Our Team

Barbara Friedman | Human Resources Director

Barbara started her journey with Beit T’Shuvah 15 years ago as a resident. She came from a background of teaching elementary school and remedial reading as well as executive assistant positions. Barbara started working in Beit T’Shuvah’s Development Department 9 years ago, and during that time she earned an MBA in nonprofit management from American Jewish University. She recently transitioned into the Human Resources Department. Keeping up with all 111 staff members (and counting!)—including hiring, orientation, trainings, flu and TB shots, insurance enrollments, etc.—has really enabled Barbara to fully use her natural people skills and her organizational abilities. Recently, keeping the department and staff in line with The Joint Commission standards and practices, as well as federal and state law, has proven to be an exciting challenge. Barbara is eager to continue learning and growing, whatever the next project may be.