Barb MacLean

Biography

Barb MacLeanAs the Executive Director with FCBC for the past 16 years, and in the non-profit and government sectors for over 20 years, Barb has championed large scale change in support of families and people living with a range of challenges to be supported and respected – the basis of the person-and-family-centered philosophy. With FCBC she has been instrumental in implementing “caregiver friendly” approaches in health care, seeing firsthand the positive shift from their invisibility to becoming visible partners in care. FCBC has supported hundreds of projects – research and community based – to include the voices of caregivers. She brings personal experience to her caregiving-focused work after joining her family in her mother’s cancer journey and end-of-life care. Barb has a BA from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. She sits on many national, provincial and regional committees including: Doctors of BC Shared Care; Coordinating Complex Care for Older Adults, CBSS Leadership Council, BC Council to Reduce Elder Abuse, BC Ministry of Health Patients as Partners and a number of Canadian research committees such as Age Well and the Canadian Frailty Network, Citizen Engagement. Barb enjoys ongoing learning and spending time with her family unplugged, outside and traveling whenever possible.