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Center for Healthy Minds

University of Wisconsin–Madison
625 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703-2637
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Barb Mathison
Executive Director, Center for Healthy Minds & Executive Director and Assistant Secretary, Healthy Minds Innovations

As Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, Barb provides overall management for the Center and collaborates with leadership on strategic planning and implementation, including priorities, funding plans and a global outreach agenda.

She also serves as Executive Director, volunteer officer and Assistant Secretary for Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the mission and vision of the Center for Healthy Minds. As Assistant Secretary, Barb's duties include assisting the Secretary as needed with keeping the minutes and records for the corporation.

Barb has more than 25 years of administrative leadership roles and experience on non-profit boards. Previously, she served in executive director roles in oncology, integrative medicine, women’s health service and community health.

She has a deep commitment to fostering high-functioning teams within a culture of compassion and continues as a student of meditative/contemplative practices.


M.A., Community Health, University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse