Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Barbara Turk has worked as a leader in government and non-profit agencies, an organizational consultant and executive coach, non-profit board member, educator and trainer, policy advocate, journalist, and community activist. She has been a Senior Fellow at Community Resource Exchange since April 2007. Prior to that, Barbara was the Executive Director of the YWCA of Brooklyn. She spent several years in city government, including as Deputy Director for Health and Human Services in the New York City Office of Management and Budget in the administration of Mayor David N. Dinkins. She was also the Director of HIV CARE Services for the Medical and Health Research Association, where she and her colleagues administered federal grant funds to New York City for services for people living with HIV and AIDS. Barbara has serves on the board of Center for Anti-Violence Education. She has also served on the boards of SAGE, Community Resource Exchange, and the Hetrick-Martin Institute, and on the national funding panel of the Astraea Foundation. She has been a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and Hunter College. She is a graduate of Goddard College and holds a Masters Degree in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary.