Barbara J. Ratner



Barbara joined CWI in June 2002, after being invited to attend a meeting by the best recruiter in the world, Ruth Nadel. She’s just completed six years as president. Originally from Columbus, OH, she moved to Rockville after living more than 20 years in Tucson, AZ and Newport Beach CA. She operated her own graphic design business for 15 years, retiring when she moved here. In Arizona Barbara participated in political campaigns, was an officer and state representative of her legislative district and president of her homeowner’s association. She served on many boards, including the Tucson/Pima County Women’s Commission, University of Arizona Women’s Studies Department Advisory Council, The Domestic Violence Project and the Tucson Jazz Society. She has four children, Debbie, living in Takoma Park, David in Indianapolis, Barry in Los Angeles and Amy and two grandchildren in Portland OR, where she usually can be found when she’s not here.