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President International Pain Foundation, Author, 850+ media appearances, Webfluential Verified Content Creator

San Tan Valley, AZ


I advocate for all challenged with chronic pain as well as their family, caregivers, healthcare professionals & public. My speaking engagements, media interviews, and books on chronic pain inspire patient engagement filled with HOPE & motivation. I have been battling chronic pain since 1997. First with endometriosis. Then in 2002, I developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), RA, hypothyroid, migralepsy, TMJ and more. My content creation offers practical advice, tips and tricks for better daily living and resolutions to the challenges of living with chronic pain. I have had a medical journey with twist and turns and now educate others on navigating the minefield of the healthcare system. I serve on multiple pain advisory boards and coalitions. WEGO Awards 2012 Ms Congeniality, 2016 Lifetime Achievement, 2016 Best Team Performance. For more information on me check out

AVAILABILITY: less than 10 hours/week

Industry Experience
Entertainment Healthcare - Advocacy Healthcare - Fitness Healthcare - Medical Devices Healthcare - Pharmaceutical Healthcare - Policy Healthcare - Research Healthcare - Telemedicine Healthcare- Payer Legal Other
Areas Of Expertise
Blogger Business Development Editor Event Planner Health Data Tracking Influencer Marketing Marketing Mobile App Design Mobile App Development Online Moderation Operations Peer Support Product & App Testing Project Management Public Relations Reporter Social Media Social Networking Strategy
Health Perspective
Patient Advocate Other
Health Conditions
Alternative Medicine Arthritis Autoimmune Diseases Breast Cancer Caregiving Chronic Illness Clinical Trials Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Depression Dystonia Endometriosis Epilepsy Eye Health/Diseases Food Allergy Gastrointestinal Diseases Heart Disease IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Learning Disorders Migraine Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain) Rare Diseases Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Thyroid Diseases Ulcerative Colitis Women's Health
November 2006 – Present

Advise the Board, Advocate and promotes organization change related to the organizations mission, Supports motivation of employees in organization products, programs and operations, Ensures staff and Board have sufficient and up-to-date information, Look to the future for change opportunities, Interfaces, Formulates policies and planning recommendations to the Board , Decides courses of action in operations by staff, Oversees operations of organization, Implements plans, Manages human resources of organization, Manages financial and physical resources, Assists in the selection and evaluation of board members


Conduct legal research. Draft legal documents and correspondence. Author and sign correspondence provided the legal assistant status is clearly indicated and the correspondence does not contain independent legal opinions or legal advice. Conduct client interviews and maintain general contact with the client. Conduct investigations and statistical and documentary research.

August 1994 – December 2005

Manage a staff of 40 employees. Plan, staff, and coordinate all Cheertec cheerleading events. Perform administrative and legal tasks pertinent to managing a small business. Head trainer for all instructional and judging staff. Create and choreograph original Cheertec program material. Teach curriculum to cheerleaders within the school system as well as to individuals in private programs. Administer a yearly scholarship competition for cheerleaders & head safety judge for competitions. Computer skills applied everyday of work, Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, Net Objects Fusion, Page Maker, Illustrator, and Outlook.

Head Spirit Program Coach at Washington State University


Responsible for the coordination, coaching and administration of the Spirit Squads (cheer and dance) and Mascot programs. Including scheduling, conducting practices, choreography, travel, budget requests and overseeing daily and game/ event functions of squads, ordering uniforms and supplies, writing and distribution of rules and regulations manual. This position is full time with benefits. Computer skills applied everyday of work, Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, Net Objects Fusion, Page Maker, Illustrator, and Outlook. Coached at 2 Rose Bowls and The Sun Bowl.

Cheer Instructor at Eastern Cheerleaders Association
March 1989 – August 1994

Served as a cheerleading and dance instructor. Choreographed cheers and dance routines, which were then demonstrated and taught to students. Performed dance and cheer routines for students to demonstrate proper cheering techniques. Traveled to East Coast schools to conduct training seminars on proper cheering and dancing techniques. Motivated students and their coaches to maintain a positive high energy level. Served as a positive role model for students. Judge for national cheerleading and dance competitions. Maintained scheduling of camps and events, insure proper staffing coverage of events and communication effectively to students and team coaches.

Bachelors, Social Psychology
George Mason University
August 1991 – July 1994
Fairfax, VA, United States

Other, Psychology
Richard Bland Junior College of the College of William & Mary
August 1990 – July 1991
Petersburg, VA, United States

  • Top Priority? Prescription Adherence

    07/06/2017 - 07/13/2017


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    $200.00 earned

    Fast, efficient and on-point. Thanks Barby!

  • Patient Interviews: What Can Pharma Companies Do Better?

    08/07/2017 - 08/16/2017


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    $100.00 earned

  • Social Media Master Needed to Promote Patient Advocacy Summit

    08/16/2017 - 10/30/2017


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    $295.00 earned

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