Barbara retired to Vero Beach after serving for 35 years as Controller of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) located in Washington, D.C.  AIPAC is a domestic lobby group that lobbies on behalf of American Jews and operates on a budget of approximately one hundred million dollars per year. Graduating with both a BA and MBA in accounting from Strayer University, her retirement volunteer work makes first-hand use of her skills: as, Treasurer of the DEC; Treasurer of the American Association of University Women, Vero Beach; Treasurer of Timber Ridge Condo-Association; and, the Chairman of the Democratic Women’s Club Scholarship Committee.