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Author, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur, National and International Motivational Speaker, Educator, Lecturer, Seminar Presenter, Consultant, and Radio Talk-Show Host.
Author of the exciting books – And Still, I Cry; Yes You Can; and Eyes of the Beholder, Barbara is the president, owner, and founder of Strategies, Tactics, And Results, Associates, Inc., known within the business community as (STAR). STAR is a human resources development and training firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. STAR specializes in training development programs for managers, supervisors, and non-supervisory employees. STAR develops and implements Employee Assistance Programs, self-development programs, small business management training, and in-home health care services.

Barbara is also the founder and Executive Director of SelfPride, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides case management, community-based residential living arrangements and 24-hour direct care services to people with developmental disabilities.

Named in “Personalities of America: Fourth Edition,” Barbara is a free-lance writer with several published articles to her credit. She is presently working on a fourth book for children.

Barbara is a 1995 winner of the National Avon and SBA Women of Enterprise Award; a 1996 inductee into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame; a 1996 Baltimore City WBE/MBE for the month of February, and a 1996 honoree of the National Business League and the Small Business Administration’s 1999 Welfare-to-Work Entrepreneur. She was awarded the Keys to Cities in three different states, by the Mayors of those cities: Alabama, Tennessee, and South Dakota. She is the past Treasurer of the Association of Minority Women in Contracting, Inc.

Barbara has been an adjunct professor on the faculty of several colleges in Maryland; she taught inmates at Jessup prison for seven years. She is the co-founder and past president of the Minority Women Business Owners Association of Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.; she’s an elected Small Business Advocate, a member of the Maryland Association of Affirmative Action Officers, former president of the International Personnel Management Association, former board member of the William Smith Outreach Center, past president of Blacks in Government of State employees; former member of the Governor’s Black Male Commission on Criminal Justice; member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and host of a weekly radio talk show in Baltimore. She is the first woman and the first African American in Maryland to hold positions of Deputy Administrator of the District Court, the Supreme Bench and the Circuit Court.

Barbara’s educational background includes a B.S. Degree from the University of Baltimore, a Master’s Degree from Coppin State College, a postgraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University, twelve certificates in Management and Supervision from the Management Development Institute and the University of Maryland, and several professional certificates in training from various training institutes. For more information, contact us.