Barbara Ceptus Schreiber, PhD (she/her/hers) has dedicated her career to understanding and facilitating connections between community building, racial justice, healing, and love in action. She is a certified Trauma Recovery Coach and experienced facilitator who takes an embodied approach to her work. She began her career in education as a school administrator at EDCO Youth Alternative (EYA), an alternative high school for students returning to school after dropping out. After moving to California to pursue a doctorate in Cultural Studies, she joined Race Forward to help launch Facing Race, the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders. She later moved to Kenya, where she led research efforts for women and girls educational access in Sub Saharan Africa with the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). Prior to working at Kindred, she founded Radical Presence, a coaching practice where she works with trauma survivors to reconnect with their bodies in order to live more present and embodied lives.
Originally from Haiti, Barbara currently lives in Maryland with three amazing little humans and her husband. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Tufts University, and her Masters and PhD at the University of California-Davis.