Barbarann currently serves on Upper Darby Township Council. Raised in Delaware County, Barbarann graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1984 and from Harvard University four years later with a degree in Government.
In 2008, Barbarann received Bank of America’s Local Hero Excellence Initiative Award for organizing the grassroots single-stream recycling movement in Upper Darby Township; money from the grant has gone towards buying trees planted in various parks and in parochial, private and district schools.
She is a Board Member of the Darby Creek Valley Association and has been the Volunteer Coordinator for its annual Watershed Wide Clean-Up from 2010-2015 as well as a clean-up captain. Barbarann coached girls’ basketball for St. Bernadette’s CYO program for seven years. She also serves on the Board of Sunshine Arts, a non-profit organization based in Upper Darby.
At Harvard, Barbarann played on the basketball team, winning two Ivy League titles and was named to the All-Ivy League team four times. She then extended her basketball career, playing overseas in Ireland and Germany. Before moving back to the area, she travelled extensively throughout North and Central America, Western Europe and Southern Africa and has lived and worked in San Francisco, Seattle and Valdez, Alaska.
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