Barbara was born in Reno, but has called Austin home since 1966. As a National Social Security Adviser, she helps families navigate the complexities of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. She has helped families obtain SSI benefits, open an ABLE account to maximizing the SSI benefit, appeal a notice of overpayment and create a special needs long term plan for their loved ones across Texas and the United States. Also as a Certified Senior Advisor, Barbara brings a broad base of experience in planning for and meeting the needs of families and adults with intellectual disabilities.
With a background in estate planning and probate, Barbara applies extensive knowledge of both legal and medical considerations required in the process of long-term planning. Barbara has worked for Marbridge Foundation for over eight years in the Admission Department and as Director of Admissions. In that role she has assisted families in Texas, nationally and internationally with developing life planning options for individuals with intellectual disabilities.