Barbara Mackenzie is a native of Indiana, graduate of the University of California Irvine, and 40-year resident of Rohnert Park. She enjoyed a three-decade career in medical management and administration, including many years at Santa Rosa OB/GYN Medical Group, and the Sonoma County Medical Association. A lifelong library lover, she served on the board of Friends of the Rohnert Park/Cotati Library for nine years, and was appointed to the Rohnert Park Library Advisory Board in 2012. She has been involved in many special events and activities in support of the library through both these organizations. A community member of the St. Joseph Health System Hospices Advisory Board, Barbara is also on its executive committee and Long Range Planning Committee. Prior to her Library Commission appointment, Barbara was active with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State University, and served as advisory board member, ambassador, Science Club co-founder and student field trip organizer. Barbara is an amateur genealogist and photographer, and other favorite activities include exploring parks and cities, and attending arts, music, community activities, and reading. She and her husband Jake have enjoyed the company of many cats and dogs over the years, and visit their human extended families in the US and UK as they find the time. Barbara represents the City of Rohnert Park on the Library Commission.