Barb Collins has 30 years of professional experience in board development and nonprofit administration. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Gerontology, a multidisciplinary study of aging, Barb began her career in management and public relations for a retirement community in Blacksburg, VA. Ensuing positions took her north to Minnesota and Wisconsin where roles in fundraising, development and alumni relations at William-Mitchell College of Law and St. Norbert College gave her extensive experience organizing, managing and working with boards. In 1993, fueled by a bedrock change in her life priorities, she shifted gears and worked in consulting where she spent six years working with non-profits on strategic and development planning. It was her first step toward fulfilling a growing need to do something impactful. In 2003, a casual invitation to a potluck supper celebrating Marsha Wallace's birthday started a movement that is changing the world. Barb lives in Greenville, SC, where she has focused her efforts on growing Dining for Women, and being an active volunteer in her community, working with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Carolina, and a past member of the Parent Council at Furman University. In 2014, Barb was named an Everyday Freedom Hero by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.