Barbara has more than 40 years of experience in public safety communications and public administration holding a position at the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) since 1993. She is a Past President of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and holds the Emergency Number Professional (ENP) Certification. Barbara is also a member of the National Association of State 9-1-1 Administrators (NASNA) and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. As the State 9-1-1 Administrator, she is responsible for administering the funding for 9-1-1 emergency call taking services. The program supports the cost of 9-1-1 wireline and wireless networks as well as call taking equipment with maintenance components for 9-1-1 centers in the state.