hispanic, Somali, East African and broad interfaith communities.
Our first collaboration took place 20 years and resulted in a large, interdisciplinary multicultural conference for professionals on end-of-life health issues in the Twin Cities. I was hooked! Barbara’s inclusive leadership approach, focus on quality results, integrity and spirit carried the day. In her most recent role at Honoring Choices Minnesota, Barbara guided navigation of difficult advance care planning and end-of-life care conversations within diverse populations. This has resulted in slow, culture change through ongoing end-of-life care dialogue and critical conversations.”
Elizabeth C. Walker Anderson, JD
Equitable Care System Director, HealthEast Care System