Barbara L. Edwards is a graduate of Fisk University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She later attended Atlanta University, receiving a Masters degree in Social Work and Columbia University, School of Law, receiving a Doctorate in Jurisprudence. As an educator, she was on the graduate faculty of New York University, Columbia University and Fordham University, teaching Social Work and Law.
Barbara is a Senior Partner with Weinburger, Kaplan, Wilson and Edwards. She became President of the Center for Interdisciplinary Services (CIS), a minority controlled management consulting group after the death of her husband. She leads a team of professionals in planning and implementing services to organizations seeking to respond to the changing needs of their consumers.
She is active in several charitable and civic organizations and is President of Westchester County Chapter of Women in Action, Inc. She is the immediate past President of the Westchester County Chapter of the Links, Inc. She is also a member of the New York Chums where she served as Vice President. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and an organizer of The Renaissance Group, which is dedicated to exposing youth to the arts.
During the span of her professional career, Barbara has received numerous awards and honors for her outstanding leadership. Her publications include: “The Legal Rights of Special Education Students”, “Multicultural Relationships-The Comfort Zone”, “The Assessment of Social Functioning” and “The Impact of Racism: Is it Skin Deep?” Barbara has been featured in Black Enterprise and is also a contributing writer to Westchester Magazine.