_Barbara was nominated by her employer, Mary Lang of WoodGreen
Community Services, in Toronto. In 500 words, Mary was able to introduce
PSNO to a compassionate, ethical and client-centered personal support
professional. In the field for 20 years, Barbara faces the unique
challenges of working in the community and with "difficult-to-serve"
Barbara has been a preceptor, oriented new staff,
provided input on policy / program development, PSW working conditions
and participates on WoodGreen's "Best Practices for Personal Support
Housing" Committee. She is viewed as a positive influence for change and
can always be counted on to look for ways to make new ideas work.