Barb MacLean

Executive Director, Family Caregivers of British Columbia

As the executive director at Family Caregivers of British Columbia (FCBC), Barb has championed large scale change in support of families and people living with a range of challenges — the basis of the person-and-family-centered philosophy. With FCBC, she has been instrumental in implementing caregiver-friendly approaches in health care, seeing firsthand the positive shift when becoming visible partners in care. She brings personal experience to her caregiving-focused work after joining her family in her mother’s cancer journey and end-of-life care.

Barb has a BA from the University of British Columbia and a master’s of arts in leadership and training from Royal Roads University. She sits on many national, provincial and regional committees including, Doctors of B.C. Shared Care, Coordinating Complex Care for Older Adults, CBSS Leadership Council, B.C. Council to Reduce Elder Abuse, BC Ministry of Health Patients as Partners and a number of Canadian research committees (i.e. Age Well and the Canadian Frailty Network, Citizen Engagement).

Barb enjoys ongoing learning and spending time with her family unplugged, outside and traveling whenever possible.