Barb Young - Board Co-Chair
For over two decades, Barb has been a strong advocate for children and families, LGBTQ rights, and integrative healthcare. Barb has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, Affirmation, and the Arizona Interfaith Movement for her passionate work. Including Encircle, her most recent work is being the live event producer for the 2017 LoveLoud festival. Along with her husband, Steve Young, Barb co-chairs the Forever Young Foundation, serving children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing them with academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities. Barb created the foundation’s newest initiative, “Sophie’s Place”: a dedicated music therapy facility in children’s hospitals. Most notably, Barb finds her greatest joy raising four wonderful children, spanning from ages nine to seventeen, to be active, compassionate, thoughtful human beings.