Barbara J. Spinelli is a former finance industry leader, now a career consultant assisting people in finding and fortifying their career path. She is also the co-chairperson of a community business center supporting the development and growth of new and existing small businesses. She holds a B.A. from Adelphi University and a Master’s degree in Organizational Counseling from New York Institute of Technology.

Barbara has always balanced her professional life with her creative enterprises. As a prolific published poet, she has hosted numerous poetry events in a variety of settings. She has also collaborated on documentaries supporting children’s causes and hosts a regular memoir group since 2014, producing anthologies showcasing the member’s works.

Barbara also is a successful mixed media artist who has had her works exhibited in several venues and had a one-woman show sponsored by the Long Island Artists Council of Freeport, NY.