Barbara Hays

Profile Updated: April 8, 2014
Barbara Hays
Residing In: The Villages, FL USA
Children: Jessica, age 29
Yes! Attending Reunion
What Village do you live in?

Cottages of Summerchase

Where were you working when you retired, and what was your position?

Northern Virginia Community College
Springfield, Virginia

full time - Health Information Management Program
Medical Education Campus

What have you been doing since you retired?

*Educators Retired Club - 3 years President, currently Program Committee Co-Chairman
*Guardian ad Litem - Sumter County Court System
*New Covenant United Methodist Church - team leader Congregational Health, Stephen Minister, member home communion team, sound/light technician in multimedia
*Stage manager and sound technician at different times for several theatrical groups in The Villages
*Water aerobics
*Book club member

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I love water aerobics and can usually be found in a Villages pool 6 days a week. Most people do not know that I worked in community theatre in Washington, DC area as a light and sound technician. Once upon a time you could find me up high on a catwalk positioning lights or crawling across a stage reconnecting sound wiring.

Professionally I had the honor of serving on a team that went to China to lecture to physicians in three sites (Citizens Ambassador Program upon invitation of the Chinese Medical Association). I also had the wonderful experience of teaching clinical data coding and reimbursement one summer at Landstuhl Medical Base in Germany. At NOVA I was part of a team that introduced virtual interactive classes throughout the 6 campus system. When I taught at George Washington University part-time, I helped introduce quality assurance into the medical school curriculum. Most of my career was working in healthcare sites but the last 12 years of working I taught the next generation of healthcare professionals.