Barbara Snyder

Barbara joined the University of Phoenix as the Phoenix Campus Director in 2017. Previously she spent sixteen years serving as a director at Arizona State University. She has a blend of academic and community based experience, having been a case researcher at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida, a national advisory member for the Audubon Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society, a governing board member of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, a grant reviewer for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a Technical Assistance Program Consultant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

She has provided Technical Assistance nationwide on diverse issues such as children’s mental health, state system change, non-profit capacity building, and forecasting social system financial liabilities. Her national work (funded by both SAMHSA and the Annie Casey Foundation) has been noted as a best practice by the American Institutes for Research’s Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice. Barbara is also a Registered Nurse with multistate compact, speaks Spanish, and is involved in many local activities including Commissioner for the City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission. Barbara has two undergraduate degrees from ASU (BA Religious Studies, BSN Nursing), and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She has been enrolled in a PhD program in ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovations where she won two national fellowships.

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