Barbara sits on the Executive Board of the Palm Springs Art Museum where she served as a docent for 18 years. She is past president of the Museum Associates Council and has acted as chair for key Museum fundraising events. In addition, Barbara is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Jewish Family Service of the Desert, where she has served as Honorary Chair of their gala, One Night Only, since its inception. Barbara zealously supports Equality California, Sunshine Circle, the Jewish Federation, and the Human Rights Campaign among other worthy charities, and has also served on the Board of Trustees of the McCallum Theatre. Barbara co-chaired 7 of the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards galas with her inimitable co-chair Jim Casey and team and also co-chairs Dinner At My Place with the fabulous Steve Kaufer. Barbara is co-founder of Book to Screen for the Palm Springs International Film Festival with 100 Women member Susan Rosser. Barbara and her husband, Jerry, own LULU, a California bistro in Palm Springs.