Barbara retired in 2013 as the director of the NICU at Cook Children’s Medical Center after 27 years and is one of the founding partners for Synova Associates.
Although retired, Barbara is still active in her profession. She recently rotated off of the Perinatal Advisory Council, which has been charged by the Texas State Legislature to develop standards of care, as well as a designation process for both Perinatal Units and NICU’s in the state. In addition, she is an ex officio member and past president of the Texas Perinatal Association.
Barbara has been involved with the NICU Leadership Forum since the first meeting in 1996 and enjoys planning all the social events for both the NICU and Perinatal Leadership Forums.