Deputy to the Vice President of Policy and Campaigns
"Since my first picket line at 15 years of age, I have always wanted to make the world a better place. Oxfam’s focus on poverty, rights and injustice makes it my choice to fight for that better world."
Barbara joined Oxfam in 2010, relocating to Washington from Atlanta after a 15-year career at CARE. She oversees Oxfam's DC Office, the division’s campaign Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning function, and the largest ever Oxfam-wide policy and advocacy grant—the $17 million Global LEAP award from the Gates Foundation.
While at CARE, Barbara held a variety of positions, including Director of Internal Communications for the 13,000-strong CARE USA staff, Coordinator for Special Projects for the Executive Office—which included an assessment of local African partnerships and the exploratory mission that resulted in opening CARE Brazil—and Director of Program Services and Information, where she created the first team for large foundation fundraising. Prior to CARE, Barbara was a correspondent for The Financial Times and an editor for National Public radio.