Ogema, MN—Native Nations Rebuilders Program (cohort 6) - Barb dedicates her work life to ensuring that all children receive high-quality early childhood and child care services. She has worked for the White Earth Nation for 27 years. For the past 20 years, she has served as the administrator for White Earth’s child care and early childhood program. Barb is co-founder of the Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference, Minnesota’s largest brain development conference, which attracts over 800 parents, teachers, social workers and health professionals each year. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed Barb to the Minnesota Early Learning Advisory Committee, and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appointed her to the National Advisory Council on Rural Health and Human Services. While Barb’s work-related education started as an administrative assistant and social worker many years ago, she will complete her undergraduate degree in psychology in May 2015.