Barbara A. Canines Owens is a dedicated community leader and philanthropist. She is a fierce advocate for equality and education with a passion for children and Women’s rights. Barbara began her career in financial services at Chemical Bank in Treasury Services as an Account Specialist responsible for the most significant customer relationships. Then she transitioned to healthcare as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the Burnt Tavern Nursing Home in Ocean County. After a successful career, Barbara accepted to the most significant role in her life – raising four wonderful children who are all now successful adults. Barbara is an active member of The Links, Inc and Zonta International and a former member of Jack and Jill of America. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Manna House in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey. Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Colorado Technical University.
Overview: In the spirit of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s Four for the Future platform, influential married couples will share their experience about love and relationship and focus on family matters based on Mentoring, Education, Health and Wellness, and Economic Empowerment. The couples will also address salient issues on leadership and spirituality and the impact it has had on their success in marriage.