Board of Directors
Chair and co-founder
Barb Collins has 30 years of professional experience in board development and nonprofit administration. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Gerontology, a multidisciplinary study of aging, Barb began her career in management and public relations for a retirement community in Blacksburg, VA.
Ensuing positions took her north to Minnesota and Wisconsin where roles in fundraising, development and alumni relations at William-Mitchell College of Law and St. Norbert College gave her extensive experience organizing, managing and working with boards.
In 1993, fueled by a bedrock change in her life priorities, she shifted gears and worked in consulting where she spent six years working with non-profits on strategic and development planning. It was her first step toward fulfilling a growing need to do something impactful. In 2003, a casual invitation to a potluck supper celebrating Marsha Wallace's birthday started a movement that is changing the world.
Barb lives in Greenville, SC, where she has focused her efforts on growing Dining for Women, and being an active volunteer in her community, working with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Carolina, and a past member of the Parent Council at Furman University.
philanthropist and retired nurse with nearly 30 years of experience in
hospital and clinic settings, Anne has devoted both her personal and
professional life to helping women and families through support and
education. Her family foundation, The Tracy Foundation, supports and
strengthens organizations and communities in Brown County, IL, and is a
vehicle for the family's philanthropic interests.
received a B.S. in Psychology from Benedictine University in
Sprintfield, IL, in 2011, completing a degree she began years ago but
back-burnered when she started her family.
has been a chapter leader in Springfield since 2006 and was
instrumental in starting both the Quincy and Chicago chapters. Today
Show viewers were treated to Anne's hospitality when she hosted a
chapter meeting for the televised segment in 2007. She fills a newly
created seat on the board that is dedicated to a representative from the
membership to bring that perspective into the boardroom.
Susan is a full-time volunteer and philanthropist who is very interested in fair trade and empowering women globally. Before devoting her time to volunteer work, Susan spent 13 years with SunTrust Banks in Atlanta, GA, in corporate banking.
One of the leading change agents transforming women’s and girls’ lives across the world, Marsha Wallace is the founder and most public face of Dining for Women. An obstetrics nurse and educator for 20 years, Marsha, a mother of four is a leading proponent for the idea that anyone, right where they are, can powerfully ease poverty, HIV-AIDS, sex trafficking, illiteracy, and other issues that impede the progress and threaten the security of women and girls around the world. Marsha lives in Greenville, SC.
Barbara Wagner joined the faculty of Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University (outside Cincinnati, Ohio) in 2012. She serves as the Director of the Chase Small Business and Non-Profit Law Clinic and Co-Director of the Transactional Law Practice Center. Before joining Chase, Barbara practiced law for over 30 years, including 10 years in private practice and over 20 years with Chiquita Brands International, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.
A graduate of Yale University, Barbara earned an MSBA from Boston University and her law degree from Columbia Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York, Ohio and Kentucky and is a member of the American, Ohio, Kentucky, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Bar Associations. In addition to her work for Dining for Women, Barbara also volunteers as a trustee of her neighborhood homeowners’ association and serves in a variety of alumni capacities for Yale and Columbia. She is married and has two grown children, and has lived in Cincinnati for more than 25 years. She is an avid gardener, photographer and, when she has the time, quilter and scuba diver. Barbara joined the DFW board in 2012.
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