Liaison member: Brenda Barker, M Ed - TIPQC Project Manager and Improvement Advisor
Regional Advisory Committee Compositions
Brenda Barker, M Ed
TIPQC Project Director & Improvement Advisor
Brenda Barker joined TIPQC as the full time Project Manager in 2008 and is currently the Project Director & Improvement Advisor.
Brenda has been an educator, speaker, author, counselor, and for 14 years has worked in international medical relief and adoptions as the Southeast Regional Director of one of the largest US children's humanitarian organizations, overseeing four US offices and a team in 11 states.
has worked extensively around the world with government officials and orphanages, and at-risk children and their families.
is also involved with the March of Dimes, Vermont Oxford Network, Davidson County Fetal Infant Review Community Action Team, and a Sunday School teacher.
, was selected Ambassador of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and her
family was honored as the Family of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
, and well as the The Family of the Year in 2007 by the State of TN.
Brenda has been an activist on women's and children's issues, serving on President Carter's National Advisory Committee for Women, and a recipient of a US Congressional Award in 2001.
brings the family perspective to TIPQC
as a parent of three premies, including twin daughters, and as a parent of a son who won a hard fought six year battle with leukemia following a successful bone marrow transplant.
Brenda received her Masters in Education from University of North Texas, her Improvement Advisor certificate from IHI, and is currently pursuing a MBA in Healthcare.
Brenda lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with her
husband and their international family of 9 children who were adopted from India, China, Latvia, Vietnam, and Ethiopia.