Dr. Barbara McCullough has been the Executive Director of Brighter Beginnings since 1996. She has over 30 years of experience in non-profit management and has a deep love for parent and child health and community development. She has a Doctorate in Psychology from the Wright Institute and has considerable years of experience designing, funding and implementing programs that improve access through creating coordinated systems for families. She has expertise in the area of health promotion, mental health and family strengthening services. Dr. McCullough has been the Principal Investigator for multiple Federal research grants in the fields of Substance Abuse Prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and Teen Pregnancy prevention.