Barbara Jean McDaniel Ray, Ph.D.
As a founding member of Progressive Healthcare Providers, Barbara has been involved with the organization since 1990. She serves as the Board Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Barbara brings her talents to the organizational areas of corporate compliance, electronic communication, nonprofit management, public-private partnership development, urban policy analysis, residential quality of life issues and urban transportation. Barbara is the informal historian of the organization.
Barbara has earned the following degrees (all while raising 4 boys): B.S. in 1970 Urban Life (Human Resources) Georgia State College; M.S. in 1972 Urban Studies (Human Resources) Georgia State University; Ph.D. in 1980, Sociology (Demography and Complex Organization), Emory University. She has been retired since 1999 and is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
Barbara has served on the Progressive Healthcare Providers’ Board of Directors since 1990.