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Barbara Nicholson, Vice President

BA degree from Wilmington College

Summer of '71 Black cultural sensitivity training at Martin Center, now Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana. This was the most practical & helpful training I had for my work in the inner city.

MSW degree Indiana University Graduate School of Social Service, ACSW 1975, Adjunct Faculty Member of IU Grad School of Social Service, Field Supervisor Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

Thirteen years as School Social Worker/Truant Officer Indianapolis Public Schools and social worker at Learning Center for Pregnant Girls.

Industrial Psychotherapist for Supportive Systems in Indianapolis, IN and private practice for one year.

Medical Social Worker serving Neurosurgery, Orthopedic & Plastic Surgery at IU Medical Center for two years.

Set up Social Work Dept for federally funded literacy program (CETA) at Indianapolis University/Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN.

I have also worked in juvenile corrections in OHIO and clerked at the OSU Law School. My husband David & I have been active in civic affairs and raised our three daughters in Indianapolis, IN before retiring to Florida as snowbirds in 1994 and becoming permanent FL residents in 2002 when we moved to Sun City Center. I took Mediation Training at the Southshore Community Justice Center in Ruskin, FL. David & I organized the Tampa4Kucinich and the SCC4Kucinich campaigns and hosted Kucinich volunteers in our home during the last presidential campaign.

See also: Gray-haired rebels with a cause - St. Pete Times
Florida's Activist of the Month, Feb 2006 - The Sun State Activist
Social Security speech - Librarian 2 blog